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Positive Outlook for European Economy in January

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For all of us this January marked the beginning of the new 2014, but it may also be, as some hope, a new step forward towards the recovery of the still crisis-shaken eurozone economy. January proved to be quite positive in terms of economic activity, which according to statistics, expanded at its...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 3.Jan.2014

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Euro zone manufacturing grows; France stumbles on; Fiat agrees to buy remaining stake in Chrysler; US vs Europe: Which equities will win in 2014?; Deutsche Telekom's new CEO faces twin tests; This is the ECB’s biggest task for 2014. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 2.Jan.2014

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Attacks reignite debate on Russia investments; AMEC CEO flags barriers to UK fracking; Deutsche Telekom's new CEO faces twin tests; Greece to exit bailout plan in 2014: Prime Minister; Erdogan blames 'foreign-backed' elements for dirty plot against Turkey. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 31.Dec.2013

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Shots fired at German ambassador's residence in Athens; Watchdog sounds alarm on graphene scams; Bank job-less figures: Robberies on the decline; The real problem with France's 75 percent tax; Make sure we’re in this recovery together: CBI.     ...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 30.Dec.2013

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Monte Paschi faces nationalization threat after cash call delay; Thank Turkey for the euro's spike versus dollar; ECB'S Draghi sees no urgent need to cut rates further; Fears of social breakdown as gambling explodes in Italy; London's wealthy dig down fast to beat...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 27.Dec.2013

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Euro zone's 2014 pressure point—politics; Even with EU membership change slow for Bulgaria; German industry to start 2014 on a high; Turkish prosecutor piles pressure on Erdogan; Traditional Danish pastries threatened by EU cinnamon ban.       ...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 26.Dec.2013

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Snowden sees ghost of Christmas future: mass surveillance; Khodorkovsky applies for Swiss visa, Greenpeace activists released; Italy's failed immigration policy; Catalan strike hits Spanish king's speech; Russia drops criminal case against British Greenpeace activist. ...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 25.Dec.2013

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Unicredit to sell $1.3 billion of non-performing loans; Norway’s $815 billion oil fund faces key decisions;       Italy makes last-minute 2014 budget dash; Rolls-Royce says SFO to investigate bribery allegations; Britain top grant donor to World Bank...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 24.Dec.2013

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UK funds close in on China access deal; Strategy remains elusive for Ukraine opposition; Khordorkovsky to steer clear of politics; EU fury over claims UK and US spied on competition chief; Deutsche Bank to pay $1.9 billion over mortgages.         ...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 23.Dec.2013

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Germany should ban contractors from NSA links; Deutsche Bank to pay $1.9 billion over mortgages;   EU fury over claims UK and US spied on competition chief;   IMF scolds Ukraine plan for economy; NSA dragnet included allies, aid groups and business elite. ...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 20.Dec.2013

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Putin to pardon jailed oil tycoon Khodorkovsky 'soon'; Eyeing Southern Europe? Proceed with caution, experts say; AstraZeneca shares up on Bristol-Myers diabetes deal; Europe rushes to seal banking union within 48 hours; Merkel urges EU treaty change in first speech of new...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 19.Dec.2013

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Merkel urges EU treaty change in first speech of new term; Egypt stocks hit high since 2011 uprising; Europe’s banking plans: Backstops and bail-ins; German business sentiment rises in December; UK unemployment falls, putting rate hike in focus. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 18.Dec.2013

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Euro zone agrees ‘backstop’ for failing banks; Russia agrees to cut gas price for Ukraine by about one-third; Euro zone set for drawn-out battle over banking rules; Four more years: Merkel's unlikely government steps up; 'Doom loop' spells danger for...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 17.Dec.2013

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Reform of Britain's banking laws clears final hurdle; French economy struggles as Germany strides ahead; Euro zone bond rally may be ending: Here’s why; End of the budget city break?; Germany’s new face at the ECB: Who’s in the frame?. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 16.Dec.2013

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ECB official Asmussen quits to serve in German coalition; Euro zone 'to share cost' of closing failed banks; Ukrainians mass for new rally as EU halts trade deal; McCain meets Ukrainian protest leaders amid rallies; Post-bailout Ireland looks for tax cuts. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 12.Dec.2013

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ECB poised to get tough on sovereign bond risks; Pay better wages, UK minister tells Domino's; Check out Europe and Asia’s top shorts; Ukraine seeks $27.5 billion in aid from EU, PM says; EU set for more Cyprus-style bail-ins for troubled banks.     Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 11.Dec.2013

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Europe outlines plan on closing troubled banks; RBS's finance chief Bostock quits to join Santander UK; Swiss banks agree to US tax deal, more expected to follow; Goldman: How Europe outperforms in 2014; New cold war: Russia eyes chilly Arctic in global energy play. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 10.Dec.2013

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Italy's latest risk to stability: the 'Renzi Factor'; HSBC UK spin-off will have to join the queue; Most British people who live in poverty have a job ; Rotterdam and The Hague rebel against EU immigrant influx; Ex-Goldman Sachs banker jailed in UK in Nigerian corruption...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 9.Dec.2013

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HSBC sounds out spin-off of UK unit; Ukraine security services investigate opposition for coup plotting; Swiss banks prepare to bow to US demands, grudgingly; How the 2020s could see Europe put the US in the shade; Parliament approves 2014 budget in Greece. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 6.Dec.2013

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Resilient euro just won't be held back; Deutsche Bank quits commodities under regulatory pressure; ECB: Inflation will be below target for 2 years; A UK tax to send ‘shivers down the spine’ of foreigners; US, Europe still positive on WTO deal. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 5.Dec.2013

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S&P's Moritz Kraemer: Europe not out of the woods; Cyprus sees more stability, even bitcoin innovation; Moscovici: France must invest in Africa; Deutsche Bank: Here are $2 billion-plus ways we're sorry about Libor; Britain to export pig semen to China in $74 million...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 4.Dec.2013

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EU regulators to fine 5 banks for rate rigging; Goldman: These are UK’s two long-term weaknesses; Euro zone factory prices slump to nearly 4-yr low in October; Cyprus out of 'danger zone': Finance Minister; Rating agencies face sanctions by EU watchdog. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 3.Dec.2013

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Cameron argues GSK case in China; Ukraine protests increase risks of currency crisis; Junk bond issuance in Europe reaches record in 2013; UK Chancellor to boost forecasts but keep belt tight; Euro zone gets manufacturing boost, France drags. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 2.Dec.2013

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Chinese investors eye UK bank stake; As you were? Europe deflation fears despite upbeat data; Why holidaymakers are flocking to Birmingham, UK; Moody's upgrades Greece's debt rating; Loan delay looms for Greece as EU-IMF inspectors cancel visit. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 29.Nov.2013

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Euro zone business morale hits 27-month high; Why Norway's shipping industry sees Arctic boom; Euro banks face ‘capital crunch’: PwC; BoE says housing market no longer needs funding for lending scheme; Berlusconi's gone - but Italy's big problems remain. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 28.Nov.2013

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ECB warns on external risks to euro zone financial system; Senate expels Berlusconi from Italian parliament ; Pope finds a new enemy—capitalism; Germany has a new government, what next?; Euro zone financial stress down to near pre-crisis levels: ECB. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 27.Nov.2013

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Berlusconi faces expulsion from parliament over tax fraud sentence; Merkel and SPD in breakthrough on coalition talks, conservatives say; Italy PM Letta wins confidence vote as Berlusconi moves to opposition; The euro was made for Germany: Ex Spanish PM; Euro’s struggling...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 26.Nov.2013

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Swiss voters reject proposal to limit executives' pay; EU plans to tighten corporate tax loopholes; Ukraine may gain ‘short-term benefits’ by move east; Banking union delay 'a shackle' on growth: BNP Paribas; German growth 'nothing to hang our hats...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 25.Nov.2013

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Swiss voters reject proposal to limit executives' pay; Deutsche Bank CEO warns over negative rates; Ryanair turns customer-friendly on Easyjet threat; Bank of America intern died of natural causes; 'Europe heading for catastrophe' despite German growth.   Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 21.Nov.2013

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European workers get most vacation, but feel most deprived; Are the cracks in the euro starting to show?; 'Stop bashing the rich,' says London's mayor; Hungary central bank 100% independent: Governor Gyorgy Matolcsy; Poland’s FinMin swept aside: How this may affect...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 20.Nov.2013

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Spain’s bailout exit is not premature: ESM's Klaus Regling; Atomico gives $476 million to non-Silicon Valley start-ups; ‘Light at the end of tunnel’ for Europe: SEB CEO; Is London’s property rally different this time?; EasyJet reports 51% rise in...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 19.Nov.2013

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France may be 'major pothole' in 2014: Fund manager Hintz; Bank ex-chairman on crack and meth after debt disaster; Berlusconi 'party showdown' seen as doves and hawks collide; What cuts? US austerity ‘tougher than in Europe’; Bundesbank's Dombret...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 18.Nov.2013

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Berlusconi 'party showdown' seen as doves and hawks collide; What cuts? US austerity ‘tougher than in Europe’; Bundesbank's Dombret warns on bubble from low rates; Where to put your money in emerging Europe; Greek finance minister: No more austerity, it's...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 13.Nov.2013

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Biggest banks face forex probe questions; The euro could disappear in 10 years: BlackRock CEO; Dust settles as EU adopts ‘austerity budget’ after 16 hour talks; ECB was 'very pragmatic' to cut rates: UBS CEO; Germany publishes list of works in Nazi art stash. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 12.Nov.2013

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ECB cuts rates to new low of 0.25%, euro sinks; EU budget deal on knife edge as deadline loom; Euro needs political union to survive: Greenspan; Is the euro zone at risk of Japan style deflation?; German parties reach deal on banking union. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 11.Nov.2013

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Russian economy faces 2 lean decades; German parties reach deal on banking union; Europe and Brazil taking spying claims to the UN; We can’t avoid further downgrades: Telecom Italia CEO; S&P cuts France's sovereign credit rating. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 8.Nov.2013

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ECB cuts rates to new low of 0.25%, euro sinks; RBS unit to pay $150 million to settle US charges; UK spy chiefs emerge from shadow to blast Snowden; ECB rate cut surprise temporarily provides a jolt, but will it fix anything?; BoE leaves rates, asset purchase target unchanged. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 7.Nov.2013

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EU to fine banks billions of euros over rate rigging; Asia's billionaire club grows as Europe's shrinks; As euro zone struggles, these companies buck the downturn; Euro zone business growth slows as hiring slips; BAE to end shipbuilding at Portsmouth, may cut 1,775 jobs. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 6.Nov.2013

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ECB should act on strong euro: Italy finance minister; EU to fine Deutsche, JPMorgan in rate probe; British regulator to toughen London share listing rules; G4S cheered by emerging market growth; Italy's banks won't fail stress tests: Saccomanni. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 5.Nov.2013

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Deutsche Bank Co-CEO Fitschen under investigation; UK may hit foreign property owners with new tax to burst housing bubble; Manufacturing improves amid euro zone recovery; HSBC profit up 10%, co-operating with forex probes; European borders tested as money is moved to shield wealth....Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 4.Nov.2013

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EU membership boosts UK by up to $124 billion; Survivors of 'crazy' French taxes are good stocks; Merkel softens her fiscal hard line at home; Pressure on ECB to cut rates after inflation shock; Two Golden Dawn supporters shot dead in Greece. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 1.Nov.2013

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ECB mustn't intervene to weaken euro: Lufthansa CEO ; Russian lenders work with blacklisted Syrian banks; Euro zone unemployment stuck at record high; Cyprus banks still struggling as deposits ebb away; A bum deal? EU to roll out toilet flush law. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 31.Oct.2013

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More liquidity coming from ECB to avoid 'cliff': Nowotny; US says German export dependence hurts global economy; Taxes 'one element' behind tech boom: Irish PM; France veers to the right as National Front gains support; Spain emerges from 2-year recession. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 30.Oct.2013

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Barclays profit falls, cooperating in forex probe; Nowotny says ECB has to live with strong euro; Lloyds takes further hit on mis-sold insurance; Spain's mini gold rush beset by concerns over development; Euro zone not yet fixed: JPMorgan's Dimon. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 25.Oct.2013

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Euro zone business growth hit by falling demand; Credit Suisse CEO claims business solid despite results miss; Why we like European currencies right now: Goldman; After Bill Gates, is Spain back in fashion?; US fails the European allies' trust test. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 24.Oct.2013

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Credit Suisse revamps rate trading after income slide; ECB’s Draghi: New bank stress tests ‘just the beginning’; Zurich ‘sex boxes’ hailed a success; Ericsson shares slump 6% as US slowdown weighs; EU lawmakers: Respect data privacy or face fines. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 22.Oct.2013

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Portugal will do ‘whatever it takes’ to avoid second bailout; Cyprus to lift most currency controls by spring 2014; Stressful times for Europe’s banks; EDF, Britain sign $26 billion deal for nuclear plant; Chinese navigate France's labor rules. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 21.Oct.2013

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Draghi asked EU to keep state aid rules for banks flexible; BoE's Broadbent: Rates could rise fair amount before problems; EU strikes trade deal with Canada; Lobbying bonanza as US firms try to influence EU; HSBC hit with record $2.46 billion judgment. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 18.Oct.2013

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Flashing Red! Europe bullishness triggers 'sell' signal; Booming demand for fine art focused on priciest pieces; $2,800 a month for every Swiss person …even if you’re in work; Prince Charles: We need 21st century pension funds; GE Money Bank sets price range for...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 16.Oct.2013

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Ireland and Portugal budget for life after bailout; Drugstore giant Alliance Boots slammed over tax; Fears rise that Italy's 2014 budget could spark further trouble; UK opens doors to Chinese banks with special terms; Backed by EU interests, Greeks may bear 50-year bonds. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 15.Oct.2013

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Backed by EU interests, Greeks may bear 50-year bonds; Britain cannot ‘gamble’ with EU membership; US could learn from the Dutch: EU’s Rehn; Norway orders review of $790 billion wealth fund; Germany blamed for banking reform delays. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 14.Oct.2013

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Europe prepares to come clean on hidden bank losses; Berlusconi asks to do community service instead of jail term; UK court to hear evidence ahead of landmark Libor ruling; Ireland says may exit bailout without EU backstop; Dollar's reserve role at risk from US budget...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 11.Oct.2013

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BoE leaves rates, asset purchase target unchanged; EU files for WTO settlement on Russian car import levy; Case of Germany's scandal-hit Bishop of Limburg to be referred to Pope; European Parliament approves Eurosur border surveillance; Germany demands UN resolution on poaching....Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 10.Oct.2013

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Slovenia reaching 'tipping point' as bailout looms; Italy, Spain capitalize on receptive bond market; IMF drops criticism of Osborne austerity; US will reach solution on shutdown: ECB's Asmussen; Weak PMI reinforces case for Bank of England to hold fire. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 9.Oct.2013

