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The FINANCIAL -- The European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine organised a workshop for staff members of the Verkovna Rada (Parliament of Ukraine) on a tool to assess the implementation of legislation.
The FINANCIAL -- A series of workshops for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ukraine on zero waste production began on 30 August. The sessions are being supported by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), in the framework of the EU4Business initiative.
The FINANCIAL -- Baku - As part of Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze’s first official visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani met his Azerbaijani counterpart, Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.
The FINANCIAL -- Iran has kept its nuclear program within the main limits imposed by the 2015 nuclear deal with major powers despite the U.S. pullout from the agreement, the United Nations nuclear watchdog says.
The FINANCIAL -- China is denying reports that it plans to deploy troops or establish a military base in Afghanistan, saying it is merely engaged in "normal military and security cooperation" with its neighbor.
The FINANCIAL -- A fall in the amount of usable floor area specified in new building permits can be an early warning of an impending economic crisis.
The FINANCIAL -- The vineyards of Bordeaux are doubtless best known for the fine wines they produce. But they are getting things right in more ways than one. With grape marc, the residue produced in the wine-making process, being used to make biofuel, transport operator Citram Aquitaine is running the ED95-driven Scania’s Interlink LD Euro 6 bus between Bordeaux and Blaye.
The FINANCIAL -- Stuttgart / London − Tarmac, the largest British roadbuilding company, has ordered 25 new Mercedes-Benz Econic 3235 L concrete mixers and tippers for use on London construction sites.
The FINANCIAL -- Uniper SE and SOCAR will collaborate on projects aimed at improving the energy efficiency of oil and gas production in Azerbaijan.
The two companies signed an agreement to that effect today in Baku during of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s trip to Azerbaijan. The German energy provider and the Azerbaijan state oil and gas company have been working in close cooperation for the past five years.
The FINANCIAL -- Millennial couples break tradition, inviting mates along on their milestone celebrations
The FINANCIAL -- End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF's Executive Board. This mission will not result in a Board discussion.
The FINANCIAL -- WASHINGTON (August 29, 2018) — Pending home sales stepped back in July and have now fallen on an annual basis for seven straight months, according to the National Association of Realtors.
The FINANCIAL -- Boston, MA – Rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) from human activity are making staple crops such as rice and wheat less nutritious and could result in 175 million people becoming zinc deficient and 122 million people becoming protein deficient by 2050, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study also found that more than 1 billion women and children could lose a large amount of their dietary iron intake, putting them at increased risk of anemia and other diseases.
The FINANCIAL -- In August of this year, the consumer mood in Germany did not present a uniform picture. While economic expectations improved, income expectations and the propensity to buy declined a bit. GfK forecasts a slight decrease in consumer climate for September of 0.1 points in comparison to the previous month to 10.5 points.
The FINANCIAL -- BEIJING, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (29 August 2018) — Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Mr. Takehiko Nakao and People’s Republic of China (PRC) Minister of Finance (MOF) and ADB Governor Mr. Liu Kun met during Mr. Nakao’s 2-day visit to the PRC, in which he reaffirmed ADB’s support for the country’s development priorities. He also met with Chair of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) Mr. He Lifeng and Governor of the People's Bank of China Mr. Yi Gang.
The FINANCIAL -- The EBRD is extending its first-ever local currency loans in Belarus by providing lines of credit to its long-term financial intermediaries Minsk Transit Bank (MTBank) and Belarusky Narodny Bank (BNB-Bank) for on-lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the country.
The FINANCIAL -- BRUSSELS – A European Parliament committee has given its green light to the start of negotiations with the European Council on granting visa-free access to the EU to the citizens of Kosovo.
The FINANCIAL -- Karachi, Pakistan, August 29, 2018—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) have signed an advisory agreement to support green banking in Pakistan, part of IFC’s commitment to helping countries transition to green, low carbon, sustainable economies.
The FINANCIAL -- The proportion of money households are saving can be measured through the household saving rate, defined as gross household saving divided by gross disposable income.
The FINANCIAL -- Brazil was the EU's 12th largest partner for imports of goods in 2017 (2 % of total extra-EU imports) and the 17th largest for EU exports of goods.