AP Explains: Argentina's next leader preps foreign policy

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — What kind of foreign policy can the world expect from Argentina when its new president takes office in December? Argentina sparred with the United States and other Weste...

China's economy struggles as consumers tighten belts

BEIJING (AP) — With home sales crashing, real estate agent Zhang Yonggang is tightening his belt, part of a plunge in Chinese consumer demand that is a bigger threat to economic growth than Beij...

As economy slows, new ECB head Lagarde faces big challenges

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's economy is losing strength. Top officials at the European Central Bank are at odds over policy. And it's even unclear whether they can do much to help anyway. ...

Greece wins European creditors' approval to repay IMF early

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has won approval from its European creditors to repay part of its debts to the International Monetary Fund earlier than required, thus avoiding cumbersome interest payment...

Argentina's center-left Peronists celebrate return to power

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Peronists celebrated their return to power after incumbent President Mauricio Macri conceded defeat in a dramatic election that likely swung the country back...

IMF: Volatile politics and oil prices hinder Mideast growth

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Political uncertainty and volatile oil prices are hindering economic growth in the Middle East this year, but trends should reverse next year, according to a new rep...

Argentina's Peronists seek return in polarized election

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Frustration over a bruising economic crisis and rising poverty has eroded support for Argentina's pro-business incumbent ahead of Sunday's presidential election and boos...

Global finance leaders hopeful for modest rebound in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance leaders agree that growth has slowed but they remain hopeful for a modest rebound next year as long as trade and geopolitical tensions do not worsen. ...

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___ China's economic slowdown deepens, weighing on global growth BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth slowed to a new three-decade low amid a tariff war with Wash...

World finance officials facing host of problems

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and its sister organization, the World Bank, are laying out their visions for the future, hoping to achieve a world with les...

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___ Europe's specialty food makers brace for US tariffs MILAN (AP) — European producers of premium specialty agricultural products like French wine, Italian Parmesa...

US-China trade war weighing on world's growth, IMF says

The global economy is slowing, largely because of the U.S. trade war with China, according to the 189-member International Monetary Fund. The Washington-based institution is the worl...

IMF head says more needed to boost growth than US-China deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund's new leader says a trade truce between the United States and China could trim expected losses to the world economy but won't be enough to produce str...

Taiwan's 2019 GDP growth forecast to hit 2.46%: DGBAS

Balking a forecast from a world body on Taiwan's economy in 2019 amid a weakening global economy, the government is confident that the domestic economy will expand by more than 2 percent this year...

After ending protests, Ecuador faces dire economic outlook

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — President Lenín Moreno survived the toughest political crisis of his presidency by negotiating an end to indigenous anti-austerity protests. Now he faces an even tougher challeng...