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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.
Maduro Wins Venezuelan Election, Risking Harsh Oil Sanctions

Maduro Wins Venezuelan Election, Risking Harsh Oil Sanctions

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.
China Says Trade War Has Been Averted

China Says Trade War Has Been Averted

The newly-declared economic truce between the U.S. and China will prove temporary if the world’s two largest economies fail to deliver on vague commitments to rebalance trade. Bloomberg's Tom
Anwar Ibrahim on Affirmative Action for Ethnic Malays

Anwar Ibrahim on Affirmative Action for Ethnic Malays

Haslinda Amin sat down with Anwar at his home in Kuala Lumpur where she asked him, if race and religion will still dominate Malaysian politics or if it will end with the opposition in government.
Court Shakeup Fuels Fears Congo's Leader Plans Another Term

Court Shakeup Fuels Fears Congo's Leader Plans Another Term

Changes at the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Constitutional Court could clear the way for President Joseph Kabila to run for a third term, opposition politicians and activists said, deepening the
U.S.-China Trade Truce May Not Last With Differences Unresolved

U.S.-China Trade Truce May Not Last With Differences Unresolved

The U.S. and China declared a truce in their trade dispute over the weekend, but that will prove temporary if the world’s two largest economies fail to deliver on their vague commitments to re-balance
May Won't Betray Brexit Backers on Customs Plan, Johnson Says

May Won't Betray Brexit Backers on Customs Plan, Johnson Says

Brexit supporters “fearing betrayal” over a new customs plan should trust Prime Minister Theresa May to deliver on her promises as the U.K. prepares to leave the European Union, Foreign Secretary
Anwar Reassures Malays Who Fear Losing Racial Advantage

Anwar Reassures Malays Who Fear Losing Racial Advantage

Anwar Ibrahim has a simple message for ethnic Malays who fear losing benefits they enjoyed under the previous government’s six-decade rule: Don’t worry.
U.K.'s Boris Johnson Seeks to Woo Latin America for Brexit Trade

U.K.'s Boris Johnson Seeks to Woo Latin America for Brexit Trade

U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is on a mission to Latin America to sell Britain after Brexit as a global trading nation just waiting for its chance to break free of the European Union and strike
Trump Demands DOJ Look Into ‘Political’ Infiltration of Campaign

Trump Demands DOJ Look Into ‘Political’ Infiltration of Campaign

President Donald Trump has ordered the Justice Department to probe possible infiltration of his campaign by the Obama administration, after suggesting that a special counsel’s investigation is
U.K. Shadow Chancellor McDonnell Vows to Overthrow Capitalism

U.K. Shadow Chancellor McDonnell Vows to Overthrow Capitalism

The U.K. Labour Party chief economic spokesman, John McDonnell, said his job is to overthrow capitalism, transforming Britain into a socialist society.
Trump Focused on Good Nafta Deal, Not Deadlines, Mnuchin Says

Trump Focused on Good Nafta Deal, Not Deadlines, Mnuchin Says

The U.S. is still far apart from Mexico and Canada on a revised Nafta accord, and President Donald Trump is more focused on reaching a good deal than an immediate one, Treasury Secretary Steven