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Cost of Living, 1MDB Scandal Could Upset Najib's Chances

Cost of Living, 1MDB Scandal Could Upset Najib's Chances

Bloomberg's Haslinda Amin previews the upcoming elections in Malaysia. She speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Putin Starts New Term With Same Premier Amid Tensions Abroad

Putin Starts New Term With Same Premier Amid Tensions Abroad

Vladimir Putin was sworn in for the fourth time as president, promising Russians an “economic and technological breakthrough” and reappointing his long-serving prime minister amid the deepest standoff
Asian Trade's Elms Calls Far Away Trade Talk Dates Disturbing

Asian Trade's Elms Calls Far Away Trade Talk Dates Disturbing

Asian Trade Centre Executive Director and founder Deborah Elms weighs in on U.S. and China trade talks. She speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Lebanon Plans $2 Billion Eurobonds as Election Holds Risks

Lebanon Plans $2 Billion Eurobonds as Election Holds Risks

Lebanon plans to sell up to $2 billion in Eurobonds over the next year, Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh said, part of a debt-swap aimed at reducing servicing costs in the world’s third most
A Showdown Looms in Europe’s Most Corrupt Region

A Showdown Looms in Europe’s Most Corrupt Region

Crusade or witch-hunt? Romania’s chief anti-graft prosecutor is now pursuing the leader of the country’s biggest party.
China Softens Tone on Trade After U.S. Leaves Empty-Handed

China Softens Tone on Trade After U.S. Leaves Empty-Handed

China tried to strike a positive tone after Donald Trump’s trade negotiators left Beijing Friday with no public sign of an agreement.
China Fires Back After U.S. Blasts ‘Orwellian’ Rule for Airlines

China Fires Back After U.S. Blasts ‘Orwellian’ Rule for Airlines

China isn’t backing down after the White House called an order for airlines to stop referring to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau as countries “Orwellian nonsense.”
U.S. and China Agree on Little More Than to Keep Talking

U.S. and China Agree on Little More Than to Keep Talking

Bank of America Merrill Lynch co-head of Asia Rates and FX Strategy Claudio Piron discusses U.S. trade policies with China. He speaks with David Ingles on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
George Shultz Sees 'Different Attitude' From North Korea

George Shultz Sees 'Different Attitude' From North Korea

George P. Shultz, who served in various positions under 3 different Republican Presidents, sat down with Bloomberg's Kathleen Hays to talk about North Korea, on the sideline of Hoover Institution
George Shultz Says U.S. Needs Fair Trading Relationships

George Shultz Says U.S. Needs Fair Trading Relationships

George P. Shultz, who served in various positions under three different Republican Presidents, sat down with Bloomberg's Kathleen Hays to talk about trade relations, on the sideline of Hoover
U.S. and China Trade Divide Laid Bare

U.S. and China Trade Divide Laid Bare

Bloomberg's Tom Mackenzie reports on trade relations between the U.S. and China. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
Tory Tensions Flare as Brexit Moderates Push Customs Compromise

Tory Tensions Flare as Brexit Moderates Push Customs Compromise

Conservative tensions over Brexit erupted again on Sunday as a senior U.K. minister fueled speculation that Theresa May may be planning to revive a customs plan rejected by euroskeptic members of the

Sewage, Icebergs May Hold Answers to Cape Town Water Crisis

The doomsday scenario of Cape Town’s taps running dry has been averted this year, after its 4 million residents slashed their water consumption and supply was cut off to farmers, but the crisis
Malaysia's Election May Not Be a Done Deal After All

Malaysia's Election May Not Be a Done Deal After All

In financial centers around the world, it looks like Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will easily win re-election this week.
Rifles, Pistols and Trump: Inside The NRA Annual Meeting

Rifles, Pistols and Trump: Inside The NRA Annual Meeting

Gun-rights advocates converged in Dallas this weekend to peruse the latest in firearm technology, listen to a lineup of political speakers and defend their Second Amendment freedoms at the National
Australia Gambles on Tax Relief Despite Trade War Risk to Budget

Australia Gambles on Tax Relief Despite Trade War Risk to Budget

Australia’s leader Malcolm Turnbull will use Tuesday’s budget to try and woo back disaffected voters before Donald Trump and Xi Jinping’s trade tensions undermine the most China-dependent developed
Five Star Party Ready for Talks to Form Italian Government

Five Star Party Ready for Talks to Form Italian Government

Italy may be at a turning point to end a two-month political deadlock as Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio signaled he’s ready to give up his quest to be prime minister as a way to begin talks
Top Republican ‘Would Counsel Against’ Ending Iran Deal

Top Republican ‘Would Counsel Against’ Ending Iran Deal

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Sunday he “would counsel against” President Donald Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal this week.
Giuliani Leans Against Trump Walking Into Mueller’s ‘Trap’

Giuliani Leans Against Trump Walking Into Mueller’s ‘Trap’

Donald Trump’s lawyer said he’s leaning against making the president available for an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller in the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, and
May Under Pressure From Tories on Both Sides of Brexit Split

May Under Pressure From Tories on Both Sides of Brexit Split

Theresa May declared her “absolute determination” to make a success of leaving the European Union as she came under new pressure from Conservatives on both sides of the Brexit debate.