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Greece: Big rise in Cosco’s container handling

 

 

 

The container handling activity of Chinese company Cosco’s local subsidiary in Piraeus posted an impressive 26.7 percent increase in the first half of the year compared with the same period of 2013, the firm announced on Tuesday (15.07.2014).

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Bulgaria wants to join European banking union

 

 

 

Bulgaria has indicated it wants to join the European banking union after a bank crisis caused runs on two lenders in June. President Rosen Plevneliev Monday (14.07.2014 ) said Sofia would seek European supervision for its banks, reports Reuters. The move would make it the first non-euro-country to join the oversight system.

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Greece yields 1.625 billion euros from three-month bonds

 

 

 

Public debt management organization declared that latest  issues was a success.

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China and Greece agree to further cooperation in transportation, infrastructure

 

 

 

Greece and China agreed to strengthen their strategic partnership during a meeting between Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Rhodes on Sunday (13.07.2014).

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Serbia Finance Minister Resigns over Reforms

 

 

 

Finance minister Lazar Krstic said on Saturday he is resigning because of differences with Serbia's Prime Minister over economic reforms.

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Romanian Freight Rail Company Sheds Staff

 

 

 

One third of the employees at the Romanian railway freight company, CFR Marfa, are to be made redundant following restructuring plans.

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Bulgaria Scraps Commercial Bank’s License

 

 

 

National bank says it is to withdraw the license of one of the banks hit by a recent run on its savings - after uncovering that money is missing.

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Italian EU presidency backs South Stream

 

 

 

The Italian EU presidency is in favour of a controversial Russian pipeline, South Stream, which would circumvent Ukraine to bring gas to south-east Europe.

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Строительством «Южного потока» в Сербии займется структура «Газпрома»

 

 

 

Дочерняя компания «Газпрома» — ОАО «Центргаз» — будет строить участок газопровода «Южный поток» в Сербии. Как говорится в сообщении газовой монополии, South Stream d.o.o. заключила контракт с «Центргазом», который займется проектированием, поставкой оборудования и материалов, строительно-монтажными работами, обучением персонала и вводом в эксплуатацию газопровода на территории Сербии.

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PM Oresharski: South Stream 'Very Important' to Bulgaria

 

 

 

Bulgaria has marked significant progress in carrying out the South Stream project since the current government started its term, the country's Prime Minister asserted Monday (07.07.2014).

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Fitch Affirms Bulgaria at 'BBB-'; Outlook Stable

 

 

 

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Bulgaria's Long-term foreign currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'BBB-' and its Long-term local currency IDR at 'BBB'.

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Turkey assesses losses from Iraqi market

 

 

 

Official and non-official bodies involved with foreign trade are trying to calculate the losses sustained by the Turkish economy following the operations by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS, now also known as the Islamic State) in Iraq and predict what is to come.

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Construction Begins on Kosovo-Macedonia Highway

 

 

 

At a ceremony to mark the beginning of the construction of a highway connecting Pristina and Skopje, Kosovo and Macedonian officials said it would bring Albanians in both countries closer.

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Croatia fails to reap fruits one year after joining EU

 

 

 

One year ago, Croatia joined the European Union with great fanfare, sparking hopes that membership of the rich 28-nation bloc would transform the fortunes of the tourism-dependent economy.

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Bulgaria: European Commission Approves Liquidity Support Scheme for Banks

 

 

 

The European Commission approved a liquidity support scheme for Bulgarian banks to the tune of BGN 3.3 B, said the Commission in a press statement.

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