Facing economic crisis, Lebanon’s government weighs options

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Hezbollah-backed government will walk a political tightrope as it acts to urgently secure foreign funding to ward off financial collapse, and could look to the... Read more »

China posts weakest growth in 29 years as trade war bites, but ends 2019 on better note

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s economic growth cooled to its weakest in nearly 30 years in 2019 amid a bruising trade war with the United States, and more stimulus is... Read more »

China posts weakest growth in 29 years as trade war bites, but ends year on firmer note

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s economic growth slowed to its weakest in nearly 30 years in 2019 amid a bruising trade war with the United States and sputtering investment, and... Read more »

China set to post weakest growth in 29 years as trade war bites, investment sputters

BEIJING (Reuters) – China is expected to report on Friday that economic growth slowed to its weakest in nearly three decades in 2019 amid a bruising trade war with... Read more »

Much of ‘Trump country’ was in recession during 2016 campaign: data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nearly half the U.S. counties carried by President Donald Trump in the 2016 election were arguably in recession at the time, with local economic output shrinking... Read more »

UPDATE 3-Nigeria fines banks $1.3 bln for failing to meet loan deadline -sources

* Central bank has set minimum 60% loan-to-deposit ratio * Several banks have missed September deadline * Mid-tier lender FCMB says it was fined $46 mln * Central bank... Read more »

Pentagon chief suggests European allies replace funds diverted to border wall

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that European nations should consider funding projects in their countries after the Pentagon diverted money to pay for a border... Read more »

Tunisian PM urges continued focus on economy after election

TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, a candidate for president in next month’s election, said on Thursday the country should press ahead with his government’s focus on... Read more »