IMAGE: A woman waves a French flag as England fans chant outside a pub in Marseille ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images. Air France pilots went on a four-day strike over pay cuts on Saturday that could disrupt transport plans for football fans on the second day of Europe's soccer championship. Air France, part of Franco-Dutch group, said on Saturday it estimated that about 25 per cent of its pilots would strike. Union SNPL said 70 per cent of pilots would not show up."I heard this morning the SNPL president saying that 70 percent of the pilots would strike, which is not the case. Our estimate today is that 25 per cent of the pilots are taking part in the movement," Chief Executive Frederic Gagey told RTL radio. Air France said in a statement that on Saturday it was operating 83 per cent of flights - 93 per cent of the long-haul flights from Paris, 91 per cent of its domestic flights and 73 per cent of its medium-haul flights to and from Paris-Charles … [Read more...] about Euro 2016: Will pilots strike disrupt travel plans of football fans?
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Video PlayerClose DHAKA, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh's foreign exchange reserves reached over 32 billion U.S. dollars by the end of October, central bank data showed on Monday. Bangladesh Bank (BB) data showed the country's foreign exchange reserves stood at 32,434.73 million U.S. dollars in October compared with 31,832.80 million U.S. dollars in September. For a growing economy like Bangladesh, forex reserves equivalent to six months' import bills are considered adequate. With the existing reserves, Bangladesh Bank officials said Bangladesh is still in a position to pay about seven months' import bills. Bangladesh's foreign exchange reserves crossed the 33-billion-U.S. dollar mark in June 2017. … [Read more...] about Bangladesh’s forex reserves reach over 32 bln USD in October
Video PlayerClose JAKARTA, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian firms signed on Thursday contracts worth 130 million U.S. dollars to supply palm oil to Egypt, a senior Indonesian official said. Indonesia's state-run plantation firm of PTPN III and private firm Chita Agri Indonesia will supply up to 16,000 and 5,000 metric tons respectively each month to Egyptian importer firm Oleo Misr, said Arlinda, director general of National Export Development at the Ministry of Trade. "Indonesia's palm oil export to Egypt tends to grow every year. Through our close relations with Egypt, we are optimistic about more opportunities in the Egyptian market," she said. The MoU is highly expected to open more market for Indonesian palm oil commodities in African countries through Egypt, Arlinda said. … [Read more...] about Indonesia signs 130-mln-USD palm oil contract with Egypt
Video PlayerClose MADRID, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- The signing of Chinese forward Wu Lei has been an important boost to the finances of Barcelona-based football club Espanyol, according to website Portal23. The site reveals that the club's finances will see record numbers for the current 2019-20 season, with a valuation of 131 million euros (145 million U.S. dollars) and a profit of 20.7 million euros. Although Espanyol's healthy financial state can in large part be attributed to the sales of defender Mario Hermoso for 12.5 million euros and Borja Iglesias for 28.1 million euros over the summer, the arrival of Wu Lei at the club in January is also a factor in the club's good economic health. Espanyol are predicted to earn 14.77 million euros for publicity and commercial income for the current season, a 37 percent year-on-year increase from last season. Meanwhile, merchandizing income has also risen 19.7 percent, with replica kit sales passing the one million euro mark for the first time … [Read more...] about Signing of Wu Lei improves Espanyol’s finances
* Russia security services moved money via Estonia -minister * Estonia investigating any links to sanctioned individuals * Russia official says progress in tackling money laundering By John O'Donnell FRANKFURT, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Russia's security services moved money through Estonia to finance operations overseas, the Baltic country's finance minister, who is leading a clean up after a money laundering scandal, told Reuters. Martin Helme said that Estonian authorities are also investigating whether individuals under U.S. sanctions benefited from the movement of money through Estonia, which is undertaking reforms after 200 billion euros ($220 billion) in suspect transactions flowed through Danske Bank's branch in the country. The Kremlin, Russia's General Prosecutor's Office and the Federal Security Service and Investigative Committee did not reply to emailed requests for comment. "There are two sorts of money that come from Russia. One is stolen money that wants to escape Russia," … [Read more...] about Russian security services used Estonia to fund activities abroad -Estonian minister