Economy

Global stocks rise, unfazed by US-China tensions

Jun 20, 2018

Asian and European markets brush off US-China tensions with positive data

Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalization delayed

Jun 20, 2018

Canada's Senate has given final passage to the federal government's bill to legalize recreational cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a few months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second to make pot legal nationwide

Asian stocks take breather from trade tension; markets mixed

Jun 20, 2018

Asian markets mixed as traders sideline trade tensions for encouraging housing data

NATO's chief appeals for unity amid trans-Atlantic row

Jun 19, 2018

NATO's chief is urging the 29 member countries to set aside a festering trans-Atlantic row over trade, climate and the Iran nuclear deal, amid concern the tensions will undermine the military alliance

Critics scoff at UK govt claim of Brexit spending dividend

Jun 18, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May says a 3.4 percent a year boost to health care funding will be partly paid for by a "Brexit dividend" of money saved by leaving the European Union

World stocks slide over trade tensions, German politics

Jun 18, 2018

Global stocks are mostly lower on concerns over trade tensions as the U.S. and China scheduled the start of tariffs on each other's goods, and a row over migrants in Germany brewed.

Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity in UK bankruptcy

Jun 15, 2018

Retired tennis star Boris Becker is claiming his role as a sports attache for the Central African Republic gives him diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings

Canada-US relations at a low after Trudeau-Trump trade tiff

Jun 14, 2018

For the first time in decades, one of the world's most durable and amicable alliances faces serious strain as Canadians absorb Donald Trump's insults and attacks

Geopolitical tensions lead to drop in company IPOs - study

Jun 14, 2018

A survey says that the amount of shares that companies list on stock exchanges fell by a fifth in the first half of 2018 due to geopolitical tensions like Brexit and the threat of trade wars

In test case for gig economy, UK court backs contractor

Jun 13, 2018

A London plumber who claimed he was unfairly dismissed after years of working as a contractor has won a court ruling giving him employment rights, in a case seen as a key test of labor rules in the so-called gig economy

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