Now that Donald Trump is in the White House, the world’s biggest companies are trying to gauge the likelihood of a U.S. trade war with China. If the tension escalates, there could be losers on both sides. Bloomberg’s Jeanny Yu reports on “Bloomberg Markets.”
Fighting has escalated on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus. The army is battling with rebels for control of a valley which contains the city’s main water source.
In 2017, Canada will become the first G7 nation to fully legalize marijuana use. The stock prices of cannabis companies reveal investors are anticipating millions of users and a multi-billion market. In terms of how it’s regulated, will Canada get it right? Earlier this month, a federal task force made 80 recommendations to the government, among them, setting the age limit to 18. Bloomberg TV Canada’s Amanda Lang speaks to W.A. Bogart, professor of Law at the University of Windsor and author of “Off The Street: Legalizing Drugs,” and Bruce Linton, CEO of Canopy Growth, Canada’s first marijuana “unicorn” after reaching a billion-dollar valuation.
‘Fake news’ is making a comeback to the headlines, and hashtags – after the Washington Post retracts its big story on Russian hackers penetrating the US power grid. Apparently, they didn’t. The paper has now added an editorial correction, but for some it was too little, too late. Many are already accusing the outlet of spreading fake news supposedly used to influence various aspects of the political process.
Tiny islands in the middle of the ocean are being fought over by China and its neighbors. Why? They’re of increasing strategic significance. Bloomberg QuickTake explains how the disputes are escalating and what the implications are to peace and trade.
A special French court has found the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) guilty of negligence – by allowing the misuse of public funds over a large state payout to a business tycoon, when she was the country’s finance minister.
CNBC’s Sara Eisen discusses the charges against Christine Lagarde in regard to misusing public funds.
Under President Mugabe Zimbabwe has struggled with severe cash shortages. Aiming to promote liquidity, the country’s central bank has begun issuing bond notes pegged to the U.S. Dollar.
The Prime Minister is defending a statement he released, calling the former Cuban president a remarkable leader. It set off a storm of outrage.
Some of the anti-Trump protests in the US have been organized by groups that were sponsored by Clinton sympathizer and billionaire George Soros.
In the northwestern state of Oregon police detained several people as a protest turned violent in Portland. Demonstrators broke the windows of local businesses, lit firecrackers and started a fire in what police declared a riot.
Whistleblower Julian Assange has given one of his most incendiary interviews ever in a John Pilger Special, courtesy of Dartmouth Films, in which he summarizes what can be gleaned from the tens of thousands of Clinton emails released by WikiLeaks this year.