World Bulletin / News Desk
Britain will launch a parliamentary inquiry into its banking industry to examine its culture and standards as well as the causes of an interest rate-fixing scandal, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday.
"On the unfolding banking scandal here in the UK, we need to take action right across the board," Cameron told parliament.
"I want us to establish a full parliamentary committee of inquiry involving both houses, chaired by the chairman of the commons treasury select committee (Andrew Tyrie)," Cameron said.
"This committee will be able to take evidence under oath, it will have full access to papers and officials and ministers including ministers and special advisers from the last government," he said.
Japanese banks are to lend $500M to Petrobras to build oil platforms.
Economists warn that without a quick solution the economy will sour.
This is part of the Lamu Port and South Sudan - Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) corridor project.
War damage and EU sanctions result in near decimation of industry.
Ecuador, Egypt, Pakistan, Venezuela, Belize, Cuba, Cyprus, Greece, Jamaica and Ukraine are all on the verge of a default, according to Moody's ratings.
A World Trade Organisation pact to ease worldwide customs rules collapsed late on Thursday over India's demands for concessions on agricultural stockpiling.
India's new nationalist government has insisted that a permanent agreement on its subsidised food stockpiling must be in place at the same time as the trade facilitation deal
Chemicals firm LyondellBasell has emerged as the mystery American buyer of Kurdish crude oil this year, but said it will not be buying any more
Some EU member states remain nervous about the impact on their own fragile economies. The sanctions deal was agreed only after initial proposals were narrowed.
Bankers in Singapore say Russians looking for a new Cyprus have come to the wrong place.
The default could get much messier and take longer to clear up if creditors force an "acceleration" for early payment on their bonds.
The ban came a day after the European Union and United States imposed their first sanctions aimed at hitting broad sectors of the Russian economy
Russia called new U.S. sanctions "destructive and short-sighted"
While the default will obviously hurt the economy, it will not be as severe as in 2001, economists say
The Czechs, who supported the action, have been against sweeping sanctions, worried about trade relations with Russia
The trade program has been criticized for disproportionately benefiting certain industries and a handful of countries, including Nigeria, South Africa and Angola.