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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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