MADRID Nov 15 Spain said on Thursday it would suspend forced evictions for two years for the most needy, including those with small children, the disabled and long-term unemployed, who are no longer able to pay their mortgages.
The government will increase the stock of social housing available at low rents for people who have lost their houses, Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said.
"This is an emergency response to mitigate the effects of the worst of the economic crisis," she told reporters at the weekly press conference.
UPDATE 1-New York, New Jersey 10-yr transport plan could include rail tunnel
Jersey City, N.J., Dec 8 The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said for the first time on Thursday its next 10-year capital plan may include $2.7 billion for Amtrak's Gateway rail tunnel project underneath the Hudson River.
Annuity provider Athene's IPO priced in line with expectations
Dec 8 Fixed annuity service provider Athene Holding Ltd said its initial public offering of 27 million class A shares raised $1.1 billion after the offering was priced in the mid-point of its expected range, valuing the company at about $7.41 billion.