• Moody's cuts China's rating on debt fears
    Moody's ratings agency downgraded China's credit score for the first time since 1989 on Wednesday on fears that the country will struggle to tame its rising debt as economic growth slows down over the coming years.
  • Kazahhstan comes in from the cold
    Kazakhstan is perhaps best known as home to a long-serving autocrat with a fetish for grand architectural statements and an economy that is unhealthily dependent on both Russia and oil.
  • Record high for foreign investment in Scotland
    Scotland won a record number of investments from overseas in 2016, although growth was substantially lower than the previous year.
  • Renewable energy powers jobs for almost 10 million people
    Renewable energy employed 9.8 million people last year, up 1.1 percent from 2015, led by solar photovoltaic at 3.09 million jobs, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency’s annual report on the industry.
  • Tehran, Yerevan to boost agriculture cooperation
    Iran's Agricultural Jihad Minister Mahmoud Hojjati and his Armenian counterpart Ignati Arqelyan in a meeting in Yerevan on Tuesday explored avenues for strengthening cooperation in the agriculture sector between the two countries.
  • Europe to build petrochemical plant in Iran
    Iranian and European companies signed a multibillion-euro contract to build a petrochemical plant in the Assalouyeh region of southern Iran.
  • NITC seals over 70 deals in post-sanctions era
    National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) has struck over 70 tanker lease deals since January 2016 when Iran's landmark nuclear deal was implemented, said the company's managing director.
  • Zanganeh to attend OPEC meeting in Vienna
    Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh will attend the 172nd meeting of members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna, Austria.
  • Oil producers to extend output curbs at OPEC meeting
    Oil producers inside and outside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) group have little choice but to extend their deal from late 2016 curbing output when they meet in Vienna on Thursday, analysts said.
  • EU: Portugal back to fiscal health
    Portugal has become the latest bailed-out eurozone country to receive a clean bill of health from the European Commission after its budget deficit fell to two percent of GDP last year.
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