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Italian MP proposes to girlfriend during debate in Parliament ▷ Kenya News

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– Flavio Di Muro popped the all-important question on Thursday, November 28 in the middle of a Parliamentary debate

– The legislator had been invited by the Speaker to contribute to an earthquake debate when he sprung the surprise

– The 33-year-old received an applause from his excited colleagues

A Member of Parliament in Italy received an applause from his fellow colleagues after he proposed to his girlfriend on the floor of the House.

Flavio Di Muro, a member of the Far-Right party the League excited fellow lawmakers when he popped the all-important question on Thursday, November 28 as MPs prepared to vote on measures to assist earthquake victims in the country.

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Italian MP proposes to girlfriend during debate in Parliament

Italian MP Flavio Di Muro proposed to his girlfriend during debate in Parliament on Thursday, November 28. Photo: Camera dei Deputati.
Source: UGC

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According to a report by The Guardian on Friday, November 29, the legislator had been invited by the Speaker to contribute to the earthquake debate when he sprung the surprise.

“We, men of the institutions, are busy every day with national emergencies, we tend to forget those we love as we are busy engaging in political debates,” he said.

Italian MP proposes to girlfriend during debate in Parliament

Flavio Di Muro with his girlfriend Elisa De Leo. Photo: Daily Mail.
Source: UGC

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“You see, today is a special day for me. Elisa, will you marry me?” the MP asked, producing the ring while looking at his partner, Elisa De Leo, who was watching from the public section.

The proposal was followed by applause from the deputies but Di Muro was not lucky as he was castigated by the Speaker Roberto Fico for flouting House rules.

Italian MP proposes to girlfriend during debate in Parliament

Speaker Roberto Fico was not impressed with Di Muro’s proposal and reprimanded him. Photo: Ansa.
Source: UGC

“I understand this, however, I don’t think it’s appropriate to use an intervention for this,” Fico cautioned.

Initially, it was not clear whether his girlfriend has accepted his proposal but when Di Muro was asked after the House business ended, he confirmed she said yes.

The 33-year-old said they would get married on a date the two will decide on.

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World Bank pushes G-20 to extend debt relief to 2021

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World Bank Group President David Malpass has urged the Group of 20 rich countries to extend the time frame of the Debt Service Suspension Initiative(DSSI) through the end of 2021, calling it one of the key factors in strengthening global recovery.

“I urge you to extend the time frame of the DSSI through the end of 2021 and commit to giving the initiative as broad a scope as possible,” said Malpass.

He made these remarks at last week’s virtual G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting.

The World Bank Chief said the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered the deepest global recession in decades and what may turn out to be one of the most unequal in terms of impact.

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People in developing countries are particularly hard hit by capital outflows, declines in remittances, the collapse of informal labor markets, and social safety nets that are much less robust than in the advanced economies.

For the poorest countries, poverty is rising rapidly, median incomes are falling and growth is deeply negative.

Debt burdens, already unsustainable for many countries, are rising to crisis levels.

“The situation in developing countries is increasingly desperate. Time is short. We need to take action quickly on debt suspension, debt reduction, debt resolution mechanisms and debt transparency,” said Malpass.

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Kenya’s Central Bank Drafts New Laws to Regulate Non-Bank Digital Loans

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The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) will regulate interest rates charged on mobile loans by digital lending platforms if amendments on the Central bank of Kenya Act pass to law. The amendments will require digital lenders to seek approval from CBK before launching new products or changing interest rates on loans among other charges, just like commercial banks.

“The principal objective of this bill is to amend the Central bank of Kenya Act to regulate the conduct of providers of digital financial products and services,” reads a notice on the bill. “CBK will have an obligation of ensuring that there is fair and non-discriminatory marketplace access to credit.”

According to Business Daily, the legislation will also enable the Central Bank to monitor non-performing loans, capping the limit at not twice the amount of the defaulted loan while protecting consumers from predatory lending by digital loan platforms.

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Tighter Reins on Platforms for Mobile Loans

The legislation will boost efforts to protect customers, building upon a previous gazette notice that blocked lenders from blacklisting non-performing loans below Ksh 1000. The CBK also withdrew submissions of unregulated mobile loan platforms into Credit Reference Bureau. The withdrawal came after complaints of misuse over data in the Credit Information Sharing (CIS) System available for lenders.

Last year, Kenya had over 49 platforms providing mobile loans, taking advantage of regulation gaps to charge obscene rates as high as 150% a year. While most platforms allow borrowers to prepay within a month, creditors still pay the full amount plus interest.

Amendments in the CBK Act will help shield consumers from high-interest rates as well as offer transparency on terms of digital loans.

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Scope Markets Kenya customers to have instant access to global financial markets

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NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 20 – Clients trading through the Scope Markets Kenya trading platform will get instant access to global financial markets and wider investment options. 

This follows the launch of a new Scope Markets app, available on both the Google PlayStore and IOS Apple Store.

The Scope Markets app offers clients over 500 investment opportunities across global financial markets.

The Scope Markets app has a brand new user interface that is very user friendly, following feedback from customers.

The application offers real-time quotes; newsfeeds; research facilities, and a chat feature which enables a customer to make direct contact with the Customer Service Team during trading days (Monday to Friday).

The platform also offers an enhanced client interface including catering for those who trade at night.

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The client will get instant access to several asset classes in the global financial markets including; Single Stocks CFDs (US, UK, EU) such as Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google, BP, Carrefour;  Indices (Nasdaq, FTSE UK), Metals (Gold, Silver); Currencies (60+ Pairs), Commodities (Oil, Natural Gas).

The launch is part of Scope Markets Kenya strategy of enriching the customer experience while offering clients access to global trading opportunities.

Scope Markets Kenya CEO, Kevin Ng’ang’a observed, “the Sope Markets app is very easy to use especially when executing trades. Customers are at the heart of everything we do. We designed the Scope Markets app with the customer experience in mind as we seek to respond to feedback from our customers.”

He added that enhancing the client experience builds upon the robust trading platform, Meta Trader 5, unveiled in 2019, enabling Scope Markets Kenya to broaden the asset classes available on the trading platform.

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