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  • France's far left leads protests against Macron reforms

    France's main far left party, the hardline CGT trade union and some 80 other organisations, led several thousand people in street protests across France on Saturday against French President Emmanuel Macron's reforms of the public sector.

  • Ireland to end abortion ban in historic vote

    • BY Reuters|
    • 06:10 AM ET 05/26/2018

    Ireland is set to liberalize some of the world's most restrictive abortion laws after exit polls suggested a landslide vote for change in what was until recently one of Europe's most socially conservative countries.

  • Lebanon tells Syria development law could hinder refugees' return

    Lebanon expressed concern to Syria on Saturday over a new law aimed at redeveloping areas devastated by seven years of war, saying the initiative could hinder the return of many Syrian refugees to their homeland.

  • Ireland to end abortion ban in historic vote

    • BY Reuters|
    • 04:49 AM ET 05/26/2018

    Ireland is set to liberalize some of the world's most restrictive abortion laws after exit polls suggested a landslide vote for change in what was until recently one of Europe's most socially conservative countries.

  • INSIGHT-Kenya moves to regulate fintech-fuelled lending craze

    • BY Reuters|
    • 01:49 AM ET 05/26/2018

    * Kenya adopted mobile money system in 2007. * More than 20 firms provide digital credit. * Firms say loans offer chance to climb economic ladder. * New draft bill will regulate digital lenders. By Maggie Fick and Omar Mohammed.

  • Chinese fighter jets complete night landings on carrier, live-fire drills

    Chinese fighter pilots have carried out night landings on the country's first aircraft carrier, the official China Daily reported on Saturday, the latest demonstration of military muscle as Beijing's pushes to modernize its armed forces. Pilots flying J-15 jets landed at night on the Liaoning, the official paper said, citing a video posted by China's navy.

  • Barbados elects first female PM in opposition landslide

    • BY Reuters|
    • 08:35 PM ET 05/25/2018

    Barbados elected its first female prime minister as the opposition inflicted a crushing defeat on the ruling Democratic Labour Party, winning all the seats in the Caribbean island's parliament, election results showed on Friday. Mia Mottley's victory in Thursday's elections returns the Barbados Labour Party to power on the island of some 285,000 people for the first time in a decade.

  • DIARY-Emerging Markets Economic Events to July 31

    • BY Reuters|
    • 08:00 PM ET 05/25/2018

    For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events. Emerging Markets Economic Events. Government Debt Auctions. Political and General News. U.S. Federal Reserve. Today in Washington ----------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. MONDAY, MAY 28 JERUSALEM - Bank of Israel announces interest rate decision - 1300GMT.

  • EMERGING MARKETS-Brazilian stocks sink amid crippling truckers' strike

    • BY Reuters|
    • 05:43 PM ET 05/25/2018

    Brazil's main stock market fell to a five-month low and its real currency weakened on Friday as the fifth day of a truckers' protest over fuel prices hobbled a wide range of industries from ...

  • S&P 500 companies return $1 trillion to shareholders in tax-cut surge

    S&P 500 companies have returned a record $1 trillion to shareholders over the past year, helped by a recent surge in dividends and stock buybacks following sweeping corporate tax cuts introduced by Republicans, a report on Friday showed.

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