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  • KHARTOUM, Feb 10- Sudan is asking the United States for help in arranging a smart card system as it prepares to announce reforms to its subsidy system next month, including a possible move towards targeted cash transfers, the finance minister said on Monday. Sudan aims to decide on subsidy reforms after an economic meeting next month between the government and a...

  • A source familiar with the draft proposal said the tentative list of nations included Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. Officials from the White House, Department of Homeland Security and the State Department have declined to comment on the planned expansion of the travel ban. Under the current version of the ban, citizens of...

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  • KHARTOUM, Jan 20- Sudan's pound fell to a record low on the black market, traders said on Monday. The country's ruling sovereign council and cabinet agreed the budget in December- the first since the toppling of longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir, whose final years in power were marked by deep economic woes. Sudan's economy was hit hard when the south of the country...

  • Jan 10- Gold prices edged lower on Friday, having declined as much as 1% in the previous session, as de-escalation in U.S.- Iran tensions brought relief to markets and boosted investors' appetite for riskier assets. *The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution on Thursday to stop Trump from further military action against Iran, days after he ordered a...

  • *Sudan allows private traders to export gold. *Sudan is Africa's third biggest gold producer- USGS. KHARTOUM, Jan 9- Sudan has begun allowing private traders to export gold, a measure designed to crack down on smuggling and attract foreign currency into the country's cash-strapped treasury.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 8- The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions South Sudanese First Vice President Taban Deng Gai, the U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement, in Washington's latest move to pressure the country's politicians to form a unity government. The Treasury Department said Gai reportedly arranged and directed the alleged killings of...

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  • CAIRO, Dec 29- Sudan has passed its 2020 budget that includes an overall deficit of about 73 billion Sudanese pounds, Finance Minister Ibrahim Elbadawi said on Sunday. Sudan's current government has made peacemaking with rebels fighting Khartoum one of its main priorities as it is a key condition for the country's removal from the U.S. list of sponsors of...

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  • *Famine looms for 5.5 million in South Sudan, WFP says. *U.N. food agency seeks $270 mln to avert famine. GENEVA, Dec 12- Famine threatens the lives of up to 5.5 million people in South Sudan, where droughts and flooding have destroyed crops and livestock, compounding "intense political instability", the United Nations warned on Thursday.

  • awaited@ HAMBURG, Dec 10- Paris wheat futures edged lower on Tuesday as markets reacted calmly to U.S. government crop forecasts, while traders waited to see if French wheat would pick up an export sale in a purchase tender being held by Egypt. French wheat was seen as in contention to pick up part of any purchase by Egypt in Tuesday's tender after being offered the...

  • By Shadia Nasralla, Olesya Astakhova and Bozorgmehr Sharafedin. VIENNA, Dec 6- Saudi Arabia spearheaded a deal on Friday that will see the OPEC+ group of oil producers commit to some of the sector's deepest output cuts in a decade aiming to avert oversupply and support prices. Saudi with OPEC peers and allies led by Russia backed a plan that could see cuts of as much...

  • By Shadia Nasralla, Olesya Astakhova and Bozorgmehr Sharafedin. Dec 6- Saudi Arabia spearheaded a deal on Friday that will see the OPEC+ group of oil producers commit to some of the sector's deepest output cuts in a decade aiming to avert oversupply and support prices. Saudi with OPEC peers and allies led by Russia backed a plan that could see cuts of as much as 2.1...

  • Dec 6- Saudi Arabia and Russia spearheaded a deal on Friday in which OPEC and its allies committed to some of the deepest oil output cuts this decade aiming to avert oversupply and support prices. OPEC and allied producers, the so-called OPEC+, pump more than 40% of the world's oil. Under the new deal, OPEC will shoulder 372,000 bpd in fresh cuts and non- OPEC producers...

  • Dec 6- Saudi Arabia and Russia won backing for deeper output cuts from OPEC and allied oil producers on Friday as they look to head off global oversupply in 2020 and sustain prices. OPEC and allied producers, the so-called OPEC+, pump more than 40% of the world's oil. OPEC is likely to shoulder approximately 340,000 bpd in fresh cuts and non- OPEC producers an extra...

  • Dec 6- Major oil producers Saudi Arabia and Russia will seek approval for deeper output cuts from OPEC and allies on Friday in an attempt to support prices and avoid an new oil glut. OPEC and allied producers, the so-called OPEC+, pump more than 40% of the world's oil. OPEC is likely to shoulder 340,000 bpd in fresh cuts and non- OPEC producers an extra 160,000 bpd, one...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Dec 4- Failing state-owned airline South African Airways will enter a business rescue process, a deputy minister and the parliamentary committee conducting oversight of the airline said on Wednesday. *1934: The airline begins operations after the government takes over assets and liabilities of Union Airways and renames it South African...

  • KHARTOUM, Nov 26- Late last year, as President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's hold on power weakened, one of Sudan's most feared militia leaders lashed out against the government of his long-time ally and benefactor. Now a Reuters investigation has found that even as Hemedti was accusing Bashir's people of enriching themselves at the public's expense, a company that...

  • Nov 18- South African Airways says its future hangs in the balance after its workers went on strike to demand higher wages and protest planned job cuts which forced the state-owned carrier to cancel all its flights. *1934: Began operations after the government took over assets and liabilities of Union Airways and renamed it South African Airways.