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  • Construction crews work on a freeway overpass along Highway 101 in Novato, California.

    The comments by the president of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank came amid mounting criticisms that the push for massive infrastructure building has increased the debt burden of developing nations in an unsustainable way.

  • Chanel and Cartier logos are displayed on stores in Hong Kong.

    Most of the impact will be indirect, with the tariffs likely affecting the overall Chinese economy and the capacity for consumers to spend money on luxury goods, says Pascal Martin, a partner at consulting firm OC&C Strategy Consultants.

  • Founder and Chairman of Alibaba Group Jack Ma present at the 'Ma Yun Rural Teachers Prize' awards show on January 22, 2018 in Sanya , Hainan province, China.

    The ability to stay the course can make or break a business — that's something that Alibaba's self-made billionaire founder Jack Ma knows well.

  • KIEV, Oct 19- Ukraine announced on Friday it would raise household gas prices by nearly a quarter as Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman warned that the country risked default if it crashed out of its International Monetary Fund aid program. If Ukraine receives another tranche, that would allow the government to go to the market to issue new debt and would also...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Oct 19- Argentine President Mauricio Macri is used to seeing bad poll numbers as he struggles to drive through an unpopular austerity program that has cut fuel subsidies, raised taxes and sent utility bills soaring. But a poll out this week had a particularly worrisome number that could spell trouble for Macri's hopes to squeeze additional budget...

  • KIEV, Oct 19- Ukraine announced on Friday it would raise household gas prices by nearly a quarter as Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman warned that the country risked default if it crashed out of its International Monetary Fund aid programme. Ukraine was obliged to raise household gas tariffs to qualify for more aid under a $17.5 billion IMF programme that...

  • Jack Ma, co-founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

    Growing a company involves hiring the right people. For Jack Ma, the man behind Chinese tech giant Alibaba, that's a process that took him some time to master.

  • Founder and Chairman of Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, gives a speech at the 'Ma Yun Rural Teachers Prize' on January 22th, 2018 in Sanya , Hainan province, China.

    Jack Ma, the iconic co-founder of Chinese tech giant Alibaba, said he's returning to teaching after stepping down as chairman of the company. And he has his lesson plan drawn up.

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde speaks during a press conference in Tokyo on October 4, 2018. 

    The IMF's Christine Lagarde had been scheduled to attend an investing event in Saudi Arabia which has seen mounting cancellations since the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

  • People line up to receive a free meal at the St. Anthony foundation dining room in San Francisco, California (File photo).

    Several analysts have come out of the woodwork in the last few weeks predicting not just a U.S. growth slowdown, but the start of a recession in 2020.

  • *IMF expected to push Pakistan to make some hard choices. ISLAMABAD, Oct 12- From cutting power subsidies to forcing currency devaluations that stoke inflation, the hard choices facing Pakistan as it seeks a bailout from the International Monetary Fund pose a major headache for populist new Prime Minister Imran Khan. Talks with the IMF have been launched and...

  • Pedestrians walk past the International Monetary Fund headquarters in Washington, D.C.

    If global supply chains are forced to adjust due to the trade tensions between the U.S. and China, it may cost the world economy about 1 percent of GDP by 2019, Tao Zhang, deputy managing director at the International Monetary Fund, told CNBC.

  • *US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says China wants to avoid more yuan falls. NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Oct 13- The United States sought to make currency a central part of any solution to a bruising trade fight with China, keeping the pressure on Beijing to speed up economic reforms at a gathering of world policy makers who pledged to do more to safeguard global growth.

  • Jonathan Larsen, chief innovation officer of Ping An Insurance Group.

    The Global Voyage Fund is "a billion-dollar fund focused on fintech and digital health, which are two of the most important areas for our company," Ping An Insurance Group's Chief Innovation Officer Jonathan Larsen told CNBC.

  • President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping portrayed Beijing as the champion and defender of globalisation at the Davos World Economic Forum amid rising fears of trade protectionism. At the International Monetary Fund and World Bank annual meetings on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, some of that sentiment...

  • Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase. 

    J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman and now Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga will not be attending an investment conference in Saudi Arabia later this month, CNBC has learned.

  • President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping portrayed Beijing as the champion and defender of globalization at the Davos World Economic Forum amid rising fears of trade protectionism. At the International Monetary Fund and World Bank annual meetings on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, some of that sentiment...

  • A woman walks past the headquarters of the People's Bank of China in Beijing, China.

    "We still have plenty of monetary instruments in terms of interest rate policy, in terms of required reserve ratio. We have plenty of room for adjustment, in case we need it," said Yi Gang, the governor of the People's Bank of China.

  • ASHGABAT, Oct 13- Turkmenistan's economic growth slowed to 6.2 percent in the January-September period this year from 6.4 percent in the same nine-month period in 2017, President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov told a televised government meeting on Saturday. Private sector investments have been on the rise, he added. The International Monetary Fund expects...

  • *China's c.bank chief pledges to keep yuan value stable. *China's stance echoes IMF pledge to avoid using FX as trade tool. NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Oct 13- China's top central banker on Saturday pledged to keep the yuan currency's value "broadly stable," a sign that Beijing may be trying to prevent a bruising trade dispute with the United States from spilling over into a...