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Economy Dec 06OPEC nations and Russia agree to cut oil output to lift prices
The nations have agreed to cut their crude production by an extra 500,000 barrels a day.
Economy Sep 04Incoming European Central Bank head defends low interest rates
During hearings in the European parliament Wednesday, Lagarde said the job requires both a commitment to the basic mandate to keep prices stable and the "agility" to come up with new ways to meet unforeseen trouble.
Nation Sep 02Global stocks mixed after U.S. and China increase tariffs
U.S. stock and markets were closed for the Labor Day holiday, draining some of the energy from global trading. Benchmarks in London, Paris and Shanghai advanced. Tokyo and Hong Kong declined.
World Aug 25Best G-7 can do for global economy: just don’t make it worse
The global economy craves a double shot of confidence right now but the best that leaders of the Group of Seven can offer is a less intoxicating cocktail: not making things worse.
World Aug 24G-7 summit in France a test of unity among world leaders
Efforts to salvage consensus among the G-7 rich democracies frayed Saturday in the face of U.S. President Donald Trump's unpredictable America-first approach even before the official start of the summit in southern France.
Economy Jul 25European Central Bank joins Fed in paving way for stimulus
The ECB's rate-setting board left its key interest benchmarks unchanged at a policy meeting Thursday but said it could cut them as its next move.
Economy Jul 09Volkswagen to stop making the Beetle after 81 years
Volkswagen is halting production of the last version of its Beetle model this week at its plant in Puebla, Mexico.
World Apr 15Former Volkswagen CEO charged with fraud in Germany
German prosecutors have charged former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others with fraud and other offenses in connection with the company's massive, multi-year effort to cheat on diesel emissions testing.
World Mar 03Merkel’s fate hangs on vote by potential coalition partner
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is awaiting the results of a vote by her potential coalition partner — the center-left Social Democrats — to learn if she will be able to form a new government.