Analysis - Changes: Five ways Brexit will transform the EU
BRUSSELS Leaving the European Union, to be triggered by Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday, may transform Britain but it will also change the EU. Here's how:
BEIJING China's central bank lent 275 billion yuan ($41.24 billion) via its medium-term lending facility (MLF) to financial institutions in September, it said in an online statement on Saturday.
The outstanding amount of MLF was 1.91 trillion yuan at the end of last month, the People's Bank of China said.
The central bank also lent financial institutions 552 million yuan via its standing lending facility (SLF) last month, it said. The outstanding amount of SLF at end-September was 400 million yuan.
The central bank said it increased pledged supplementary lending facility (PSL) to three policy lenders, China Development Bank, Agricultural Development Bank of China, and Export-Import Bank of China, by a total amount of 44.5 billion yuan in September.
The outstanding amount of PSL was 1.92 trillion yuan at end-September.
($1 = 6.6685 Chinese yuan renminbi)
(Reporting By Shu Zhang and Norihiko Shirouzu; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)
JOHANNESBURG South Africa's currency and bonds weakened again on Wednesday as expectations rise that President Jacob Zuma will sack finance minister Pravin Gordhan following the funeral this afternoon of anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada.
JOHANNESBURG/HARARE When President Robert Mugabe scrapped the Zimbabwe dollar in 2009, most of his people thought this meant the end of runaway money-printing and hyperinflation that had rendered the currency worthless. They may have been wrong.