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Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

Published 01/09/2020

BEIRUT/PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday gave Lebanese politicians until the end of October to start delivering on reforms, saying financial aid [more…]

ECB’s De Guindos sees a strong rebound of euro zone economy in third-quarter

ECB’s De Guindos sees a strong rebound of euro zone economy in third-quarter

Published 01/09/2020

MADRID (Reuters) - The euro zone economy has experienced a strong recovery in the third quarter even though the most recent incoming data in August [more…]

Macron marks Lebanon’s centenary as nation teeters on brink

Macron marks Lebanon’s centenary as nation teeters on brink

Published 01/09/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron marked Lebanon’s centenary on Tuesday by planting a cedar tree, the emblem of the Middle East country that [more…]

Brazil’s fiscal fragility stokes funding fears, despite record low rates

Brazil’s fiscal fragility stokes funding fears, despite record low rates

Published 01/09/2020

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s official interest rates and the average cost of servicing its public debt have never been lower, but investors are becoming worried [more…]

Global funds once again opt out of stocks, despite rally, Reuters polls show

Global funds once again opt out of stocks, despite rally, Reuters polls show

Published 28/08/2020

BENGALURU (Reuters) - Funds recommended equity holdings be trimmed to the lowest in over four years in August, despite record-breaking gains by world stocks, as [more…]

Japan’s record economic plunge wipes out Abe era gains

Japan’s record economic plunge wipes out Abe era gains

Published 17/08/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan was hit by its biggest economic slump on record in the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic emptied shopping malls and [more…]

Asia shares push ahead as China markets jump

Asia shares push ahead as China markets jump

Published 17/08/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares crept back toward recent peaks on Monday as Chinese markets swung higher, while investors waited to see if the recent [more…]

Take Five: Impasse!

Take Five: Impasse!

Published 17/08/2020

1/WALL STREET WATCHES WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers negotiating a fresh dose of stimulus have reached an impasse. Trillions of dollars injected by the Federal Reserve and [more…]

New Zealand new wage subsidy scheme expected to cost $333 million

New Zealand new wage subsidy scheme expected to cost $333 million

Published 17/08/2020

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand’s Finance Minister Grant Robertson said on Monday that the new wage subsidy scheme is forecast to cost about NZ$510 million [more…]

Euro zone investor morale improves in August but recovery sluggish – Sentix

Euro zone investor morale improves in August but recovery sluggish – Sentix

Published 10/08/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - Investor morale in the euro zone rose for a fourth consecutive month in August but the low reading suggests that the coronavirus-hit [more…]