Saturday , November 17 2018


Tsipras survives austerity vote, set to get loan tranche

  Bloomberg Greek lawmakers have approved additional austerity measures required to unlock more emergency loans from the euro area, ahead of a meeting of finance ministers that will assess the country’s compliance with its bailout program and determine the scope for debt relief. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras secured backing for ...

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Sanders faces-off with White House on Puerto Rican aid

  Los Angeles / AP Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is breaking with the Obama administration and House lawmakers over a plan to restructure Puerto Rico’s $70 billion in debt, saying the legislation would make “a terrible situation even worse.” The Vermont senator writes in a letter released on Monday said ...

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Obama confident TPP deal can be ratified in US

  Hanoi, Vietnam / AFP President Barack Obama said on Monday he remained confident the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would be ratified in the United States despite strong political opposition in Washington. “The reason I remain confident is it’s the right thing to do,” he told reporters in Vietnam where ...

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DED launches knowledge exchange platform

  Dubai / WAM The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai launched on Sunday ‘DEDTalks’, a knowledge exchange platform for thought leaders and decision-makers from the public and private sectors to meet regularly and share experiences, ideas, analyses and best practices relating to the economy and doing business. DEDTalks is ...

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ADFD, Seychelles to enhance coop in energy, water sectors

  ABU DHABI / WAM The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) Abu Dhabi’s international development body, on Sunday announced the launch of a brand new innovative training and support programme in electricity and water management, in partnership with the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) for the rapidly expanding ...

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