JOHANNESBURG, March 16- Mozambique's overall budget deficit is projected to widen to 9.5 percent this year from 3 percent in 2013, the International Monetary Fund said, as the country continues its spending-driven quest for economic growth.» Read More
SEOUL, Nov 1- South Korean exports to the United States and the European Union rose sharply in October in annual terms, government data showed on Friday, underpinning the firm trade performance for Asia's fourth-largest economy.
WASHINGTON, Oct 31- President Barack Obama has ordered the National Security Agency to stop eavesdropping on the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank as part of a review of intelligence gathering activities, according to a U.S. official familiar with the matter.
LONDON, Oct 31- European Union rules being finalised to regulate derivatives and bond trading are too light-touch and will leave markets in the dark, EU financial services chief Michel Barnier has said.
ABUJA/ LAGOS, Oct 31- Sub-Saharan Africa's economic growth is expected to increase to 6 percent in 2014, from 5 percent this year, supported by investment in infrastructure and production capacity, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.
LONDON, Oct 31- Harvard's decision to keep buying into the fossil fuel industry through its $32.7 billion investment fund- the world's biggest- is a blow to a divestment campaign also navigating legal uncertainty among performance-driven fund managers. Harvard's rejection of the campaign on additional grounds undermines momentum in the short term.
WASHINGTON, Oct 30- Members of a select House-Senate panel on Wednesday targeted for potential repeal a U.S. meat-labeling law that Mexico and Canada have challenged as a violation of world trade rules, and that U.S. meatpackers also oppose. Congress approved meat-origin labeling in 2002, but it did not become mandatory until 2009..
TOKYO, Oct 30- Brent crude edged below $109 on Wednesday as worries about disruption to petroleum exports by OPEC member Libya eased a little, while a bigger-than-expected increase in inventories weighed on U.S. oil futures. London Brent crude for December delivery was down 19 cents at $108.82 a barrel at 0539 GMT, after settling down 60 cents on Tuesday.
TOKYO, Oct 30- Brent crude edged down below $109 in early Wednesday trade as fears waned about the extent of disruptions to petroleum exports from OPEC member Libya, while a higher-than-expected weekly stock build weighed on market sentiment for U.S. oil futures.
WASHINGTON, Oct 29- Foreign banks and investment funds got more detail from the Treasury Department on Tuesday about how to comply with a new U.S. anti-tax evasion law, including a draft agreement that some institutions must sign to avoid possible penalties.
NEW YORK, Oct 29- Brent oil fell on Tuesday, giving back some of the previous session's sharp gains, on expectations that recent disruptions in exports from OPEC member Libya could be short-lived. Brent rose 2.5 percent on Monday as reports of Libya's worst civil unrest since the civil war in 2011 fueled concerns over global oil supplies.
TOKYO, Oct 29- The Bank of Japan's massive stimulus is working, the International Monetary Fund's mission chief to Japan said, and there is still room to increase purchases of government bonds and exchange-traded funds if a further boost was needed.
WASHINGTON, Oct 28- The World Bank said on Monday that its scorecard on the ease of doing business around the world has spurred thousands of regulatory reforms in the past decade, pushing back against critics who argue the national rankings stigmatize rather than inspire.
NEW YORK, Oct 28- Brent oil futures jumped 2.5 percent on Monday, the biggest gain in more than two weeks, as a drop in Libyan oil exports revived supply concerns. Oil production of OPEC- member Libya fell after new protests over the weekend at its oil fields and ports, boosting the European benchmark's premium over U.S. oil prices by nearly $2 a barrel.
LONDON, Oct 28- Thirteen European environment ministers and dozens of business leaders urged the European Union on Monday to adopt "ambitious" energy and climate goals for 2030 to create a low-carbon economy in Europe to spur investment.
SINGAPORE, Oct 28- Gold was hovering near five-week highs on Monday as traders bet the U.S. *Spot gold had eased 0.3 percent to $1,348.44 an ounce by 0010 GMT, after posting a near 3- percent gain the week before. *Turkey and Kazakhstan raised their gold holdings in September, while Russia's bullion reserves eased, according to the International Monetary Fund.
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24- An eight-year-old U.N. embargo has failed to stop the illicit production and trafficking of Ivory Coast rough diamonds that are continuously being smuggled out of the West African country and could be funding illegal arms purchases, U.N. experts say.
BRUSSELS, Oct 24- China and the European Union sought to mend ties on Thursday after narrowly avoiding a trade war this year, but the EU's trade chief told Beijing to stop handing out state subsidies that Brussels says are illegal.
BRUSSELS, Oct 24- The European Union needs to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent from 1990 levels by 2030 to avoid the worst effects of climate change, according to a British government paper, likely to fuel debate on whether deeper cuts are affordable.
BRUSSELS, Oct 24- German and French accusations that the United States has run spying operations in their countries are likely to dominate a meeting of EU leaders starting on Thursday. FINLAND'S PRIME MINISTER JYRKI KATAINEN. SWEDEN'S PRIME MINISTER FREDRIK REINFELDT.