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In Italy, a Novice Premier May Face Rival Puppet-Masters

In Italy, a Novice Premier May Face Rival Puppet-Masters

The way things are shaping up in Italy, the next prime minister will have to manage two heavyweight ministers with no power base of his own.
Kudlow Sees China’s Financial Sector Opening ‘a Lot More’ in Talks

Kudlow Sees China’s Financial Sector Opening ‘a Lot More’ in Talks

China’s financial-services industry could be opened further to U.S. companies as part of a wider bargain to ease trade tensions among the world’s two-largest economies, White House economic adviser
Supreme Court Says Employers Can Bar Worker Class-Action Lawsuits

Supreme Court Says Employers Can Bar Worker Class-Action Lawsuits

A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employers can force workers to use individual arbitration instead of class-action lawsuits to press legal claims. The decision potentially limits the rights of
Pension Plan Published in Error Rips Through Romanian Market

Pension Plan Published in Error Rips Through Romanian Market

A Romanian draft law published “in error” touched off confusion and alarmed investors as the government and ruling party officials try to manage the fallout.
Pompeo Demands Iran Halt Uranium Work, Missiles to End Sanctions

Pompeo Demands Iran Halt Uranium Work, Missiles to End Sanctions

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanded that Iran halt all uranium enrichment, stop its ballistic-missile program and give nuclear inspectors access to the entire country.
Mnuchin Urges Antitrust Probe of Tech After Google Report

Mnuchin Urges Antitrust Probe of Tech After Google Report

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged the Justice Department to review the power that large technology firms such as Google have over the American economy, the latest U.S. official to back antitrust
LGBT Community Cheers Pope's 'God Made You Like This' Remark

LGBT Community Cheers Pope's 'God Made You Like This' Remark

Pope Francis' reported comments to a gay man that "God made you like this" have been embraced by the LGBT community.
Xi Can Make or Break Any Deal Between Trump and Kim

Xi Can Make or Break Any Deal Between Trump and Kim

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will meet next month to negotiate a deal that could avert nuclear war. But the ultimate success of any agreement hinges on someone else: China’s President Xi Jinping.
Currencies Trade Near 50-Week Average as Lira Slumps: Inside EM

Currencies Trade Near 50-Week Average as Lira Slumps: Inside EM

Emerging-market currencies traded near the average price of the past 50 weeks as U.S. Treasury yields stayed above 3 percent, offsetting optimism with easing protectionist tensions. The lira sank to a
Trump Balks Over Billions in Secret Chinese Loans to Poor Nations

Trump Balks Over Billions in Secret Chinese Loans to Poor Nations

China has showered $10 billion on debt-laden Ecuador over the past six years for energy and infrastructure projects.
Trump Willing to Wait for Good Nafta Deal, Whatever That Is

Trump Willing to Wait for Good Nafta Deal, Whatever That Is

With about two weeks left until what may be the final deadline for a new Nafta this year, Mexico and Canada are signaling there’s a deal to be had -- if President Donald Trump wants one.
Pound Slides to This Year's Low as Brexit to Italy Risks Weigh

Pound Slides to This Year's Low as Brexit to Italy Risks Weigh

The pound is running into another crucial week as it fumbles around this year’s lowest levels against the dollar for a footing.
Abramovich Faces Delay in Getting U.K. Visa Renewal

Abramovich Faces Delay in Getting U.K. Visa Renewal

Roman Abramovich, the Russian billionaire who owns London’s Chelsea Football Club, is unable to travel to the U.K. at the moment because of delays renewing his visa, according to people familiar with
Nigerian Economy Expands in First Quarter as Oil Output Rises

Nigerian Economy Expands in First Quarter as Oil Output Rises

Nigeria’s economy expanded for a fourth straight quarter in the first three months of the year, boosted by an increase in oil prices and output.
The Greek Master Plan for Growth Revolves Around Banks

The Greek Master Plan for Growth Revolves Around Banks

The Greek government’s master plan to restore growth, after it emerges from eight years under harsh bailout conditions this August, revolves around a key factor that could jump start its economy: its
Brexit Bulletin: A Boost From Boris

Brexit Bulletin: A Boost From Boris

Today in Brexit: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson tells Brexit hardliners to give the prime minister “time and space,” just as she’s pushed the Cabinet into a major compromise and negotiations head for
U.K. Conservatives Split by Brexit Seek to Unite for Survival

U.K. Conservatives Split by Brexit Seek to Unite for Survival

Will Tanner is a former deputy policy chief to U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May. Yet the 29-year-old can’t name a single university friend who votes for her Conservative Party.
Deeper Reforms May Be Required to Reduce Trade Imbalance

Deeper Reforms May Be Required to Reduce Trade Imbalance

Former U.S. Deputy Commerce Secretary Bruce Andrews joins Bloomberg's Rishaad Salamat to discuss trade agreements between China and the U.S. Andrews speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia." (Source:
Venezuela's Maduro Wins Another 6-Year Term

Venezuela's Maduro Wins Another 6-Year Term

President Nicolas Maduro won another six-year term as millions of Venezuelans boycotted the widely derided election, a victory that hands him sole ownership of the nation’s crushing economic crisis.
Italy Waits to Find Out Who Its New Prime Minister Will Be

Italy Waits to Find Out Who Its New Prime Minister Will Be

Italy may finally discover the identity of its next prime minister on Monday.