Economic Policy

Japan welcomes US trade pact, but automakers appeal for help

Sep 26, 2019

Japanese automakers have urged government officials for further effort to improve their business environment after their government signed a trade deal with the US in which auto tariffs remain in effect

At UN, Trump attacks globalism, urges pressure on Iran

Sep 24, 2019

President Donald Trump has used his speech to the U.N. General Assembly to deliver a full-throated defense of nationalism even as he tried to rally a multinational response to Iran's escalating aggression

China central bank says no plans for big economic stimulus

Sep 24, 2019

China's central banker: Policy will be 'stable and healthy,' suggesting no plans to join US, Europe in rate cut

Stocks edge higher; S&P 500 heads for another week of gains

Sep 20, 2019

U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading as investors pushed the market toward another week of gains

Japan central bank stands pat after Fed rate cut

Sep 19, 2019

Japan's central bank has opted to keep its monetary policy unchanged despite growing signs of trouble that prompted the Federal Reserve to cut its benchmark rate

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%