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Eurofighter turns to social media with Indonesia pitch

After missing out on large export deals to the Middle East and India, Europe’s Eurofighter is taking the battle for a $1bn aircraft deal in Indonesia to a new front: social media. On a marketing trip to Jakarta, the world’s busiest city for Twitter ...

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November 4, 2014
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Casablanca Finance City named best financial center in the MENA region

According to Ecofin, a specialized agency of economic information in key areas of African business, this award recognizes and honors the most competitive financial centers. It is a recognition that confirms “the strategic positioning of Casablanca city ...

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October 29, 2014
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Key indicators for the euro area

Each table is accompanied by a commentary. The document is intended to contribute to the analysis of recent developments in the euro area. It will be updated before each Eurogroup meeting of the ECOFIN ministers.

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November 4, 2014
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ECOFIN WATER & POWER OPPORTUNITIES PLC

06/23 ECOFIN WATER & POWER OPPORTUNITIES: Circ re. Adoption of New Articles of Associ.. 06/13 ECOFIN WATER & POWER OPPORTUNITIES: Monthly Update 06/09 ECOFIN WATER & POWER OPPORTUNITIES: DIRECTOR DEALINGS: Ecofin Water & Power Cha.. 06/06 ECOFIN WATER ...

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October 15, 2014
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ECOFIN strikes down eurozone banking secrecy

Luxembourg, October 14 - The ECOFIN meeting of eurozone finance ministers on Tuesday green-lit the exchange of banking and fiscal data between member States in a bid to track down tax dodgers. The new measure becomes effective in 2017 in 27 eurozone ...

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October 14, 2014
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Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 12:00 and 13:00

Overall Market Physiomics 0.14 +7.69% Allied Mind(wi) Ord 1p (wi) 259.00 +0.63% Nostrum Oil & Gas Ord 1p 667.75 +0.49% IP Group 189.00 +0.48% Ecofin Water & Power Opportunites 156.63 +0.32% Tri-Star Resources 0.10 -9.09% Asia Resource Minerals 40.00 -0.62% ...

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October 24, 2014
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Orange Tunisia launches two education projects

Orange Tunisia has launched two educational projects in partnership with the country's education ministry within the framework of the government's Tunisie Digitale 2018 national strategy, Agence Ecofin reports. The first is an online French language course ...

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October 31, 2014
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Council configurations

The Foreign Affairs council meets once a month. The Ecofin Council is made up of the economics and finance ministers from all member states. Relevant European Commissioners also participate in meetings. There are also specific Ecofin sessions, attended by ...

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November 3, 2014
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EIB Board Approves Significant New SME, Research And Strategic Infrastructure Investment Across Europe

Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB, also used the opportunity to brief the Board on the Bank's joint leadership of the taskforce set up following the informal ECOFIN meeting in Milan. The Task Force, co-chaired by the European Commission, is examining ...

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October 23, 2014
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Ecofin to Italy: excessive imbalances, measures taken by the government will be examined

After acknowledging the Commission’s recommendations in March, our country needs to show we have “suitable” measures in place to solve the problem and prevent possible risks. Italy is experiencing “excessive” macroeconomic imbalances, and it is ...

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May 6, 2014
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Ecofin launches climate mega-trend fund in Australia

The Ecofin Australia Pty Ltd, launched with less than A$50 million ($53.87 million), is targeting returns of 300 basis points outperformance over the MSCI World Index, a global equity benchmark, a fund spokesman told Reuters. The long-only fund focuses on ...

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February 6, 2012
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EcoFin focuses on ECB’s programme for ABS – Dasnke Bank

FXStreet (Edinburgh) - The EcoFin meeting starting today is set to discuss the conditions for the ABS programme, suggested Sverre Holbek, Senior Analyst at Danske Bank. “In connection with today’s Ecofin meeting in Milan EU finance ministers are ...

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September 12, 2014
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UK Chancellor warning over interest on €2bn EU bill

The chancellor of the exchequer will speak with fellow EU finance ministers, including Ireland’s Michael Noonan, about the crisis at a scheduled Ecofin meeting in Brussels on Friday. Saying that Mr Osborne would go into the talks with a “flexible ...

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November 5, 2014
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Algaria: the army is equipped with car manufacturing factory

According to Ecofin Agency, three industrial and commercial public institutions (EPIC) specialized in the military industry were created within the framework of partnerships with German companies. They concern electronic systems, industry of cars and ...

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October 30, 2014
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Too Many Children Are Living With Unemployed Parents In Europe

but also that the household cannot make an adequate investment in quality education and training (see a paper on this issue written for the ECOFIN Council by Darvas and Wolff here). Therefore a child’s opportunities to participate in the labour market in ...

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November 4, 2014
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Juncker: I will always respond to unfair criticism from national EU leaders

taxation and customs will simultaneously represent the EU executive at the meetings of the Eurogroup and of Ecofin, the regular meeting of ministers of economy and finance. “This is a chance for you to admire my organisational talent, because Mr ...

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November 5, 2014
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Tackling Europe’s youth unemployment

but also that the household cannot make an adequate investment in quality education and training (see a paper on this issue written for the ECOFIN Council by Darvas and Wolff here). Therefore a child’s opportunities to participate in the labour market in ...

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November 5, 2014
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China and US in deal to curb emissions

China and the US have set aside nearly 20 years of discord over how to combat climate change and laid out their respective plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The unexpected joint announcement by US President Barack Obama and China’s President Xi ...

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November 12, 2014
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Economic and Financial Affairs

The Ecofin Council coordinates member states' economic policies, furthers the convergence of their economic performance and monitors their budgetary policies. It also coordinates EU positions for international meetings, such as the G20, the International ...

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November 11, 2014
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Continental Resources chief ordered to pay ex-wife $973m in divorce

Harold Hamm, one of the most successful billionaires to have made a fortune from the US shale boom, must pay his ex-wife about $973m in a divorce settlement, or about 7 per cent of his estimated $14bn net worth, an Oklahoma court has ruled. The decision ...

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November 11, 2014
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Pierre Gramegna's statement at Ecofin press conference

"Initially, the goal of this press conference was to keep you informed of the latest developments in our country, and specifically of the fact that the Luxembourg parliament decided yesterday to give up the bank secrecy laws, in order to be able to ...

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November 10, 2014
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Regulators round on budget squeeze

Padoan is president of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council, known as Ecofin, which comprises EU finance ministers sitting in their capacity as part of the EU Council. The three ESAs bodies said they were writing to express concern that the EU ...

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November 10, 2014
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Morocco: A Loan of 44 Million Dirhams to a Fruit Factory in Larache

reported the agency Ecofin. According to Telque, Frulact, established in Portugal in 1987, is regarded by the EBRD as one of the top five European companies in the fruit market. In addition to its site Larache, the group has factories in Portugal ...

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November 10, 2014
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Sudatel axes CEO in wake of Expresso's poor performance [TeleGeography CommsUpdate]

Agence Ecofin reports that CEO Emmanuel Hamez has been replaced by Abdallah Said following a swift intervention this week by Sudatel at a board meeting in Dakar. The parent is concerned that Expresso is still losing ground to rivals, market leader ...

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November 10, 2014
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UK's Cameron warns of 'major problem' if EU budget row not resolved

I hope they can be resolved at Ecofin," he added, referring to Friday's meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels. "If they can be then that would be good, if they can't then obviously we will have a major problem."

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November 7, 2014
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UKIP: Response to ECOFIN conference

Responding to the outcome of the ECOFIN conference today in Brussels. Where European finance ministers were meeting to discuss national payments to the EU, current head of the ECOFIN conference, Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said: "No ...

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November 7, 2014
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Cameron Warns of 'Major Problem' if EU Budget Row Not Resolved

"What has been so difficult this time around is the scale," he said, saying that the subject was being discussed at Ecofin (meeting of European Finance Ministers) in Brussels and that they would be deciding. The determined position of Mr Cameron was backed ...

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November 7, 2014
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Reports: Deal To Delay £1.7bn EU Bill Close

"Those are the two issues I put on the table. I hope they can be resolved at Ecofin. If they can be, then that will be good, and if they can't, then obviously we will have a major problem." An option being considered in Brussels is to move the deadline for ...

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November 6, 2014
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Wolfgang Schäuble: Not Adopting the FTT Endangers the European Democracy

After continuous debates, the Council of ministers of finance and economy (ECOFIN) also gave its consent the FTT to be introduced by 11 member states only. In February 2013, the Commission proposed a revised draft of its initial proposal, accommodated to ...

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November 10, 2014
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Antitrust: Commission welcomes Council adoption of Directive on antitrust damages actions

(for more information: Margaritis Schinas – Tel.: +32 229 60524) Remarks by Commissioner Moscovici at the ECOFIN meeting on Friday 7 November During the ECOFIN press conference, Commissioner Moscovici presented his priorities in the field of taxation.

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November 10, 2014
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U.K.'s Cameron Warns of 'Major Problem' if EU Surcharge Isn't Resolved

While Mr. Cameron was in Finland, his Treasury chief, George Osborne, was at an Ecofin meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels where Britain's surcharge--and those of some other European countries--is being discussed. "The two elements that I said were ...

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November 7, 2014
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Preventing tax avoidance in the EU: Council discusses amendment to the parent-subisdiary directive

At the Ecofin meeting on 7 November the Council discussed the introduction of a draft common anti-abuse clause in the EU's 2011 parent-subsidiary directive. The amendment aims to prevent tax avoidance and aggressive tax planning in the EU in specific ...

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November 6, 2014
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EU Ministers concerned about reductions in CAP budget

President of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, Maurizio Martina will send a letter to the President of the ECOFIN Council expressing the position of the agriculture ministers. EU Agriculture Ministers have signed a common declaration expressing their ...

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November 11, 2014
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Council of Europe: Preventing Tax Avoidance in the EU

All the member states agree in principle on the adoption of the clause and agree to cooperate constructively towards reaching an agreement by the upcoming Ecofin meeting scheduled on 9 December. Most EU member states back up the presidency compromise text ...

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November 11, 2014
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Laying stake to GDP claim

At three per cent this year, he has every reason to smile along with other economists. And stand above them shoulder-high when attending Ecofin sessions. As for me, more than just a smile I also get a tickle every time I hear people in authority claiming ...

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November 11, 2014
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Reports: Deal To Delay £1.7bn EU Bill Close

"Those are the two issues I put on the table. I hope they can be resolved at Ecofin. If they can be, then that will be good, and if they can't, then obviously we will have a major problem." An option being considered in Brussels is to move the deadline for ...

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November 7, 2014
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Antitrust: Commission welcomes Council adoption of Directive on antitrust damages actions

(for more information: Margaritis Schinas – Tel.: +32 229 60524) Remarks by Commissioner Moscovici at the ECOFIN meeting on Friday 7 November During the ECOFIN press conference, Commissioner Moscovici presented his priorities in the field of taxation.

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November 10, 2014
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EC to amend the parent subsidiary tax directive

At the Ecofin meeting on November 7th (detailed released last night)the European Council discussed the introduction of a draft common anti-abuse clause in the EU's 2011 parent-subsidiary directive. The amendment aims to prevent tax avoidance and aggressive ...

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November 12, 2014
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Regulators round on budget squeeze

Padoan is president of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council, known as Ecofin, which comprises EU finance ministers sitting in their capacity as part of the EU Council. The three ESAs bodies said they were writing to express concern that the EU ...

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November 10, 2014
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UK 'halves' EU budget bill, gets deadline extension

Osborne struck a strident tone on arriving in Brussels for the regular EcoFin meeting of EU finance ministers on Friday. "The demand that Britain should pay £1.7 billion by the 1st December is unacceptable," he told reporters. After the meeting ...

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November 7, 2014
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Presidency of Council of European Union : On Friday 14, ECOFIN Council in Brussels

On Friday 14 November, the 28 EU Minsters for Economic Affairs and Finance meet in Brussels. The Ecofin Council meeting will start at 10:00 A.M. and will be chaired by Enrico Zanetti, Secretary of State to the Italian Government for Economic Affairs and ...

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November 13, 2014
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Concerns expressed over Commission attempts to cut EU Agriculture Budget

“We strongly support the Presidency’s’ intention to send a letter to EU EcoFin Minsters calling for support not to be cut so that farmers will not have to pay twice for this ban. Copa-Cogeca also supports Commissioner Hogans’ aim to introduce ...

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November 13, 2014
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The Production Function Methodology for Calculating Potential Growth Rates & Output Gaps

This paper provides a detailed description of the current version of the Ecofin Council approved production function (PF) methodology which is used for assessing both the productive capacity (i.e. potential output) and cyclical position (i.e. output gaps ...

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November 13, 2014
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Daily News 10 / 11 / 2014

(for more information: Margaritis Schinas – Tel.: +32 229 60524) Remarks by Commissioner Moscovici at the ECOFIN meeting on Friday 7 November During the ECOFIN press conference, Commissioner Moscovici presented his priorities in the field of taxation.

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November 10, 2014
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Europe clings to growth - just

But should Europe breathe a sigh of relief or brace for a prolonged slide? As Ciara Sutton reports, that and continuing tensions with Russia are the talk of the latest G20 and ECOFIN meetings.

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November 10, 2014
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Početna stranica

07.11.2014 At the Ecofin meeting on 7 November the Council discussed the introduction of a draft common anti-abuse clause in the EU's 2011 parent-subsidiary directive. The amendment aims to prevent tax avoidance and aggressive tax planning in the EU in ...

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November 17, 2014
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Uber tries to head off privacy criticism

Uber has moved to head off further criticism about how it handles the huge trove of personal data that it holds on its customers’ locations and trips, after facing questions over how its employees access individuals’ information. Emil Michael, Uber’s ...

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November 19, 2014
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Canadian factory sales rise 2.1 per cent in September, beat forecasts

As Ciara Sutton reports, that and continuing tensions with Russia are the talk of the latest G20 and ECOFIN meetings. Reuters Policymakers are counting on sustained gains in exports and business investment to return the economy to full output over the next ...

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November 14, 2014
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Dieter Wemmer elected new chairman of EcoFin committee

Dieter Wemmer is the new chairman of the Economic & Finance Committee of the association Insurance Europe. Allianz is pleased to further deepen the engagement and cooperation with Europe's leading industry association, especially against the background of ...

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November 20, 2014
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ECB’s Draghi throws door to quantitative easing wide open

As Ciara Sutton reports, that and continuing tensions with Russia are the talk of the latest G20 and ECOFIN meetings. Reuters “We will continue to meet our responsibility – we will do what we must to raise inflation and inflation expectations as fast ...

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November 21, 2014
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Guinea: MTN appoints Khumalo as CEO

Khumalo succeeds Phumzile Joshua Phike. According to Agence Ecofin, MTN Guinea has shown poor financial performance since 2013, having been overtaken by its main rival Orange Guinea. Khumalo joined MTN South Africa in 1994 following a long career in fixed ...

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November 20, 2014
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Osborne drops legal challenge to EU bank bonus cap

George Osborne talks to the press as he arrives for an economic and financial affairs meeting (Ecofin) in Brussels on November 7, 2014. Photograph: Getty Images. Under the cover of the Rochester by-election, George Osborne has abandoned his long-running ...

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November 20, 2014
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Economic and Financial Affairs

The Ecofin Council coordinates member states' economic policies, furthers the convergence of their economic performance and monitors their budgetary policies. It also coordinates EU positions for international meetings, such as the G20, the International ...

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November 21, 2014
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Way cleared for Government to repay IMF loans early

“Significant progress has been made on this project since agreement in principle was secured at the informal Ecofin in Milan in September to replace expensive IMF loans with cheaper, low cost market funding. There are real and tangible benefits to ...

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November 20, 2014
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Political agreement reached on 2015-2016 fishing opportunities

22 member states signed a common declaration highlighting their concerns. This will be submitted to the President of the Economic and Financial Affairs (Ecofin) Council configuration. The amending letter updates the draft budget for 2015 and makes specific ...

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November 21, 2014
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MTN appoints Khumalo as CEO of MTN Guinea

Mobile group MTN has appointed Themba Khumalo as CEO of MTN Guinea, succeeding Phumzile Joshua Phike, Agence Ecofin reports. MTN Guinea has shown poor financial performance since 2013, having been overtaken by its main rival Orange Guinea. Khumalo has been ...

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November 20, 2014
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Economic and Financial Affairs

The Ecofin Council coordinates member states' economic policies, furthers the convergence of their economic performance and monitors their budgetary policies. It also coordinates EU positions for international meetings, such as the G20, the International ...

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December 8, 2014
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Spain pushes for taxation debate at EU summit

"The EU has to show its ambition. It is what its citizens - given the tax efforts demanded of them - deserve. The upcoming Ecofin and European Council meetings present an opportunity to express these goals clearly and collectively," Rajoy noted. National ...

