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China Vows to Retaliate as Trump Targets $200 Billion in ...

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China vowed to retaliate against U.S. companies after President Donald Trump threatened to place tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese imports ...

Economists Are Slowly Losing Faith in an August BOE Rate ...

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Economists are increasingly questioning whether the Bank of England will raise interest rates in the coming months. Less than 55 percent of analysts ...

Stocks Drop, Yen Jumps on New U.S. Tariff Threat: Markets Wrap

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Asian stocks fell alongside U.S. equity futures and the yen spiked as the U.S. and China engaged in a new round of trade threats. Gold and Treasuries climbed. The steepest slides were seen in Hong Kong and China -- where the Shanghai…

How to Trade a U.S.-China Trade War? Investors Map Out ...

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A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money, as one American politician once said. Now that the U.S.-China trade ...

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Saudi Dilemma: Boosting Output Could Hurt Its Oil-Based Economy

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Saudi Arabia’s plan to halt the oil-price rally could hurt its economy, depriving the kingdom of billions of dollars in income that it needs more than many other OPEC members. Although the country’s economy isn’t the most reliant on crude…

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Summers Warns the Biggest Economies Are Not Prepared for Another Recession

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Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers warned that developed countries are badly equipped for another recession, both economically and politically, and central banks should be wary of raising interest rates just to stop inflation…

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Romania Approves Part of Controversial Judicial Bill ...

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Romania’s parliament approved part of a controversial judicial-reform package that’s been criticized as another attempt by the ruling coalition to ...

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Why Three Rescues Didn't Solve Greece’s Debt Problem

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On Aug. 20, Greece is due to graduate from its third international rescue program. The country is still saddled with a towering public debt — nearly 180 percent of national income — and Europe’s other governments are divided over how much…

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May Loses in House of Lords on Brexit Vote, Setting Up ...

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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a defeat on her key Brexit legislation in the House of Lords on Monday, setting up a battle with the House of ...

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VW to Pick Schot as Audi Interim Chief After CEO Arrest ...

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Volkswagen AG is preparing to name Bram Schot as interim chief at its Audi unit, according to a person familiar with the matter, following the arrest of ...

Bitcoin Breaking the Internet Is a Cry for Help

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The Swiss-based Bank for International Settlements — often described as “the bank for central banks” — likes order, technocracy and not rocking the boat. Given Bitcoin's tumbling price and evaporating trading volumes, its 24-page report on…

You Can Hate Putin But Love the World Cup - Bloomberg

The soccer World Cup has barely started, but it’s already created a moral dilemma for some. Ukrainian artist Andriy Yermolenko made a series of ...

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OPEC Aims for Modest Output Hike to Overcome Iran's Dissent

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Members said to discuss smaller boost than suggested by Russia OPEC is discussing a relatively modest production increase before its meeting in Vienna this week, an attempt to bridge the gap between Russia’s push for a big rise and Iran’s…

Watchdog Mauls Brexiteers' Dream - Bloomberg

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Britain's Financial Conduct Authority is reviewing how the finance industry is implementing Europe Union rules on how research gets paid for. It's evidence ...

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Trump Derides German ‘Leadership’ in Slap at EU Migration Crisis

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President Donald Trump waded into Germany’s debate over asylum and refugee policy, criticizing the government’s stance on migration and suggesting that its days were numbered. Trump, who regularly lambastes Germany in his Twitter tirades,…

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OPEC Discusses Output Hike of Up to 600,000 Barrels a Day

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OPEC members are discussing a compromise agreement that would see an oil production increase of between 300,000 and 600,000 barrels a day over the next few ...

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Brexit's Champagne Populists - Bloomberg

Investors wondering whether U.K. assets are vulnerable to yet more damage from Brexit would do well to note the behavior of the most ardent, and affluent ...

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The Climate Litigation Threat Is Getting Credible - Bloomberg

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With more climate laws, and more precedents, oil companies and governments face greater risks in the courts.

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Bond Markets Reflect Diverging Growth and Policy Prospects

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They’re at it again. The yields on U.S. and German government bonds, widely considered to be the least risky in the world, continue to confound investors ...

How to Spend a $210 Billion Oil Windfall - Bloomberg

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The significant rise in oil prices over the past year has big implications for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), where hydrocarbons still play a ...

