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The FINANCIAL -- U.S. President Donald Trump will chair a UN Security Council meeting on Iran this month during the annual gathering of world leaders in New York, to spotlight his grievances against Tehran.
The FINANCIAL -- Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, who is on his first official visit to Tbilisi on September 4-5, met with his Georgian counterpart Davit Zalkaliani and discussed deepening of Japanese-Georgian cooperation at bilateral and regional levels.
The FINANCIAL -- Raul Khajimba, the Moscow-backed leader of Abkhazia, is on a four-day visit to Damascus, where he met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on September 4 and signed an agreement on friendship and cooperation.
The FINANCIAL -- On 12 September, the Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv will host a “Women in Business” conference to discuss issues faced by women in the country’s business sphere.
The FINANCIAL -- Large majorities in eight Western European countries surveyed by Pew Research Center late last year said they trust the military, ranging from 84% in France to 66% in Spain. And on a similar survey question asked in the United States earlier this year, 80% of Americans said they have confidence that the military will act in the best interests of the public.
The FINANCIAL -- The Catholic Church is larger than any other single religious institution in the United States, with over 17,000 parishes that serve a large and diverse population. In spite of its size and influence, the church in recent decades has faced a number of significant challenges, from a decline in membership to a shortage of priests to continuing revelations that some Catholic clergy sexually abused minors and (in many cases) that their superiors covered up these actions.
The FINANCIAL -- Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia has held a meeting with Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations to discuss current situation in the occupied territories of Georgia, Georgia-EU cooperation, the Association Agreement and establishment of the Eastern Partnership European School.
The FINANCIAL -- SINGAPORE (4 September 2018) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) launched the Trade Finance Scorecard – Regulation and Market Feedback, a new tool to address market gaps stemming from the unintended consequences of global measures to fight money-laundering and terrorism.
The FINANCIAL -- Yangon, Myanmar, September 4, 2018—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, signed an agreement with the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) to help food sector companies address and improve food safety practices. This will subsequently develop the nation’s agribusiness sector, increase exports, draw investments, and generate jobs.
The FINANCIAL -- In July 2018, compared with June 2018, industrial producer prices rose by 0.4% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.3% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
The FINANCIAL -- WARSAW, September 5, 2018 – Poland’s international connectivity - through trade, investment, migration, communications, and transport - is among the highest in Europe, which helps the country’s firms become more productive through knowledge and technology transfers, says a new World Bank report, “Critical Connections: Promoting Economic Growth and Resilience in Europe and Central Asia.”
The FINANCIAL -- The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.2% in July 2018, stable compared with June 2018 and down from 9.1% in July 2017. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since November 2008.
The FINANCIAL -- Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 2.0% in August 2018, down from 2.1% in July 2018, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
The FINANCIAL -- Taking vacation is a way to get away for a few days from the fast-paced modern world. But do people take all vacation days available to them? Do they fully disconnect when they are away? Ipsos Global advisor poll reveals opinions of citizens in 27 countries around the world about taking time off.
The FINANCIAL -- MANILA, PHILIPPINES (4 September 2018) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping countries in Asia and the Pacific leverage digital technologies for development, while implementing digital reforms within its own institution, said ADB President Mr. Takehiko Nakao during a 2-day forum being held at ADB headquarters.
The FINANCIAL -- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the World Bank Group (WBG) are launching a new round of enterprise surveys in more than 40 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.
The FINANCIAL -- According to the preliminary statistics figures of the season-2017/18 (September-August), Ukraine exported 62.2 thsd tonnes of sunflower oil to Egypt, against 204 thsd tonnes in the previous season (down 3.3 times).
The FINANCIAL -- The European Commissioner thanked the Georgian government for fruitful co-opertaion, including in terms of implementing the visa-liberalisation regime. He also highly appraised Georgia-EU co-opertaion in the development of transit links.
The FINANCIAL -- WASHINGTON – Over 400 innovators, investors and Realtors gathered in San Francisco for NAR’s inaugural Innovation, Opportunity & Investment Summit, to debate, discuss and collaborate on real estate’s most pressing technology issues.
The FINANCIAL -- When it comes to negotiating, some people just want to win at all costs. Others are more interested in working together to reach an agreement that satisfies everyone involved. To get the best possible outcome, you need to understand who you’re dealing with and what motivates them – but how?