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December 18, 2014
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Ecofin Water And Power Opportunities Ex-Chairman Resigns As Director

LONDON (Alliance News) - Ecofin Water and Power Opportunities PLC Tuesday said Director Martin Negre, who is the former chairman of the investment vehichle, has resigned with immediate effect. Negre was the chairman of Ecofin Water and Power Opportunities ...

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December 9, 2014
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Huawei signs contract for Gabon-Congo cable link

Huawei has signed a USD 23 million contract to build the segment of the Central Africa Backbone connecting Congo and Gabon, reports Agence Ecofin. Work on the 520 km fibre cable link is due to begin on 22 December and take 16 months to complete.

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December 16, 2014
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Urgent: ECOFIN meeting conludes with agreements on taxation, banking fund, investment plan

The Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) meeting concluded on Tuesday with agreements on policy at the European Union (EU) level, including enhancing taxation measures, rules for banking resolution fund and how to implement investment plan. Endit

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December 9, 2014
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Tunisia: smooth citrus campaign

(Ecofin Agency) - Tunisia has already collected 440,000 tons of citrus fruits for the current campaign, 85 000 tons more than during the 2013/2014 campaign. According to Mohamed Radhouani who heads the Inter-professional fruits Group (GIF) this performance ...

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December 15, 2014
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Conway High students take top honors at Arkansas Model U.N. Conference

Honorable mention outstanding delegates were: Sidney Freyaldenhoven, representing Syria in the Special Political Committee (SPECPOL); Hadiyah Cummings, representing Syria in the Economic and Finance Committee (ECOFIN); Zach Powers, representing Syria in ...

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December 12, 2014
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ECOFIN Ministers To Consider Taxation Proposals

The meeting of the EU's Council of Economic and Finance (ECOFIN) Ministers will be held in Brussels Tuesday. On the agenda are several legislative proposals in the field of taxation: the Council is due to reach political agreement on the anti-abuse clause ...

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December 8, 2014
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Greek gamble

That gives Greece’s euro zone peers a powerful incentive to help Samaras as much as they can. Today’s Ecofin meeting of all 28 EU finance ministers is due to discuss Ukraine’s dire financing needs. They will also hear from the EU’s energy ...

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December 9, 2014
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Austria committed to structural balanced budget -FinMin in magazine

Asked if that meant Austria could deviate from plans to eliminate its structural deficit by 2016, he said: "No. For this I would need a green light from Ecofin or from (heads of EU governments) or from the European Commission. I am not going to risk ...

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December 15, 2014
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Harris: Ireland has ‘nothing to fear’ from EU tax proposals

At yesterday’s Ecofin meeting of finance ministers, the 11 countries backing the FTT, including Germany and France, failed to reach agreement on the tax, which aims to levy certain financial transactions. Also under discussion were patent boxes ...

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December 10, 2014
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Portugal card payments market was valued at US$111.1Bn in 2013

Portugal´s banking sector was adversely affected by the eurozone crisis. In May 2011, the economic adjustment program was agreed by the Ecofin Council and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board and covers the period between 2011 and 2014.

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December 15, 2014
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Work on Juncker's investment plan will be one of the main tasks of the Latvian presidency

During an ECOFIN meeting in Brussels yesterday, Finance Minister Janis Reirs said that the implementation of the investment plan unveiled by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will be one of the main tasks of the Latvian EU presidency ...

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December 10, 2014
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Exporting apples to Canada marks a major trade milestone for Poland

As Ciara Sutton reports, that and continuing tensions with Russia are the talk of the latest G20 and ECOFIN meetings. Reuters More important, the shipments highlight an important economic pivot for Poland – away from its reliance on stagnant Europe and ...

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December 8, 2014
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ECOFIN meeting conludes with agreements on taxation, banking fund, investment

BRUSSELS, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) meeting concluded on Tuesday with agreements on policy at the European Union (EU) level, including enhancing taxation measures, rules for banking resolution fund and how to ...

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December 10, 2014
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Ministry of Finance says no additional measures to Budget 2015 needed, but report shows otherwise

Indeed ECOFIN welcomed Malta's commitment to implement all the 2015 measures as laid out in the Budget," the Ministry concluded. In reply, author of the article Noel Grima said: "On the contrary, this is the relevant excerpt from the Eurogroup statement ...

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December 11, 2014
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UK report: short shrift for sceptics

“Some respondents suggested that national parliaments should play a greater role in policy-making while tensions between the Eurogroup and the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) need to be managed carefully,” according to the repor

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December 19, 2014
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Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities : & Power Outperforms Comparative Indexes In Full Year

LONDON (Alliance News) - Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities PLC said Friday that it had out-performed comparison indexes in the year to end-September. The company posted a total return on net asset value per share of 26.9%. The company does not measure its ...

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December 19, 2014
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Ecofin Wtr.ord Share Price (ECWO)

John Murray held the position of Chairman at Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities at the time of this trade. Bought a few here. Share price at about 24% discount to Net asset value - cheap. Dividend yield nearly 5.5% per annum good hedge against deflation ...

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December 19, 2014
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Ecofin Water & Power Opps (Ordinary Share) ECWO

Ecofin will provide investment advisory services to the company at a rate of 1.5% of Net Assets, paid quarterly in arrears. Ecofin will be entitled to a performance fee of 15% of the growth in net assets over a hurdle rate of 10%. The performance fee is ...

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December 18, 2014
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EU report listing US$1.6 trillion investment opportunities may spur hydropower development

However, a non-governmental organization opposes the proposed 1000-MW hydropower development. The EU Economic and Finance Ministers (ECOFIN) reviewed the EU Task Force’s Investment report, Dec. 9. The report is being presented to EU heads of state and ...

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December 18, 2014
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Visium Global and Ecofin Vista Go In Opposite Direction

Two long / short strategies went in opposite directions in October. The Visium Global Strategy continued its drawdown, down 3.3 percent net of fees in October, while the Ecofin Vista Long/Short fund, known to capture volatility-based opportunity, benefited ...

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November 25, 2014
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Spain pushes for taxation debate at EU summit

"The EU has to show its ambition. It is what its citizens - given the tax efforts demanded of them - deserve. The upcoming Ecofin and European Council meetings present an opportunity to express these goals clearly and collectively," Rajoy noted. National ...

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December 19, 2014
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EcoFin ministers approve Irish loan extensions

Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem congratulates Ireland on steadfast progress Irish loans set to be extended by seven years, pending approval by EcoFin ministers Ecofin ministers have joined their Eurogroup colleagues in agreeing to lengthen the ...

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April 12, 2013
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Latvia gets Ecofin nod to become 18th eurozone member

EU finance minsters have rubber-stamped Latvia's application to become the 18th country to use the euro. The application for membership had earlier been approved by the European Commission and European Central Bank. The exchange rate has been set at 0 ...

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July 9, 2013
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Ecofin Water & Power Outperforms Comparative Indexes In Full Year

LONDON (Alliance News) - Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities PLC said Friday that it had out-performed comparison indexes in the year to end-September. The company posted a total return on net asset value per share of 26.9%. The company does not measure its ...

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December 19, 2014
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The winning and losing investment trusts of 2014

In the IT Utilities sector, which has just three members, the £40m Premier Energy & Water Trust was the top performer closely followed by the £350m Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities trust. The Utilico investment trust returned 7.95 per cent ...

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December 23, 2014
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Ecofin hopes to break link between banks and governments

On Friday finance ministers will gather in Nicosia, Cyprus, to begin the mammoth task of overhauling the way banks are regulated in Europe. The plan to put the European Central Bank at the helm of a 'super regulator' for all of the Euro currency zone was ...

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Recommendations By Ecofin To Hungary Eased

The EU Council of finance ministers (Ecofin) has adopted recommendations on Hungary’s updated convergence plan, dropping some of the specific proposals, most importantly, a nearly 1% fiscal tightening, while maintaining the rest of the general ...

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June 23, 2014
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Guinea plans to revise telecom licences in 2015

Agence Ecofin reports that he said his office had started drawing up proposals for global and specific licences in an effort to allow telecom companies to evolve towards new technologies. The new licences will mean that Orange, MTN and Sotelgui will be ...

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December 31, 2014
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First day of Ecofin Ministers Meeting held in Athens

This content has not been independently verified. The first day of the Ecofin Ministers Meeting was held in Athens bringing together Economic and Finance Ministers from the member states as well as the Commissioners for Economic and Finance at Zappeion ...

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April 1, 2014
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MTN Guinea opens two more stores

Mobile operator MTN Guinea has opened two new stores in Lambanyi on 30 December 2014 and in Matoto on 31 December 2014, Agence Ecofin reports. The two outlets will offer various MTN services and have a capacity to receive 300 visitors a day. They will ...

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January 2, 2015
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Trust Insider: why Ecofin Water is still a power play

One of my holdings that has been doing well recently is Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities (ECWO). I bought ordinary shares in October 2012 at 118p. They climbed steadily through 2012 but shot up between February and June this year, hitting a high of 175p ...

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September 8, 2014
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Ecofin launches global oil & gas fund

launched the Ecofin Global Oil & Gas Fund. This Cayman registered fund employs a long/short equity strategy, close to market-neutral. It offers monthly liquidity and launched with USD32m of AUM. The Ecofin Global Oil & Gas Fund (the Fund) invests mostly in ...

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Ecofin expands to Australia

Specialist long-only equity thematic investment manager, Ecofin, is setting up in Australia. The launch of specialist fund manager, Ecofin Australia, will be based in Sydney and will seek to capitalise on the diverse global investment opportunities brought ...

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February 8, 2012
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Ireland: 'Knowledge box' patent tax rate expected to be 5%

At the monthly ECOFIN council meeting of EU finance ministers concerning an amendment of the Parent Subsidiary Directive and the Directive covering the automatic exchange of information, the Netherlands expressed concerns about the definition of ...

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January 14, 2015
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Togolese govt delays Maroc Telecom's Moov Togo acquisition

Agence Ecofin reports that the government is also requesting that Etisalat pay an outsanding XAF 1.33 billion fine it set in September last year over the licence violation. Etisalat and Maroc Telecom have 5 months to finalise the necessary conditions for ...

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January 14, 2015
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DIARY- Top Economic Events to Jan 27

TUESDAY, JANUARY 27 BRUSSELS - Meeting of Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN). CALGARY, Canada - Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins addresses the Canadian Association for Business Economics in Calgary - 1920 GMT. BRATISLAVA ...

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January 14, 2015
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Hollande will ‘use FTT to fight climate change’

The President has asked Michel Sapin, the French Finance Minister, to "assemble the Finance Ministers of the 11 countries" in January, in order to relaunch the project ahead of the Ecofin meeting on 27 January. Michel Sapin will also hold meetings with the ...

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January 8, 2015
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Friday Last Call Update: Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities Closed Fund , HSBC MSCI WORLD UCITS ETF , db x-trackers MSCI Taiwan Index UCITS ETF (DR)

Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities Closed Fund (LON:ECWO) ended the trading session without any gain or loss. The counter began trading at 148.25 and edged higher only till 151.59722. 147.11 acted as the floor of the thin trading range which witnessed ...

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January 9, 2015
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Latvia gets Ecofin nod to become 18th eurozone member

EU finance minsters have rubber-stamped Latvia's application to become the 18th country to use the euro. The application for membership had earlier been approved by the European Commission and European Central Bank. The exchange rate has been set at 0 ...

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Second Day of Informal ECOFIN meetings in Athens

The Second day of the ECOFIN Ministers Meeting was held in Athens, bringing together Economic and Finance Ministers from the member states as well as the Commissioners for Economic and Finance at Zappeion Court in Athens.

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April 2, 2014
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DIARY- Top Economic Events to Jan 30

MONDAY, JANUARY 26 BRUSSELS - Eurogroup meeting. TUESDAY, JANUARY 27 BRUSSELS - Meeting of Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN). WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee holds two-day meeting on interest rates.

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January 16, 2015
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Supporting analyses

Economic Dialogue and Exchange of Views with the President of the Council (ECOFIN) in ECON on 12 and 21 January 2015 16-01-2015 Briefing Summary : Mr Padoan, Italy's Finance Minister takes part in the ECON meeting on 12.1.2015 in his capacity as outgoing ...

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January 14, 2015
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Yahoo UK & Ireland Finance

Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities plc is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Ecofin Limited. It invests in the public equity markets of Europe, North America, and other OECD countries across the globe. The fund seeks to invest in ...

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January 24, 2015
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ECOFIN will discuss the Investment Plan for Europe

On January 27, the Minister of Finance Jānis Reirs will chair the meeting of the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) in Brussels. Latvia’s Presidency of EU Council is planning to present the agenda of the Presidency during the meeting.

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January 26, 2015
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New CEO appointed at Mauritius Telecom

Mauritius Telecom CEO Sarat Lallah has resigned following pressure from unions, Agence Ecofin reports. Employees had held a press conference in late December calling for the coalition government, the Lelep Alliance, to honour its promise to bring in new ...

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January 23, 2015
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Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to meet European Commissioner Juncker on Tuesday

Commissioner Dombrovskis is the European Commission Vice President and Commissioner for Social Dialogue. There will also be an Ecofin meeting on Tuesday. Commissioner Vella is slated to be back in Malta on Thursday and meet a number of Maltese ministers.

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January 24, 2015
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DAX futures continued to race higher

The boost could also be attributed to investors’ hopes that a compromise over Greece’s bailout terms may be found at the regular Ecofin meeting later in the day. EUR/USD recovered a bit on these developments but stayed below our 1.1315 resistance line.

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January 26, 2015
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Greece elections 2015: Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras set for debt stand-off with EU officials

European finance and economy ministers will discuss their response to the election this afternoon at their regular “Ecofin” meeting. Syriza may struggle to get the latest instalment of Greece’s bailout. To do so, it needs to satisfy its three ...

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January 26, 2015
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DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 10

TUESDAY, JANUARY 27 BRUSSELS - Meeting of Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN). ECB Vice-President Vitor Constancio to attend. ** BRUSSELS - European Parliament committee hearing with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and Italian ...

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January 26, 2015
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New EU tax plot despite Sweden criticism

The FTT question, according to Fredrik Kornebäck, press officer at the Swedish Ministry of Finance, will not feature on the agenda at the European finance ministers ' meeting (ECOFIN) scheduled next week in Brussels. He added that it was not an issue ...

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January 22, 2015
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Noonan says debt conference on Greece not necessary

“I don’t think it’s necessary yet. Cyprus and Greece and Portugal and Ireland and Spain have all been resolved by negotiations at euro group and ecofin and there’s no suggestion that that model won’t succeed again. I have no doubt even without ...

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January 26, 2015
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Mobile banking: MTN and Ecobank to serve 12 countries

According to the Ecofin news agency, this service will soon be available in Benin, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Liberia, Congo – Brazzaville, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda and Zambia. To measure the scope of this alliance ...

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January 21, 2015
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Greek election: Reaction to Syriza's victory - live updates

“I don’t think it is necessary yet. Cyprus, Greece, Portugal, Ireland and Spain have all been resolved by negotiations at eurogroup and Ecofin (meetings of finance ministers). There is no suggestion that model will not work again.” 14.10 Tsipras ...

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January 26, 2015
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ECOFIN Discusses Investment Plan For Europe, New Rules To Prevent Money Laundering

On Monday, January 27, in Brussels, the Minister for Finance, Jānis Reirs chaired the meeting of the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) in Brussels. The Council discussed the Investment plan for Europe, financial assistance to Ukraine, new ...

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January 27, 2015
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Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at ECOFIN press conference

Thank you Janis. I congratulate you on the success of the first Ecofin Council under the Latvian Presidency. I am confident this Presidency will deliver many positive achievements in the weeks and months to come. Our discussions today covered the economic ...

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January 27, 2015
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Taoiseach rejects Greek call for European-wide debt conference

"The (Greek) prime minister indicated Greece is prepared to negotiate and the forum for negotiation is the eurogroup and the Ecofin meeting," Mr Kenny told the Dáil. "That's the place where the question of debt is discussed, dealt with and can be changed."

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January 28, 2015
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Schaeuble says states should not contribute to EU investment fund

“We are not in favour of national government contributions to the fund,” Schaeuble told a public debate on the investment fund at the Ecofin council of EU finance ministers. However, he said that Germany could indirectly contribute through state-owned ...

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January 27, 2015
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EC rejected Romania’s request to supplement the budget for defence by 2.1 billion lei

‘Despite the discussion which took place last year at the level of the Ecofin ( the council of ministers of finances) the commission refused to accept a solution referring to supplementary expenditure for defence in the discussions referring to the ...

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January 29, 2015
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Kenny rejects debt conference call

"The (Greek) prime minister indicated Greece is prepared to negotiate and the forum for negotiation is the eurogroup and the Ecofin meeting," Mr Kenny told the Dail, Dublin's parliament. "That's the place where the question of debt is discussed, dealt with ...

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January 28, 2015
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German ambivalence on contributions to EC’s €31bn investment fund

“We are not in favour of national government contributions to the fund,” Mr Schäuble told his European counterparts at the Ecofin meeting of EU finance ministers yesterday in Brussels. The EU investment fund announced by the Jean-Claude Juncker ...

