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  • And the good economic news could well add pressure on the European Central Bank to signal a withdrawal of its extraordinary stimulus measures. One of the indicators the ECB looks at when assessing its policy stance is the monthly survey of business activity from financial information company IHS Markit. Chris Williamson, IHS Markit's chief economist, says...

  • BERLIN— Germany and France pledged Monday to seek ways to strengthen the 19- nation eurozone, with harmonizing corporate taxes among the possible measures they will mull over in the coming weeks. Germany and France could either propose a joint corporate tax system of their own or concentrate on pushing efforts for a harmonized assessment of corporate taxes...

  • The eurozone's top official says an agreement to give Greece the next batch of bailout cash it needs before a summer repayment bump has not been reached, but that it's close. Jeroen Dijsselbloem said at the conclusion of a meeting of the single currency bloc's 19 finance ministers that Greece has made "huge progress" on implementing the policy package required...

  • HANOI, Vietnam— The Pacific Rim trade ministers started their two-day meeting in Hanoi Saturday focusing on free trade and regional economic integration amid fears of growing trade protectionism. On the sidelines of the meeting, trade ministers from the remaining 11 countries involved in the Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact are scheduled to meet...

  • TOKYO, May 17- The dollar nursed its losses on Wednesday after taking a combination of punches- solid eurozone economic data, a fall in U.S. yields on heightened turmoil in Washington and downbeat housing data that reduced expectations of a Federal Reserve rate hike next month. Further pressure on the dollar followed news Trump asked his now-dismissed FBI...

  • President Donald Trump's administration to tell Congress early next week of plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, a move that would produce talks by late August. "Probably the notification will be sent to Congress by the U.S. executive at some time early next week," Guajardo told Mexican media on Tuesday a day after meetings in Washington...

  • President Donald Trump's administration to tell Congress early next week of plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, a move that would produce talks by late August. During the 2016 U.S. election campaign, Trump vowed to scrap the 1994 deal between the United States, Canada and Mexico if he cannot adjust it to benefit U.S. interests.

  • MEXICO CITY, May 16- Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Tuesday he expects the administration of U.S. The move, which will start a 90- day countdown for talks, would be a step towards fulfilling a campaign promise by Trump who vowed to scrap the 1994 deal between the United States, Canada and Mexico if he cannot adjust it to benefit U.S. interests.

  • MEXICO CITY, May 16- Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Tuesday he expects the administration of U.S.

  • MEXICO ECONOMY MINISTER SAYS EXPECTS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO NOTIFY CONGRESS AT THE BEGINNING OF NEXT WEEK OF PLAN TO OPEN NAFTA NEGOTATIONS.

  • LONDON— Germany once again helped the 19- country eurozone eke out steady, if unspectacular, economic growth in the first quarter of the year. The hope is now that others, such as France and Italy, will start to pull their weight more and push growth even higher this year. There is evidence, however, that the eurozone could pick up pace in coming months, especially as...

  • *Latest round of talks will continue- Mexico sugar chamber. MEXICO CITY, May 15- U.S. Ross and Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo agreed to continue "open dialogue" over the coming days, Mexico's economy ministry said in a statement, but it was unclear when the delegations would next meet.

  • MEXICO CITY, May 15- U.S. Trade Secretary Wilbur Ross and Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo met in Washington on Monday and discussed dates for renegotiating the North American Free Trade agreement, Mexico's economy ministry said in a statement. The ministry did not mention any dates discussed.

  • BUDAPEST, May 15- Central European currencies firmed on Monday on expectations that first-quarter regional economic output data due on Tuesday will show robust growth, though profit-taking caused some retreat in the region's stock markets. The forint, the zloty and the crown firmed 0.3-0.4 percent against the euro by 1339 GMT. "The global mood is quite good,...

  • BUDAPEST, May 15- Central European stocks touched multi-year highs on Monday on expectations that first-quarter regional economic output data due on Tuesday will show robust growth, though profit-taking later caused shares to retreat. Budapest's main stock index rose to nine-year highs, extending gains from a record high close on Friday.

  • SAO PAULO, May 12- Brazilian stocks rose on Friday for the fourth straight day as Petroleo Brasileiro SA shares hit an 11- week high after the state-controlled oil company reported its strongest operating profit ever. In Mexico, Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said he expected negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement with the United...

  • BUFFETT SAYS' MEDICAL COSTS ARE THE TAPEWORM OF AMERICAN ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS'.

  • OTTAWA, April 27- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged U.S. The White House said earlier that Trump told the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Wednesday that he would not terminate the NAFTA treaty at this stage, but would move quickly to begin renegotiating it with them. Any move to break up NAFTA would cause great economic damage to Canada, which sends 75...

  • Japan, the world's third-largest economy, is the EU's sixth-biggest export market. For Japan, it would show it can still do deals despite the demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, once a pillar of Washington's Asia policy. The EU has estimated an ambitious deal could give an economic boost of up to 300 billion euros, with exports to Japan rising by a third.

  • SANTIAGO, April 24- The economies of the Latin America and the Caribbean will grow an overall 1.1 percent in 2017, the United Nations' regional arm said on Monday, a slight downward revision from its previous estimate. In its forecast in December, the Santiago- based Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean had predicted growth of 1.3 percent in the...