Economic policy Headlines

  • China: envoys in 'close communication' ahead of US deadline

    China's government says trade negotiators are in “close communication” with Washington ahead of a weekend deadline for a U.S. tariff hike

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  • New European Central Bank chief holds her first rate meeting

    Investors are getting a look at how Christine Lagarde will handle her new role as head of the European Central Bank

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  • Global shares mixed as Fed leaves rates unchanged

    Global shares are mixed after a wobbly day on Wall Street following the Federal Reserve's announcement that it would leave interest rates unchanged

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  • How major stock indexes fared Wednesday

    Stocks closed modestly higher on Wall Street Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and signaled that it expects to leave them alone in 2020

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  • Iranian scientists' charges dismissed after prisoner swap

    Charges have been dropped against two Iranian-born researchers after an Iranian scientist who also faced charges was released in a prisoner exchange

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  • Fed leaves low rates alone and foresees no moves in 2020

    The Federal Reserve is leaving its benchmark interest rate alone and signaling that it expects to keep low rates unchanged through next year

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  • Fed leaves low rates alone and foresees no moves in 2020

    The Fed's decision to leave rates alone follows three rate cuts earlier this year

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  • Federal Reserve leaves benchmark interest rate unchanged, signals no moves in 2020

    Federal Reserve leaves benchmark interest rate unchanged, signals no moves in 2020

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  • The election could go one of three ways. What would each result mean?

    A Tory majority, Labour win or hung parliament would all have implications beyond Brexit After five weeks of campaigning, the Tories are ahead of Labour in the polls – but few experts dare predict the result. The surprise outcomes of the 2016 Brexit referendum and 2017 general election stung pollsters and pundits alike. Last week, the polling expert Sir John Curtice said Boris Johnson was by no means home and dry, pointing out that if Labour could increase its share of Remain voters by polling...

    the Guardian
  • Labour will be 'spending less on public services than Germany and France'

    Jeremy Corbyn defends multibillion pound general election pledges Jeremy Corbyn has defended his multibillion pound general election spending pledge on public services, arguing it would bring the UK into line with other industrial countries, including France and Germany. After the launch of the Conservative manifesto on Sunday it emerged that for every one pound Boris Johnson has committed to spending, Jeremy Corbyn would spend £28. Continue reading

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  • The Guardian view on the Tory manifesto: dangerous despite its caution

    The Conservative programme unveiled by Boris Johnson rests upon a central untruth: the promise to ‘Get Brexit Done’ The Conservative manifesto launched today looks at first glimpse decidedly modest, even unremarkable. It is so by design. It is intended to reassure, whereas Labour’s programme last week was meant to rouse. There is, however, something ambitious about it: the scale of the dishonesty at its heart. The message – delivered somewhat perfunctorily by the prime minister in Telford – is...

    the Guardian
  • The Guardian view on election economics: there is an alternative

    Economics dominates public debate while being seen as an abstract authority over which people have little control. That must change On BBC Question Time on Thursday there was an exchange between an audience member and a Labour politician – Richard Burgon – that revealed how poor economic literacy deepens the democratic deficit. The audience member, a man who said he earned more than £80,000, rounded on Mr Burgon and called him a liar for claiming that Labour’s manifesto pledge of raising income...

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