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January 28, 2015
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“Solidarity should not replace necessary decisions”, Schäuble tells MEPs

"Risk sharing and sovereignty sharing are linked" “’Risk sharing' and 'sovereignty sharing' are linked”, said Mr Schäuble, quoting Commissioner Dombrovskis at Monday’s ECOFIN Council meeting. “Sharing risks would require changes to the treaty ...

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January 27, 2015
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Romanian Finance Minister asks EC to reevaluate medium-term budget targets

On Tuesday, January 27, he requested the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) to reevaluate the MTO for four years, reports local Mediafax. Valcov also asked the European Commission to start talks with the EU Member States to reevaluate the MTO ...

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January 29, 2015
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Wara lifts Onatel credit rating supervision

The period opened at the end of October 2014, in the wake of a political crisis that led to the departure of former president Blaise Campaore, reports Agence Ecofin. The Wara has also confirmed Onatel's long-term notation at the previously lowered level of ...

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January 29, 2015
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No more stress tests for Irish banks this year, says ECB

However, an ECB source, speaking at the margins of a meeting of economic and finance ministers (EcoFin) in Brussels, said no decision had been made on the timing of the next stress tests, but it is highly unlikely they would be held this year on the basis ...

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January 28, 2015
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Romania asks ECOFIN for a 4-year span re-assessment of MTO calendar

The Minister of Public Finances, Darius Valcov has announced on Wednesday that he has asked for a re-assessment of the Medium Term Objective (MTO) calendar on a 4-year span to the ECOFIN reunion. 'I've asked on Romania's behalf for a re-assessment of the ...

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February 2, 2015
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TDs call for debt conference to help ‘dig Ireland out of hole’

The Taosieach told the Dáil that such issues will be debated at Eurogroup and Ecofin meetings by European finance and economic ministers. Kenny said he wished Tsipras and his government “well in the challenge that they face”. Yesterday, Tsipras ...

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February 3, 2015
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Taoiseach rejects Greek call for European-wide debt conference

“The (Greek) prime minister indicated Greece is prepared to negotiate and the forum for negotiation is the eurogroup and the Ecofin meeting,” Mr Kenny told the Dáil. “That’s the place where the question of debt is discussed, dealt with and can be ...

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January 28, 2015
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ECOFIN WATER & POWER OPPORTUNITIES PLC

Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities Plc is a closed-end investment trust which offers investments to the global utilities sector.The company invests in the equity and equity-related securities of utility and utility-related companies.Its investment ...

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January 23, 2015
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Luxembourg association warns of 'nightmare' individual FTT proposals

Negotiations between backers at the fringes of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) of finance ministers stalled last year over disagreements on how wide the levy’s base would be and how it should be collected. Supporters include France ...

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January 27, 2015
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Google plans to launch ISPs in DRC, Congo - report

Agence Ecofin reports that Google hopes to provide broadband access in Kinshasa at launch to help the country the most efficiently possible in its economic development. Deme already discussed a smiliar project with the Republic of Congo's PTT minister ...

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February 5, 2015
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CAPITAL GEARING TRUST PLC - Portfolio Update - January 2015

CAPITAL GEARING TRUST P.L.C. (the 'Company') Monthly Portfolio Update Capital Gearing Trust P.l.c. announces that, as at 30 January 2015, it held the following investments in other listed closed-ended investment funds, which do not have a stated investment ...

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February 5, 2015
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Copper support retested, it generally held – some room for optimism – METALS MORNING VIEW

Later we get a preliminary reading for UK GDP, mortgage approvals and index of services. There is an Ecofin meeting and US data includes durables goods orders, house prices index, flash services PMI, consumer confidence, new home sales and Richmond ...

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January 27, 2015
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Company Overview of Ecofin Limited

Ecofin Limited is a privately owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to pooled investment vehicles. It also caters to institutional and corporate clients, high net worth individuals, banking or thrift institutions, and pension ...

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February 6, 2015
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Euro is a marriage with no divorce option

Alexis Tsipras is due to meet Angela Merkel, German chancellor, and early next week the regular monthly meetings of the Eurogroup and Ecofin, the council of the EU28 finance ministers, will also discuss Greek demands. “I don’t think that there should ...

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February 11, 2015
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MBS Day Ahead: Important 48 hours for Europe; US Bond Markets Thinking About Support

Eurogroup: the 19 state version of the 28 state Ecofin thing mentioned above. Really, it's just a cool kids club within the Ecofin that gets to vote on stuff that only affects the 19 state Eurozone. There's so much more, but that's enough for today ...

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February 11, 2015
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Orange Horizons opens phone store, web portal in Algeria

Orange Horizons opened its first store in Algeria on 7 February in partnership with telecom distributor Gentech Microsystems, reports Agence Ecofin. The Orange Algerie phone store sells mobiles, tablets and accessories from big brands such as Samsung ...

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February 11, 2015
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Nexttell Cameroon to lose 3G exclusivity – report

Agence Ecofin’s Beaugas-Orain Djoyum stated it was time for Nexttel to reduce its call and data prices, which are the highest in Cameroon because of 3G’s better service quality. Vietnamese-owned Nexttel has been in business since September 2014 ...

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February 11, 2015
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Randgold Shares (RRS) – End of the Short and Sweet Rally

Turning to the markets, the focus is likely to remain fixed on events later in the week, in particular, the Ecofin meeting on Greece tomorrow, the EU summit and the Bank of England’s Inflation Report, both on Thursday. A number of European countries ...

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February 11, 2015
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Chinese CPI disappoints markets, lowest reading in 5 years

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis will ask for EUR10bn in short-term financing at an EcoFin meeting in Brussels tomorrow as it is working on a solution for its current debt woes. The EU agreed on Monday to delay new sanctions against Russia to allow ...

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February 10, 2015
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PREMIER ENERGY AND WATER TRUST PLC - Portfolio Update

Develop 5.8 Renewable Energy Generation 5.6 Huaneng Power International 4.7 Fortune Oil 3.4 Ecofin Water & Power Conv 6.00% 3.3 GDF Suez 3.2 China Everbright Intl 3.1 Enersis 3 SSE 3 At close of business on 31 January 2015 the total net assets of Premier ...

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February 9, 2015
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Delays that Europe Can’t Afford

The upcoming four meetings of the Eurogroup, the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) and the European Council in the next 15 days will be key, but we do not believe they will offer shortcuts to Greece, save some softening of the adjustment.

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February 7, 2015
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Germany's Finance Minister Just Trolled His U.K. Counterpart

The finance ministers of the European Union held their Ecofin meeting in Brussels on Tuesday. On his way into the meeting, U.K. Finance Minister George Osborne said: "We're reaching crunch time for Greece and the euro zone and I'm here to urge all sides to ...

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February 17, 2015
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Finance ministers leave ECOFIN meeting, Dijsselbloem still hopeful

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has left the meeting of European Union (ECOFIN) finance ministers and is now back at his hotel, according to a report from Sky News' Ed Conway. He is scheduled to leave for Athens tonight, Conway points out.

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February 17, 2015
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Gabon Telecom appoints new CEO

Maroc Telecom subsidiary Gabon Telecom has appointed Abdelhalim Kounanto take over as CEO from Lhoussaine Oussalah, who has served for several years in the post, Agence Ecofin reports. Oussalah will take up another role in Cote d'Ivoire. The appointement ...

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February 18, 2015
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Varoufakis: “The next step will be a responsible step”

The Minister of Finances Yanis Varoufakis announced that “the next step will be a responsible step” as he arrived at the EcoFin council meeting in Brussels on Tuesday morning. Mr. Varoufakis noted that Europe would continue to debate in order to ...

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February 17, 2015
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Statement by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference

The Latvian Presidency is navigating Europe through challenging times and I wish you every success. Today we had fruitful discussions on some of our foremost priorities, ranging from the Investment Plan for Europe, EU budgetary issues to the next steps in ...

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February 17, 2015
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PES Party of European Socialists : Finance Ministers meet ahead of the ECOFIN Council to discuss the promotion of investment projects in Europe

The Finance Ministers of the Party of European Socialists (PES) met today at the PES Headquarters in Brussels in preparation of the ECOFIN Council meeting. The Ministers exchanged their views with regards to the ECOFIN Council agenda and in particular the ...

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February 17, 2015
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Brussels warns Tsipras there is no 'Plan B'

But there is no sense in speculating over what will happen," he stated after the Ecofin meeting. "All of us want the eurozone to stay together... but everyone must do their part and it's a decision that's up to Athens alone," he added. A reply was ...

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February 17, 2015
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The possible outcome of a ‘Grexit'

there was an Ecofin meeting and the consensus of the day was that the ECB are very unlikely to pull the plug on emergency funding for Greek banks which created more uncertainly as to what is going to happen next. Other than the above fundamentals ...

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February 18, 2015
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Greek talks 'not very useful': Padoan

Pressure was mounting to agree a deal on Tuesday as an Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) meeting wrapped up. "If this programme is not concluded in an orderly manner a difficult situation will ensue...But there is no sense in speculating over ...

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February 17, 2015
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U.S. stocks under pressure; S&P 500 off record levels

Finance ministers from the full European Union, known as Ecofin, were meeting on Tuesday, and a new meeting of the Eurogroup, a smaller group of eurozone finance ministers might be scheduled for Friday. Read: These 5 charts explain the latest Greek drama ...

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February 17, 2015
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MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Under Pressure; S&P 500 Off Record Levels

Finance ministers from the full European Union, known as Ecofin, were meeting on Tuesday, and a new meeting of the Eurogroup, a smaller group of eurozone finance ministers might be scheduled for Friday. Read: These 5 charts explain the latest Greek drama ...

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February 17, 2015
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EU talks tough to Greece after debt talks collapse

20.30 Negotiations are set to continue tonight and tomorrow, if Mr Varoufakis is to be believed. Tomorrow will see the convening of the Ecofin meetin of finance ministers in Brussels. 20.20 Two very different messages coming from Greece and the Eurogroup ...

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February 15, 2015
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Precious metals suffer losses, gold price last

There is also an ECOFIN meeting taking place – see table below for more details. The precious metals are consolidating, but are doing so on a back foot, with the slightly stronger dollar weighing on prices. That said, given the geopolitical situation ...

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February 17, 2015
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Greek bailout: Athens will ask for loan extension today - live updates

Britain’s chancellor raised hackles at yesterday’s Ecofin meeting in Brussels, by asking fellow European Union finance ministers what alternative arrangements were being drawn up in case Greece ran out of funds. Bloomberg reports that this went down ...

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February 18, 2015
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ANSAmed - Today's events in the Mediterranean

FEBRUARY 17 LISBON - visit by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini PRISTINA - anniversary of Kosovo's declaration of independence BRUSSELS - EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) meeting BRUSSELS - European Investment Bank (EIB ...

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February 17, 2015
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Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities : Holding(s) in Company

2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes): An acquisition or disposal of voting rights An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which ...

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February 20, 2015
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Tunisia could have commercial 4G by end-2016 - minister

Agence Ecofin writes that LTE is viewed as a key component of the very high-speed broadband services Tunisian citizens must access fully to guarantee the success of the Digital Tunisia, national development strategy.

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February 18, 2015
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Labour quizzes chancellor over knowledge of HSBC's Swiss subsidiary conduct

Osborne spent Tuesday at a meeting of the European finance ministers Ecofin discussing the Greek eurozone crisis. In a letter, the shadow chancellor asked whether the selective prosecutions by HMRC were approved by the Treasury. He pointed out that ...

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February 16, 2015
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Mr Juncker has forgotten the social dimension in the EMU paper

The better use of the social indicators would be a step in the right direction. Although the ECOFIN Council on 13 February acknowledged “the Commission’s intention to consider further the role of social indicators”, it also stresses that “the use ...

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February 20, 2015
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Greece may request extension of loan

“The ball is in the camp of the Greek government,” EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici told journalists on the fringes of yesterday’s ecofin finance ministers’ meeting. Drug giant Shire facing possible tax bill of €480m

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February 18, 2015
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U.S. stocks: Greek deadlock hits futures

Finance ministers from the full European Union, known as Ecofin, were meeting on Tuesday, and a new meeting of the Eurogroup, a smaller group of eurozone finance ministers might be scheduled for Friday. Read: These 5 charts explain the latest Greek drama ...

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February 17, 2015
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Statement by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference

The Latvian Presidency is navigating Europe through challenging times and I wish you every success. Today we had fruitful discussions on some of our foremost priorities, ranging from the Investment Plan for Europe, EU budgetary issues to the next steps in ...

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February 22, 2015
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Camtel supports Sotel Chad fibre rollout

Cameroon Telecommunications (Camtel) and Telecommunications du Tchad (Sotel Chad) have signed a technical and cooperation agreement, Agence Ecofin reports. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Camtel will support Sotel technicians' fibre ...

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February 23, 2015
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Dividends due

Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities PLC 1.8125p, Ediston Property Investment Company PLC 0.4583p, F&C Commercial Property Trust Ltd. (New Co.) 0.50p, Greencoat UK Wind PLC 3.08p, Henderson International Income Trust PLC 1.10p, IG Group Holdings PLC 8.45p ...

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February 24, 2015
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Key events ahead: Greece headlines and Yellen’s testimony in focus – NAB

We shan’t know at least until.” “Tuesday evening after EcoFin again convene to consider it, which means Wednesday morning in APAC and by which time we will also have had the first of Fed chair Janet Yellen’s Congressional Testimonies. These events ...

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February 23, 2015
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EU surcharge cut claim false: study

Days later, Mr Osborne emerged from an Ecofin meeting with fellow EU finance ministers to declare that Britain would pay just £850 million, telling reporters: "We have halved the bill ... it's a result for Britain." However, a new Treasury Committee ...

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February 27, 2015
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ECOFIN Economic and Financial Affairs Council : Speech by President Tusk to the European Parliament on February European Council

It is a pleasure to be with you again after this month's meeting of the European Council. The main purpose of informal summits is to discuss and consult, not to negotiate. Our meeting was short and the outcome quite concise. It took place against the ...

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February 25, 2015
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EC initiates the macroeconomic imbalance procedure for Romania

EC is making these recommendations to the Council of the European Union. They are expected to be discussed at the Council of Economic and Finance (ECOFIN) Ministers meeting in March. In March, the Commission will organize another round of bilateral ...

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February 26, 2015
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EU gets close to finish reform recommendations for member states

In the case of France, the Commission will issue shortly a recommendation setting a new deadline to correct its excessive deficit. This recommendation is set to be adopted at the next ECOFIN Council meeting.

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February 26, 2015
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DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 12

EHIME, Japan - Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso speaks - 0100 GMT. BRUSSELS - Meeting of Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN). HOBART, Australia - RBA Assistant Governor Christopher Kent speaks at the National RSL Clubs Conference ...

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February 26, 2015
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EU ministers meet in Brussels - as it happened

Read the full story on that here. The Greek situation was not on the agenda at today’s Ecofin meeting, but it was impossible for ministers to escape the subject while agreement on Greek reforms has yet to be reached. Dijsselbloem, eurogroup president and ...

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March 10, 2015
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Belgium withdraws 'controversial' Waterloo coin under French pressure, but has a plan B

"The French have the support of some major European countries. If it would come to a vote in Ecofin or the European Council of Ministers, France would win the vote anyway", a statement said. This is not the end of the story for Belgium though. Adyns told ...

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March 14, 2015
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ECOFIN Economic and Financial Affairs Council : Trade in services agreement: negotiating mandate made public

The Council decided on 10 March 2015 to declassify the mandate given to the Commission to negotiate an international agreement on trade in services. The decision reflects a growing public interest for this plurilateral agreement, which is currently being ...

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March 10, 2015
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Meet the 2015 SGI E-Board candidates: Andy Chang, CORE presidential candidate

Chang, who is a junior, has served as vice president of Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor Society), co-chair of the SGI Budget Committee and president of the Economics and Finance Society (EcoFin) where he enacted great changes. He attributes his ...

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March 12, 2015
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European stocks slip with Greece denting trading mood

Technical talks on the economic measures will begin on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Ecofin — the group of European Union finance ministers — met in Brussels for an ordinary meeting. ECB’s cash injection: While grappling with Greece, investors also monitored ...

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March 10, 2015
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Moscovici Speaks of ‘Balanced Decisions’ in Monday’s Eurogroup

Arriving at the ECOFIN meeting, he stressed the need for the list that Greece presented to be implemented through legislative proposals and executive decisions. He also claimed these were actions on a political and technical level that will be carried out ...

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March 10, 2015
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Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference

First of all I would like to congratulate the Latvian Presidency for its strong support to ensure today's agreement on the Regulation to set up the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). And I very much welcome the decision of Italy to contribute ...

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March 10, 2015
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George Osborne to avoid post-election cuts debate by ducking out of Treasury Questions finale

Osborne will be attending the Ecofin meeting of EU finance ministers instead. Shadow chancellor Ed Balls only learned Osborne would not be answering questions from him and other MPs late yesterday evening. The EU meeting is a long standing commitment ...

