French government faces no-confidence vote over reforms
French government faces no-confidence vote over reforms

France`s Socialist government faces a parliamentary vote of no confidence Thursday over a key package of reforms designed to energise the country`s sluggish economy.

FIFA election chief reminds Sepp Blatter of need to step down
FIFA election chief reminds Sepp Blatter of need to step down

Sepp Blatter was warned from within FIFA on Sunday not to attempt to backtrack on his pledge to quit as president.

Pressure mounts on Greece for rescue deal by June 18

Greece on Friday said it needed to clinch a deal with its EU-IMF creditors by June 18 to avert a default on its debt, as pressure mounts on Athens to give in to tough reform demands.

Greece`s Tsipras attacks creditors over 'absurd' reforms

Greece`s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday attacked its creditors for insisting on what he described as absurd reforms which have only served to hold up progress in negotiations for a deal aimed at preventing his country from defaulting.

India is now one of the world's fastest growing economies: Jaitley

Terming the one-year performance of Narendra Modi government as more than satisfactory, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that the government is committed to bring in more reforms in the country.

Jaitley said India is now of the the fast growing economies in the world.

Greece needs to initiate reforms, slash bureaucracy: Obama

Greece must undertake new reforms to bring stability to its shaky financial system, US President Barack Obama said Friday, adding that Washington is open to flexible policies that help the European nation`s economy recover.

Spain says funds for Greece only after reforms: Report

Greece will not receive money from the eurozone rescue fund until it implements all of its proposed reforms, the Spanish economy minister told the Financial Times on Sunday.

EU offers Greece more money but demands reforms

The European Union offered Greece funds Friday to deal with what it called a "humanitarian crisis" after the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras vowed to clarify reform pledges demanded by the country`s creditors.

Greeks bearing grudges rip up Brussels diplomatic rulebook

Strapped for cash and under pressure to deliver on reforms, Greece`s new radical government has ruffled feathers in Brussels by not respecting the diplomatic niceties of the negotiating table.

Budget 2015 Analysis: Jaitley gives growth a push, but fiscal concerns remain

The Union Budget 2015-16 has won a round of applause from all sectors and for good reasons at that. It has something for nearly everyone.

Confidence vote looms after French government forces through reforms

France`s government on Tuesday forced a key package of economic reforms through parliament in a rare move that sparked a confidence motion which could in theory bring it down.

Pakistan PM calls for reforms in civil bureaucracy

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Monday expressed concern at and dissatisfaction with the performance of the civil bureaucracy, a media report said.

Greece seeks EU allies but Germany holds firm

Greece`s radical new government on Saturday began a search for European allies for its anti-austerity agenda, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel once again ruled out debt relief for Athens.

Congress not anti-reform party: Anand Sharma on Parliament logjam

 Congress leader Anand Sharma on Saturday assured the industry that his party is not "anti-reform" amid the ongoing logjam in Parliament at a time when the NDA government is keen to pass economic reform measures like the insurance bill and GST.

Crisis-hit Italian football set for reforms in 2016
Crisis-hit Italian football set for reforms in 2016

Serie A chiefs have welcomed a new package of reforms by the Italian football federation (FIGC) that will see squads limited to 25 players in a move designed to boost the flagging Italian game.

India may see rating upgrade in 2015: Deepak Parekh

Zee Business Bureau Chief Mihir Bhatt caught up with HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh on his views on Indian Economy, Capital Markets, Reforms and way forward. Excerpts from his interview.

Obama, Suu Kyi demand reforms in Myanmar constitution

 US President Barack Obama and Myanmarese opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi Friday demanded reforms in the Myanmar constitution to allow "free and transparent" elections for a fully representative democracy.

Obama in Myanmar to throw weight behind stuttering reforms

US President Barack Obama landed in Myanmar on 2Wednesday as the once cloistered nation hosted its biggest gathering of world leaders since shedding junta rule, but concerns over the pace of democratic reforms surfaced immediately.

Myanmar "backsliding" on reforms in some areas, Obama says

Myanmar`s transition from military rule has not been as fast as hoped and the government is "backsliding" on some reforms, US President Barack Obama said in an interview published on Wednesday, hours before he was due to visit the country.

Romania PM poised for election win despite justice fears

Prime Minister Victor Ponta looked set to win the first round of presidential elections in Romania on Sunday, despite fears he could reverse reforms aimed at tackling the rampant corruption that blights one of Europe`s poorest countries.