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Economy

Ulán Bator, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Helped by a rise in mineral and textile exports, Mongolia''s foreign trade turnover reached 6.3 billion U.S. dollars in the first half of 2018, up 26 percent from the same period last year, data from the National Statistics Office showed today.


Beijing, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping highlighted today the links between China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in terms of energy, industrial capacity, technology and financing.


Manila, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The construction of two bridges financed by China began today in the Philippines on the Pasig River to improve traffic, offering alternative roads and the resilience of roads in the face of natural disasters.


Havana, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Executive Secretary of the Association of Cuban Bartenders (ACC), Lizbeth Elias Muñoz, stated today that about 250 professionals have confirmed their attendance at the 22nd Pan-American Cocktail Competition IBA 2018 in Havana.


Berlin, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Tour operators and other tourism professionals highlighted the particular attraction of the Island of Museums for travelers from all over the world, in the center of the German capital.


Rome, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Anti-Mafia Investigative Directorate warned today that supporting illegal immigration is one of the most lucrative businesses for foreign criminal organizations active in Italy.


Mexico, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 35,000 Mexican officials exceed the salary limit announced by President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who substantially slashed the salary of the next head of state, announced today.


Moscow, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Russia tripled today the reductions of its investments in the US Treasury bonds, leaving only 14.9 billion dollars of a maximum eight years ago of 176.3 billion dollars.


Cape Verde Salt Island, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The 12th Summit of Heads of State of the Community of Portuguese Speaking- Countries (CPLP) concludes today on the Salt Island, Cape Verde, with a declaration that supports the existing consensus for free mobility of people in the area.


Tehran, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Amid tensions with the United States, the Iranian Defense Minister, General Amir Hatami, said today that the country''s Armed Forces are prepared to face their foreign enemies.


Tripoli, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Libyan coastguard units intercepted a fragile vessel in which 158 undocumented migrants tried to reach European coasts with the risk of sinking and ending their lives in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea.