Sunday, 21 December 2014

Currencies News

  • Russia growls across the border as Lithuania readies for euro

    22:11 | 21/12/14
    Virginia Gazette
    Geopolitics plague Lithuanians at this frozen Russian border post, where a return trip by car can mean 48 hours of queuing. It is a reminder for some of why the former Soviet republic will cement its move to the West by joining the euro zone next month. more»
  • S&P: Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Co. outlook revised to negative; 'BBB/A-2 ...

    19:11 | 21/12/14
    CPI Financial
    “Mumtalakat is the investment company for Bahrain's strategic assets in sectors other than oil and gas. Wholly owned by Bahrain, Mumtalakat held stakes in 36 commercial enterprises that represented a portfolio of approximately Bahraini dinar 2.7 ... more»
  • Ruble Collapse a Problem for Central Asia

    18:37 | 21/12/14
    The Diplomat
    The two energy-rich countries, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan have managed to keep their currencies pegged to the dollar, using their foreign reserves to keep rates stable and defend the manat and tenge. In Kazakhstan, in particular, fears of a second ... more»
  • Bahrain to set up green energy watchdog

    15:26 | 21/12/14
    Trade Arabia
    "We have a new mult-million dinar project for five megawatts of renewable energy near Al Dur Jetty, which is close to Al Dur Power Plant, and will produce three megawatts of solar and two megawatts of wind power," said Dr Mirza. more»
  • Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone's guardian of the dead is at work again

    13:00 | 21/12/14
    The Independent
    More than 2,000 Sierra Leoneans have died from Ebola. The National Ebola Response Centre was created in a modern compound atop a hill in Freetown. more»
  • Already 50000 signatures for Italian referendum on Euro, Eurosceptic leader says

    10:00 | 21/12/14
    Beppe Grillo, the leader of an Italian Eurosceptic party says he has already received 50,000 signatures for his petition to push for a referendum on Italy leaving the Euro. He cites rising unemployment and lack of economic growth for wanting to quit ... more»
  • What Eurasian Union? Kazakhstan Looks to Embrace Europe

    09:03 | 21/12/14
    Silk Road Reporters
    Alikhan Kanapia, Former head of HSBC Kazakhstan, says Kazakhstan is trying to diversify its economy and bilateral relations overall, because it's worried about the dependency of Kazakh currency tenge on Russian ruble. However, doubts remain. more»
  • Four Afghani Guantanamo Prisoners Sent Home

    08:07 | 21/12/14
    Sputnik International
    He was also suspected of having ties to Afghani drug trafficking and being involved in weapons smuggling. Zahir was identified as a high-risk detainee, posing “a threat to the US, its interests, and allies," according to his Guantanamo file, published ... more»
  • KHL: Russian ruble crisis threatens teams

    07:45 | 21/12/14
    With KHL rules stipulating ruble-only contracts, that is bad news for the many U.S., Canadian and European imports on the rosters of the league's 22 Russian teams. Russia's economic woes are starting to spread into neighbouring nations like Belarus and ... more»
  • Ethiopia initiates text messaging campaign against Ebola

    05:41 | 21/12/14 (blog)
    In Ethiopia, phone owners will be charged 5 Ethiopian Birr (approximately $0.25) for each text message they send within the campaign. more»
  • Age no barrier to work exchange getaways

    04:56 | 21/12/14
    That is, extend your travel dollar, meet fellow travellers and locals while travelling, have interesting experiences and maybe have a 'place like home' or home base to come and go from when you are many miles away from your own home. more»
  • Football: Clean slate for PNG with Rufer

    04:56 | 21/12/14
    New Zealand Herald
    While Fiji, Vanuatu, the Solomons, New Caledonia and Tahiti have had their moments, PNG have barely figured, beset by organisational and administrative problems and the national team didn't play a competitive match during 2007-11. more»
  • Some Guantanamo Bay detainees returned to Afghanistan

    04:45 | 21/12/14
    CBS News
    WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. more»
  • Low: We can win EURO in Paris

    02:52 | 21/12/14 (registration)
    After claiming their fourth World Cup in July, retirements and injuries took their toll as Germany struggled for form at the start of their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign in the second half of the year. A shock first-ever defeat to neighbours Poland in ... more»
  • Online live Christmas chook buy turns into turkey

    02:07 | 21/12/14
    The Age
    Despite all the complaints about the ambition and gazillion-dollar cost of the NBN, there is no doubting Australia is one of the online "haves". more»
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