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Competitiveness Is Now 'Job 1' for Trudeau's Finance Minister

Competitiveness Is Now 'Job 1' for Trudeau's Finance Minister

Canada’s finance minister is turning his full attention to helping businesses tackle competitiveness challenges in the face of U.S. tax cuts and uncertainty around trade that have become a drag on investment. Bill Morneau, in an interview with Bloomberg News in Buenos Aires, said his governing Liberals will come up with a response only after […]

Controversy Swirls as Lawmakers Eye Campaign Finance Changes

Controversy Swirls as Lawmakers Eye Campaign Finance Changes

Lawmakers continue to debate major changes to political money regulations as part of a year-end spending package, despite opposition from numerous congressional Democrats and campaign finance watchdog groups. Even with congressional primaries already underway, the proposals could play out in the November midterm elections if enacted, campaign finance experts on both sides of the debate […]

European supertankers of finance chart a course to a different future

European supertankers of finance chart a course to a different future

2030 Finance Dutch and Nordic pension funds take the lead in ‘SDG investing’ at 4th Impact Summit Europe All Sophie Robé wants is 5%. Out of the €11 trillion (US$13.6 trillion) expected to be represented at the 4th Impact Summit Europe this week in The Hague, that could be real money to meet the global Sustainable […]

US tariffs, China trade tensions overshadow G20 finance meeting

US tariffs, China trade tensions overshadow G20 finance meeting

Buenos Aires (Reuters) – Worries about the potential for a U.S.-China trade war and frustration over U.S. President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs threatened to dominate a gathering of finance leaders this week amid strengthening growth. Argentina’s Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne looks on during the 2018 G20 Conference entitled “The G20 Agenda Under the […]

The Finance 202: Kudlow's outsize media profile makes him favorite for White House job

The Finance 202: Kudlow's outsize media profile makes him favorite for White House job

THE TICKER Larry Kudlow. (AFP / Saul Loeb) The White House economic team could soon be getting a fresh injection of supply-side swagger directly from the CNBC set, after all: Larry Kudlow, for now, has emerged as a leading contender to serve as President Trump’s next top economic adviser. The Reagan administration veteran and cable-news […]

Brexit court defeat for UK government

Media captionBrexit challenger Gina Miller: “This result is about all our futures” Parliament must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the EU, the High Court has ruled. This means the government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – beginning formal exit negotiations with the EU – on its […]

Truss: Extra 2,100 prison officers to be deployed

Truss: Extra 2,100 prison officers to be deployed

Image copyright PA Image caption Liz Truss, left, plans to give governors more say over how their prisons are run An extra 2,100 prison officers are to be recruited to ease staffing shortages in jails in England and Wales, Justice Secretary Liz Truss will say later. Unveiling a White Paper, Ms Truss will say the […]

Article 50 author Lord Kerr says Brexit not inevitable

Media captionArticle 50 author Lord Kerr says Brexit could be stopped after Article 50 has been triggered The Scottish cross-bench peer who wrote Article 50 – the procedure by which the UK would leave the EU – believed it was “not irrevocable”. In a BBC interview, Lord Kerr of Kinlochard said the UK could choose […]

Boris makes ‘Titanic’ Brexit comment at awards ceremony

Boris makes ‘Titanic’ Brexit comment at awards ceremony

Image copyright Reuters Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said the UK will make a “Titanic success” of Brexit. He made the remark as he was presenting an award to George Osborne at the Spectator magazine’s Parliamentarian of the Year ceremony in London. After loud laughter from the audience, he clarified his comments, saying Brexit would […]

UK business ‘too lazy and fat’, says Trade Secretary Liam Fox

UK business ‘too lazy and fat’, says Trade Secretary Liam Fox

Image copyright Thinkstock Britain is “too lazy and too fat” with businessmen preferring “golf on a Friday afternoon” rather than contributing to the country’s prosperity, Liam Fox has said. The international trade secretary’s remarks, at a Conservative Way Forward event, were recorded by the Times. Downing Street said he was clearly expressing private views. Richard […]