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Penalties planned for banks receiving ECB aid; EU lawyers warn of limits in building banking union; Britain set to price Royal Mail sale at top of range; Monte dei Paschi CEO: We're ready to bounce back; Singaporeans snap up London homes as local market slows. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 8.Oct.2013

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Berlusconi expulsion from Senate; Experts dispute Serbia’s ‘bankruptcy’ scare; Europe's bank restructurings 'positive' for sector; Japan Airlines order a 'great event': Airbus CEO; Irish voters reject Prime Minister's call to scrap Senate. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 4.Oct.2013

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More workers are ‘close to breaking point’; Budget tensions flare up in Europe; Gazprom could face anti-trust charges: EU regulator Almunia; Leader of Greek far-right Golden Dawn party jailed pending trial; 'Our plan is to back business': UK Prime Minister. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 3.Oct.2013

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ECB keeps all options open to support recovery; Spanish graduate's rant goes viral; JPM shakes off ‘Whale’ to nab top spot for fees; French parliament passes law punishing plant closures; Letta wins confidence vote as Berlusconi backs down. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 2.Oct.2013

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Italy PM Letta faces showdown in parliament after Berlusconi crisis; Battle of the budgets: US, Europe gripped by political rows; Britain's reckless banking charge to carry seven-year jail term; Euro zone in it for the 'long haul' as unemployment flat; Euro zone...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 1.Oct.2013

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ECB to hold course, keep eye on gathering storm clouds; Open for business? France reviews Sunday trading; Greece plans new anti-racism law amid Golden Dawn crackdown; Pawnbrokers lose shine as gold market weakens; Italy faces new elections and economic turmoil, analysts warn. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 30.Sep.2013

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Along comes Italy, to spoil Europe's market calm; Siemens to cut up to 15,000 jobs; UK finance chiefs opt for growth not cuts; IMF and EU mission to Greece takes breather after progress; Greek PM rules out snap elections after Golden Dawn arrests. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 27.Sep.2013

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Italy crisis increases as president pulls out of meeting; French business chief slams 2014 budget; EU threatens to halt terrorist fund tracking deal with US; Barclays to ax wealth management in 130 countries; Greece does not need 3rd bailout, seeks debt 'reprofiling'. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 26.Sep.2013

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Banking union needed 'as soon as possible': Trichet; Britain to challenge EU bonus cap in court; IMF approves next $1 billion for Ireland bailout program; ICAP ordered to pay $87 million in Libor settlement; France’s Silicon Valley to launch start-up hub. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 25.Sep.2013

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Coalition options narrow for Merkel’s CDU; Germany's business sentiment rises in September; Europe at a turning point: This chart shows why; Greece, in Anti-Fascist Crackdown, Investigates Police; Labour Leader Tries to Energize Party for Britain’s Next Election. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 24.Sep.2013

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More cheap loans for Europe's banks; Euro zone PMIs boost hopes of broad-based recovery; Anger at Elop’s pay-off spreads; Regulator sues Morgan Stanley, eight others over faulty securities; Swiss Vote to Keep Mandatory Army Service. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 23.Sep.2013

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Germans give Merkel a mandate: How markets might react; Greece looks to state property assets to avoid third bailout; ECB's Asmussen says Ireland must keep to austerity; Telecom Italia investors in talks to keep status quo for 6 months; ECB ready to act to help credit market if...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 20.Sep.2013

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Anti-euro party powers ahead as German elections near; JPMorgan pays hefty cost for 'Whale', settles for $920 mln; Euro zone’s ‘North-South divide’ to widen further; Albert Edwards: Bernanke, Osborne blowing bubbles; Italy seeks to lure back foreign...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 19.Sep.2013

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Cyprus on track but bank concerns remain; Europe sets out plans to stop Libor rigging; Berlusconi to stay in politics despite criminal conviction; Europe’s recovery drive may be stuck in the 'slow lane'; Russian stocks drop on US senator's sanctions call. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 18.Sep.2013

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Heresy: Germans ponder life after Angela Merkel; Burberry confident in China despite luxury crackdown; Italy seeks to reassure as crisis looms; UK to sell 6% stake in Lloyds at 75 pence/share; 'Age of the Unretired' looms as millions plan to work into old age. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 17.Sep.2013

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Merkel's coalition hangs in the balance after Bavaria vote; UK to sell 6 percent stake in Lloyds Banking Group; Portugal's next bailout review could drop the compliments; UK economy ‘needs more time to recover’: Philip Green; Asian shares ease ahead of Fed...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 16.Sep.2013

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German elections: Bavaria’s ‘alpha male’ vote is key; Dollar slips, bonds & shares rally as Summers drops out; Credit Suisse banker to lead Lloyds and RBS stake sales; Zurich campaign seeks to restore insurer to normality; Greece based for fresh protests. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 13.Sep.2013

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Banking union: Europe clears critical hurdle; Multinationals’ tax deals under probe; Carney warns of UK ‘false dawn’;   EU plans to end roaming fees to hit telcos from 2014; Hackers steal 2 million Vodafone clients’ data.   Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 12.Sep.2013

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France cuts forecasts for growth, budget shortfalls; Why Germany may be Italy's biggest worry; UK jobless rate dips to 7.7%; How the Dutch can save their 'abysmal' economy; EU votes for new market abuse sanctions. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 11.Sep.2013

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EU not a ‘soft option’ as politicians vote to combat market abuse; EU tax plan criticized; France's 75% tax to only hit 2013, 2014 salaries; Reasons not to celebrate UK recovery yet; SocGen eyes 10 percent capital ratio by end-2013. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 10.Sep.2013

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Euro zone sentiment turns positive for first time in over 2 years; European automakers look to charge things up; EU backs Monte Paschi capital hike; Under fire: France's tax deal with Qatar; Barclays to pay $36.1 million in Massachusetts subprime settlement. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 9.Sep.2013

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Greece's slump will be 'smaller than forecast'; France's tax-free deal with Qatar comes under fire; Merkel: ‘No fear’ ahead of crucial election; German exports post surprise fall in July; Russia-UK diplomatic spat on twitter. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 5.Sep.2013

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G-20 sets sights on corporate tax evaders; US recovery will aid emerging markets;   Draghi says no to Greek debt relief;   BoE leaves key interest rate at 0.5%;   European stocks getting more attractive.     Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 5.Sep.2013

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Stock allocators warm to Europe, but US a concern; Europe to clampdown on shadow banking; Europe's automakers to lose billions in 2013: Moody's; Spain services grow for first time in over 2 years; Euro zone business activity strongest in 2 years. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 4.Sep.2013

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UK recovery goes from strength to strength; Swiss banks apologize for aiding tax cheats; BofA exits stake in China's CCB with $1.5 billion sale; Switzerland keeps crown as most competitive economy; Italian speakers declare war with their felt tip pens on German signs. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 3.Sep.2013

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Italy launches tax on high-frequency transactions; Biggest gap in 25 years between US and Europe earnings; Euro zone manufacturing picks up; Merkel’s rival posts strong showing in first TV debate; Citigroup sheds more than $6 billion in PE, hedge fund assets. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 2.Sep.2013

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German candidates clash on euro and taxes in tight TV duel; Putin to turn tables on Obama at G-20; France's Hollande sees stronger 2014 growth; China factory activity up for first time in sour months in August; UK manufacturers' investment plans strongest in six years. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 30.Aug.2013

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Italy's crucial tax deal will come at a cost; Fed should strengthen controls for handling of minutes; U.S., Switzerland forge bank settlement deal amid tax probe; EU's Rehn sees European recovery strengthening in 2014; Euro zone, IMF to press Greece for foreign agency to...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 29.Aug.2013

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BRICS agree capital structure for development bank; Asian shares rise, Syria worries cap gains, oil off highs; Bank of England's Carney says rates pressure might trigger more stimulus; Ukraine PM tells Russia to accept "reality" of EU trade deal; Swiss government ready...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 28.Aug.2013

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German business sentiment hits 16-month high; Dutch govt agrees to $8 billion in budget cuts; UK services sector strongest since pre-crisis boom; BoE's Carney set to hit back against skeptical markets; Asian shares hit seven-week low, oil at six-month peak on Syria worries. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 27.Aug.2013

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Italian stocks tumble as Berlusconi battle heats up; Western Europe auto sales stabilizing; China August official PMI seen hitting 3-month high; Nasdaq, NYSE at odds on outage cause as SEC seeks facts UBS agrees to pay $4.6 million in settlement over sales assistants. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 26.Aug.2013

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Italian center right warns of coalition collapse over Berlusconi vote; Euro zone consumer morale at 2-year high; UK economy shows faster growth; Greece turns to Saudi prince; China economy showing clear signs of stabilization: stats bureau. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 23.Aug.2013

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Asian shares take heart from upbeat data; SEC calls for cooling-off period for more staff; New Greek rescue promises euro drama, but no crisis; Morgan Stanley fined $1 million over bond pricing violations; China, Europe Factory Sectors Rev Up. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 22.Aug.2013

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London asks huge fee for fancy basement extension; Istanbul Skyline Reflects Cheap Dollars Now Growing Scarce; Investors eyeball French pension plans; Greece back as hot issue in Germany; Canada-EU trade talks set to relaunch in September. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 21.Aug.2013

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Merkel criticized over visit to Nazi death camp during election campaign; BofA intern dies; worked 3 straight days; Greece will need third aid deal: German minister; Lower commodity prices hit BHP profits; Why EU could lose 1.9 million jobs. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 20.Aug.2013

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After record profits, are UK banks fighting the ‘last war’?; Spain bad loan ratio rises to record in June; German elections are a 'close call': Merkel; Italy PM warns over collapse of government; Greek privatisation chief dismissed over holiday flight. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 19.Aug.2013

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UK economy 'needs full-blown rebalancig'; Is the euro shaking off its bad rap?; Businesses say Merkel win would help euro zone; Economists like Janet Yellen as next Fed chair; Russian Pole-Vaulter Backs Disputed Law. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 16.Aug.2013

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Portugal’s political strain remains despite growth; UN Security Council calls urgent meeting on Egypt; Angela Merkel: Brussels should return powers Easy Credit Dries Up, Choking Growth in China; Asian shares slip as prospects for Fed tapering rise. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 15.Aug.2013

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Watch out: euro zone recovery faces ‘serious headwinds’; Two JPM workers charged in 'London whale' saga; Euro zone exits longest recession in over 40 years; Spain threatens to clamp down on Gibraltar's ship refuelling industry; More Companies Encourage...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 14.Aug.2013

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Europe to outperform US: Bob Doll; Euro zone recession ending, but what has changed?; German sentiment brightens as Euro downturn eases; UK inflation eases as house prices rise; Europe's lower tax rates lure US groups. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 13.Aug.2013

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European equities looking cheap as recession eases; Why UK jobs data will cast focus on Carney; Buy Europe; Sell Emerging Markets: JPMorgan; Greek economy improves, aid questions remain; Bruni-Sarkozy: The royals make you feel at ease. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 12.Aug.2013

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UK economy in good shape, more positive news unveiled; Is euro zone's lengthy recession finally over?; Eurozone banks must shed trillions in assets; Europe slowdown forces Finland to turn to Russia; Banks cut 5,500 branches across Europe in 2012. Read more


Big banks warming to small businesses - The Washington Post

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I have always supported the opinion that the economic prosperity of a country comes from the success of small businesses. And the fact that banks are starting to lend to small companies in the USA sounds very promising. The significance of credit score Starting a business in the States can be an...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 9.Aug.2013

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World's biggest sovereign wealth fund turns active; Why investors should brace for a Gilt sell-off; Europe junk debt: Why US sales are soaring; Commerzbank says took hit on Detroit exposure; UK job vacancies surge as competition hots up. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 7.Aug.2013

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Swiss franc the next to fall?; Pension funds for UK's largest firms miss out on rally; UniCredit profit beats forecasts, despite loan loss charges; Italian economy shrinks for 8th consecutive quarter; Credit Agricole Q2 profit surges, beats forecast. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 6.Aug.2013

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France's Total to move treasury to London; IMF calls on Japan to provide sounder plan to reduce debt; Asia drifts as Wall Street momentum wanes; Gold Dips After Tapering Comments But Closes Above $1,300; Stocks Slump as Traders Re-Calibrate Portfolios. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 5.Aug.2013

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Fed and ECB accused of 'muddying the waters'; What recession? Brits are more confident; China halts import of New Zealand milk powder; Germany quits Britain, U.S. sharing pact; Berlusconi Says Party to Back Italy’s Coalition. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 2.Aug.2013

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Bumper bank earnings boost stocks; Bank of England holds fire; ECB's Draghi confirms forward guidance; Spain's Rajoy: I mishandled corruption scandal; UK factory activity roars along. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 1.Aug.2013

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Euro zone June unemployment unchanged; Can Zimbabwe become a platinum powerhouse?; Barclays cash call may be warning sign; ECB’s Draghi wants meeting minutes published; Schneider agrees $5.2 billion takeover of Invensys. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 31.Jul.2013

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IMF approves $2.3 billion aid for Greece; Spain's economy contracts again but can recover; German consumer confidence buoyant; Santander's first-half net profit rises; Deutsche Bank profit misses, hit by legal charges. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 30.Jul.2013

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Bond bear market presents buying opportunity: Aberdeen CEO; Barclays: £5 billion-plus rights issue; EU tells Monte Paschi to boost plan; Euro zone break-up risk falls: survey; Britain's banks set to return to the capital markets. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 29.Jul.2013

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China, EU settle biggest-ever trade dispute; Fancy running Libya's central bank?; German election will kill austerity: Blackstone's Studzinski; UBS hit with $885 million US fine; Is Greece on the right track after all?. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 26.Jul.2013

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Conjuring trick? Draghi's long-lasting legacy; ECB may have to cut rates to avoid stagnation: IMF; Can this man take credit for UK’s GDP boost?; Spain has a spring in its step as jobs grow; German business sentiment improves in July. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 25.Jul.2013

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Credit Suisse second-quarter profit up on trading revenue; Spanish banks a buy for first time 'in years'; Euro rises on German, French PMI; China demand to boost growth: Syngenta CEO; Debt-crippled Dutch wake up to housing crash. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 24.Jul.2013

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‘Worst still to come’ for EU job crisis; Euro zone consumer confidence nears 2-year high in July; Britain fleshes out mortgage guarantee scheme; UK economy cashes in on royal baby; Germany 'faces east-west divide for decades'. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 23.Jul.2013

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US is coy on Germany, but failing Europe; UK dividends surge to ‘heady days of 2007’; Deutsche Bank to trim balance sheet; UBS reaches deal to settle US lawsuit; Portugal stocks and bonds rally as crisis eases. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 22.Jul.2013

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Portuguese pres: government should stay; World needs US economy off ‘steroids': Gurria; Europe 'not ready' to end expansive policy; Russia's Navalny vows to win Moscow mayor's race; Forget about trying to contain Germany - we should copy it. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 19.Jul.2013

