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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.

Sep 23, 2014

PM 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.

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.

Sep 23, 2014

France sees no legal hurdle to attacking IS in Syria

NEW YORK (Reuters) – French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Monday he saw no legal obstacle to attacking the Islamic State militant group in Syria even as he stressed France did not plan air strikes there.

“There is not, to our way of thinking, any legal impediment to responding to Islamic State attacks in Iraq as well as in Syria,” Fabius told reporters on the sidelines of the annual U.N. General Assembly.

Sep 22, 2014
Sep 22, 2014

France rules out air strikes in Syria

NEW YORK (Reuters) – French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Monday his nation would not launch air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants based in Syria despite having bombed a suspected target of the group in northern Iraq last week.

Islamic State is a hard-line Sunni Islamist group that has seized a third of Iraq and large swaths of territory across Syria. It has been blamed for a wave of sectarian violence, beheadings and massacres of civilians.

Sep 16, 2014

Exclusive: Colombia may pre-finance 2015 borrowing needs – finance minister

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Colombian Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas said on Monday the government could start early to pre-finance some of its estimated $3 billion in 2015 borrowing needs by tapping international capital markets before year-end.

“We are now thinking for next year. We may pre-finance some of the needs for 2015, but that depends on the markets, that depends on the assessment whether it is better to come to the markets with a bond issue this year or next year,” Cardenas said in an interview with Reuters.

Sep 15, 2014
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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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