Britain will not stay
"indefinitely" in a customs union with the European Union but
the precise timing of a temporary customs arrangement with the
bloc is up for debate, James Cleverly, deputy chairman of the
Conservative Party, said on Sunday.
Saudi Arabia's stock market tumbled in
early Sunday trade, as investors worried about deteriorating
relations with the international community following the
disappearance of a Saudi journalist, while markets in Abu Dhabi
and Dubai rose.
The Sudanese pound strengthened
to 46.95 to the U.S. dollar on Sunday, bankers said, in its
first rise since the national currency was devalued under a new
mechanism introduced last week to combat a financial crisis.
The World Bank on
Sunday said it would provide a standby loan of up to $1 billion
for the Indonesian government for relief and reconstruction
efforts in the country's two islands that were hit by
earthquakes and a tsunami.
China central bank
governor Yi Gang said on Sunday he still sees plenty of room for
adjustment in interest rates and the reserve requirement ratio
(RRR), as downside risks from trade tensions with the United
States remain significant.