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Sep 27, 2014
Sep 27, 2014
Sep 25, 2014
Sep 25, 2014

Georgia eyes economic development, wary of Russia: deputy PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Ukraine crisis has refreshed Georgia’s wariness in dealing with Russia, its former Soviet master with whom it fought a five-day war in 2008 that left it with two breakaway regions loyal to Moscow, the country’s deputy prime minister said.

“But at the same time we need to be in line with the European policy of de-escalation in the region. De-escalation is the most important thing now,” Georgian Deputy Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday.

Sep 24, 2014

Myanmar investment message undermined by politics, sanctions

NEW YORK, Sept 24 (Reuters) – The rapid economic
transformation of Myanmar, less than two years after
transitioning from military control and opening itself to the
world, is not without its rough patches, the nation’s top
economic minister said on Wednesday.

At the same time, George Soros, one of the earliest
investors in Myanmar’s economy and even more so its social
reform, said he was troubled by the slowdown in reforms ahead of
next year’s elections. Still, he believes multinational
companies must be involved in one of Southeast Asia’s last
untapped areas.

Sep 24, 2014

Myanmar to issue foreign bank licenses by end-Sept: central bank

NEW YORK (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

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.

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      "I'm a New York-based global investment correspondent with over 20 years of experience covering financial markets, business and foreign policy. My current post lets me roam across all asset classes and geography, from the developed to the emerging markets. I've reported and taught business and economic journalism from Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States. Prior to joining Reuters I was a producer at CNN Business News in New York."
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