Economic Policy

Asian shares mostly fall as market eyes US-China trade talks

Jul 29, 2019

Asian shares are mostly lower as investors watch for developments in the trade conflict between the U.S. and China, with more talks this week

US presses WTO to stop lenient trade treatment of China

Jul 26, 2019

US pressures WTO to stop letting China, others get lax trade treatment by claiming 'developing' status

US economy slowed to 2.1% growth rate in second quarter

Jul 26, 2019

US economy slows to 2.1% growth rate in Q2 as consumer rebound offset by rising trade deficit

Turkish central bank cuts key rate deeply under new governor

Jul 25, 2019

Turkey's central bank has cut the key interest by 425 base points in a first monetary policy meeting under its new governor

The Latest: New Zealand set to talk free trade with Johnson

Jul 24, 2019

New Zealand says it's ready to begin negotiating a free-trade agreement with Britain when Britain is ready

Analysis: Budget deal is epitaph for bid to control spending

Jul 24, 2019

Analysis: Budget deal is epitaph for effort to control federal spending in Washington

IMF sees a weaker global economy but upgrades US forecast

Jul 23, 2019

The International Monetary Fund is downgrading the outlook for the world economy

Trump meets with chipmakers on Huawei, other economic issues

Jul 23, 2019

President Donald Trump met with executives from several of the nation's leading chipmakers and discussed restrictions his administration has imposed on the sale of components to Huawei

New Zealand leader says US lacks interest in Asia-Pacific

Jul 19, 2019

New Zealand's prime minister says the United States is losing interest in the Asia-Pacific, as concerns grow about China's growing influence in the region

Bitcoin craze hits Iran as US sanctions squeeze weak economy

Jul 18, 2019

Iranians feeling the squeeze from US sanctions increasingly turning to digital currencies like Bitcoin to make money