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By in Economy on January 4, 2017
ECONOMY • Outlook
Britain won't try to stop Facebook's new Libra digital coin, says UK finance minister
July 15, 2019
Regulators, not lawmakers, should decide whether Facebook needs a banking license to launch Libra, says outgoing U.K. Finance Minister Philip Hammond.
Trump weighs ousting Commerce chief Wilbur Ross after census defeat
July 15, 2019
Some White House officials expect the Cabinet secretary, who has known the president for years, to depart as soon as this summer.
The Fed and the markets are challenged by elections, trade and geopolitics
July 15, 2019
The German trade surplus is stifling the economic growth in the rest of Europe, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
Economic Perspectives
How should the relationship between competition policy and industrial policy evolve in the European Union?
July 15, 2019
Competition policy aims to ensure that market practices and strategies do not reduce consumer welfare. Industrial policy, meanwhile, aims at securing framework conditions that are favourable to industrial competitiveness, and deals with (sector-specific) production rules as well as the direction of public funds and tax measures. But, how should competition policy and industrial policy interact? Is industrial policy contradicting the aims of competition policy by promoting specific industrial interests?
Economic Climate
ifo Institute: Economic Experts Fear Tariff War Will Shrink World Trade
May 10, 2019
International economic experts fear that the tariff war between the US, China, and Europe will lead to a decline in world trade. This is the result of the World Economic Survey conducted by the ifo Institute among 1,130 economists worldwide. When asked to name the most significant consequence of the higher tariffs, the predominant answer was “less trade.”
Economic Outlook
Chart of the weekCorporate Tax Rates: How Low Can You Go
July 15, 2019
By IMFBlog In life, two things are certain: death and taxes, the saying goes. Unless you are a large multinational corporation, in which case, maybe not.  Over the past 30 years, corporate tax rates in all countries have fallen to very low levels, as we show in our chart of the week.
World Economic Outlook Report