Representatives of Greece’s international creditors ended their exploratory talks in Athens on Friday with serious reservations about a series of policies being promoted by the government, while they concluded that only half the prior actions tied to the next tranche of 2.8 billion euros have been implemented. Source Ekathimerini
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Saudi Arabia’s National Water Co. is seeking financial advisers to arrange the sale of parts of the country’s water distribution network, according to people familiar with the matter. Source Gulf News
The ‘Joint Sea 2017’ drills of the Russian and Chinese naval forces have begun the first stage of major exercises, marking the first time they have taken place in Europe. Source RT
The International Monetary Fund late on July 20 approved a one-year, $1.8 billion loan program for Greece but will not release any funds until the eurozone agrees on a debt relief plan, in a highly unusual compromise step. Source: Daily News