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...

Fed survey finds US economy being hurt by trade battles

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a modest pace in September and into October, despite rising trade tensions and weaker global growth that hampered manufacturing, and adverse weather hitt...

Stocks edge lower as investors weigh earnings, sales data

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged lower in early trading on Wall Street Wednesday as investors weighed the latest batch of corporate earnings and a weak report on retail sales. Surprising...

Libyan official: Rival Tripoli gov't restricts oil revenues

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The head of Libya's parallel government in the east says rival, U.N.-backed authorities in Tripoli have restricted oil revenues to areas under its control. Ben...

Eurozone inflation revised down to near 3-year lows

BRUSSELS (AP) — Inflation in the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest rate since November 2016. Statistics agency Eurostat revised down the annual rate of consumer price infl...

UK inflation unexpectedly holds steady at 1.7% in September

LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that falling fuel and secondhand car prices helped keep consumer price inflation in Britain unchanged in September at 1.7%, its lowest rate since late 2016. ...

Embattled Argentine farmers eye presidential vote with fear

PERGAMINO, Argentina (AP) — Juan Rossi walks between rows of green wheat at his farm in one of Argentina's most fertile agricultural regions, worrying about the future of the farming sector that is th...

The Latest: 3 awarded economics Nobel for study on poverty

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel prize in economics (all times local): 11:50 a.m. The Nobel prize in economics has been awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther ...

Nobel awards season comes to an end with economics prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences will announce the last Nobel winner later Monday, when it awards its prestigious economics prize. The prize — officially known ...

3 win Nobel Prize for showing how cells sense low oxygen

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Americans and a British scientist won a Nobel Prize on Monday for discovering details of how the body's cells sense and react to low oxygen levels, providing a foothold f...

Fed chairman says goal is to keep economy in 'good place'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday that the U.S. economy is facing some risks at the moment, but overall it is in a "good place" and the Fed's main job is to "keep it...

India's central bank cuts key interest rate for fifth time

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's central bank has cut its key interest by a quarter of a percentage point to 5.15%, a fifth consecutive reduction, and has also lowered its economic growth forecast for the 201...

US sanctions squeezing Iran-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — The conflict between Iran and the U.S. that has created tensions throughout much of the Middle East is now also being felt in Lebanon, where Washington has slapped sanctions on the Iran-...

Taiwan will continue to benefit from US-China trade war, says Central Bank chair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The chairman of Taiwan’s Central Bank Yang Chin-long (楊金龍) spoke to the press following a Finance Committee meeting at the Legislative Yuan, where he said that Taiwan&rsq...

New Taiwan dollar an unexpected winner of US-China trade war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The New Taiwan dollar appears to have become an unexpected winner of the U.S.-China trade war, according to Bloomberg. Thanks to an influx of foreign capital and invest...