Arseniy Yatsenyuk looked at home with Angela Merkel yesterday as she chaperoned him around an emergency European Union summit. Yet the new Ukraine premier’s chances of getting a permanent seat in the Brussels club are becoming more remote as Russia tightens its grip on his country.
On five Sundays since protests began in Ukraine, Viktor Skochko made the 600-kilometer (372-mile) round trip from his farm east of Kiev to join demonstrations in the capital that ultimately toppled the government. By each Monday, he was back preparing to sow spring crops.
The U.S. economy is showing no signs of catching up with its past growth trend and advanced economies are at risk of “Japanese-style malaise,” Columbia University Professor and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz said.
Armajaro Trading Ltd.’s cocoa supplier in Ivory Coast, the world’s largest producer of the beans used to make chocolate, said it received funds to pay premiums owed to farmers by the London-based trader.
The World Bank’s private lending arm said it received assurances that Armajaro Trading Ltd., in which it previously held a stake, provided evidence it paid premiums for cocoa beans owed to farmers in top grower Ivory Coast.