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Brazil's Pro-Business Candidate Won't Win Alone, Protege Says

Brazil's Pro-Business Candidate Won't Win Alone, Protege Says

The most promising of the market-friendly candidates in Brazil’s presidential race won’t win without the support of a wider coalition of centrist parties, his protege said.
Contentious Farm Bill Sparks Bipartisan Demands for Revisions

Contentious Farm Bill Sparks Bipartisan Demands for Revisions

Farm legislation usually has enough incentives to satisfy everyone across the partisan divide in Congress. Not this year.
Volcker Rule Rewrite to Drop Trading Burden on Banks, Sources Say

Volcker Rule Rewrite to Drop Trading Burden on Banks, Sources Say

Wall Street is poised to get a big reprieve from the Volcker Rule, as U.S. agencies prepare to scrap a restrictive presumption that most short-term trades violate the post-crisis regulation, three
Bharara Weighs Independent Bid for New York Attorney General

Bharara Weighs Independent Bid for New York Attorney General

His name was floated almost instantly after Eric Schneiderman quit.
Pennsylvania Voters May Hold Key to Democrats’ Hopes in November

Pennsylvania Voters May Hold Key to Democrats’ Hopes in November

If November delivers the wave election that Democrats hope will give them control of the U.S. House, it’s almost certain to wash through Pennsylvania.
Lira Falls to New Record as Erdogan Plan Spooks Investors

Lira Falls to New Record as Erdogan Plan Spooks Investors

The Turkish lira and bonds plunged to a new record and credit risk surged after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he plans to take more responsibility for monetary policy if he wins an election next
Brexit Bulletin: Intensive Engagement Needed

Brexit Bulletin: Intensive Engagement Needed

Today in Brexit: Michel Barnier and team bemoan a lack of progress, while Theresa May chooses to pick her battles.
Soros's NGO Decamps for Berlin After Hungarian Crackdown

Soros's NGO Decamps for Berlin After Hungarian Crackdown

George Soros’s Open Society Foundations, one of the world’s biggest funders of non-governmental organizations, will leave Budapest in response to a crackdown by Hungary’s government.
The Latest: Israeli Military Sends Aid to Gaza

The Latest: Israeli Military Sends Aid to Gaza

Jerusalem (AP) -- The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local):
What Analysts Say About Erdogan's Plan to Tighten Grip on Policy

What Analysts Say About Erdogan's Plan to Tighten Grip on Policy

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s intention to tighten his grip on the economy and take more responsibility for monetary policy if he wins an election next month has fueled concern about the
Erdogan on Parliamentary Elections, Iran, Geopolitics

Erdogan on Parliamentary Elections, Iran, Geopolitics

Turkey's President Says fresh U.S. Sanctions on Iran are not good for stability or peace in the region. Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke exclusively to Bloomberg's Guy Johnson during a visit to London on
Erdogan on U.S. Sanctions, Halkbank

Erdogan on U.S. Sanctions, Halkbank

Turkey's President told Bloomberg the former Halkbank executive jailed in the States for trying to avoid U.S. Sanctions on Iran is QUOTE "definitely innocent." Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke exclusively
Bitter Election Fight in Southern India State Goes Down to Wire

Bitter Election Fight in Southern India State Goes Down to Wire

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party won the most seats in a closely-fought election in the southern state of Karnataka but may not be able to form a government after two rival
UMNO's Khairy Says Najib Razak Did Honorable Thing Stepping Down

UMNO's Khairy Says Najib Razak Did Honorable Thing Stepping Down

After a stunning upset in the general election, former Prime Minister Najib Razak resigned as the chief of the coalition Barisan Nasional as well as its core party United Malays National Organisation.
Erdogan Plans to Tighten His Grip on Turkey’s Economy

Erdogan Plans to Tighten His Grip on Turkey’s Economy

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he intends to tighten his grip on the economy and take more responsibility for monetary policy if he wins an election next month.
Erdoğan Ekonomi, Faiz Politikasında Denetimini Artırmak Istiyor

Erdoğan Ekonomi, Faiz Politikasında Denetimini Artırmak Istiyor

Cumhurbaşkanı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan 24 Haziran’daki seçimleri kazanması durumunda ekonomi üzerindeki denetimini ve para politikası üzerindeki kontrolünü artırmak istiyor.
Botswana's President Eyes Jobs in New ‘Marriage’ With De Beers

Botswana's President Eyes Jobs in New ‘Marriage’ With De Beers

Botswana’s president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, wants a new long-term diamond-sales pact with De Beers when the current 10-year deal expires in 2020 and for more gems to be processed locally.
Former Taiwan President Ma Found Guilty of Leaking Information

Former Taiwan President Ma Found Guilty of Leaking Information

Ex-Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou was sentenced to four months in jail for leaking details of a criminal investigation while still in office, although the former Kuomintang leader could still avoid
Brexit Rebels in Scotland Add to Theresa May's Disarray

Brexit Rebels in Scotland Add to Theresa May's Disarray

Britain’s quest to leave the European Union is riddled with infighting, and now another domestic political battle looks set to rumble on through the increasingly tricky negotiations.