Wednesday 23 May 2018
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Lebanon plans $1 billion economic stimulus for 2015

Lebanon is planning a $1 billion economic stimulus package for 2015 to maintain growth and support an economy which has been hit by a three-year conflict in neighbouring Syria, the central bank governor said. Riad Salameh said he


Global consumer confidence improves in Q1

Global consumer confidence rose in the first quarter, with a marked increase in sentiment in the US, Japan and northern Europe, a survey showed on Wednesday. Indonesia overtook India as the most optimistic consumer market globally


Kuwait ‘in need of economic stimulus’

Kuwait’s large fiscal and external surpluses as a result of high oil prices should not obscure the need for the rapid execution of development projects and a much more aggressive approach to economic reforms, a report said. The co


Soros calls G20 deal 'a turning point'

Billionaire investor George Soros said on Thursday G20 leaders had taken decisive action to combat the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. "This could well be a turning point because the authorities got together

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