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The government has introduced significant rises in a number of taxes, including a 40 percent rise in personal cars, in line with the new medium-term economic program unveiled on Sept. 27.
SYDNEY – Agence France-Presse
An Australian court dealt on Sept. 20 a blow to a planned Aus$8.6 billion ($6.9 billion) merger of gambling giants Tabcorp and Tatts, ordering a review of the deal following competition concerns.
DOHA – Agence France Presse
Qatar has signed an agreement to buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets from Britain, a second major defense deal signed by Doha during its lengthening diplomatic dispute with its neighbors.
İZMİR – Anadolu Agency
The volume of Turkey’s natural stone sales to China reached 625 million dollars in the first eight months of the year with a 38 percent jump since the same period in 2016, standing at more than one third of the overall exports to Asia’s giant economy.
The Turkish Treasury will issue two types of bonds to attract 2,200 tons of gold stashed under mattresses into the economy, which has a market value of around 300 billion Turkish Liras, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek has said.
BEIJING - Agence France-Presse
European companies suffer from “promise fatigue” over China’s failure to follow through on pledges to open its market, the EU Chamber of Commerce in China said on Sept. 19.
RANKFURT AM MAIN
Inflation in the eurozone will slump in early 2018, the European Central Bank forecast on Sept. 18, but return to an upward path towards its target later in the year.
Austrian packaging firm Hamburger Containerboard GmbH is set to invest 300 million euros in a paper production plant in the western province of Kütahya.
Emissions from diesel cars rigged to appear eco-friendly may be responsible for 5,000 air pollution deaths per year in Europe alone, according to a study published Sept. 18.
Retailer Toys “R” Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a U.S. court, the company said, amid heavy debt and a tough environment for bricks and mortar stores.
Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport saw the highest increase in passenger numbers in July out of all five major European airports, the European airport trade body announced on Sept. 13.
Ford Motor and India’s Mahindra Group have announced they will work together in a fresh partnership as the U.S. giant looks to boost its presence in one of the world’s fastest growing auto markets.
FRANKFURT AM MAIN – Agence France-Presse
Europe must produce its own batteries for electric cars to avoid crashing out of the race with the United States and China, a senior member of the European Commission warned on Sept. 18.