WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump plans to promote U.S. natural gas exports at a meeting next week in Warsaw with a dozen leaders from central and eastern Europe, a region heavily reliant on Russian supplies, his top economic adviser told Reuters.
TOKYO Japanese premier Shinzo Abe is looking to quietly ditch a pledge to balance the budget by fiscal 2020 in favour of a looser debt-to-GDP ratio target, a move that gives him a free hand to delay again an unpopular sales tax hike, government sources say.
BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that global trade was not a zero-sum game and that she would seek to establish a rules-based commerce system that benefits all, striking a compromising tone before a G20 summit next week.
BERLIN Police units sent from Berlin to help secure a G20 summit in Hamburg next week have been sent home after media reports that some officers had sex and urinated in the open while others brandished weapons while drunk at a wild party.
LONDON The rise of fintech does not pose any compelling risks to financial stability, according to a review by global regulators, but this may change as the sector grows.
BERLIN U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has at the last minute pulled out of a trip to Germany on Tuesday, the German economy ministry said, not giving a reason for the cancellation which comes at a time of friction with Washington over trade policy.
LONDON After the hype and all the high hopes, it is down to business for France's Emmanuel Macron and his shiny new majority with the opening session of parliament today. First up is the election of a new speaker, but more pressing and controversial things lie ahead - notably a bill to reform France's unwieldy labour code.
BRUSSELS The European Union is in a "very intense phase" in its negotiations for a free-trade agreement with Japan and could sign a provisional deal as early as next week, EU trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom said on Monday.
BERLIN Germany said on Monday it does not expect Turkish security and police officers who were charged with assault after an attack on protesters in Washington to accompany Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to next week's G20 summit in Hamburg.
MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Monday it was still premature to say anything certain about a possible meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump next month because no definite arrangements had been made for it.