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Greece Beats Bailout Targets Again as Debt-Relief Talks Loom

Greece Beats Bailout Targets Again as Debt-Relief Talks Loom

The European Commission confirmed on Monday that Greece beat its bailout targets again last year, strengthening the government’s case against demands to bring forward additional tax measures
U.S. Softens Stance on Rusal Sanctions; Aluminum Plunges

U.S. Softens Stance on Rusal Sanctions; Aluminum Plunges

The U.S. softened its position on sanctions against Russian metals giant United Co. Rusal, sparking a record plunge in aluminum prices.
Could Be Worse, We Could Be Negotiating With Rees-Mogg, EU Says

Could Be Worse, We Could Be Negotiating With Rees-Mogg, EU Says

There’s at least one aspect of Brexit negotiations the European Union is grateful for: having Theresa May as prime minister rather than the bookmakers’ favorite to replace her, arch-euroskeptic Jacob
Egypt Weighs Shift to Long-Term Borrowing to Finance Deficit

Egypt Weighs Shift to Long-Term Borrowing to Finance Deficit

Egypt is considering shifting away from costly short-term domestic debt toward longer-term borrowing, as falling interest rates provide cheaper options to finance the fiscal deficit, its finance
Foreign Investors’ Love Affair With Mexico Ignores Populist’s Rise

Foreign Investors’ Love Affair With Mexico Ignores Populist’s Rise

Talk to most foreign investors about Mexico these days and you’ll likely to hear the same mantra: focus on Nafta now and worry about the upcoming presidential election later.
Glencore's Prize Cobalt Miner Is Bogged Down Deeper in Congo

Glencore's Prize Cobalt Miner Is Bogged Down Deeper in Congo

Katanga Mining Ltd. will soon be the world’s top cobalt miner, churning out thousands of tons of metal and billions of dollars in revenue for Glencore Plc. It’s also turning into a major thorn in the
The Man Who Brought Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to the Table

The Man Who Brought Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to the Table

Moon Jae-in set his mind on South Korea’s presidency nine years ago, when his ailing role model, Nobel Peace Prize-winner Kim Dae-jung, pulled him close and urged him to keep fighting for peace with
Syrian Troops Look to Isolate Islamic State in Damascus Battle

Syrian Troops Look to Isolate Islamic State in Damascus Battle

Syrian government forces moved to cut off Islamic State militants in southern Damascus from nearby rebel-held suburbs in an attempt to force the extremists to surrender or evacuate the district, state
A New Tax Break for Poor Neighborhoods Could Benefit Luxury Developers

A New Tax Break for Poor Neighborhoods Could Benefit Luxury Developers

The new “opportunity zones” provision in last year’s tax overhaul was intended to boost areas that badly need it.
Latest Climate Threat for Coastal Cities: More Rich People

Latest Climate Threat for Coastal Cities: More Rich People

When Hurricane Irma reached Florida’s Big Pine Key in September, it caused the floor of Terry and Sharon Baron’s cream-colored mobile home to collapse. On Marathon Key, twenty miles north, the winds
Nafta Ministers Set to Meet Again Amid Intensified Push for Deal

Nafta Ministers Set to Meet Again Amid Intensified Push for Deal

Senior trade officials from the U.S., Canada and Mexico will meet again in Washington in an intensified push to reach a Nafta agreement in the next few weeks.
Pompeo Poised to Win Confirmation Even If Panel Votes Him Down

Pompeo Poised to Win Confirmation Even If Panel Votes Him Down

Mike Pompeo may fail to win approval from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to be the next secretary of state. It would be an unprecedented slight, but it probably won’t matter.
The SEC Wants Wall Street to Treat Clients Better. What’s at Stake?

The SEC Wants Wall Street to Treat Clients Better. What’s at Stake?

Wall Street is known for making money by selling risky investments with complicated names. Some examples: equity indexed annuities, structured notes and leveraged inverse exchanged traded funds.

U.S. Coal Bailout Review Slows After Trump Faces Pushback

A bankrupt power generator’s plea for President Donald Trump to help saving money-losing power plants has drawn opposition from key administration officials, slowing action on the proposal, according
Macron, Merkel Prepare Hard Sell for Trump on Iran Deal

Macron, Merkel Prepare Hard Sell for Trump on Iran Deal

French President Emmanuel Macron’s arrival in the U.S. kicks off a crucial week for European leaders in an uphill battle to convince Donald Trump to stay in the Iran nuclear deal.
Zimbabwe Massacre Is ‘Unresolved National Question,’ Biti Says

Zimbabwe Massacre Is ‘Unresolved National Question,’ Biti Says

Zimbabwe needs to establish a system of national reconciliation to heal the wounds left by the 1980s massacre that killed 20,000 people and other violent incidents since independence if it’s to unify
India’s Opposition to Take Chief Justice Dispute to Top Court

India’s Opposition to Take Chief Justice Dispute to Top Court

India’s opposition parties have vowed to take their controversial bid to initiate an impeachment motion against the country’s chief justice to the Supreme Court.
South Africa to Appeal Ruling on Black Ownership of Mines

South Africa to Appeal Ruling on Black Ownership of Mines

South Africa has sought leave to appeal a court judgment earlier this month over a crucial black-ownership principle in the country’s Mining Charter, the nation’s mining lobby said.
Greek Police Arrest 120 Migrants After Violence By Islanders

Greek Police Arrest 120 Migrants After Violence By Islanders

Athens, Greece (AP) -- Police on the eastern Greek island of Lesbos on Monday arrested 120 asylum-seekers for illegal camping, following overnight violence by local residents trying to end their
Brexit Bulletin: Split Over Union

Brexit Bulletin: Split Over Union

Today in Brexit: This week we may get closer to finding out what kind of Brexit Britain ends up with.