economic policies

PARIS | French leader promotes foreign investment at Versailles

PARIS —Jan 21, 2019— French President Emmanuel Macron hosted 150 international business leaders at the Palace of Versailles on Monday in hopes of producing support for his agenda as yellow vest protesters keep up their demonstrations to his government’s economic policies. The CEOs or top executives of Microsoft, Uber, General Electric, Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola … Continue reading PARIS | French leader promotes foreign investment at Versailles

PARIS | France’s Macron to promote foreign investment at Versailles

PARIS— Jan 21, 2019—French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting 150 international business leaders at the Palace of Versailles on Monday in hopes of producing support for his agenda as yellow vest protesters keep up their demonstrations to his government’s economic policies. The CEOs or top executives of Microsoft, Uber, General Electric, Procter & Gamble and … Continue reading PARIS | France’s Macron to promote foreign investment at Versailles

PARIS | France’s Macron hosts 150 world business leaders

PARIS  — Jan 21, 2019—French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting 150 world business leaders in a bid to promote his pro-business agenda, as yellow vest protesters take to the streets against his economic policies. Macron wants to advocate for his measures aimed at attracting foreign investors, including tax changes, at the Monday evening business event … Continue reading PARIS | France’s Macron hosts 150 world business leaders

PARIS | The Latest: French protesters demand more help from govt

PARIS —Jan 12, 2019—The Latest on French yellow vest protests (all times local): 10 p.m. Thousands of yellow vest protesters have marched through Paris and other French cities for a ninth straight weekend to denounce President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies. Sporadic violence broke out during protests Saturday in Paris, Bourges, Bordeaux, Rouen, Marseille and Toulouse. … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: French protesters demand more help from govt

PARIS | French yellow vest protests hit 9th week, clash with police

PARIS —Jan 12, 2019— Thousands of yellow vest protesters marched Saturday through Paris and other French cities for a ninth straight weekend to denounce President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies, and repeated tensions broke out with police. Sporadic violence broke out during protests in Paris, Bourges, Bordeaux, Rouen, Marseille and Toulouse. Protesters walked peacefully through central … Continue reading PARIS | French yellow vest protests hit 9th week, clash with police

SINGAPORE | Asian shares rally on US midterms, soothing fears of shifts

SINGAPORE — Asian markets rose on Thursday after the U.S. midterm elections went as expected, soothing fears of a sudden shift on trade and economic policies. KEEPING SCORE: Japan‘s benchmark Nikkei 225 rallied 1.9 percent to 22,509.10, even as machinery orders slid a record 18.3 percent in September from the previous month because of natural … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian shares rally on US midterms, soothing fears of shifts

PHILADELPHIA | Trump says economic policies translating into more jobs

PHILADELPHIA — President Donald Trump told electrical contractors Tuesday that his economic policies would translate into more jobs for their ranks as he highlighted a new trade deal among the U.S., Mexico and Canada. “We’re in the midst of a manufacturing renaissance — something which nobody thought you’d hear,” Trump said in a speech to … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Trump says economic policies translating into more jobs

ANKARA, Turkey |Turkish lira weakens as markets reopen at end of holiday

ANKARA, Turkey — The Turkish currency has again weakened against the dollar, as Turkey’s markets resumed trading after a week-long religious holiday. The Turkish lira was down some 3.5 percent on Monday, trading at around 6.22 against the dollar. The currency has seen a sharp fall in value this year amid investor concerns over President … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey |Turkish lira weakens as markets reopen at end of holiday

WASHINGTON | Trump to hold rally in Indiana next week for GOP candidate

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump will rally supporters in Indiana next week as Republicans seek to unseat vulnerable Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly. Trump’s campaign announced Wednesday that he will hold a rally in Evansville on Aug. 30. He previously appeared in the state in May. The campaign says Trump will talk about economic policies and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump to hold rally in Indiana next week for GOP candidate

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Erdogan appeals for calm, currency drops further

ANKARA, Turkey  — The Latest on Turkey’s financial turmoil (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is appealing for calm as the country’s currency plunges, urging people to change foreign money into local lira. The lira tumbled about 10 percent on Friday to another record low as investors worry about Erdogan’s unorthodox … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Erdogan appeals for calm, currency drops further

SEOUL, South Korea  | Kim slams local North Koreans for unfinished power plant

SEOUL, South Korea  — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has blasted local officials over a delayed construction project, state media reported Tuesday, his second such rebuke over the economy in recent weeks. It’s unusual for state media to carry dispatches showing Kim’s criticism of officials. Some experts say Kim, eager to claim economic gains, … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea  | Kim slams local North Koreans for unfinished power plant

MILWAUKEE | Trump to tout economic policies at Foxconn ground-breaking

MILWAUKEE — President Donald Trump was highlighting his economic policies Thursday by taking part in the ceremonial groundbreaking for a $10 billion Foxconn factory complex that may bring thousands of jobs to a state he barely carried in the 2016 presidential election. But Trump’s celebration will be overshadowed by Harley-Davidson’s announcement that it is moving … Continue reading MILWAUKEE | Trump to tout economic policies at Foxconn ground-breaking

Trump heads to Swiss forum to push economic policies,

WASHINGTON /January 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump is ready to play salesman as he heads to an economic summit in the Swiss Alps, making the case that his “America First” agenda can go hand-in-hand with global cooperation. Trump is set to arrive at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday to … Continue reading Trump heads to Swiss forum to push economic policies,

EU official: Greece closing in on end of bailout years

BRUSSELS/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A senior EU official says Greece is close to passing its next bailout review, putting the country within reach of ending its eight-year rescue program that saved it from bankruptcy but required hugely painful austerity cuts. The official said that eurozone finance ministers meeting next week had “a great willingness to say … Continue reading EU official: Greece closing in on end of bailout years