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Wall Street Journal, May 24 2017:

Federal Reserve officials expected at their policy meeting this month that it would “soon be appropriate” to raise short-term interest rates, a signal the U.S. central bank could move in June at...

Wall Street Journal, May 25 2017:

BEIJING—China’s assessment of the trade relationship with the U.S.: The imbalance isn’t that bad, job losses at U.S. steel mills aren’t China’s fault and Beijing’s yuan interventions benefit the U...

African Development Bank, May 23 2017:

The 52nd Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the 43rd Meetings of the Board of Governors of the African Development Fund (ADF) opened in Ahmedabad...

Wall Street Journal, May 22 2017:

China’s entry into the World Trade Organization in 2001 was a transformational moment in the global economy—the beginning of a new era of globalization. But now there’s a popular backlash against...

Wall Street Journal, May 21 2017:

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—The World Bank announced Sunday at an event with Ivanka Trump, the U.S. president’s daughter and senior White House adviser, that Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have...

Devex, May 18 2017:

DEAD SEA, Jordan — With conflict at its borders and refugees from the greatest displacement crisis since World War Two packing cities and camps, Jordan is a fitting host for the more than 1,000...

Devex, May 17 2017:

When asked why he embarked on a career at the World Bank, Philippe Le Houérou explains that it was the experience of attending high school in Ethiopia during the country’s civil war — and...

Reuters, May 16 2017:

The Trump administration's top trade officials hope to keep the North American Free Trade Agreement as a trilateral deal in negotiations with Canada and Mexico to revamp the 23-year-old pact,...

Devex, May 16 2017:

Demand for electricity will continue to rise in Asia, increasing to over 70 percent from 2010 to 2035, according to the Asian Development Bank.

The problem is that much of that will be...

Wall Street Journal, May 14 2017:

The symbolism could hardly be clearer: Emmanuel Macron will spend his first full day as president of France in Berlin visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The man who campaigned as an...

Reuters, May 12 2017:

The International Monetary Fund and euro zone government lenders need more time to reach an agreement on debt relief for Greece because the euro zone is still not sufficiently clear in its...

Wall Street Journal, May 11 2017:

WASHINGTON—The nation’s main national bank regulator could act on its own to give banks relief from the Volcker rule trading ban, the agency’s acting chief said in his first interview since taking...

Reuters, May 9 2017:

Prickly relations with Russia and lagging reforms in Ukraine risk souring the mood for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development as it holds its annual meeting this week against a...

Devex, May 8 2017:

Fifty years after it began operations, the Asian Development Bank spent its golden anniversary looking to the past as it attempts to shape its future in a turbulent and unpredictable era.

Wall Street Journal, May 7 2017:

PARIS— Emmanuel Macron was elected president of France Sunday in a victory for a political newcomer who campaigned on promises to reform France’s heavily regulated economy and fight a tide of...

Wall Street Journal, May 5 2017:

BEIJING—A wave of regulations aimed at cutting risk in China’s financial system is rippling through the country’s markets and sending banks and companies scrambling for funds.

International Monetary Fund, May 3 2017:

In a wide-ranging interview, Governor of Iceland’s central bank Már Guðmundsson talked about how Iceland turned its economy around.

In mid-March, most of Iceland’s remaining capital...

The Japan Times, May 2 2017:

YOKOHAMA – Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Tuesday various international entities, including a newly created Chinese-led investment bank, are a welcome addition to infrastructure building...

Wall Street Journal, May 1 2017:

A toxic mix of economics, bad weather and conflict is fueling record starvation levels in Africa, as prices of staple foods touch records in half the continent’s 54 countries amid the worst...

The New York Times, Apr 27 2017:

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany warned Britain on Thursday not to harbor “illusions” that it can negotiate a deal on future relations with the European Union while simultaneously...