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  • CAIRO— Egypt is in the "final stages" of negotiating an agreement with the International Monetary Fund to secure a $12 billion loan over three years, while targeting more loans totaling $7 billion annually, according to a Cabinet statement. Amr el-Garhy, the finance minister, told the CBC TV network on Tuesday that Egypt is discussing a total of $12 billion from the...

  • LONDON— Britain's economy grew faster than expected in the run-up to the vote to leave the European Union, official figures showed Wednesday— little consolation for a country that is already seeing business activity decline sharply as a result of the referendum's outcome. The Office for National Statistics said that the economy grew by a relatively strong...

  • SANTIAGO, Chile— Plummeting economies in Venezuela and Brazil are expected to drag Latin America into negative growth again this year, the U.N.' s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean reported Tuesday. The worst performers are expected to include troubled Venezuela, with an 8 percent contraction, and Brazil, down 3.5 percent.

  • The gathering followed hints about easing from the European Central Bank and the Bank of England, with expectations that the U.S. A survey on Monday showed business morale in Europe's biggest economy, Germany, fell in July, suggesting company executives have become less optimistic since Brexit. Commerzbank estimates Germany and Italy are scheduled to sell...

  • CHENGDU, China July 24- Global finance officials, jolted by growing anti-trade and economic nationalism movements behind Britain's vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump's U.S. presidential campaign, are intensifying pledges for more "inclusive" growth. Certainly, the benefits of these efforts are unlikely to be seen quickly enough to influence...

  • MADRID— Spain's acting economy minister says he doesn't expect the European Union to fine Spain or Portugal for not reducing their budget deficits below prescribed levels. Minister Luis De Guindos says from the G-20 summit in China that "there are considerable reasons to justify that there won't be a fine" for either Iberian country. The European Commission,...

  • CHENGDU, China, July 24- The world's biggest economies will work to support global growth and better share the benefits of trade, policymakers said on Sunday after a meeting dominated by the impact of Britain's exit from Europe and fears of rising protectionism. Philip Hammond, Britain's new finance minister, said the uncertainty about Brexit would begin to...

  • CHENGDU, China July 24- Global finance officials, jolted by growing anti-trade and economic nationalism movements behind Britain's vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump's U.S. presidential campaign, are intensifying pledges for more "inclusive" growth. Certainly, the benefits of these efforts are unlikely to be seen quickly enough to influence...

  • CHENGDU, China July 24- Global finance officials, jolted by growing anti-trade and economic nationalism movements behind Britain's vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump's U.S. presidential campaign, are intensifying pledges for more "inclusive" growth. Certainly, the benefits of these efforts are unlikely to be seen quickly enough to influence...

  • CHENGDU, China July 24- Global finance officials, jolted by growing anti-trade and economic nationalism movements behind Britain's vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump's U.S. presidential campaign, are intensifying pledges for more "inclusive" growth. Certainly, the benefits of these efforts are unlikely to be seen quickly enough to influence...

  • CHENGDU, China July 24- Global finance officials, jolted by growing anti-trade and economic nationalism movements behind Britain's vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump's U.S. presidential campaign, are intensifying pledges for more "inclusive" growth. Certainly, the benefits of these efforts are unlikely to be seen quickly enough to influence...

  • CHENGDU, China, July 24- The world's biggest economies will work to support global growth and better share the benefits of trade, policymakers said on Sunday after a meeting dominated by the impact of Britain's exit from Europe and fears of rising protectionism. Philip Hammond, Britain's new finance minister, said the uncertainty about Brexit would begin to...

  • CHENGDU, China, July 24- Structural reforms are important to bolster economic growth and share the benefits broadly, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, said on Sunday after a meeting of G20 ministers. "Structural reforms are particularly critical, as recent IMF work shows that well-designed structural reforms can lift...

  • CHENGDU, China, July 24- Policymakers from the Group of 20 economies agreed conversations on Britain's exit from the European Union should start as soon as possible to get a clearer long-term perspective and lessen uncertainty, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said. Sapin made the comments at a news conference after a G20 meeting of finance ministers and...

  • CHENGDU, China, July 24- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said he told a meeting of policymakers from the Group of 20 economies that the United States's economy was strong and its job market was healthy. The United States could look at fiscal policy from a position of strength as the country's deficit had fallen, he told a news conference after a two-day meeting of...

  • CHENGDU, China, July 24- Policymakers from the Group of 20 economies said on Sunday they recognise that excess capacity in steel and other industries is a global issue that has had a negative impact on trade and workers and which requires a collective response. In a joint communique issued at the two-day conference of G20 central bankers and finance ministers in...

  • BEIJING— Global finance officials promised Sunday to protect the world economy from the shockwaves of Britain's European Union referendum and to boost sluggish growth. The gathering of finance ministers and central bank governors from the United States, China, Britain, Germany and other governments took place against a backdrop of a weak global recovery...

  • CHENGDU, China, July 24- Members of the Group of 20 major economies have prepared actively to cope with the potential economic and financial impact of the Brexit decision but hope Britain and the European Union can actively form a close partnership, according to a statement from China.

  • CHENGDU, China, July 24- The world's leading economies have discussed how to take advantage of their lower debt costs to spend more on investment as a way to boost weak economic growth, the head of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said. "Already lower interest rates create more fiscal space," OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria told...

  • CHENGDU, China, July 24- Leaders from the world's biggest economies are poised on Sunday to renew their commitments to support global growth and better coordinate actions in the face of uncertainty over Britain's decision to leave the European Union and growing protectionism. The meeting of finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 major...