Italy president mandates foreign minister to form new government
ROME, Dec 11 Italy's president on Sunday gave Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni a mandate to try to form the country's new government.
CARACAS, April 24 Venezuela's economic growth in 2013 was 1.3 percent, the central bank said on its website, compared to a previous estimate by President Nicolas Maduro of 1.6 percent. (Reporting by Brian Ellsworth and Eyanir Chinea)
KUWAIT, Dec 11 Cutting public spending has become inevitable because of the sharp drop in oil prices, Kuwait's emir on Sunday told a new parliament that was elected partly by voters protesting against austerity policies.
LONDON, Dec 11 Financial markets have been remarkably resilient to rising bond yields and sudden shift in outlook following last month's shock U.S. election result, but the sheer scale of uncertainties ahead means the adjustment will be "bumpy", the BIS said on Sunday.