economy

‘Yellow vest’ protests slow French economy, piling pressure on Macron

‘Yellow vest’ protests slow French economy, piling pressure on Macron

Published 10/12/2018

PARIS (Reuters) - The anti-government protests convulsing France will slow growth to close to a standstill in the final quarter, the central bank said on [more…]

Iran says U.S. economic pressure ‘futile’ and a ‘psychological…

Iran says U.S. economic pressure ‘futile’ and a ‘psychological…

Published 05/11/2018

DUBAI (Reuters) - New U.S. sanctions on Iran’s vital oil sector are part of a psychological war launched by Washington against Tehran but these will [more…]

Europe focuses on growth, Fed to follow mid-terms

Europe focuses on growth, Fed to follow mid-terms

Published 04/11/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - New economic forecasts from the European Commission and services PMIs will help clarify the outlook for the euro zone economy after third-quarter [more…]

Japan’s PM Abe says specific monetary policy steps up to BOJ to decide

Japan’s PM Abe says specific monetary policy steps up to BOJ to decide

Published 30/10/2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday specific monetary policy steps must be left for the central bank to decide. “I [more…]

Sri Lanka’s political crisis triggers major economic concerns

Sri Lanka’s political crisis triggers major economic concerns

Published 30/10/2018

(The story is refiled to fix ‘triggers’ in headline.) By Shihar Aneez and Abhirup Roy COLOMBO/MUMBAI (Reuters) - A decision by Sri Lanka’s president to [more…]

Euro zone investor morale falls on Italy, car industry worries

Euro zone investor morale falls on Italy, car industry worries

Published 08/10/2018

BERLIN (Reuters) - Investor morale in the euro zone fell more than expected in October, a survey showed on Monday, as concerns about Italy’s fiscal [more…]

Unexpected decline in German industry output hints at economic…

Unexpected decline in German industry output hints at economic…

Published 08/10/2018

BERLIN (Reuters) - German industrial output dipped unexpectedly in August for the third time in as many months, data showed on Monday, suggesting Europe’s largest [more…]

Germany on track for solid growth as business morale holds steady

Germany on track for solid growth as business morale holds steady

Published 24/09/2018

BERLIN (Reuters) - Business morale held steady in Germany in September, propped up by consumer spending and construction, a survey showed, to leave the country [more…]

‘Who broke the law?’ Cohn says in defending Wall Street’s role in…

‘Who broke the law?’ Cohn says in defending Wall Street’s role in…

Published 18/09/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gary Cohn, the former economic adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, gave a ringing endorsement of Wall Street bankers on Monday, [more…]