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French energy minister Nicolas Hulot said on Friday the government planned to present a draft law this autumn that would stop granting licences for oil and gas exploitation in France and overseas territories.
Crisis-wracked Toshiba Corp suffered further indignities on Friday, estimating bigger losses for the past financial year and getting demoted to the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Iran's Zagros Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to buy 28 new Airbus (AIR.PA) planes, comprising 20 A320neo jets and eight A330neo aircraft, Airbus said in a statement.
Tokyo's Nikkei rallied Tuesday as the dollar extended gains against the yen on fresh indications the Federal Reserve will lift interest rates again this year, while technology firms tracked a sector rebound on Wall Street.
China's central bank plans to step up support for "green" financing, including incentives to encourage banks to extend more loans for projects friendly to the environment, a deputy governor, said on Friday.
Western sanctions on Russia have had only a limited effect and the country's economy has even partly benefited from them, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.
The cost of last year's Rio Olympics has risen to 13.2 billion US dollars, around 4.4 billion US dollars more than originally planned, according to figures published by the federal agency for Olympic legacy (AGLO) on Wednesday.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Tuesday the European Central Bank needed to exit its current monetary policy "in a timely manner", warning that very low interest rates had caused problems in some parts of the world.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday revised upwards its economic growth forecast for Italy, from 0.8 percent to 1.3 percent this year.
Addis Ababa has introduced Africa's first smart parking system to solve the lack of parking spaces for hundreds of thousands of cars in the city.