Global Economy

China’s growing U.S. investments

According to a new report, more Americans are working for Chinese companies than ever before in the United States.

China cuts interest rates

China’s central bank is making more big moves to try to ratchet up support for its slowing economy.

Global economy hits earnings

Caterpillar, 3M and Procter & Gamble are sending a message to the markets about the global economy.

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A gas station in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

There’s been a lot of chatter about how an increase in U.S. interest rates will affect the U.S. economy, but there’s been less talk about what it will do to the Western Hemisphere’s second-biggest economy. That’s not Mexico or Canada—that’s Brazil. And the country will likely take an economic hit if (or when) the Federal …

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The downsides of ultra-loose monetary policy have returned to focus this month, following comments from the likes of BlackRock’s Laurence Fink and European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi. Speaking to CNBC over the weekend from the International Monetary Fund’s Spring Meeting, Draghi said that the ECB’s low interest rates and newly introduced quantitative easing …

China’s growth slows

China’s economy grew at its slowest pace in years. Investors are looking to see whether the government will take any additional steps to prop up growth.

Obama and Castro in Panama

President Obama came face-to-face with Cuba’s leader Raul Castro at a summit in Panama. Michelle Caruso-Cabrera tells us the details of the historic moment.

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Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C., U.S.

Emerging markets have every right to feel nervous before Wednesday’s U.S. Federal Reserve monetary policy decision, with the central bank widely tipped to pave the way for a rate hike this year. After all, it was just two years ago when a “taper tantrum” — or the talk of an end to the Fed’s bond-buying …

Egypt plans for the future

Investors, world leaders and CEOs met in Egypt to discuss opportunities in the country.

China lowers growth target

The world’s second largest economy cut its growth target to the lowest level in more than 15 years.

Global hot spots

Investors are paying close attention to recent developments out of Russia, China and Cuba. Michelle Caruso Cabrera explains why.

Finance chiefs vow action at G20

Finance chiefs from the group of 20 leading economies met in Turkey and vowed to take action to bolster global economic growth.

Merkel and Obama meet

President Obama met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to find common ground on some divisive issues.

Big changes ahead in Greece?

A radical leftist was elected as the new Prime Minister of Greece, which is setting the stage for a showdown with the nation’s biggest lenders.

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Alexis Tsipras, leader of the radical leftist party Syriza, delivers a speech during a congress of the party in Athens, on January 3, 2015. Syriza.

Greece has a new government, led by left-wing, anti-austerity Syriza – an event that has heightened fears about the country’s economic future and relationship with the other 18 countries that use the euro. Syriza, led by Alexis Tsipras, have agreed to go into coalition with the Independent Greeks – a right-wing, anti-bailout party led by …