HAMBURG Greater global efforts should be taken to safeguard precious world water supplies to secure food production, the agriculture ministers of the group of 20 leading economies (G20) said on Sunday.
DAVOS, Switzerland Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday the prospects of faster U.S. growth may push up the dollar, and he offered an upbeat view on the world economy, dismissing concerns that protectionism could spread and undermine global trade.
DAVOS, Switzerland A strengthening dollar and a "race to the bottom" on taxes, deregulation and trade policy are the major risks to an otherwise brightening global economy, financial leaders said on the final day of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
DAVOS, Switzerland British finance minister Philip Hammond warned the European Union on Thursday that Britain would find other ways to remain competitive after Brexit if it did not strike a comprehensive trading deal with the bloc.
DAVOS, Switzerland German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday that Britain should not try to gain competitive advantage by cutting corporate tax rates.
BERLIN Germany opposes an international 'race to the bottom' on tax competition, a spokeswoman for the Finance Ministry said on Monday when asked about British Prime Minister Theresa May's declared aim of having the lowest corporate tax rate in the G20.
PERL-NENNIG, Germany German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday urged the United States to stick to multilateral cooperation, saying a trend towards protectionism was a risk to prosperity.
BERLIN/MOSCOW Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev, who is on a European Union list of Russians banned from entering the bloc, will next week attend a meeting in Berlin with his G20 counterparts at Germany's invitation.
LONDON Global regulators flagged on Thursday they would revisit plans on whether to designate big asset managers such as BlackRock and Vanguard as being globally systemic and requiring tougher scrutiny, despite fierce resistance from the sector.
LONDON Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Wednesday that Britain's giant financial services sector could be undermined like a wobbly wooden tower in the popular game of Jenga if key parts of the industry move elsewhere because of Brexit.