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ECB's Villeroy de Galhau warns of U.S. protectionist threat


LONDON The uncertainty being generated by U.S. trade tariffs is already hurting investment in the global economy and could do serious damage to world growth, ECB policymaker Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Tuesday.

Russia's Lavrov, China's Wang Yi discuss Putin's June China visit

MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart on Monday discussed an upcoming visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to China.

World, 23 Apr 2018

Japan concedes gap with Trump remains on trade framework

WASHINGTON Japan conceded it was at logger-heads with Washington on whether the United States should rejoin the multilateral trans-pacific trade pact, as President Donald Trump's preference for a bilateral deal has created a 'gap' in view points.

Business, Japan, 21 Apr 2018

Global regulators get toolkit to combat banking misconduct

LONDON Making senior employees directly accountable for their actions is one of the options in a new "toolkit" to combat the misconduct that has damaged public trust in financial services, a global regulatory body said on Friday.

Business, 20 Apr 2018

Japan warns G20 protectionism will disrupt markets

WASHINGTON Japan has warned its G20 counterparts that protectionism and exchange of retaliatory measures will disrupt financial markets and heighten volatility.

Business, Japan 20 Apr 2018

Aso-Mnuchin talks to be based on focus on multilateral framework - Japan MOF

WASHINGTON Talks between Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will be based on the view, shared among the international community, that global imbalances should be dealt with multilaterally, not bilaterally, a senior Japanese finance ministry official said on Thursday.

Business, Japan 20 Apr 2018

BOJ Kuroda steps up warning on protectionism as risk to Japan's recovery

WASHINGTON Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the rising tide of protectionism is emerging as a more imminent risk to Japan's economy, issuing his strongest warning to date of the damage trade frictions could inflict on an otherwise solid recovery.

Business, Japan 19 Apr 2018

European Union urges 'cool heads' in global trade dispute

WASHINGTON The alerts and WASHINGTON story headlined "European Union urges "cool heads" in global trade dispute", were inadvertently released ahead of a 1230 GMT, April 19 embargo.

Business, 19 Apr 2018

Asset manager L&G, trade body throw down diversity gauntlet

LONDON Legal & General Investment Management, one of Europe's biggest asset managers, has written to the chief executives of some of the world's top companies calling for more action on female representation on boards, gender pay gaps and climate change.

Business, 17 Apr 2018

U.S. refrains from currency manipulator label on major trade partners

WASHINGTON The Trump administration again refrained from naming any major trading partners as currency manipulators on Friday as it pursues potential tariffs and negotiations to try to cut a massive trade deficit with China.

Business, 13 Apr 2018