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Beijing may hope for a second-child baby boom but Chinese citizens have mixed feelings about the country’s famous one-child policy being abandoned. And, if it works, the loneliness of being an only child could be the driving force. On Thursday the ruling Communist Party announced it would relax family planning restrictions that since 1979 have …

China’s five-year plan

Eunice Yoon explains the details of China’s new plan that aims to double the size of its economy by 2020.

Puerto Rico’s debt concerns

Puerto Rico could be completely illiquid by November, pushing it closer to defaulting on major debt payments, the territory’s top officials said Thursday.

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China’s recent slowdown has raised widespread concerns that any weakening demand there for goods and raw materials from the rest of the world could weigh on the entire global economy.

Puerto Rico’s debt concerns

Puerto Rico’s fiscal problems could turn into a humanitarian crisis, a top U.S. Treasury official warned on Thursday.


Are you feeling clueless? Has the seven-year bull run in equities left you feeling nervy in the face of a potential rate hike in the U.S. and weakening growth in China? You are not alone. The results of a client survey released by the Swiss bank Credit Suisse on Thursday highlighted that global investors were …

China freezes U.S. fund

Equity markets in China outperformed the region on Monday, following a report by the China Securities Journal that quoted a senior central banker saying that the country’s stock market correction is “almost over.”

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Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific nations in Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministers meeting post in TPP Ministers "Family Photo" in Atlanta, Georgia October 1, 2015. Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific nations meeting in Atlanta extended talks on a sweeping trade deal until Saturday in a bid to get a final agreement on the most ambitious trade pact in a generation.

The freshly inked Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – the biggest trade pact in two decades encompassing 40 percent of the world economy – may be hailed as transformational, but it will take many years before the economic benefits are actually felt, say analysts. After five years of talks, a dozen countries across the Pacific Basin – …

Pacific Rim trade agreement

A deal on the controversial free-trade pact has been reached. Michelle Caruso-Cabrera explains what the deal might mean for the U.S. economy.

Putin, Obama face off over Syria

The war in Syria played out on the world stage with President Obama and Russia’s President Putin sharing their divergent views on how to resolve the conflict.

Global concerns at The Nantucket Project

The health of the global economy is issue number one at an annual gathering of thought leaders and decision makers called The Nantucket Project.

China’s President meets with CEOs

CEOs from some of America’s biggest companies discuss thorny issues with the president of China.

Pope’s message to America

Mary Thompson tells us the details of the Pope’s speech in our nation’s capital.

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Traders work in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange on Sept. 17, 2015.

At a time when fears are high about market liquidity comes a significant shift in the primary players in the corporate bond market. Households, hedge funds and nonprofit groups, a bunch historically considered to be long-term holders of fixed-income instruments, ditched corporate debt in the second quarter, selling $122 billion after reducing their holdings by …

China’s president visits the U.S.

Eunice Yoon tells us the thorny issues that the world’s two biggest economies will discuss when they meet this week.