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Russia to scrap Cyprus tax deal after talks fail: finance ministry

Russia to scrap Cyprus tax deal after talks fail: finance ministry

Published 03/08/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s finance ministry said on Monday it would scrap an agreement with Cyprus aimed at avoiding double taxation after talks to modify [more…]

Congressional Democrats, White House still at impasse over coronavirus bill

Congressional Democrats, White House still at impasse over coronavirus bill

Published 03/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrats in Congress are not close to a deal with the White House to pump more money into the U.S. [more…]

Travel bans cannot be indefinite, countries must fight virus at home – WHO

Travel bans cannot be indefinite, countries must fight virus at home – WHO

Published 27/07/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - Bans on international travel cannot stay in place indefinitely, and countries are going to have to do more to reduce the spread [more…]

Explainer: What’s at stake in the battle over U.S. unemployment benefits in Congress?

Explainer: What’s at stake in the battle over U.S. unemployment benefits in Congress?

Published 27/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Enhanced unemployment benefits that the U.S. Congress authorized early in the coronavirus pandemic are due to expire at the end of July [more…]

Trump team, Senate Republicans agree on coronavirus aid offer to Democrats

Trump team, Senate Republicans agree on coronavirus aid offer to Democrats

Published 27/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top aides to U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday they agreed in principle with Senate Republicans on a $1 trillion coronavirus [more…]

Economic pitfalls risk cooling Egypt’s hot money inflows

Economic pitfalls risk cooling Egypt’s hot money inflows

Published 27/07/2020

CAIRO/LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - The threat of conflict in Libya, water security worries and a flatlining tourist sector risk upending a nascent rally in Egyptian bonds, [more…]

Euro zone economy not yet out of danger from coronavirus: ECB’s Panetta

Euro zone economy not yet out of danger from coronavirus: ECB’s Panetta

Published 27/07/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - The danger to the euro zone economy from the coronavirus pandemic is not yet over, European Central Bank board member Fabio Panetta [more…]

EU leaders show first signs of compromise on stimulus plan

EU leaders show first signs of compromise on stimulus plan

Published 20/07/2020

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Signs emerged that leaders of northern European Union countries were willing to compromise on a 1.8 trillion euro ($2 trillion) coronavirus stimulus [more…]

Analysts’ View: EU progress lifts euro, stocks on the defensive

Analysts’ View: EU progress lifts euro, stocks on the defensive

Published 20/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - EU leaders reported some progress on Monday after three days of haggling over a coronavirus stimulus plan, sending the euro to a [more…]

Spain does not reject conditions on EU fund transfers: foreign minister

Spain does not reject conditions on EU fund transfers: foreign minister

Published 20/07/2020

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain does not reject the setting of conditions on the disbursement of European Union funds to help countries recover from the coronavirus [more…]