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South Africa’s Ramaphosa Says He’s Discussing Transition With Zuma

South Africa’s Ramaphosa Says He’s Discussing Transition With Zuma

South Africa’ ruling-party leader Cyril Ramaphosa said he is holding direct discussions with President Jacob Zuma on a transition of power.
SPD’s Scholz to Become German Finance Minister

SPD’s Scholz to Become German Finance Minister

Bloomberg's Chad Thomas discusses German negotiations reaching a coalition agreement. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
Bears Ears Is Open for Mining But No One Bothered to Show Up

Bears Ears Is Open for Mining But No One Bothered to Show Up

Five days in, not only has there been no stampede, but no one has shown up at all.
U.K. Set to Leave European Union as Slowest-Growing Economy

U.K. Set to Leave European Union as Slowest-Growing Economy

U.K. economic growth is set to lag all other European Union countries this year and next, even assuming Britain maintains the same trading relationship with bloc after Brexit.
Trouble in Paradise at Crux of Asian Rivalry

Trouble in Paradise at Crux of Asian Rivalry

A tiny archipelago in the Indian Ocean is the world's latest geopolitical flashpoint.
Mozambique Plans Constitution Changes to Pave Way for Peace Deal

Mozambique Plans Constitution Changes to Pave Way for Peace Deal

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi announced plans to change the constitution and give political parties more power in the provinces, in a move seen key to reaching a permanent peace deal with the
Germany's SPD Reclaims Finance Ministry in Merkel Coalition Deal

Germany's SPD Reclaims Finance Ministry in Merkel Coalition Deal

Germany’s Social Democrats returned to the finance ministry after a nine-year absence in a coalition deal with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Barrack Says Trump Shouldn’t Change Policy Because of Volatility

Barrack Says Trump Shouldn’t Change Policy Because of Volatility

Thomas Barrack, chairman at Colony NorthStar, discusses the Trump administration, volatility in markets and the global economic environment. He speaks with Tracy Alloway from the Milken Institute MENA
China Foreign Reserves Post 12th Straight Gain as Yuan Rises

China Foreign Reserves Post 12th Straight Gain as Yuan Rises

China’s foreign-exchange reserves rose for a 12th straight month, as the yuan strengthened and the economic outlook improved.
China Studying Impact of Trade Measures Against U.S. Soy, Sources Say

China Studying Impact of Trade Measures Against U.S. Soy, Sources Say

China is studying the potential impact of trade measures imposed on soybeans imported from the U.S., valued last year at $13.9 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.
With Yellen Out of the Picture, Get Ready for Trump vs. Powell

With Yellen Out of the Picture, Get Ready for Trump vs. Powell

The new Fed chief will butt heads with the president if rate increases cool economic growth.
Murphy Chips at Christie’s Legacy on Energy, Marijuana, Health

Murphy Chips at Christie’s Legacy on Energy, Marijuana, Health

The Democrat is dismantling his predecessor’s agenda in a warm-up to tough fiscal fights.
Merkel Ends Deadlock in Coalition Deal With Social Democrats

Merkel Ends Deadlock in Coalition Deal With Social Democrats

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bloc has concluded a coalition agreement that hands a half-dozen ministries -- including the key foreign and finance portfolios -- to her Social Democratic allies, a
India Needs Dramatic Growth, and Modi’s Not Helping

India Needs Dramatic Growth, and Modi’s Not Helping

The prime minister’s tenure has been marked by tepid reform and world-class policy errors.
Kushner, Trump Jr. May Escape Public Hearings With Help From GOP

Kushner, Trump Jr. May Escape Public Hearings With Help From GOP

Top Republicans may end up shielding the president’s son and son-in-law from facing tough questions on-camera from Democrats eager to press them over their contacts with Russians during the 2016
Tillerson Survives ‘Rexit’ Rumors, But Trump’s Only a Tweet Away

Tillerson Survives ‘Rexit’ Rumors, But Trump’s Only a Tweet Away

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has racked up hard-fought victories over administration rivals and is pushing ahead with a heavy travel schedule and an agenda to confront North Korea.
Navy Presses Mattis to Delay ‘Shock Testing’ Costliest Carrier

Navy Presses Mattis to Delay ‘Shock Testing’ Costliest Carrier

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is weighing a Navy request to delay for at least six years the shock testing intended to determine how well its new $12.9 billion aircraft carrier could withstand
Mueller Wants to Interview Trump. Is It a ‘Perjury Trap’?

Mueller Wants to Interview Trump. Is It a ‘Perjury Trap’?

The prospect of President Donald Trump being interrogated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller stirs the imagination. Lots of documents and testimony have already been collected in the inquiry. What if
Fight Over Brexit Transition Raises Stakes as Deadline May Slip

Fight Over Brexit Transition Raises Stakes as Deadline May Slip

The transition deal was always meant to be an easy part of the Brexit negotiations: Politicians and businesses on both sides want it and the sooner the better for companies. But as talks on the
Zuma Exit Appears Step Closer as ANC Holds Transition Talks

Zuma Exit Appears Step Closer as ANC Holds Transition Talks

South African President Jacob Zuma appeared a step closer to resigning as he held crunch negotiations on the terms of his exit with the new leader of the ruling African National Congress, Cyril