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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…]

Japan’s next premier to find pandemic eroding job market gains made by ‘Abenomics’

Japan’s next premier to find pandemic eroding job market gains made by ‘Abenomics’

Published 01/09/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Whoever succeeds Shinzo Abe as Japan’s prime minister will be confronted with growing signs that the job market is deteriorating in an [more…]

Mainland China reports 10 new COVID-19 cases vs 17 a day earlier

Mainland China reports 10 new COVID-19 cases vs 17 a day earlier

Published 01/09/2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - Mainland China reported 10 new COVID-19 cases on Aug. 31, down from 17 reported a day earlier, the country’s health authority said [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…]

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…]

China agrees with U.S. to push forward implementation of Phase 1 trade deal

China agrees with U.S. to push forward implementation of Phase 1 trade deal

Published 25/08/2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it agreed with the United States to continue pushing forward the implementation of the bilateral Phase 1 trade [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…]