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In Italy, a Novice Prime Minister May Face Rival Puppet ...

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The way things are shaping up in Italy, the next prime minister will have to manage two heavyweight ministers with no power base of his own. And it’ll be ...

Europe's Italian Problem Is Bigger Than Brexit - Bloomberg

The new government finally taking shape in Italy is one of the weirdest coalitions you could imagine -- and a pretty effective combination if your aim was ...

Norwegian Air Shuttle Hands Around the Sick Bags - Bloomberg

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Willie Walsh has had shareholders in Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA reaching for the sick bags. The IAG CEO has sowed doubt about his commitment to buying the ...

Toshiba's Old Guard Will Hamper Quest for Growth - Bloomberg

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Toshiba Corp. shareholders may soon see a windfall from the electronics giant’s $18 billion chip sale, but they’re also faced with an unappealing ...

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Boris Johnson Hints He Wants Tougher Sanctions Against ...

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Britain is looking with envy at U.S. President Donald Trump’s freedom to hit wealthy Russians with tough sanctions in the aftermath of the Salisbury ...

China Couldn’t Keep Growing Like Mad Forever - Bloomberg

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China, not the U.S., is the world’s largest economy. Though the U.S. is still tops when measured at market-exchange rates, China is about 20 percent ...

Ending China’s Birth Limits Won’t Bring a Baby Boom ...

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It looks like China’s decades-old policy of limiting births is finally going to bite the dust. As Bloomberg News reports from Beijing: China is planning ...

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GE Is Haunted by Its Sprawl - Bloomberg

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Welcome to Bloomberg Opinion Today, an afternoon roundup of our opinions on business, politics, markets, technology and more. New subscribers can sign up ...

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Ex-London Mayor Livingstone Quits Labour Amid Anti ...

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Ken Livingstone, the former Mayor of London, resigned from the U.K.’s Labour Party on Monday, saying investigations into him had become a “distraction ...

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Twitter Bots Helped Trump and Brexit Win, Economic Study ...

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Twitter bots may have altered the outcome of two of the world’s most consequential elections in recent years, according to an economic study. Automated ...

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Corporate Bonds Sink Fast in One of Worst Tumbles Since 2000

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You need to rifle through 18 years of history to find selloffs that compare to the one corporate bond investors are now enduring. Debt of American companies just posted their third-worst 100-day returns since 2000, according to a JPMorgan…

U.K. Slams New U.S. Iran Plan Even Before Pompeo Presents ...

Even before U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced his new plan for curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions, America’s oldest ally in the West -- the U ...

This Is Why Some Analysts Are Still Incredibly Bullish on Tesla

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The bear case for electric-car maker Tesla Inc. has looked smart lately with shares down almost 10 percent from May 9 to Friday. But a report on Monday from Berenberg spells out a more bullish take. The note follows tweets over the weekend…

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Stocks Rise, Investors Cheer Easing Trade Tensions: Markets Wrap

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U.S. stocks surged Monday as the Trump Administration sought to calm a potential trade dispute with China. The dollar surrendered earlier gains and turned lower, Treasuries steadied, and traditional havens such as the yen and gold tumbled.…

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Who Dies From Tuberculosis?

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Tuberculosis, a disease fueled by poverty, overcrowding and undernutrition, is a global barometer of deprivation. Of the more than 4,000 men, women and children TB kills every day, most are poor. TB's connection to poverty is explained, in…

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Italian Populists to Tell President Who They Want as Prime Minister

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Giuseppe Conte, a 53-year old law professor with no political experience, has emerged as the leading candidate for prime minister in an Italian coalition government. All of Italy's main newspapers reported Monday that Conte, who teaches…

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Pound Slides to This Year's Low as Brexit to Italy Risks Weigh

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The pound is running into another crucial week as it fumbles around this year’s lowest levels against the dollar for a footing. With the next round of Brexit talks, key U.K. economic reports and the still-unfolding Italian coalition drama…

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An Arab Plan B for Containing Iran - Bloomberg

President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal didn't draw much international applause, but three U.S. allies in the Middle East — Israel ...

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London Housing Slump Deepens as Brexit Slows U.K. Property

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London remains a weak spot in the slowing U.K. housing market as Brexit clouds the outlook, reports Monday showed.

