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Swedish crown dips after Riksbank extends bond buys

Swedish crown dips after Riksbank extends bond buys

Analysts in a Reuters poll had been unanimous in seeing no change to benchmark rates, but most had expected the central bank to wind up its bond purchases in June, as it had previously announced. "The considerable uncertainty over economic and political developments overseas is also important for the stance of monetary policy", the Riksbank said in a statement.



Mike Pence says USA will honour refugee deal

Pres. Trump's frustration over the agreement and reports of his contentious first call with Turnbull led to concern that America's longstanding alliance with Australia, an important regional ally, might be dented. investment opportunities in NSW. The vice-president's trip, which is part of a 10-day tour of Asia-Pacific, is widely seen as an effort to smooth over relations with Australia.



Canada: Trump wrong when he says dairy practices unfair

Trump spoke out against Canada on Tuesday in a way he's not done before, saying Canada has been "very, very unfair" to dairy farmers and "we're going to start working on that". "I wasn't going to do this, but I was in Wisconsin the other day..." Earlier this week, Canada's envoy to Washington returned fire after Trump and American milk producers declared war on the Canadian dairy industry.


Turkey's Erdogan says will not allow Iraq's Sinjar to become PKK base

Turkey's Erdogan says will not allow Iraq's Sinjar to become PKK base

The airstrikes were Turkey's first in Syria since it announced the end of a ground operation against Kurdish militants and Islamic State there in March, without withdrawing its troops. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had earlier singled out Mount Sinjar as a possible target, saying "terrorists" were trying to turn the area into a launchpad for attacks against Turkey .


Maria Sharapova wins first match after return to tennis from doping ban

Maria Sharapova wins first match after return to tennis from doping ban

Sharapova was clearly nervous at the start, firing three forehands long in the first game, double-faulting on her first service game point and being broken by the Italian who took a quick 2-0 lead. She won her first grand slam title at Wimbledon aged 17 in 2004 and won the last of her five major titles at the French Open in 2014. Meanwhile, Sharapova will find out next month if she can compete at the French Open.


Trump decides to keep Nafta for now

Trump decides to keep Nafta for now

That came just hours after administration officials said he was considering a draft executive order to do just that. "It is an honor to deal with both President Pena Nieto and Prime Minister Trudeau, and I believe that the end result will make all three countries stronger and better", Trump was quoted as saying in the statement.