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Europe to focus on growth and jobs; Greece 'needs a 40% debt haircut'; Germany's aid offer to Greece is too low: German MEP; Europe earnings pounded by China exposure; Nasdaq chairman warns of 'bubbly valuations'. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 18.Jul.2013

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Higher salaries to offset bonus cap; Greek PM's F-bomb caught on camera; Italy's central bank sees even steeper decline for economy; EU commissioner calls for troika abolition; Bank of England unites against QE. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 17.Jul.2013

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EU map slap credit-card companies on fees; France's self-imposed austerity; Unemployment 'to remain high'; Greece grinds to a halt as layoffs loom; Dark clouds from China over German economy. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 16.Jul.2013

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Fitch downgrades European rescue loan fund; UK charges two in Libor investigation; France's Hollande 'in denial' over crisis after downgrade; ECB's Constancio: Policy to Remain Loose for a While; Greeks launch strikes ahead of key parliament vote. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 15.Jul.2013

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Germany talked to UBS about big bank sale: Report; Greece picks Eurobank to buy Postbank; Euro Zone Output Down as Recovery Remains Fragile; Swiss National Bank Opens in Singapore; S&P Upgrades Irish Credit Outlook to Positive. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 12.Jul.2013

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ECB's Constancio Sees Long Periods of Slow Growth; Portugal Requests Delay of Bailout Review; Fed Easing of Stimulus Could Hamper European Recovery; In Cyprus, a Euro May Not Be a Euro; EU Gives Spanish Banks the Thumbs Up. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 11.Jul.2013

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Capital Expenditure Set to Fall Further; ECB: Asmussen's 'Extended' Rate Guidance Unintended; Turkey 'Looks Vulnerable' as Unrest Flares Again; IMF's Top Risks To Growth; Greek Outlook Bleaker Than Thought. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 10.Jul.2013

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The Resilient Euro May Be Giving Up the Fight; S&P Cuts Italy's Rating on Weak Economic Prospects; Spain Scandal Returns, as Markets Brace for Pain; EU Aims to Get 40% of Top Positions Filled by Women; Currency Controls in Cyprus Increase Worry About Euro System. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 9.Jul.2013

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Greece Cast Multibillion Euro Lifeline; ECB's Draghi Defends Interest Rate Guidance; China Fears to Weigh on Europe’s Earnings; EU finance ministers in a holiday mood; Troika gives Greece most of the money requested to avoid default. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 8.Jul.2013

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ECB Cannot Solve Crisis, Says Bundesbank Chief; Euro Zone to Decide on Greece's Cash Injection; Europe Fear ‘Turning Japanese’; Greek tax collectors forced to write off more than two-thirds of unpaid taxes; Carney and Draghi declare ‘monetary...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 5.Jul.2013

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Europe Threatens to Suspend Data Sharing With US; Fund Managers Win as EU Votes for Big Bonuses; Goldman Sachs Sees More Easing in Europe and UK; ECB Holds Rates Amid Portugal Turmoil; IMF Warns Italy on 'Slippage'. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 4.Jul.2013

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European Parliament votes to revamp emissions trading; Merkel proposes increasing youth unemployment funds at EU summit; Draghi Walks on Ice as Portugal Fears Intensify; Morsi Ousted, but Caution in Markets; Barclays CEO: We Are Not at Odds With Regulators.     Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 3.Jul.2013

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EU demands answers on surveillance claims; Deutsche Börse to launch cloud computing exchange; Portugal foreign minister steps down in second major ministerial resignation; Euro May Be About to Flex Its Muscle; Greek Minister Hints at Debt Relief.     Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 2.Jul.2013

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EU wants answers about U.S. bugging; Rothschild Set to Advise on Split of RBS; UK Economy Picked Up Steam in the Second Quarter; Austerity Forces Portugal Finance Minister to Resign; Fed officials step up damage control efforts to curb growth-threatening rise in long-term interest...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 1.Jul.2013

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Euro Zone Factory Output Improves; Greece, Lenders Resumes Bailout Talks; ECB Denies Mulling Fed-Style Bond Programs; France Sells Stakes to Aid its Finances; Euro zone joblessness at record high, inflation up.         Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 28.Jun.2013

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Merkel Slams Irish Bankers for 'Damaging Democracy'; EU Leaders Clinch Deals on Banks, Budget, Youth Jobless; Greece Faces Another Collapse of Key Privatizatio; EU's Banking Union: Why it Matters; For Ireland, a Setback on the Road to Recovery.     ...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 27.Jun.2013

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Italy Denies Risk to Finances From Derivative Deals; Europe Seeks to Shield Taxpayers From Bank Collapses; Europe Agrees on New Banking Rules; General strike to affect flights to Portugal; UBS France Fined €10 Million.         Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 26.Jun.2013

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Draghi: Bond-Buying Program More Essential Than Ever; Italy Could Be Riskiest of EU Coalitions: JPMorgan; The Legacy of Europe's Crisis; Royal Bank of Canada Gains by Putting the Brakes on Traders; Greek Plan May Reward Some Bank Executives. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 25.Jun.2013

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Frozen Meals in France Draw Flak From Unions; Banking Reform Deal in Sight; Credit Warnings Offer World a Peek Into China’s Secretive Banks; Greek Premier Shuffles Cabinet; Germany Floats Compromise on EU Talks With Turkey. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 24.Jun.2013

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Why G-8 Let Trade Freeloaders Get Away; Europe Unable to Break Banking Rules Impasse; UK, China Establish Currency Swap Line; China central bank says overall liquidity 'reasonable'; Merkel Spending Plan Targeted Before Vote. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 21.Jun.2013

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IMF Moves to Suspend Aid Payments to Greece; Euro zone Downturn Eases; UK Banks Face Major Capital Shortfall; Europe’s Finance Ministers Start Negotiating Guidelines on Failing Banks; EU to decide who pays when banks fail. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 20.Jun.2013

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Euro ministers to decide direct bank recapitalization rules on Thursday; Iceland holds 'informal talks' over Edward Snowden asylum; Swiss Lawmakers Reject Tax Draft Law; Bank of England Chief Makes Parting Plea for More Stimulus; Bond Markets Sell Off After Fed's Rosier...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 19.Jun.2013

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ECB 'Ready to Act'; UK Inflation Rebounds in May; Cyprus Asks Creditors to Help Biggest Bank; Swiss Resist U.S. Banks Deal; Spain Garners a Bull Call. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 18.Jun.2013

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G-8: World Economic Prospects Weak; EU’s Barroso Pans ‘Reactionary’ French; British prosecutor to charge central Libor suspect; Danish regulator tells Danske Bank to set aside more capital; Angela Merkel hits out at 'harsh' response to Turkey protests. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 17.Jun.2013

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Deutsche Bank 'Horribly Undercapitalized'; European Union Divided Before G-8 Meeting; Greek Leaders to Meet in Effort to Save Government; Asian shares reverse losses, capped before Fed meeting; Japan's Nikkei rises, spurred by defensive buying. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 14.Jun.2013

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Germany Seeks to Halt EU-Turkey Talks; Greek Unemployment Hits Record High; ECB Warns Against Its Mandate; Euro-Zone Risks Return to Fore; IMF Cites Risks for Portugal. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 13.Jun.2013

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European Firms 'Sitting on $1 Trillion'; World Bank Forecasts Slower but Smoother Growth; One EU power David Cameron won't win back; Banks seized more U.S. homes in May, RealtyTrac report shows; GM Cuts Output in Russia. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 12.Jun.2013

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In Spain's Crisis, Hide the Oranges; Floods Could Cost Germany Billions; EU Tries to Halt Steel Sector Slump; Greece Shutting Down State Broadcaster Net; UK challenges 'illegal' EU power to ban short-selling. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 11.Jun.2013

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Will German Court Disarm ECB's Bazooka?; Piraeus Bank’s Michalis Sallas Reaches the Top in Greece; Europe's Vanishing Tax Havens; Spain and Italy's CEOs Best Paid in Euro Zone; Fitch warns on risks from shadow banking in China. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 10.Jun.2013

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France's Hollande: The Euro Zone Crisis Is Over; ECB Faces German Rival in Hearing; UK Considers Lloyds Stake Sale; Merkel Urges More EU Structural Reforms; The Euro Zone's 2nd Chance to Clean Up Banks. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 7.Jun.2013

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For Greeks, IMF Mea Culpa Is Too Late; ECB Leaves Rates Unchanged; Brussels dismisses 'plainly wrong' IMF criticism over Greece; Treasury prices GM stock sale at $34.41/share; S&P wins transfer of ratings lawsuits to New York. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 6.Jun.2013

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IMF: Major Mistakes in Greek Bailout; France Needs 'Better' Relations With Germany: Politician; Europe’s Stocks ‘Super Cheap’ Compared to US; Market Plummets on Weak Economic Data; Europe considers new agency to shut failing banks. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 5.Jun.2013

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Europe Faces Mass 'Employee Exodus:' Report; EU Sets Deadline in China Trade Dispute; Europe's Black Market Economy Is Booming; More Jobs in Spain, but Only Temporary Ones; I.M.F. Tells France to Continue to Focus on Growth. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 4.Jun.2013

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ECB Backs Away From Use of ‘Big Bazooka’; France to Save 2 Billion in Benefits Reform; German Aid for Spanish SMEs; Bank of America $8.5 billion mortgage settlement case opens; U.K. Lending Program Is Slow to Take Effect. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 3.Jun.2013

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Worst of Spain's Crisis May Be Over, Says Rajoy; EU’s Rehn ‘Amazed’ by Hollande Criticism; China Reaps Biggest Benefits of Iraq Oil Boom; ECB's Draghi says euro zone on track for "very gradual" recovery; Tax Probe Targets UBS Unit In France. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 31.May.2013

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Rising Oil Prices: The Euro Zone's Next Big Problem?; Goldman Sachs: Keep Calm and Carry On; German Companies Sip From Spain's Jobless Pool; In Wake of Japanese Market Dip, Investors Find Comfort in Higher Factory Output; Southern Africa Development Fund Mired in Debt. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 29.May.2013

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French Central Bank Chief Urges Spending Cuts; Germany Sees 'Revolution' if Welfare Model Scrapped; Hungary Cuts Interest Rate Again; European Leaders Huddle on Youth Unemployment; Central Banks Act With a New Boldness. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 28.May.2013

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European Equities 'Have 20% Upside'; ECB 'Will Stick to Expansive Policy'; Europe and China Trade Talks End Bitterly; Chevron targets Australia LNG expansion despite cost pressure; S&P says France must deliver promised budget cuts to protect rating. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 27.May.2013

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Europe's Largest Economy Picking Up Steam; Draghi: 'We Need More, Not Less Europe'; Chinese Telecom Companies Caught in Middle of Trade Dispute; Economic reality finally cracks market fervor; Sweden Riots Spotlight Growing Economic Rift. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 23.May.2013

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Tax Evasion Dangerous for Europe: Schulz; Europe Pushes to Shed Stigma of Tax Haven With End to Bank Secrecy; Germany Works to Curb European Youth Unemployment; Britain Must Do More for Economy, I.M.F. Warns; JGB yields surge, markets spooked by Bernanke remarks. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 22.May.2013

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Germany on Track for Solid Q2 Recovery: Bundesbank; European Markets Close Lower; Low Tax 'Crucial Profit Driver'; In Europe, a Fed President Urges Quantitative Easing; U.K. Inflation Cools. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 21.May.2013

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Goldman Sachs to Exit Chinese Bank With $1.1 Billion Stake Sale; In Europe, Cutting Jobs Could Take Years; IMF Tells Central Europe to Spend More; U.S. Stocks Drop, Retreating From All-time Highs; Solar Stocks Help ADR Shares End Higher. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 17.May.2013

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Europe's Car Market Breaks Losing Streak; UK Government Faces $13.7 Billion Budget Hole;   Spain to Bottom Out This Quarter: Santander; Europe's Austerity Drive Undeterred; BOJ may seek ways to calm bond yields, policy on hold.       ...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 16.May.2013

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Commodity Fears, China Trouble Managers; Cyprus Shows Need for Banking Union: S&P; Inquiry on Potential Oil Price Manipulation Intensifies in Europe; French public bank could be used to avert foreign takeovers: MD; Deutsche Bank names head of Americas asset and wealth. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 15.May.2013

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HSBC Targets Additional Cost Savings; Australia the Next Euro Zone? Maybe; EU Raids Offices of Big Oil Firms; E.U. Officials Quarrel Over the Pace of Bank Reform; France is more euro-sceptic than Britain, survey shows. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 14.May.2013

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Greece Plans Bond Market Return; Euro Crisis Wears Down Support for Union; EU referendum battles within the Coalition 'will get worse'; Asian shares steady after two-day losing streak, dollar pauses; U.S. banks push back on change in loan loss accounting. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 13.May.2013

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Top Hedge Funds Bet on Greek Banks;   Are Bond Vigilantes Taking On the Fed?; Greek Tax Crackdown Yields Little Revenue;   Firm dollar hits oil, gold, shares; Nikkei jumps on weak yen; Deutsche Telekom says U.S. listing helps it "attack" rivals: paper. ...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 10.May.2013

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Dollar Smashed Key 100-Yen Level; Moody’s: Bond Market Bubble Fears ‘Overstated’; Greece Makes Progress in Opening Restricted Professions;   Investors in Bankia Sue Bank of Spain Over Losses; Pro-Inflation Policies Show Signs of Helping the Japanese...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 9.May.2013

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Europe Inches Closer to Establishing a Banking Union; After a Strong Recovery, China’s Economy Unexpectedly Stumbles Again; Cameron eyes talks with Putin on Syrian use of chemical weapons; U.S. companies' overseas earnings hit record $1.9 trillion: study; Deutsche Bank...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 8.May.2013

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Euro's Future Relies on 2 Not 1 Central Bank; The German Model Is Not for Export; Worst of Euro Zone Crisis Ahead: Pro; China trade data beats expectations, skepticism remains; Hedge fund chief Paulson loses big on gold. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 7.May.2013

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Draghi: ECB Ready to Act Again if Economy Weakens; Euro Zone Business Downturn Drags On; Europe Seeks Crackdown on Food Fraud; Costs centre stage for HSBC, French bank results; France Looks for New Stimulus.     Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 6.May.2013

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Why ECB Is 'Stupid' Europe's Best Hope; Europe's Jobs Crisis Comes Into Sharper Focus; Slovenia Falls From Economic Grace, Struggling to Avert a Bailout; Spain to clamp down on private holiday rentals; China April export growth seen edging up from low base. ...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 30.Apr.2013

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Deutsche Bank Unveils Forecast-Beating Earnings; Italy Will Die From Austerity Alone: PM; Euro Zone Releases Next Set of Loans for Greece; Hong Kong-based Richland to shut hedge funds in surprise move; UBS, Lloyds in focus as Deutsche jumps gun on results. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 29.Apr.2013

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Hollande to Woo French Business With Tax Cut; Is China on a ‘German-Style’ Growth Plan?; Iceland votes in the party that nearly left it bankrupt; IMF flags risk of "middle-income trap" in emerging Asia; Asian insurance M&A gets pricey as region's...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 26.Apr.2013

