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These Are the World’s Best (and Worst) Pension Systems

These Are the World’s Best (and Worst) Pension Systems

The Netherlands and Denmark have the best pensions systems in the world, according to a global study that shines a light on how nations are preparing aging populations for retirement.
Bangladesh Police Say Violence Over Facebook Post Kills 4

Bangladesh Police Say Violence Over Facebook Post Kills 4

At least four people were killed and dozens injured Sunday after security officials in southern Bangladesh opened fire to disperse hundreds of Muslims during a protest over an alleged social media
Return of Old Guard Puts S. Africa Opposition Head on Notice

Return of Old Guard Puts S. Africa Opposition Head on Notice

Mmusi Maimane, the leader of South Africa’s main opposition Democratic Alliance, saw his hold on the party slip as his predecessor Helen Zille was elected head of the party’s Federal Council.
Thai Government’s Stability No Clearer After Tight Budget Vote

Thai Government’s Stability No Clearer After Tight Budget Vote

Thailand’s government used its slim majority to get the annual budget bill through an initial parliamentary vote, but analysts remain divided on whether the outcome shows the coalition will survive
Swiss Greens Win Big as Anti-Immigrant Party’s Lead Narrows

Swiss Greens Win Big as Anti-Immigrant Party’s Lead Narrows

A man walk past past electoral posters with the dome of the Swiss house of Parliament in the background in Bern on October 20, 2019, during Switerland's general election. - Switzerland was voting
This Really Is a Crunch Week for Brexit

This Really Is a Crunch Week for Brexit

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Jokowi Targets $7 Trillion Indonesia Economy With New Cabinet

Jokowi Targets $7 Trillion Indonesia Economy With New Cabinet

Joko Widodo, Indonesia's president, recites the oath of office next to the Holy Quran during the presidential inauguration at the parliament in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Widodo was
Gove Says EU Granting Extension Not a Sure Thing: Brexit Update

Gove Says EU Granting Extension Not a Sure Thing: Brexit Update

Parliament voted Saturday for Boris Johnson to request a further delay to Brexit. The prime minister will introduce the legislation needed this week for the U.K. to leave the European Union on Oct.
Tensions Mount in Kashmir as India-Pakistan Clash in Flare Up

Tensions Mount in Kashmir as India-Pakistan Clash in Flare Up

India and Pakistan blamed each other for violation of a cease-fire agreement in the disputed area of Kashmir, after cross-border shelling killed people on both sides, in signs of escalating tensions
Turkey Says Soldier Killed by Kurdish Group in Ceasefire Breach

Turkey Says Soldier Killed by Kurdish Group in Ceasefire Breach

A Turkish soldier died in an attack by Kurdish group YPG near the border in violation of a ceasefire agreement, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said.
Modi Defers Visit to Turkey on Erdogan’s Kashmir Comments: Hindu

Modi Defers Visit to Turkey on Erdogan’s Kashmir Comments: Hindu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not go ahead with a planned visit to Ankara this year to show displeasure over the Turkish President’s comments on India revoking autonomy of Kashmir, the Hindu
Drama, Delay and Anticlimax in Westminster: Brexit Highlights

Drama, Delay and Anticlimax in Westminster: Brexit Highlights

In a day of high tension in Westminster on Saturday, U.K. lawmakers voted by 322 to 306 to force the government to seek another Brexit extension. Here are highlights of speeches by Prime Minister
Nigeria Border Closure Aimed at Curbing Weapons, Drugs: Minister

Nigeria Border Closure Aimed at Curbing Weapons, Drugs: Minister

Nigeria’s decision to close its borders is aimed at preventing weapons and drugs from entering the country and not just to stop food smuggling, Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed said.
World’s Second-Biggest Mohair Industry Restarts as Monopoly Ends

World’s Second-Biggest Mohair Industry Restarts as Monopoly Ends

Mohair sales in Lesotho, which produces a fifth of the world’s supply of the luxury fiber, have restarted after the government buckled to pressure from farmers and ended a controversial monopoly
China Calls for Tech Collaboration While Criticizing U.S. Action

China Calls for Tech Collaboration While Criticizing U.S. Action

A senior Chinese official called for governments around the world to work more closely together to regulate emerging technologies, while taking a veiled swipe at the U.S. for undermining
Tulsi Gabbard Elevated in Iowa By Clinton Spat

Tulsi Gabbard Elevated in Iowa By Clinton Spat

West Branch, Iowa (AP) -- Hillary Clinton's suggestion this past week that Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is being "groomed" by Russians to act as a spoiler in the 2020 race may have had the opposite
Goodbye Draghi as Lagarde Era Nears for ECB: Global Economy Week

Goodbye Draghi as Lagarde Era Nears for ECB: Global Economy Week

It’s time to say goodbye to European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, as he oversees his final monetary policy meeting this week before his term ends on Oct. 31.
Brexit’s Impact on World Economy to Be Minimal, Mervyn King Says

Brexit’s Impact on World Economy to Be Minimal, Mervyn King Says

Brexit won’t have a big impact on the European or global economies, former Bank of England governor Mervyn King said, offering a counterpoint to persistent concerns by global policy makers that the
PBOC Governor Yi Says Yuan Level ‘Appropriate’ After Weakening

PBOC Governor Yi Says Yuan Level ‘Appropriate’ After Weakening

People’s Bank of China Governor Yi Gang said the yuan is at an “appropriate level” and cross-border capital flows have stayed balanced since the currency weakened past 7 per dollar in early August.
Kenya’s Treasury Chief Is Confident Rate Caps Will Be Scrapped

Kenya’s Treasury Chief Is Confident Rate Caps Will Be Scrapped

Kenya’s interest-rate caps will be scrapped because lawmakers won’t be able to raise enough support in parliament to oppose the president, acting Treasury Secretary Ukur Yatani said.