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Former Louisiana House speaker chosen as Gov.-elect Jeff Landry's chief budget adviser

Nov. 08, 2023 18:33 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov.-elect Jeff Landry named his top budget chief Wednesday, selecting former Louisiana House Speaker Taylor Barras, a Republican who frequently sparred with Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards over financial issues. Barras will help draft the incoming...

Cyprus hails Moody's two-notch credit rating upgrade bringing the country into investment grade

Sep. 30, 2023 05:27 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus on Saturday hailed a two-notch upgrade by credit ratings agency Moody’s to bring the east Mediterranean island nation back into investment-grade territory a decade after a financial crisis left the country on the brink of bankruptcy. President Nikos...

IMF warns Lebanon that the country is still facing enormous challenges, years after a meltdown began

Sep. 15, 2023 12:33 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Four years after Lebanon’s historic meltdown began, the small nation is still facing “enormous economic challenges,” with a collapsed banking sector, eroding public services, deteriorating infrastructure and worsening poverty, the International Monetary Fund warned Friday. ...