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G20 farm ministers seek to protect precious water supplies


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.

BOJ Kuroda says solid U.S. growth may push up dollar, upbeat on global outlook

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.

Business, Japan, 20 Jan 2017

Fears of economic 'race to bottom', strong dollar in Davos

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.

Business, Sport, 20 Jan 2017

Britain warns EU - we'll find ways to compete if no trade deal

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.

UK, Business, 19 Jan 2017

Schaeuble says Britain should not use corporate tax rates to gain advantage

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.

Business, 19 Jan 2017

Germany says 'we are against a race to the bottom' on tax policy

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.

Business, 16 Jan 2017

Merkel urges United States to stick to international cooperation

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.

World, 14 Jan 2017

Germany invites Russian minister on EU sanctions list to G20 meeting

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.

World, 13 Jan 2017

Global watchdog finalises proposed rules to tackle asset management risks

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.

Business, 12 Jan 2017

Giant UK banking sector faces 'Jenga' risks from Brexit - Carney

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.

Business, 11 Jan 2017



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