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Greek PM Alexis Tsipras held "friendly and constructive" debt talks with the leaders of France and Germany May 21, but gave no sign of a breakthrough ahead of a crucial June deadline.
KUALA LUMPUR - Reuters
Islamic finance continues to expand globally but the industry risks losing its differentiation from conventional financial products and lacks official data to ensure better supervision, an oversight body said.
GENEVA - Agence France-Presse
Only a fourth of the world’s workforce has stable contracts, leading to growing job insecurity, a U.N. report said on May 19.
WASHINGTON - Reuters
Federal Reserve officials believed it would be premature to hike interest rates in June even though most felt the U.S. economy was set to rebound from a dismal start to the year, according to minutes from their April policy meeting released on May 20.
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
The United States signed on May 18 its second $1 billion loan guarantee deal for Ukraine aimed at helping the crisis-wracked country surmount a Russia-backed insurgency and rebuild its tattered economy.
Income inequality has reached record highs in most OECD countries and remains at even higher levels in many emerging economies, said the organization in a new report
Everybody in Turkey is focus on the upcoming general election. What about after the election?
Turkey’s consumer confidence index fell in May to 64.29 points, its lowest in more than six years, from 65.35 in April, the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK) said May 21
Deputy PM Ali Babacan has said the Turkish government has passed health reforms that could not even be realized by U.S. President Barack Obama
ATHENS - Agence France-Presse
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis was forced to say he respected the confidentiality of debt talks with his European counterparts after a news report claimed he recorded an April meeting
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Growth will slow in the countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia in the coming two years, according to a report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released on May 18
Turkey has regressed eight places in the latest Human Capital Index of the World Economic Forum (WEF)
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had warned foreign officials that Athens would not be able to pay the 750 million euros ($845 million) due this month to the International Monetary Fund, Greek newspapers said May 17
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