Economy & Business

FILE PHOTO: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi gestures as he speaks during a news conference after…
Potential drivers include wildfires like those seen in Australia, rising sea levels affecting low-lying islands, the destruction of crops and livestock in sub-Saharan Africa and floods worldwide, including in parts of the developed world
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Tue, 01/21/2020 - 09:48
Men talk in front of an electric board showing exchange rates of various cryptocurrencies at Bithumb cryptocurrencies exchange in Seoul, South Korea, Jan. 11, 2018.
The study group is made up of the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan, the Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Swedish Riksbank and the Swiss National Bank
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Tue, 01/21/2020 - 09:29
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks at the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London, Britain January 20,…
The British are struggling in their post-Brexit charm offensive for Africa
Henry Ridgwell
Tue, 01/21/2020 - 08:28
President Donald Trump delivers a speech during the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
President urges other countries to follow his lead and liberate their citizens from 'crushing bureaucracy'
Steve Herman
Tue, 01/21/2020 - 07:06
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin takes a question from a reporter after announcing the threat of sanctions on Turkey in the…
Mnuchin also warned that Italy and Britain will face U.S. tariffs if they proceed with a tax on digital companies like Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Facebook Inc., the newspaper said
The logo of the Bercy Finance Ministry is seen at the main entrance of the Ministry in Paris, France, October 28, 2019. REUTERS…
The aim is to give time for broader negotiations to take place in the meantime at the Organization for economic Cooperation and Development to rewrite international tax rules, the source said
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Tue, 01/21/2020 - 06:51
FILE - A field of corn grows in front of an old windmill in Pacific Junction, Iowa, The government shutdown could complicate things for farmers lining up for federal payments to ease the burden of President Donald Trump’s trade war with China.
China is poised to increase purchases of US agricultural goods this year as part of a Phase 1 China trade deal
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Mon, 01/20/2020 - 18:13
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a speech during the Opening Plenary session of the UK Africa Investment Summit in…
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Harry have touted the UK as an ideal business partner for Africa as their country prepares for post-Brexit dealings with the world
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Mon, 01/20/2020 - 11:32
FILE PHOTO: CEO Tim Cook speaks at an Apple event at their headquarters in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 10, 2019…
The growth of internet giants such as Apple has pushed international tax rules to the limit, prompting the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to pursue global reforms over where multinational firms should be taxed
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Mon, 01/20/2020 - 09:57
A man silhouettes in front of the logo of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. The 50th…
Hundreds of disgruntled protesters against the elite World Economic Forum are marching through the Alpine snows toward its annual gathering in Davos
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Mon, 01/20/2020 - 08:44
Workers are seen at the Ford  Hai Duong production facility in Hai Duong, Vietnam, 60 kilometers (38 miles)  from Hanoi, …
Vietnam is one of the biggest markets for motorbikes in the world, but cars are increasingly popular as more people have the money to buy them for private use or to drive for Grab, the Uber of Southeast Asia
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Mon, 01/20/2020 - 07:51
An Afghan girl works at a brick-making factory on the outskirts of Jalalabad city, eastern Afghanistan November 13, 2019…
Report said poor women and girls were at the bottom of the scale, putting in "12.5 billion hours of unpaid care work each and every day," estimated to be worth at least $10.8 trillion a year
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Sun, 01/19/2020 - 23:52
Klaus Schwab, founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum poses for a photo after an interview with the…
Following another year of extreme heat, out-of-control wildfires and melting ice sheets, environmental issues are considered to be the top five long-term risks confronting the global economy, WEF said last week
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Sun, 01/19/2020 - 12:47
People attend a climate change protest in Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 8, 2019.
Steps taken so far will not stop the climate impacts we’re already seeing from becoming much worse — but still, more action is required
VOA science Correspondent Steve Baragona
Sun, 01/19/2020 - 09:04
Anti Brexit campaigner Steve Bray demonstrates outside Parliament in London, Jan. 15, 2020. Britain is due to leave the European Union on Jan. 31.
Sajid Javid told the Financial Times in an interview Saturday that Britain’s regulations will not be aligned with the EU in the future and that those changes may hurt some businesses
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Sat, 01/18/2020 - 11:56