EU keeps Russia sanctions in place, sees 'encouraging' signs
By Adrian Croft and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union decided on Tuesday to keep in place a package of economic sanctions against Russia over its support for separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine despite what it called "encouraging developments" on the ground after a ceasefire deal. The 28-nation EU has imposed sanctions on Russia's finance, defence and energy sectors and has frozen the assets of some 140 Russian and Ukrainian individuals and companies over Moscow's role in Ukraine. ...
Namibia growth seen at 5.4 percent in 2014 - central bank
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Namibia's economy is expected to grow 5.4 percent in 2014, from an estimated 5.1 percent last year, as upbeat global growth boosts demand for exports such as diamonds, the central bank said on Tuesday. "Robust growth in the U.S. and positive economic activities in the UK and Spain in the quarter under review augur well for Namibia's economic performance, particularly diamond, beef and fish exports," the bank said in a quarterly report on its website.