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Globalisation is a reality, not matter of choice - China's bank governor

BOAO, China Globalisation is a reality for all countries, and is not a matter of choice, the People's Bank of China's governor, Zhou Xiaochuan, on Saturday.

BOJ chief Kuroda says 'no reason' to withdraw stimulus now

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said there is "no reason" to raise the bank's bond yield targets now with inflation so far from its 2 percent target, offering his strongest denial to date of the chance of withdrawing its massive stimulus any time soon. | Video

Business, Japan, 24 Mar 2017

Japan Finance Minister - G20 shared need for free trade

TOKYO The Group of 20 major economies, including the United States, agreed on the importance of free trade at a finance leaders' gathering in Baden-Baden, Germany, last week, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday.

Business, Japan 24 Mar 2017

South Korea central bank chief says China's moves, protectionism to hold back recovery

SEOUL Recent moves by China to restrain South Korean businesses, seen as retaliation for the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system, will be negative for South Korea's economy, the head of the central bank said on Thursday.

Business, 23 Mar 2017

Factbox - Political risk outlook calendar for Trump agenda

Financial market concerns are rising about the pace of policymaking in Washington under U.S. President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans in Congress, with investors focused on knock-on effects from any setbacks in Trump's Obamacare rollback plan.

World, 22 Mar 2017

Protectionism may raise, not cut, trade deficits - ECB

FRANKFURT Protectionist trade policies may increase, rather than reduce, a country's trade deficit, the European Central Bank said in a study on Wednesday, just days after finance chiefs of the world's top 20 economies dropped their pledge for open trade.

Business, 22 Mar 2017

U.S. must stick to WTO rules when overhauling tax code - EU, German officials

BERLIN The new U.S. administration should keep its international obligations and common trade rules in mind when overhauling its tax code to favour exports over imports, senior European and German government officials said on Tuesday.

Business, 21 Mar 2017

Host Italy wants G7 to reject 'temptation' of protectionism at summit

ROME Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Tuesday that he wants to send a strong message in favour of free trade when he welcomes U.S. President Donald Trump and other world leaders in Italy in May.

World, 21 Mar 2017

EU finance ministers worried about free trade after 'surreal' G20

BRUSSELS European Union finance ministers expressed concern on Tuesday over the future of free trade after what one of them called a "surreal" meeting of finance chiefs of the world's 20 biggest economies at the weekend. | Video

Business, 21 Mar 2017

Business leaders urge G20 to put climate change back on agenda

BERLIN Business executives and scientists on Tuesday urged the world's leading economies to put global warming back on the G20 agenda after finance ministers and central bankers failed to reaffirm their readiness to finance measures against climate change.

Business, 21 Mar 2017

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Global GDP comparison

A graphical look at the world's top economies by size and per-capita production.  Interactive