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South Africa Seeks to Finalize Mining Charter Within Months

South Africa Seeks to Finalize Mining Charter Within Months

South Africa plans to finalize and gazette a new Mining Charter in the first half of this year -- ideally by the end of May, said Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe.
China Approves Giant Propaganda Machine to Improve Global Image

China Approves Giant Propaganda Machine to Improve Global Image

China has approved the creation of one of the world’s largest propaganda machines as it looks to improve its global image, according to a person familiar with the matter.
McConnell Says Trump Should Allow Mueller to Finish Russia Probe

McConnell Says Trump Should Allow Mueller to Finish Russia Probe

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised Special Counsel Robert Mueller and said he “should be allowed to finish his job.”
Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Trade Lavish Praise in U.S. Visit

Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Trade Lavish Praise in U.S. Visit

President Donald Trump demonstrated his administration’s embrace of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, welcoming Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to the Oval Office for a meeting high on mutual praise but short
Fed Still Reigns Supreme Over Banks, Despite Dodd-Frank Rewrite

Fed Still Reigns Supreme Over Banks, Despite Dodd-Frank Rewrite

Even if the Dodd-Frank overhaul clears the House, U.S. lenders will remain inside a cage built by the Federal Reserve.
Why Oil-Rich Saudi Arabia Is Turning to Nuclear Power

Why Oil-Rich Saudi Arabia Is Turning to Nuclear Power

With the world’s second-biggest proven reserves of oil, Saudi Arabia seems an unlikely aspirant to the nuclear-energy club. Yet the largest oil exporter plans to build at least 16 nuclear reactors
Brexit Bulletin: Postponing the Cliff Edge

Brexit Bulletin: Postponing the Cliff Edge

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Crisis Ends as Norway's Listhaug Resigns Claiming `Witch Hunt'

Crisis Ends as Norway's Listhaug Resigns Claiming `Witch Hunt'

Norway’s Justice Minister Sylvi Listhaug resigned just hours ahead of a no-confidence vote in parliament that risked toppling the minority coalition government.
EU Digs In Over Banks’ Post-Brexit Access, But Divisions Emerge

EU Digs In Over Banks’ Post-Brexit Access, But Divisions Emerge

The European Union is preparing to offer the U.K. a bare bones deal for its banks after Brexit, even as divisions are starting to emerge within the bloc about how harshly to treat the City.
Mozambique to Face Off With Bondholders as Debt Talks Start

Mozambique to Face Off With Bondholders as Debt Talks Start

Mozambique is set to meet foreign creditors to discuss almost $2 billion of debt in London Tuesday in what will mark the start of formal restructuring negotiations, more than a year after the southern
Turkey’s Plans to Expand Syria Campaign Draw U.S. Condemnation

Turkey’s Plans to Expand Syria Campaign Draw U.S. Condemnation

Turkey’s plans to expand its war against Kurdish fighters in Syria touched off strong objections from the U.S., whose soldiers risk becoming entangled in direct conflict with advancing Turkish forces.
South African Presidency to Probe Governance at Tax Agency

South African Presidency to Probe Governance at Tax Agency

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will establish a commission of inquiry to probe governance at the country’s revenue service after suspending the tax agency’s commissioner, Tom Moyane.
Why the Breach Between Saudis and Qataris Goes On and On

Why the Breach Between Saudis and Qataris Goes On and On

When four Arab states led by Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties and transportation links with Qatar last June, there were widespread expectations that the rift would be quickly resolved, as had been the
Melania Trump to Hold First Public Event on Cyberbullying

Melania Trump to Hold First Public Event on Cyberbullying

First lady Melania Trump is hosting executives from major online and social media companies to discuss cyberbullying and internet safety.
‘I Need to Clear My Name’: Prince Alwaleed on His 83-Day Detention at the Riyadh Ritz

‘I Need to Clear My Name’: Prince Alwaleed on His 83-Day Detention at the Riyadh Ritz

One of the world’s richest men opens up about his confinement by the Saudi government.
As Russia Spooks Europe, Poland Is Reminded Who Its Friends Are

As Russia Spooks Europe, Poland Is Reminded Who Its Friends Are

Poland’s nationalist government spent the past two years isolating itself within the European Union over everything from rule of law to refugees, but it just got a timely reminder of who its friends
U.S. Plans Heavy China Tariff Hit as Soon as This Week

U.S. Plans Heavy China Tariff Hit as Soon as This Week

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Bocom's Hong Says Some China Leadership Changes Expected

Bocom's Hong Says Some China Leadership Changes Expected

Bocom International Strategist and Head of Research Hao Hong weighs in on the National People’s Congress in Beijing. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Xi Gives Stark Taiwan Warning in Hands-Off Message to Trump

Xi Gives Stark Taiwan Warning in Hands-Off Message to Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping warned that efforts to widen divisions with Taiwan would be “punished by history” in a nationalistic speech to mark the start of his second term.
London Brawl Between Pro-Putin Tycoons Tests Kremlin’s Patience

London Brawl Between Pro-Putin Tycoons Tests Kremlin’s Patience

They’re two of Russia’s most powerful tycoons, each with a reach that extends into Vladimir Putin’s inner sanctum, and now they’re fighting over one of the country’s most lucrative assets.