South Korean President Dons Thermal Underwear To Save Electricity
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak will be donning thermal underwear over the winter period, in an attempt to persuade his citizens to make some sacrifices in order to conserve electricity amid surging power demands in the country.
Sberbank, Russia's largest bank, signed a $3 billion deal with Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) to finance projects and organise debt issuance for the Kazakh state railway firm, the companies said on Wednesday.
UPDATE 2-Kazakh wealth fund near decision on BTA - sources
Kazakhstan's sovereign wealth fund is preparing to inject more capital into BTA as part of a business plan that could involve the country's third-largest lender buying back its bonds next year, sources close to the matter said.
China cuts bank reserves in policy shift to lift economy
China's central bank cut reserve requirements for commercial lenders on Wednesday for the first time in three years, a policy shift to ease credit strains and shore up an economy running at its weakest pace since 2009.
The world's major central banks acted jointly on Wednesday to provide cheaper dollar liquidity to starved European banks facing a credit crunch as the euro zone's sovereign debt crisis threatened to bring financial disaster.
S&P may cut France rating outlook to negative: report
(Reuters) - Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's could change the outlook for France's triple-A rating to negative within the next 10 days, a French newspaper reported on Monday, citing several sources.
The IMF is drawing up a 600 billion euro ($794 billion) bailout plan for Italy as a safeguard for the country in the event that the its debt crisis escalates even further, reported Italian daily La Stampa as cited by AFPon Sunday.