(MENAFN - AFP) The International Monetary Fund said Friday it viewed the new government in Ukraine as committed to undertaking needed reforms in exchange for aid.
IMF European Department Director Reza Moghadam said he had held "productive" talks with Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and his economic team over the past two days, as the country seeks emergency help.
(MENAFN - AFP) Indian mobile giant Bharti said Friday it was scouting for a new partner to replace Walmart in a retail joint venture with reports saying it was in talks with France's Carrefour and Japan's AEON.
The new partner would replace Walmart, the world's biggest retailer, with which Bharti had a strategic alliance that fell apart last October.
(MENAFN - AFP) European conservatives on Friday picked former Luxembourg prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker as their candidate to be the next European Commission president, igniting the centre-right grouping's campaign for European elections in May.
Juncker comfortably defeated Michel Barnier, a French EU commissioner, by 382 votes to 245 at a congress of the European ...
(MENAFN - AFP) A three-year-old Cambodian boy has died of bird flu, the health ministry said Friday, in the country's second fatality this year.
The boy, from a village on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, died in hospital on Sunday. Tests confirmed he had contracted the H5N1 virus, the ministry said in a joint statement with the World Health Organisation (WHO).