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Financial Times, Nov 10 2016:

Xi Jinping is rekindling efforts to promote a rival to the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement in the wake of Donald Trump’s election victory, Chinese officials said on Thursday....

WSJ, Nov 9 2016:

The U.S. presidential election results spiraled through financial markets late Tuesday and into Wednesday morning, initially sending U.S. stock futures and the dollar sliding and havens such as...

World Bank, Nov 7 2016:

It started with the bang of a gavel. Since the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December 2015, the world has seen a year of unparalleled ambition on climate change. Almost every country on Earth...

Reuters, Nov 7 2016:

The European Central Bank's exceptionally loose monetary policy remains appropriate, a large majority of academics said in a survey on Monday, countering German experts' dim view of the ECB's...

Devex, Nov 4 2016:

Improving international trade should go hand in hand with global efforts to lift countries out of poverty, the newly appointed secretary-general of the Commonwealth of Nations has told Devex.

Financial Times, Nov 3 2016:

The UK government’s plans for Brexit have been dealt a blow by a landmark High Court ruling that the Article 50 divorce process for leaving the EU requires a vote by parliament....

DEVEX, Nov 2 2016:

The global development community needs to devote a lot more time to financing climate and the Sustainable Development Goals and less on building new frameworks, according to Kevin Rudd, president...

Wall Street Journal, Nov 1 2016:

Federal Reserve officials are likely to leave short-term interest rates unchanged when they meet Tuesday and Wednesday, just a week before the U.S. presidential election, and indicate they remain...

Financial Times, Oct 29 2016:

Kristalina Georgieva is to become chief executive of the World Bank in January, leaving a top post at the European Commission just a few months after her unsuccessful bid to be appointed UN...

Financial Times, Oct 28 2016:

The US economy grew at its quickest pace in two years in the third quarter, driven by an upturn in exports, according to official figures that paint a picture of improved growth going into...

WSJ, Oct 27 2016:

BRUSSELS—A planned trade deal between the European Union and Canada overcame a key hurdle Thursday after Belgium said it would approve the accord, marking the end of a contentious process that...

WSJ, Oct 26 2016:

FRANKFURT—London banks, ready to move here when Britain quits the European Union? Mind the Arbeitsstättenverordnung.

That’s Germany’s strict office-building regulation, which, among other...

Wall Street Journal, Oct 24 2016:

Just weeks in to his new job as the World Bank’s new chief economist, Paul Romer is already looking to shake up the aging development institution. The controversy-courting New York University...

Wall Street Journal, Oct 23 2016:

A growing number of investors and policy makers, seeing central banks as powerless to revive an anemic global economy, are championing a resurgence of fiscal spending. A move away from central-...

Financial Times, Oct 20 2016:

Bond yields have never been lower. In much of the world they are negative. Can they conceivably move lower still? And what might happen if and when they finally reverse and rise again?

Bloomberg, Oct 20 2016:

The European Central Bank kept its quantitative-easing program and interest rates unchanged as suspense builds up over a possible extension of bond-buying later this year....

Asian Development Bank, Oct 19 2016:

QUITO, ECUADOR – In support of the ‘New Urban Agenda’ adopted this week during the UN-sponsored global Habitat III conference, eight Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) are putting the agenda’s...

Reuters, Oct 18 2016:

The world economy needs international trade to pick up, according to Reuters polls of hundreds of economists who see no end yet to the aggressive monetary stimulus through which central banks have...

Reuters, Oct 17 2016:

U.S. and European government bond yields, the main driver of global borrowing costs, hit their highest since June on Monday as questions mounted about how the world's big central banks could react...

Financial Times, Oct 14 2016:

How can anyone make sense of today’s markets? That is a question many investors might ask. And at last week’s International Monetary Fund meetings in Washington plenty of macroeconomic ideas were...