Global Economy

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Workers during olive harvest one step before oil mill in Heraklion, Greece.

Greek’s agriculture sector was already facing a challenging 2015 before the economic turmoil this week, but now there’s fear the uncertainty could disrupt the food and wine trade. “There’s a lot of speculation and even more tension,” said George Frangistas, president of Incofruit-Hellas, the trade association of Greek export enterprises for fruits, vegetables and juice. …

Puerto Rico debt crisis

Puerto Rico has paid back nearly $2 billion of debt, but there’s still a lot of uncertainty about what may happen next.

Puerto Rico on the brink

Kate Kelly tells us what options Puerto Rico might have, as the country unable to pay off most of its debt.

Puerto Rico’s debt concerns

Investors who own municipal bond funds are paying close attention to Puerto Rico as the country faces an historic default

Investing craze in rural China

Stock investing within China has become more popular, even in rural farm towns.

G7 conference concludes

Jack Lew issues a warning to Greece and its creditors to get a deal done.

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.