The European Central Bank can supply cash to banks if Sunday's presidential vote in France roils markets but suppressing a rise in governments' borrowing costs would go beyond its remit, ECB policymaker Ignazio Visco said.
Visco: ECB can help banks, not governments
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble warned against a hasty and uncoordinated rollback of financial regulation, saying such a move could jeopardize stability.
Germany's Schäuble warns against financial regulation rollback
Italian oil refiner Saras announced that it has cleared all the debt it owed Iran for oil purchased before sanctions were imposed against the country in 2012.
Italy refiner clears all oil debt with Iran
With the lifting of Western sanctions, Iran is ready to ramp up economic activities overseas, including investment in the Japanese stock market.
Iranian fund sets sights on Japan stocks
Iran can provide a short and secure route for Hanoi to access a market with a population of 400 million, said the head of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture.
Official: Vietnam can reach 400-million market via Iran
Executives of oil and gas companies from 18 countries are taking part in an international conference on petrochemical industry in Tehran to explore Iran's emerging role in global markets.
Iran petchem projects open to investors
Loans amounting to over $66 billion were allocated to the mining, industry and trade sectors in the year to March 20, 2017, said Minister of Industry, Mines, and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh on Saturday.
Minister: Trade, mining sectors received over $66b in loans
Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) announced that commodities valued at about $302 million and weighing over 588,905 tons were traded in its domestic trading and exports halls in the past working week (April 15-20).
IME weekly trade exceeds $300m
The eurozone economy bounded into the second quarter with strong broad-based growth, according to a survey showing businesses increased activity at the fastest rate for six years as new orders stayed robust.
Eurozone economy races into Q2 with bumper growth
Greece far exceeded its international lenders' budget demands last year, official data showed, posting its first overall budget surplus in 21 years even when debt repayments are included.
Greece blows EU-IMF bailout targets away with strong budget performance

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