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UK PM to talk to EU chief as Brexit talks run out of time

BRUSSELS (AFP) Photo: Collected Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson will talk to EU chief Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday, as both sides blame each other for blocking progress in post-Brexit trade talks ahead of a key EU summit. The pair’s call comes on the eve of Johnson’s self-imposed deadline

Trump economic advisor predicts 20% US second-half growth

Agence France-Presse (AFP)/TheJakartaPost Washington - The US economy will grow on the order of 20 percent in the third and fourth quarters, a top White House economic adviser predicted Sunday, despite reopening setbacks linked to a coronavirus resurgence. "I don't deny that some of these hotspot states moderate that recovery, but on

Spain to plough 15 billion euros into digital transformation

MADRID, (AFP/TheJakartaPost) Spain is to plough 15 billion euros of the funds it will receive from the historic European coronavirus rescue plan passed this week to drive through the country's digital transformation. "This plan will be carried out in full alignment with the objectives of the European Union," said Prime Minister

Vietnam PM warns of economic calamity at Asean summit

AFP, Hanoi  Vietnam on Friday warned the virus pandemic had swept away years of economic gains as Southeast Asian leaders met online for a summit that will also be dominated by anxiety over Beijing's moves in the flashpoint South China Sea. The current chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations