Darfur rebel leader heads Sudanese finance ministry following cabinet shake-up

Darfur rebel leader heads Sudanese finance ministry following cabinet shake-up
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan’s prime minister has appointed veteran Darfur rebel group leader and Islamist Jibril Ibrahim as finance minister in a cabinet overhaul announced in a press conference on Monday.FILE PHOTO: Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok in Berlin, Germany, February 14, 2020. REUTERS/Hannibal HanschkeThe reshuffle comes as Hamdok struggles to push through reforms and… Read More

Exclusive: EU’s Vestager warns Apple to treat all apps equally amid privacy dispute

Exclusive: EU’s Vestager warns Apple to treat all apps equally amid privacy dispute
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe’s antitrust chief, Margrethe Vestager, has warned Apple Inc to give equal treatment to all apps on its platform amid the iPhone maker’s privacy changes that have drawn charges of anti-competitive practices from rival Facebook Inc.Apple will in the spring ask iPhone users for consent to track their data for personalized ads… Read More

EU economy to rally in second-quarter as vaccine roll-out accelerates: EU executive

EU economy to rally in second-quarter as vaccine roll-out accelerates: EU executive
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe’s economy is likely to rally in the second quarter as an acceleration in COVID-19 vaccine roll-out allows governments to gradually lift lockdown restrictions, the European Commission’s vice president for the economy Valdis Dombrovskis said Monday.FILE PHOTO: European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis attends a news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)… Read More

EMERGING MARKETS-Russian rouble gains on oil strength, rand hit by vaccine snag

EMERGING MARKETS-Russian rouble gains on oil strength, rand hit by vaccine snag
* Rouble hits two-week high to dollar* MSCI EM stocks index near record high* Hungarian forint dips on weak trade dataFeb 8 (Reuters) - Russia’s rouble was propped up by strong oil prices on Monday, while emerging market stocks traded close to record highs on optimism over a global economic recovery, enabled by steady vaccine… Read More