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Business 11 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

Abe moves toward tax hike

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered his government to craft measures to bolster the economy to cushion the impact of an increase in the national sales tax.

World 05 Feb 2014 | 9:40 PM

Czech president appoints former PM Rusnok to central bank board

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech President Milos Zeman appointed former Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok to the central bank on Wednesday, tapping an ally who supports moving the country closer to adopting the euro.

Business 13 Jun 2014 | 11:17 AM

Bank of Japan holds fire on stimulus, says economy recovering

TOKYO: The Bank of Japan on Friday held off expanding its stimulus programme and said the world's number three economy was recovering, despite fears a sales tax rise will dent growth.

Business 15 Jul 2014 | 12:49 PM

Bank of Japan holds off fresh stimulus, says economy recovering

TOKYO: The Bank of Japan on Tuesday held off expanding its vast stimulus programme, saying the world's number three economy was recovering despite activity taking a hit from April's sales tax hike.

World 29 Sep 2014 | 8:42 AM

Portugal opposition Socialists choose mayor of Lisbon as candidate for PM in next year's election

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's main opposition Socialists chose the mayor of Lisbon, Antonio Costa, on Sunday as its candidate to be prime minister in next year's election, hoping to breathe new life into the party's drive to regain power.

Business 20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 AM

BoE: Markets may have over-reacted

LONDON: Investors may have over-reacted to signs of economic slowdown, although they have been right to price in weaker global growth prospects, the Bank of England’s chief economist said in a Sunday newspaper interview.

World 21 May 2015 | 12:05 AM

Irish abroad mobilise to return home for gay marriage vote

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Thousands of kilometres from home, Dubliner Mark Govern watched on in Sydney as Ireland's referendum on gay marriage dominated discussion. Three weeks ago, he made a big decision.

World 05 Jan 2016 | 6:50 PM

Guinea president reshuffles cabinet, aims to revive economy

CONAKRY (Reuters) - Guinea's President Alpha Conde has appointed a close confidante as minister of mines and an economist as finance minister in a big government reshuffle aimed at kickstarting an economy recovering from an Ebola epidemic.

Economy 27 Jan 2016 | 7:43 AM

BoJ seen to favour standing pat

TOKYO: Bank of Japan (BoJ) policymakers would prefer to hold back additional monetary easing at their meeting on Friday, people familiar with the central bank's thinking say, though global market volatility could yet force their hand.

World 18 Jun 2016 | 1:31 AM

Putin - Russia has no grudge against EU, ready to improve ties

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia did not hold a grudge against the European Union and was ready to improve relations, but he offered little prospect that mutual sanctions would be eased soon.