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Russia, bracing for U.S. sanctions, to woo Chinese investors for its bonds

Russia, bracing for U.S. sanctions, to woo Chinese investors for its bonds

Published 10/11/2017

Russia plans to hold a non-deal road show in China soon to pitch its OFZ treasury bonds denominated in yuan to Chinese investors, as a safeguard against new U.S. sanctions causing other foreign investors to exit the bonds, a Russian deputy finance minister said. [more…]

Rajoy: Spain will not be divided, national unity will be preserved

Rajoy: Spain will not be divided, national unity will be preserved

Published 09/10/2017

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in a newspaper interview that Spain would not be divided, a week after Catalonia held a referendum that authorities there say showed voters overwhelmingly support independence. [more…]

Merkel wants clear line on eurozone reform in German coalition talks

Merkel wants clear line on eurozone reform in German coalition talks

Published 29/09/2017

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she wanted to agree a clear line on euro zone reforms in talks on a new coalition government in Germany. [more…]

Juncker`s EU plan is largely in line with Germany`s vision: Schaeuble

Juncker`s EU plan is largely in line with Germany`s vision: Schaeuble

Published 13/09/2017

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Wednesday that European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's plan to build a closer European Union based on an expanded euro zone was largely in line with Germany's vision for the bloc. [more…]

Greek Finance Minister defends one-off bonus, sees controversy blowing over

Greek Finance Minister defends one-off bonus, sees controversy blowing over

Published 19/12/2016

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos delivers a speech during a parliamentary session before a budget vote in Athens, Greece, December 10, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Thursday defended Athens' plans to pay out one-off benefits for low-income pensioners ahead of Christmas.

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Italy market watchdog approves Monte dei Paschi`s swap

Italy market watchdog approves Monte dei Paschi`s swap

Published 28/11/2016

A logo of Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank is seen on the ground in Siena, Italy, November 5, 2014. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito/File Photo

Monte dei Paschi di Siena (BMPS.MI) said Italian market regulator Consob had approved its debt-to-equity conversion offer which would be launched at 1300 GMT on Monday and run until 1500 GMT on Friday, barring an extension.

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Nobel laureate Stiglitz sees Italy, others leaving euro zone in coming years

Nobel laureate Stiglitz sees Italy, others leaving euro zone in coming years

Published 11/10/2016

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz attends a keynote presentation during CLSA investors conference in Hong Kong, China September 19, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz predicted in a interview out on Wednesday that Italy and other countries would leave the euro zone in coming years, and he blamed the euro and German austerity policies for Europe's economic problems.

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Putin, Obama discuss Syria, Ukraine at G20: Russian agencies

Putin, Obama discuss Syria, Ukraine at G20: Russian agencies

Published 05/09/2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama discussed the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine at their meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in China's Hangzhou, Russian media cited the Kremlin spokesman as saying on Monday.

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Russia says IMF’s decision on Ukraine debt changes nothing

Russia says IMF’s decision on Ukraine debt changes nothing

Published 17/12/2015

BEIJING The International Monetary Fund's decision on Ukraine's debt to Russia did not change anything to Moscow, Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak told reporters [more…]