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China's Xi says Belt and Road must be green, sustainable

China's Belt and Road initiative must be green and sustainable, President Xi Jinping said at the opening of a summit on his grand plan on Friday, adding that the massive infrastructure and trade plan should result in "high-quality" growth for everyone.

France to match tax cuts with spending cuts

French President Emmanuel Macron has ordered further cuts to income tax to be matched euro-for-euro by cuts in public spending to keep the budget deficit from spiraling, the finance minister said on Friday.

Asia shares set for weekly loss, dollar perky on GDP hopes

Asian shares were headed for their biggest weekly loss in more than a month on Friday, while the dollar held around two-year highs on speculation that U.S. data later in the day will show its economy is outperforming the rest of the developed world.

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Former VP Biden's 2020 bid reshapes White House race

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden entered the 2020 Democratic presidential field on Thursday as an instant front-runner, drawing momentum away from other leading candidates and putting new pressure on underperformers to find ways to stay relevant.