Investors are entering the Christmas holidays hoping for some respite from a brutal few months in which stock markets have sold off across the world, with little sign of the customary ‘Santa rally’ in December.
Japan plans to trim its annual government bond issuance by 3.6 percent during the financial year beginning April 1, sources with direct knowledge of the plans told Reuters on Sunday, as part of government efforts to curb public borrowing.
According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2018 is on pace to be the fourth hottest year on record. Only three other years have been hotter: 2015, 2016 and 2017.
The 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran became the foundation of national identity and dignity, said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the closing ceremony of the 35th Iran National Book of the Year Award and the 25th Iran World Award for Book of the Year held on Wednesday at Tehran's Vahdat Hall.