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Chinese buying interest has surged in recent years

Prachanart Viriyaraks | Getty Images The Wat Saket (Golden Mountain) and Bangkok Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Chinese investors have continued pouring their money into Thailand’s property sector even as the kingdom barrels toward an uncertain national election. That underscores the Southeast Asian nation’s enduring popularity with the Chinese — …

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Howard Schultz is wrong on debt, Obama advisor Jason Furman says

This week, ex-Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced a potential Presidential run as an independent candidate during an interview on CBS. Frustrations with both parties’ handling of the nation’s finances, particularly the high levels of debt are part of his reasoning to potentially run as an independent candidate. Yet a couple …

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what it means for farmers, elections, Modi, economy

India’s Hindu nationalist-led government poured extra money into support for farmers and a rural jobs program, delivering on Friday its last budget before a general election due by May with the clear aim of winning over votes. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling alliance is facing discontent over depressed farm incomes …

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Trump denies talking to Roger Stone about WikiLeaks: New York Times

Trump also said he did not help Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and senior advisor, to obtain top-secret government clearance. NBC News reported last week that Kushner’s clearance application was turned down by security specialists amid concerns about foreign influence over him. However, NBC reported, other more powerful authorities overruled those …

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Investors watch deficit, agriculture, small businesses

Investors will likely be looking at how much the government will be spending to support farmers, who make up a sizeable portion of India’s workforce. Farmers have been struggling for years due to low crop prices, rising costs, demonetization and widespread droughts. Typically, India has given farmers loan waivers to …

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Howard Schultz likely to visit early primary states as he considers 2020 run

Former Starbucks chairman and CEO Howard Schultz is gearing up to visit early caucus and primary states as he mulls an independent run for president in 2020, CNBC has learned. Schultz will likely travel to Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada to speak with voters while he contemplates entering …

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Trump pal Roger Stone pleads not guilty in Mueller case

Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Donald Trump, arrives at the Prettyman United States Courthouse before facing charges from Special Counsel Robert Mueller that he lied to Congress and engaged in witness tampering January 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. A self-described ‘political dirty-trickster,’ Stone …

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Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said to mull independent 2020 bid

Former Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz, who is launching a book tour next week, is reportedly giving serious consideration to running for president in 2020 as an independent candidate, The Atlantic reported on Saturday. With the field of contenders to challenge President Donald Trump growing daily, Schultz is set …

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Elizabeth Warren to propose new ‘wealth tax’: Economic advisor

The wealth tax is projected to apply to less than 0.1 percent of U.S. households, and would raise $2.75 trillion over 10 years, Saez said. Warren’s idea comes alongside other Democratic lawmakers’ plans to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans to pay for ambitious policy goals, such as a “green …

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Under duress, Israel’s Netanyahu still election front-runner

A day after snap elections were called in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emerged as the overwhelming early front-runner Tuesday, with rivals and commentators alike pinning their primary hopes of unseating him on a potential corruption indictment. With Netanyahu holding a commanding lead in the polls, all eyes are on …

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