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  • Dubai housing costs soar to Manhattan peaks, forcing moves to outskirts

    DUBAI (Reuters) - An economic rebound has catapulted house prices and rents in Dubai to Manhattan-like peaks, the Gulf emirate's top property website says, forcing increasing numbers of residents to move to its cheaper outskirts or even to consider...
  • West African powerhouse Ivory Coast battles to keep out Ebola

    ABIDJAN (Reuters) - The billboard depicts a masked health worker in a biohazard suit looming over a bed-ridden patient. Above them, bright red letters warn commuters on a busy Abidjan street that "The Ebola risk is always there". As Ivory Coast...
  • Canada's housing party plays on as world warns of risk

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Jeff Lowry and his family left a sedate housing market in Tennessee last year and moved to Canada in the midst of a housing boom, where bidding wars and soaring prices were an unpleasant reminder of his American roots.     Trading...
  • No new debt for Germany in 2015, first time since 1969

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Germany would not take on new debt next year for the first time since 1969, underlining the robustness of the country's finances as European partners urge it to do more to boost euro zone growth....
  • IMF to halt aid to Bosnia until agreed policies implemented

    SARAJEVO (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund will hold off on disbursing the next tranche of Bosnia's aid program until the Balkan country implements agreed economic policies, most likely after the October election, a senior IMF official said on...
  • IMF says Sri Lanka's poor tax administration could cut economic growth

    COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's continuing failure to strengthen its tax administration could force the its government to spend less, which would hit economic growth, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Friday. Since the Fund extended a $2.6...
  • IMF cuts Italy growth outlook, hikes deficit, debt

    ROME (Reuters) - Italy's economy will shrink in 2014 for a third year running, while the public debt will continue to rise, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday, calling on Matteo Renzi's government to follow through on promised reforms....
  • India calls for G20 swap lines to mitigate U.S. stimulus withdrawal

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India urged the Group of 20 nations on Thursday to consider creating currency swap lines to mitigate the impact on emerging economies of the expected withdrawal of the U.S. Federal Reserve's vast monetary stimulus. Describing the...
  • Finance minister hopeful reforms can revive Egyptian economy

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will press ahead with plans to cut costly energy subsidies and introduce further tax reforms to boost the economy and halve the budget deficit within seven years, the country's finance minister said on Tuesday. President Abdel...
  • Mali says signed accords with China for projects worth $11 billion

    BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali has signed a string of agreements with China totaling about $11 billion, most of it intended to finance two major railway projects linking the land-locked country to the coast, Mali's presidency said. Mali gave few details on...
  • Ukraine forecasts economy shrinking 6 percent this year

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's economy may shrink by 6 percent this year due to the financial burden of fighting a months-long separatist conflict in its eastern regions, Finance Minister Oleksander Shlapak said on Monday. "Minus 6 percent will be a good...
  • Croatia slides toward EU/IMF aid as economy shrinks: Reuters poll

    ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia, the EU's newest member state, is set for a sixth straight year of recession and it may take an international bailout to enforce painful changes needed to make the economy productive, a Reuters poll showed on Monday. Successive...