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Algeria prepares new investment law, aims for non-energy funding sources
ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria is preparing a new investment law to improve its business climate and attract foreign investors with the aim of boosting the non-energy sector, Prime Minister Ayman Benabderrahmane said on Thursday.
U.S. shipping 2.58 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses to Philippines
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government will begin shipping 2.58 million more doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines on Thursday through the COVAX global distribution program, a White House official said on Thursday.
GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares slide on China investment worries
NEW YORK, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Global share markets edged lower globally on Thursday as concerns about investments in China and a mixed day on Wall Street outweighed positive economic data in the United States.
West African bloc imposes sanctions over Mali's slow post-coup transition
ACCRA, Sept 16 (Reuters) - West Africa's main regional bloc imposed sanctions on Thursday against those slowing down Mali's transition to constitutional rule after a military coup last year, the president of the bloc's commission said.
West African bloc imposes sanctions on Guinea junta
ACCRA (Reuters) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) imposed sanctions against the junta in Guinea on Thursday and demanded they return the country to constitutional rule within six months, the president of the bloc's commission said.
ECB's Lane reveals in private meeting inflation target may be hit by 2025 - report
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European Central Bank (ECB) chief economist Philip Lane revealed in a private meeting with German economists that the ECB expects to hit its 2% inflation goal by 2025, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.
Australia agrees to increased U.S. air deployments after sub deal
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Australia and the United States announced expanded military cooperation on Thursday, including rotational deployments of all types of U.S. military aircraft to Australia, a day after announcing a submarine deal denounced by China as intensifying a regional arms race. https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/australia-get-us-nuclear-submarine-technology-china-looms-large-2021-09-15
UPDATE 2-Canada's Trudeau hammers main election rival's COVID-19 approach
MONTREAL, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seeking to carve out a lead ahead of a Sept. 20 election, on Thursday accused his main rival of showing weak leadership in the fight against COVID-19.
Canada's third-largest pension fund beefs ups plan to cut carbon emissions
CALGARY, Alberta/TORONTO (Reuters) - Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board (OTPP), Canada's third-largest pension fund, announced on Thursday new interim targets to cut the carbon emissions intensity of its portfolio as part of a plan to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
Glasgow climate summit at risk of failure, U.N. chief warns
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said a critical meeting on climate change later this year in Scotland is at risk of failure due to mistrust between developed and developing countries and a lack of ambitious goals among some emerging economies.
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