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  • G20 Unlikely to Pressure Japan Over Weakening Yen Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 7:09 PM ET

    The world's top economic policymakers are likely to discuss how Japan's new monetary and fiscal policy drive is weakening the yen when they meet next month, but will stop well short of calling it a competitive devaluation, G20 officials said.

  • IMF Chief Urges Major Economies to Promote Growth Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 2:13 AM ET

    The European Central Bank should keep monetary policy easy and perhaps try to lower borrowing costs further to help the euro zone's struggling economy, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

  • World Bank Slashes Global Growth Forecasts for 2013 Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 7:13 PM ET
    World Bank building in Washington, DC.

    A frustratingly slow economic recovery in developed nations is holding back the global economy, the World Bank said on Tuesday, as it sharply cut its outlook for world growth in 2013.

  • Hints of Competitiveness in Recession-Hit Spain Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 7:14 AM ET
    Demonstrators take part in a protest against government's health cuts and privatisation plans in Madrid on December 16, 2012.

    Latin American markets have been a prime target for Spanish companies because of their language advantage, and giants such as Telefonica and Banco Santander have increased their exposure there to compensate for problems in their domestic market.

  • Asia's Growth Prospects Not So Hot: ADB Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 7:35 PM ET
    Malaysia

    The Asian Development Bank lowered its 2012 and 2013 growth estimates for developing Asia on Friday as frail global demand drags on the region.

  • Greece has hired Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley to conduct a voluntary buy back of its debt, a senior finance ministry official told Reuters.

  • OECD Slashes Global Growth Forecasts for 2013 Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 6:09 AM ET

    The OECD slashed its global growth forecasts on Tuesday, warning that the debt crisis in the recession-hit euro zone is the greatest threat to the world economy.

  • State-Owned Enterprises: The State Advances Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 10:04 AM ET

    The state’s grip on the economy has been tightening. Could foreign pressure persuade the new leadership to reverse course?

  • Trade Growth to Plunge Below 20-Year Average Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 9:46 AM ET

    World trade will grow by a mere 2.5 percent this year, dragged down by Europe to less than half of the previous 20-year average, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Friday.