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Cyprus gets next IMF aid installment
CyprusDecember 23, 2013 ET
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) signed off on Cyprus' progress in meeting the conditions of its bailout program, giving the euro zone country another $114 million.
Brazil likely four years without new fighter jets
SAAB AircraftDecember 23, 2013 ET
Brazil is not likely to receive the first of its new fighter jets from Saab for more than four years, the head of the Swedish company's aerospace unit told Reuters, underscoring the need for stopgap aircraft in coming years.
France removes Bermuda from tax blacklist
BermudaDecember 23, 2013 ET
Richards J.P., M.P., Bermuda's Minister of Finance, announced that the French Ministry of Finance has informed the French Association of Financial Management (AFG) that "Jersey and Bermuda have been informed that they will be removed from the list for 2014, which means that the retaliation measures provided for by law will not be applied."
Japan's 2014 budget to hit record-high
Japan moneyDecember 23, 2013 ET
Japan's budget for fiscal 2014 will reach a record-high 95.9 trillion yen (918.7 billion U.S. dollars) as public works spending, social security allocations and military expenditure increases, government officials said.
Progress in EU-U.S. trade deal talks
EU USDecember 23, 2013 ET
Progress has been made on core parts of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union and the United States, namely market access, regulatory aspects and rules, the EU said in a statement.
Cuba to get new foreign investment law
Cuba moneyDecember 23, 2013 ET
Cuban parliament is scheduled to hold an extraordinary session in March 2014 to discuss a new foreign investment law, President Raul Castro announced.
African Development Bank to give $58.2m for Tanzania
AfDBDecember 23, 2013 ET
The African Development Bank (AfDB) approved supplementary African Development Fund (ADF) loan and grant financing of $58.2 million for The Governance and Economic Competitiveness Support Programme (GECSP) in Tanzania.
Jersey removed from French blacklist
JerseyDecember 22, 2013 ET
The French Government announced that Jersey is no longer considered to be non-cooperative in the exchange of tax information and that France will not be applying a withholding tax on French business with the Island.
EU requests WTO consultations over Brazil's taxes
EuropeDecember 21, 2013 ET
The European Union requested consultations with the Government of Brazil under the dispute settlement provisions of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on tax measures that discriminate against imported goods and provide prohibited support to Brazilian exporters.
Regulatory problems holding Asean back
Asean foodDecember 20, 2013 ET
Lack of regulatory harmonization is holding Asean back and is suppressing the growth of industries in the 10-nation grouping, a representative of the region's food and beverage sector said.
Putin: Transport infrastructure is a priority
Vladimir PutinDecember 20, 2013 ET
Development of transport infrastructure is one of Russia's priorities. The country needs major projects, Russian Vladimir Putin said during live news conference on Russia-24 TV channel.
South Africa calls for EU citrus compromise
South Africa citrusDecember 20, 2013 ET
South Africa is lobbying for a compromise to allow local citrus fruit to be sold into the European Union next year.

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