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    Metal is ‘in’ with central banks
    Feb13

    Metal is ‘in’ with central banks

    Central banks purchased enough gold in 2014 to buy 75 Boeing Dreamliners. ||| CENTRAL banks purchased enough gold in 2014 to buy 75 Boeing Dreamliners.Governments added 477.2 metric tons to their reserves, the second-biggest increase in 50 years and 17 percent more than a year earlier, the World Gold Council said in a report yesterday.Based on...

    Emerging market currencies lose their shine with further weakness seen
    Feb13

    Emerging market currencies lose their shine with further weakness seen

    Traders are getting that sinking feeling again about developing-nation currencies. ||| Ye XieTRADERS are getting that sinking feeling again about developing-nation currencies. A basket of 20 of the currencies has tumbled 3.3 percent this year to the lowest since Bloomberg began tracking the data in 1999.The losses have left emerging-market...

    Europe shares lifted by Ukraine peace deal
    Feb12

    Europe shares lifted by Ukraine peace deal

    European stocks hit multi-year highs, boosted by a Ukraine peace agreement and Swedish economic stimulus measures. ||| London/Paris – European stocks hit multi-year highs on Thursday, boosted by a Ukraine peace agreement, Swedish economic stimulus measures and hopes for a Greek debt deal. The leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine...

    Putin: Ukraine deal reached
    Feb12

    Putin: Ukraine deal reached

    Overnight discussions in Belarus have secured a ceasefire deal in Ukraine’s war with pro-Russian separatists. ||| Minsk – Marathon talks in Belarus have secured a ceasefire in Ukraine’s war with pro-Russian separatists, leaders said on Thursday after negotiations through the night to halt the spiralling bloodshed. President...

    Lagarde: Ukraine will get funding
    Feb12

    Lagarde: Ukraine will get funding

    Ukraine is set to receive about $40-billion in funding over the next four years – nearly half of which will come from the IMF. ||| Brussels – Ukraine is set to receive about $40-billion in funding over the next four years, nearly half of which will come from the International Monetary Fund, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said in Brussels...

    Press freedom: SA is 39th on world list
    Feb12

    Press freedom: SA is 39th on world list

    Freedom of the press is good in Finland. It’s terrible in Eritrea. How well does South Africa fare? ||| Paris – Media freedom suffered a “drastic decline” worldwide last year in part because of extremist groups such as Islamic State and Boko Haram, the watchdog group Reporters Without Borders said in its annual evaluation released on...

    Greece minister enters lions’ den
    Feb12

    Greece minister enters lions’ den

    Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis headed for a showdown with euro zone finance ministers yesterday after his new leftist-led government won a parliamentary confidence vote for its refusal to extend an international bailout. ||| Costas Pitas and Alastair Macdonald Athens and BrusselsGreek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis yesterday began...

    Asia’s stocks fall as Greek uncertainty saps confidence
    Feb12

    Asia’s stocks fall as Greek uncertainty saps confidence

    Asian stocks and the euro fell on Thursday as markets erred on the side of caution over the ongoing Greek debt negotiations. ||| Tokyo – Asian stocks and the euro fell on Thursday as markets erred on the side of caution over the ongoing Greek debt negotiations amid conflicting headlines on progress in the talks. MSCI’s broadest index...

    Greece, euro zone fail to agree on debt
    Feb12

    Greece, euro zone fail to agree on debt

    Greece’s new leftist government and its international creditors failed to agree on a way forward after seven hours of talks. ||| Brussels – Greece’s new leftist government and its international creditors failed to agree on a way forward on the country’s unpopular bailout and will try again on Monday, with time running out...

    Fighting in Ukraine ahead of talks
    Feb11

    Fighting in Ukraine ahead of talks

    Shelling rocked a bus station in Donetsk as fighting continued to rage in eastern Ukraine ahead of crucial peace talks. ||| Donetsk – Shelling rocked a bus station in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Wednesday as fighting continued to rage in eastern Ukraine ahead of crucial peace talks later in the day.Rebel officials said that five...

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