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India’s Opposition Shows Signs of Life - Bloomberg

As a politician, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is distinguished by his relentlessness. Every vote, every constituency, every election matters. Modi ...

Monday, May 21

Fortis Directors Deserve a Discharge Slip - Bloomberg

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Fortis Healthcare Ltd. has to admit a new owner to keep the lights on. Before it does, though, India’s second-largest hospital chain must write four of ...

Carmakers’ Captives Show Reasons to Be Fearful - Bloomberg

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Bets on the world’s biggest car companies look a bit less safe as the U.S. market confronts slowing sales, an obsession with trucks and ballooning ...

Sunday, May 20

Votes for a Rebel Cleric Prove the Resilience of Iraqi Democracy

When it comes to Iraq, the fates have a sense of humor. The party of the middle-aged cleric who once led an insurrection against U.S. forces won the most seats in last week’s election – an election America's intervention 15 years earlier…

U.S. Putting ‘Trade War’ Against China on Hold, Mnuchin Says

The Trump administration won’t impose tariffs on Chinese products for now, after the two nations made progress on trade issues during two days of talks, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. “We’re putting the trade war on hold. So right…

China Will ‘Significantly’ Boost U.S. Purchases. By How Much is the Question

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China will “significantly increase purchases” of U.S. goods, the White House said as Beijing’s special envoy at talks in Washington declared a trade war has been averted between the world’s two largest economies. A joint statement released…

Italy’s Populist Path Ahead

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Two and a half months after an inconclusive general election, Italy looks as if it will soon have a government — a populist coalition between two anti-establishment parties, the Five Star Movement and the League. Having won a clear popular…

Saturday, May 19

Cohen Fires Back After Months as Avenatti’s Punching Bag

The two lawyers have become household names. Michael Cohen is the self-described fixer for the U.S. president. Michael Avenatti is the crusading defender of a porn star who claims she had a fling with Donald Trump. After weeks weathering…

League Gives All Italians a Chance to Vote on Coalition ...

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All of Italy gets to have its say on the populist coalition’s policy program this weekend, when the League, one of two parties involved, opens up ad hoc ...

It Was an Unlucky Week to Throw $8.8 Billion at the Stock Market

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One week doesn’t make a market cycle. Investors who just poured almost $9 billion into U.S. equities can take comfort in that. Not that this was such a bad one. Small-cap stocks, in particular, acquitted themselves well, even as 10-year…

Friday, May 18

Adults in the Room Mean There's Value in Italy

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Deep breath, but here goes. Italian government bonds might offer some value after widening more than 40 basis points to Germany over the last three weeks. There's plenty of money sloshing around to lend support. The Five-Star Movement and…

Italian Markets Rocked by Reality of Populist Coalition Proposal

Italy’s bonds and stocks slumped as the Five Star Movement and the League reached a coalition agreement to govern the country, outlining proposals that may pressure public finances. Benchmark 10-year yields touched the highest level in…

Meghan Markle and Football? It’s a Retailing Dream - Bloomberg

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Three British institutions: The royal family, football, and the weather. Only one will guarantee that hard-pressed Brits open their wallets. Retailers ...

Rapprochement With Russia Is Now a Core Policy Objective for Germany

As Donald Trump shakes up the global order, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is being pushed closer toward a more predictable partner in Moscow. When President Vladimir Putin hosts Merkel in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Friday, he's…

Thursday, May 17

EU Brushes Off May's Pitch for Customs Plan Guarantees ...

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U.K. prime minister explained key Brexit idea to EU leaders Theresa May used a European Union meeting in Bulgaria to seek assurances that the bloc will ...

Five Star's Di Maio Says Italy Deal Still Needs Prime Minister

Five Star leader Luigi Di Maio said Italy's populist parties have yet to agree on a candidate for prime minister though most of the outstanding issues for his coalition pact with the League have been settled. Di Maio said he expects the…

Italy Gets a Taste of Boris Johnson's Cake - Bloomberg

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Italy's populist dream team has a radical plan to revive the country's economy. Successive drafts of the coalition agreement between the League and the ...

Italy Left Waiting for a Premier as Populists' Talks Drag ...

Italy is still waiting for its next government after talks between the two populist leaders who want to form it dragged on Wednesday night. The anti ...