Economy

China's trade rep says 'external pressures' can help economy

Jun 13, 2019

Chinese media say the country's top trade negotiator has told a forum in Shanghai that "external pressures" can help the economy

Markets Right Now: Stocks fall for the 2nd day in a row

Jun 12, 2019

Stocks are ending lower for the second day straight, dragged down by losses in technology companies and banks.

EU asks Italy to better explain debt or face legal action

Jun 12, 2019

European Economy Commissioner Pierre Moscovici is urging Italy to quickly provide any new information it might have to explain its high debt levels and or face the prospect of imminent legal action

French prime minister vows to continue reforming economy

Jun 12, 2019

France's prime minister says the government of President Emmanuel Macron plans to keep reforming the economy and will look at unemployment benefits, the pension system and tax cuts for middle-class workers

US consumer prices increased a slight 0.1% in May and 1.8% from a year ago, evidence that inflation is muted

Jun 12, 2019

US consumer prices increased a slight 0.1% in May and 1.8% from a year ago, evidence that inflation is muted

Yemeni rebels hit Saudi airport as Japanese PM heads to Iran

Jun 12, 2019

Ahead of Japan prime minister's historic visit to Iran, Yemen's Iran-aligned rebels target Saudi airport

Asian stocks mostly lower after retreat on Wall Street

Jun 12, 2019

Shares have fallen in Asia after U.S. stocks gave up early gains and fizzled in afternoon trading

US gift to China questions enforcement of N. Korea sanctions

Jun 11, 2019

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan recently presented his Chinese counterpart with a book of photos and satellite images of North Korean ships violating sanctions.

Argentina's Macri chooses opposition figure as running mate

Jun 11, 2019

Argentine President Mauricio Macri says he is choosing the leader of the largest opposition bloc in the Senate as his running mate in October's presidential election

Biden and Trump head to Iowa in a potential 2020 preview

Jun 11, 2019

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to visit Iowa, where Biden plans to criticize Trump's economic policy