Sunday, September 24, 2017

Globalization

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during the 2017 World Bank Group Spring Meetings in Washington, Thursday, April 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

BY MARTIN CRUTSINGER and PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — World finance leaders on Thursday defended globalization against an assault from President Donald Trump and European populists. They argued that blocking free trade would hobble economic growth instead of saving jobs ...
In this Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 file photo, Steven Mnuchin, talks with reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

BY DAVID McHUGH and MARTIN CRUTSINGER FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to get tough on trade partners like China, Mexico and Germany. Now his Treasury chief, Steven Mnuchin, will get his first opportunity to confront ...
From left, France's Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, IMF, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, British Treasury Chief Philip Hammond, Laurence D. Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock Inc. and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble attend a plenary session during the closing day of the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)

BY PAN PYLAS and JAMEY KEATEN DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — It’s been impossible to escape the shadow of Donald Trump at this year’s gathering of the business elites at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. ...
British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks on the third day of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

BY PAN PYLAS DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to convince business leaders Thursday that the country remains committed to free trade and globalization despite last year’s vote to leave the European Union. Just two days ...
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech at opera of Athens on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

BY ELENA BECATOROS and JOSH LEDERMAN ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Pushing back against the forces of isolationism, President Barack Obama stood at the birthplace of democracy on Wednesday and declared it’s time for a “course correction” to ensure that the ...
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