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Erdogan Stirs ‘Toxic Cocktail’ for Turkish Lenders

Erdogan Stirs ‘Toxic Cocktail’ for Turkish Lenders

Turkish lenders are being snared in a battle between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the central bank that threatens to derail a credit boom.
What You Need to Know About Germany’s New Political Uncertainty

What You Need to Know About Germany’s New Political Uncertainty

Germany has been an oasis of political stability in a fractious Europe since Angela Merkel became chancellor in 2005. No more, perhaps.

China’s Li Tells Japanese Business Group That Ties Are Improving

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told Japan’s biggest ever business delegation to Beijing that ties between Asia’s two biggest economies has been gradually improving.
Czech Police Seek Prosecution of Billionaire Election Winner

Czech Police Seek Prosecution of Billionaire Election Winner

Czech police are seeking to reopen the prosecution against billionaire Andrej Babis in a fraud case tied to European Union subsidies, potentially complicating his efforts to create a government after
Balance of Power: Putin Reaches for Prize with Syrian Victory

Balance of Power: Putin Reaches for Prize with Syrian Victory

The last time Bashar al-Assad went to Russia, U.S.-backed rebels had the Syrian president on the run. Fast forward two years and it was a confident, smiling Assad who made a surprise visit yesterday
China Is Stepping Up the Fight Against Its Mountain of Debt

China Is Stepping Up the Fight Against Its Mountain of Debt

China’s drive to reduce its debt burden has shifted into a higher gear following the Communist Party’s twice-a-decade congress in October.
Las Vegas Gun Massacre Suits Accelerate

Las Vegas Gun Massacre Suits Accelerate

Negligence litigation against a hotel and concert promoter joins earlier claims over bump stocks.
Brazil’s Wall Street Is Starting to Dabble in Politics More

Brazil’s Wall Street Is Starting to Dabble in Politics More

Big names from Brazil’s corporate and financial world are increasingly dabbling in politics as the watershed 2018 election draws nearer.

50 People Killed at Mosque Bomb Attack in Nigeria, Police Say

At least 50 people were killed in a suicide blast in a northeastern Nigerian town, the deadliest mosque bombing in three years by suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants.
Mugabe's Downfall Could Be Good Business for China

Mugabe's Downfall Could Be Good Business for China

China has seen its influence rise in Zimbabwe during Robert Mugabe’s nearly four decades in power, becoming the African nation’s third-largest trading partner and biggest foreign investor. Beijing
EU Agency Pushes to Keep Staff as It Moves from London to Amsterdam

EU Agency Pushes to Keep Staff as It Moves from London to Amsterdam

Amsterdam was the EMA staff’s top choice and the option viewed as least likely to disrupt operations.
The One Job in D.C. That Everyone Wants

The One Job in D.C. That Everyone Wants

In the fractious U.S. capital, everyone can agree on this: Being chairman of the House Financial Services Committee is a cushy gig.
The Justin Trudeau Lovefest Gets a Reality Check

The Justin Trudeau Lovefest Gets a Reality Check

Midway through the prime minister’s first term, once-charmed Canadians are asking hard questions about health care, taxes, and the budget deficit.
Lockheed Praised at Pentagon for Naval Ballistic-Missile Defense

Lockheed Praised at Pentagon for Naval Ballistic-Missile Defense

Lockheed Martin Corp. may be taking heat at the Pentagon over glitches and delays in other billion-dollar programs, but its performance on the U.S.’s primary naval missile-defense program is winning
Mobile-Phone Case at U.S. Supreme Court to Test Privacy Protections

Mobile-Phone Case at U.S. Supreme Court to Test Privacy Protections

A U.S. Supreme Court with a record of protecting digital privacy is taking up a case that may curb law enforcement officials’ power to track people using mobile-phone data.
AT&T Lawsuit Over Time Warner Shows Tough Turn on Antitrust

AT&T Lawsuit Over Time Warner Shows Tough Turn on Antitrust

The U.S. lawsuit to stop AT&T Inc.’s takeover of Time Warner Inc. has sparked accusations that the Justice Department, driven by political meddling from the Trump White House, is pursuing a risky
FCC’s Rollback of Net-Neutrality Rules Won’t Settle the Divisive Issue

FCC’s Rollback of Net-Neutrality Rules Won’t Settle the Divisive Issue

Aggrieved parties will try to save the regulations in federal court
House Tax Bill Is Littered With Loopholes for Wall Street’s Wealthiest

House Tax Bill Is Littered With Loopholes for Wall Street’s Wealthiest

Lawmakers who sped a bill through the U.S. House last week may have handed a few more goodies to Wall Street’s wealthiest than they realize.
Mexican Counteroffer Marks Tit-for-Tat Turn in Nafta Talks

Mexican Counteroffer Marks Tit-for-Tat Turn in Nafta Talks

A worker moves seats to be attached to a vehicle at the Kia Motor Corp. assembly plant in Pesqueria, Mexico, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Mexico's financial stability is hanging in the balance as the