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Senior Malaysian adviser says to announce GST strategy in hundred days

Senior Malaysian adviser says to announce GST strategy in hundred days

Published 15/05/2018

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Zeti Akhthar Aziz, a senior adviser to the Malaysian government, said on Tuesday that a strategy for removal of the goods [more…]

Kuwait to postpone VAT implementation to 2021, says parliament…

Kuwait to postpone VAT implementation to 2021, says parliament…

Published 15/05/2018

DUBAI (Reuters) - Kuwait will not implement value-added tax before 2021 but will push ahead with introducing excise tax, parliament’s budget committee said in a [more…]

Merkel stresses German conditions for euro zone reforms

Merkel stresses German conditions for euro zone reforms

Published 07/05/2018

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday her conservative bloc wanted a reduction in European banking sector risks before a banking union [more…]

Germany and France agree on fundamental questions on Europe: Merkel

Germany and France agree on fundamental questions on Europe: Merkel

Published 07/05/2018

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that Germany and France agreed on most fundamental issues related to Europe but the two countries [more…]

Argentina curbs peso’s fall though risks linger

Argentina curbs peso’s fall though risks linger

Published 07/05/2018

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina likely stopped a run on the peso with a massive rate hike and lower fiscal deficit target on Friday, though [more…]

Tunisia’s Ennahda claims victory in landmark local elections

Tunisia’s Ennahda claims victory in landmark local elections

Published 06/05/2018

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia’s Islamist Ennahda party claimed victory late on Sunday in the country’s first free municipal elections, a key step in a democratic [more…]

French government urges Air France to pursue reforms as strikes bite

French government urges Air France to pursue reforms as strikes bite

Published 06/05/2018

PARIS (Reuters) - The French finance minister on Sunday raised the pressure on Air France managers and unions to resolve a stand-off over wages, saying [more…]

UK PM May avoids London wipeout in local elections

UK PM May avoids London wipeout in local elections

Published 04/05/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party avoided a wipeout in London local elections and eked out gains in Brexit-supporting regions elsewhere, partial [more…]

Italy’s 5-star leader calls for election on June 24

Italy’s 5-star leader calls for election on June 24

Published 04/05/2018

ROME (Reuters) - The leader of Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement dismissed proposals for a stop-gap government to reform the electoral law and repeated his call [more…]

Hungary’s Orban names two new deputy prime ministers

Hungary’s Orban names two new deputy prime ministers

Published 04/05/2018

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday named Interior Minister Sandor Pinter and Economy Minister Mihaly Varga as deputy prime ministers in [more…]