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World 02 Jul 2017 | 3:35 PM Premium

Voting in Papua New Guinea marred by problems with electoral rolls, disruptions

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Polling in Papua New Guinea has been hampered by reports of disruptions and voters being left off the electoral roll, but the head of an international election observer group said on Sunday there was no evidence they were deliberate.

Banking 30 May 2017 | 11:28 PM Premium

Ireland launches long-awaited AIB IPO in fresh milestone

DUBLIN: Ireland launched its long-awaited initial public offering of state-owned Allied Irish Banks (AIB) on Tuesday, offering a 25 percent stake in what is set to be one of Europe's largest bank listings since the 2008 financial crisis.

World 08 Mar 2017 | 2:27 AM Premium

Brazil spending cap forces Temer government to rethink expenses

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Constrained by a spending cap enacted by his own administration, President Michel Temer's government is brainstorming to cut costs and squeeze more from a leaner federal budget.

World 26 Feb 2017 | 2:20 AM Premium

Oldest Rio party kicks off as Carnival in Brazil hits full stride

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Rio de Janeiro's famed Carnival bacchanalia hit full stride on Saturday, as hundreds of thousands roared into the streets for one of the city's oldest and by far its biggest "bloco" street party, the Bola Preta. 

World 16 Feb 2017 | 2:24 AM Premium

Brazil lawmakers to vote new amnesty plan on Wednesday - governor

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Lower House of Congress on Wednesday will vote to reopen a programme that gives criminal amnesty to Brazilians holding undeclared assets abroad if they pay a tax and fine, said a governor leading a group of states demanding help to cover their widening fiscal deficits.

World 22 Dec 2016 | 7:03 AM Premium

India's crackdown on cash imperils pivotal national tax reform

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's crackdown on the cash economy has shattered the consensus needed for a new national sales tax, plunging his boldest reform into limbo and threatening to entrench an economic slowdown.

World 08 Dec 2016 | 5:22 AM Premium

Voting begins in Ghana's election as Mahama runs for second term

ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana voted on Wednesday in a presidential election that looks set to be a tight race, with the incumbent John Mahama seeking a second term in charge of an economy that has slowed since he took power.

World 07 Dec 2016 | 5:06 AM Premium

Brazil Senate defies Supreme Court move to dismiss its head

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The president of Brazil's Senate refused on Tuesday to accept a Supreme Court injunction removing him from office, pushing the country towards a constitutional crisis as it struggles to end political gridlock and an economic recession.

World 07 Dec 2016 | 4:15 AM Premium

Brazil's president, beset on all sides, struggling to be saviour

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - When Michel Temer took over Brazil's presidency in May, many hoped he could overcome the political gridlock, corruption scandals and economic obstacles that have hobbled Latin America's biggest country.

World 06 Dec 2016 | 9:09 PM Premium

Ghana's Mahama accuses foe of undermining confidence in voting

KUMASI, Ghana (Reuters) - President John Mahama accused Ghana's main opposition leader of deliberately undermining confidence in the voting process before Wednesday's election by failing to issue a clear call for peace whatever the outcome.