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The World Economic Forum kicks off its meeting in Davos, and this year Donald Trump will be among the attendees.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 6:22 pm
Some 57% of chief executives expect the global economy to expand this year, says PwC.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 5:35 pm
The IMF's economic forecast says prospects for the global economy have picked up, especially for Europe and Asia.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 3:17 pm
Too many people are still being left out of the global recovery, says IMF's Christine Lagarde.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 3:05 pm
The senators are trying to reach a deal on spending and immigration ahead of a vote on Monday.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 2:33 am
The gap between the super rich and the rest of the world widened last year, claims Oxfam.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 12:06 am
'Don't be afraid to ask for help', says Jen Atkinson, the CEO of luxury travel company ITC.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 12:05 am
The small Malaysian state of Penang is punching well above its weight in the tech world through hardware manufacturing.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 12:02 am
A post-Brexit customs union is best for economic growth, the CBI's director general says.
Posted: January 21, 2018, 12:52 pm
The French president said a special trade deal between the UK and EU is possible.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 5:05 am
Can a futuristic tube-based transport scheme that shoots pods through a vacuum become a reality?
Posted: January 19, 2018, 11:21 pm
Retailers saw their biggest monthly fall since the EU referendum, official figures show.
Posted: January 19, 2018, 4:02 pm
Housing took a much smaller share of incomes 60 years ago, but food and fashion cost more, says the ONS.
Posted: January 18, 2018, 2:01 pm
It's the country's first year-on-year grow figure beats Beijing's official growth target of 6.5%, though some question China's GDP data.
Posted: January 18, 2018, 8:26 am
The region saw the biggest price growth in the year to November, with London recording the slowest.
Posted: January 16, 2018, 11:51 am
The rate fell from November's six-year high of 3.1% mainly because of the impact of air fares.
Posted: January 16, 2018, 11:30 am
The World Bank has ordered an enquiry into the ranking it gave Chile for competitiveness.
Posted: January 15, 2018, 1:28 am
A big rise in men working part time is coupled with a fall in the number of middle earners.
Posted: January 15, 2018, 12:07 am
As Jerome Powell prepares to take over the Federal Reserve, is the era of central bank independence ending?
Posted: December 10, 2017, 8:30 pm
The growth of easily available credit profoundly altered our attitude to money.
Posted: December 4, 2017, 12:21 am
The interest rate set by America's central bank, the US Federal Reserve, is one of the key levers of the global economy.
Posted: November 28, 2017, 12:20 am
The chancellor loosens the public finances envelope as the economy stutters.
Posted: November 22, 2017, 4:54 pm
How people fleeing South Sudan have managed to create work – for themselves and others – in their new home of Uganda.
Posted: November 7, 2017, 2:34 am
One leading economist says it could release trillions of dollars of so-called "dead capital".
Posted: November 6, 2017, 12:22 am
Why hire a manager and then hire someone else to tell them how to do their job?
Posted: October 30, 2017, 1:58 am
An explosion in tourism has saved Iceland's economy. But in a country of just 300,000 people, how much tourism is too much?
Posted: October 27, 2017, 8:49 pm
The father of double-entry bookkeeping wrote the definitive guide in 1494.
Posted: October 22, 2017, 11:02 pm
How Canadian winemaker Norman Hardie is able to make award-winning wines, despite winter temperatures so cold it can kill his vines.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 11:41 pm
Health risks and job losses are among the harms many in China face in the push for economic change.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 11:24 pm
Just 13% of US academic economists are women - and only one has won the Nobel Prize in economics. Why are women so under-represented in the profession?
Posted: October 12, 2017, 11:06 pm
Five ways the theory behind this year's Nobel prize for economics may have influenced your behaviour.
Posted: October 9, 2017, 3:27 pm
Asking customers what they wanted profoundly changed how retailers sold their goods.
Posted: October 1, 2017, 11:34 pm
A rise in interest rates would be good news for savers, but bad for borrowers. How would a rise of 0.25% affect you?
Posted: September 29, 2017, 2:23 pm
Theresa May says trade should continue as it is for two years post-Brexit – but what do the UK’s trading relationships look like at the moment?
Posted: September 27, 2017, 11:29 pm
Cheap plastic has become ubiquitous, but we need to get better at recycling it.
Posted: September 24, 2017, 11:02 pm
Without it, companies in the sharing economy might not have grown as successfully as they have.
Posted: September 17, 2017, 11:15 pm
The collapse of Northern Rock: Ten years on
Posted: September 11, 2017, 11:22 pm
The value of modern currency comes not from what it's made of, but what we all agree it's worth.
Posted: September 10, 2017, 11:41 pm
Could low-cost automated financial advice help close the massive retirement savings gap?
Posted: September 7, 2017, 11:03 pm
The English wine making industry is growing, but could it ever threaten the dominant European producers?
