(Reuters) - European shares rose on Thursday as signs of progress in U.S.-China trade talks helped investors look past worries over global growth and Britain’s chaotic effort to leave the European Union. FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX board is pictured at Frankfurt's stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany January 7, 2016. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach The pan-region STOXX 600 index rose 0.2 percent with Frankfurt’s trade-sensitive index climbing about 0.4 percent. China has made unprecedented proposals on issues like forced technology transfers as it works with the United States to end their trade war, U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday. In addition, Premier Li Keqiang said China would expand market access for foreign banks and insurance companies. Basic resources led gains on the STOXX, but banking stocks fell as bond yields, and what they say about expectations for global growth, continued to decline. “European stocks are slightly higher. … [Read more...] about European shares rise on trade hopes, despite Brexit deadlock
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Sputnik: What do you plan to discuss during your meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov? Will you be signing any agreements with Russia during your time here? Joseph Malanji: This is a scheduled meeting and following the directives after the bilateral meeting by the two heads of state on the side of the BRICS in Johannesburg. As you may know, Zambia has had a cordial relationship with Russia since its independence, and the frequent communication between the two heads of state and of course their bilateral meetings is basically a renaissance to the relationship that was partially dormant. READ MORE: Zambian Nuclear Reactor's Construction With Russia's Support to Begin in 2019 No, it's purely preparations. We are not signing any agreements this time but of course, it is just the interaction between the two countries that are having a bilateral relationship that … [Read more...] about Zambia Keen on Expanding Nuclear Energy Cooperation With Russia – Foreign Min.
0 Post a comment Wednesday, 5 December 2018 - Business Dave Taggart, member of the Business Isle of Man agency board and chairman of the Manx Biomed Association Cannabis for medical use will be on the agenda at this week’s annual Manx Biomed conference.Organisers say that the matter will be discussed as a precursor to forthcoming consultation in the island on regulation of hemp and medicinal cannabis.The drug was recently legalised for medical use in the UK. Organisers have invited an organisation called iCAN who are global regulatory cannabis business and science advisors to attend the event on Thursday.A conference spokesman said they will be sharing their knowledge of international regulatory matters for medicinal cannabis and first-hand experience of establishing a respected regulatory system supporting development of a scientific research-based industry in Israel.Now in its sixth year, the full day programme reflects the diverse interests of the sector which include … [Read more...] about Cannabis for medicinal use to feature in biomed conference
German geopolitics On December 8, the Christian Democrats will choose a new leader, who may succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor. A foreign-policy expert analyzes how the candidates would change Germany’s geopolitical direction. Published on November 23, 2018 11:43 am Three top candidates have emerged to succeed Angela Merkel as leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) on December 8th, and thus plausibly as chancellor in 2021 or even earlier. The rest of Europe and even the world has a stake in this contest. How would each of the potential heirs change Germany’s geopolitical direction? These are the candidates: Annegret-Kramp Karrenbauer, 56, is the party’s secretary general. Friedrich Merz, 63, was sidelined by Merkel in the early 2000s but has since been successful in business. And Jens Spahn, 38, is currently Merkel’s health minister. A fourth potential candidate decided not to run this time, but could enter the race for chancellor later: … [Read more...] about How the candidates to succeed Merkel stand on foreign policy
PUBLISHED: 12:56 22 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:56 22 November 2018 Jessica Hill Me, Jessica Hill, at the Facebook Middle East HQ. This is their Arabic majlis-style room, which in a sense, sums up my feelings about how the UAE is trying to evolve as a country - topsy turvy, trying hard to stand out and attract attention yet also remain true to their heritage. Archant These days, I make my living as the business writer for the East Anglian Daily Times. But for seven years until the summer of 2017, I was a freelance journalist living in Abu Dhabi, regularly reporting on news in the UAE for the main English newspaper out there - The National - and also on occasion under pen names for national newspapers in the UK. Abu Dhabi from the top of a skyscraperWhen I returned to the UK with my family to set up a home in Essex, I was then asked to the latest edition of a book ‘UAE - Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture’, which was a … [Read more...] about The ‘spy’ sentenced to life in prison in the UAE could have been me