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Bundesbank Faults ECB Bond-Buying Plan: Paper; Central Banks Should Own Stocks: O'Neill; Why Italy Is a Safer Bet Than Spain; High & Low Finance: Foreign Banks in U.S. Face Greater Restrictions; Asian shares rise on U.S. data, regional earnings eyed. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 25.Apr.2013

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Earnings Season Mixed as European Hurdles Remain; EU's TARP Moment Is Approaching: Coutts; Some Banks Destroy Value: Krawcheck; Barclays and Credit Suisse Post Strong Earnings in Investment Banks; 'Wall of jerks' including Nicolas Sarkozy found in French magistrates'...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 24.Apr.2013

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Italy Close to New Government, Finally; Markets Sink Briefly on Fake AP Terror Tweet;; Economic Scene: Solutions Remain Elusive After Financial Crisis; Scottish Independence Would Mean Loss of Pound, Osborne Warns; Wall Street Moves Higher. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 23.Apr.2013

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Greece's Ex-Defense Minister on Trial; Italian President to Begin Talks on New Coalition; Will the Dollar Hit 100 Yen This Week?; European Deficits Are Down; National Debt Is Up; British Group Backs Renegotiating E.U. Role. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 22.Apr.2013

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Why Fed, ECB’s ‘Great Job’ Is Not Enough; Europe's Economy Dead, Needs Central Bank CPR; For Italy, Maybe Some Order From all the Chaos; Close, Yet So Far - Yen Takes Another Stab at 100; Europe Heeding International Call to Do More to Spur Growth. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 19.Apr.2013

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Get Ready to Play the Deflation Trade; Significant Trade Growth Europe-Asia: Maersk; Gold Slump Could Fuel Miner Takeover Spree; Germany rejects female board member quota bill; Banks Revive Risky Loans and Mortgages. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 18.Apr.2013

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Talk of ECB Rate Cut: Why to Take It Seriously; Global finance leaders to discuss IMF voting power reforms; Risk assets slip on growth worries, gold tumbles; Bank of Canada holds rates: What the analysts say; Euro Zone Crisis Has Increased I.M.F.’s Power. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 17.Apr.2013

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Central Bank Failed in Its Job: Cyprus President; What the G20 Need to Talk About This Week; Gold's Fall Costs Paulson $1.5 Billion; Risk assets rebound on earnings, policy expectations; Economists' case for austerity attacked. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 16.Apr.2013

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UK Business Confidence Bouncing Back: Survey; In Few Weeks Gold Will Be at $1,260: Chartist; Moody's lowers China outlook after Fitch downgrade; Commerzbank victimized employee over sex-bias lawsuit: London court; Deutsche Bank investment bankers' pay averages 170,627 euros....Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 15.Apr.2013

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Has China's Economy Hit a ‘Dead End’?; World Bank cuts East Asia growth estimate; welcomes BOJ stimulus; Italy's RCS Mediagroup presses ahead with restructuring plan; Cyprus to ease citizenship requirements, attacks EU "hypocrisy"; Germany's RWE...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 12.Apr.2013

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Portugal, Ireland Likely to Win 7-Year Extensions; Recession in Russia Can't Be Ruled Out; BOJ's Kuroda: have taken all steps needed for inflation goal; SEC tells banks to improve structured note disclosures; Hollande fights back in tax scandal. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 11.Apr.2013

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'Massive' Deficit Cuts Hurt Growth: IMF’s Lagarde; Luxembourg to Scrap Bank Secrecy With EU; Fed officials at odds over when to cut bond buys; Safety for British consumers 'cannot be guaranteed' after Dutch recall 50,000 tons of meat; Cyprus to sell...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 10.Apr.2013

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Euro States to Ease Bank Secrecy Rules; Asian shares up on record Wall Street close, China trade data; Turkey profits from German 'brain drain'; Risk of social unrest rises in EU; IMF: Monetary easing policies show little risk of sparking high inflation. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 9.Apr.2013

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Israel’s Richest Man Risks Anger Over UK Move; ECB Should Get More Powers: Spain's Rajoy; KPMG says fired a partner in Los Angeles for role in insider trading; Bernanke says stress tests make banks more stable; French ministers to declare assets publicly after scandal. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 8.Apr.2013

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Portugal Prime Minister: More Cuts Coming; Cyprus Reaches End of a Long and Sleazy Road; Suicides in Italy linked to economic woes; Greece's NBG-Eurobank merger suspended, official says; Yen slumps, Nikkei up on bold BOJ; U.S. jobs, Korean tensions weigh. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 5.Apr.2013

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UK Bank Chiefs Slated as ‘Brash’ and ‘Deluded’; Central Bank Efforts May 'End in Tears': El-Erian; MF Global bankruptcy exit plan primed for court hearing; S&P forecasts regional growth despite federal cuts; France calls for leniency on deficit...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 4.Apr.2013

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Bundesbank Launches Deutsche Probe; Cyprus judges to look into crisis, president; Dutch bank ING's online customers find wrong balance in accounts; Italy's Moleskine fails to sparkle on market debut; Hollande denounces minister's Swiss account as 'insult' to...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 3.Apr.2013

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Cyprus Could Happen Everywhere: Faber; Italy's Bersani Says Bid to Form Government Over; HSBC, Bocom in Cross-Border Yuan Business Pact; French ex-minister Cahuzac admits to Swiss bank account; Asian shares fall on caution before U.S. jobs data. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 2.Apr.2013

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Cyprus Bank Chief to Allay Fears; Spain to Revise Down 2013 Growth Target to -1%; Turkey's Economic Growth Slows Sharply; A fiscal warning from two former budget chiefs; China Exceeds U.S. as Lead Oil Importer. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 1.Apr.2013

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Emerging Markets Dump Billions Worth of Euro; Bank of Cyprus Big Savers to Lose Big; Belgium Reaches Deal on Spending; Japan Stocks Leads Asia Losses After Tankan; China March PMIs rebound, domestic demand shines. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 29.Mar.2013

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With Cyprus, Europe Risks Being Too Tough on Banking Moral Hazard; Italy Knows Nothing About Possible Downgrade Gold Reaching ‘Inflexion Point’: Pro; France's Hollande hits companies with 75 percent wealth tax; BofA markets chief was bank's highest paid executive...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 28.Mar.2013

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Junk Bond Market Questions 'Great Rotation'; As Cyprus Burns, Brussels Wants 11 Billion Euros; S&P Raises Turkey's Rating; Greek Bets Sank Cyprus's Top Lenders; European Banks' Borrowing Costs Rise. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 27.Mar.2013

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Global 'Triple-A Ratings Club' Shrinks 60 Percent; Italy's Mediaset Posts First Loss Since Listing; Cyprus Sets Bank Restructuring; Spain Struggles to Contain Deficit; Croatia cleared to join the EU in July. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 26.Mar.2013

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All Cyprus Banks to Remain Closed Until Thursday; Euro 'Overpriced': Tavistock's Joe Lewis; Bailout Strains European Ties; U.K.'s Centrica Plans to Import U.S. LNG; European shares slump in wake of Cyprus rally. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 25.Mar.2013

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Oil's Gains on Cyprus Deal Seen Short-Lived; Euro, Asian shares rise on revamped Cyprus deal; Cyprus Clinches Last-Minute Bailout Deal; SEC's Walter urges "maximum" reliance on foreign swaps rules; As euro zone suffers, emerging markets thrive. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 22.Mar.2013

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Cyprus risks euro exit after EU bailout ultimatum; Wall Street questions Oracle's strategy after weak Q3 sales; Regulator finds flaws in Deutsche Bank's Libor supervision; Scenes From the Cyprus Crisis; European Shares Fall on Weak Data. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 21.Mar.2013

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The UK Budget Did No Favor to the Pound; Cyprus Scrambles to Avert Meltdown; Deutsche Bank's Legal Bill Mounts; Investors Should Watch for Activist BOE; Shares in takeover target Billabong hit record low, halted. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 20.Mar.2013

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Don't Count Cyprus Out of the Euro Just Yet: Traders; French Budget Minister Under Probe Resigns; Europe's Top Property Fund Shows Taste for Risk; EU lawmakers agree amended banking union bill; U.S. oil production is booming. Here's the catch. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 19.Mar.2013

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Russia to Play Hardball on Cyprus Loan; Merkel vows to ensure stability of euro zone; Cyprus Bailout Fears Drive Euro Lower; HSBC cuts gold forecast, sees recovery later in 2013; Asian shares rebound from Cyprus bailout scare, vote eyed. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 18.Mar.2013

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Cyprus Bailout Crisis Slams Brakes on Risk–On; Why Fed’s Role as Fiscal Shock Absorber Is Ending; European Union Set to Widen Bonus Clampdown; U.S. regulators probing high-speed traders for "wash trades"; S&P warns of socially explosive situation in euro...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 15.Mar.2013

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ECB Holds Back on Stimulus Possibility; EU Leaders Pledge to Fight Joblessness; EU Court Rules Against Spanish Mortgage Laws; Japan’s possible entry to trade talks sparks opposition in Congress; Merkel pushes for growth over austerity as recession replaces debt as EU’s...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 14.Mar.2013

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EU Set for Budget Talks; Crumbling BRICs: You're Better Off Elsewhere; Bullish retail sales bolster economic outlook; Commerzbank Moves to Repay More State Aid; Deutsche Bank Unit Is Fined. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 13.Mar.2013

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Italy's Debt Costs to Rise in Wake of Fitch Downgrade; Treasurys Gain, Breaking Six-session Losing Streak; Europe Stocks Defy Weak Earnings; Gold and Silver Grind Higher After Inflation Comment; China Tightening Controls on Local Borrowing. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 12.Mar.2013

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Cyprus May Be Given Tax Conditions; Bernanke provokes mystery over Fed stimulus exit; SEC nominee White promises "unrelenting" enforcement; AIG shareholders win class-action status in lawsuit versus U.S.; Asian shares mostly higher on record Dow, yen slips.   Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 11.Mar.2013

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European Banks Rush to Redraft Wage Deals; Spain Studies Issuing Inflation-Linked Bonds; U.K. Banking Commission Urges Stricter Rules; Opening Budget Bids Set Parties' Battle Lines; BOJ nominee vows swift action as orders data disappoints. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 7.Mar.2013

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Europe Moves Towards Swiss-Style Executive Pay Curbs; ECB to Hold Line on Bond Buys, Rates; Bank of England Faces Knife-Edge Decision; Greece Charges Three Over Income Declarations; Asian shares retreat after rally, central bank meetings in focus. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 6.Mar.2013

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Swiss Rethink Relationship With World’s Super-Rich; New Citigroup CEO announces profit targets for 2015; Fed, Banks Clashed Over Stress Test Results Release; ECB battles demons as growth slows; Dow Jones record may boost spending by wealthy; others still wary. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 5.Mar.2013

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Investors Jump Big Into Bull Market; Italy's Banco Popolare Issues Warning on 2012 Earnings; Taxes on the Rich Set to Hit 30-Year High; Private equity owners plan HD Supply IPO; Swiss bank Wegelin ordered to pay in U.S. tax evasion case;   Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 4.Mar.2013

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Swiss Back Strict Executive Pay Limits; Greece, Creditors in Talks Amid Signs of Progress; HSBC, Standard Chartered to Cut Bonuses; Portugal to Seek New Bailout Terms; Asian shares slip as China slumps on property curb worry. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 1.Mar.2013

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German Official Says Future Crises To Be Different; Spain Suffers Worst Corporate Earnings Slide; Fed Evans Warns Against Any Effort To Tighten Policy; Bank of America Had Six Trading Loss Days in 2012; German Chancellor Merkel expresses confidence in post-election Italy. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 28.Feb.2013

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Ben Bernanke to Congress: You're doing it wrong; European Union Deal Caps Bankers’ Bonuses; Brits May Have to Work Until 75, Thanks to China; UBS sued by two traders fired in Singapore over rate scandal; J.P. Morgan Says Hedge Funds Using 'Pocket Veto' to Halt MF...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 27.Feb.2013

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A new European tax on financial transactions is set to go global; Four Spanish lenders set to pass properties to bad bank; Lloyds deal under threat as Co-op faces capital hole; Gold Vaults $1,610 Mark on Fed Testimony; Economic Scene: Medicare Needs Fixing, but Not Right Now. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 26.Feb.2013

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Bernanke to face Fed critics in testimony to Congress; Euro Rally: Was It Just Too Good to Be True?; US Congress in urgent call to ECB to tighten sanctions on Iran; S&P Cuts Rio Tinto's Outlook to Negative; China May Allow Foreign Banks to Distribute Local Fund Managers'...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 25.Feb.2013

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SEC Approves BlackRock's Copper Exchange-Traded Fund; Regulators examine if big banks evade payday loan laws: NYT; Italy Votes in Election Watched by Wall Street; Merkel's Growing Support for Gay Couples Rankles Allies; Asian shares edge higher, yen falls on Bank of Japan...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 22.Feb.2013

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Low Volatility ETFs from State Street Global; EU Reaches Preliminary Deal on Offshore Oil Rules; Commerzbank Sells Bond Backed by Business Loans; Brussels Turns Up Libor Pressure; JPMorgan raises questions about lawyer at New York AG's office. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 21.Feb.2013

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Spain's Caixabank May Lay Off 3,000-4,000 Workers - Report; Eurozone central banks avoid losses from Lehman collapse; Credit Suisse to redeem $1.5 billion in tier 1 capital; Gold and Silver Plunge as Fed Keeps Printing $85 Billion Per Month; Citigroup Chairman Not Pushing Bank...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 20.Feb.2013

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EU Banks Face Strict Transparency Rules; FedEx to incur up to $650 million charge from voluntary buyout; MF Global payout plan approved for creditor vote; BofA's Moynihan gets 73 percent pay increase in 2012; China Tightens Local-Government Borrowing. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 19.Feb.2013

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Core euro zone banks relying less on crisis funding; Draghi Could Do This to Weaken the Euro; Swiss say U.S. not in touch over Heinz insider trading case; Ally Bank to Sell Correspondent-Lending Business to Walter Investment; ECB's Nowotny says don't dramatise euro strength....Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 18.Feb.2013

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Spain Resumes Lottery Loan Plan for Liquidity Fund; Germany wants comprehensive EU-U.S. free trade deal: minister; EU to Set Toughest Bank Pay Curbs Since Crisis; Japan stocks rally, yen resumes fall after G20; Australian Bank Earnings Tell Tale of Two Economies. Read more


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Dear Business, Happy St. Valentine’s Day!   St. Valentine’s Day is a special holiday not only for millions of couples worldwide but also for a great number of businesses. According to National Retail Federation, St. Valentine’s Day was estimated to make approximately $18.6...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 15.Feb.2012