Posted: September 5, 2017, 11:10 pm
The limited liability company has been described as "the greatest single discovery of modern times”.
Posted: September 3, 2017, 11:06 pm
Buying foreign currency is both easier and more challenging than in the past.
Posted: August 31, 2017, 12:35 pm
Many of Europe's largest banks have already announced their intention to relocate jobs to Frankfurt as Brexit talks go on.
Posted: August 28, 2017, 11:16 pm
The arguments nearly a century ago over the use of leaded petrol.
Posted: August 27, 2017, 11:16 pm
More than half of the 160 BHS stores that closed after it went into administration a year ago are still empty, says new research.
Posted: August 27, 2017, 11:14 pm
Amar Al-Sadi and her family escaped war-torn Yemen and are among thousands who have bought Maltese passports.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 11:20 pm
How the spread of barbed wire helped redraw the map of the USA.
Posted: August 6, 2017, 11:36 pm
The chunk of global wealth illegally stashed in tax havens is a big feature of the modern economy.
Posted: July 30, 2017, 11:17 pm
Chlorine chicken isn't the only food that has got politicians in a flap
Posted: July 27, 2017, 11:12 am
How would the UK benefit from a trade deal with the US and is it likely to happen?
Posted: July 25, 2017, 5:06 pm
Since the first commercial substitute for breast milk was launched in 1865, formula has shaped the workforce.
Posted: July 24, 2017, 3:31 pm
The government is consulting on a new strategy which puts the consumer "at the heart of the aviation sector".
Posted: July 21, 2017, 1:41 pm
Warren Buffett has advised his wife to invest her money in low-cost index funds, after his death.
Posted: July 16, 2017, 11:21 pm
Medieval tally sticks illustrate what money really is: a kind of debt that can be traded freely.
Posted: July 9, 2017, 11:29 pm
If rules are too strict, good ideas take too long to spread, but lax regulation risks no innovation.
Posted: June 25, 2017, 11:10 pm
What impact is China's Belt and Road initiative, aimed at boosting trade links, having in Kazakhstan?
Posted: June 22, 2017, 11:11 pm
What do economists and businesses think of the aftermath of the Brexit vote, and what do they think the future holds?
Posted: June 22, 2017, 11:05 pm
China consumes more electricity than any other country but is also the world's biggest solar energy producer.
Posted: June 21, 2017, 11:06 pm
South Africa exports almost half of the apples it grows, but rising temperatures are hitting production.
Posted: June 20, 2017, 11:36 pm
From Spacewar! to Pokemon Go, video games have created jobs, made money and driven technology forward.
Posted: June 18, 2017, 11:18 pm
Is the government allowed to requisition homes to provide emergency housing?
Posted: June 16, 2017, 3:38 pm

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The announcement came Monday from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 10:02 pm
The largest oil refinery along the U.S. East Coast filed for bankruptcy protection on Sunday and blamed its downfall on "broken" environmental rules squeezing the industry.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 9:40 pm
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Posted: January 22, 2018, 5:45 pm
The European Union further isolates President Nicolas Maduro's administration, which many world leaders describe as a dictatorship.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 4:28 pm
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Posted: January 22, 2018, 3:57 pm
Of all the wealth created last year, 82% went to the richest 1%, according to a new report from Oxfam International.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 3:42 pm
Russia's economic prospects over the next six years look grim under President Vladimir Putin.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 3:37 pm
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Posted: January 22, 2018, 3:35 pm
The Trump administration's tax overhaul is the latest piece of good news for the global economy as leaders gather in Davos.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 3:10 pm
A year ago, Trump promised to repeal Obamacare during his first year in office. That didn't happen, but the Trump administration has been successful at chipping away at the Affordable Care Act in other ways. Here's how.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 3:28 pm
Thousands of the world's richest and most powerful people are preparing for a pilgrimage to Davos. Why are they going?
Posted: January 20, 2018, 1:33 pm
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 1:14 pm
President Trump's son will host the early buyers of new Trump Towers apartments in India at a meeting in New York City.
Posted: January 19, 2018, 9:59 pm
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 4:44 pm
All 55 African countries are expected to back a Continental Free Trade Area in March. Free trade in goods and services could follow by the end of the year.
Posted: January 19, 2018, 3:28 pm
European countries lead the way when it comes to giving mothers paid time off.
Posted: January 19, 2018, 12:07 pm
Some Republicans say high wages in the U.S. are hurting America's global competitiveness. See the countries where wages are even higher.
Posted: December 9, 2016, 10:53 pm
When the federal minimum wage first became law in 1938, it was 25 cents. Adjusted for inflation, that would be worth $4.19 today. Scroll over the chart to see historical minimum wage amounts, and their corresponding values in today's dollars.
Posted: December 9, 2016, 10:51 pm

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