US economic experts interviewed by Sputnik expressed different views on how the re-election of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for a second term will affect global economic relations. Some consider the victory of a moderate candidate positive for Western countries, others believe that there are no prospects of fruitful cooperation with Tehran.
On Tuesday, the US Congress will receive the White House-proposed federal budget for fiscal year 2018, which is seen as the first stage of President Donald Trump’s fiscal reform. Massive cuts, proposed by the budget plan, have already drawn criticism from both major parties.
The economy of Germany posted a robust expansion in the first quarter, outpacing many other advanced economies, gaining momentum amid improvements in foreign trade, domestic demand and investment, suggesting the eurozone should brace for tighter monetary policies ahead.
Undoubtedly, the development of modern technologies is rapidly progressing. But expectations of any outstanding changes, like robots efficiently doing most of human jobs, is far from reality.
The Turkmenistan ambassador to India called The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project a "vital ingredient" of the economic cooperation between the two countries.
The still unfilled positions at the US government’s economic departments hinder the normalization of relations with Russia, Minister-Counselor of the Russian Embassy in the United States Denis Gonchar told Sputnik.
An official from the Russian Embassy in the United States said that Moscow has always advocated for normal relations with Washington, including economic ties.
Around 140 men were detained following a Monday raid by local law enforcement officers on a gay bar near Jakarta, Indonesia.
A woman who for decades wore what she thought was a piece of costume jewelry will reap a large windfall after the outsized stone in the ring was found to be a real diamond.
Denis Gonchar, the minister-counselor of the Russian Embassy in the United States, said on Monday that members of the Trump administration will take part in the upcoming St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) and that no pressure was put on American companies wishing to attend the event.
Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar Luaibi decided to support the plans voiced by both Russia and Saudi Arabia to extend the deal on oil cuts for an additional nine months, media reported Monday.
Seoul military sources asserted on Monday that Pyongyang’s most recent weapons test was a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM), incapable of reaching the US island territory of Guam.
Moody’s anticipates more merger and acquisition activity in both the mainstream and utility sectors, although uncertainty over changes in the US tax code or regulatory scrutiny could pause such activity, according to Moody’s senior credit officer Gavin MacFarlane.
Chicago Fed National Activity Index climbed to three-year high amid gains in manufacturing and production, suggesting a quicker GDP expansion this quarter, however, the labour market drawbacks and faltering consumer demand are still affecting the US economy.
US Congresswoman Kathleen Rice has introduced a bill tasking Homeland Security with conducting a threat assessment for terrorists using virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, despite evidence terrorist groups use such payment methods is scant. A cybersecurity expert has told Sputnik the real fear is Bitcoin supplanting national currencies.
Greece needs a tranche of international bailout to pay its obligations in July, and whilst its international creditors remain unimpressed with Greece’s economic reform progress, the bailout is vital for the Eurozone’s political future.
India has asked oil producing countries to stop discrimination against it and other Asian countries on petroleum and gas prices.
Greece has met its obligations under the nation's deal with international creditors in order to stay in the Eurozone, and the European Commission will positively assess the country’s efforts, EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici said on Monday.
One of Europe's most famous football clubs is at the heart of a tug-of-war between an American billionaire and his Russian rival. The football season ended on Sunday, May 21, and Arsenal missed out on Champions' League qualification for the first time in 20 years.
Russia and Turkey have agreed on the "mirror" lifting of trade restrictions, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Monday.
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