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Brexit versus public services: Rival British leaders make final campaign push

Brexit versus public services: Rival British leaders make final campaign push

Published 09/12/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson will travel to the heartlands of Brexit Britain in a final campaign blitz ahead of Thursday’s election, as [more…]

‘Business rescue’ was only viable option for South African Airways’ survival: Ramaphosa

‘Business rescue’ was only viable option for South African Airways’ survival: Ramaphosa

Published 09/12/2019

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Airways (SAA) had to be placed on “business rescue” because there was no other viable and financially workable option to [more…]

Italy PM defends reform of euro zone bailout fund but seeks concessions

Italy PM defends reform of euro zone bailout fund but seeks concessions

Published 02/12/2019

ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told parliament on Monday a contested reform of the euro zone’s bailout fund was in Italy’s national interest, [more…]

Germany’s Scholz to carry on as finance minister despite SPD defeat

Germany’s Scholz to carry on as finance minister despite SPD defeat

Published 02/12/2019

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s Olaf Scholz will carry on for now as finance minister despite losing a bid to lead his Social Democratic Party because [more…]

Azeri parliament asks to be dissolved, calls for snap elections

Azeri parliament asks to be dissolved, calls for snap elections

Published 02/12/2019

BAKU (Reuters) - Azerbaijan’s parliament on Monday formally asked President Ilham Aliyev to dissolve it and to schedule new parliamentary elections. The next election is [more…]

Burst of social unrest tests emerging market risk models

Burst of social unrest tests emerging market risk models

Published 02/12/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - A wave of social unrest across developing countries this year has caught many investors off-guard and is challenging models designed to gauge [more…]

Make up your minds, Merkel protegee tells new SPD leaders

Make up your minds, Merkel protegee tells new SPD leaders

Published 02/12/2019

BERLIN (Reuters) - The coalition deal forming the basis of Germany’s ruling alliance is not up for renegotiation and the new leaders of the Social [more…]

Furor erupts in Italy over euro zone bailout fund reform

Furor erupts in Italy over euro zone bailout fund reform

Published 19/11/2019

ROME (Reuters) - Proposals to reform the euro zone’s bailout fund are creating a political storm in Italy, where parties and institutions are battling over [more…]

India plans strategic stake sales in 28 state-run companies: minister

India plans strategic stake sales in 28 state-run companies: minister

Published 18/11/2019

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s cabinet has given ‘in-principle’ approval for the sale of strategic stakes in 28 state-run companies including state carrier Air India [more…]

Timeline: Lebanon’s ordeal – Economic and political crises since civil war

Timeline: Lebanon’s ordeal – Economic and political crises since civil war

Published 18/11/2019

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Demonstrations against Lebanon’s ruling elite have plunged the country into political turmoil at a time of acute economic crisis, driven by deepening [more…]