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Zimbabwe Defense Forces Chief Constantino Chiwenga speaks in a press conference in Harare [url=http://www.nhlpanthersteamshop.com/adidas+nick+bjugstad+panthers+jersey]Nick Bjugstad Panthers Jersey[/url] , Zimbabwe, on Nov. 20, 2017. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has opened discussions with former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who he fired two weeks ago, Constantino Chiwenga said Monday. (XinhuaShaun Jusa)
HARARE, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Zimbabwe Defense Forces (ZDF) said Monday they are encouraged by the opening of talks between President Robert Mugabe and former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who he fired two weeks ago.
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"Thereafter, the nation will be advised on the outcome of talks between the two," Chiwenga said.
He said in the meantime, Mugabe, who was removed from the position of party leader on Sunday, had started processes towards a definitive solution and roadmap for the country.
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Chiwenga said the ZDF meetings with Mugabe had gone on in an atmosphere of mutual respect with several guarantees being made.
The ZDF also remained seized with its operation code named "Operation Restore Legacy", he said.
"We are confident to take our beloved country out of its present circumstances and set in on the desired development trajectory," he said.
Chiwenga urged the generality of Zimbabweans to refrain from any actions or activities that threaten peace, life and property. Students should also remain clam and proceed with their educational programs as scheduled, Chiwenga said.
His appeal to students came after University of Zimbabwe students staged demonstrations and refused to write their examinations on Monday until Mugabe steps down.
The ZDF statement comes as the ruling ZANU-PF party on Sunday removed Mugabe from party leadership and replaced him with Mnangagwa.
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Following the military seizure of power last Wednesday, Zimbabwe has been thrown into political turmoil as Zimbabweans and political parties have united in their call for Mugabe to step down.
In his televised speech to the nation Sunday night, Mugabe said he will chair the party's congress next month to address once and for all challenges afflicting the ruling party.
International banks that have for years been pressing for more access to Chinese capital markets are lauding new regulations that remove caps on foreign ownership of domestic commercial banks, asset management companies, securities firms, fund managers and life insurers.
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Currently, a single foreign investor cannot own more than 20 percent of a bank or an asset manager, and total foreign ownership cannot exceed 25 percent.
Caps on shareholdings in securities firms, fund managers and life insurers will also be lifted to allow foreign investors to take majority stakes — and eventually full ownership.
The deregulation was hailed as a “remarkable milestone” by the financial research team at UBS Securities. It was a sentiment echoed throughout foreign corridors.
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Euphoria over the latest announcement comes as no surprise.
“HSBC welcomes the changes,” said Peter Wong, deputy chairman and chief executive of the Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corp. “Further foreign participation will help China’s financial markets become more global, supporting greater internationalization of the yuan.”
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“We welcome this milestone policy change, which we believe will bring further investment to China and create new business momentum for the financial services industry,” a spokesperson for Morgan Stanley said.
James Gorman, global chief executive of the US investment banking giant, said the bank will “seize the chance” to increase its stake in a local joint venture, according to a report in the South China Morning Post.
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J.P. Morgan Chase & Co, another global leader in financial services, said that it “welcomes any decision” made by the Chinese government that further liberalizes the financial sector. The bank said it will continue to “evaluate viable options” to strengthen its position in China.