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Sep 24, 2014

Myanmar to issue foreign bank licenses by end-Sept – cenbank

NEW YORK, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Myanmar will announce an offer
by the end this month for between five and 10 foreign banks to
open branches in its rapidly expanding economy, the deputy
central bank governor told Reuters on Wednesday.

U Set Aung, speaking on the sidelines of the Myanmar
Investment Outreach conference in New York, said there had been
confusion over the timing of the announcement.

Sep 24, 2014
Sep 24, 2014
Sep 23, 2014

Colombia’s Santos says using ‘carrot and stick’ to disarm FARC

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ending Colombia’s 50-year war against Marxist rebels without a ceasefire will require carrots, sticks and social policy incentives, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Tuesday.

In nearly two years of talks between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Cuba, three out of five points in the peace process have been agreed. Santos reiterated there would be no ceasefire until the final two points are settled in a comprehensive plan.

Sep 23, 2014
Sep 23, 2014

Snap polls looming, Greece may opt for unusual president: Deputy PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Greece’s coalition government may propose a non-political figure for president in March to seek consensus and avoid snap elections that could derail its economic progress, Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos told Reuters on Tuesday.

Although the Greek president’s role is largely ceremonial, failure by parliament to elect one would force early national elections with no likely outright winner, plunging Greece into a political crisis a few years after narrowly avoiding default.

Sep 23, 2014

Exclsuive: Kazakhstan balanced between Ukraine and post-NATO Afghanistan

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Looking at the neighborhood around Kazakhstan on a spinning globe, the Central Asian nation’s foreign minister sees both partnerships and peril in the form of the Russian-Ukraine crisis and the coming NATO pullout from Afghanistan by year end.

Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov used the globe in the country’s Mission to the United Nations on Monday to illustrate the geopolitical conditions it faces, with perhaps the biggest influence coming from Russia, its former Soviet overlord, to the north.

Sep 23, 2014
Sep 23, 2014
Sep 23, 2014

India’s Modi to get rock star reception in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) – It is a rock ‘n’ roller’s dream to “sell out The Garden,” but for a foreign politician to pack New York City’s most famous sports and entertainment arena is another thing entirely.

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his first trip to New York as leader of the world’s most populous democracy, will draw perhaps the largest crowd ever by a foreign leader on U.S. soil when he takes the stage on Sunday in Madison Square Garden before a crowd forecast to total more than 18,000 people.

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