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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States said on Thursday it would boost public climate finance to help poor countries reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate, doubling funding by 2024 from high average levels hit during the Obama administration.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - For many, life in New Zealand's capital Wellington is largely back to normal. Its windswept streets are crowded with maskless shoppers and office workers, bars are packed and the economy is humming along.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is likely to make the transition from an upper middle-income economy to a high-income economy within the next five years despite setbacks from the Covid-19-induced recession, says a new World Bank report.
PARIS (Reuters) - Australia's former finance minister Mathias Cormann on Friday announced he won the race to lead the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), disappointing climate activists who said he has blocked efforts to reduce emissions.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders were seeking on Thursday to address the coronavirus pandemic's mounting challenges, including increased calls to limit travel and tighten border controls to contain more infectious variants of the disease.
IN any discussion of tax matters, one should be aware that the matter of tax collection is not simply an act of the ruling elite passing a law to plan expenses to run a government, funded by increasing taxes from individuals and organised economic units, said Sunway University Business School economics and finance department head Prof Mohamed Ariff Syed Mohamed.
PARIS (Reuters) - Once an early adopter of the coronavirus-proof 'namaste' greeting, French President Emmanuel Macron was showing signs of letting his guard down almost a year into the pandemic.
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron met numerous heads of state and high-level officials in the 10 days before he tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, including most European leaders at a summit on Dec 10-11.
BARCELONA/ROME (Reuters) - Thirty-year-old Pep Iglesies emigrated to Canada from Spain in August for a new job that is much like his old one – taking care of coronavirus patients and working as a cardiologist.