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Maduro Era Is Endurance Test as Venezuela's Lifelines Fall Away

Maduro Era Is Endurance Test as Venezuela's Lifelines Fall Away

President Nicolas Maduro’s second term is officially six years. However, it will endure only as long as Venezuela’s moribund economy allows.
Shock Win by Congo Opposition Leader Marred by Claims of Rigging

Shock Win by Congo Opposition Leader Marred by Claims of Rigging

The first-ever win by an opposition presidential candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo is being marred by claims by a rival that Felix Tshisekedi’s victory was the result of rigging by the
Why Congo’s Election Is Headed for a Chaotic Outcome

Why Congo’s Election Is Headed for a Chaotic Outcome

The Democratic Republic of Congo, sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest country, looks set to witness its first-ever transfer of power via the ballot box after opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi, 55, was
Oil Major and Miner Ethics Scrutinized by Methodist Investors

Oil Major and Miner Ethics Scrutinized by Methodist Investors

Divestment may be too blunt an instrument to encourage the world’s biggest oil and mining companies to behave ethically: the Methodist Church is prepared to back those committed to mending their ways.
‘I Love Trump for That’: Colombian Rival of U.S. Window Makers Revels in Tariffs

‘I Love Trump for That’: Colombian Rival of U.S. Window Makers Revels in Tariffs

President Donald Trump’s tariffs on aluminum imports are giving Colombian window-exporter Tecnoglass Inc. a leg up on its U.S. competition.
Putin Aide Proposes $7.5 Billion Tax Hike for Mining, Chemicals Sectors

Putin Aide Proposes $7.5 Billion Tax Hike for Mining, Chemicals Sectors

The top economic adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed raising taxes on mining companies, including MMC Norilsk Nickel PJSC and Alrosa PJSC, among the largest producers of nickel and
A Guide to Indonesia’s Looming Election Season

A Guide to Indonesia’s Looming Election Season

With Indonesia’s April 17 election on the horizon, President Joko Widodo looks in a strong position to secure a second term. His only challenger in the the world’s third-biggest democracy (after India
Saudi Investment Freeze Doesn't Amount to Much in Canada

Saudi Investment Freeze Doesn't Amount to Much in Canada

The decision by Saudi Arabia to halt new investments and unload assets in Canada is likely to have limited impact, even as the kingdom’s foreign minister threatens further action.
Secret Tapes Have Peru Tangled in Political Scandal Once Again

Secret Tapes Have Peru Tangled in Political Scandal Once Again

Peru’s crises often start with a secret tape.
Business Leaders Urge South Africa to Take Bolder Steps on Economy

Business Leaders Urge South Africa to Take Bolder Steps on Economy

South Africa’s political leaders have balked at the “radical” steps needed to cut excessive state costs and stabilize the nation’s finances, according to Sipho Pityana, head of one of the nation’s
Trade War Spills Into Uranium as U.S. Weighs Import Tariffs

Trade War Spills Into Uranium as U.S. Weighs Import Tariffs

The Trump administration began an investigation into whether uranium imports threaten national security, a move that may lead to tariffs on the nuclear power plant fuel.
U.S. Plans Uranium Import Probe That May Lead to Tariffs

U.S. Plans Uranium Import Probe That May Lead to Tariffs

The Trump administration plans to open an investigation into whether uranium imports are harming national security, a move that could lead to tariffs on foreign shipments of the metal, said three
South African Union Seeks 12,500 Rand Minimum for Gold Miners

South African Union Seeks 12,500 Rand Minimum for Gold Miners

South Africa’s Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union plans to demand a 12,500 rand ($956) monthly minimum wage from some of the country’s top gold producers in upcoming wage negotiations.
Trump's Tariffs Anger U.S. Manufacturers, Business Groups

Trump's Tariffs Anger U.S. Manufacturers, Business Groups

Manufacturers and business groups slammed President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico.
The Mystery of A vs B Uncovers a London Fight Club for the Rich

The Mystery of A vs B Uncovers a London Fight Club for the Rich

On a sunny Friday morning in central London, journalists were looking for A v B, a case scheduled for London’s commercial court.
A Crypto Tycoon, Banking Heir and the Mysterious Fight for Gold

A Crypto Tycoon, Banking Heir and the Mysterious Fight for Gold

The battle for some of Russia’s richest gold mines has an unusual cast of characters: the scion of one of Europe’s great banking families, a Kazakh tycoon with his own cryptocurrency, hedge fund D.E.
What Ramaphosa Is Doing to Fix South Africa's State Companies

What Ramaphosa Is Doing to Fix South Africa's State Companies

South Africa’s biggest state companies have been plagued by mismanagement, cash shortages and corruption scandals for years, leaving them in financial strain and posing an acute risk to the nation’s
Randgold Hopeful of Compromise With Congo Over New Mining Rules

Randgold Hopeful of Compromise With Congo Over New Mining Rules

Randgold Resources Ltd. is confident that talks with the Democratic Republic of Congo will lead to a compromise on the country’s new mining rules which risk hurting producers’ profits.

Chad's Deby Pledges to Fight Graft at Launch of ‘New Republic'

Chad President Idriss Deby said he’ll rebuild the cash-strapped central African nation by focusing on fighting corruption and making his administration more efficient, following the approval of a new
Mnuchin Says U.S. Isn't Looking to Put Rusal Out of Business

Mnuchin Says U.S. Isn't Looking to Put Rusal Out of Business

The U.S. isn’t seeking to put Russian aluminum giant United Co. Rusal out of business by sanctioning the company, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, but its majority owner Oleg Deripaska must