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    Why China May Be Headed for a Massive Bank Bailout

    By John Ruwitch and Yawen Chen, Reuters

    Moody's Investors Service downgraded China's credit ratings on Wednesday for the first time in nearly 30 years, saying it expects the financial strength of the economy will erode in coming years as...

  • FILE PHOTO: A flag with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) logo is seen before a news conference at OPEC's headquarters in Vienna, Austria December 10, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader/File Photo

    Why OPEC's Production Cuts Haven't Boosted the Price of Oil

    By Ahmad Ghaddar, Reuters

    How long will it take for oil inventories to drop to normal levels? That's the question OPEC and oil markets are grappling with before Thursday’s meeting of producer countries in Vienna. At just over...

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    Bitcoin Is Soaring: Here's the Incredible Gain Since 2010

    By Arjun Kharpal, CNBC

    Monday marks the seven-year anniversary of Bitcoin Pizza Day – the moment a programmer named Laszlo Hanyecz spent 10,000 bitcoin on two Papa John's pizzas. More important than the episode being...

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping and delegates attending the Belt and Road Forum pose for a group photo in Beijing, China May 14, 2017. Courtesy of Xinhua/Pang Xinglei/Handout via REUTERS

    As the US Pulls Back, China Boosts Global Trade on a New Silk Road

    By Ben Blanchard and Sue-Lin Wong, Reuters

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and 29 other heads of state on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to build an open economy and ensure free and inclusive trade, under the ambitious Belt and Road...

  • Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a town hall with high school students in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, November 3, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

    Canada Is Launching a Major Test of Universal Basic Income

    By Chris Weller, Business Insider

    Finland , The Netherlands , and San Francisco, California have already shown their interest in giving people a regular monthly allowance — a system known as basic income. Now Ontario, Canada, is...

  • FILE PHOTO - An oil pump jack pumps oil in a field near Calgary

    Oil Prices Slide on Growing Worries About OPEC

    By Nick Cunningham, Oilprice.com

    Oil prices are heading down again on swelling U.S. crude oil inventories, with Brent dropping below $50 per barrel for the first time this year. The OPEC deal that has taken more than 1 million...

  • A natural gas flare on an oil well pad burns as the sun sets outside Watford City, North Dakota January 21, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Cullen

    Why Oil Prices Could Move Sharply Higher by 2020

    By AMANDA COOPER, Reuters

    Global oil supply may struggle to match demand after 2020, when the pinch of a two-year decline in investment in new production could leave spare capacity at a 14-year low and send prices sharply...

  • China Is Ready to Step into America’s Role as World Leader

    At a time when President Donald Trump is considering an American withdrawal from a leadership role in global affairs, the Chinese are increasingly willing to pick up the slack. The Chinese state...

  • The Rare Metal That’s Soaring as Electric Cars Boom

    By Pratima Desai, Reuters

    Investors are buying up physical cobalt anticipating that shortages of the metal, a key component of lithium-ion batteries used in electrical cars, will spur prices to their highest levels since the...

  • Could Trump End Up Saving the Export-Import Bank?

    By YLAN Q. MUI, CNBC

    Pushback is emerging among conservative Republicans over President Donald Trump's apparent support for the Export-Import Bank, an institution they have pilloried as a giveaway to big businesses. The...

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