Archive June 2015

Will pope chew coca leaves in Bolivia? ‘Wait and see,’ Vatican says

Will pope chew coca leaves in Bolivia? ‘Wait and see,’ Vatican says

Published 30/06/2015

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis will decide for himself if he chews coca leaves in order to ward off altitude sickness when he lands next week [more…]

EU in last-ditch bid to Greece, urges ‘yes’ vote to bailout

EU in last-ditch bid to Greece, urges ‘yes’ vote to bailout

Published 30/06/2015

ATHENS The head of the European Commission made a last-minute offer to try to persuade Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to accept a bailout deal [more…]

Oil holds below three-week lows as Greek enters second day of bank shutdown

Oil holds below three-week lows as Greek enters second day of bank shutdown

Published 30/06/2015

TOKYO Oil futures hovered below three-week lows on Tuesday as investors waited for developments in Greece following a bank shutdown, keeping them away from riskier [more…]

Tunisia sees losses of $515 million for tourism this year after attack

Tunisia sees losses of $515 million for tourism this year after attack

Published 30/06/2015

TUNIS Tunisia expects to lose at least $515 million this year, or about a quarter of its estimated annual tourism earnings, following last Friday's attack [more…]

Car bomb in Yemeni capital hits mourners, dozens wounded

Car bomb in Yemeni capital hits mourners, dozens wounded

Published 30/06/2015

SANAA A car bomb claimed by Islamic State exploded in the Yemeni capital Sanaa overnight, medics said, wounding at least 28 people gathered to mourn [more…]

Puerto Rico governor calls for bankruptcy- adviser says island ‘insolvent’

Puerto Rico governor calls for bankruptcy- adviser says island ‘insolvent’

Published 30/06/2015

NEW YORK Puerto Rico's governor on Monday called for the commonwealth to be allowed to restructure its debts under U.S. bankruptcy code, while a newly [more…]

China stock slide adds to Greek jitters- yen, bonds in favor

China stock slide adds to Greek jitters- yen, bonds in favor

Published 30/06/2015

HONG KONG Asian shares held near five-month lows on Tuesday after Chinese stocks took another leg down while safe-haven assets received a boost as investors [more…]

Sony to raise up to $3.6 billion to boost sensor production

Sony to raise up to $3.6 billion to boost sensor production

Published 30/06/2015

TOKYO Sony Corp said it plans to raise up to 440 billion yen ($3.6 billion) by issuing new shares and convertible bonds to invest in [more…]

Euro gives up gains as clock ticks before Greece’s likely default

Euro gives up gains as clock ticks before Greece’s likely default

Published 30/06/2015

TOKYO The euro slipped on Tuesday as traders braced for the near certainty that Greece will default on a repayment to the International Monetary Fund [more…]

Iran’s Zarif returning to Vienna with Salehi for nuclear talks: IRNA

Iran’s Zarif returning to Vienna with Salehi for nuclear talks: IRNA

Published 30/06/2015

DUBAI Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, departed Tehran for Vienna with nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi and Hossein Fereydoon, a brother and close aide [more…]