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Pakistan govt lifts petrol, diesel prices by 35 rupees a litre

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Pakistan's ministry of finance announced on Sunday petrol and diesel prices would rise by 35 rupees ($0.1400) a litre after the country's currency value plummeted this week when price caps were removed.

Russia eyes end to liquidity caps on wealth fund 'anti-crisis' spending

(Reuters) -Russia's finance ministry on Thursday proposed scrapping liquidity restrictions for spending on "anti-crisis" investments from its National Wealth Fund (NWF), citing the need to support key sectors amid challenging geopolitical conditions.

Exclusive-Biden to court wealthy donors as he preps 2024 campaign in coming weeks - sources

(Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden will hold a number of fundraisers with wealthy Democratic donors in coming weeks as part of his expected bid to return to the White House in 2024, according to three sources familiar with the plans.

Japan's top FX diplomat warns sharp currency moves won't be tolerated

TOKYO (Reuters) -Sharp one-sided currency moves cannot be tolerated, Japan's top finance diplomat Masato Kanda told Reuters, reaffirming Tokyo's determination to intervene in the foreign exchange market to curb any speculative or significant yen moves.

U.S. business equipment borrowings grow 9% in December - ELFA

(This Jan. 24 story has been corrected to say cumulative borrowings were up, not borrowings, in the second paragraph)

EU financial services need shake-up to benefit retail investors, top official says

LONDON A potential ban on commissions paid by banks to financial advisers who sell their products could be part of a wider shake-up of retail financial services in the European Union, the bloc's finance chief said on Tuesday.

Bloomberg to pay $5 million to settle SEC charges related to fixed-income valuations

NEW YORK Bloomberg Finance LP has agreed to pay a $5 million fine to settle charges from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over "misleading" disclosures relating to its paid subscription service, the regulator said on Monday.

Zambia visits by Yellen, IMF reflect concern over stalled debt talks, China

LUSAKA (Reuters) -Two of the world's most powerful finance officials are visiting Zambia this week, a reflection of the growing concern shared by Western officials about how China and other creditors are handling the African country's debt.

Japan warns of dire finances as BOJ struggles to contain yields

TOKYO Japan's finances are becoming increasingly precarious, Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki warned on Monday, just as markets test whether the central bank can keep interest rates ultra-low, allowing the government to service its debt.

Florida 'proudly' teaches African American history, official says, as he defends rejecting AP course

Florida's education chief on Friday defended the state's rejection of a proposed Advanced Placement course in African American Studies, saying the public schools already teach about racism and slavery, while lashing out at "woke indoctrination."