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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…]

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…]

Cresting ‘first wave’ of stimulus may be next hurdle for world markets

Cresting ‘first wave’ of stimulus may be next hurdle for world markets

Published 16/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - A growth spurt in the balance sheets of the world’s biggest central banks has crested in recent weeks, drawing warnings from investors [more…]

Tunisia seeks late debt payments as crisis hits economy, state budget

Tunisia seeks late debt payments as crisis hits economy, state budget

Published 13/07/2020

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia has asked four countries to delay debt repayments, it said on Monday as it announced more pessimistic economic and budget forecasts [more…]

Saudi central bank governor calls for more lending from commercial banks

Saudi central bank governor calls for more lending from commercial banks

Published 30/06/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s central bank governor said it was encouraging commercial banks to lend more to sustain businesses during the coronavirus crisis. Saudi [more…]

Signs Swedish economy picking up from very low level says Finance Minister

Signs Swedish economy picking up from very low level says Finance Minister

Published 09/06/2020

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden’s economy looks like it has started to pick up after the impact of the novel coronavirus and measures to halt its [more…]

China expected to keep lending benchmark unchanged: analysts

China expected to keep lending benchmark unchanged: analysts

Published 19/05/2020

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China is expected to stand pat on its benchmark lending rate on Wednesday, after the central bank kept medium-term funding cost for [more…]

New Zealand’s Ardern says budget to focus on creating jobs, stimulating economy

New Zealand’s Ardern says budget to focus on creating jobs, stimulating economy

Published 13/05/2020

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that the annual budget will invest to create more jobs and get the [more…]

Hezbollah: Lebanese government rescue plan marks ‘big step’ forward

Hezbollah: Lebanese government rescue plan marks ‘big step’ forward

Published 04/05/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah’s leader hailed the Lebanese government’s crisis plan as a “big, important step” on Monday and said any talks with the IMF [more…]

Explainer: Euro zone eyes package to support economy against coronavirus

Explainer: Euro zone eyes package to support economy against coronavirus

Published 01/04/2020

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - With the euro zone economy in need of help from the coronavirus pandemic, officials have until April 9 to design a package [more…]