Economy

Bank of England holds rates after first hike in decade

Dec 14, 2017

The Bank of England has kept its main interest rate unchanged at 0.50 percent, a month after increasing borrowing costs for the first time in a decade to contain a rise inflation stoked by last year's Brexit vote.

South Africa's famed ANC risks split in choosing new leader

Dec 14, 2017

South Africa's famed ANC risks split in choosing new leader; 'Collapse or begin a renewal'

European Central Bank leaves interest rates and bond-purchase stimulus levels unchanged

Dec 14, 2017

European Central Bank leaves interest rates and bond-purchase stimulus levels unchanged

The Latest: Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold

Dec 14, 2017

The Bank of England has kept its main interest rate unchanged at 0.50 percent, a month after increasing borrowing costs for the first time in a decade to contain a rise inflation stoked by last year's Brexit vote.

South Korean President Moon in China on visit to repair ties

Dec 14, 2017

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is in Beijing on a visit to repair ties frayed by a dispute over the deployment of an American anti-missile system

Decade since recession: Thriving cities leave others behind

Dec 14, 2017

Superstar cities and stagnation: How the Great Recession perpetuated US regional divides

China reacts to Fed rate hike by nudging up key policy rate

Dec 14, 2017

China's central bank has reacted to the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rate increase by nudging up its own rate for lending to commercial banks but left rates for borrowing by companies and the public unchanged

Asian shares mixed as Fed hike gives investors few surprises

Dec 14, 2017

Asian stocks mixed after Fed rate hike, China follows with increase in short, medium-term lending rates

The Latest: China raises key policy rate after Fed's hike

Dec 14, 2017

China's central bank responds to Fed's rate hike by nudging up key policy rate on lending to commercial banks

GOP says it's got a deal on taxes; cuts coming for next year

Dec 14, 2017

GOP leaders forged agreement tax overhaul, paving the way to slash taxes for businesses and give most people tax cuts starting next year

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