Economy

A year after Jammeh's exit, Gambia emerges from the shadows

Jan 19, 2018

A year after Jammeh's exit, Gambia emerges from the shadows; 'Time to rebuild a country'

Czech lawmakers lift immunity for PM Babis over fraud claims

Jan 19, 2018

Lawmakers in the lower house of Parliament have agreed to lift the immunity from prosecution for billionaire Andrej Babis over an alleged fraud involving EU subsidies

Germany halts further arms exports to parties in Yemen war

Jan 19, 2018

Germany won't approve arms exports to countries involved in the conflict in Yemen, a move that could affect sales of military hardware to Saudi Arabia

Stocks rise despite looming US government closure

Jan 19, 2018

Modest gains for world shares as US government closure looms, dollar retreats

US oil output is booming and seen outpacing Saudis, Russia

Jan 19, 2018

A global energy agency says that U.S. oil production is growing quickly and is forecast to top that of heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Russia this year

UK holiday spending squeezed by Brexit-related inflation

Jan 19, 2018

Official figures show that retail sales in Britain in the crucial month of December sank by far more than anticipated in the markets

Germany's Merkel to address Davos forum next Wednesday

Jan 19, 2018

The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel will appear at the World Economic Forum in Davos next Wednesday, a day when the event's focus is on Europe

Group urges Sudan to halt arresting reporters amid protests

Jan 19, 2018

The Committee to Protect Journalists has urged Sudanese authorities "to cease harassing and arresting" journalists covering anti-inflation protests

Asian shares mixed as US government shutdown threat looms

Jan 19, 2018

Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell following Wall Street's retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed

The Latest: Schumer says very short-term funding would be OK

Jan 19, 2018

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says Senate Democrats would support a "very short-term" government-wide funding bill to avert a shutdown

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