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WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's prime minister has ordered six big Polish state-run companies to create field hospitals to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, the prime minister's chancellery chief of staff, Michal Dworczyk, said on Friday.
(Reuters) - Democrat Joe Biden will review a decision by Republican President Donald Trump to withdraw thousands of troops from Germany if he is elected president, a top aide to the candidate told Reuters.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's finance ministry said on Sunday it would take control over all state firms, including ones owned by the security forces, as it works to straighten out the country's faltering economy and open it up to foreign financing.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin has asked some Russian companies to mount internal information campaigns to boost turnout in a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms that could allow President Vladimir Putin to keep power until 2036, documents seen by Reuters show.
JAKARTA: Indonesia is planning an US$8.6 billion bailout for 12 state-owned firms, to reduce the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, mostly as cash compensation and working capital investments, according to government documents reviewed by Reuters.
DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - A popular Saudi talk show host told private businesses this week it was their national duty to lay off foreign rather than local employees, warning that the dominance of Saudi Arabia's workforce by expatriates was a "real danger".
BANGKOK: Thailand remains open to foreign visitors despite a Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic while all colleges and universities are being closed on temporary basis, said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha said on Tuesday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Angolan billionaire and former first daughter Isabel Dos Santos decried a New Year's Eve court order to freeze her vast assets as a "witch hunt" engineered to weaken her father's influence and distract from economic failures.
SINGAPORE (Reuters): China has called on its biggest state firms to take a more active role in Hong Kong, including stepping up investment and asserting more control of companies in the financial hub, executives familiar with the matter said, as Beijing attempts to calm months of unrest in the city.
BEIJING (AFP): Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signalled plans to free up more cash for the country's banking system in a bid to boost lending to small businesses as leaders look to kickstart the world's number two economy.