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ECB's Knot, Rehn speak in favor of simple 2% inflation target

24 Jan 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland/HELSINKI The European Central Bank should adopt a simple inflation target of 2% and scrap its current "below, but close to, 2%" formulation which can confuse consumers and policymakers alike, two ECB rate-setters said on Friday.

BOJ's Kuroda says Japan economy likely contracted fourth quarter last year on typhoons

24 Jan 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday the economy likely suffered a contraction in the final quarter of last year, largely due to the hit to factory output from a string of typhoons that struck the country.

Greta rejects U.S. Treasury chief's degree dig in latest climate clash

23 Jan 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Greta Thunberg on Thursday she should study economics, a jibe which prompted the climate activist to say she did not need a degree to know the world was not meeting its climate targets.

DAVOS-Greta rejects U.S. Treasury chief's degree dig in latest climate clash

23 Jan 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 23 U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Greta Thunberg she should study economics on Thursday, a jibe which prompted the climate activist to say she didn't need a degree to know the world was not meeting its climate targets.

United States cautions Britain over Huawei

23 Jan 2020

DAVOS/LONDON The United States cautioned Britain ahead of a decision by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on what role Huawei will have in 5G telecommunications networks that Washington still had significant concerns about the Chinese telecoms behemoth.

U.S. and Britain trade threats in tech tax row

22 Jan 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his British counterpart Sajid Javid clashed over taxation on Wednesday in a brewing battle over how Europe taxes the world's biggest technology firms.

U.S. and British ministers trade threats in tit-for-tat tax row

22 Jan 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his British counterpart Sajid Javid clashed over taxation on Wednesday in a brewing battle over how Europe taxes the world's biggest technology firms.

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