The 23rd meeting of the Council of Ministers (COM) of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) was held on Tuesday in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe and Iran was appointed as the organization's secretary general for a three-year period ending 2020.
The number of long-term South Korean unemployed jobseekers, those unable to find work for over six months, exceeded 150,000 in the first quarter of this year, the highest tallied in 18 years, Statistics Korea said.
Eurozone investors have been the biggest overseas net buyers of US debt securities in the past half-decade, a trend that could reverse as the European Central Bank continues to tighten monetary policy, according to new research.
Even before Bundesbank will publish its annual statistics on the consolidation in the German banking industry in May, there are already indications that the total number of banks and branches has dropped even further. Banks from abroad or those focusing on very specific customer groups are among the few that are expanding.