Archive February 2016

Greece’s ‘erratic Marxist’ Varoufakis advises Britain’s Labour Party, Corbyn says

Greece’s ‘erratic Marxist’ Varoufakis advises Britain’s Labour Party, Corbyn says

Published 29/02/2016

LONDON Yanis Varoufakis, the self-described "erratic Marxist" who took Greece to the brink of a euro zone exit by battling creditors over the conditions for [more…]

Orban says Hungary faces ‘serious challenge’ in euro decision

Orban says Hungary faces ‘serious challenge’ in euro decision

Published 29/02/2016

BUDAPEST The euro zone's troubles are forcing its member states to forge closer integration and Hungary will have to decide in coming years whether to [more…]

Philippines asks China to respect sea dispute arbitration

Philippines asks China to respect sea dispute arbitration

Published 29/02/2016

MANILA The Philippines on Monday urged China to respect a forthcoming ruling by an arbitration court in The Hague on a territorial dispute in the [more…]

Indonesia says Internet giants need to pay tax or face blockages

Indonesia says Internet giants need to pay tax or face blockages

Published 29/02/2016

JAKARTA Global Internet-based firms could have their services blocked in Indonesia if they do not obtain "permanent establishment" status in the country and pay Indonesian [more…]

Putin summons top Russian oilmen on Tuesday: sources

Putin summons top Russian oilmen on Tuesday: sources

Published 29/02/2016

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin has called for a meeting with top managers of Russia's leading oil producers on Tuesday, which is is expected to be [more…]

Stocks soft on Fed angst, G20 fails to help

Stocks soft on Fed angst, G20 fails to help

Published 29/02/2016

TOKYO Asian stocks retreated on Monday after a weekend meeting of G20 policymakers ended with no new coordinated action to spur global growth and as [more…]

India, U.S. closer to pact to share military logistics: officials

India, U.S. closer to pact to share military logistics: officials

Published 29/02/2016

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON India and the United States are closing in on an agreement to share military logistics after 12 years of talks, officials said, a [more…]

‘Spotlight’ takes top Academy Award, #OscarsSoWhite other big winner

‘Spotlight’ takes top Academy Award, #OscarsSoWhite other big winner

Published 29/02/2016

LOS ANGELES Catholic Church abuse movie "Spotlight" was named best picture, the top award at Sunday's Oscars ceremony, after a night peppered with pointed punchlines [more…]

China expects to lay off 1.8 million workers in coal, steel sectors

China expects to lay off 1.8 million workers in coal, steel sectors

Published 29/02/2016

BEIJING China said on Monday it expects to lay off 1.8 million workers in the coal and steel industries, or about 15 percent of the [more…]