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March 10, 2015
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Schäuble makes insulting remarks about Varoufakis

The German Minister of Finances Wolfgang Schäuble warned that Greece must implement the terms of the program agreement in order to receive any further funding, in the press conference that followed the Ecofin council on Tuesday. When asked to comment on ...

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March 11, 2015
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Court warns Gabon Telecom staff against further action

A Gabonese court has issued a warning to striking employees at Gabon Telecom against any further action against the company’s network during their labour action, Agence Ecofin reports. According to the court, anyone who vandalises the operator’s ...

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March 13, 2015
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World Week Ahead: Seeking More Indications of Fed’s Policy Intentions

EUROZONE: Time N/A. Council of the European Union’s ECOFIN meeting of EU finance ministers continues. WEDNESDAY CHINA: Time N/A. National People’s Congress continues in China CHINA: 1:30 a.m. EST. (1:30 p.m, Beijing) –February fixed assets investment.

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March 9, 2015
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Malta welcomes the European Commission’s revised assessment of draft budgetary plans

During the ECOFIN meeting held on Tuesday 10th March, the Minister also joined his colleagues in Council in supporting the Presidency's text on the Investment Plan for Europe (the so-called ‘Juncker Plan’). Minister Scicluna stated that many of the ...

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March 10, 2015
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Impatient euro zone tells Greece to get on with it

All 28 EU finance ministers hold an Ecofin meeting in Brussels today. On the agenda are the decision to give France a further two years to meet EU budget deficit limits which has caused some disquiet about the bloc’s big beasts getting different ...

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March 10, 2015
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Progress on economic policy and investment - geopolitics discussed

The Commissioners had an exchange of views on the latest economic developments following yesterday's Eurogroup meeting and today's Council meeting on economic and financial affairs (ECOFIN). The members of the Commission also discussed the latest ...

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March 10, 2015
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US Rate Hike and Greece Jitters Put Downward Pressure on European Stocks

Meanwhile, Ecofin — the group of European Union finance ministers — met in Brussels for an ordinary meeting.

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March 10, 2015
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ECOFIN Economic and Financial Affairs Council : Ukraine: Council approves €1.8bn in loans

The Council adopted on 31 March 2015 a decision providing a maximum of €1,8 billion in further macro-financial assistance to Ukraine. The aim is to support economic stabilisation of the country and a substantive reform agenda, contributing to its balance ...

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March 31, 2015
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EWG gives Greece a deadline to present reform proposals

The euro-area technical experts gave Greece a deadline of 6 working days to present reform proposals, in order to reach a funding agreement with the official lenders at the upcoming Ecofin meeting on April 24. An EU spokesman suggested yesterday that some ...

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April 9, 2015
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CAPITAL GEARING TRUST PLC - Quarterly Portfolio Update

CAPITAL GEARING TRUST P.L.C. (the 'Company') Quarterly Portfolio Update In accordance with Listing Rule 15.6.8, the Company announces that as at 2 April 2015, it had the following investments in other listed closed-ended investment funds, which do not have ...

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April 9, 2015
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Moroccan MNOs to offer free Wi-Fi in Casablanca

Maroc Telecom, Meditel and Inwi have signed an agreement to offer free Wi-Fi in Casablanca until the end of the year, Agence Ecofin reports. The service will be enjoyed by residents and tourists alike, with hotspots at places including the Arab League Park ...

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April 7, 2015
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Mattel seeks to renew 2G/3G licence

Mauritanian operator Mattel, a Tunisie Telecom subsidiary, seeks to renew its 2G/3G licence, as reported by Agence Ecofin. The company is the currently subject of a potential majority sale to Orange. Mauritania has two other operators, Maroc Telecom’s ...

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April 8, 2015
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Comment: Stay calm on Isa investment

Another on my shortlist would be Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities, a £475 million trust that aims to achieve a high, secure dividend yield and “to realise long‐term growth while taking care to preserve shareholders’ capital.” It has not been a ...

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March 29, 2015
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Eurogroup denies giving new ultimatum to Athens

The next meeting for the 19 finance ministers of the Eurogroup, which is led by the Netherlands' Jeroen Dijsselbloem, is scheduled to be held on April 24 in Riga, during the meeting prior to Ecofin's informal meeting. "Before that, we don't expect anything ...

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April 9, 2015
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Mali Considering Issuing a 4th Mobile License

The Agence Ecofin news agency reported that the government has decided that it will push ahead with the fourth license as soon as the exclusivity period expires. The country currently has two mobile networks, Orange and SOTELMA.

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April 8, 2015
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“Eurogroup is dominated by Schäuble and he will not agree to any recovery measures”

Holland’s view is even harsher. “There is absolutely no room in the Eurogroup, Ecofin doesn’t count. The Eurogroup is dominated by Schäuble and he will not agree to any recovery measures on the agenda”, added Holland, who believes that current ...

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April 2, 2015
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CAPITAL GEARING TRUST PLC - Portfolio Update - March 2015

CAPITAL GEARING TRUST P.L.C. (the 'Company') Monthly Portfolio Update Capital Gearing Trust P.l.c. announces that, as at 31 March 2015, it held the following investments in other listed closed-ended investment funds, which do not have a stated investment ...

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April 8, 2015
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Latvian Presidency launches the EU 2016 budget drafting process by leading a political trialogue

Therefore, the Minister for Finance Jānis Reirs reminded about the budget drafting guidelines approved by the ECOFIN Council on 17 February and noted that the next year’s budget should reflect actual needs and the process of budget approval should be as ...

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April 6, 2015
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Sonatel managers criticise end of LTE pilot

The association of managers of Senegalese operator Sonatel (Orange Senegal), Acson, has criticized the telecom ministry’s decision to end of Orange’s LTE pilot, suddenly and without explanation, as reported by Agence Ecofin. Acson has also questioned ...

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April 13, 2015
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Top ten questions about hung parliaments

If decisions cannot be deferred, the government must consult the opposition parties, as Alistair Darling did the weekend after the 2010 election when he attended the ECOFIN meeting on 9 May. 9. What happens to ministers who lose their seats? They remain ...

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April 13, 2015
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Cote d'Ivoire starts One Citizen, One Computer programme

Cote d'Ivoire's government has provided the first 208 computers and tablets to 32 organisations, universities and schools one month after announcing its 'One citizen, one computer plus an internet connection' project, Agence Ecofin reports. ICT minister ...

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April 12, 2015
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Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities : Result of AGM

The Company confirms that at today's Annual General Meeting ("AGM") all resolutions set out in the Notice of the Meeting were duly passed. A copy of all resolutions passed as Special Business at the AGM has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism ...

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March 16, 2015
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ECOFIN Economic and Financial Affairs Council : EU budget: Council preserves funds for promoting growth and jobs

Certain EU budgetary commitments not used in 2014 will still be available to support investment to stimulate growth and create jobs in the years 2015-2017. This is what the Council decided on 21 April 2015 by revising the EU's multiannual financial ...

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April 21, 2015
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Flying the flag, making the money

It’s certainly symbolic of the EU today! To celebrate the thirty year flag, ECOFIN, that merry band of funsters, are holding a competition. You vote for one of five undistinguished designs for a €2 coin, to be issued by whoever remains in the Eurozone ...

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April 22, 2015
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DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 4

FRIDAY, APRIL 24 RIGA, LATVIA - Informal meeting of Ministers for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) (to April 25). TOKYO - Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso speaks on the long-term prospects for Asia's economy hosted by the Securities ...

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April 22, 2015
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Axione wins Gabon fibre backbone contract

Agence Ecofin reports that a submarine cable will be laid between Libreville and Port-Gentil, with backhaul networks in each city. The terrestrial fibre will mainly run along the railway line connecting Libreville and Franceville, then on to Lekoko on the ...

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April 16, 2015
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CALENDRIER du 20 au 26 avril 2015

Mr Jonathan Hill in Riga (23-25/04): attends the Informal meeting of Ministers for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN); delivers a speech at the Eurofi High Level seminar. Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska is inLuxembourg where she will deliver a keynote speech ...

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April 17, 2015
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A Threat of Sanctions Hangs over France and Croatia

Quite expectedly France was a central issue during the one-hour and a half hearing in Brussels as several MEPs expressed doubts regarding the decision of the Commission, supported by the council of finance ministers (ECOFIN) France to be given another two ...

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April 16, 2015
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Mark Dawson: The conditions for another rupture of the eurozone are there

Think about the distinction between the Eurogroup and the Ecofin. That is threatening to the UK because the Ecofin is going to be more and more dominated by the eurozone finance ministers. It's interesting that the UK has been trying to argue for certain ...

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April 22, 2015
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DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 5

FRIDAY, APRIL 24 RIGA, Latvia - Informal meeting of Ministers for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) (to April 25). TOKYO - Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso speaks on the long-term prospects for Asia's economy hosted by the Securities ...

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April 24, 2015
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Belgian Fast Food ‘Quick’ to Open Two Restaurants in Morocco

The plans are in collaboration with Ténor Group, a holding company that operates in the field of services such as insurance and distribution, African Economic Information Agency Ecofin reported. The announcement was made by Quick CEO, Cedric Dugardin ...

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April 22, 2015
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The Greek economy at the crossroads: the challenges of entrepreneurship – debate during the Employers' Group meeting

Mr Vassilios Korkidis, President of the National Confederation of Hellenic Commerce (NCHC) and Mr Michalis Mitsopoulos, Vice-President of the ECOFIN Committee of BUSINESSEUROPE and economist at the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises, delivered ...

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April 23, 2015
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ECOFIN Economic and Financial Affairs Council : EU-US agreement on reinsurance: Council agrees to negotiations

The Council on 21 April 2015 issued a mandate to the Commission to negotiate an agreement with the United States on reinsurance. The mandate consists of a decision authorising the opening of talks and directives for the negotiation of the agreement.

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April 21, 2015
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A Conflict Is Emerging in EU around Juncker's Plan

This becomes clear from the differences in the negotiating stances of the two parties. The economic and financial affairs council (ECOFIN) has approved its position in the beginning of March and the economic and budget committees of the European Parliament ...

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April 22, 2015
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CALENDRIER du 20 au 26 avril 2015

Mr Jonathan Hill in Riga (23-25/04): attends the Informal meeting of Ministers for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN); delivers a speech at the Eurofi High Level seminar. Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska is inLuxembourg where she will deliver a keynote speech ...

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April 17, 2015
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Moroccan operators win telecom fraud case

Former Inwi CEO Karim Zaz has been found guilty of telecom fraud by a Senegalese court in a case brought by Maroc Telecom, Meditel and Inwi, Agence Ecofin reports. Zaz was sentenced to a 5-year prison term and ordered to pay a fines of MAD 20,000 and MAD ...

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April 15, 2015
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Ecofin: surviving without Neil Woodford

When Neil Woodford sold his 30% stake in Ecofin Water and Power the trust’s managers saw it as a buying opportunity. Bernard Lambilliotte, chief investment officer at Ecofin, discusses whether the trust is still a bargain. Lambilliotte said the trust ...

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June 13, 2011
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England-based Ecofin´s Top Three Stock Full of Energy Power

Ecofin is an independent investment management firm based in London and has offices in New York, Hong Kong and Geneva. It specializes in the global utility, infrastructure, alternative energy and environmental sectors. Founded in 1992, it manages ...

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April 24, 2015
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Greece's finance minister channels FDR: 'I welcome their hatred'

REUTERS/Ints KalninsGreek Minister of Finance Yanis Varoufakis attends Eurogroup tour-de-table during informal meeting of Ministers for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) in Riga, Latvia, April 24, 2015. Amid high-level brinkmanship by Greece's ...

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April 26, 2015
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Euro Shrugs Off Greece Deadlock Despite Seemingly Growing Risks

Euro Shrugs Off Lackluster Ecofin Meeting Despite Rising Greece Risks Kiwi Dollar Gains with Bond Yields, Hinting at Bets Against RBNZ Cut Currency markets were largely mired in consolidation mode in overnight trade despite seemingly ominous cues from the ...

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April 27, 2015
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EU Finance Ministers: There is No Other Plan But for Greece to Remain in the Eurozone

The same statement made upon his arrival to Ecofin, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici. The Slovenian Finance Minister Dusan Mramor said that with his reference on Friday for a plan B he did not refer to a possible ...

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April 24, 2015
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Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the inforaml ECOFIN press conference in Riga

It is a great pleasure to address you here in my hometown, Riga. I would like to thank Minister Reirs, and the Latvian Presidency for the flawless organisation of the meetings. Today’s discussion in ECOFIN focused on the state of the economy in Europe.

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April 24, 2015
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Cote d'Ivoire operators owe treasury USD 150 mln - Artci

Cote d’Ivoire telecom authority Artci has put the country’s small mobile operators on formal notice that they owe the state XOF 91.11 billion (approximately USD 150 million) combined, reports Agence Ecofin. The companies concerned are Comium ...

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April 27, 2015
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Latvian PM: If Russia attacks NATO, the treaty will be enforced

Will this be your legacy? I am very happy that on 10 March, EU finance ministers, in ECOFIN, approved the European investment plan in the Council. The European Parliament President Martin Schulz was also present, and he promised that the Parliament would ...

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April 27, 2015
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Romania, Italy sign the Convention on the avoidance of double taxation

Romanian and Italian authorities have signed on Saturday at the ECOFIN reunion in Riga, Latvia the Convention on the avoidance of double taxation regarding the income revenues and on prevention of tax evasion, whose provisions will bring effects as of ...

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April 27, 2015
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EU, Hungary Economy Growing, Says Varga

Hungary has successfully completed structural transformations in its jobs market and tax system, Economy Minister Mihály Varga said after a meeting of Ecofin in Riga. Varga said European Union ministers had reviewed economic progress in the bloc and of ...

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April 27, 2015
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Only well-thought-out structural reforms can put the EU back

We must not delay them,” noted the Finance Minister and current ECOFIN President, Jānis Reirs. The most significant structural reforms should be made to the labour market and business environment to ensure long-term stability and an attractive ...

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April 27, 2015
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Latvian FinMin: EU working so that Greece stays in the eurozone

Whether an agreement will be reached is dependent on the Greek government,'' he said. Reirs said that the Greek matter will not be delayed during today's ECOFIN meeting in Riga. As reported, a Eurogroup meeting and informal meeting of EU ministers of ...

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April 24, 2015
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Bulgaria, Romania to Hold Joint Cabinet Session

These leaves out only finance, sports, justice, culture, defense, and education ministers who are to take part in parliamentary control, along with Deputy PM for Economic Policy Tomislav Donchev (both are part of an ECOFIN meeting in Latvian capital Riga).

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April 24, 2015
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FTSE 100 closes in on record but Merlin Entertainment falls

We’ve also got that EcoFin meeting taking place in Riga this afternoon so any signs of progress with regard to Greece may again be well received. HSBC is up 16.2p at 628.4p as it holds its annual meeting, with a statement including the line that it is ...

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April 24, 2015
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Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities : Replacement:CULS Interest Payment Dates

The following amendments have been made to the 'CULS Interest Payment Dates' announcement released on 28 April 2015 at 13:45 under RNS No 5567L. The ex-date is amended from 7 May 2015 to 23 April 2015. The date on register is amended from 8 May 2015 to 24 ...

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April 29, 2015
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Eurogroup chair to canvas support for extending his term

Thomson ReutersJeroen Dijsselbloem gestures at a news conference during an informal meeting of Ministers for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) in Riga AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The head of the group of finance ministers of countries that use the euro ...

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April 30, 2015
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Tunisie Telecom staff in two-day walk-out, more to follow

Tunisie Telecom employees went on strike on 27 and 28 April to support their demand for improvements in working conditions and salaries, Agence Ecofin reports. The protest actions could increase in the next few days, according to UGTT union secretary ...

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April 30, 2015
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Poland's 2015 Public Finance Gap Positive For Credit--Moody's

"This result is credit positive because it shows a significant improvement in fiscal consolidation and could pave the way for an early exit this year from the Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP) if the ECOFIN Council agrees to deduct the annual cost of the ...

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April 29, 2015
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FTSE 100 closes in on record but Merlin Entertainment falls

We’ve also got that EcoFin meeting taking place in Riga this afternoon so any signs of progress with regard to Greece may again be well received. HSBC is up 16.2p at 628.4p as it holds its annual meeting, with a statement including the line that it is ...

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April 24, 2015
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Tunisie Telecom workers to strike on 12-14 May

Agence Ecofin writes that employees have tried several times to renew dialogue without success. They were hoping for the posts and telecom minister to intervene after their last strike, but he has remained silent. Telecom workers' union representative ...

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May 5, 2015
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Central European Countries Join Forces To Combat VAT Frauds

The talks will continue in Brussels, in May, and at the Ecofin meeting in June, Varga said. Other countries could join the initiative, he added.

