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CBO Boosts Economic Growth Forecast, Sees $1 Trillion Deficit

CBO Boosts Economic Growth Forecast, Sees $1 Trillion Deficit

Stronger-than-expected U.S. economic growth that’s pushed the jobless rate to a five-decade low will contribute to an uptick in inflation this year, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Lawrence Summers Wants to Target the Rich, But Not Through a Wealth Tax

Lawrence Summers Wants to Target the Rich, But Not Through a Wealth Tax

Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers proposed a suite of steps the U.S. government can take to raise trillions of dollars more in revenue from the rich without adopting a wealth tax.
BofA Muni-Bond Banker Fink to Seek House Seat in New York

BofA Muni-Bond Banker Fink to Seek House Seat in New York

Washington dealt a major blow to Wall Street’s municipal-bond industry with its 2017 tax changes. Now, one banker from New York says he wants to fight back from inside the walls of Congress.
Euro Adoption Breakthrough Is Near, Bulgarian Central Bank Says

Euro Adoption Breakthrough Is Near, Bulgarian Central Bank Says

Bulgaria’s efforts to set itself on a firm path to adopt the euro single currency have entered the “final stretch,” its central bank chief said.
Clean Energy Boom Imperiled by Argentina’s Free-Market Fizzle

Clean Energy Boom Imperiled by Argentina’s Free-Market Fizzle

A renewables pipeline of $4.8 billion is at risk under the country’s new leader. The political shift may bury lofty plans, mirroring other nations.
Brussels Edition: Poland’s Trouble With the Law

Brussels Edition: Poland’s Trouble With the Law

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Crunch Time for Lebanon as Cabinet Decides on Bond Payment

Crunch Time for Lebanon as Cabinet Decides on Bond Payment

Crisis-ridden Lebanon finally has a government again and top of its agenda will be whether to repay a Eurobond maturing in six weeks.
A Nordic Euro Member Is Losing Its Fight to Regain AAA Status

A Nordic Euro Member Is Losing Its Fight to Regain AAA Status

A Finnish presidential flag flies above the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday, July 16, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in
The Officials Working Behind the Scenes on India’s Budget

The Officials Working Behind the Scenes on India’s Budget

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a keen interest in the preparation of the government’s upcoming budget to help spur growth in Asia’s third-largest economy.
Venezuela Weighs Privatizing Oil in Face of Economic Free Fall

Venezuela Weighs Privatizing Oil in Face of Economic Free Fall

Facing economic collapse and painful sanctions, the socialist government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has proposed giving majority shares and control of its oil industry to big international
Buenos Aires Sweetens Deal for Bondholders Ahead of Deadline

Buenos Aires Sweetens Deal for Bondholders Ahead of Deadline

The Province of Buenos Aires improved the terms it’s offering bondholders if they agree to accept delayed payments, an about-face from the cash-strapped government after its first overture failed to
The killer BBBs: Some investors are uneasy over the surge of near-junk corporate bonds

The killer BBBs: Some investors are uneasy over the surge of near-junk corporate bonds

Low interest rates have fueled an explosion of BBB debt, which now makes up more than half of the investment grade universe in the U.S.

Tom Steyer Would Pay $18 Million More in Taxes Under Democrats’ Plan

Billionaire and Democratic presidential contender Tom Steyer would pay $17.9 million more in annual taxes under a plan Democrats are considering should they sweep Congress and the White House in the
Italy Establishment Has Upper Hand Again After Salvini Loss

Italy Establishment Has Upper Hand Again After Salvini Loss

Incumbent centre-left candidate of the Democratic Party (PD) in a regional vote in Emilia-Romagna, Stefano Bonaccini addresses a press conference on January 27, 2020 in Bologna, a day after he won
Slovenia’s Upstart Leader Seeks Bigger Mandate With Snap Ballot

Slovenia’s Upstart Leader Seeks Bigger Mandate With Snap Ballot

Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Sarec unexpectedly stepped down, abandoning a minority government that he said lacks sufficient support in parliament.
Populists Humiliated in Italy Vote

Populists Humiliated in Italy Vote

Matteo Salvini’s latest attempt to grab power in Italy ended in humiliation, as his right-wing populist party lost a crucial regional election, breathing new life into the ruling coalition. Italian
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Italy Populist Defeated in Key Vote, Lifting Conte Coalition

Italy Populist Defeated in Key Vote, Lifting Conte Coalition

Italy’s Matteo Salvini suffered a stinging loss in a key regional vote, providing a much-needed boost to Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s fragile government and making a snap general election less
Myanmar Says Western Rights Pressure May Push It Closer to China

Myanmar Says Western Rights Pressure May Push It Closer to China

Myanmar signaled that closer ties with China offer an economic buffer if human-rights concerns cause Western nations to curb trade privileges or investment.
Eskom CEO Plans Operations Overhaul; Slower Breakup Mulled

Eskom CEO Plans Operations Overhaul; Slower Breakup Mulled

The head of South Africa’s state power company will this week present a draft plan to change how the utility operates, as local media reported he’s considering unbundling the utility at a slower pace