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Portugal Eyes Full Return to Bond Markets; U.K. Lawmakers Say Credit Schemes Not Working; Currency Wars Come to Moscow as G-20 Meets; Citigroup Tapping Bond Market in 10-Year Deal; Buffett's Heinz deal points to rebounding U.S. M&A business. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 14.Feb.2012

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Europe Sets Ambitious US Trade Pact Deadline; Fed's Dudley: Important to Understand Benefits, Obligations of Debt; Barclays Gets GBP744 Million Capital Boost from Share Issue; France to defend interests in EU-U.S. trade talks; Gold and Silver Ignore Inflation Outlook. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 13.Feb.2012

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ECB'S Draghi Says Currency War Talk Exaggerated; S&P Says French Banks Still Vulnerable to Market Swings; Top UBS Executive Carsten Kengeter to Exit; G7 meant to signal concern about excess yen moves: official; Canada joins G7′s tough pledge against currency war. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 12.Feb.2012

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In Italian Pitch to N.Y. Investors, Stereotypes Are the Obstacle; Eurogroup Chief Says All Elements Weighed for Cyprus Bailout; US, Europe Firms Pay Price of Venezuela Devaluation; S&P Changes Ireland Outlook to Stable; Bank of New York Mellon to Book $850 Million Charge. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 11.Feb.2012

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Euro dips, oil steady in holiday-thinned trade; G20 to skirt potholes and follow growth signposts; German Minister Quits in Plagiarism Case; France upbeat on prospects for Indian fighter jet deal: minister; Accounting risk clouds big U.S. business bets in China. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 8.Feb.2013

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Goldman reaps fee bonanza from record Sinopec deal; Europe Leaders Set to Tighten Budget; Gold and Silver Fall After ECB Meeting; Deutsche Bank, Dutch Pension Fund ABP Settle Legal Dispute Over RMBS; Asian shares inch higher on solid China trade data. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 7.Feb.2012

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Deutsche Bank Suspends 7 As Part of Libor Probe; Avoid Spain, Buy Spanish Regions: RBS; Ireland awaits ECB debt call; liquidates Anglo Irish; Europe Consumers Are World’s Most Pessimistic; In Brazil, EBX Group's Chief Financial Officer Steps Down. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 6.Feb.2012

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Deficits to shrink through 2015, but debt to deepen; Italian, Spanish Yields: Fall 2011 All Over Again?; U.K.'s Cable Says Loans to Small Firms Need Focus; Brazil Banks Pledge More Lending in 2013; Asian shares recover on firm euro zone data, yen slips. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 5.Feb.2012

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ECB Told to Double Its Manpower; S&P expects U.S. lawsuit over pre-crisis credit ratings; Commerzbank to Report Loss; Italian prosecutors interview ex-Monte Paschi chairman; Bundesbank VP Urges Cap on Banker Bonuses. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 4.Feb.2012

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EU budget agreement "not there yet:" Hollande; European Banks Face 20% Cut in Bonuses; Dutch finance minister wants management of rescued bank held accountable; German politicians voice skepticism on aid for Cyprus; China's ICBC Seeks Up To A$500 Million In Bond Offer....Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 1.Feb.2012

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Euro Zone Still Waiting for Its Marshall Plan; Spanish PM faces corruption scandal over 'secret party slush fund'; HSBC Injects $500 Million into Mexican Subsidiary; US Bancorp, SunPower Invest $100 Million in Rooftop Solar Projects; China's Big 4 Banks Extend $62.9...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 31.Jan.2012

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Singapore Bank Loans S$490.77 Billion December Vs S$481.74 Billion November; Germany Treads Cautiously With Bank Reform Plan; Gold and Silver Climb Higher as Fed Keeps the Printing Presses Going; Swiss Banks Adjust Bullion Fees, Steer Clients to Physical Accounts; Fed Keeps Stimulus...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 30.Jan.2012

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Deutsche Bank Loses Global Oil, Gas Trading Head; Greek Debt Rally May Fade as Exit Fears Linger; Bank of Italy Says It Tightly Supervised Troubled Lender; Spanish Banks to Repay $59.4 Billion in ECB Funds; Asian shares gain on global recovery outlook, eyes Fed. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 29.Jan.2012

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Spain's Repsol to Likely Sell LNG Assets To Shell; Euro Periphery Draws Back €100 Billion in Funds; EU's Rehn Hints at Easing of Budget Targets for Spain; Asian shares rise, cautious before Fed, U.S. data; Goldman Raises $1 Billion in ICBC Share Sale. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 28.Jan.2012

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Germany Investigates More Banks Over Interest-Rate Manipulation; Italy’s New Tool for Tax Cheats: the ‘Redditometro’; Fed waits for job market to perk up; David Cameron has one great ally: the people of Europe; Bank of America begins moving $50 billion of...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 25.Jan.2012

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Citi and UBS must arbitrate auction rate case; Italian Prime Minister Under Fire Over Bank Crisis; Gold and Silver Stumble as Jobless Claims Reach 5-Year Low; Libor Spotlight Falls on Barclays, ICAP; S&P rises for seventh day but 1,500 too steep a climb. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 24.Jan.2013

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Poland Completes Sale of $1.63 Billion Stake in PKO Bank Polski; Deutsche Boerse Mulling New Round Of Sweeping Cost Cuts; Europe Stocks Rise Ahead Of U.S. Debt Vote; The EU Banking Union: What's the Point?; Bank of America Names Two New Board Members. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 23.Jan.2012

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Santander to Increase Credit Supply in Brazil by 15% to 20% in 2013; Germany’s Central Bank Head Slams Japan’s Yen Policy; Turkish Lira Retreats; Other Emerging European Currencies Follow; UK audit market probe findings delayed again; Cross-Border Yuan Lending Trial Will...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 22.Jan.2013

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France eyes ECB bank supervision job: finance minister; EU States to Get Go-Ahead for Tax On Trading; Deutsche to Be Fined for Energy-Trading Scheme; Gold Explorer Northern Star Signs Joint Venture Deal With Fortescue; China's Wenzhou Taps Private Capital to Clean Up Banks'...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 21.Jan.2012

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Bank of Spain to Report on Banco de Valencia; IMF: Greece Needs Even More Money; France urges continuity from Dutchman set to head Eurogroup; Euro zone surveys to offer hope as Japan eases; Asian shares pause, yen volatile as Bank of Japan meeting eyed. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 18.Jan.2013

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Bulgaria Hit by 'Lost Decade' After Currency Devaluation; Greece Launches Probe of Ex-Finance Minister; Global economy no longer on brink of collapse, but more reforms still needed: IMF’s Lagarde; Pay cuts may signal "new normal" on Wall Street; China's...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 17.Jan.2012

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Portugal May Issue 5-Year Bonds in Coming Days; Greece Receives Next Aid Tranche; IMF Sees Progress; EU Without UK Like 'Fish Without Chips': Finland's PM; Fed's Fisher Urges Bank Restructuring To Limit Government Aid; Asian shares consolidate, caution ahead of...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 16.Jan.2012

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Spain Calls on Germany to Boost Growth; Global growth held back by advanced nations: World Bank; Cyprus Banker Rules Out Debt Write Down; Bank of America capital markets co-head to lead commercial banking; India Central Bank's Subbarao: Inflation is "Still Quite High"....Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 15.Jan.2012

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Greece Sees Gold Boom, But at a Price; Fed Chief Sees Bond Buys Continuing; Gold and Silver Rise as Debt Ceiling Rhetoric Heats Up; EU Seed Treatment Ban Could Cost EUR17 Billion in Lower Crop Yields, Study Warns; Royal Budgets Face Cuts in Austerity Wracked Europe. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 14.Jan.2012

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Economic Shock Would Put Pressure On New Zealand's 4 Big Banks - IMF; Goldman may delay UK bonuses until top tax rate falls; UK finance job sackings and suspensions at five-year high: law firm; EU Redrafts Plan for Bank Rescue Funding; Spanish job centre flashmob helps to ease...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 11.Jan.2012

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Greek Bank Deposits Up EUR8.3 Billion Since June; ECB's Asmussen Urges Euro Zone Stick to Reform; German Libor probe of Deutsche Bank to end in first-quarter; Draghi Sees Signs of Euro Zone Economic Stabilization; The Currency War May Be Based on False Premises. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 10.Jan.2012

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ECB to hold fire as euro zone economy shows glimmers of hope; Canada International Reserves Down $350 Million in Week Ended Jan 8; UK Retailer Says No Xmas Turkey as Sales Leaked; Greek State Firms are Facing Closure; Chinese Exports Grew in December. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 9.Jan.2012

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Euro Zone Fund's First Debt Issue Posts Solid Sales; Bank of Spain Toughens Supervision Policies; Greece's Samaras visits Berlin offering half-full glass; IMF maintains growth outlook on "fiscal cliff" deal; Commonwealth Bank Of Australia To Offer US$ Covered Bond....Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 8.Jan.2013

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Higher wages key to eurozone revival, think tank says; Berlusconi Forms Alliance in Comeback Bid; Deloitte opposes SEC move to restart China audit paper case; China Big Four Banks Issued CNY164 Billion New Yuan Loans in Dec; Bank of America, other banks move closer to ending...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 7.Jan.2012

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Greek Tax Scandal Distracts From a Collection Shortfall; Portugal does not need debt restructuring: IMF's Lagarde; Merkel kicks off CDU election campaign; France won't buy troubled Petroplus refinery: Hollande; As Putin’s Grip Gets Tighter, a Time of Protest Fades in...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 5.Jan.2012

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Fed becoming worried about stimulus side effects; Stagnating German job market plays into election year; Europe Gains As Swiss Stocks Play Catch-up IMF's economist: budget cuts may hurt growth less now; Credit Suisse plans new asset-backed bonus scheme. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 3.Jan.2012

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Euro zone factory slump deepens, U.S., Asia perk up; Monti Fires Opening Salvo of Second-Term Campaign; Cyprus Resists Privatizing State Firms for Bailout; S&P says U.S. fiscal deal will not affect credit outlook; Gold and Silver Start 2013 on High Note.   Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 2.Jan.2012

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Greek Job 'Mobility' Means Layoffs, to Some; In Europe, Investors Confront a Familiar Story Line; South Korea Exports Slide More Than Expected; GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia holds breath as U.S. fiscal talks go to the wire; Top Goldman Sachs execs get shares on New Year's Eve. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 1.Jan.2013

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Greece Moves to Probe List Tampering; Francois Hollande defends 75 per cent tax rate; A Year of Market Gains, Despite Political Turmoil; Financial Shares Rise With Market as Cliff Deal Takes Shape; U.S. Treasury says hitting debt ceiling on Monday. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 31.Dec.2012

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Merkel's rival Steinbrueck says euro zone austerity too severe; For Euro, All Eyes on ECB's Playbook; Stock futures edge higher as "cliff" talks continue; Cameron Says Britain Is on the Right Track; China's Huawei Partner Offered Iran Embargoed HP Gear. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 28.Dec.2012

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Worst of Euro Crisis Is Over: Germany's Schaeuble; Fed Survey Sees Rise in Demand for Securities Financing; Italy Hits Target Amount at First Debt Auction of 2013; Consumer sentiment weakens as fiscal crisis looms; JPMorgan Revises Up Dollar/Yen Forecasts. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 27.Dec.2012

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Monti-Led Poll Alliance Takes Shape in Italy; French food giants leave makers of cheese feeling blue; US Treasury unveils plan to buy time under debt ceiling; China Construction Bank investigates wealth management product dispute; Colombian Stocks Fall, Led by Bancolombia; Peso...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 26.Dec.2012

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Yen falls, Nikkei surges as Japan gets a new government; Monti Makes Overture; Market's Solid Year Could Soon Nosedive Off a 'Cliff'; Budget Talks Cloud Outlook; China May Allow More Banks in Fund Management. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 25.Dec.2012

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Greece must do more to crack down against rich tax evaders: EU/IMF; For Republicans, it's not about deficit reduction; Mario Monti announces reform agenda for Italy; Stocks & Bonds: Stock Markets Quiet as Traders Await a Budget Deal; Yen on defensive on U.S. fiscal worry,...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 24.Dec.2012

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How Hedge Funds Are Making a Killing From Euro Crisis; Greek Bond Buyback May Have Been Cheaper Under Collective Action Clause; Austerity-Hit Spain Turns to Second-Hand Gifts; Capital Group Lobbying Against U.S. Bank Debt Plan; Asian shares steady, U.S. budget concerns weigh. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 21.Dec.2012

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UBS Appoints Sam Kendall as Global Head of Equity Capital Markets; Europe: France’s 2013 Budget Proposal Approved; IMF: No Solution on Cyprus Bailout Expected This Year; Israel says it will build settlements in East Jerusalem; Asian shares slide as anxieties show over U.S....Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 20.Dec.2012

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Berlusconi: Italy May Be Forced to Leave the Euro; France in U-Turn on ‘Long War’ on Banks; UBS brokers to U.S. clients: Libor isn't our fault; German IFO Rises for Second Month in December; U.S. fines Deutsche Bank unit for inflating trade data.   Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 19.Dec.2012

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Greek Bond Bet Pays off for Prominent Hedge Fund; UBS set for $1.5 billion fine for rigging Libor; S&P Upgrades Greece's Credit Rating; ECB'S Praet says France must cut spending, start reforms; Gold Logs Lowest Close Since August. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 18.Dec.2012

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IMF says Ireland should delay cuts if growth slows; David Cameron insists he's standing firm on Europe; Spain's FROB Gives Negative Valuations On 3 Nationalized Banks; France Seeks to Smooth Algeria Ties; China 2013 New Yuan Loans Expected to Rise. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 17.Dec.2012

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EU and Singapore agree free trade deal; Italy's Eni to invest $8 billion to develop Libya activities; In Europe, a Push for Higher Phone Fees; UBS faces $1 billion day of reckoning over interest rate rigging; Nikkei hits eight and a half month high on yen, Asian shares ease. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 14.Dec.2012

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EU Leaders Push Back Economic Integration Decisions; S&P Cuts Outlook for UK's Rating; Germany's Merkel: No One Is Thinking About Watering Down Stability and Growth Pact; ECB Draghi: Agreed Design of Supervisor Ensures Monetary Policy, Supervision Separation; Asian...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 13.Dec.2012

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Czech Central Banker Cancels Plans to Join PM at EU Banking Union Summit; Fed ties rates to jobs recovery, adds to stimulus; Euro-Zone Crisis End in Sight, but Pain Ahead; Goldman Sachs Head of Energy Research Leaves for Bridgewater; Berkshire buyback seen clashing with estate tax...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 12.Dec.2012

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Greek Debt Buyback Attracts 31.8 Billion Euros; EU Meets Again to Forge Bank Supervisor; Italy's Likely Next Leader: No Comedian or Cavalier; Dollar General feels heat from competition, economy; SEC charges consultant with fraud in Chinese reverse mergers. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 11.Dec.2012

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Critics warn of EU free trade deal with Peru and Columbia; Euro Zone Must Press On With Reforms: Rehn; Gold and Silver Climb Higher After China Data; U.S. to sell rest of AIG stock, ending $182 billion rescue; China Bank Loans Rise Slightly In November. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 10.Dec.2012

