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Ukraine needs $35bn in aid to ‘stay afloat’ – Finance Minister
​A second-wave of revolution, a missing President, and a treasury that is nearly empty, Ukraine is on the brink of bankruptcy. Kiev’s finance minister said it needs $35 billion in aid by the end of 2015.

24.02.2014 11:51

Obama's TPP negotiators received huge bonuses from big banks
A controversial trade deal being touted by the White House is expected to give American corporations broad new authority if approved. Now according to newly released documents, big banks gave millions to the execs that are now orchestrating the agreement.

18.02.2014 15:14

‘Friends from Russia should have advantage in the Iranian market’ - Iran’s ambassador
Russia has had diplomatic ties with Tehran since the 16th century and “was close to Tehran in difficult moments",so it should have an advantage in Iran’s re-opened markets following sanctions, says Mehdi Sanai, the Iranian ambassador to Russia.

17.02.2014 07:17

China pushes mobile payments system, seeks to overtake cash and plastic
China is developing its first national single mobile payment platform. It's been created to lift domestic information consumption and boost economic growth, and could replace cash, credit and debit cards.

12.02.2014 12:05

Four Latin American countries agree $85 bn free-trade deal
Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico have signed a treaty to eliminate tariffs on 92 percent of goods and services. The Pacific Alliance is free trade area of some 210 million people, accounting for more than a third of all Latin American and Caribbean GDP.

11.02.2014 07:40

Swiss referendum: Victory of democracy or immigration phobia?
Switzerland’s decision to curb the flow of EU migrants and secure its borders has sparked a fierce discussion over the country’s future relationship with the bloc. MEPs Jo Leinen and Paul Nuttall debated their viewpoints on RT.

11.02.2014 03:43

Ex- SAC Capital manager found guilty in largest US insider trading case
Mathew Martoma, a former SAC Capital hedge fund manager, has been found guilty of insider trading by a federal jury. He bought early information about drugs tests which helped his firm avoid $275 million in losses, and netted Martoma a $9 million bonus.

07.02.2014 07:09

‘US hurts itself by threatening countries over dealing with Iran’
The US risks isolation on the issue of Iran if it is going to continue threatening countries against doing business with Iran, says political analyst and professor at the University of Tehran, Seyed Mohammad Marandi.

06.02.2014 04:58

Record Philippines growth despite devastating typhoon
The Philippines economy is growing at the fastest rate since the 1950s, despite the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan. The final quarter of 2013 saw The Philippines grow 6.5 percent year on year.

30.01.2014 07:16

Canada threatens US with retaliation over meat-labeling mandate
A newly unveiled agriculture bill in the United States is drawing heavy fire from Canada, which is threatening retaliatory action if the law’s country-of-origin labeling mandate earns enough support to go into effect.

28.01.2014 17:22

‘Bitcoin is a small player even in illegal transactions’
It is true that a small percentage of Bitcoin transactions are illegal, but the majority of illegal goods are bought with US dollars, the primary currency used in the international trade in illicit goods, economist Mark Thornton told RT.

28.01.2014 11:42

Marijuana - the new dot-com bubble?
Legalization of marijuana for recreational and medical use in 20 US states has seen a boom in cannabis-oriented businesses. Experts say the market can jump to $10.2 billion by 2018, warning of a possible repetition of the dotcom bubble of the late 1990s.

27.01.2014 11:05

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