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    IMF approves loan tranche for Ukraine, warns of risks
    Aug29

    IMF approves loan tranche for Ukraine, warns of risks

    August 30, 2014 12:15 AMWASHINGTON (REUTERS) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) signed off on its first review of Ukraine’s US$17 billion (S$21 billion) loan programme on Friday, but warned risks loomed ahead as long as Kiev continued to fight a pro-Russian separatist rebellion in the east. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Putin calls Poroshenko ‘partner’, says aid deal reached
    Aug29

    Putin calls Poroshenko ‘partner’, says aid deal reached

    August 30, 2014 3:39 AMMOSCOW (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin called his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko a “partner” and said in a televised interview recorded Friday that they have agreed on Russia’s next aid delivery. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Sweden raises military alert level due to Ukraine crisis
    Aug29

    Sweden raises military alert level due to Ukraine crisis

    August 30, 2014 2:32 AMSTOCKHOLM (REUTERS) – Sweden put its top military staff on higher alert on Friday as a result of the situation in Ukraine, the armed forces said. …read more Source: The Straits...

    IMF board signs off on $1.7 billion tranche for Ukraine
    Aug29

    IMF board signs off on $1.7 billion tranche for Ukraine

    August 30, 2014 12:15 AMWASHINGTON (REUTERS) – The IMF’s board on Friday signed off on a US$1.4 billion (S$1.7 billion) disbursement to Ukraine under its loan programme, confirming Kiev was on track so far with the conditions of the bailout. …read more Source: The Straits...

    EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia
    Aug29

    EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia

    Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with additional biting economic sanctions. The meeting of the 28-nation bloc’s top diplomats in Milan came one day after NATO said Moscow slipped at least 1,000 Russian soldiers and much heavy weaponry into...

    Pro-Russia separatists in control of coastal town
    Aug29

    Pro-Russia separatists in control of coastal town

    Pro-Russia separatists, relaxed and well-equipped, held firm control on Friday of the strategic coastal town of Novoazovsk, a day after Ukraine claimed tanks and armored vehicles had invaded from Russia. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Ukraine seeks Nato membership after Russia joins war
    Aug29

    Ukraine seeks Nato membership after Russia joins war

    Ukraine said on Friday that it would seek the protection of Nato membership after what Kiev and its Western allies say is the open participation of the Russian military in the war in Ukraine’s eastern provinces. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Brent rises to US$103
    Aug29

    Brent rises to US$103

    LONDON: Brent crude oil rose towards $103 a barrel yesterday as escalating violence in Ukraine kept Europe’s markets on edge, but prices remained on track for a monthly loss as ample supply and weak demand outweighed political concerns. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Rupiah strengthens to 11,680 per dollar at close
    Aug29

    Rupiah strengthens to 11,680 per dollar at close

    “The rupiah rebounded after experiencing some corrections over the past few days due to technical factors,” Bank Himpunan Saudara analyst Rully Nova said in Jakarta on Friday as quoted by Antara news agency. He said that investors conducted short-term transactions in the domestic market during the closing session, thereby creating...

    Russia ‘actively fighting’ in Ukraine, US says, and airs tougher sanctions
    Aug29

    Russia ‘actively fighting’ in Ukraine, US says, and airs tougher sanctions

    The US openly accused Russia of sending combat forces into Ukraine and threatened to tighten economic sanctions, but has stopped short of calling Moscow’s actions an invasion. …read more Source: South China Morning...

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