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A year ago, Davos thought Trump would be a normal president

Business Jan 22, 2018

A year ago, Davos thought Trump would be a normal president

If there was one message that echoed through the mountains ringing Davos a year ago, it was that the business world could ignore tweets from U.S. leader Donald Trump. Once in office Trump would act more like a conventional American president and his torrent of ...

Draghi commits to €1.1 trillion QE plan in deflation fight

Business / Economy Jan 23, 2015

Draghi commits to €1.1 trillion QE plan in deflation fight

Mario Draghi led the European Central Bank into a new era with a historic pledge to buy government bonds as part of an asset-purchase program worth about €1.1 trillion ($1.3 trillion). The ECB president side-stepped German-led opposition to quantitative easing in a once-and-for-all push to ...

Business Oct 30, 2009

Japan, U.S. trail in hiking interest rates

The global monetary policy divide is widening as the U.S. Federal Reserve, Bank of Japan and major counterparts lag behind Norway and Australia in raising interest rates, a trend that is set to continue into 2010. While Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and BOJ Gov. ...