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Economy

 China and the EU complete bilateral investment pactBeijing, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) China and the European Union (EU) announced the signing of the investment treaty that they have been analyzing since 2014 to guarantee equal access and protection to companies with business on each side.


Syria approves investment for more than 800 million dollarsDamascus, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Investment Agency announced the approval of 67 projects for more than 800 million dollars.


Cuba and Vietnam strengthen economic and scientific collaborationHavana, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Vietnam strengthened bilateral economic and scientific technical collaboration today, as a result of the 38 session of the intergovernmental commission that met virtually between the Caribbean capital and Hanoi.


US blockade and its impact on Cuban developmentHavana, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) The siege imposed by the United States against Cuba closes 2020 as one of the periods of greatest pressure for the development of the Caribbean nation, under the administration of Republican Donald Trump.


New laws benefit regions and public universities in BoliviaLa Paz, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Deputy Minister of Tax Policy Jhonny Morales said on Tuesday that the benefits generated by recent enactment of two new economic laws will also reach some regions, departments and public universities.


Washington, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The behavior of Bitcoins in 2020 accumulated gains of 273 percent, a constant advance in light of which experts predict higher revenues in 2021, according to specialized media.


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Varadero, Cuba, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) After opening this resort on November 2, the Boulevard, with numerous food, commercial and cultural services, is opting to become the most important recreational center of this famous tourist destination.


Hard currencies and the monetary overhaul in CubaHavana (Prensa Latina) As the beginning of the monetary overhaul in Cuba approaches, on January 1, many wonder how the exchange of hard currencies will take place and what the situation of bank accounts in freely convertible currencies (MLC, in Spanish) will be, among other questions.


US-based organizations ratify commitment to defending Cuba and LatAmWashington, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Organizations of émigrés from Cuba and Latin America in the US city of Miami, Florida, on Monday ratified their commitment to defending the independence, peace and development of the Caribbean island and the region.


Cyber attack on Budget Department in the Dominican RepublicSanto Domingo, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The General Budget Department of the Dominican Republic underwent a cyber attack against its systems, local media reported in this capital on Monday.


Pope Francis introduces changes to control Vatican's assetsVatican City, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis on Monday ordered to transfer the control of the Vatican's assets from the Secretariat of State and the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, starting in January 1.