Benin votes for president after week of violent protests

10/10 © Reuters. Britain’s Prince Philip and Prince Charles listen to speeches before the unveiling of a statue of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in Poundbury 2/10 By Allegresse Sasse COTONOU (Reuters) – Benin votes on Sunday in a presidential election following a week of deadly protests against the incumbent Patrice Talon, who is heavily […]

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Italian prime minister Conte offers resignation to president – Corriere

Corriere della Sera reports with the headline This is very much expected as mentioned earlier here. The question now is will he be able to form a viable coalition to return back to the helm. Otherwise, fresh elections certainly isn’t out of the realm of possibilities at this stage. For bank trade ideas, check out […]

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OPEC’s President Says Oil Cartel Cannot Rush Output Increases

© Reuters. OPEC’s President Says Oil Cartel Cannot Rush Output Increases (Bloomberg) — The president of OPEC reiterated that the oil producers’ cartel shouldn’t rush to increase output early next year and said energy demand was still fragile with the coronavirus raging across parts of the world. Algeria’s Energy Minister Abdelmajid Attar, who holds OPEC’s […]

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Chile’s President Pinera seeks Constitutional Court help to head off pensions bill

2/2 © Reuters. Colombia’s President Ivan Duque meets Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera, at the presidential palace Cerro Castillo, in Vina del Mar 2/2 By Aislinn Laing SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said on Sunday his government would appeal to the country’s Constitutional Court to halt an opposition measure aimed at allowing citizens to […]

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Ivory Coast president says new West African currency launch may take five years

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Ivory Coast’s Ouattara to submit application to run for third term 2/2 BOUAFLE, Ivory Coast (Reuters) – A planned new West African currency to replace the France-backed CFA franc this year has been derailed by the coronavirus pandemic and its launch could now be up to five years away, Ivory […]

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China will step up technology innovation to drive growth: President Xi

© Reuters. Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the closing session of NPC in Beijing BEIJING (Reuters) – China will step up technology innovation to drive high-quality growth through mobilizing national resources and bringing in world class research teams, President Xi Jinping said on Monday, according to the state TV. China will further open up its […]

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Mexican president says 52,455 jobs gained back in August

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador attends a news conference at the National Palace in Mexico City MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s economy recovered 52,455 jobs in August, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Twitter on Saturday, citing social security institute data. The Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) said […]

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Mexico stops bleeding jobs, president says, 15,000 added so far in August

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mexico City MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico has started getting people back to work again in August after losing 1.1 million formal jobs between March and July due to the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Saturday. […]

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UK government recognises Guaido as Venezuela’s president in gold dispute, judge rules

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido speaks during a news conference after Venezuela’s pro-government supreme court replaced the leaders of two key opposition parties, months ahead of legislative elections in Caracas 2/2 LONDON (Reuters) – A London court ruled on Thursday that the British government recognizes Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s president, […]

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COFCO President Yu Xubo moves to head China General Technology

© Reuters. People stand outside the headquarters of China Oil and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO) in Beijing BEIJING (Reuters) – The president of COFCO, China’s top state grains trader, Yu Xubo, has left the company to head China General Technology Group, according to two sources and a company notice. Yu has been removed from his roles […]

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