Economic Policy

UK envoy tips trade deal with Australia months after Brexit

Sep 18, 2019

Britain's top trade envoy says she expects to strike a free trade deal with Australia within months of leaving the European Union

Democrats push ahead with short-term bill to avoid shutdown

Sep 17, 2019

Democrats controlling the House are keeping a short-term, government-wide spending measure that's needed to prevent a government shutdown free of controversy

Japanese officials cautious on prospects for US trade deal

Sep 17, 2019

Japanese officials cautious on prospects for US trade deal promised by Trump

US, China exchange goodwill gesture ahead of trade talks

Sep 13, 2019

US, China exchange goodwill gestures ahead of October trade talks

US long-term mortgage rates rise, with 30-year at 3.56%

Sep 12, 2019

US long-term mortgage rates rise, with 30-year average at 3.56%

The Fed and ECB aim to avoid downturns but with limited ammo

Sep 12, 2019

Fed and European Central Bank fight against slowing global growth with limited ammo

Mexico says it disagrees with US Supreme Court order

Sep 12, 2019

Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard says that Mexico's government doesn't agree with a U.S. Supreme Court order that would block migrants from countries other than Mexico and Canada from applying for asylum at U.S. borders

US stocks notch solid gains as China eases trade tensions

Sep 12, 2019

Stocks notched broad gains on Wall Street Wednesday as investors drew encouragement from China's move to exempt some U.S. products from a recent round of tariffs

Thai trade minister says progress made in free trade pact

Sep 10, 2019

A Thai economic official says regional trade ministers made some progress toward completing a long-awaited free trade agreement, and final details are expected to be worked out later this month in Vietnam

UK opposition rages at Johnson after he suspends Parliament

Sep 10, 2019

Opposition politicians are furious at Prime Minister Boris Johnson's five-week suspension of Parliament ahead of the deadline for Brexit, which drew angry and unprecedented protests in the House of Commons