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Monday, January 5, 2015
Once a flagship policy of French President Francois Hollande, the 75-percent “supertax” on top earners limps into its final weeks this month having sparked plenty of controversy but few economic results.
Behind the iron door of a ground floor flat in Madrid's working-class suburb of Vallecas around 30 people have gathered as Veronica Hidalgo announces she will be evicted from her home in 2015.
Behind the iron door of a ground floor flat in Madrid's working-class suburb of Vallecas around 30 people have gathered as Veronica Hidalgo announces she will be evicted from her home in 2015.
Saturday, January 3, 2015
ECB chief sees 'limited' risk of deflation within eurozone
The European Central Bank cannot entirely rule out the risk of the deflation in the eurozone, but that danger is limited, its chief Mario Draghi said in a newspaper interview Friday.
Russians optimistic for year ahead despite political, economic issues
At the vast skating rink in Moscow's Gorky Park, Russians say they're looking forward to a 2015 that will be as smooth as the ice, despite the country's economic and political difficulties. The ruble has sunk, tensions with the West are up, but the troubles seem to have produced a surge in national pride.
France's influential economist Thomas Piketty, author of the bestseller “Capital in the 21st Century,” on Thursday refused to accept the country's highest award, the Legion d'honneur, to criticize the Socialist government in power.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Russia's economic turmoil has sent shock waves across former Soviet republics as the ruble's collapse pushes the crisis into the region with strong ties to Moscow, analysts said.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
After a breathless year of action and now a new political crisis in Greece, the European Central Bank (ECB) may finally roll out its heavy artillery in 2015 in its battle against deflation, analysts said.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
A happy New Year for millions of Germans
As the New Year approaches, Berlin bakery worker Jessica Arendt is not just looking forward to the fireworks. In 2015, she says, “I'll be able to afford a few more things.”
Lithuania adopts euro to cement ties with the West
Lithuania hopes joining the eurozone on Jan. 1 will boost its security at a time of heightened anxiety over Russia, but many in the Baltic state fear the currency switch will also bring price hikes.
  
  
  
  
  
  
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