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Greece mulls reopening debt buyback invitation; Global Banks Plan to Move Jobs Out of London; Only a 'German-Built' Euro May Survive; Fed's monetary stimulus meets 'fiscal cliff'; Asian shares firm as China, U.S. data brighten outlook. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 7.Dec.2012

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ECB doesn't aim to eliminate bond spreads with OMT; Greek Debt Buyback Seen Likely to Reach Target; Monti loses backing as political standstill looms in Italy; ETFs for the Dividend Rush; Asia shares edge higher, focus on U.S. jobs. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 6.Dec.2012

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Greece Downgraded to 'Selective Default' by S&P; Gold and Silver Shake Off Downgrade from Goldman Sachs; Ex-Deutsche Bank employees say bank hid $12 billion in losses; HSBC Might Pay $1.8 Billion Money Laundering Fine; China's Big Four Banks Likely Extended CNY168...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 5.Dec.2012

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Franco-German rift threatens EU banking union; Greece takes bottom EU spot in global corruption index; Britain's Central Bank Faces Calls to Support Yuan Trade; Bank of America's profits will be key in Fed stress test: CEO; Credit Suisse Predicts Increase in IPOs in Brazil...Read more


Top 6 in Economy & Finance on 4.Dec.2012

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After crisis, IMF recasts policy on capital; UK's Osborne To Announce Private-Public Financing Model Overhaul; Swiss Anti-Bribery Law for Traders Fails to Pass; Credit agencies win legal victory on mortgage ratings; EU Concedes It Will Miss January 2013 Basel III Target Date; ...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 3.Dec.2012

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France, Germany aim to settle EADS shareholder structure; Greece set to unveil terms of crucial bond buy-back; ‘Fiscal cliff’ talks at a stalemate over tax hikes; Wall Street finds a foreign detour around U.S. derivatives rules; Bundesbank's Dombret Sees Basel III in...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 30.Nov.2012

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Spanish Bank Ibercaja to Take Over Caja 3; Third austerity suicide in Spain since October; Turkey swaps Iran gold for gas; Credit Suisse creates "side pocket" in insurance fund; U.S. Budget Talks Help Lift Oil Higher. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 29.Nov.2012

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HSBC to Discontinue South Korea Retail Business; Development aid for Greek NGOs; European Commission lays out eurozone blueprint; Spain's Banco Popular Completes Capital Increase; Gold and Silver Hit by Heavy Selling. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 28.Nov.2012

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EU agrees new controls for credit rating agencies; Deutsche Bank faces Libor questions from German lawmakers; Eurozone faces losses on Greek debt; Wall Street Ends in Red as Fiscal Cliff Talks Stall; Asian shares fall as focus shifts to U.S. budget talks. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 27.Nov.2012

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EU, IMF Agree on Measures to Cut Greek Debt; Lenders agree to give Greece more money; Eurogroup Agrees Measures to Cut Greek Debt to 124% GDP by 2020; Australia Trade Deficit Blows Out on Trade Slump; Gold and Silver Hold Steady as Uncertainty and Central Banks Support Prices. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 26.Nov.2012

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Spain to Ask EU for Up to €42.5 Billion for Banks; Merkel speaks to Central Council of Jews; Some Investors Say Barclays Should Split Off Investment Bank; Banks face more regulation over scandals; Asian shares edge higher on hopes for Greek deal. Read more


Top 6 in Economy & Finance on 23.Nov.2012

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Cyprus "Very Close" To Signing Bailout Deal; Euro zone faces deepest downturn since early 2009; UBS nears settlement with Swiss, UK on rogue trader case; EU member states divided by differences over budget; Rothschild Eyes $270 Million Plan to Sever Bakrie Ties; ...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 22.Nov.2012

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EU "Very Close" to Giving OK to Glencore-Xstrata Merger; Deutsche Bank seeks older women to change culture, improve reputation; Asian shares rise on firm China, U.S. factory data; S&P 500 gains for fourth session on light volume; HSBC Preliminary China Nov...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 21.Nov.2012

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Euro zone, IMF fail to strike Greek debt deal; Deutsche Bank to Cut 500 Jobs at Subsidiary; New York sues Credit Suisse over mortgage securities; Gold and Silver Decline as Bernanke Speaks; Bank of the Philippine Islands, Philippine National Bank Confirm Talks Of Merger. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 20.Nov.2012

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Moody's Cuts France's Credit Rating; Gold and Silver Climb Higher Amid Dollar Weakness; Foreigners offered chance to stay in Spain for £130,000; Regulators warn companies on misleading mortgage advertising; Argentine GDP Warrants Surge After N.Y. Fed Submits Letter in...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 19.Nov.2012

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HSBC to Sell 15.6% Stake in Ping An Insurance; Independent Scotland Would Face Economic Challenges in Long Run; ECB's Asmussen sees Greek aid deal covering 2 years; UK Banks Crippled by Regulation, Investors To Warn Lawmakers; Asian shares rise on positive U.S. tone, yen slips. ...Read more


Weekend Smiles: Unknown Unknowns

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We had a little discussion in the office we would like to share with you. Can any of you help us decode this political message? Thank you! Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 16.Nov.2012

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IMF's Lagarde says important for euro zone to forge deal on Greece; Eurozone in double-dip recession: as it happened; Spain freezes evictions of low-income mortgage defaulters; French premier Ayrault defends course in Berlin; U.S. Postal Service has record loss, sees...Read more


Top 6 in Economy & Finance on 15.Nov.2012

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Santander Chairman Pleads for Euro Zone Banking Union; Greek Banks Are Turning a Corner; Spain Needs Approval to Change Eviction Laws; Wall Street drops on deficit, Middle East concerns; China set to unveil new leaders; BofA tallies $15.8 billion in mortgage aid to struggling...Read more


Top 6 in Economy & Finance on 14.Nov.2012

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Gold and Silver Finish in the Red; ECB's Honohan: Will Be Years Before Yields Converge Again; EU budget talks collapse; German auditors say spending still wasteful; Report Says Bankia Plans to Lay Off 5,000; BofA Offers to Buy MBIA Bonds Subject to Insurer's Proposed...Read more


Top 6 in Economy & Finance on 13.Nov.2012

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Revised Greek deal with IMF assumes 2 extra years for budget adjustment; Merkel praises Portugal despite grim protests; Financial crisis proving hard to end: IMF's No. 2; UBS clients in Germany visited by tax inspectors; HSBC settles with investor over Madoff loss; Stocks...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 12.Nov.2012

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Greek parliament passes penny-pinching 2013 budget; EU countries to discuss caps on banker bonuses; Swiss Economy May Slow To Below 1% Growth In 2012; Japan economy shrinks, points to recession; Commerzbank's Retail Bank Won't Post Profit in 2013. Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 9.Nov.2012

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Greece won’t get its new round of bailout cash next week; Draghi open to ECB rate cut, done helping Greece; IMF urges permanent fix to U.S. 'fiscal cliff'; BoE May Flood UK Economy With More Bond Buys; Wall Street gadfly Warren stands good chance of Senate banking...Read more


Top 7 in Economy & Finance on 8.Nov.2012

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France, Belgium Set €5.5 Billion Dexia Capital Boost; EU hits back at IMF over austerity; Draghi says ECB plan allows for unlimited bond buys; Moody's reserves view on U.S. rating until after budget; UBS takes back some traders on leave amid overhaul; EBS Volumes...Read more


Top 6 in Economy & Finance on 7.Nov.2012

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World Bank warns about debt levels, slump in Western Balkans; Audit 'seriously undermines credibility' of EU spending; Gold and Silver Surge on Election Day Tuesday; The EU budget: who pays what?; HSBC Names New Australia CEO as Maia Moves to Canada; CBA Cash Earnings...Read more


Top 6 in Economy & Finance on 6.Nov.2012

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Greek Creditors Eye Delivery of Debt Solution; New austerity proposal spurs strikes, protests in Greece; EU sets worse forecasts for Spain than government: El Pais; World Leaders Avoid Tough Choices at G-20; China's Big Four Banks Extend CNY100 Billion New Yuan Loans In Last 3...Read more


Top 6 in Economy & Finance on 5.Nov.2012

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ECB says checking status of loans made to Spanish banks; United States’ ‘fiscal cliff’ biggest risk for Canada, G20; France could cut labour charges for some sectors; UniCredit, Intesa Sanpaolo Deny Merger Talk; G20 may punish bank capital reform delinquents:...Read more


A Crash Course on Creativity

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Where do Ideas come from? How do we generate them? Can we control and develope this process? For more than thirty years Tina Seelig is trying to find out the source of our creativity. She started looking for the answer in the field of neurophysiology then went through business and entrepreneurship....Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 2.Nov.2012

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Big banks waive fees in Hurricane Sandy aftermath; Tough days ahead in Canada-EU trade talks, officials say; British Leader Faces Fight Over Europe Budget; UBS draws fine line around Connecticut in layoff spree; Asian shares rise as positive data buoys risk appetite. Read more


Top 6 in Economy & Finance on 1.Nov.2012

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New debt forecasts dash Greece hopes; British parliament rejects EU budget, cornering Cameron; Gold and Silver Find Support Amid Weak Economic Data; EU Budget: the Coalition can't keep facing two ways at once; Barclays Faces U.S. Anti-Corruption Probe; Bank of China to...Read more


Top 6 in Economy & Finance on 31.Oct.2012

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Spain Expects First Bank Aid By Early December; IMF chief urges major economies to push on with consolidation; Germany, a safe haven for money laundering; Greek coalition allies snub PM's appeal on austerity; Citigroup prepared for trading after power outages; UK's...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 30.Oct.2012

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Standard Chartered profits up, on track for 10th record year; Second haircut for Greece will be unavoidable: troika; UBS to slash 10,000 jobs in fixed income exit; Spain's Rajoy rules out imminent request for help; France's Hollande signals possible EU deficit debate. Read more


Top 6 in Economy & Finance on 29.Oct.2012

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ECB's Draghi Backs Creation of EU 'Currency Commissioner'; China Banks Moving Businesses From U.K. to Luxembourg; UBS shake-up will ask questions of rivals; South Korea pension fund needs more contributions, new investments; Ukraine election tests democracy; U.S....Read more


Top 6 in Economy & Finance on 26.Oct.2012

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Libor Probe Widens To Include Nine New Banks; Smalls signs of progress in euro crisis; IMF's Lagarde: More Work Needed to Deliver Safer Financial System; Spain speeds up 2013 funding, will cover regional needs; Germany Gets Green Light to Buy EADS Shares; Credit Suisse...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 25.Oct.2012

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IMF Urges Europe To Deliver Irish Debt Deal; Spain's Santander had 30 billion euros state debt position at end: September; Finance Minister Sees South Africa GDP Growing 2.5% in 2012; China factories eye stronger fourth quarter, external risks remain; Futures Jump Amid Headline...Read more


Top 7 in Economy & Finance on 24.Oct.2012

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Greek coalition allies block austerity plan over labor cuts; EU demands an extra £11.5bn from British taxpayers; French budget lacking in spending cuts: ECB's Noyer; ECB would monitor bankers’ bonuses in oversight plan; EU to mull plan to bring non-euro states into...Read more


Top 6 in Economy & Finance on 23.Oct.2012

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AIG in multistate settlement over life policies; SEC adopts new risk management rules for clearing agencies; Will Gold Rescue Debt Ridden Nations in the Eurozone?; Ex-Credit Suisse trader says Asia hedge fund returns 60 percent; Germany gains as the place to be for industry; ...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 22.Oct.2012

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Europe's Rift on Bank Plan May Impact Ratings, Says Moody's; Germany backs "special" Ireland on bank deal; Commerzbank Plan May Spur €1 Billion in Cost Cuts; ECB's Knot Backs German Call for Budget Commissioner; Asian shares fall after disappointing U.S....Read more


Top 6 in Economy & Finance on 19.Oct.2012

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Italian Banks May Not Escape Real Estate Trouble; Europe advances towards single banking supervisor; Is Euro Zone Really Back ‘On Track’ Again?; Greece 'on track' to recovery; Spanish, Italian bond yields fall after EU summit; Asian shares ease,EU strikes...Read more


Top 6 in Economy & Finance on 18.Oct.2012

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France's Hollande urges euro zone growth effort; Fears grow over EU banking union plan; Greece close to deal with lenders, PM says; S&P downgrades Cyprus as lifeline talks loom; IMF urges aid for Italy, Spain but Rome baulking; Gold and Silver Post Gains as U.S. Dollar...Read more


Top 6 in Economy & Finance on 17.Oct.2012

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ECB's Asmussen backs Schaeuble call for budget controls; Greece, troika talks hit snag on labor reforms; Merkel Urges Tax Cuts to Boost German Economy; Wall Street climbs in earnings-driven rally; Asian shares, euro gain on U.S. earnings, Spain hopes; Goldman takes less...Read more


How rational individuals seek to co-operate?

