A company run by private security
firm Blackwater's founder Erik Prince has registered a
subsidiary in Democratic Republic of Congo with a mandate to
extract minerals and timber and conduct financial operations,
corporate filings show.
Scuffles broke out between
demonstrators and police in Hong Kong on Thursday as hundreds of
people persevered with a protest against an extradition law with
mainland China, a day after police fired tear gas and rubber
bullets to break up big crowds.
Kenya will cut its budget
deficit in the 2019/20 financial year to 5.6% of GDP from 7.4%
in the current fiscal year, which ends this month, the Finance
Minister Henry Rotich said in his budget proposals to
Central banks should take into
account climate change risks not only as part of ensuring
financial stability but also when setting monetary policy, ECB
policymaker Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Thursday.
International bonds issued by
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states weakened on Thursday after
two tankers were hit in suspected attacks in the Gulf of Oman, a
month after a similar incident in which four tankers in the
region were struck.