(Bloomberg Opinion) — Should Joe Biden win the presidential election, some of his policies may not look like those of past Democratic presidents, who tended to favor free trade and expanded immigration. Quite the opposite — some of his proposals might bear a passing resemblance to those of President Donald Trump, differing mainly in terms of degree and implementation. Bloomberg Opinion columnists Conor Sen and Noah Smith, both of whom have written about Biden’s agenda, met recently online to debate. Conor Sen: Something we’ve both noticed is that on trade, Biden is largely affirming President Donald Trump’s approach to shift
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer sued Attorney General William Barr and the Bureau of Prisons director Monday, saying he’s being unjustly held behind bars to stop him from finishing a book that criticizes Trump.
The lawsuit on behalf of Michael Cohen was filed late Monday in Manhattan federal court, alleging his First Amendment rights were violated when he was returned to the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York, on July 9.
A message for comment was left with the Justice Department.
Cohen, 53, had been furloughed in May as part of an attempt to
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(Bloomberg) — Two years into his campaign to crack down on rampant tax evasion and corruption in Mexico, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is scaring the rich into shipping their money abroad.
The very first signs of this capital flight date back to the run-up to Lopez Obrador’s landslide electoral victory in 2018, and they mounted after he implemented new laws against tax evasion late last year, according to interviews with a dozen wealth managers, tax advisers and bankers. Now, the populist president’s response to the pandemic — in which he’s refused to provide fiscal stimulus to shore up the
From manufacturing clothing in sweatshops to poor environmental practices, Asia-Pacific businesses have lagged behind the rest of the world for years on environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters.
Asian investors and businesses are increasingly considering how to address environmental and social factors at the start of their discussions about investing in projects or constructing portfolios, rather than trying to screen out bad actors late in the game, Khan said.
“This is an opportunity for them [to say] I can establish myself through ESG as a global citizen,” Khan said. “It is an opportunity for Deutsche Bank to support such companies,