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Thursday, January 8, 2015
The German labor market continued to shine in December, shrugging off current economic weakness, with unemployment now at its lowest level since unification, official data showed on Wednesday.
Fewer Spaniards stood in jobless queues in 2014, consumer spending rose and banks boosted lending — all signs pointing to Spain's economy getting back on track after six years of a grueling financial crisis.
German retail sales, a closely watched measure of household confidence, rose for the second month in a row in November, official data showed on Wednesday.
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.
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.
  
  
  
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