Economy

  • Tony Blair urges Britons to 'rise up' against Brexit
    Tony_blair_urges_britons_to_'rise_up'_against_brexit 2017-02-17 20:21:45 UTC
    Tony Blair urges Britons to 'rise up' against Brexit. By William James | LONDON - Former British prime minister Tony Blair issued a battle cry against a so-called 'hard Brexit' on Friday, calling on voters, businesses and campaigners to "ri...
  • Did Putin guide Trump's presidential campaign?
    Did_putin_guide_trump's_presidential_campaign_ 2017-02-16 01:28:30 UTC
    Key Senate committee chairman wants briefing on Flynn. Latest: The Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday to send the committee doc...
  • Trump effect: U.S. inflation expectations at highest level since 2015
    Shopper-in-mall 2017-02-13 23:16:46 UTC
    A measure of U.S. inflation expectations rose for a second straight month in January to its highest level since mid-2015, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of New York survey released on Monday that reinforced the view that interest rates would ...
  • Trump embodies the shameless corruption
    Donald_trump_embodies_the_shameless_corruption 2017-02-10 08:18:33 UTC
    <h3>Democrats need to mount a strong, ongoing argument that Trump’s corruption is integrally linked to policies that go against ordinary people. It’s unlikely that a Republican House and Senate would want to start impeachment proceedings unless Tr...
  • Germany Sets High Bar for G20 Summit: Free Trade, Resisting Currency Wars and Fighting Climate Change
    16929 2017-02-09 09:55:52 UTC
    Germany Sets High Bar for G20 Summit: Free Trade, Resisting Currency Wars and Fighting Climate Change. By Noah Barkin and Jan Strupczewski BERLIN/BRUSSELS - Germany will press the Group of 20 to reaffirm its commitment to promoting free trad...
  • The U.S. President focuses on own family business
    Nordstrom_after_retailer_drops_ivanka_brand 2017-02-08 21:01:27 UTC
    U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday attacked Nordstrom Inc (JWN.N) for what he said was its unfair treatment of his daughter Ivanka after its decision to not purchase her clothing line for this upcoming season. Shares of the retailer fell ...
  • Silicon Valley: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, Intel, eBay,.. file a legal brief opposing Trump's immigration ban
    Silicon_valley 2017-02-06 21:06:45 UTC
    Several technology giants, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, banded together on Sunday to file a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump's temporary immigration ban, arguing that it "inflicts significant harm on American business." The...
  • More than 9.2 million sign for Obamacare
    More_than_9.2_million_sign_for_obamacare 2017-02-04 02:47:34 UTC
    More than 9.2 million U.S. consumers signed up for health insurance using the Healthcare.gov website during the open enrollment period between November and Jan. 31, the U.S. government said on Friday. Enrollment was down from 9.7 million a year...
  • Trump Revamps Government Programs Against White Supremacists, KKK, To Focus Just On Islamic Extremism
    Trump_revamps_government_programs_against_white_supremacists__kkk__to_focus_just_on_islamic_extremism 2017-02-02 02:28:42 UTC
    U.S. Government would no longer target groups such as White Supremacists or KKK who have carried out bombings & shootings in the United States. WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Trump administration wants to revamp and rename a U.S. g...
  • European Council President says Trump and ISIS are threat to Europe
    European_council_president_says_trump_and_isis_are_threat_to_europe 2017-01-31 21:14:33 UTC
    European Council President Donald Tusk has called Donald Trump an existential threat to Europe, in an extraordinary attack on the new US President. In an open letter delivered to leaders of the 27 member states, Mr Tusk included the new Americ...
  • German engineers don't care about Trump and Brexit
    Engineers-_'hardly_any_us_or_uk_competitors_exist_for_german_products' 2017-01-29 19:07:46 UTC
    German engineers: 'Hardly any US or UK competitors exist for German products' German engineers are confident about German products and expect no hit to business from the presidency of Donald Trump or Britain's decision to leave the European Uni...
  • Mexico 'ready for the trade war'- Relations to US 'as bad as war times'
    Mexico_'ready_for_the_trade_war'-_relations_to_us_as_bad_as_war_times 2017-01-29 19:08:22 UTC
    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said the feud had sparked a sense of solidarity in Mexico. "Trump has brought back a very strong Mexican spirit and we’re ready for the trade war, and we’re ready, of course, for not paying for that wall," he t...
