Economy

Stocks have struggled in 2018. Bonds too. Oh, and gold.

Nov 15, 2018

Even the most balanced investors have gotten knocked on their heels this year

IMF executive board will meet in 'coming weeks' on Venezuela

Nov 15, 2018

The International Monetary Fund says its executive board will meet in the "coming weeks" to discuss the failure of the Venezuelan government to provide updated figures on its troubled economy

The Latest: China's premier urges reassurances for markets

Nov 15, 2018

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has told fellow Asian leaders that the region needs to send a strong positive message to markets about sticking to trade rules and open markets

D-Day for May as she seeks backing for draft Brexit deal

Nov 14, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to face her divided Cabinet in a bid to win support for a draft Brexit deal with the European Union

In factory after factory, Kim tries to grow N. Korea economy

Nov 14, 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits factory after factory around his country to inspect their work, give on-the-spot guidance and rally people around his ambitious economic campaign

Expensive APEC summit sows division in host Papua New Guinea

Nov 14, 2018

After three decades of promoting free trade as a panacea to poverty, the APEC grouping of nations that includes the U.S. and China is holding its lavish annual leaders meeting in the country that can least afford it

Colombia opens camp for Venezuela migrants as exodus swells

Nov 13, 2018

Authorities in Colombia's capital have opened a camp for Venezuelan migrants as the number fleeing their nation's economic and humanitarian crisis continues to rise

Spain considers ban on sale of gas and diesel cars by 2040

Nov 13, 2018

Spain's government is eyeing ambitious steps to tackle climate change, including a ban on the sale of gas and diesel cars from 2040

IMF warns Italy's spending plan makes country vulnerable

Nov 13, 2018

The International Monetary Fund is warning that Italy's plan to sharply increase spending carries "substantial" risks and would leave the country vulnerable to market turmoil

Former president of Mexico warns of US trade policy

Nov 13, 2018

A former president of Mexico warned of the possible consequences of U.S. trade policy during a lecture at Brown University in Rhode Island

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