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Scandal Plagues Australian Government Amid Deputy Leader's Affair

Scandal Plagues Australian Government Amid Deputy Leader's Affair

Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce insists he didn’t breach parliamentary guidelines while conducting an extramarital affair with his former media adviser, as the widening scandal
South Africa's ANC to Order President Zuma to Quit

South Africa's ANC to Order President Zuma to Quit

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress decided to tell President Jacob Zuma to step down after he refused the top party leadership’s request for him to resign voluntarily, according to five
More Defense, Red Ink in Trump's $4.4 Trillion Budget

More Defense, Red Ink in Trump's $4.4 Trillion Budget

Capita Alpha Senior Political Analyst James Lucier weighs in on President Trump's proposed $4.4 trillion budget. Lucier speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
Kim Jong Un Calls for More Efforts to Improve Ties Between Koreas

Kim Jong Un Calls for More Efforts to Improve Ties Between Koreas

Kim Jong Un expressed satisfaction with South Korea’s treatment of his sister during a visit to mark the opening of the Winter Olympics, and called for more efforts to improve ties between the
CFPB's Tough Monday: Ripped in Budget and Reined in by New Chief

CFPB's Tough Monday: Ripped in Budget and Reined in by New Chief

The Trump administration’s determination to revamp the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took shape Monday with its acting head pledging to narrow the agency’s focus just hours after the White
White House Defends Trump in Wake of Aide’s Resignation

White House Defends Trump in Wake of Aide’s Resignation

The White House said Monday that Donald Trump supports domestic violence victims, after the president was criticized for sympathetic public statements about a former aide who resigned last week
ANC Set to Seal Jacob Zuma's Fate

ANC Set to Seal Jacob Zuma's Fate

Stratfor Vice President of Africa Analysis Mark Schroeder discusses the fate of South Africa's Jacob Zuma and a potential transition to a new administration on "What'd You Miss?" (Source: Bloomberg)
Karachi Murder Raises Red Flag on China's $50 Billion Projects

Karachi Murder Raises Red Flag on China's $50 Billion Projects

Chen Zhu finished lunch last week at Karachi’s China Town restaurant before driving to buy groceries opposite Zamzama Park, an upmarket area in Pakistan’s financial capital close to diplomatic
McConnell Opens Immigration Debate Backing Trump's Framework

McConnell Opens Immigration Debate Backing Trump's Framework

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threw his support behind immigration legislation that tracks President Donald Trump’s framework, making an opening bid in what is likely to be an extended debate
North Korea Woos South Korea While the U.S. Watches

North Korea Woos South Korea While the U.S. Watches

Bloomberg's Toluse Olorunnipa discusses North Korea's charm offensive at the Winter Olympics. He speaks with Julie Hyman and David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump Budget Needs 'Brand New Numbers,' Bell Says

Trump Budget Needs 'Brand New Numbers,' Bell Says

Steve Bell, Bipartisan Policy Center senior director, discusses President Donald Trump's $4.4 trillion federal budget proposal with Bloomberg's David Westin and Julie Hyman on "Bloomberg Markets:
Al Hunt on Immigration, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell

Al Hunt on Immigration, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell

Al Hunt, Bloomberg View columnist, discusses the future of immigration with Bloomberg's David Westin. (Source: Bloomberg)
CDU Members 'Up in Arms' Over Merkel's SPD Deal, Bastian Says

CDU Members 'Up in Arms' Over Merkel's SPD Deal, Bastian Says

Jens Bastian, senior financial analyst at Macropolis, discusses German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition agreement with the rival Social Democrats. He speaks with Bloomberg's Matt Miller and Guy
Trump $200B Infrastructure Plan 'Very Insufficient,' LaHood Says

Trump $200B Infrastructure Plan 'Very Insufficient,' LaHood Says

Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood discusses President Donald Trump's infrastructure budget proposal with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power." (Source:
Dollar Stores Hammered by Trump Proposal to Abandon Food Stamps

Dollar Stores Hammered by Trump Proposal to Abandon Food Stamps

A Trump administration proposal to reduce food-stamp benefits is casting a cloud over U.S. dollar-store chains.
How China Is Getting Serious About Financial Risk

How China Is Getting Serious About Financial Risk

China is getting real about dangers in its financial system.
Trump Unveils a $200 Billion Infrastructure Plan

Trump Unveils a $200 Billion Infrastructure Plan

Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli outlines the key objectives from President Trump's infrastructure plan. He reports on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump Says 'Reciprocal Tax' Will Be Announced This Week

Trump Says 'Reciprocal Tax' Will Be Announced This Week

President Donald Trump announced that details of this "reciprocal tax" on imports will be unveiled this week. He speaks at a White House event on his infrastructure plan. (Source: Bloomberg)
Fannie and Freddie Mortgages Face Higher Fees Under Trump Budget

Fannie and Freddie Mortgages Face Higher Fees Under Trump Budget

The Trump administration has said it wants to get Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac out of government control, but in the meantime it’s not being shy about seeking to use revenue from the U.S.-backed
Campaign Workers Unionize Just in Time for Midterm Elections

Campaign Workers Unionize Just in Time for Midterm Elections

Several Democratic congressional campaigns have agreed to bargain collectively with the Campaign Workers Guild, a new union trying to organize election campaign staff in what may be a first for
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