Category Archives: Economy

15May/17

China’s new ‘Silk Road’: big plan, big challenges?

Chinese President Xi Jinping urges backing for his new Silk Road Initiative while addressing world leaders at a summit in Beijing, stressing the importance of rejecting protectionism in seeking global economic growth. As David Pollard reports, China has pledged $124 billion to make the plan a reality. Continue reading

13May/17

Zambia’s poorest farmers risk becoming “squatters on their own land” – UN expert

LONDON, May 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Zambia’s smallholder farmers could be made squatters on their own land as the country opens up to farming multinationals in an effort to boost its economy, said a United Nations expert. Continue reading

12May/17

In blow to Trump, GE backs NAFTA and plans growth in Mexico

MONTERREY, NUEVO LEON, MEXICO (MAY 12, 2017) (REUTERS) – General Electric Co’s chief executive on Friday (May 12) praised Mexico as a big part of its future growth and said the company is “very supportive” of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that U.S President Donald Trump has threatened to ditch.
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11May/17

The Economist Speaks With US President Donald Trump About His Economic Policy And More

TRUMPONOMICS: “IT REALLY HAS TO DO WITH SELF-RESPECT AS A NATION”

LONDON, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — US President Donald Trump, along with Steve Mnuchin, the treasury secretary and Gary Cohn, the director of the National Economic Council, sat down with editors from The Economist on May 4th 2017 to discuss the Trump administration’s economic policy.
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30Apr/17

Week ahead: all change for France, but not for Fed?

It could be ‘all change’ for France’s political leadership as Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen face off in the second round of a presidential election. But, as David Pollard reports, ‘no change’ is expected as the Federal Reserve meets for its latest policy decision.It could be ‘all change’ on the political front as Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen face off in the second round of France’s presidential election. But, as David Pollard reports, ‘no change’ is expected as the Federal Reserve meets for its latest policy decision. Continue reading

27Apr/17

Trump open to renegotiating NAFTA

U.S. President Donald Trump says he is open to renegotiating NAFTA with Canada and Mexico, rather than scrapping the pact.

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13Apr/17

How Uganda is financing its top cyclists

Yusufu Mbaziira founded a bicycle courier inside his small town, Kasubi, a Kampala suburb in 2002. He hopes that the courier service can empower the riders financially, while helping to produce world class cyclists. Ciara Lee reports. Continue reading