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Venezuela approves PDVSA $4.5 billion bond
Petroleos de VenezuelaNovember 21, 2013 ET
Venezuela's Finance Ministry approved the issuance of $4.5 billion of a PDVSA 6% bond, maturing November 5, 2026, which will be a private offering sold to the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) and to PDVSA's service providers.
Seven countries want to build a European drone
Europe droneNovember 21, 2013 ET
France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland and Spain have signed an agreement to build an unmanned aircraft by 2020 and challenge the dominance of the United States and Israel on a market seen as strategic.
Moody's raises outlook on Malaysia to positive
Kuala LumpurNovember 21, 2013 ET
Moody's Investors Service has affirmed Malaysia's government bond and issuer ratings at A3. The outlook has been changed to positive from stable.
EU demands more reforms from Ukraine to lift visa barrier
UkraineNovember 21, 2013 ET
While the lead-up to the Vilnius Eastern partnership summit has focused on a mooted EU-Ukraine association agreement, another subject that is dear to Ukrainians will be discussed, free movement across the European Union.
Astori: Uruguay's inflation 3-7%
Danilo AstoriNovember 20, 2013 ET
Vice-president Danilo Astori confirmed that Uruguay will continue with its current flexible foreign exchange policy, because "this has helped us reduce volatilities", but also admitted concern about inflation.
China to reform higher education
Liu YandongNovember 20, 2013 ET
Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong put forward a four-point proposal for China's higher education reform during her visit to Chicago.
EU and China to discuss a range of issues
EU ChinaNovember 20, 2013 ET
On November 21, 2013, Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, will meet Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang in Beijing for the 16th EU-China Summit.
Norway to reduce tax on imported EU meat and cheese
Europe meatNovember 20, 2013 ET
The newly-elected Norwegian government has promised to reduce the tax that the previous government had put on goods imported from the EU, such as cheese and meat.
EU: Refugee push-backs are illegal
RefugeesNovember 19, 2013 ET
The European Commission indirectly warned Greece and Bulgaria to stop turning down Syrian refugees at their borders with Turkey, after the UN issued a similar call just a few days before.
Guatemala plans to capture 1.8 million tons of carbon
GuatemalaNovember 19, 2013 ET
An ambitious agroforestry project to be developed over the next 20 years in a Guatemalan reserve for protecting water springs, seeks to capture 1.8 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) to help fight climate changes.
China and Namibia sign economic agreement
China NamibiaNovember 19, 2013 ET
China and Namibia signed a multi-million-dollar economic and technical cooperation agreement, pushing forward the ties between the two countries to a new level.
EBRD interested in Kazakhstan's green energy
Kazakhstan windNovember 19, 2013 ET
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) First Vice President Phil Bennett has reaffirmed the bank's support for the National Green Growth Plan announced by the government of Kazakhstan during his first visit to Kazakhstan.

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