Economy

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, delivers a speech during a plenary session of the 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
January 22, 2020 - 6:39 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The president of the European Union’s executive says the bloc’s move toward a climate neutral continent by 2050 will force its trading partners to put in extra effort if they want to...
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U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Kurdistan Regional Government President Nechirvan Barzani at the World Economic Forum, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Davos, Switzerland. The 50th annual meeting of the forum is taking place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 22, 2020 - 6:24 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he will hold a news conference before he leaves Switzerland to return to Washington, where his impeachment trial is under way. He announced the unexpected availability during a meeting with Iraqi President Barham Salih. “We’ve had...
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The World Economic Forum logo is seen in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum will take place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
January 22, 2020 - 5:59 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday Russia has the responsibility to halt the Syrian government's attacks a day after airstrikes on rebel-held parts of...
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The World Economic Forum logo is seen in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum will take place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
January 22, 2020 - 5:57 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday Russia has the responsibility to halt the Syrian government's attacks a day after airstrikes on rebel-held parts of...
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U.S. President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, left, and Ivanka Trump, behind the President, leave the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum will take place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 22, 2020 - 5:22 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Hopes are rising that a breakthrough in discussions on how to tax digital companies will emerge at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday. José Ángel Gurría, the secretary general of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development group of leading industrial...
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FILE - In this May 13, 1975 file photo, Edward Heath, former leader of the Conservative Party, center, with Jeremy Thorpe, leader of the Liberal Party, left, and Roy Jenkins, the Labour Party's Home Secretary at the first Britain in Europe press conference at the Waldorf Hotel in London. The referendum on Britain's membership of what was then called the European Economic Community saw a convincing majority in favor of remaining in the bloc. Following a different outcome in the referendum of June 2016, Britain is to leave what became the European Union on Jan. 31 after 47 years of membership. (AP Photo/File)
January 22, 2020 - 5:16 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its European neighbors will continue...
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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Shares advanced in early Asian trading after a slide in U.S. stocks Tuesday as a virus outbreak in China rattled global markets. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 22, 2020 - 5:05 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World share prices rebounded Wednesday as confidence rose in China's handling of an outbreak of a new virus that has infected 440 people, with nine confirmed deaths. Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0.2% to 7,622.61, while the CAC 40 in Paris was flat at 6,047.81. In Germany, the DAX picked...
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The World Economic Forum logo is seen in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum will take place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
January 22, 2020 - 4:08 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Hopes are rising that a breakthrough in discussions on how to tax digital companies will emerge at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday. José Ángel Gurria, the secretary general of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development group of leading industrial...
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January 22, 2020 - 3:53 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Hopes are rising that a breakthrough in discussions on how to tax digital companies will emerge at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday. José Ángel Gurria, the secretary general of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development group of leading industrial...
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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Shares advanced in early Asian trading after a slide in U.S. stocks Tuesday as a virus outbreak in China rattled global markets. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 22, 2020 - 2:44 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after U.S. stocks tumbled overnight as a virus outbreak in China rattled global markets. Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.7% to 24,031.35 and the Kospi in South Korea surged 1.2% to 2,267.25. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng jumped 1.3% to...
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