Cyprus's banks are set to re-open Thursday after being closed for nearly two weeks. Under a deal with international creditors, the government has imposed strict controls on how much money depositors can withdraw to prevent a collapse of credit institutions. Zlatica Hoke reports.
The five BRICS nations met in the South African port city of Durban this week to enhance economic cooperation among the developing nations. The summit yielded a number of agreements -- but not the highly-touted development bank officials had promised. With more, here’s VOA’s Anita Powell in Durban.
When 16 Burmese newspapers are granted operating licenses on April 1, they will become the first private print dailies allowed to publish in Burma in nearly 50 years. . But the milestone comes amid concern over Burma’s newly-released draft media law, which critics say could roll back government promises to loosen its grip on a long tightly-controlled industry. Mark Snowiss has more.