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May 5, 2015
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Central and Eastern European countries press for reverse VAT to combat fraud

The talks will continue in Brussels, in May, and at the Ecofin meeting in June, Varga said.Other countries could join the initiative, he added. Visit www.hungarymatters.hu to receive Hungarian news agency MTI’s twice-daily newsletter.

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May 5, 2015
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Globacom bids USD 600 mln for Comium Cote d’Ivoire

The company’s entry into Cote d’Ivoire will serve to extend the Glo brand presence in the West Africa sub-region, something supported by Globacom customers, as reported by Agence Ecofin. It will also allow Globacom to improve its return on investment ...

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May 5, 2015
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ECOFIN Economic and Financial Affairs Council : Payment services: Council and Parliament agree new rules

The Latvian presidency of the Council and the European Parliament on 5 May 2015 reached a tentative agreement on a draft directive aimed at further developing an EU-wide market for electronic payments. The agreement was reached during an informal trilogue ...

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May 6, 2015
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EU to Tell Serbia to Resolve State Companies, End Incentives

Selling or restructuring unprofitable companies “is a key priority that the ECOFIN Council will underline next week,” along with a policy of supporting large foreign investments with subsidies that he said put “a lid on growth and competitiveness.”

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May 7, 2015
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Airtel Gabon customers can register persnal data by SMS

Airtel Gabon customers introduced a system in April which allows customers to register their personal details with the operator by SMS, rather than having to queue at a branch office, reports Agence Ecofin. Telecom regulator Arcep made it mandatory for ...

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May 7, 2015
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Eurogroup's Dijsselbloem: there is a plan B for Greece

Thomson ReutersJeroen Dijsselbloem gestures at a news conference during an informal meeting of Ministers for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) in Riga AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The head of the Eurogroup said on Thursday that Europe is prepared for ...

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April 30, 2015
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How do we decide who forms the next UK government?

If these are unavoidable, it should consult first with the opposition parties: as Alistair Darling did before going to the ECOFIN meeting on 10 May 2010 to discuss the first Greek bailout. Negotiations between the parties The parties have prepared for a ...

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May 7, 2015
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CAPITAL GEARING TRUST PLC - Portfolio Update - April 2015

CAPITAL GEARING TRUST P.L.C. (the 'Company') Monthly Portfolio Update Capital Gearing Trust P.l.c. announces that, as at 30 April 2015, it held the following investments in other listed closed-ended investment funds, which do not have a stated investment ...

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May 8, 2015
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EU Member States should benefit from the Capital Markets Union

Summarising the information about the Capita Markets Union provided by the Ministers and Governors of central banks, the Presidency will prepare draft Council Conclusions so that they could be adopted at the ECOFIN meeting in June. The fight against tax ...

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April 27, 2015
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Greek liquidity fears grow as EU finance ministers meet - live updates

All the latest economic and financial news, including coverage of today’s Ecofin meeting in Brussels and Greece’s ongoing bailout talks Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and ...

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May 12, 2015
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U.K.’s Osborne begins talks with EU on membership

British Finance Minister George Osborne at the Ecofin meeting Tuesday. BRUSSELS—British finance minister George Osborne is having a first exchange with fellow European Union ministers on Britain’s upcoming negotiations with the bloc. The Conservative ...

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May 12, 2015
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ECOFIN To Discuss EFSI, Structural Reforms

The EU's Council of Economic and Finance Ministers (ECOFIN) will convene in Brussels Tuesday. On the legislative work front, the Ministers will discuss the state of play of the Commission's proposal for a Regulation on the European Fund for Strategic ...

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May 11, 2015
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Osborne: We have 'clear mandate' for EU negotiations

Speaking ahead of the Ecofin meeting in Brussels, Mr Osborne said no-one should underestimate the government's determination to improve Britain's relationship with the EU. "We come here with a very clear mandate to improve Britain's relationship with the ...

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May 12, 2015
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European Open – Futures Slide Ahead of UK Data

George Osborne may use today’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) meeting to begin discussions on reforming Britain’s relationship with the E.U. having been given a full mandate by the electorate last week. The FTSE is expected to open 15 ...

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May 12, 2015
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Greece raids IMF emergency account to avoid unprecedented default

At ECOFIN this am to discuss Greek crisis & in margins of meeting start in earnest conversation how we reform Britain's relationship with EU

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May 12, 2015
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Morning MoneyBeat Europe: Gains Hard To Come By With Greece in Spotlight

The markets will be watching today’s ECOFIN meetings for any further official commentary. Sterling is also in the spotlight, still riding the wave which lifted in the wake of last week’s shock Conservative election win. This has left the pound one of ...

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May 12, 2015
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ASX at the close

This will be the key risk event for the sterling this week. Europe will be pinned on any commentary from today’s ECOFIN meetings, which could bring fresh commentary on Greece. EUR/GBP remains one of the more interesting pairs to watch given recent ...

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May 12, 2015
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Malta is sovereign but transparent and cooperative in taxation issues - Finance Minister

In his message, which was recorded as he is currently in Brussels attending the Council of EU finance ministers (ECOFIN) meeting, Minister Scicluna touched upon, inter alia, the multifaceted and fast evolving nature of taxation. Minister Scicluna explained ...

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May 12, 2015
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Sterling continues to gain following election outcome

The only notable event from the eurozone today are the ECOFIN meetings which are attended by finance ministers from all EU member states. The meetings will be heavily scrutinised for any update on the continuing Greek crisis, with the Greek counterpart ...

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May 12, 2015
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Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) Sinks below 1.39 as Greece Makes IMF Repayment, GBP/USD Hits Three-Month High (1.56) on UK Industrial Production

George Osborne is in Brussels on Tuesday for an Ecofin meeting in an attempt to improve the relationship between the UK and EU. Osborne stated: ‘We come here with a very clear mandate to improve Britain’s relationship with the rest of the EU ...

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Greece pays off €750m early but debt talks crawl

European finance ministers are meeting again today at the Ecofin round of talks.

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May 12, 2015
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LONDON MARKETS: FTSE 100 Under Pressure, With EasyJet Sliding

The Ecofin group of EU finance ministers is holding its meeting Tuesday in Brussels. In remarks before the meeting, U.K. Chancellor George Osborne said he had come with a mandate "to improve Britain's relationship with the rest of the EU and to reform the ...

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May 12, 2015
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Scicluna says eurozone must decide how flexible it can be with Greece

On Tuesday Scicluna, who is accompanied by the Finance Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Alfred Camilleri, will join his EU counterparts for a meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN).

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May 11, 2015
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Ecofin Water NAV Underperforms Benchmark Due To Oil Price Fall

LONDON (Alliance News) - Ecofin Water and Power Opportunities PLC Tuesday said its net asset value fell 12% in the first half of the financial year, performing "unfavourably" against its benchmark index due to the fall in oil prices. Ecofin's net asset ...

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May 19, 2015
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ECOFIN Focuses On Investment Plan For Europe And Structural Reforms

Latvian Finance Minister Jānis Reirs chaired on Tuesday the Meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) where Ministers debated macroeconomic imbalances and structural reforms, sustainability of public finances and Investment Plan for ...

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May 12, 2015
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EUR/USD Retreats after US NFP; Dollar Bulls Eye 1.1000

Meanwhile, traders now shift their attention towards the Eurogroup meeting on Monday and EcoFin meeting on Tuesday, with Europe’s finance ministers to discuss Greece’s debts. Technically, the euro is looking pretty weak against the dollar, having ...

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May 11, 2015
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Ecofin Water & Power: Half Yearly Report

The diluted return per Ordinary Share is calculated on the assumption that the CULS is converted at the beginning of the financial period on 30 September, 2014 into additional Ordinary Shares and that earnings reflect the savings in finance costs on the ...

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May 19, 2015
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Commission Treads Thin Ice with the European Semester

As Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis (Latvia, EPP) explained after the ECOFIN meeting last Tuesday (12 May), this year's recommendations focus on "key macro-economic and social priorities that need to be addressed by each Member State in the coming year ...

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May 20, 2015
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Lithuanian FinMin participates in ECOFIN meeting on Strategic Investments

Lithuanian Finance Minister Rimantas Sadzius attended the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) in Brussels on Tuesday. The council discussed the state and progress of negotiations with the European Parliament on the European Fund for Strategic ...

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May 14, 2015
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REPORT: The European Commission just offered Greece a deal

REUTERS/Ints KalninsMinister of Finance of Greece Yanis Varoufakis attends Eurogroup tour-de-table during informal meeting of Ministers for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) in Riga, Latvia, April 24, 2015. Greece's To Vima newspaper has just got the ...

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May 18, 2015
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Vice-President Dombrovskis's opening remarks at the ECOFIN press conference

I would like to highlight just two points from today’s ECOFIN meeting. First, on the European Fund for Strategic Investment: I would like to thank the Minister Reirs and the Latvian Presidency for their commitment to achieve the agreement on the European ...

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May 12, 2015
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FTSE 100 under pressure, with EasyJet sliding

The Ecofin group of EU finance ministers is holding its meeting Tuesday in Brussels. In remarks before the meeting, U.K. Chancellor George Osborne said he had come with a mandate “to improve Britain’s relationship with the rest of the EU and to reform ...

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May 12, 2015
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Malta suggests process by which to distinguish high-risk projects from bad ones

Speaking during the meeting of the EU’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) in Brussels, he pointed out that there could be projects that may also be considered as high-risk by the banks but may be essentially good projects, making it crucial ...

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May 12, 2015
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Tunisie Telecom, unions settle wage dispute

Tunisie Telecom has agreed to give workers a salary increase of at least TND 287 (USD 150) a month in return for the end of industrial action which has harmed the operator's customers for several months, Agence Ecofin reports. Employees will also receive a ...

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May 15, 2015
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ECOFIN Economic and Financial Affairs Council : Council conclusions on the sustainability of public finances in light of ageing populations

The economic and financial crisis has put a significant burden on public finances and has led to rising deficits and debt levels. Ensuring the long-term sustainability of public finances is therefore particularly important at the current juncture.

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May 12, 2015
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ECB's Draghi urges euro zone to unite for economic reform

Thomson ReutersMario Draghi listens at a news conference during an informal meeting of Ministers for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) in Riga ROME (Reuters) - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has urged euro zone countries to unite in the ...

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May 23, 2015
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Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities : Half Yearly Report

• Total Shareholders' funds - net assets attributable to Ordinary and Zero Dividend Preference ("ZDP") Shares - fell by 9.5% and by 8.0% on a total return basis 1 • The net asset value per Ordinary Share fell by 12.0% on a reported basis, and by 10.6% ...

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May 19, 2015
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Minister Scicluna stresses importance of flexibility within set parameters

Minister Scicluna - who is accompanied by the Finance Ministry's Permanent Secretary Alfred Camilleri - later joined his EU counterparts for a meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN).

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May 21, 2015
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Mauritius to install Wi-Fi in all secondary schools

Mauritius ICT minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth has announced that all of the country's secondary schools will soon be connected to the broadband internet through Wi-Fi technology, Agence Ecofin reports. The contract will be put up for tender. Internet ...

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May 21, 2015
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REPORT: The European Commission just offered Greece a deal

Minister of Finance of Greece Yanis Varoufakis attends Eurogroup tour-de-table during informal meeting of Ministers for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) in Riga, Latvia, April 24, 2015. Greece’s To Vima newspaper has just got the scoop on a leaked ...

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May 18, 2015
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Presidency: ECOFIN aims to an agreement on SRM

The Lithuanian Presidency announced that the ECOFIN meeting in 10 December may reach an agreement on key elements of the Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM). On 9 December, the Lithuanian Presidency announced that in the November ECOFIN meeting, the ...

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April 19, 2015
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Benin operators ordered to reimburse overbilled customers

Benin operators Spacetel, Etisalat and Glo have been ordered by telecom regulator Arcep to reimburse consumers for overbilled telecom services, Agence Ecofin reports. The authority said that due to a fault in their billing system, the three companies will ...

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May 25, 2015
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Dividends Due

Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities PLC 1.8125p, Edinburgh Investment Trust PLC 5.15p, Ediston Property Investment Company PLC 0.4583p, Elderstreet VCT PLC 2.50p, EP Global Opportunities Trust PLC 3.30p, F&C Commercial Property Trust Ltd. (New Co.) 0.50p ...

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May 26, 2015
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Improving corporate taxation in the EU

This proposal received unanimous political support from the EU finance ministers at the Informal ECOFIN meeting during Latvian Council Presidency in Riga in April 2015. Presently, the EU member states are discussing the package at technical level with the ...

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May 28, 2015
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Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 12:00 and 13:00

Overall Market Patagonia Gold 2.88 +4.73% Candover Investments 313.38 +0.56% Petroceltic International 120.75 +0.52% Sirius Minerals 24.00 +0.50% Schlumberger 90.92 +0.35% Highland Gold Mining 50.13 -0.99% Ecofin Water & Power Opportunites 145.88 -0.51% ...

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May 28, 2015
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Negotiations on the Regulation for a European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) successfully concluded

Finance Ministers are now expected to approve the Regulation at the ECOFIN Council on 19 June, and the European Parliament plenary vote on the Regulation is now expected to take place on 25 June, allowing the EFSI to be operational by September as planned.

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May 28, 2015
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EIB Believes the European Parliament Does Not Understand EFSI

European Investment Bank (EIB) President Werner Hoyer made a comprehensive summary of the negotiations during the public debate on the issue in the May meeting of the Council of EU finance ministers (ECOFIN) on 11 May. The problematic points are several.

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May 26, 2015
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Lonestar Resources: One Of The Best Oil And Gas Plays For The Downturn

Lonestar has reiterated that they intend to stay within cash flow. Per the annual report, Ecofin Water & Power Oppurtunities and related parties hold 58.83% of the total outstanding shares of Lonestar. Bernard Lambilliotte, Lonestar's most senior director ...

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May 29, 2015
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Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities : NAV Underperforms Benchmark Due To Oil Price Fall

LONDON (Alliance News) - Ecofin Water and Power Opportunities PLC Tuesday said its net asset value fell 12% in the first half of the financial year, performing "unfavourably" against its benchmark index due to the fall in oil prices. Ecofin's net asset ...

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May 19, 2015
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There Will Be No Overhaul of the Euro Area. Just Refreshment

At the moment, there are intensive talks in the group of Sherpas (where the exchange is taking place between the capitals and Brussels) and in the Eurogroup and ECOFIN. The drafting of the second report has started very recently and is still in the early ...

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May 28, 2015
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Camtel picks Huawei for mobile network rollout

Fixed network operator Cameroon Telecom (Camtel) has chosen Huawei equipment to build its national mobile network, reports Agence Ecofin, citing unnamed company sources. The operator was awarded a mobile licence in September 2014. Huawei started using two ...

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May 25, 2015
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EU legislators agree on EFSI regulations

Finance ministers of EU members are now expected to approve the Regulation at the ECOFIN Council on June 19, and the European Parliament plenary vote on the Regulation is now expected to take place on June 24, allowing the EFSI to be operational by ...

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May 28, 2015
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Commission prepares an Action Plan for fairer and more growth-friendly tax systems in Europe

This proposal received unanimous political support from Finance Ministers at the Informal ECOFIN in Riga in April. Member States are now discussing it at technical level with the aim of reaching agreement by the end of the year. In the Tax Transparency ...

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May 28, 2015
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Morocco and Egypt Largest Recipients of FDI in North Africa: report

A re-emergence of North Africa was noted in 2014 with FDI projects up 61% in Egypt and 52% in Morocco, said the report quoted by Swiss agency “Ecofin”. “Morocco became the third-largest recipient of foreign investment in Africa in 2014, with 67 FDI ...

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June 8, 2015
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Lonestar Resources - Best Oil And Gas Play For The Downturn

The fundamental thesis for why the reader should be long this stock rests on: The management (Ecofin Resources Directors, Frank Bracken and John Pinkerton) are the entire reason why this business is growing and even thriving in this adverse environment.

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June 8, 2015
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Nexttel attacts 2 million customers in 8 months

Cameroonian mobile operator Nexttel has attracted around 2 million subscribers in the eight months since its launch in September 2014, reports Agence Ecofin. The company ran an ad in the local press celebrating this milestone and launching a sweepstakes.

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June 8, 2015
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Aged to Perfection: The 2015 Ageing Report

These projections have been confirmed by the '2015 Ageing Report: Economic and budgetary projections for the 28 EU Member States (2013-2060)', presented by the European Commission on May 12, at an EU Council for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN).

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June 4, 2015
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State aid: Commission orders Estonia and Poland to deliver missing information on tax practices; requests tax rulings from 15 Member States

Its March 2015 proposal to require Member States to automatically exchange information with each other on their tax rulings was endorsed by Finance Ministers at the Informal ECOFIN in Riga, and technical negotiations are progressing in Council. It should ...

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June 8, 2015
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Adoption of a financial transfer tax

According to the Ecofin press release of 9 December 2014, agreement has yet to be reached in the Council on the proposal for a directive implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of financial transaction tax (6442/13). It is also reported that the ...

