The European Investment Bank
(EIB) will offer 50 million euros ($56 million) in debt
financing for Estonian ride-sharing service Bolt, aiming to
boost development of the platform in its battle against bigger
global rival Uber.
China's Belt and Road Initiative
(BRI), an investment plan aiming to connect Europe with Asia, is
sidelining European companies and Brussels should review its
competition law to level the playing field, a business lobby
said on Thursday.
China's yuan firmed on Thursday
as investors cautiously welcomed the signing of a Phase 1 deal
between China and the United States, but equities wavered as the
agreement left a number of deeper issues unresolved.
The state of Florida has reached a deal
with a private real estate firm to buy a large swath of
environmentally sensitive wetlands in the heart of the
Everglades to spare the tract from oil drilling, the governor
announced on Wednesday.
Australian and New Zealand shares soared
to fresh peaks on Thursday as investors cheered a long-awaited
preliminary trade deal inked between China and the United
States, with the Aussie benchmark index crossing the 7,000
Takeover target Caltex Australia
has signed a confidentiality agreement with Alimentation
Couche-Tard that gives the Canadian firm access to
select non-public information in the hope that it will raise its