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Kenya Raises Fiscal-Deficit Projection Second Time in Two Months

Kenya Raises Fiscal-Deficit Projection Second Time in Two Months

Kenya raised its budget-deficit forecast for the second time in less than two months as the East African nation’s government weighs spending cuts.
China’s Economy Has Seen Some Pressure From Trade War, Says CCIEE CEO

China’s Economy Has Seen Some Pressure From Trade War, Says CCIEE CEO

Zhang Xiaoqiang, executive vice chairman and chief executive officer at CCIEE and the former vice chairman of the National Development & Reform Commission, discusses the “phase 1” trade deal
How Boris Johnson’s Brexit Election Gamble Could Backfire

How Boris Johnson’s Brexit Election Gamble Could Backfire

Boris Johnson has succeeded, finally, in getting Parliament to give him the general election that he wants. The polls have him far ahead: YouGov had 36% of voters backing his Conservatives, with
Kenya Bank Stocks Gain as Lawmakers Back Plan to Scrap Rate Caps

Kenya Bank Stocks Gain as Lawmakers Back Plan to Scrap Rate Caps

Kenyan banking shares soared as lawmakers backed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s bid to remove a cap on interest rates that’s cut credit to businesses in East Africa’s biggest economy.
Last-Minute India Demands Jeopardize 16-Nation Asian Trade Pact

Last-Minute India Demands Jeopardize 16-Nation Asian Trade Pact

India keeps making last-minute requests after it agreed to terms for the world’s largest regional trade agreement, potentially preventing Asian leaders from announcing a breakthrough next week on the
The Drone Wars Are Already Here

The Drone Wars Are Already Here

The skies of Syria, Yemen, and Libya swarm with armed and dangerous unmanned aerial vehicles. And the technology is spreading farther and farther afield.
How Governments Use Immigration to Boost Their Economies

How Governments Use Immigration to Boost Their Economies

People from abroad bring brains and energy, but there’s always the risk of a backlash.
The Unsettled Life of Boris Johnson Pal Jennifer Arcuri

The Unsettled Life of Boris Johnson Pal Jennifer Arcuri

Once a fixture of London’s tech startup scene, the California entrepreneur has finally found fame—being “good friends” with the British prime minister. It’s not the way she planned.
What You Need to Know About Trump, Ukraine and Impeachment

What You Need to Know About Trump, Ukraine and Impeachment

The idea of impeaching President Donald Trump and removing him from office has been around for almost as long as Trump’s presidency. A small number of his hardest-core critics in the opposition
Putin Faces Syria Money Crunch After U.S. Keeps Control of Oil

Putin Faces Syria Money Crunch After U.S. Keeps Control of Oil

Russian President Vladimir Putin is facing an unwelcome new financial challenge in Syria after the U.S. pullback enabled his ally Bashar al-Assad to reclaim the biggest chunk of territory in the
Opposition Meltdown Puts South Africa’s Key Cities in Play

Opposition Meltdown Puts South Africa’s Key Cities in Play

A meltdown of South Africa’s official opposition and the resignation of its first black leader has left control of two key cities and their 104 billion-rand ($7.2-billion) budgets hanging in the
Charts That Show Budget Challenges for South Africa’s Mboweni

Charts That Show Budget Challenges for South Africa’s Mboweni

South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has to tick many boxes in his medium-term budget: credible fiscal and debt numbers, plans to boost economic growth and policy steps that increase investor
Brazil’s Bolsonaro Furious as His Name Is Cited in Murder Case

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Furious as His Name Is Cited in Murder Case

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, angry over a report that cited his name in the investigation of a high-profile murder of a Rio de Janeiro councilwoman last year, lashed out during a state visit to
Capital Controls Seen on the Cards for Lebanon as Crisis Deepens

Capital Controls Seen on the Cards for Lebanon as Crisis Deepens

Calls are mounting for Lebanon to impose formal restrictions on the movement of money to defend the country’s dollar peg and prevent a run on the banks when they open their doors after nationwide
Zimbabwe Plans Platinum-Led Revival. Miners Say It Won’t Happen

Zimbabwe Plans Platinum-Led Revival. Miners Say It Won’t Happen

Zimbabwe’s government is banking on a platinum-mining boom to help revive its collapsing economy. The world’s biggest platinum companies say it isn’t going to happen.
Johnson’s Brexit Deal Seen Leaving U.K. Economy 3.5% Smaller

Johnson’s Brexit Deal Seen Leaving U.K. Economy 3.5% Smaller

Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal would leave the economy 3.5% smaller in the long run and policy makers at the Bank of England should start thinking about an interest-rate cut, according to the National
House Democrats Must Wait to See Redacted Mueller Papers

House Democrats Must Wait to See Redacted Mueller Papers

Congressional Democrats weighing President Donald Trump’s impeachment will have to wait to see a fuller version of Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential
Modi Pushes India Even Further to the Right as Economy Sputters

Modi Pushes India Even Further to the Right as Economy Sputters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent much of his first term laying the groundwork to transform India into a nation that is both attractive to global investors and unabashedly Hindu. Now he’s doubling
Boris Johnson Gets to Gamble on Election to Fix Brexit Crisis

Boris Johnson Gets to Gamble on Election to Fix Brexit Crisis

The U.K. will hold an emergency election in six weeks’ time, in a critical poll that could finally settle the question of Brexit.
Denmark to Change Law to Stop Blackstone Rent Hikes

Denmark to Change Law to Stop Blackstone Rent Hikes

Denmark is set to change its laws to stop property investors from ratcheting up rents, as the center-left government made clear it wants to target Blackstone Group Inc. and companies like it.