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How strong is Trump's hand in US-China trade war?

High-level negotiations to continue as US raises tariffs on $200bn worth of Chinese goods from 10 to 25 percent.

How strong is Trump's hand in US-China trade war?

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World Bank preparing to become 'deeply involved' in Venezuela

IMF and World Bank chiefs address crisis in Venezuela on opening day of spring meetings.

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IMF cuts global growth outlook to lowest since financial crisis

IMF urges cooperation on trade, warning that the world economy is in a 'delicate' moment.

IMF cuts global growth outlook to lowest since financial crisis

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Debuts and pressing economic challenges on tap at IMF/World Bank

The two multilateral institutions attract power brokers from across the globe - and plenty of criticism.

Debuts and pressing economic challenges on tap at IMF/World Bank

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Global growth outlook 'precarious' amid trade tensions: IMF chief

Christine Lagarde says global growth lost momentum, but pauses in rate hikes will help boost activity in late 2019.

Global growth outlook 'precarious' amid trade tensions: IMF chief

Philippines

Philippines housing crisis: Filipinos need affordable homes

Southeast Asia's fastest-growing economy has a housing shortage, with more than 6 million homes needed for impoverished families.

Tunisia

Tunisia's powerful UGTT workers union holds nationwide strike

Tunisia General Labour Union protests against government's refusal to raise salaries of 670,000 public servants.

Tunisia's powerful UGTT workers union holds nationwide strike

Tunisia

Tunisia's powerful labour union to stage strike over wages

The country is under pressure from international lenders to freeze public sector wages to help reduce budget deficit.

Tunisia's powerful labour union to stage strike over wages

Mozambique

Mozambique charges ex-minister, 17 others in $2bn loan fraud case

The indictment comes days after three ex-Credit Suisse bankers were charged in the US for their role in the scandal.

Mozambique charges ex-minister, 17 others in $2bn loan fraud case

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Pakistan rupee hits record low against US dollar

Pakistan struggles with chronic inflation as it burns through its dwindling foreign currency reserves.

Pakistan rupee hits record low against US dollar

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Thousands protest Tunisia's public sector cuts

PM Chahed, under pressure from the IMF, is battling to cut budget deficit to 4.9 percent of GDP from 6.2 percent.

Thousands protest Tunisia's public sector cuts

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Argentina's Senate discusses austerity budget for 2019

Despite protests against austerity measures, the budget is likely to be approved.

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IMF approves $56bn loan package for Argentina

South American nation, which has been plagued by chronic economic problems, reached IMF deal for $50bn loan in June.

IMF approves $56bn loan package for Argentina

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Zimbabwe: Transaction tax causing a cash crisis

Zimbabwe's attempt to revive the economy makes matters worse for its struggling health system.