Archive of 21 February 2020

Swedish central bank’s Ohlsson says negative rates can lead to build up of financial risks

STOCKHOLM: Negative rates should only be used when absolutely necessary and can lead to financial imbalances building up in the economy, Swedish central bank Deputy...

Trump scoffs at South Korea’s ‘Parasite’ Oscar win

"How bad was the Academy Awards this year?" Trump asked the crowd at a packed re-election campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado. "We got...

India tempers Trump’s hopes of ‘millions’ in welcome parade

Trump is due to arrive in the western city of Ahmedabad on Monday and head to a rally with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at...

Week-long Afghanistan ‘reduction in violence’ to start Saturday

The reduction in violence will start from 22 February and will last for one week," Javed Faisal, Afghanistan's National Security Council spokesman. Afghan officials...

FATF gives Pakistan ‘more time’ to implement action plan, confirms China

'It was decided at the meeting that Pakistan will be allowed more time to continue implementing its action plan,'  says Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson. ...

Iran votes in general election marred by disqualifications

As he cast the first ballot in the election, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged all Iranians to take part, saying that doing so...

Libya’s Haftar ready to fight Turkish forces if talks fail

If mercenaries do not return to where they were brought from, the armed forces will fulfil their constitutional obligations... to defend against the Turkish...

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