Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Reuters

Danske scandal: EU needs stronger anti-fraud curbs, says lawmaker

COPENHAGEN: The European Union needs tougher anti-fraud controls including a central body able to enforce laws against money laundering, European lawmakers said, describing financial crime as as a security problem for the continent. Curbs should be more uniform across the EU and its framework for swapping financial intelligence is inadequate ...

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World Bank offers Afghanistan $235 million

KABUL: The World Bank provided a grant of 235 million US dollars to Afghan government to support its efforts for development and stimulating growth in the country, Afghan Ministry of Finance reported on its website. Acting Minister of Finance Humayon Qayoumi and World Bank country director for Afghanistan Shubham Chaudhuri ...

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Nepal urged to crack down on menstruation huts

NEPAL faced urgent calls on Monday to stop women being banished from their homes during their periods after a teenager died sleeping in a hut, becoming the fourth victim in weeks. Parbati Bogati, 17, suffocated after lighting a fire to keep warm in the windowless mud and stone hut she ...

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Kraigg Brathwaite to captain West Indies in third Test

ST LUCIA: West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite will captain the team in place of the suspended Jason Holder when they face England in the third and final Test starting in St Lucia on Saturday, Cricket West Indies said. Holder was banned by the International Cricket Council because of his team’s ...

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Fiat Chrysler Canada auto sales fall 20 pct in Jan

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV reported about a 20 percent drop in total January auto sales in Canada. The company, which is among the top four carmakers in the country, sold 14,191 vehicles in the month, with its Alfa brand registering about a 60 percent plunge in sales.

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U.S., China all smiles on trade but doubts persist

WASHINGTON: The United States and China radiated positivity after this week’s trade talks but doubts persist about the chances of sealing the overarching deal Donald Trump wants. After two days of high-level negotiations in Washington, President Donald Trump hailed the “tremendous progress,” and the Chinese delegation said the talks had ...

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Nokia sees fast shift to 5G

HELSINKI: Telecom network equipment maker Nokia forecast stronger-than-expected 2019 and 2020 results thanks to fast-rising investments in 5G networks, after beating fourth-quarter sales and profit estimates on Thursday. “Over the longer-term, we expect a virtuous cycle of investment, where operators update their networks across multiple domains,” Nokia’s chief executive Rajeev ...

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United Nations appeals for $1.2b to care for Palestinian refugees

UN   –   The U.N. agency tasked to assist Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, has appealed for a total of 1.2 billion U.S. dollars to fund its vital core services and life-saving humanitarian aid for 5.4 million Palestinian refugees across the Middle East in 2019 The presentation of the agency’s 2019 priorities and ...

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