SHANGHAI Policymakers in China are pushing a bullish message on the world's second-biggest economy after a solid first quarter, pointing to a slow down in capital outflows and a stable yuan after a selloff last year stoked fears of instability.
WASHINGTON Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Saturday trade imbalances cannot be fixed through exchange-rate adjustments alone, pushing back against Washington's calls to have more rigorous IMF scrutiny of currency moves.
WASHINGTON Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday he does not think the Group of 20 debate will lean towards favouring protectionism over free trade ahead of the group's summit in July, even as the new U.S. administration threatened to impose measures to restrict imports.
WASHINGTON Global economic leaders on Friday continued downplaying possible friction with the Trump administration over currencies, trade and other potentially contentious issues, even while acknowledging that much about the U.S. president's plans remains unclear.
WASHINGTON Financial leaders from the world's top 20 economies meeting in Washington agreed on the importance of open markets, the head of Germany's central bank said on Friday, in a sign that tensions with the Trump administration may be subsiding.
WASHINGTON Germany's finance minister is optimistic about reaching a "non-confrontational solution" on trade with the United States at a summit this summer, he said on Friday after meeting his U.S. counterpart in Washington.
WASHINGTON Bank of England Governor Mark Carney told bankers on Thursday that financial regulations devised after the 2008-09 crisis cannot be set in stone, and must be flexible enough to deal with unintended consequences and unexpected gaps.
BERLIN Ivanka Trump will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde in Berlin next Tuesday at a summit of women from leading world economies, the organisers said.
PARIS Unknown to the wider public until three years ago and still only 39, Emmanuel Macron, a centrist and former investment banker, has built a party machine from scratch and is favourite to win France's presidential election this spring.
WASHINGTON German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Thursday it would be possible to develop the euro zone's European Stability Mechanism (ESM) rescue fund into a European monetary fund soon.