Economic Policy

Cryptocurrencies, digital tax top the agenda for G-7 meeting

Jul 16, 2019

Finance officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies will wrestle with risks from new digital currencies and how to tax U.S. tech companies like Google and Amazon when they meet at a chateau outside Paris on Thursday

China's economy growth cools further amid US tariff war

Jul 15, 2019

China's economic growth fall to 26-year low, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders in tariff fight with Trump

The Latest: Dutch FM says US requests aid in Hormuz Straight

Jul 15, 2019

The Latest: The Netherlands is studying a US request to provide military backing in the Straight of Hormuz to protect commercial shipping

EU seeks to deescalate Persian Gulf tensions

Jul 15, 2019

EU looking to deescalate Persian Gulf tensions, call on Iran to stick to 2015 nuclear deal despite US pullout

Trump pushes trade deal in formerly blue Wisconsin

Jul 12, 2019

President Donald Trump barnstormed for his new trade deal with Mexico and Canada during a visit to Wisconsin, betting that its economic impact could help him retain a battleground state vital to his re-election effort

US stock indexes continue to climb into record territory

Jul 12, 2019

Stocks climb into record territory, helped by industrial companies.

Dutch leader to visit Trump for talks on trade, defense

Jul 12, 2019

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is visiting U.S. President Donald Trump next week, amid reports that the Netherlands is considering an American request to send a frigate to the Persian Gulf to protect shipping

China imports from US plunge 31% in June amid tariff war

Jul 12, 2019

China's imports from United States plunge 31.4% in June from a year ago amid tariff war, imports of American goods sink 7.8%

The Latest: Powell says tariffs, immigration slow housing

Jul 11, 2019

The Latest: Powell says higher tariffs, tighter immigration policies slow housing

The Latest: Markets end up after Powell hints at rate cut

Jul 10, 2019

Fed Chairman Powell testimony to Congress, minutes from Fed meeting in June point to rate cut