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No quick agreement to unlock aid payments to Greece
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Monday, 20 February 2017
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Chairman of Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem: ‘There is still a lot of work that needs to be done.’ Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA Euro zone finance ministers poured cold water on Monday on a quick agreement that would unlock further aid payments to Greece . But Athens and its creditors did agree to pick....
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Reuters: Greece, lenders agree to work out new reforms to unblock aid
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Monday, 20 February 2017
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Brussels. Greece and its international lenders agreed on Monday to let teams of experts work out new reforms to Greek pensions, income tax and labor market that would allow Athens to eventually qualify for more cheap loans, euro zone officials said, Reuters reported.
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Kiwi steady as US holidays
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Monday, 20 February 2017
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The New Zealand dollar is little changed with little impetus with the United States on holiday, and may decline if dairy prices fall at the GlobalDairyTrade auction and expectations firm for interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve. The kiwi traded at US71.82 cents as at 8am on Tuesday in Wellington from US71.
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Bailout negotiators get go-ahead to return to Greece
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Monday, 20 February 2017
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By RAF CASERT and PAN PYLAS Associated Press. BRUSSELS (AP) - Greece and its European creditors agreed Monday to resume talks on what economic reforms the country must make next in order to get the money it needs to avoid bankruptcy and a potential exit from the euro this summer.
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More than 100 injured in train collision in South Africa
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Monday, 20 February 2017
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Citing emergency responders, the African News Agency is reporting that most injuries were light in the accident at a station in the Rosslyn area of Pretoria on Monday. An investigation is underway. StarTribune.com welcomes and encourages readers to comment and engage in substantive, mutually respectful exchanges over news topics.
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