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As Nigerians go to vote, sluggish economy a key consideration

When Nigerians vote in a presidential election on Saturday, the country's economic future is likely to play an important role in the candidate they choose. Sam Holder reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersFeb 12th, 2019

Nigeria"s Election Gets Under Way After a Stop-Start Runup

After a false start and an acrimonious campaign, Nigerians headed to the polls to vote in what is expected to be Africa’s largest-ever election, and will determine who governs the continent’s top economy and oil producer......»»

Category: topSource: wsjFeb 24th, 2019

Why the ECB Will Stuff Free Money Into Bank Pockets Again

The European Central Bank is throwing every tool it has at the sluggish euro-zone economy. Starting in September, it’ll make a generous funding offer to lenders in the region, returning to an approach........»»

Category: topSource: washpostAug 16th, 2019

The fate of Trump’s economy now hinges on the Federal Reserve, the agency the president called ‘crazy’

The Fed’s consideration of an interest-rate cut to counter the president’s trade war puts the central bank and its chair — which have prioritized independence from politics — in an uncomfortable position......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJun 7th, 2019

U.S. economy creates a sluggish 75,000 jobs in May

U.S. hiring slowed in May as employers add.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesJun 7th, 2019

Global stocks climb, short-dated Treasury yields dip on bets for U.S. rate cut

Major world stock markets rose and short-dated U.S. Treasury yields fell on Wednesday as investors bet that the U.S. Federal Reserve would cut interest rates and help boost a sluggish global economy......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJun 5th, 2019

Stocks, Treasuries climb on bets for U.S. rate cut

Major world stock markets edged higher and the U.S. Treasuries market resumed its recent rally on Wednesday as investors bet that the U.S. Federal Reserve would cut interest rates and help boost a sluggish global economy......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJun 5th, 2019

China Disappoints With Sluggish Numbers: 5 ETFs in Focus

Amid escalating trade war tensions, China's economy disappoints investors with a slowdown in retail sales, industrial output and declining investments. .....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytMay 16th, 2019

Why Ramaphosa Needs a Decisive Win in South Africa’s Vote

South Africa’s national elections on May 8 are critically important to the future of the continent’s most advanced economy. .....»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 1st, 2019

Why Ramaphosa Needs Decisive Win in South Africa Vote

South Africa’s national elections on May 8 are critically important to the future of the continent’s most advanced economy. Opinion polls suggest the ruling African National Congress party will likely win enough votes to remain in power, with t.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 1st, 2019

Services help shore up eurozone economy in Q1 - survey

A closely monitored survey shows that the 19-country eurozone ended the first quarter of the year on a sluggish but positive note, largely because a resilient performance by the services sector helped offset a downturn in manufacturing......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsApr 3rd, 2019

Dow opens lower, erases weekly gain as fears of a slowdown in global growth resurface

U.S. stock indexes opened lower on Friday as signs of weakness in Europe's economy underscored worries about sluggish expansion outside of America.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 22nd, 2019

Asia shares slip after China data, pound near 9-month peak

Asian shares stumbled on Thursday after Chinese data signaled further weakness in the world's second-biggest economy while the pound eased off nine-month highs ahead of another Brexit vote......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMar 14th, 2019

Asia shares take a breather, pound near nine-month peak

Asian shares paused on Thursday as investors awaited data from China for clues about the health of the world's second largest economy while the pound shot up to near nine-month highs as the risk of a no-deal Brexit receded following a late-night vote......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMar 13th, 2019

U.S. data, hopes over Brexit vote lift shares; dollar eases

World equity markets broadly rose on Wednesday, lifted by investor optimism that British lawmakers will rule out a no-deal Brexit and fresh U.S. data that highlighted a strong economy with low inflation, an outlook that weakened the dollar......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMar 13th, 2019

Caterpillar gives huge vote of confidence to global economy

Caterpillar Inc. raised its earnings forecast in a sign that industries from mining to energy are gaining momentum amid a stronger global economy -- assuming no trade wars......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 24th, 2018

US job growth sluggish in March

The US economy added 103,000 jobs in March, and the unemployment rate remained at 4.1%......»»

Category: videoSource: cnnApr 6th, 2018

Turkey"s economy at risk as currency hits record low

Turkey is trying desperately to halt a collapse in its currency that could trigger an economic crisis just as the country prepares to vote in an election......»»

Category: topSource: moneyMay 24th, 2018

Swiss to vote on "suicidal" overhaul of banks

Switzerland's government, central bank and big lenders say the 'sovereign money' proposal would be disastrous for the economy......»»

Category: topSource: cnnJun 6th, 2018

Swiss set to vote on a "suicidal" overhaul of banks

Switzerland's government, central bank and big lenders say the 'sovereign money' proposal would be disastrous for the economy......»»

Category: topSource: cnnJun 7th, 2018

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell Praises Economy After Vote to Raise Interest Rates

The Fed expects to raise interest rates twice more before the end of 2018. The Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday that it had opted to raise interest rates for the second time .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJun 14th, 2018