Economic Policy

Asian shares mixed as investors look ahead to rate decisions

Sep 10, 2019

Asian shares are mixed after a day of listless trading on Wall Street as investors awaited signs on global interest rates

US stocks edge higher following mixed jobs report

Sep 6, 2019

Stocks edged higher on Wall Street in midday trading Friday as investors weighed new data showing U.S. employers added fewer than expected jobs in August even as the unemployment rate remained near the lowest level in five decades

Poland's main opposition group launches election campaign

Sep 6, 2019

Poland's main opposition grouping has launched its campaign for October elections with a social program that appears to chime with the generous spending policy that have kept the currently ruling right-wing party atop opinion polls

Hungary touts family policies as alternative to immigration

Sep 5, 2019

Hungary's prime minister says low birth rates and falling population figures must be boosted by economic incentives to families, not immigration

US trade gap fell 2.7% in July including the gap with China

Sep 4, 2019

US trade deficit declined in July, including the gap with China

Asian stocks mixed after US, China impose new tariff hikes

Sep 2, 2019

Asian stock markets mixed after US, China step up trade war with new tariff hikes

Surveys show China manufacturing demand weak amid trade war

Sep 2, 2019

Surveys of Chinese manufacturing show demand weak amid tariff war with Washington over trade and technology

In escalating trade war, US consumers may see higher prices

Sep 1, 2019

Americans are facing potentially higher prices for some clothes, shoes, sporting goods and other consumer items now that the U.S. and China have put in place their latest tariff increases on each other's goods

TVs to shoes: This time consumers face pain of Trump tariffs

Aug 30, 2019

TVs to shoes: Spared no longer, US consumers this time face pain from Trump's China tariffs

Brexit escalation raises alarm for ailing European economy

Aug 29, 2019

Europe's Brexit drama is hurtling toward a new climax, threatening to sow chaos for businesses just as a large part of the continent is sliding toward recession