Economic stimulus

Jung Ji-won, third from left, chief executive of the Korea Exchange, and Financial Services Commission Chairman Eun Sung-soo, fourth from left, applaud with other participants during the opening of this year's trading in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. The sign read: "Opening ceremony of 2020 trading." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 02, 2020 - 5:47 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares rose Thursday on optimism about a U.S.-China trade deal and the Chinese government's efforts to boost its economy. France's CAC 40 rose 1.4% to 6,058 on the new year's first day of trading, while Germany's DAX was 1% higher at 13,382. Britain's FTSE 100 added 1% as well,...
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January 01, 2020 - 2:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank said Wednesday it will cut the amount of money banks will be required to have on hand from Jan. 6 in an effort to boost the slowing economy. The People's Bank of China announced that the reserve requirement ratio for financial institutions would be lowered by 50...
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FILE — In this Aug. 28, 2019 file photo supporters of a measure to limit when companies can label workers as independent contractors circle the Capitol during a rally in Sacramento, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a measure, to take effect in 2020, making it harder for industries to treat workers like contractors instead of employees who are entitled to minimum wage and other benefits. Uber, Lyft and DoorDash have said they'll spend $30 million to put an initiative on the 2020 ballot to overturn the law. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
December 29, 2019 - 8:32 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s long tradition of advancing nation-leading legislation continues into the new year, with laws reining in the gig economy, boosting online privacy and discouraging shootings by police, among other potential trend-setters. The laws have sent businesses including...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 file photo, incoming President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde speaks to the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in Brussels. Newly appointed European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde makes her first official assessment Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 of the mixed bag that is the eurozone economy, which suffers from slowing manufacturing and global trade even as consumer spending helps prop up growth. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
December 12, 2019 - 9:04 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Christine Lagarde is wasting no time in putting her stamp on the European Central Bank. The bank's new president said at her first news conference Thursday that she will lead a top to bottom review of how the institution sets monetary policy, looking at everything from how...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2019, file photo, a woman works on a production line in a fiber optics factory in Nantong in eastern China's Jiangsu province. China's factory activity shrank more sharply than expected in October amid weak consumer demand and a tariff war with Washington, a survey by an industry group showed Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
October 31, 2019 - 4:09 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's leaders affirmed support Thursday for private business within its state-dominated economy but gave no sign of initiatives to boost sagging growth following a planning meeting. The annual gathering of the Communist Party's Central Committee came as companies and investors are...
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Supporters of center-left Peronist presidential candidate Alberto Fernández and running mate, former President Cristina Fernández, celebrate as they wait for election results outside their party's election headquarters in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. Argentina faces a potentially sharp political shift on Sunday with center-left Peronist candidate Alberto Fernández favored to win an election dominated by frustration over an economic crisis that has eroded support for conservative incumbent Mauricio Macri. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
October 27, 2019 - 10:55 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Conservative President Mauricio Macri conceded defeat in Argentina's election Sunday night, paving the way for the country's Peronist center-left to return to power under Alberto Fernández as frustrated voters rejected the incumbent's handling of a bruising economic...
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The sky is orange over the European central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, before sunrise on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
October 24, 2019 - 4:57 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi, whose vow to do "whatever it takes" is seen as a turning point in the eurozone's debt crisis, presided over his last policy meeting Thursday amid unusually strong internal opposition to the latest stimulus package that will be part...
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The European Central Bank is seen next to the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany, late Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
October 10, 2019 - 6:13 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Top European Central Bank officials were united over the need for more stimulus at their last meeting but some pushed back against the eventual decision to launch bond purchases that inject newly printed money into the economy. The written account of the meeting released...
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A man carrying a national flag walks with his colleagues past by a floral decoration for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, on display along Chang'an street in Beijing, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. China's central bank governor says policy will stay "stable and healthy," suggesting Beijing has no plans to join the United States and Europe in cutting interest rates to stimulate economic growth. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
September 24, 2019 - 1:02 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank governor said Tuesday its monetary policy will stay "stable and healthy," suggesting Beijing has no plans to join the United States and Europe in cutting interest rates to stimulate economic growth amid a tariff war with Washington. The People's Bank of China...
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European Central Bank President Mario Draghi addresses European Parliament members at the European Parliament in Brussels, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
September 23, 2019 - 9:35 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank says the economy in the 19-country eurozone is not showing signs of a rebound and urged governments to help by spending more on top of the central bank's latest package of stimulus measures. Mario Draghi said in remarks Monday before...
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