Category: Economy

Earthquakes in Various Places – More Signs of the Times, or merely Coincidence?!

USGS earthquake map – September 14, 2017

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PA payments to prisoners, ‘martyr’ families now equal half its foreign aid

Palestinians celebrate after Palestinian prisoners end a hunger strike over their conditions in Israeli jails, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, May 27, 2017. (Flash90)

Palestinians celebrate after Palestinian prisoners end a hunger strike over their conditions in Israeli jails, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, May 27, 2017. (Flash90)

While it expects $693 million from donors, Ramallah’s 2017 budget allocates nearly $345 million for the contentious stipends

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Venezuela’s socialist leaders seize bakeries in ‘bread war’

In this March 17, 2017 photo, an employee of the Minka state-run bakery carries bags of bread to be distributed to state-run grocery stores in Caracas, Venezuela. Agents from the National Superintendent of Fair Prices raided Mansion’s Bakery last week and accused the owners of hoarding scarce sacks of government-imported flour, saying the subsidized goods should have been used to make price-regulated loaves but instead was turned into more expensive croissants and sweet rolls. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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Egypt ‘suffering worst economic crisis since 1930s’

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Egyptian workers harvest wheat in Banha, north of Cairo. For most Egyptians, rising food prices are the most critical problem. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Former finance minister and economist say Egypt is in dire predicament as foreign investment and tourism collapse

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