Everybody Wants to See China’s List of ‘Zombie’ Companies… Especially Banks

Commonly referred to as the “zombie list,” it’s compiled by Jiangxi regional authorities and holds the names of the most deadbeat of borrowers: state-owned companies deemed too weak to survive and destined to be wound down.

Soros hacked, thousands of Open Society Foundations files released online

More than 2,500 files from the raft of organizations run by billionaire George Soros have been leaked by hackers. Watch to learn more.

Russia’s Olympics Doping Scandal, Explained

August 08 — One of the biggest clouds hanging over the 2016 Rio Olympics is the Russian Doping Scandal. So how many Russian athletes made it to Rio how did it all unfold? (Video by Tom Gibson and Austin Brown)

Will Italy’s Bank Crisis Be the Final Nail in the Coffin for the EU?

University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor Luigi Zingales and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Head of Global Rates Research David Woo discuss the plight of European banks and the future of the European Union. They speak on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Intervention 2.0? US launches air strikes on ISIS targets in Libya

The US military has begun bombing targets around the Libyan city of Sirte, which is controlled by militias associated with Islamic State. The Pentagon says this was the first strike of a new campaign that currently has “no endpoint.”

South China Sea Ruling: 5 Things to Know

China’s South China Sea ambitions have been denied! The ruling by a United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea tribunal in the Hague said China’s claims to the South China Sea have “no legal basis.” Is this a victory for the Philippines? The United States? Or will this lead to war?

Back to 1968: History Repeats Itself

A shocking and dangerous historical event is repeating itself and the similarities between then and now are so vivid it’s scary. But there is a way to prepare for it. Here’s how…

Which Race Makes the Most Money?

Men in the U.S. earn more than women. Whites earn more than blacks. But guess who comes out ahead when median hourly earnings are broken down by sex, race, and ethnicity?

Waterloo battle: Paris lures bankers, fights for London’s finance crown after ‪‎Brexit‬

In another fallout from the Brexit referendum, London’s position as Europe’s primary financial hub seems to be under threat. And cities such as Paris, Frankfurt and Dublin are eager to hasten its fall by luring in big business.

Putin: US anti-missile defence puts Europe in the crosshairs

During a visit to Greece intended to repair ties with the EU, Vladimir Putin said that Russia has “no choice” but to target Romania, which has recently opened a NATO missile defense base, and Poland, which plans to do so within two years.

‎EgyptAir‬ crash: Experts point to possible explosion, forensic chief denies claim

Egypt’s head of forensics has denied reports that human remains retrieved from the Mediterranean Sea and examined by a team of experts point to an explosion taking place on board Flight 804, which crashed last week.

A Look at China’s Unusual Default Excuses

Chinese defaults are on the rise and so is the list of unusual excuses used by firms for missing payments. Bloomberg’s Tom Mackenzie reports on “First Up.”