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The Wall Street Journal, Apr 27 2017:

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration said it was no longer considering pulling out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, following a day of intense lobbying from business leaders and...

Devex, Apr 26 2017:

Jin Liqun, the president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, was in Washington, D.C., this week, on a myth-busting mission, aiming to set the record straight about his institution. The...

The New York Times, Apr 25 2017:

As if Western politics were not volatile enough, a wave of recent elections seemed to offer contradictory evidence as to whether populism is advancing or receding.

Devex, Apr 24 2017:

The International Finance Corporation will be a key partner in carrying out World Bank President Jim Kim’s new strategy to redefine development finance as a vehicle to mobilize the private sector...

Devex, Apr 18 2017:

The 2017 World Bank Spring Meetings — which begin today and continue through the weekend — will be subject to the same whispered undercurrents we’ve heard at other global gatherings these past few...

Financial Times, Apr 17 2017:

The fourth floor of the Rockefeller Center’s southern wing is a building site. Plasterboard walls have been ripped out. Cables, water pipes and a few bare lightbulbs hang from the ceiling. But not...

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Apr 14 2017:

US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to negotiate a set of trade outcomes within just over three months, officials say, following two days of talks at the...

The Wall Street Journal, Apr 12 2017:

Global economic growth is accelerating, the head of the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday, but rising protectionism risks steering the global economy back onto rocky terrain.

Devex, Apr 12 2017:

The World Bank is moving away from traditional project finance and instead taking on the role of “honest broker” and “strategic advisor” to channel and multiply private investment going to...

The Wall Street Journal, Apr 11 2017:

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen indicated Monday that the era of extremely stimulative monetary policy was coming to an end.

The Wall Street Journal, Apr 10 2017:

WASHINGTON—Top global finance institutions defended the role of the World Trade Organization on Monday, countering a Trump administration challenge some fear could undermine decades of rules-based...

International Monetary Fund, Apr 7 2017:

Greece should deepen and accelerate reforms, which, together with further debt relief, are needed to allow the economy to return to a sustainable growth path, the IMF said in its latest annual...

The Wall Street Journal, Apr 5 2017:

As President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping meet this week for what White House officials are calling an introductory summit, there is one issue where the U.S. leader’s position...

Devex, Apr 5 2017:

“We are really not ready” for another pandemic outbreak on the scale of the 2014 Ebola crisis, World Bank President Jim Kim has said, adding that international support for the bank’s new pandemic...

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Apr 3 2017:

The New Development Bank (NDB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have agreed to collaborate and exchange information in recognition of their mutual goal to foster...

Reuters, Apr 3 2017:

The euro hit a three-week low against the dollar on Monday as mixed economic data coming out of Europe added to existing worries about political risk in the continent, driving investors to sell...

The Diplomat, Mar 30 2017:

Earlier this month, the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank saw its first expansion since the Bank’s launch early last year. The AIIB added 13 new members, bringing its total membership...

The Wall Street Journal, Mar 29 2017:

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is signaling to Congress it would seek mostly modest changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement in upcoming negotiations with Mexico and Canada, a deal...

The Economist, Mar 29 2017:

Theresa May, the British prime minister, has triggered Article 50, the legal method by which a country leaves the European Union. The bill giving her the constitutional authority to do so had...

Reuters, Mar 28 2017:

U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations, a move meant to bolster domestic energy production and create jobs, but...