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Old wine in new bottles? U.S. economic plans for Palestinians recall past efforts

JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) - Several major projects in U.S. President Donald Trump's $50 billion economic blueprint for Israeli-Palestinian peace mirror previous proposals stalled by conflict, analysts said on Sunday.

Grant refugees in Malaysia the right to work

WHEN he arrived in Malaysia in 2016 from Afghanistan, university graduate Ali Saleh* begged for a job wherever he could.

An untapped manpower resource for the country

THE UNHCR believes that a work scheme to allow genuine refugees the opportunity to work lawfully would provide a source of willing labour to support the Malaysian economy.

More than public-private partnership efforts needed

MALAYSIA’s public healthcare needs are bursting at the seams and available tax funds are not enough to meet the growing demands as cost of care keeps increasing. Adding to the challenge is the country’s current high debt level and economic downturn.

Exclusive: White House's Kushner unveils economic portion of Middle East peace plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Saturday outlined a $50 billion Middle East economic plan that would create a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighbouring Arab state economies, and fund a $5 billion(3.92 billion pounds) transportation corridor to connect the West Bank and Gaza.

North Korea has more than sanctions to overcome for foreign investment - report

SEOUL (Reuters) - A historic visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping this week may have bolstered Kim Jong Un's hopes that economic relief may be coming soon, but a new report reveals North Korea's road to international investment may be blocked by more than sanctions.

In rebuff to Trump, Palestinian businesses call for freedom, not cash

RAMALLAH (Reuters) - Palestinian businessmen boycotting the Trump administration's Bahrain workshop designed to encourage investment in the territories say only a diplomatic path to statehood can end decades of conflict with Israel.

Firms shipping via Cambodia fined

PHNOM PENH: The United States has fined several companies for exporting goods via a Chinese-owned special economic zone in Cambodia in a bid to dodge President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports, a US Embassy official said.

Tusk pushes against Franco-German tussle over top EU jobs

BRUSSELS/PARIS/BERLIN (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk put pressure on EU leaders on Wednesday to swiftly agree on who should hold the bloc's top jobs but a tug-of-war between Germany and France was likely to prevent a deal at a summit on Thursday.

U.S. fines firms transhipping via Cambodia to dodge Trump's China tariffs

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The United States has fined several companies for exporting goods via a Chinese-owned special economic zone in Cambodia in a bid to dodge President Donald Trump's tariffs on Chinese imports, a U.S. Embassy official told Reuters on Wednesday.