BRIEF-IMF Bentham updates on settlement of an Australian matter it funded
* refers to its previous announcement on 22 July 2016 concerning conditional settlement of an australian matter it has funded.
CAIRO Dec 20 The World Bank's board of executive directors approved a second $1 billion disbursement of a $3 billion loan to Egypt on Tuesday, a statement from the World Bank Group said.
"We are pleased to continue supporting the country's ambitious program of reforms with a strong focus on job creation and boosting the competitiveness of Egyptian businesses," said Asad Alam, World Bank country director for Egypt, Yemen and Djibouti. (Reporting by Lin Noueihed; Writing by Asma Alsharif; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
May 28 The U.S. economy is at or near the Federal Reserve's goals of full employment and stable prices, San Francisco Fed President John Williams said, adding that the U.S. central bank wants to make sure markets stay calm as it slowly returns interest-rate policy to normal.