Monday, Jun 18

India’s Subprime Mortgage Mania Can Quickly Turn to Panic ...

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Affordable housing in India is a corner of finance that’s expanding almost 40 percent a year, and even more for some hyperactive lenders. The borrowers ...

What Darwin and the Model T Can Teach Toyota

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Henry Ford’s Model T revolutionized mobility, assembly lines and society in the early 20th century. Since then, though, it’s difficult to say whether automakers have ever truly transformed themselves and the economy, or have just continued…

Angela Merkel’s Political Future Is at Risk

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Germany’s crisis over migration policy is entering a critical phase with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s political future on the line and the ripples already being felt across Europe. Merkel received crucial backing on Monday from senior…

Iran Says Three OPEC Members to Veto Saudi-Proposed Supply Boost

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Iran says Venezuela and Iraq will join it in blocking a proposal to increase oil production that’s backed by Saudi Arabia and Russia when OPEC and its allies meet in Vienna this week. “Three OPEC founders are going to stop it,” Iran’s ...

Sunday, Jun 17

The Democracy Dividend: Faster Growth - Bloomberg

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Democracy’s faults have been easy to spot throughout the ages. Plato equated democracy with anarchy, instability or even mob rule, and argued that it is ...

Merkel Fate Hangs in Balance as CSU Sets Deadline - Bloomberg

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Germany’s Christian Social Union party will give Chancellor Angela Merkel a two-week deadline to meet its demands for overhauling asylum policy, the Bild ...

Don’t Fear China’s Industrial Juggernaut

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Washington is working up a sweat over China’s industrial policies. There are fears Beijing will build technology companies and advanced manufacturers capable of squashing American rivals by lavishing aid on favored sectors. Many of the…

It's Trump Sanctions, Not OPEC, That's Boosting Oil ...

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As OPEC oil ministers prepared to meet in Vienna later this week, President Trump fired another twitter-shot across their bows. But it is his decision to ...

Saturday, Jun 16

Bitcoin, Bluffs and T. Boone Pickens - Bloomberg

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The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Danish blend coffee, grab a spot on the beach, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads: Be sure to ...

Next Move Is Trump's After China Hits Back in Trade-War Opener

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China’s in-kind response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement of tariffs on $50 billion of imports from the nation left the global economy on the verge of a trade war. Two detailed lists of products on which tariffs will be…

Friday, Jun 15

Trade Wars Don't Matter, Unless You Think $2 Trillion ...

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An old Wall Street saw says “Buy on the sound of cannons, sell on the sound of trumpets,” meaning stock traders see wars as buying opportunities. The ...

Trade War's Battle Lines Drawn as U.S., China Set Tariff Lists

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The U.S. and China moved to the brink of a trade war on Friday after the Trump administration announced tariffs on Chinese imports would take effect in three weeks and pledged additional investment restrictions, prompting an immediate vow…

Stocks Pare Losses as Traders Weigh Tariff Threat: Markets Wrap

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Stocks pared losses as traders weighed the impact of escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China on a day when futures and options contracts on indexes and individual stocks expire, generating high volume and wide market swings.…

Trump Throws a Wrench Into Qualcomm's NXP Deal

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For a brief moment in the depths of the European night, it looked like NXP Semiconductors NV's stint as a political bargaining chip was finally over. It could only dream. Chinese regulators were set to approve the Dutch chipmaker's $43…

Thursday, Jun 14

May Faces Revolt Over Parliament's Power to Direct Brexit ...

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Theresa May’s attempt to avoid a rebellion in her Conservative Party looked doomed after a proposed compromise over Parliament’s power to direct Brexit ...

Draghi Ends ECB Bond-Buying Era Saying Economy Can Beat Risk

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Mario Draghi said the euro-area economy is strong enough to overcome increased risk, justifying the European Central Bank’s decision to halt bond purchases and close an extraordinary chapter in the decade-long struggle with financial…

China’s Banks Are Still in Trouble - Bloomberg

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You wouldn't know it from the government's optimistic pronouncements, but China's banks are still under significant stress. Although the latest plan to ...

Comcast Hasn't Out-Foxed Disney Yet - Bloomberg

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How good is Comcast Corp.’s bid for 21st Century Fox Inc.? Nothing Walt Disney Co. can’t handle. Now that AT&T Inc. has been cleared to buy Time Warner ...