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    Foreign direct investment in Ukraine`s economy grows by $2.6 bln
    Nov16

    Foreign direct investment in Ukraine`s economy grows by $2.6 bln

    Ukraine`s principal investors in Ukraine, which account for 83.1% of total investments, were Cyprus, the Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Austria, United Kingdom, British Virgin Islands, Switzerland, and Italy. Foreign direct investment in the economy of Ukraine (non-resident shareholders` equity) as of October 1, 2016 amounted to $45.152 billion...

    House reauthorizes Iran sanctions bill, sets Syria sanctions
    Nov16

    House reauthorizes Iran sanctions bill, sets Syria sanctions

    U.S. lawmakers passed bills on Tuesday renewing sanctions on Iran for 10 years and imposing new sanctions on Syria, underscoring their determination to play a strong role in Middle East policy no matter who occupies the White House, according to Reuters. The House of Representatives voted 419 to one for a 10-year reauthorization of the Iran...

    Bloomberg: Fed rate-hike odds approach 100% in anticipation of Trumpenomics
    Nov16

    Bloomberg: Fed rate-hike odds approach 100% in anticipation of Trumpenomics

    Analysts spent early November warning a Trump victory in the U.S. presidential election would make the Federal Reserve less likely to raise interest rates. What happened instead is that it made a December increase almost a certainty, Bloomberg has reported. Traders assign about a 94% probability, the highest level this year, to a Fed boost at its...

    Poroshenko`s office: Ukraine ready to further neighborly relations with Moldova
    Nov16

    Poroshenko`s office: Ukraine ready to further neighborly relations with Moldova

    Deputy head of the Ukrainian president`s administration Kostiantyn Yeliseyev says Ukraine confirms its willingness to further develop good neighborly relations with Moldova, according to the presidential press service. ”The Ukrainian President has taken into account the results of the presidential elections in Moldova that took place on October...

    EU plans online screening for visa-free travelers
    Nov16

    EU plans online screening for visa-free travelers

    Millions of tourists and business people visiting Europe will have to complete a 5 euro ($5.35) online security check before arrival if an EU plan to tighten controls on foreigners who do not need visas wins approval, according to Reuters. The system, which the bloc`s executive European Commission is expected to back on Wednesday, would check...

    Ukraine sees 2.8% rise in agricultural production in 10 months
    Nov16

    Ukraine sees 2.8% rise in agricultural production in 10 months

    Agricultural production in Ukraine grew by 2.8% in January-October 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine. In particular, agri-businesses boosted production by 3.9% in the reporting period, households saw a 1.6% increase in output. Crop production in the 10 months this year rose by 5%...

    UN panel condemns rights abuses in Crimea, calls for monitoring
    Nov16

    UN panel condemns rights abuses in Crimea, calls for monitoring

    A United Nations panel has condemned human rights abuses in Crimea and pressed Russia to allow UN monitors to visit the Ukrainian territory it annexed in 2014, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). The UN General Assembly`s human rights committee, in its first action on Crimea, adopted a resolution drafted by Ukraine and backed...

    Angela Merkel to run for 4th term as Chancellor – media
    Nov16

    Angela Merkel to run for 4th term as Chancellor – media

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will run for a fourth term in elections next year, a senior politician in her party told CNN on Tuesday. ”She will run for Chancellor,” Norbert Roettgen of the Christian Democratic Union said on CNN`s ”Amanpour.” ”She is absolutely determined, willing, and ready to contribute to strengthen the international liberal...

    Names of people responsible for MH17 downing to be known by 2018 – media
    Nov16

    Names of people responsible for MH17 downing to be known by 2018 – media

    Malaysian Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai predicts that the names of those who are responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in July 2014 are expected to be known by 2018 at the latest, according to The Star. Speaking while winding up the debate on the Supply Bill at the committee level for his ministry at the...

    Oil prices extend rally, shrug off U.S. stock build
    Nov16

    Oil prices extend rally, shrug off U.S. stock build

    Oil futures rose on Wednesday, shrugging off an industry report that showed an unexpected build in U.S. crude stocks, and adding to gains of nearly 6% from the previous session, according to Reuters. Oil prices had surged on Tuesday as members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) were set to renew efforts on concrete...

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