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An answer to this question brought this year’s Nobel Economics Prize to Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley. It all started in the forgotten 1950-1960 when Shapley and Gale were trying to convince the world that rational decisions – following individuals’ best interest under the assumption...Read more


Top 7 in Economy & Finance on 16.Oct.2012

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Euro destroying EU, and Germany should save it'; Greek PM says confident Athens will secure aid tranche; RBS suspends head of rates trading; Spanish Court Bars Santander CEO From Banking; UBS rogue trader loss less than crisis damage, UK court told; Fed officials offer...Read more


Top 7 in Economy & Finance on 15.Oct.2012

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Spain's FROB Warns Loans May Not be Fully Recovered; Italy 'as corrupt as it was two decades ago'; Portugal faces suffocating 2013 budget; Bernanke Defends Fed From Claims It Is Being Selfish; UBS May Cut Thousands of IT Jobs, Says Report; U.S. banks push back as...Read more


Top 7 in Economy & Finance on 11.Oct.2012

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S&P cuts Spain credit rating to BBB-minus, near junk; IMF calls for action as euro zone crisis festers; EU Heads Urge Quick Action on Bank Supervision; France, Germany seal deal on EU farm budget freeze; Gold and Silver Stay Afloat in Sea of Red; British premier Cameron...Read more


Top 6 in Business & Economy on 10.Oct.2012

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Italy moves to centralize budgets, avert sales tax hike; Encouragement but no commitment for Athens; German defence min surprised by BAE/EADS reports; Merkel tells irate Greeks reforms will pay off; BoE's King says must face up to monetary policy's limits; U.S. files...Read more


Top 6 in Economy & Finance on 9.Oct.2012

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Italy's reforms make it best fit to tackle pension, healthcare costs; Greece confounds euro zone, Spain not seen seeking bailout; IMF warns global economic slowdown deepens, prods U.S., Europe; Eurogroup comments on Spain, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, ESM; Gold ETPs See Greatest...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 8.Oct.2012

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ECB Plans Buying Bonds For Two Months, Halting For One Month; Hostile Greeks Await Merkel’s First Debt Crisis Visit; World Bank cuts East Asia GDP outlook, flags China risks; Euro zone mulls 20 billion euro separate budget; HSBC China services PMI recovers to 54.3 after one-year...Read more


Top 7 in Economy & Finance on 5.Oct.2012

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Italy banks may need ECB loans rollover to avoid credit crunch; Hyperinflation finally arrives… in Iran; Spain says convinced will find investors for bad bank; Greece says still seeking more time to pay off debt; Credit Suisse probed by U.S. over mortgages; Global Food...Read more


Top 5 in Economy & Finance on 4.Oct.2012

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Greek hopes fade for quick deal on austerity cuts; Spain's Banco Popular Hires Banks for Capital Hike; IMF ready to help Spain: Lagarde; Britain warns against dominant ECB in banking union; Asian shares steady, investors wait for more U.S. data. Read more


Top 6 in Economy & Finance on 3.Oct.2012

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EU bank watchdog set to stick to capital target; Europe must fix itself before Chinese aid; Tax plan specifics! From Mitt Romney!; Eurozone crisis puts IMF in uncomfortable spot; Spanish PM says aid request not imminent; China banks pull out of IMF Tokyo meet amid island row. ...Read more


Top 6 in Economy & Finance on 2.Oct.2012

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Bernanke says doesn't see a recession, but growth too slow; Greek Government Submits Budget; Spain Ready for Bailout But Germany Hesitates; ECB's Asmussen doubts EU banking watchdog ready by January 2013; Shares, euro, Aussie rise as U.S. factory data soothes; JPMorgan...Read more


Top 6 in World Economy on 1.Oct.2012

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Europe focused on union rather than breaking up banks; Germany told to 'come clean' over Greece; Alpha Bank to Be Preferred Bidder in Emporiki Deal; Euro, oil fall on Spain, growth worries; Goldman Sachs shares could rally 25 percent; U.S. group urges $2 trillion...Read more


Top 5 in World Economy on 28.Sep.2012

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IMF Official: EU Risks Larger Market Tensions Reappearing; Libor System Should Be Overhauled; Spain: Spending Cuts, Not Tax Hikes; Commerzbank loses global head of M&A to William Blair; Singapore August Bank Loans S$468.81 Billion Vs S$458.29 Billion July. Read more


Top 7 in World Economy on 27.Sep.2012

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Spain Committed to Europe Reform, Integration; S&P 500 falls a fifth day as euro-zone tensions escalate; Greece Is Better Investment Than China Right Now; Gold Declines, But Silver Reverses Losses; Industrial Bank of Korea Prices $300 Million Dollar Bond To Yield Treasurys +115BPs; ...Read more


Top 6 in World Economy on 26.Sep.2012

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ECB's Weidmann: Not Alone in Doubting Bond Buying Plan; Spain Recoils, as Its Hungry Forage Trash for Next Meal; Central Banks Tinker With Gold Reserves in August; EU rejects U.S. claim to have weaned Boeing off subsidies; Credit Suisse Eyes Asset-Management Changes; ...Read more


Top 9 in Business & Economy on 25.Sep.2012

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IMF: Uncertainty Weighing on the Global Economy; HSBC Makes 5 Senior Banking Hires for Asia Pacific Resources and Energy Business; ECB, Bundesbank checking legality of bond-buying program; Bulgaria Boasts Stability Amid European Turmoil; Temasek Considering Sale of Standard...Read more


Top 7 in Business & Economy on 24.Sep.2012

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Euro zone to boost bailout fund firepower to 2 trillion euros; Under Ben Bernanke, a more open and forceful Federal Reserve; UK pledges $1.6 billion for state-backed business bank; Belarus claims high turnout in elections; SocGen's Oudea eyes higher profits in Russia, Romania; ...Read more


Top 8 in World Economy on 21.Sep.2012

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BOE's King Sees Signs U.K. Economy Recovering; In about-face, Fed official eyes low rates for years; European Banks Postpone Their Diet; Deutsche Bank to start job cuts in Germany; Gold and Silver Hold Steady After Economic Reports; Three Bailout Kingpins Make Good in the...Read more


Top 9 in Business & Economy on 20.Sep.2012

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Greece Says Closing Gap on Austerity Plan With Troika; Europe's weak economy no worry for tractor maker AGCO; Spain Plans to Levy Financial-Trading Tax in January; Regulator warns banking union could split Europe; German cabinet shifts stance on "failed states"; Fed's...Read more


Top 6 in World Economy on 19.Sep.2012

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Online Banks Boost Rates to Lure Savers; Fed committed to growth push despite internal discord; Foreign Companies Join the New-Issuance Bond Party; Brazil Bank Workers to Begin Strike Over More Pay; Asian shares rebound, yen slips as BOJ eases; Spain eyed; China's Banks...Read more


Top 7 in Business & Economy on 18.Sep.2012

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IMF challenged by lending to euro zone countries; Gold & Silver Finish Lower After Weak Economic Data; In Greece, Restlessness Amid a Push for Cuts; Taxing corporations hits investors harder than workers; China's Slowdown Shows Signs of Bottoming; Wall Street closes lower...Read more


Top 9 in Business & Economy on 17.Aug.2012

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France, Germany at Odds Over Pace of EU Bank Reform; Cyprus Central Bank Hopes for ESM Aid to Banks; European Lenders Hooked on Central Bank Cash; Spain Seeks Flexibility on Savings Banks Giving Up Majority Stakes; Hungary to respond to IMF/EU by mid-week: minister; Deutsche...Read more


Top 8 in Business & Economy on 14.Sep.2012

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Spain, Ireland, ESM fund in focus at euro zone talks; Fortescue Says Debt Talks With Banks Have Advanced; German president readies bailout treaty for final ratification; Credicorp Unit Wins Peru's First Auction Of Private Pension Fund Accounts; Deutsche Bank Cuts Two Top...Read more


Top 7 in Business & Economy on 13.Sep.2012

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German court approves new plan to save Europe. But is it a good plan?; RBC Launches World's First SEC-Registered Covered Bonds; Dubai Group to Face Legal Action Over Debt Deal; Barroso calls for EU 'federation'; UBS Considers Putting Cap on Banker Bonuses; Merrill...Read more


Top 8 in Business & Economy on 12.Sep.2012

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Five Spanish Banks to Inject EUR8 Billion in Regional Bailout Fund; ECB praises Greek efforts on austerity; S&P Says China Banks' Resilience to Be Tested; EU Banking Body Would Police London; ECB bond plan no substitute for government reforms: Asmussen; Germany's...Read more


Top 7 in Business & Economy on 11.Sep.2012

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Moody's Remains Negative on U.K. Banks; ECB's Constancio could head euro banking regulator; Canada International Reserves Up $275 Million in Week Ended Sept 8; Barclays to shrink controversial unit; Gold Pulls Back from Six-Month High; Asian shares fall, eyes on German...Read more


Top 7 in World Economy on 10.Sep.2012

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EU Banks Face Ringfence on Trading Assets; Greek austerity plan meets reservations from troika; Hollande lays out plans for taxes and growth; Europe Lays Groundwork for Banking Union; China Merchants Bank: Era of Guaranteed Interest Rate Spreads Is Over; Asian shares inch up,...Read more


Top 6 in Business & Economy on 7.Sep.2012

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UBS Sued Over $1.1 Billion Mortgage Securities Sales; German State Bank KfW Cuts Stake in Deutsche Post By 5%; ECB Plan, Upbeat Data Launch Stocks Higher; Merkel's and Rajoy's meeting answers few questions; China's thirst for wine boosts Europe producers; S&P Warns...Read more


Top 5 in Business & Economy on 6.Sep.2012

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Stocks Locked in a Holding Pattern as ECB Looms; Spain Asks Santander, BBVA, Caixabank to Enter Bad Bank; Shares, euro edge up on ECB bond-buying hopes; Bank of Communications Mulls ABS Sale on Shanghai Bourse; Sharp mortgages iPhone display plant, other Japanese factories. Read more


Top 9 in World Economy on 5.Sep.2012

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Unicredit Bond Sale Completes Funding Trifecta For Italian Bank; Spain to Inject $7.5 Billion to Boost Bank Rescue Fund; Moody's Says U.S Banking Outlook Is Negative Despite Stronger Banks; Jobs growth seen lackluster in August, Fed action eyed; ECB Asmussen: Doubts Over...Read more


Top 6 in Business & Economy on 4.Sep.2012

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Moody's changes EU rating outlook to negative; Spain's Banco Popular Eyes Banco Mare Nostrum; ECB boss defends bond-buying plans; UniCredit Prices EUR500 Million 1.875% Covered Bond Maturing 2022; Asian shares steady, stimulus hopes support; German court holds euro...Read more


Top 5 in World Economy on 3.Sep.2012

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Moody's Warns on Italian Banks' Rising Provisions; Credit Suisse relocating some Singapore jobs; U.S. Companies Conduct Fire Drills in Case Greece Exits Euro; Asian shares inch up after Bernanke, weak regional data; HSBC China Manufacturing PMI Falls to Lowest Since March...Read more


Top 7 in World Economy on 31.Aug.2012

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ECB to oversee all euro zone banks; Spain’s bad bank faces balancing act to soak up bad loans; Gold and Silver Extend Losing Streak; France says ECB debt buying would be justified; JPMorgan seeks to reduce clearing and settlement risks; Sears to Get the Boot From the S&P...Read more


Top 7 in World Economy on 30.Aug.2012

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Spain's Andalusia May Seek Central Government Aid; Merkel says "absolute political will" to stabilize euro; Scotiabank to Buy ING Bank of Canada for $3.16 Billion; Banks renew push for Congress to extend insurance program; Australia's Banks to Take Hit From Mining Slowdown; ...Read more


Top 7 in World Economy on 29.Aug.2012

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ECB's Liikanen warns policymakers on speaking out on euro crisis; European Shares Set for Cautious Open; G7 urges higher oil output, warns on reserves; Credit Agricole Profit Plunges, Emporiki Talks Continue; Wall Street ends flat, volume among lightest of year; China...Read more


Top 7 in World Economy on 28.Aug.2012

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German businesses now fear for their future exports; Fed Signals Delay in Stress Tests for Midsize Banks; New Euro Bailout Fund Could Fall Short; BP Capital Markets Launches New A$ Bond Offer; Gold Ends Slightly Higher, at 4-Mo. High, in Quiet Trading; China Construction Bank...Read more


Top 5 in World Economy on 27.Aug.2012

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Merkel tries to calm storms over Greece, ECB policy; German Official Opposes European Debt Purchases; Fed may struggle to deliver expected growth boost; Asian shares inch down, mark time before Jackson Hole; Growth in China's New Yuan Loans to Continue to Slow. Read more


Top 8 in World Economy on 24.Aug.2012

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Greek islands could be sold as country seeks new revenue; Bank of America to Replace Four Board Members; Dutch car maker Spyker gives GM more time to reply to lawsuit; Merkel criticized as danger to German democracy; Fed's Bullard plays down odds of imminent easing; ...Read more


Top 8 in World Economy on 23.Aug.2012

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Greece's eurozone future in spotlight; The FED Provides a BOOST for Gold and Silver; Eurogroup chief keeps Greek bailout extension hopes alive; Spain Seen Approving Early Intervention for Banks; Export successes console Spain; China factory sector shrinks most in 9 months;...Read more


Top 7 in World Economy on 22.Aug.2012

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Greek PM Looks to Soften Effects of Budget Cutting; German government set to get less Bundesbank income; Bank of America, Others to End Debt-Protection Products; Buffett cuts $16 billion municipal credit bet in half; Citadel Backs Nasdaq on Compensation for Facebook IPO Losses; ...Read more


Top 7 in World Economy on 21.Aug.2012

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Spain Mulls Turning Bad Bank into Investment Fund; Swiss Tax Deal Threatened by German Opposition; Bond Buying Rumors Rejected By ECB As Euro Crisis Flares Up Again; Germany dampens Greek hopes of revised spending targets; Eurozone woes tilt financial power in Asia’s favour; ...Read more


Top 8 in World Economy on 20.Aug.2012

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Deutsche Bank in U.S. Laundering Probe; German Leaders Have Message Ready for Greece's Samaras; Euro woes tilt financial power in Asia's favor; Italian PM sees end of crisis getting closer; HSBC to Fight Regulators Over Dividend; Weak euro zone casts long shadows; ...Read more


Top 7 in World Economy on 17.Aug.2012

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Spain's Bankia to receive some rescue funds shortly; Gold and Silver Climb Higher on Merkel Comments; Moody’s deems Canada ‘better than most other top-rated sovereigns’; Fed hawks make case against further easing; Portugal’s Irish makeover faces Greek setbacks; ...Read more


Top 8 in Business & Economy on 16.Aug.2012

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Spain Seeks to Protect Savers from Bank Losses; Union Bank of India Sells $350 Million 5-Year Bond at Treasurys +390 Bps; Shares slip, ECB hopes drive German bonds to 6-week low; Euro Crisis Solved If Politicians Stay On Holiday Forever; Greece Seeking Budget Leeway; S&P 500...Read more


Top 8 in World Economy on 15.Aug.2012

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Spain Banks Borrow 10% From ECB in July; UBS denies helping Germans evade taxes; EUROBONDS: First Italian Covered Bond of 2012 Lights Up Primary; Euro ‘Irreversible,’ Root and Branch Reform Needed; Scotiabank Goes Deeper into Colombia, Buys into Pension Fund Firm; Euro...Read more


Top 8 in World Economy on 14.Aug.2012

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Greek GDP Sinks as Crisis Batters Economy; Merkel returns to a host of problems; China Paper Warns of Rising NPL Risk; On Wall Street, the Rising Cost of High-Speed Trading; Euro zone output expected to shrink in second-quarter; National Australia Bank's UK Unit Dents 3Q...Read more


Top 5 in World Economy on 13.Aug.2012

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Barclays Investors Back RBS Chief Hester for Top Job; Greece says it must fight ‘fat’ in tax evasion, budget deficit shrinks; China's Trade Surplus Expected to Continue to Narrow in August -Xinhua; Standard Chartered, facing hearing, talks dollars on Iran probe; BoE's...Read more


Top 7 in World Economy on 10.Aug.2012

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Euro Finds a Friend in the Swiss; Banks could be obliged to set Libor rates; Europe's Woes Catch Up With Poland; Asian shares snap rally, extend losses on worrying China data; Economy might be gaining traction, new data suggest; Sweden Sees Room to Boost Investment; ...Read more


Top 9 in World Economy on 09.Aug.2012

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Greek Aid Talks Delayed Until October; Greece's Eurobank Makes Bid to Buy Emporiki BOE Vows to Aid U.K. Recovery; UBS, State Street Held Talks Asset Management Operations; U.S. judge in Libor cases puts new lawsuits on hold; Colombian Stocks Fall Again, Led by Bancolombia;...Read more


