Economy

Britain urges Germany to ease curbs on arms sales to Saudi

Feb 20, 2019

Britain's top diplomat is demanding that Germany relax its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia because they are affecting UK sales of weapons to the oil-rich kingdom

Leader of Portugal's striking nurses begins hunger strike

Feb 20, 2019

The head of a trade union representing nurses in Portugal's public health service has started a hunger strike outside the presidential palace as a legal standoff with the government drags on

World shares mostly higher on upbeat talk on China-US trade

Feb 20, 2019

World shares advance on reports Trump upbeat on China-US trade talks

Academic: Very few climate change doubters, issue now action

Feb 20, 2019

A prominent American economist says there are "very few" people who still doubt climate change

Japan trade deficit highest in 5 yrs, hit by China doldrums

Feb 20, 2019

Japan's exports sink 8.4 percent in January, hit by slowdown in China

Asian shares mostly higher, extending Wall St advance

Feb 20, 2019

Asian shares mostly higher, extending Wall Street gains

US automakers to Trump: Don't slap tariffs on imported cars

Feb 20, 2019

Trump administration considers whether to impose tariffs on auto imports

Markets Right Now: Stocks extend gains into a 4th week

Feb 19, 2019

Stocks shook off a wobbly start and ended modestly higher on Wall Street, extending the market's gains into a fourth week.

Cyprus issues 1st 15-year bond; pleased to find solid demand

Feb 19, 2019

Cyprus' finance minister says the country's first-ever 15-year public bond issue was eight times oversubscribed, calling it the "strongest affirmation" of international markets' trust in the Mediterranean island's economy

Honda to shut plant in Brexit-shaken Britain

Feb 19, 2019

Honda to close car factory in England, a fresh blow to the British economy as it struggles with the uncertainty associated with leaving the European Union.