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Second-wave risk makes EU relief fund crucial: Slovenia

Bloomberg The risk of a second wave of the coronavirus hitting the European Union makes the speedy approval of the bloc’s 750 billion-euro ($844 billion) relief fund crucial to an economic rebound, Slovenia’s finance minister said. The impact of Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdowns that have sent the EU spiralling ...

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European consumers get spending again with government support

Bloomberg European consumers are heading back to shops and restaurants with their pockets full of cash because of government support through the coronavirus pandemic. In the euro area, many people have more savings now than before the crisis hit, according to Bloomberg Economics. In the UK, where eateries reopened at ...

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Argentina improves debt offer in latest move to reach a deal

Bloomberg Argentina presented an improved debt offer to restructure $65 billion of foreign bonds in an attempt to reach a deal with its creditors after more than two months of stalled talks. The proposal seeks to reduce creditor losses on the bonds’ principal, increase coupons and shorten bond maturities, according ...

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Thailand plans opening its borders for high-spenders

Bloomberg Thailand’s plan to target high-spending foreigners to kick-start its travel sector has a green light after winning Cabinet approval and additional support from the nation’s aviation regulator. The Southeast Asian nation lifted on July 1 a near-total ban on foreign travellers. The majority of arrivals in the initial phase ...

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‘Philippine records’ left false trail for Wirecard executive

Bloomberg Faked immigration records in the Philippines were used to throw off authorities seeking a former executive at Wirecard AG, who went missing after the German firm was implicated in an accounting scandal. Immigration records seemed to indicate that Wirecard’s former second-in-command Jan Marsalek passed through the Philippines late last ...

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