  • U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter
    U.s._economic_growth_slowed_sharply_in_the_fourth_quarter 2017-01-29 19:08:40 UTC
    U.S. President Donald Trump vowed during last year's election campaign to deliver 4 percent annual GDP growth, largely on the back of a plan to cut taxes, reduce regulations and increase infrastructure spending. Now the U.S. economic growth slo...
  • Germany eyes to fill the void created by Trump’s TPP Withdrawal
    Germany_eyes_to_fill_the_void_created_by_trump%e2%80%99s_tpp_withdrawal 2017-01-29 19:08:12 UTC
    German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, said Germany and Europe should stand ready to fill the void created by Trump's cancellation of a major trade deal with Asia, and other protectionist measures. Mr Gabriel outlined his priorities in a firs...
  • The UK Supreme Court rules against government on Brexit
    Theresa_may 2017-01-24 15:39:38 UTC
    By Michael Holden and Estelle Shirbon | LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May must give parliament a vote before she can formally start Britain's exit from the European Union, the UK Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, giving lawmakers who oppose her Bre...
  • Australian PM: There is potential for China to join the TPP
    Australian_pm-_there_is_potential_for_china_to_join_the_tpp 2017-01-24 05:53:33 UTC
    By Charlotte Greenfield and Stanley White | WELLINGTON/TOKYO Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday they hope to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by encouraging China and other Asian nations to join the trade pact after U.S. Preside...
  • Canada's PM Justin Trudeau speaks with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto ahead of Trump talks
    Canada_pm_justin_trudeau_speaks_with_mexican_president_enrique_pena_nieto_ahead_of_trump_talks 2017-01-23 04:40:18 UTC
    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto agreed in a phone call with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday to join forces to encourage economic integration in North America, according to a statement from Peña Nieto's office. The call cam...
  • U.S housing starts surge in December; jobless claims near 43-year low
    16865 2017-01-19 17:21:57 UTC
    Washington (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding rebounded more than expected in December as a strengthening economy boosts demand for rental housing. Other data on Thursday showed the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly f...
  • EU preparing for Greek aid without the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    Minister_of_finance_of_germany_wolfgang_schaeuble_and_the_greek_prime_minister_alexis_tsipras 2017-01-18 08:36:01 UTC
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is preparing for a continuation of aid for Greece without the involvement of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Germany's Bild newspaper reported on Wednesday. Talks between Athens and foreign lend...
  • Globalization not to blame for world's ills: China's Xi
    Globalization_not_to_blame_for_world's_ills-_china's_xi 2017-01-18 08:13:17 UTC
    "No one will win from a trade war," says Xi. Economic globalization has become a "Pandora's Box" for many, but global problems are not caused by it, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday. Xi told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Sw...
  • UK wants to make a success of Brexit and build a truly global Britain
    Uk_wants_to_make_a_success_of_brexit_and_build_a_truly_global_britain 2017-01-18 04:08:35 UTC
    May rejects 'partial' EU membership in Brexit speech. Addressing an audience including foreign ambassadors in central London, Prime Minister Theresa May has finally outlined what Brexit really means for her: Britain going it alone, fully disent...
  • Germany Schools Trump On Trade - “Build Better Cars”
    Germany_schools_trump_on_trade_-_%e2%80%9cbuild_better_cars%e2%80%9d 2017-01-16 12:40:29 UTC
    Berlin has mounted a staunch defence of its policies after Donald Trump criticised the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, for her stance during the refugee crisis and threatened a 35% tariff on BMW cars imported into the US. Germany’s deputy cha...
  • The danger of Trump's economic policies
    The_danger_of_trump's_economic_policies 2017-01-18 04:07:30 UTC
    Protectionism has a certain appeal in every age and every nation, because of what we might call a piece of faulty wiring in the human brain. Our instincts were evolved on the savannahs of Pleistocene Africa. We have an ingrained tendency to ...
  • Trump: Brexit is going to end up being a great thing
    Trump-_brexit_is_going_to_end_up_being_a_great_thing 2017-01-18 04:07:21 UTC
    Trump promised he would offer the United Kingdom a trade deal within weeks of taking office to help make Brexit a "great thing,” in a joint interview published on Sunday with German tabloid newspaper "Bild" and British newspaper "The Times of Lon...
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns Trump about dangers of protectionism
    German_chancellor_angela_merkel_warns_trump_about_dangers_of_protectionism 2017-01-16 12:45:12 UTC
    Industries across the euro zone cranked up output in 2016 and Germany ended the year with its strongest growth in five years. German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the United States to stick to multilateral cooperation, and warned that US Presi...