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June 1, 2015
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Luxleaks committee to be extended until October

To date, only nine of the 28 member states have responded to a questionnaire about their tax practices, but the special committee will use its extended mandate to meet with EU finance ministers during the next Ecofin council on 14 July, in Luxembourg.

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June 3, 2015
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Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 09:00 and 10:00

Overall Market China New Energy 1.35 +3.85% Sunrise Resources 0.30 +3.45% Solo Oil 0.54 +1.89% Ecofin Water & Power Opportunites 145.25 +0.52% Ted Baker 2869.00 +0.42% Lightwaverf Ord 5p 38.00 -1.30% Plus500 379.63 -0.65% Manchester & London Investment ...

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June 1, 2015
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Algerian minister calls for domestic fibre production

Algeria's new ICT minister, Imane-Houda Feraoun, has announced that the government is considering the domestic production fibre optic cable to reduce its dependency on imports, reports Agence Ecofin. The 2010-2014 five year plan calls for hundreds of ...

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June 12, 2015
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Adoption of a financial transfer tax

According to the Ecofin press release of 9 December 2014, agreement has yet to be reached in the Council on the proposal for a directive implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of financial transaction tax (6442/13). It is also reported that the ...

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June 1, 2015
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Deal vital before Greece spirals out of control

‘This station was reopened not by the government, but by the struggles of its employees,” said Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday. “It’s a celebration of democracy”. Writing from Athens, it’s hard to miss the sense of defiance felt ...

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June 13, 2015
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Economic and Financial Affairs Council configuration (Ecofin)

The Ecofin Council is made up of the economics and finance ministers from all member states. Relevant European Commissioners also participate in meetings. There are also specific Ecofin sessions, attended by national budget ministers and the European ...

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December 9, 2014
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ECOFIN Endorses Agreement Of Regulation For EFSI

On Friday at the ECOFIN Council in Luxembourg, EU Finance Ministers endorsed the agreement for a Regulation on the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) which is at the heart of the Commission's EUR315 billion Investment Plan for Europe.

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June 19, 2015
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ECOFIN meet in Luxembourg

EU finance ministers are meeting in Luxembourg.It comes as talks on a debt-deal for Greece and the euro remain deadlocked. Thursday’s meeting of Eurogroup ministers failed to reach a solution; an emergency summit of the 19 Eurozone leaders has now been ...

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June 19, 2015
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EU's Ecofin endorses lifting of excessive deficit procedure against Malta

Today the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) ratified the Commission’s recommendation that the Excessive Deficit Procedure opened against Malta is lifted, the Department of Information said. The government welcomed this ratification, with ...

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June 19, 2015
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Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference

First of all, I would like to thank Minister Reirs and the Latvian Presidency for its commitment, professionalism and success in steering the Council over the past six months. In today's Ecofin meeting, Ministers endorsed the agreement on the Regulation on ...

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June 19, 2015
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Correction to Germany Aims For Progress on Greece at Ecofin Story

Talks between Athens and its international lenders broke down over the weekend. "Germany Aims For Progress on Greece At Ecofin Meeting Thurs," at 1233 GMT, misstated in paragraph two that talks between Brussels and its international creditors had broken ...

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June 17, 2015
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ECOFIN to extend Crimea sanctions on Friday without debates

The Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the European Union (ECOFIN) that is to held a meeting on Friday in Luxemburg will extend sanctions in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea without discussion. This is stipulated in the materials to the ...

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June 19, 2015
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Tvitec receives the Ecofin Finance Award 2015 with Freixenet, Banco Popular and Real Madrid Foundation

Tvitec received last 8th of June 2015 Titans Award Ecofin Finance. Tvitec received the award for his leadership in the field of glass processing high performance both in Spain and international market. In the social area also they received these awards the ...

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June 18, 2015
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Varoufakis: Greece Submitted a Comprehensive and Credible Proposal to the Eurogroup

“The Greek government presented a broad, comprehensive and credible proposal on Thursday’s Eurogroup that can constitute the foundation of the agreement ,” Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said at the ECOFIN meeting. Varoufakis stressed that the ...

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June 19, 2015
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Malta out of excessive deficit procedure

Malta is officially out of the excessive deficit procedure after the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) today ratified the EDP as proposed by the European Commission. Last May, the Commission recommended that the Council closes the EDP for Malta.

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June 19, 2015
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Germany aims for ecofin progress on Greece

A solution to the dispute between Greece and its international creditors over economic reforms must be found within the scope of the existing bailout program, Germany's finance ministry said on Wednesday, signalling an uncompromising stance toward the cash ...

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June 17, 2015
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Trading plan for June 19

EUR/USD rose above 1.1400 – market forgot about the Greek issue after the FOMC disappointment. Watch the Ecofin meeting headlines on Friday. Resistance for EUR/USD lies at 1.1530 – break higher could confirm an inverse “head-and-shoulders ...

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June 18, 2015
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Our View: Europe’s political will on Greece fading fast

NEGOTIATIONS between Greece and international lenders for a new funding deal have been dragging on since February and have been conducted at every level – at political level among country leaders, at ECOFIN among finance ministers and at technical level ...

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June 16, 2015
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Dollar Bulls Looking For Signs to Add to Positions

As per usual, negotiators are again kicking that ‘can down the road,’ passing the buck to Thursday’s Eurogroup meet ahead of the more formal Ecofin gathering on Friday. Greek matters have led the major Asian and Euro bourses lower, sovereign debt ...

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June 16, 2015
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METALS MORNING VIEW – Metals struggle to hold above support, gold looks brighter

Japan’s all industries activity data climbed just 0.1 percent, German PPI was flat, later we get the EU current account, UK public sector borrowing requirement, there is a Ecofin meeting and FOMC member John Williams is speaking – see table below for ...

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June 19, 2015
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EU lifts excessive deficit procedure on Poland

"By the decision of the EU Council ECOFIN, Poland's excessive deficit procedure was lifted today," the tweet read. "This means that Poland is on the right track of public finance consolidation and limiting excessive debt, which goes along with the economic ...

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June 21, 2015
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ECOFIN focuses on banking structural reform and capital markets union

On Friday, June 19, the Minister for Finance, J?nis Reirs chaired the meeting of the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) in Brussels. During the meeting, the EU Member States expressed their views on the Banking structural reform, Capital ...

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June 22, 2015
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ECOFIN Economic and Financial Affairs Council : Remarks by President Donald Tusk at the press conference of the Euro Summit

I called this summit to put an end to the dangerous uncertainty and to avoid the worst case scenario which means chaotic and uncontrollable Graccident. To do that, I wanted to achieve two things. First, I wanted to inject new dynamism into the negotiations ...

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June 22, 2015
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Speaking notes of Commissioner Jonathan Hill on Bank Structural Reform at ECOFIN meeting

“Enormous progress has been made in the last few months. And I want to pay tribute to the Presidency – for all the time and energy dedicated to this file. As well as to my own services who have worked hand in hand with the Presidency and with all ...

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June 22, 2015
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CEE Macroeconomic and Fixed Income Research

The two present state secretaries, Mr Peter Beno Banai and Mr Gabor Orban stated that additional measures will not be carried out to meet the EcoFin's recommendations we reported about yesterday as Hungary will meet the 1.7%/GDP MTO in 2017, according to ...

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June 23, 2015
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ECOFIN Economic and Financial Affairs Council : Investing in European projects: Council adopts EFSI regulation

Adoption of the text paves the way for new investments to begin in mid-2015. It follows approval by the European Parliament on 24 June, after a compromise was reached between the institutions on 28 May 2015. "In the current economic context, there is a ...

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June 25, 2015
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General Motors (GM), Williams Companies (WMB) NextEra Energy (NEE) Among Ecofin Limited’s Top Q2 Picks

Bernard Lambilliotte’s Ecofin Limited has filed its latest 13F with the Securities and Exchange Commission, giving us an inside look at the equity portfolio of the London, England-based fund as of March 31, 2015. The firm was co-founded in 1992 by ...

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April 23, 2015
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Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities plc Announces GBX 1.81 Dividend (ECWO)

Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities plc (LON:ECWO) announced a dividend on Tuesday, July 28th, Analyst Ratings Net reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 6th will be given a dividend of GBX 1.81 ($0.03) per share on Friday, August 28th.

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July 28, 2015
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Ecofin Water & Power declares dividend

StockMarketWire.com - Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities' directors have declared a third interim dividend for the year ended 30 September in an amount of 1.8125p per ordinary share. The dividend will be paid on 28 August to holders of ordinary shares on ...

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July 28, 2015
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ECOFIN Economic and Financial Affairs Council : Insurance distribution: Council confirms agreement with EP

The Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) on 22 July 2015 approved, on behalf of the Council, an agreement reached with the European Parliament on a directive establishing new rules on insurance distribution. The text recasts and repeals directive ...

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July 22, 2015
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Greek politics and poisonous statistics – an on-going saga

Yet, NSSG did not learn its lessons, or rather, the political interference was relentless. In autumn 2009 the ECOFIN Council requested a new report, this time from the EU Commission, EC, due to “renewed problems in the Greek fiscal statistics” after ...

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July 31, 2015
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Kenya: Kwmb Sells Stake to European Investors

KWMB managing director Mwangi Githaiga said the two investors are Norwegian Microfinance Initiative and Belgium based Ecofin Women Club. "The two investors will own the 25 per cent stake separately which is divided among them almost on an equal basis," he ...

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July 25, 2015
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Three investment trusts for a diversified portfolio

The trust is geared at 11 per cent and has ongoing charges of 1.01 per cent – though it also has a performance fee. Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities Utilities stocks hasn’t exactly been flavour of the month and Jones shares a similar sentiment ...

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July 20, 2015
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Orange, Ecobank launch Orange Money transfers in Cameroon

Orange Cameroon and Pan-African bank Ecobank have signed an agreement marking the launch of financial transactions between Orange Money and Ecobank customers, reports Agence Ecofin. Orange Money customers who are hold an account with Ecobank Cameroon can ...

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July 21, 2015
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ECOFIN Approves €7.1-Billion Bridge Loan to Greece

The Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) approved a 7.1-billion-euro bridge loan to Greece on Friday. The loan will be given through the European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism (EFSM) and is meant to finance Greece’s short-term ...

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July 17, 2015
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Big Interview: Ecofin's co-founder on fracking and life after Woodford

For those who are doubters about the investment potential of alternative energy Bernard Lambilliotte is the perfect answer. He is a Belgian banker whose company Ecofin is where business can successfully meet the environment. Indeed Ecofin, established back ...

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February 17, 2012
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DIRECTOR DEALINGS: Ecofin Water & Power Non-Executive Buys Shares

LONDON (Alliance News) - Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities PLC Wednesday said Non-Executive Director Martin Negre bought 8,361 shares at a price of 138 pence per share Monday. Following this transaction, Negre holds 458,361 shares. The stock was trading ...

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July 8, 2015
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Japan’s Furukawa To Open Fiber Optic Cable Factory in Tangier

A report by the Swiss news agency Ecofin said the Furukawaassembly line for telecoms will be opened in the near future in Tangier. It aims at “offering cable assemblies to telecommunications companies in Africa and in Europe while getting ready to ...

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July 17, 2015
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Insider Buying: Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities plc insider Negre,Martin Buys 8,361 Shares of Stock (ECWO)

Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities plc (LON:ECWO) insider Negre,Martin purchased 8,361 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 8th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 138 ($2.15) per share, for a total transaction of £ ...

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July 8, 2015
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MTN outsources call centres in 7 countries to Ison

The IT services provider Ison has won a contract to handle call centre services for African mobile operator MTN in seven countries, reports Agence Ecofin. The contract covers Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Zambia, Uganda, South Sudan and Swaziland for nearly ...

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August 4, 2015
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Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 12:00 and 13:00

Overall Market Oxus Gold 2.87 +5.13% Quarto Group (The) Inc 215.00 +2.38% African Consolidated Resources Ord 1.25 +1.63% JPMorgan Japanese Smaller Companies 241.25 +0.52% Novae Group 751.75 +0.43% International Ferro Metals 2.25 -2.17% Daniel Stewart ...

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ECOFIN WATER & POWER OPPORTUNITIES PLC

2013 ECOFIN WATER & POWER OPPORTUNITIES P: Transfer of Shares by Related Party 2013 ECOFIN WATER & POWER OPPORTUNITIES P: Half Yearly Report 2013 ECOFIN WATER & POWER OPPORTUNITIES P: Net Asset Value(s) 2013 ECOFIN WATER & POWER OPPORTUNITIES P: Net Asset ...

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July 30, 2015
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Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities plc (ECWO) Plans Dividend of GBX 1.81

Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities plc (LON:ECWO) declared a dividend on Tuesday, July 28th, AnalystRatingsNetwork.com reports. Investors of record on Thursday, August 6th will be paid a dividend of GBX 1.81 ($0.03) per share on Friday, August 28th.

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Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities plc to Issue Dividend of GBX 1.81 on August 28th (ECWO)

Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities plc (LON:ECWO) declared a dividend on Tuesday, July 28th, MarketBeat reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 6th will be given a dividend of GBX 1.81 ($0.03) per share on Friday, August 28th. This represents a ...

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July 31, 2015
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Tigo RDC offers free access to Facebook, internet.org

Mobile operator Tigo DRC has introduced free Facebook access under an internet.org agreement between Facebook and Tigo parent company Millicom, reports Agence Ecofin. Tigo customers must buy a 50 unit top-up to be able to access the DRC's most widely used ...

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August 31, 2015
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TLC: Tunisia, 100-mln plan for broadband service

The Tunisian telecommunications ministry has launched a preliminary study to draft a strategic plan for broadband service across the country and work should begin next year, the Ecofin agency said. Tunisia is one of Maghreb's countries with the highest ...

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August 27, 2015
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Solexel absorbs $95m

The investors at the time of Solexel’s series B round were Spirox Ventures, which acts as Spriox’s investment arm, KPCB, Technology Partners, DAG Ventures, Gentry, Northgate, Ecofin, Oak Hill Investment Management, Westly Group and Univest. It ...

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August 18, 2015
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Australian surf fin made of Balinese beach rubbish tackles ocean pollution

Along the way, they filmed the unlikely journey of a plastic bottle top found washed up on an Indonesian beach to its new use as a component of the innovative ecoFin, ridden in Sydney, Byron Bay and the Gold Coast. Luise Grossmann and Felix Wunner.

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August 16, 2015
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ECOFIN will discuss the Investment Plan for Europe

On January 27, the Minister of Finance Jānis Reirs will chair the meeting of the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) in Brussels. Latvia’s Presidency of EU Council is planning to present the agenda of the Presidency during the meeting.

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January 26, 2015
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African Internet Exchange System opens 12th IX in Mauritius

A new internet exchange point was opened in Mauritius on 31 August, reports Agence Ecofin, one of twelve new facilities in the EU-African Internet Exchange System (AXIS) network of regional and national peering points. The programme for Sub-Saharan Africa ...

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September 2, 2015
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Swala Energy set to exit Zambia

(Agence Ecofin) - Swala Energy an Australia-based company focused on the exploration of hydrocarbons in sub-Saharan Africa has declared that, following an analysis of its assets and operations and as part of its unending cost reduction exercise, it has ...

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August 31, 2015
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Capital Markets Union another obstacle for FTT

As the 11 countries considering the Financial Transaction Tax prepare to finalise the details its details at the next Ecofin Council, many aspects of the tax are still hazy. EurActiv France reports. NGOs have raised concern over how the governments ...

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September 4, 2015
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Tunisia to launch LTE licensing process this month

Agence Ecofin writes that Tunisian consumers are eager for LTE, which is already up and running in nearby Morocco. The 3G market is saturated and Ooredoo Tunisia has complained about a lack of sufficient bandwidth to offer rich data services.

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September 4, 2015
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Mayotte: 7th week of strike for Orange employees

(Agence Ecofin) - Since July 2015, employees of the regional branch of mobile telephone operator Orange Mayotte are on strike. They are outraged at the non-respect by the general management of the company of the agreements signed in May 2015 on the salary ...

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September 1, 2015
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Juncker backs CCCTB plan

“Then we should create some order!” Juncker said that he was keen to see harmonisation of corporate taxes throughout the European Union and suggested that the ECOFIN Council (comprising the finance ministers of the EU member states) should set up a ...

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September 18, 2015
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DIARY-Top Economic Events to Oct 12

LUXEMBOURG - Meeting of Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN). SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia holds interest rate meeting - 0330 GMT. TOKYO - Bank of Japan holds monetary policy meeting (to Oct. 7). WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 LIMA - The ...

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September 30, 2015
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Cameroon bans Sim card street vendors

The sale of Sim cards by street vendors is now illegal under a prime ministerial decree signed on 3 September, Ecofin reports. Operators must open their own points of sale or contract partners with clearly identified stores to sell their Sims. The decree ...