Top 7 in World Economy on 08.Aug.2012

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Euro Crisis Loosens Unions' Influence on Pay; Spanish Banks to Get First EU Aid Tranche in Next Few Days; S&P Lowers Credit Rating for Serbia; NYSE says Knight to resume market maker duties; Australian Central Bank Holds Rates; Fed should buy as many bonds as necessary; ...Read more


Top 8 in World Economy on 07.Aug.2012

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Italian's Job: Premier Talks Tough in Bid to Save Euro; Fitch Says Asia-Pacific Banks Face Risks; Euro Gets a Lift, but Stays Vulnerable; S&P Axes Best Buy's Rating; Vows Further Blows After Buyout; IMF Pushes Europe to Ease Greek Burden; RBS Goes on Crash Diet to Shed...Read more


Top 7 in World Economy on 06.Aug.2012

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Spain Awaits ECB Move Before Deciding on Bailout; UBS Fires Traders and Managers Over Libor; Greek bank head sent savings abroad; European Consumers Tighten Their Belts; Bank Of Italy Head Sees ECB Easing in Next Months; Euronext plans new exchange for smaller companies; ...Read more


Top 8 in World Economy on 03.Aug.2012

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IMF Warns EU Over Debt Crisis; ECB signals may buy euro zone bonds; Greece's Creditors Seek Details on Austerity Plan; Oil Prices Fall on ECB Disappointment; Gold Will Get a Rise if It Goes With the Grain Danish Government Supervision Could Rebuild Trust in Cibor -Bank...Read more


Top 11 in World Economy on 02.Augl.2012

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Bernanke Fails To Win A Medal; Euro Zone Weighs on Central Europe; Greece agrees €11.5bn spending cuts; Gold and Silver Decline, No QE3 for Now; Bundesbank Stresses Divide on Bond Buying; State Bank Of India Cuts Interest Rates On Home, Car Loans; Greece's Leaders...Read more


Top 8 in World Economy on 01.Aug.2012

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Showdown Looms for ECB, Germans; Deficit Grows in Spain as Capital Flight Accelerates; Standard Chartered 1st-Half Net Profit Up 12%, Beat Estimates; Bank of Philippine Islands 1st Half Net Jumps 52%; Record 1Q Profit Boosts; CBS Earnings Will Provide An Update On Ad Business...Read more


Top 8 in World Economy on 31.Jul.2012

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Heat Rises on Central Banks; Portuguese Banks' Results Hit by Bad Debt; Greece Pushes for Extension on Bailout; Shares rise on guarded stimulus hopes from ECB, Fed; Singapore June Bank Loans S$452.57 Billion Vs S$444.98 Billion in May; Action From ECB Likely Weeks Away; ...Read more


Top 8 in World Economy on 30.Jul.2012

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Moody's Warns Korean Bank Report May Spur Profit Curbs; Spain Treasury to Issue Debt for Regions; Shares extend gains on stimulus hopes; German Banks Cut Loans to Some in Euro Zone; HSBC to Provision $200 Million for Laundering Scandal; As markets turn bearish on yuan,...Read more


Top 8 in World Economy on 27.Jul.2012

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HSBC to Sell Stake in Payment-Processing JV for US$242 Million; Mining Boom Seen Fueling Australian Economy; Europe's Central Bank Signals Action; Mr. Draghi, Printing Money Is Not The Solution; Fitch Warns China on Bank Risks; S&P: Ensco to Replace Goodrich on S&P 500...Read more


Top 9 in World Economy on 26.Jul.2012

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Moody's Says ECB Underscores Pressure on Banks; EU says rigging interest rates should be criminal act; U.K. Unions Call Off Olympic Strikes; S&P 500, Nasdaq fall on Apple's miss; Dow rises; Europe's Crisis Hits Profits; Greek Dilemma: New Terms, or Exit?; ECB...Read more


Top 9 in World Economy on 25.Jul.2012

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Italy's Snam Completes Credit Line Deals for €9 Billion; Germans React Coolly to Moody's Warning; Danish Cibor Rate Under Review After UK Libor Scandal; Bailed-out banks still struggling to repay government; European Crisis Seen Spreading to Russia; J.P. Morgan to...Read more


Top 9 in World Economy on 24.Jul.2012

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Euro-Zone Government Debts Hit Record; Has a Greek exit from the euro ‘lost its horrors’?; Market Cuts Down Intuitive Surgical, Now It's Time To Buy; Spain's Weakness Adds to European Troubles; Global shares, euro capped on Spain contagion fears; Cyprus Seen...Read more


Top 7 in World Economy on 23.Jul.2012

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Creation of Bank Watchdog Will Test the Euro Zone; Shares, euro slip as Spain stokes bailout fears; Greece Seeks More Cuts as Deadlines Loom; Lloyds Banking To Speed Up Ring-Fencing Plans; IMF Signals It Won't Partake In More Greece Aid; Spain Urges ECB to Support Euro; ...Read more


Top 8 in World Economy on 20.Jul.2012

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Greeks Brace for More Pain on Wages; Spain Bond Sale Sends Chill; Chinese Stocks Flee U.S. Exchanges; Euro Crisis Hits Emerging-Markets; Hedge Funds Lag Behind a Generic Stock/Bond Mix; Shares steady, oil ease; euro dips on Spain worries; Euro zone woes spur UK property...Read more


Top 8 in World Economy on 19.Jul.2012

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Fixes Are Sought In Rate Scandal; IMF to assess economic spillovers in new monitoring rules; BOE's King Seeks Ideas for Libor Reform; Euro zone in ‘significant’ jeopardy from threat of deflation; Shares up on U.S. earnings, tech sector rallies; Spanish banks'...Read more


Top 8 in World Economy on 18.Jul.2012

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ECB Signals Support for Easing Irish Debt Terms; Bernanke Says Fed Has Plenty Of Options, Doesn't Signal When He'll Use Them; Italian Official Dismisses Report She Pressured Banks Bank of America, Syncora settle mortgage fraud lawsuit; HSBC apologizes over money laundering...Read more


Top 10 in World Economy on 17.Jul.2012

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Bailout Fund Ruling Delayed; Visa, MasterCard Swipe Fee Deal Keeps Status Quo; Italian Banks' Ratings Cut by Moody's; Select Income REIT Builds Strong Revenues; Declining Euro Can't Cure All Ills; Banks still seen as risky five years after start of crisis; ...Read more


Top 8 in World Economy on 16.Jul.2012

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Merkel Says Bailout Liability Undecided; Christine Lagarde and Nicolas Sarkozy embroiled in new corruption inquiry; ECB Shifts View on Bond Losses; Bank regulators to face tough questions over HSBC money laundering; EU's Spain Loan Has 2.5% Interest Rate; Citi CEO rejects...Read more


Top 7 in World Economy on 13.Jul.2012

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Euro-Zone Banks Still Hoarding; Spaniards Feel Sting of Big Budget Cuts; Moody's Downgrades Italy Bond Rating; Asia Moves to Thwart Slowdown; Romanian PM pledges changes to overcome EU concerns; Britain's position in the world would diminish if it left EU; ...Read more


Top 10 in World Economy on 12.Jul.2012

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EU Proposes Emissions Cuts; EU warns Romania as PM defends president's impeachment; London Lags in Tech IPOs; As Financial Scandals Mount, Individual Investors Flee Stocks; Monti: Italy Faces Economic 'War'; Shares slump after South Korea rate cut, Australia jobs...Read more


Top 8 in World Economy on 11.Jul.2012

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Why EU Leaders' Efforts Fail to Convince Investors; More profit warnings hit Wall Street; David Cameron 'reassured' over French tax grab on holiday homes; Spain to Cede Bank Control; U.S.-China Trade Gap Grows; BofA cutting commercial banking jobs; Fed...Read more


Top 9 in World Economy on 10.Jul.2012

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Draghi Signals ECB Can Do More; Eurozone fragmenting faster than EU can act; German court examines European Stability Mechanism; Euro Zone to Ease Budget Demand on Spain; IMF's Lagarde urges caution over protectionism; FTI Consulting, First Niagara Financial Group Among...Read more


Top 7 in World Economy on 09.Jul.2012

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Spain Sets Deadline in Town Reform; Greek parliament gives thumbs up to new government; U.K. Must Restore Confidence in London; Tighter Control for Euro Banks; Shares, euro slump on growth worry after weak U.S. jobs; China's Inflation Eases; Japan's biggest banks...Read more


Top 8 in World Economy on 06.Jul.2012

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German Economists Protest Summit Deal; The IMF Suggests a Mortgage Fix; Central Banks Take Action; Ratings agencies cut outlook for Barclays; Denmark Central Bank Cuts Interest Rates; India Struggles to Cushion Rupee's Fall; Shares fall on growth worries despite...Read more


Top 8 in World Economy on 05.Jul.2012

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Libor Rate Scandal Set to Spread; France slaps seven billion euros in taxes on rich and big firms; EU Parliament Rejects Counterfeit Pact; Shares ease from rally, euro stressed before ECB decision; Greece's Creditors to Take Tough Line; Euro Bank Supervisor Faces Hurdles; ...Read more


Top 8 in World Economy on 04.Jul.2012

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Iceland Minister Pushes for EU Entry; David Cameron: I'll do 'whatever it takes' to protect United Kingdom from Greek influx; China's Land Market Defrosts; Turkish Inflation Beats Forecast; JPMorgan Potentially Manipulating Energy Markets Using Abusive Bidding...Read more


Top 10 in World Economy on 03.Jul.2012

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Bond Rift Divides Merkel Coalition; Athens Seeks Improved Bailout Deal; China June official services PMI rises to three-month high; Manufacturing shrinks, first time in nearly three years; David Cameron rules out 'in-out' EU referendum; Finns, Dutch cast first doubt on...Read more


Top 9 in World Economy on 02.Jul.2012

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Merkel Faces More Domestic Criticism; Cyprus wins EU bailout support, IMF aid likely to be included; Ireland Sees Hope for its Banks in EU Deal; Money Funds Buck Euro-Zone Retreat; U.S. companies blame Europe for earnings warnings; EU begins boycott of Iranian oil; China...Read more


Top 8 in World Economy on 29.Jun.2012

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Euro Zone Sees Single Bank Supervisor; Vatican Peels Back Veil on Its Bank; Europe Prepared for Iranian Oil Embargo; China unveils economic incentives for new Shenzhen financial zone; UK banks face new scandal; Barclays boss in peril; Growth deal agreed but Italy, Spain play...Read more


Top 8 in World Economy on 28.Jun.2012

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Moody's downgrades 11 Brazilian banks; OECD Chief Calls on Leaders to Protect Spain and Italy; Interest Rate Probe Escalates; Shares edge up, euro vulnerable on divided EU summit; EU and IMF say they're ready to rescue Cyprus; Italy passes key labor reforms; ...Read more


Top 8 in World Economy on 27.Jun.2012

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Visa Europe Prepares For Possible Euro Zone Breakup; Are the BRIC Nations Cracking?; China's city banks still barred from listing; American Securities closes new $3.64 billion fund; Bank bailout to spark firesale of corporate Spain; Merkel Buries Eurobonds as Summit...Read more


Top 9 in World Economy on 26.Jun.2012

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More Turmoil Hits Greek Government; Spain Formally Asks for Bank Help; After The Bailout, Moody's Axes 28 Spanish Banks By Up To 4 Notches; Top 10th Percentile Ranked Dividend Stock ORI Enters Oversold Territory; Bailout Monday In Europe As Cyprus And Spain Request Emergency...Read more


Top 7 in Business & Economy on 25.Jun.2012

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Spanish Leader Emerges as Austerity Crusader; Basel Bank Official Warns on Stimulus Measures; Greek PM to miss EU summit; hopes fade of major action; Asia's investment banks launch round of job cuts; Central Bank Group Urges Europe to Insure Deposits; France Is Main...Read more


Top 8 in Business & Economy on 22.Jun.2012

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Bailouts' Creditor Hierarchy Scares Private Bondholders ECB Poised to Ease Collateral Rules A Hedge Fund Hunts for Greece's Hidden Gems NYSE Euronext Answers London Calling With Rival Exchange Spanish Banks Need Up to $79 Billion in Capital: Auditors German president...Read more


Top 10 in Business & Economy on 21.Jun.2012

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ECB May Discuss Rate Cut In July; South Europe Challenges Germany's Rescue Recipe; Merkel: Bond Buying by Bailout Funds Is 'Theoretical'; EU Leaders Urged to Set Timetable for Action (Again); Fed Warns of Risk to Economy; Could Congress Compromise on Taxmageddon?; ...Read more


Top 8 in Business & Economy on 20.Jun.2012

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Emerging Markets Pledge IMF Funds G-20 Leaders Differ Over Euro Zone Europe's Solution Isn't More Inflation Greek parties close to forming coalition government to tackle economic crisis In Spain, Public Distrust Feeds Economic Meltdown Europe, China worries dampen Asia...Read more


Top 8 in Business & Economy on 19.Jun.2012

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New Clash Over Greek Rescue Looms; Spain Back in Cross Hairs; At G-20, Europe Leaders Fend Off Pressure; ECB Seen Not Able To Clean Up Bank Balance Sheets; Gold and Silver Shrug Off Greek Election; Lower Credit Card Fees Leads To Cheaper Prices At Home Depot; Asian...Read more


Top 8 in Business & Economy on 18.Jun.2012

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Greeks Back European Bailout; Euro, shares jump in relief rally after Greek vote; Worried Banks Resist Fiscal Union; World Leaders Meet in a Mexico Now Giving Brazil a Run for Its Money; A Comedy of Policy Missteps; the Drama of Bailouts; the Tragedy of Capital Controls; Euro...Read more


Top 7 in Business & Economy on 15.June.2012

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Spain crisis deepens as borrowing costs hit record high; Fed Recoups Crisis-Era Loans; Europe on Edge Over Crisis; Merkel Rallies Global Forces; Britain fights euro zone threat with credit boost; Central banks ready to combat Greek market storm; G20 must keep pressure on...Read more


Top 7 in Business & Economy on 14.June.2012

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World Bank's finance arm agrees cornerstone stake in IHH; Moody's slashes Spain debt ratings three notches; Cyprus Appears Close to Securing Loan From Russia; Italian Bond Yields Cast Doubt on Crisis Plans; Greeks Pull Out More Money From Banks; China could see more...Read more


Top 8 Headlines in Business & Economy on 13.June.2012

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German Business Insolvencies Rise; ECB Calls For Banking Union; Opinion: Spain needs 2nd bailout; Pressure Mounts for Italy's Monti; U.K. Banks Await Regulatory Overhaul; U.S. government posts US$125-billion budget deficit ; Asian shares trim gains in choppy trade,...Read more


Top 7 in Business & Economy on 11.June.2012

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Now Italy’s in the crisis crosshairs; Eurozone slips into transfer union; Four euro countries need financial help; EU planning for worst-case scenario in case of Greek eurozone exit; U.K. Job Vacancies Rise, but at Slower Pace; Canada to tell G20 austerity and economic...Read more