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  • Sweden needs more measures to bolster banks, tackle debt: central bank report

    Sweden needs to take further measures to strengthen its banking system and head off the risks from high levels of household debt, the central bank said in its twice-yearly Financial Stability Report. "The Riksbank ... recommends Finansinspektionen (the...
  • David Cameron gets it on immigration

    There is nothing like a little heat from a third political party to get the attention of career politicians who wish to stay in office. Nigel Farage, leader of the upstart UK Independent Party (UKIP), has been turning up the heat on British Prime...
  • How do countries rank on corruption?

    How do countries rank on corruption?
    From war-ravaged backwaters to the world’s economic powerhouses, little progress was recorded over the last year in the fight against bribe-takers and backroom dealers, Transparency International reported in its annual corruption survey. More...
  • Washington has tough words for Europe on economy; less so for China

    Washington's worries about the global economy until recently were dominated by concerns over China's currency policies. Now the Obama administration's toughest words increasingly fall on Europe. In a speech on America's international economic...
  • Paccar among truck companies under investigation by EU

    SEATTLE Bellevue-based Paccar is one of several heavy- and medium-duty truck producers under investigation by the European Commission for possible anticompetitive practices in the European Union. The commission has concerns that certain truck producers...
  • Falling oil prices might nudge Iran toward nuclear deal, report says

    WASHINGTON The crash in global oil prices heightens pressure on Iran to strike a nuclear deal with the West and escape crippling international sanctions, according to a report released Tuesday. Iran's budget is driven by oil, and the steep price drop...
  • The bad habit

    The bad habit with which the United States was left by victory in the Cold War was to believe that the war had been a-zero sum game, which is to say that whoever won, won -- they were now and forever Number One, the leader in whatever international...
  • South Korea exports seen up 4.3 percent next year: trade organization

    South Korea's exports are expected to rise an annual 4.3 percent in 2015, a report from the country's representative trade body showed, which would be the biggest gain since 2011 but still below the robust growth rates seen in earlier years. Exports...
  • Putin says Russia scrapping South Stream gas pipeline, blames Europe

    Putin says Russia scrapping South Stream gas pipeline, blames Europe
    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced during a visit to Turkey on Monday that the Kremlin is scrapping its $10-billion South Stream pipeline project that would have bypassed Ukraine to bring natural gas to Southern Europe. Putin blamed European...
  • France, Germany aim to present joint investment plans by mid-Dec

    Germany and France aim to come up with joint investment projects focused on the digital economy by the time a European Union summit takes place in mid-December, ministers said at a meeting in Berlin on Tuesday. In a joint statement, the euro zone's two...
  • Central European factory output shines alongside euro zone gloom

    Central European factory output accelerated in November, with rising domestic demand, relatively low debt and falling oil prices helping the region outperform the stagnating euro zone. Poland's manufacturing PMI rose to 53.2 last month, its highest level...