(MENAFN - AFP) South Korea confirmed three more MERS cases Friday, bringing the total number of patients infected with the potentially deadly virus to 10, including a man who defied a quarantine protocol and travelled to China, health officials said.
The infections were all traced to the original case of a 68-year-old man diagnosed on May 20 after returning from a trip to ...
(MENAFN - AFP) Greece's fate in the euro area continued to cast a shadow over the second and final day of a Group of Seven finance ministers meeting in Dresden Friday with still no sign of a deal in sight.
The governor of the Bank of Japan Haruhiko Kuroda -- who is attending the meeting -- warned of the consequences of a possible "Grexit" or Greek exit from the euro.
(MENAFN - AFP) The Swiss economy contracted by 0.2 percent in the first quarter of this year, the national statistics agency said Friday, as the sharp appreciation of the franc hammered the country's key export sector.
"The trade balance in goods and services in particular delivered negative growth contributions," said SECO in a statement.
(MENAFN - AFP) With most of its natural and mineral resources having fallen under rebel control, Syrian state revenues have shrunk, leaving the government dependent on unstable sources of income for its survival.
Four years of conflict have decimated the state coffers.
Now the government's only revenues are drawn from dwindling customs and income taxes, heavily bolstered ...
(MENAFN - AFP) Japan's Nikkei chalked up an eleventh straight gain Friday as the yen sat around 12-year lows against the dollar, while Shanghai extended losses following the previous day's hefty plunge.
The euro continues to face downside pressure over concerns that Greece and its creditors will not reach an agreement on reforming its bailout, with the head of the IMF warning ...