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October 1, 2015
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Grumpy Juncker: ‘Call it EUleaks, not Luxleaks!’

Even so, Europe should press on, he added. As president of the ECOFIN council of EU finance ministers in 1991, Juncker said, he convinced in the face of much opposition all the member states to harmonise VAT and excise duties. Juncker had repeatedly pushed ...

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September 17, 2015
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Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 12:00 and 13:00

Overall Market Seeing Machines 4.88 +2.74% Auto Trader Group Ord 150p Wi 325.95 +0.49% Derwent London 3619.00 +0.40% Chemring Group 223.00 +0.28% Rathbone Brothers 2098.50 +0.21% On The Beach Group Ord 150p Wi 203.50 -1.09% Zoopla Property Group 212.80 -0 ...

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September 23, 2015
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Corporate taxation system has reached its limits, say ministers and MEPs

Luxembourg finance minister and ECOFIN chair Piere Gramegna underlined that fighting fraud and tax evasion is the Presidency’s top priority. "Finance ministers agree that they cannot do without corporate tax revenues and multinational companies should ...

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September 22, 2015
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EUR/USD: Something's got to give

In terms of potential catalysts, traders should monitor today’s US ISM Services PMI report, the Eurogroup/ECOFIN meetings (concluding on Tuesday), ECB President Draghi’s speech in Frankfurt (also on Tuesday), the FOMC meeting minutes (Thursday), and ...

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October 5, 2015
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OECD Beps: Biggest corporate tax reform plan since 1920s

On Monday (5 Oct) the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will present its final Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (Beps) project corporate tax reform proposals and on Tuesday the Ecofin council of EU finance ministers ...

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September 28, 2015
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DIARY-Top Economic Events to Oct 15

LUXEMBOURG - Meeting of Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN). SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia holds interest rate meeting - 0330 GMT. TOKYO - Bank of Japan holds monetary policy meeting (to Oct. 7). WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 LIMA - The ...

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October 2, 2015
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Lonestar Resources Raises Its Guidance And Is Going Full Speed Ahead

LONESTAR'S GROWTH HISTORY § Current Team In Place Since 2012 • Company Originally Funded by Ecofin, UK‐based Private Equity Group From the above presentation, the company built a roughly 30,000 Eagle Ford acre position by farm-ins, bankruptcy ...

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October 1, 2015
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EU: Corporate taxation system has reached its limits

Luxembourg finance minister and ECOFIN chair Piere Gramegna underlined that fighting fraud and tax evasion is the Presidency’s top priority. "Finance ministers agree that they cannot do without corporate tax revenues and multinational companies should ...

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September 23, 2015
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Hardouvelis to preside over Ecofin session in Luxemburg

The Minister of Finances Gikas Hardouvelis will preside over the Ecofin meeting in Luxemburg, where the European ministers of finances will convene to discuss, among others, the 2015 budget. At the top of the Ecofin agenda are changes to the taxation of ...

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June 20, 2014
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ECOFIN will discuss the Investment Plan for Europe

On January 27, the Minister of Finance Jānis Reirs will chair the meeting of the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) in Brussels. Latvia’s Presidency of EU Council is planning to present the agenda of the Presidency during the meeting.

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January 26, 2015
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Amadeus Energy completes Ecofin Energy acquisition, now known as Lonestar Resources

Amadeus Energy (ASX: AMU) has completed its acquisition of UK-based Ecofin Energy and has changed its name to Lonestar Resources. The company’s ticker will also change to LNR on Monday, 7 January 2013, while its financial year end will change from 30 ...

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January 3, 2013
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DIARY-Top Economic Events to Oct 15

LUXEMBOURG - Meeting of Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN). SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia holds interest rate meeting - 0330 GMT. TOKYO - Bank of Japan holds monetary policy meeting (to Oct. 7). WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 LIMA - The ...

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October 4, 2015
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EU commissioner welcomes tax avoidance reform package

We need to move forward decisively with this revolution in tax transparency, and the EU can lead the way - starting with a robust agreement on the automatic exchange of information on tax rulings which I hope we will see at tomorrow's ECOFIN Council.”

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October 5, 2015
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Telma wins wireline, mobile licence in Comoros

Comoros regulator Anrtic awarded the country's second telecom licence to Telecom Malagasy Mobile (Telma) on 1 October, Ecofin reports. The Madagascar operator bid KMF 7.1 billion (approximately USD 16 million) for the new 15 year licence covering both ...

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October 5, 2015
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EU commissioner welcomes tax avoidance reform package

We need to move forward decisively with this revolution in tax transparency, and the EU can lead the way - starting with a robust agreement on the automatic exchange of information on tax rulings which I hope we will see at tomorrow's ECOFIN Council.”

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October 5, 2015
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An interview with George Osborne

Bagehot: And we should expect a precise ask along those lines at the December summit? George Osborne: Well I set out at the Ecofin council last weekend some of the principles that we would want applied around non-discrimination, around the fact that ...

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September 24, 2015
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Algeria: ENIE starts manufacture of solar panels

(Agence Ecofin) - The National Company of Electrical Industries, (ENIE) will soon commission a solar panels and cells manufacturing plant. This was announced by Djamel Bekkara, CEO of ENIE to APS. The plant which will be located in Sidi Bel Abbès ...

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July 22, 2015
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Preparation of Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels, 10 December

The EU's Council of Economic and Finance (ECOFIN) Ministers will take place in Brussels on 10 December at 10.00. The European Commission will be represented by Olli Rehn, Vice President and Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro and ...

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December 9, 2013
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ECOFIN - Economic and Financial Affairs Council : Council conclusions on the Annual Growth Survey 2013

1. WELCOMES the Commission's third Annual Growth Survey, marking the starting point of the 2013 European semester, and AGREES that the five broad priority areas outlined by the Commission on which national and EU level efforts should concentrate in 2013 ...

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December 2, 2013
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All eyes on today's rate announcement from the RBA

Investor attention today will turn to Eurogroup and ECOFIN meetings out of the Eurozone, and trade balance data out of the US, all of which look to have a significant impact on the currency pair. The EUR/USD opens at 1.1184.

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October 5, 2015
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DIARY-Top Economic Events to Oct 19

LUXEMBOURG - Meeting of Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN). SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia holds interest rate meeting - 0330 GMT. ROME - Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio Visco attends a conference at the UN convention against corruption ...

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October 6, 2015
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Tsakalotos travels to London for talks with foreign investors

The Minister of Finances Euclid Tsakalotos has arranged to travel to London after the conclusion of the ECOFIN meeting planned for Tuesday. Aside from meeting foreign investors in the British capital, the Greek Finance Minister will also deliver a speech a ...

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November 10, 2015
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Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities plc Plans Dividend of GBX 1.81 (ECWO)

Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities plc (LON:ECWO) declared a dividend on Tuesday, October 27th, Analyst Ratings Net reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 5th will be paid a dividend of GBX 1.81 ($0.03) per share on Friday, November 27th.

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October 31, 2015
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Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities : CULS Interest Payment Dates

07/08 ECOFIN WATER & POWER OPPORTUNITIES: DIRECTOR DEALINGS: Ecofin Water & Power Non.. 07/08 ECOFIN WATER & POWER OPPORTUNITIES: Director/PDMR Shareholding 06/29 ECOFIN WATER & POWER OPPORTUNITIES: DIRECTOR DEALINGS: Ecofin Water & Power Non..

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October 27, 2015
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Ecofin Water & Power declares dividend

Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities' board has declared a fourth interim dividend of 1.8125p per ordinary share for the year ended 30 September. This will be paid on 27 November to holders on the register at the close of business on 6 November(ex-dividend 5 ...

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October 27, 2015
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MCESD, eNGOs will be represented on Climate Action Board, Environment Minister announces

Until recently, it would have been unthinkable to image ECOFIN as well as the World Bank and the IMF focusing so strongly on climate issues when they have so many purely economic and financial problems on their priority list agenda-wise. Particularly with ...

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October 31, 2015
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Algeria, Spain to begin submarine cable rollout at end 2015

Algeria's post and ICT minister Imane Houda Feraoun has announced that work on the deployment of a submarine fibre-optic cable connection between Algeria and Spain will finally begin at the end of the year, reports Ecofin. The project, which dates from ...

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October 30, 2015
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Deficit ceilings are not political toys

The fiscal exemptions under Juncker’s plan are thus a private party between the Commission and ECOFIN in which policy is made through playing with stringency. One cannot foresee how this political role of fiscal ceilings will develop in the future.

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October 29, 2015
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FinMon Teodorovici to participate in Luxembourg in a meeting of ECOFIN

Romania's Public Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici will participate in Luxembourg on Tuesday in a meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN), the Finance Ministry reports in a press statement released on ...

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October 6, 2015
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Luxembourg: ECOFIN ministers meet to discuss bridge financing

The opening of the special exhibition entitled 'Russia and Germany. From confrontation to cooperation. An exhibition for the 70th anniversary since the end of the WW2,' took place, Wednesday, in Berlin. The exhibition presents the synergies created throug

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November 3, 2015
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Red Cadeaux on the mend after Melbourne Cup injury

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack w The economic and finance ministers of the European Union arrived at the Conference Centre Kirchberg for the meeting of Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) in Luxembourg, Tuesday.

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November 3, 2015
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Bulgaria cabinet approved position ECOFIN sitting

Sofia. Bulgarian government adopted Bulgaria’s position at the sitting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN), which will be held in Brussels on November 10, the press office of the Bulgarian cabinet announced. The finance ministers will ...

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November 4, 2015
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Ecofin Water & Power declares dividend

StockMarketWire.com - Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities' board has declared a fourth interim dividend of 1.8125p per ordinary share for the year ended 30 September. This will be paid on 27 November to holders on the register at the close of business on 6 ...

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October 27, 2015
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Being selective about commodities

With these factors in mind, I have increased exposure to commodities and energy in September in both portfolios via City Natural Resources High Yield Trust (CYN) and via Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities (ECWO) in the Growth portfolio. Having covered them ...

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November 6, 2015
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Climate finance holds key to Paris deal

Geneviève Pons-Deladrière is director of the WWF European Policy Office. The eyes of Europe will be on the ECOFIN Council taking place on 10 November, hoping that ministers will deliver vital signals on climate finance, and embrace a unified position for ...

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November 5, 2015
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A Fiscal Union for Europe: Building Block and Not a Magic Bullet

As long as ECOFIN or the Eurogroup are responsible for such decisions, there is always the danger of mutual forbearance among the member states. This would not change even if there were such a thing as a more stringent European supervisory and sanctions ...

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November 3, 2015
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Lithuania cautious about proposal for single seat in IMF for euro area

The Cabinet on Wednesday is expected to approve Lithuania's position, which is to be stated at a meeting of the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) on November 10th. "We believe that the fragmentation of Europe's representation in the IMF ...

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November 5, 2015
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Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities plc to Issue Dividend of GBX 1.81 on November 27th (ECWO)

Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities plc (LON:ECWO) declared a dividend on Tuesday, October 27th, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 5th will be given a dividend of GBX 1.81 ($0.03) per share on Friday, November 27th.

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October 30, 2015
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Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities plc Declares GBX 1.81 Dividend (ECWO)

Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities plc (LON:ECWO) announced a dividend on Tuesday, October 27th, ARN reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 5th will be given a dividend of GBX 1.81 ($0.03) per share on Friday, November 27th. This represents ...

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October 26, 2015
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Ecofin meeting to speed up capital markets union

This week will be reasonably busy on the corporate results side, with Kingspan, Irish Continental, Permanent TSB, Hibernia REIT, and DCC all out with either interims or quarterly updates. One of the most important events of the week, from an EU perspective ...

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November 9, 2015
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Step forward but no breakthrough seen on EU financial transactions tax

All 28 EU finance ministers meet again on Tuesday in Brussels at the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN).

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November 9, 2015
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Luxembourg: ECOFIN ministers meet to discuss bridge financing

A body of an African man was found after a fire broke out late on Monday in a shelter for refugees in a small town of Saalfeld in Thuringia. Police say the victim was a 29-year-old refugee from Eritrea. The other asylum seekers left a three-storey dormito

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November 3, 2015
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Orange Money leads West African m-banking market

Orange Money is the most popular m-banking application in the West African Economic and Monetary Union, writes Agence Ecofin, citing data from the Central Bank of West African States. Orange Money is the only m-banking service offered in four of the region ...

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November 9, 2015
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Luxembourg: ECOFIN ministers meet to discuss bridge financing

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Vice-Chancellor of Germany Sigmar Gabriel at a meeting in Novo-Ogaryovo, just outside Moscow, Wednesday, to discuss the Syrian and Ukrainian conflicts. Speaking about the Syrian and Ukrainian crises, Gabriel said ...

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November 3, 2015
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Step forward but no breakthrough seen on EU financial transactions tax

All 28 EU finance ministers meet again on Tuesday in Brussels at the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN).

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November 9, 2015
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Daily Market Strategy – Goodbye Samvat 2071! Hope for a somewhat better year

EcoFin Meeting EUR, BRC Retail Sales Monitor - All (YoY) (Oct) GBP, Investment Lending for Homes (Sep) AUD, Home Loans (Sep) AUD, National Australia Bank's Business Confidence (Oct) AUD, National Australia Bank's Business Conditions (Oct) AUD, Producer ...

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November 10, 2015
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Bulgaria finance minister to attend ECOFIN sitting

Brussels. Bulgarian Minister of Finance Vladislav Goranov will attend the sitting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN), which will be held in Brussels on November 10, the press office of the Bulgarian ministry announced. The finance ...

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November 9, 2015
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Luxembourg: ECOFIN ministers meet to discuss bridge financing

The head of the Russian Ministry of Economic Development Alexei Ulyukaev attended the G20 conference to discuss global economy, trade and the business environment in Istanbul, Tuesday. The meeting focused on the slowdown in global trade and worked on solu

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November 3, 2015
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EUR/JPY breaches below 132.00

Ahead in the session, the EcoFin meeting will take centre stage, although market participants remain skeptical regarding its ability to weigh on markets. Pablo Piovano, Economist and Lead European Editor, joined FXStreet in 2011 having worked in and ...

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November 10, 2015
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Ecofin: Migrant impact must be examined on each EU state

Google to be fined by EU in antitrust... The refugee crisis is a “special case” and therefore the impact on the economy of member-states must be taken into consideration when examining their draft budgets presented by the European Commission in Tuesday ...

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November 10, 2015
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Belgium EU Ecofin

Belgium's Finance Minister Johan Van Overtveldt, left, talks with Sweden's Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson during an EU finance ministers meeting at the EU Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, Nov. Belgium's Finance Minister Johan Van Overtveldt ...

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November 10, 2015
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Commission welcomes strong EU commitment to boost climate assistance for developing countries

The Commission joins the ECOFIN Council in welcoming the recent report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), which shows that developed countries have made substantial progress on ...

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November 10, 2015
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EU weakens its alliance with vulnerable countries

In reaction to the conclusions of the ECOFIN Council adopted today, Wendel Trio, director of Climate Action Network Europe said: “The EU has failed to offer a credible financial support package for the Paris agreement. EU finance ministers were unable ...

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November 10, 2015
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Free Talk Corner

Finally! The @EU_Commission is presenting today the long delayed package of reports on #enlargement. Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn will present the reports in the EP foreign affairs committee first. Then he will give a press ...

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November 10, 2015
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Gold prices steady, while other metals prices show weakness

In addition, FOMC member Charles Evans is talking at 7:30am GMT and there is a Ecofin meeting too – see table below for more details. The base metals are voting with their feet with price weakness being seen across the board with all the metals having ...

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November 10, 2015
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Ecofin: Impact of Refugee Crisis on National Budgets to Be Taken into Account

The refugee crisis is a “special case” and therefore the impact on the economies of member-states must be taken into consideration when examining their draft budgets, as presented by the European Commission in Tuesday’s meeting of EU finance ...

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November 11, 2015
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Investment Trust Watch: Qatar pays to survive

Elsewhere in the expensive table, Ecofin Water & Power saw its discount narrow as its share price rose 4.4% over the week despite a 5% drop in the NAV. RAB Special Situations (RSS) has moved to a premium while Alliance Trust (ATST) will be pleased it has ...

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November 13, 2015
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Bulgaria finance minister to attend ECOFIN sitting

Brussels. Bulgarian Minister of Finance Vladislav Goranov will attend the sitting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN), which will be held in Brussels on November 10, the press office of the Bulgarian ministry announced. The finance ...

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November 9, 2015
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ANSAmed - Today's events in the Mediterranean

BRUSSELS - EU, Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN). TUNIS - Conference OMT on Tourism and information. BELGRADE - Fashion week (through November 16). (ANSAmed).

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November 13, 2015
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ECOFIN Economic and Financial Affairs Council : Shadow banking: Council adopts transparency rules on securities financing transactions

Securities financing transactions, often carried out in the shadow banking sector, are transactions that use assets belonging to the counterparty to generate financing. They usually involve the lending or borrowing of securities or commodities, repurchase ...

