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Mumbai bets on all-night shopping to lift India's economy

Mumbai bets on all-night shopping to lift India's economy

Residents of Mumbai will be able to shop and dine out until dawn from late this month as the Indian city plans to lift restrictions on retail trading hours in order to boost the local economy.

IMF calls for 'urgent' action by India amid slowdown

IMF calls for 'urgent' action by India amid slowdown

India's government must take steps quickly to reverse the economic slowdown of an economy that has been one of the engines of global growth, the International Monetary Fund said Monday.

IMF approves $2.9 bn Ethiopia aid package

IMF approves $2.9 bn Ethiopia aid package

Ethiopia will receive $2.9 billion in a three-year aid package to help economic reform, the International Monetary Fund has confirmed.

Trump has one of best weeks - apart from impeachment

Trump has one of best weeks - apart from impeachment

Donald Trump kicked off Christmas vacation on Friday after a series of legislative victories gave him one of his best weeks in office -- apart from becoming only the third US president ever impeached.

ArcelorMittal completes acquisition of India's Essar Steel

ArcelorMittal completes acquisition of India's Essar Steel

The world's biggest steelmaker ArcelorMittal announced Monday that it has concluded its acquisition of debt-laden Essar Steel, a significant win for India's nascent bankruptcy law ...

'Our economy is stronger today than it was before the blockade'

'Our economy is stronger today than it was before the blockade'

HE the Governor of Qatar Central Bank (QCB) Sheikh Abdullah bin Saoud al-Thani said that the celebration of Qatar's National Day, which falls on December 18 each year ...

Qatar's economy one of world's fastest growing, says Qatari ambassador to Mexico

Qatar's economy one of world's fastest growing, says Qatari ambassador to Mexico

The Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the United Mexican States, Mohammed bin Jassim al-Kuwari, emphasised that Qatar's economy is considered one of the fastest growing and dynamic economies in the world ...

India exits China-backed trade deal as 15 nations ready to sign

India exits China-backed trade deal as 15 nations ready to sign

India pulled out of a trade pact covering much of Asia, paving the way for 15 other countries to sign the China-backed regional trade deal next year.

Hundreds of thousands take over streets as Lebanon's protests grow

Hundreds of thousands take over streets as Lebanon's protests grow

Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets to condemn political stasis and corruption Sunday, the largest in four days of demonstrations that have crippled the country and threatened the coalition government.

EU's incoming economy chief calls for less restrictive budget policies

EU's incoming economy chief calls for less restrictive budget policies

The European Union needs looser budgetary policies and an overhaul of its fiscal rulebook, the bloc's designated economics commissioner said in an article published on Sunday.

Ecuador govt, protesters agree deal to end deadly unrest

Ecuador govt, protesters agree deal to end deadly unrest

Ecuador's president and indigenous leaders reached an agreement Sunday to end nearly two weeks of violent protests against austerity measures adopted to obtain a multi-billion-dollar loan from the IMF.

Trump to meet China envoy, lifting hopes for trade talks

Trump to meet China envoy, lifting hopes for trade talks

President Donald Trump announced Thursday he will meet with China's top trade envoy as the two sides pursue fraught negotiations that this week appeared headed for a dead end.