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Firms scramble to ease rouble pain

Dec 18 2014 16:19

Russian firms are scrambling to restructure the terms of foreign currency loans as the rouble's decline pushes up the cost of debt servicing.


UK sold Royal Mail too cheaply - report

Dec 18 2014 16:00

Shares in Britain's Royal Mail postal service may have been sold at a higher price when the firm became private, a report suggests.


Putin: Rouble will rise again

Dec 18 2014 12:33

President Vladimir Putin says Russia's economy will rebound after the rouble's collapse against the dollar, but warned that it could take two years.


US consumer prices fall on looming rate hike

Dec 18 2014 09:01

US consumer prices have recorded their biggest drop in nearly six years but did little to change views the Fed Reserve will start raising interest rates.


India's Modi moves in to speed up stuck projects

Dec 18 2014 12:14

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken direct control of a project-monitoring body to fast-track investments worth almost $300bn.


EU reaches deal on capping card payment fees

Dec 18 2014 10:15

An initial deal on capping fees charged for paying with debit or credit cards across the 28-nation European Union has been reached by negotiators.


Simple way to sane prices

Dec 18 2014 07:40

Our best economists seem to be lost - why so, asks Edward Ingram.


Putin and the rouble rout

Dec 18 2014 07:39

Russia is not the West and Putin may well survive unscathed, says Leopold Scholtz.


$113bn damage caused by disasters - report

Dec 17 2014 17:00

Extreme weather and other natural and man-made disasters have caused losses of more than $70bn so far this year, says a Swiss company.


German tax breaks for family-run firms unconstitutional

Dec 17 2014 16:30

Germany's constitutional court has ruled that inheritance tax breaks for family-run businesses is unconstitutional, a decision threatening thousands of jobs.

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Obama bill wards off govt shutdown threat

Dec 17 2014 16:30

US President Barack Obama has signed a $1.1trn spending bill passed by Congress that has lifted the threat of a government shutdown.


Ghana urged to remove 'ghost workers'

Dec 17 2014 15:01

Ghana must remove "ghost workers" from its public sector payroll before the European Union resumes budget support , says the EU ambassador.

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