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November 16, 2015
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Cote d'Ivoire sets XOF 100 billion licence renewal price

ICT minister Bruno Nabane Kone told the CEOs of the country's mobile carriers, Orange, MTN and Moov, reports Agence Ecofin. Orange and MTN will have to renew their licences next year, but Moov' has several more years on its current licence. The three ...

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November 16, 2015
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Africa: EU Weakens Its Alliance With Vulnerable Countries

In reaction to the conclusions of the ECOFIN Council adopted today, Wendel Trio, director of Climate Action Network Europe said: "The EU has failed to offer a credible financial support package for the Paris agreement. EU finance ministers were unable to ...

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November 11, 2015
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Enel bets hard on renewable energy

Investors gave a cool reaction to Mr Starace’s plan. Deirdre Cooper, portfolio manager at Ecofin Ltd in London said she was “extremely disppointed” with the deal, which extended “the dismal track record of treatment of minority shareholders in ...

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November 18, 2015
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Senegalese MPs say govt should seek QoS assurances from Orange before renewing its licence

Agence Ecofin reports that a group of Senegalese MPs has asked the government not to renew the licence of mobile operator Orange Senegal until it makes a commitment to provide assurances that it will improve its quality of service (QoS). The cellco ...

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November 30, 2015
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Senegal MPs seek better QoS for Orange licence renewal

Agence Ecofin reports that National Assembly delegates cited QoS problems, poor network coverage, and high mobile internet prices. As the country's historical operator, the company must deliver better coverage and quality, said deputy Abdou Mbow ...

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November 30, 2015
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European Commission welcomes the successful ratification of the Intergovernmental Agreement on the Single Resolution Mechanism

1 " Following a letter from Vice-President Dombrovskis and Commissioner Hill this summer and numerous reminders at the level of the Ecofin Council, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker wrote to the remaining Member States which had not yet ratified on ...

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November 30, 2015
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ECOFIN Economic and Financial Affairs Council : Coal-fired power plants: EU endorses new OECD rules on export credits

New rules on export credits to coal-fired power plants, developed within an OECD framework, have been endorsed by the EU. This is an important EU contribution for the COP21 negotiations on climate change, which start in Paris on 30 November 2015.

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November 26, 2015
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Hedge Funds Are Dumping Pattern Energy Group Inc (PEGI)

Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Ecofin Ltd, managed by Bernard Lambilliotte, holds the largest position in Pattern Energy Group Inc (NASDAQ:PEGI). Ecofin Ltd has a $48.6 million position in the stock, comprising 9.3% of its 13F portfolio.

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November 25, 2015
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Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference

At today’s Ecofin Council, Ministers discussed progress on climate finance and deepening the EMU, with a particular emphasis on completing the banking union, among other subjects. First, on climate finance, I welcome today’s confirmation of the EU’s ...

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November 18, 2015
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Enel marks push into renewables with Enel Green Energy repurchase

Not all EGP shareholders are likely to be pleased by the move. The Financial Times notes that Ecofin Ltd portfolio manager Deidre Cooper described the repurchase as demonstrating, “the dismal track record of treatment of minority shareholders in ...

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November 19, 2015
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Ecofin: Migrant impact on each EU state must be examined

Google to be fined by EU in antitrust... The refugee crisis is a “special case” and therefore the impact on the economy of member states must be taken into consideration when examining their draft budgets presented by the European Commission in Tuesday ...

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November 10, 2015
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Malta backs EU proposal to tacke boardroom gender inequality

“Malta is convinced that a clear distinction between the two areas and between the roles of EPSCO and ECOFIN should remain in place, especially if we want to enhance the ownership of the Semester process.” Minister Dalli said. - social governance for ...

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December 7, 2015
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Cameroon signs loan for Central Africa Backbone, Phase 2

Agence Ecofin reports that another XAF 1 billion will come from the Global Environment Facility and some XAF 7 billion from the Cameroonian government itself. Work on the four-year CAB 2 project will begin in 2016, according to ICT and postal minister ...

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December 7, 2015
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Should You Buy SunPower Corporation (SPWR)?

On Masters Capital Management’s heels is Bernard Lambilliotte of Ecofin Ltd, with a $17.2 million position; the fund has 3.3% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining professional money managers that hold long positions include Steve Cohen ...

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INSIDER MONKEY
December 2, 2015
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ANSAmed - Tomorrow's events in the Mediterranean

BRUSSELS - EU economic and financial ministers council meeting (ECOFIN). ISTANBUL - hearing in a trial against two Turkish cousins, aged 12 and 13, charged with insulting the Turkish president by tearing up posters of him. (ANSAmed).

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December 7, 2015
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The minister who dismantled Swiss banking secrecy

Martin Janssen, professor emeritus of finance at the University of Zurich and current head of the Ecofin banking consultancy group, believes that too much ground was conceded. “The Swiss banking sector had to be reformed, but Widmer-Schlumpf went further ...

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December 6, 2015
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Miriam Lord: Enda promises not to make endless promises

Despite efforts by Labour Senator Aideen Hayden, who was in the chair, to get him to stay on topic (next week’s Ecofin meeting, no less), Noonan heroically let slip that tax receipts were “a shade under €3 billion” ahead of target and Government ...

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December 3, 2015
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Minister Helena Dalli attends EPSCO Council meeting in Brussels

“Malta is convinced that a clear distinction between the two areas and between the roles of EPSCO and ECOFIN should remain in place, especially if we want to enhance the ownership of the Semester process.” Minister Dalli said. The council adopted ...

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December 7, 2015
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UCC highlights need for funding and says student fees must increase

Since European body Ecofin determined in 2009 that the Irish third-level education system had no residual capacity — essentially producing the highest number of students at the lowest cost — third-level institutes have experienced a 22% decrease in ...

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December 8, 2015
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FinMin Dragu attends ECOFIN Council meeting in Brussels

Romania's Finance Minister Anca Dragu is attending, December 7-8 in Brussels, a meeting of the EU's Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN).In a press statement released on Monday, the Finance Ministry says the most important items on the agenda of ...

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December 8, 2015
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Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference

I would like to first congratulate Minister Gramegna and the Luxembourg Presidency for their tireless work, professionalism and commitment in steering the Council over the past six months. It has been a very successful and productive Presidency. Today’s ...

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December 8, 2015
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Institutions' representatives to arrive in Athens on Tuesday

Upon his arrival to the Ecofin meeting in Brussels on Tuesday, Tsakalotos stressed that the Greek issue was discussed at Monday's Eurogroup and specifically the progress made regarding the prior actions and those that must be done before Christmas

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December 8, 2015
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EU-San Marino taxation agreement signed in joint effort to improve tax compliance

On 8 December 2015, the European Union and San Marino signed an agreement aimed at improving tax compliance by private savers. The agreement will contribute to efforts to clamp down on tax evasion, by requiring the EU member states and San Marino to ...

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December 8, 2015
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EU financial transaction tax on life support

Its minister George Osborne poured cold water on the 10 countries' enthusiasm. The one-page proposal "is a piece of paper, it's not an Ecofin document," he told his colleagues, using the abbreviation of the finance ministers' council. The 10 countries can ...

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December 8, 2015
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FinMin Tsakalotos: Greek Programme on the Right Track

Upon his arrival to the Ecofin meeting in Brussels on Tuesday, Tsakalotos stressed that the Greek issue was discussed at Monday’s Eurogroup and specifically the progress made regarding the prior actions and those that must be done before Christmas

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December 8, 2015
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Free Talk Corner

Adelina Marini #EDIS #ECOFIN So far #Italy entirely supports the Commission proposal for a European deposit insurance scheme. Germany is firmly against. Spain is open and supports in general. Finland is hesitant. Austria supports in principle but doesn't ...

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December 8, 2015
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EU ministers accept Malta suggestions on flexibility in taxation laws

With regard to proposals on the effective level of taxation within the EU, Malta together with Ireland and Cyprus obtained a consensus for the inclusion of an amendment whereby national competences on the matter will be retained. ECOFIN meeting.

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December 8, 2015
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EU Finance Ministers’ conclusions on taxation include Malta’s proposed amendments – Scicluna

Minister Scicluna made these comments at a Ministerial meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) in Brussels earlier today Tuesday 8th December 2015. He told EU Ministers that the OECD has recognised that the flexibility which is ...

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The Malta Independent
December 8, 2015
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Djibouti Telecom, China Telecom ink cooperation agreement

The deal was signed during the sixth China-Africa Forum held in Johannesburg, South Africa, Agence Ecofin reports, marking the conclusion of talks that began two months ago in Hungary, covering topics such as financing and cooperation of China Telecom Grou ...

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TeleGeography
December 8, 2015
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An FTT Christmas miracle? Think again.

“This is not an Ecofin document, this is not a document that we are endorsing in any way shape or form,” he said. Britain remains highly concerned that the tentacles of the tax will reach the City of London, even though the UK has categorically ruled ...

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December 8, 2015
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The Minister Who Dismantled Swiss Banking Secrecy

Martin Janssen, professor emeritus of finance at the University of Zurich and current head of the Ecofin banking consultancy group, believes that too much ground was conceded. “The Swiss banking sector had to be reformed, but Widmer-Schlumpf went further ...

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December 8, 2015
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Cameroon signs loan for Central Africa Backbone, Phase 2

Agence Ecofin reports that another XAF 1 billion will come from the Global Environment Facility and some XAF 7 billion from the Cameroonian government itself. Work on the four-year CAB 2 project will begin in 2016, according to ICT and postal minister ...

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December 8, 2015
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ECOFIN Council adopts the automatic exchange of information on tax rulings and APAs

On 8 December 2015, the Council adopted a Directive (‘New Directive’) requiring the automatic exchange of information on tax rulings and advance pricing arrangements (‘APAs’) between Member States and, subject to limitations, to the EU Commission.

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December 9, 2015
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Member states limit new flexibility clauses in EU fiscal pact

EU sources said German Finance Minister, Wolfgang Schäuble took the floor during the Ecofin Council to express its opposition to this. However, Berlin did not block the agreement reached at the EFC as it broadly agrees with the member states' common position.

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December 9, 2015
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A Step Forward to Financial Transaction Tax Implementation

Criticism from some of the groups in the European Parliament contributed to the already not very festive mood in ECOFIN. The negotiator of the EPP group, Othmar Karas (Austria), welcomed the agreement, but criticised it for being “the lowest common ...

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December 9, 2015
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Major Decisions Taken at Economic and Financial Affairs Council Meeting

Get Forex buy/sell signals directly to your email and by SMS. The European Union’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN), has made a number of significant decisions in their latest meeting in Brussels. A directive on cross border at rulings was ...

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December 9, 2015
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German Finance Minister Warns Tsipras on Criticism of IMF

Schaeuble was attending an Ecofin meeting in Brussels, with the Eurozone’s other finance ministers. During a televised interview on Monday evening, Tsipras questioned the IMF’s strategy in the ongoing Greek bailout program. He accused the fund of ...

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December 8, 2015
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Hedge Funds Aren’t Crazy About Rubicon Technology, Inc. (RBCN) Anymore

When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Bernard Lambilliotte’s Ecofin Ltd has the biggest position in Rubicon Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:RBCN), worth close to $1.6 million, corresponding to 0.3% of its total 13F portfolio.

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December 10, 2015
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Djibouti Telecom, China Telecom sign cooperation agreement

China Telecom signed a cooperation agreement with Djibouti Telecom at the China-Africa Forum in Johannesburg, reports Agence Ecofin. The agreement calls for China Telecom to finance and collaborate with Djibouti’s monopoly operator on various projects.

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December 10, 2015
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European cross-border tax transparency rules adopted

In response to an announcement by the European Commission that the Economics and Financial Affairs Council of the European Union (ECOFIN) had reached agreement on the directive, European Parliament rapporteur Markus Ferber said that "if this is the final ...

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December 10, 2015
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Morning MoneyBeat Europe: Stocks Trip on Oil Price Spillover

Watch for: Eurozone revised 3Q GDP; U.K. industrial production, manufacturing output; U.S. job openings, labor turnover; ECOFIN meeting; Joe Biden addresses Ukrainian legislature. Market Snapshot: FTSE 100 down 0.55%, CAC 40 down 0.70% and DAX down 0.61%.

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December 8, 2015
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Ideological Clash in ECOFIN on the Deposit Insurance Scheme

A real verbal shootout exploded between the ECB and Germany on December 8th, when the Council of finance and economy ministers of the EU (ECOFIN) discussed for the first time the proposal of the European Commission regarding the third pillar of the banking ...

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December 11, 2015
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Reirs stresses Latvia's growth pace in Brussels

In conclusion he said that he expects close cooperation and support from the Eurogroup and ECOFIN, especially in the first half of 2015, when Latvia will be the presiding country over the EU. Today, Reirs participates in the ECOFIN meeting. As reported ...

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November 7, 2014
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ECOFIN WATER & POWER OPPORTUNITIES PLC

06/23 ECOFIN WATER & POWER OPPORTUNITIES: Circ re. Adoption of New Articles of Associ.. 06/13 ECOFIN WATER & POWER OPPORTUNITIES: Monthly Update 06/09 ECOFIN WATER & POWER OPPORTUNITIES: DIRECTOR DEALINGS: Ecofin Water & Power Cha.. 06/06 ECOFIN WATER ...

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October 15, 2014
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ECOFIN strikes down eurozone banking secrecy

Luxembourg, October 14 - The ECOFIN meeting of eurozone finance ministers on Tuesday green-lit the exchange of banking and fiscal data between member States in a bid to track down tax dodgers. The new measure becomes effective in 2017 in 27 eurozone ...

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October 14, 2014
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ECOFIN OKs banking secrecy demise

(ANSA) - Luxembourg, October 14 - The ECOFIN meeting of eurozone finance ministers on Tuesday green-lit the exchange of banking and fiscal data between member States in a bid to track down tax dodgers. The new measure becomes effective in 2017 in 27 ...

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October 14, 2014
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Fiscal deficit to drop below 3 percent in 2014, FinMin says

At the same time, he noted that the ministry expects a primary balance surplus of 0.5% in 2014 as a result of which the excessive deficit will be corrected two years before the ECOFIN`s recommendation. Georgiades further said that “2014 was a year of ...

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October 18, 2014
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Speaking points by Commissioner Šemeta at the ECOFIN press conference

I am so pleased that the last ECOFIN meeting of this Commission mandate has been such an interesting and fruitful one from a tax perspective. Revision of the Administrative Cooperation Directive First and foremost, I am delighted that Ministers reached the ...

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October 14, 2014
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EcoFin meeting takes centre stage – Danske Bank

FXStreet (Edinburgh) - Jens Perdersen, Senior Analyst at Danske Bank, remarks today’s meeting with the French budget in the limelight. “Euro area finance ministers will today meet at 14:30”. “The main topic will be recommendations to member states ...

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October 13, 2014
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Malta fully supports European Investment Initiative – Finance Minister Edward Scicluna

Speaking at a meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) in Luxembourg, the Minister for Finance, Professor Edward Scicluna supported the initiative by the Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB), in coordination with Member States ...

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October 14, 2014
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FTT continues to drag on Italian equities trading

The official timeframe is for a political agreement at a November 7 meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council, known as Ecofin, with the introduction of an FTT on a phased basis from 2016. Ecofin is part of the Council of the European Union and ...

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Financial News
October 15, 2014
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Semeta: adoption of global standards to fight tax evasion is perfect end of EC term

Lithuanian Commissioner Algirdas Semeta said after the meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) that the agreement is a perfect end of the term of office of the European Commission, which transferred the fight against tax evasion to a ...

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The Baltic Course
October 15, 2014
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New penalty system for Algerian telcos under 2015 Financial Act

Telecoms operators in Algeria may be subject to a new system of financial penalties in 2015, should a draft Financial Act be approved by the National People’s Congress (NPC), Agence Ecofin reports. The proposed amendment notes that financial penalties ...

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October 16, 2014
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Finance minister supports European investment initiative

Adressing a meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) in Luxembourg, Scicluna supported the initiative by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB), in coordination with Member States, to set up a Task Force to address the ...

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Malta Today
October 14, 2014
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EU finance ministers to sign deal on sharing bank data next week - sources

An agreement to share banking data would mark a crucial step in a drive to curb tax evasion within the European Union. Under automatic information exchange, if someone living in one European Union country opens a bank account in another EU member state ...

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October 8, 2014
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Unhappy German ZEW could deepen eurozone’s blues

France’s 2015 budget will be in the limelight next week, when European finance ministers meet for the Eurogroup and Ecofin meetings on Monday and Tuesday. Germany is also under the gun, with economic sentiment data forecast to confirm that Europe’s ...

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October 13, 2014
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Europe, we have an investment problem

the email address you provided does not seem to be valid. Therefore, the first chapter of the Ecofin draft agenda is titled “Measures in support of investment”. The document, seen by The Corner, explains that “improving the conditions for both public ...

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October 13, 2014
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