The head of Bulgaria's
anti-corruption commission has resigned following a scandal over
purchases of luxury properties at favourable prices that has
already forced some senior ruling party's politicians to quit.
General Electric Co's oilfield
services arm, Baker Hughes, reported a
better-than-expected profit, helped by higher LNG markets
activity and a rise in international demand for oilfield
services, sending its shares up more than 5%.
General Electric Co raised its
2019 forecast on Wednesday, helped by improvement in its
industrial businesses, even as its latest earnings dipped into
the red after two profitable quarters, sending shares up 3
percent in premarket trading.
passed a bill on Wednesday to open up the country's financial
sector to an estimated five million citizens living abroad or
with dual nationality, including allowing them to buy shares in
local banks and start lending businesses.
The Trump administration
plans to ramp up borrowing with short-term debt issuance once
Washington raises a borrowing limit in order to get the nation's
cash buffer back to a safe level, the Treasury Department said
Sri Lankan shares fell for a
second straight session on Wednesday, dragged down by banking
and telecommunication shares, while the rupee ended weaker due
to importer dollar demand.
** The country's benchmark stock index closed 0.28% down
at 5,935.34, but ended the month 10.5% higher.
** The index is down about...