Indonesia's new leader promises to make life easier for investors

Jul 23, 2014

Indonesia's new leader promises to make life easier for investors

Indonesia’s new president, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, promised to make life simpler for investors by beefing up the country’s threadbare infrastructure, untangling near-impenetrable regulations and sacking his ministers if they aren’t up to the job. The Elections Commission announced Tuesday that the Jakarta governor had ...

Maduro shadow government puts opposition in bind

Nov 6, 2013

Maduro shadow government puts opposition in bind

Venezuela’s leftist regime has created shadow governments in states led by the opposition, establishing special entities with money to spend ahead of next month’s crucial, test-of-strength municipal elections, experts say. Three government-funded corporations have popped up since March in states that elected opposition governors ...

Jul 10, 2013

Slush fund allegations hit Spanish premier

A corruption scandal implicating Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy reignited Tuesday with the publication of an original handwritten account ledger purportedly showing illegal payments to him while he was a minister. The document published by El Mundo newspaper fanned a scandal that has outraged ...