*Cuba could veto, but diplomats expect deal to be agreed. NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Dec 7- Ministers appeared close to sealing the world's biggest trade reform for two decades early on Saturday after India, the most vocal holdout, endorsed a draft text presented by the head of the World Trade Organization.» Read More
SANTIAGO, July 5- Nationwide protests in Brazil may not impact investments in Latin America's largest economy, depending on the government's response to social demands, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said in an interview on Friday.
BRUSSELS/ SHANGHAI, July 5- The European Union and China are moving towards a deal to defuse a conflict over alleged dumping of solar panels in Europe, officials from both sides said on Friday, aiming to head off a damaging trade war in goods from steel to wine.
*Wheat output has fallen 40 pct from pre-conflict years. ROME, July 5- Four million Syrians, a fifth of the population, are unable to produce or buy enough food, and farmers are short of the seed and fertilisers they need to plant their next crop, the United Nations said on Friday.
BRUSSELS, July 5- The European Union and China are moving towards a deal to defuse a conflict over alleged dumping of solar panels in Europe, people familiar with the matter said on Friday, aiming to agree a minimum price for Chinese importers above their production costs.
SANTIAGO, July 4- The World Bank hopes to continue its programs in Egypt following the military ousting of the country's first democratically elected leader, bank president Jim Yong Kim told reporters on Thursday during a visit to Chile.
SANTIAGO, July 4- The World Bank hopes to continue its programs in Egypt following the military ousting of the country's first democratically elected leader, bank president Jim Yong Kim said to reporters on Thursday during a visit in Chile.
*Decision seeks to harmonise patchwork of national tariffs. STRASBOURG, France, July 4- EU lawmakers agreed on Thursday to toughen criminal penalties across the European Union for cyber attacks, especially those that include harming critical national infrastructure and hijacking computers to steal sensitive data.
ISLAMABAD, July 4- Pakistan asked for a new bailout loan from the International Monetary Fund on Thursday to boost its ailing economy, settling on an initial package of $5.3 billion following weeks of talks with a visiting IMF delegation.
SEOUL, July 4- South Korea along with other G20 members will seek clarity on the U.S. He added South Korea would also raise the issue because if the unwinding causes troubles to emerging economies, that will in turn affect the U.S. economy in what he called a "reverse spillover" process. South Korea and other Asian markets were recently hit by the prospects of the U.S.
ISLAMABAD, July 4- Pakistan has requested a new bailout loan package from the International Monetary Fund following weeks of talks with a visiting IMF delegation, a Pakistani finance ministry source said on Thursday.
*Greece has bonds to redeem in August. BRUSSELS/ ATHENS, July 2- Greece has three days to reassure Europe and the International Monetary Fund it can deliver on conditions attached to its international bailout in order to receive the next tranche of aid, four euro zone officials said on Tuesday.
BEIJING, July 1- China formally began an investigation on Monday into whether Europe is selling wine in China below cost, a response to escalating trade tensions with the European Union. EU officials have said China is only targeting the EU wine industry in retaliation for a dispute with the European Union over cheap Chinese solar panels.
GENEVA, July 1- India has failed to persuade the World Trade Organization to dismiss a trade complaint brought by the United States, according to a preliminary ruling published on the WTO's website on Monday.
LONDON, July 1- The euro rose against the dollar on Monday after data showed euro zone manufacturing activity stabilised, but its gains were seen limited due to expectations the bloc would lag the U.S. economy. The euro was up 0.3 percent at $1.3040, recovering after a dip last week to $1.29845, its lowest since early June.
BEIJING, July 1- China on Monday formally launched an investigation into whether the European Union is subsidising and dumping wine in the Chinese market, potentially increasing its leverage in a dispute with the EU over solar panel imports.
BERLIN, June 29- The United States has bugged European Union offices and gained access to EU internal computer networks, according to secret documents cited in a German magazine on Saturday, the latest in a series of exposures of alleged U.S. spy programmes.
NEW YORK, June 28- The U.S. dollar's share of known reserves held by global central banks edged higher in the first quarter, data from the International Monetary Fund showed on Friday.
JOHANNESBURG, June 28- A South African union gave Glencore Xstrata a seven-day ultimatum on Friday to rehire more than 1,000 workers fired at chrome mines for wildcat protests or face unspecified action. This could include further strike action at other Glencore Xstrata operations in South Africa, which include coal mines.
*Germany says central bank resolution authority will need treaty change. BRUSSELS, June 28- European Union leaders said on Friday they want agreement by the end of the year on a way to resolve failed banks at European rather than a national level, signalling work should go on despite German objections ahead of elections in September.
BERLIN, June 28- A year ago, Angela Merkel emerged bruised and battered from a European Union summit after the leaders of France, Italy and Spain ganged up on her, forcing German policy concessions on aid to struggling banks. With an eye on a looming election in September, the German chancellor returned to Brussels this week and reasserted her authority in Europe.