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Russia's Lavrov tells EU's Mogherini to push Kiev towards peace talks MOSCOW: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavorv told the European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in a phone call on Sunday that Moscow wants the bloc to push Kiev towards political dialogue with separatists in east Ukraine.Lavrov reiterated Moscow's stance that Kiev was to blame for intensified fighting in east Ukraine in recent days, the Russian Foreign Minsitry also said in a statement.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Poland's jobless rate seen below 10pc in 2015 WARSAW: Poland may see its unemployment rate fall below 10 percent this year, deputy labour minister Jacek Mecina said on Friday. "We would like the employment rate to grow even faster in 2015, and unemployment to finally be in single digits," Mecina told journalists. "Looking at the Polish economy's indices, our goal is very realistic," he added. Poland's unemployment rate rose to 11.5 percent in December, up from 11.4 percent the previous month. Copyright Reuters, ...
German nuclear plant outages FRANKFURT: The following table lists planned outages at German nuclear power plants.It gives dates for previous outages, plants returning online and planned shutdowns. Sources are the Web pages offered by RWE and EnBW, and, for E.ON installations, the EEX exchange's transparency website.The maximum national capacity of 12,696 MW can be utilised.Germany took the axe to the bulk of its nuclear capacity in the summer of 2011, switching off the seven oldest blocks plus Vattenfall's Kruemmel ...
Spain's Aena valued at up to 55 euro/shr-prospectus MADRID: Shares in Spanish airports operator Aena will be sold at a price of between 43 euros and 55 euros ($48-$62) per share in its initial public offering, according to the offer prospectus published by Spain's stock market commission on Friday. That range implies a maximum valuation of the company of 8.25 billion euros ($9.28 billion), higher than initially expected as reported by Reuters on Thursday. Aena is selling up to 49 percent of its ...
WHO says cash crunch, rains could thwart Ebola efforts GENEVA: Halting the spread of Ebola in West Africa will depend on mobilising funds and aid workers before the rainy season hits in April-May, otherwise it could up to take a year, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday.But the WHO is set to run out of cash in mid-February, a key period as it tries to halt the deadly disease, a senior WHO official said. "It is a programme that can stop transmission ...
Germany's defence minister criticises Airbus over new A400M delays BERLIN: Germany's defence minister has criticised Airbus over new delays in the delivery of A400M military transport planes, saying the company had a serious problem with product quality. The German armed forces took delivery in December of the first of a total of 53 A400M aircraft that it has ordered, with a further five due to be handed over this year. However, the defence ministry said last week there were signals from European defence equipment ...
Greek leftists Syriza keep poll lead as Sunday election looms ATHENS: Greece's anti-bailout leftists Syriza held their lead over the ruling Conservatives in two of the final opinion polls to be published before Sunday's snap election, although one survey showed the gap widening as another showed it narrowing slightly. Syriza, which wants to renegotiate a chunk of Greece's debt and cancel austerity measures, would garner 32.9 percent of the vote ahead of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' New Democracy party on 26.3 percent according to an ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
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