Growing protectionist views in the United States threaten to upset the economic status quo, Zurich finds.
The decision reflects Canada's "failure to resolve key longstanding deficiencies in protection and enforcement" of intellectual property.
The IMF urges countries to "build fiscal buffers now by reducing government deficits and putting debt on a steady downward path."
The agreement brings “another major constituency on board in the international quest" to reduce global warming.
Beijing's list of $50 billion in proposed tariffs would hit U.S. exports of soya beans and other farm products particularly hard if they take effect.
Financial operations are a breeze in the United States compared with most countries around the globe.
The new venture aims to combat forced labor by using blockchain to create a secure registry for workers.
"They’re trying to wake up American legislators, who are the only ones in government who can influence the president on this issue."
The foreign firms participated in audits that skirted the full oversight of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.
The increase in the trade deficit to a nine-year high "will only add fuel to President Donald Trump’s protectionist rhetoric ," an economist says.