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Monday, 21 June 2021

Progress at Iran nuclear talks + West Africa pushes ‘eco’ currency to 2027

Progress at Iran nuclear talks: There have been signs of progress negotiations between Iran and world powers to restore the 2015 nuclear agreement, diplomats told the Associated Press yesterday.

Israel’s not happy, of course: Israel’s new PM Naftali Bennett has warned the US and other nations seeking to rekindle the Iran nuclear agreement to “wake up” after conservative hardliner Ebrahim Raissi won the country’s presidential election at the weekend.

West African countries have pushed plans to adopt a common regional currency to 2027, after having had their original 2020 launch date delayed due to covid-19, according to Bloomberg. The 15 countries that make up the Ecowas trading bloc have had plans to launch the ‘eco’ for more than 20 years, and it is hoped a common currency will promote regional trade and economic growth.

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