The world’s biggest oil exporter on Monday took the first step towards a goal of generating 9.5 GW of energy through solar and other renewable means.
Legislators for financially strapped Rio de Janeiro state voted Monday to approve privatization of the public water utility despite a strike by workers and threats of protests.
The Egyptian pound strengthened against the US dollar on Monday, regaining ground after record lows which followed the central bank’s decision to float the currency in November.
Greece’s EU-IMF lenders have reached a “common position” on Greece that should allow them to return to Athens to resolve a deadlock over its bailout, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Monday.
South African retail firms Steinhoff International and Shoprite Holdings announced Monday they had scrapped plans to merge their local assets to form the continent’s biggest retailer.
Women have been named to head Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange and a major bank, the institutions announced, despite the kingdom’s social restrictions on females.
Eurozone finance ministers will on Monday seek the outline of a deal to unblock bailout cash for Greece before fraught elections across Europe endanger a quick fix.
European stock markets rose Monday, with gains in London capped by a sharp drop in the share price of Unilever following the collapse of a proposed mega-merger.
Germany will see growth pick up in the first quarter of 2017, powered by industry and consumer spending, the country’s central bank said Monday.
Shanghai stocks closed more than one percent higher on Monday, with traders buoyed by reports that China’s official pension funds may start investing, as markets across Asia saw modest gains.
Thailand’s economy grew 3.2 percent in 2016, a slight increase on the previous year but below the junta’s target as the generals struggle to revive what was once one of the region’s strongest economies.