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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…]

Spanish prime minister moderately optimistic about economic recovery

Spanish prime minister moderately optimistic about economic recovery

Published 01/09/2020

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Tuesday he was moderately optimistic about the country’s economic recovery from its worst downturn on [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…]

U.S. Senate’s McConnell eyes revamped coronavirus relief bill, Mnuchin tells Fox Business

U.S. Senate’s McConnell eyes revamped coronavirus relief bill, Mnuchin tells Fox Business

Published 01/09/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration and Senate Republicans have been in regular contact over possible coronavirus relief measures and the Senate’s top Republican will [more…]

U.S. Postal Service tells Congress delivery performance has improved

U.S. Postal Service tells Congress delivery performance has improved

Published 31/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Postal Service told Congress on Monday that delivery performance has improved and returned to early July levels after it came [more…]

Opening up without control of COVID-19 is recipe for disaster, says WHO

Opening up without control of COVID-19 is recipe for disaster, says WHO

Published 31/08/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - Countries with significant active spread of coronavirus must prevent amplifying events, as opening up without the virus being under control would be [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…]

WHO seeking $76 million for Lebanon after Beirut blast, concerned about coronavirus

WHO seeking $76 million for Lebanon after Beirut blast, concerned about coronavirus

Published 12/08/2020

CAIRO (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday it had appealed for $76 million in aid for Lebanon after last week’s massive [more…]

Trump signs coronavirus relief orders after talks with Congress break down

Trump signs coronavirus relief orders after talks with Congress break down

Published 10/08/2020

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump signed executive orders on Saturday partly restoring enhanced unemployment payments to the tens of millions of Americans who [more…]

Factbox: Tax cuts, reduced unemployment benefits: What’s in Trump’s coronavirus executive orders

Factbox: Tax cuts, reduced unemployment benefits: What’s in Trump’s coronavirus executive orders

Published 10/08/2020

(Reuters) - After failing to reach a deal with the U.S. Congress for a fresh round of coronavirus pandemic relief, President Donald Trump signed a [more…]