Jaded Greeks resigned to more austerity
ATHENS, Feb 21 When asked what he thought about the prospect of yet more austerity to be imposed on Greece by its international creditors, Nicos Papapetrou was fairly short.
WASHINGTON Feb 7 The chairman of the U.S. Financial Services Committee on Tuesday told CNBC that revamping the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law remains a "this-year priority" for President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan.
The chairman, Texas Republican Jeb Hensarling, said he would soon re-introduce his legislation that gives banks a choice between complying with Dodd-Frank and holding more capital.
While the bill is expected to easily pass the Republican-led House, it will face resistance in the Senate, where Democrats hold enough seats to fillibuster. Pence is also the most powerful member of the Senate, and can cast votes in order to break ties on legislation. (Reporting by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)
LONDON/BRUSSELS, Feb 21 Britain's plan to free Royal Bank of Scotland from an obligation to sell more than 300 branches risks a clash with the European Commission weeks before the government is due to start formal talks to leave the trading bloc.
COLOMBO, Feb 21 Sri Lankan shares hit a more than one-week closing low on Tuesday, their fourth straight session of losses, as investors sold shares of blue chip companies such as John Keells Holdings Plc amid concerns over rising interest rates.