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  • ECB unveils surprise package to shore up euro zone

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank cut interest rates to a fresh record low on Thursday and launched a new scheme to push money into the flagging euro zone economy, surprising markets and leaving open the option of more to come. In a...
  • Minimum-wage debate roils Mexico, where rock-bottom pay rules

    MEXICO CITY Mexico has the 14th-largest economy in the world, a humming manufacturing sector, a newly opened energy sector that's drawing worldwide interest and, at $144 a month, likely the lowest minimum wage in Latin America. "It's ridiculously low,"...
  • ECB surprises markets with rate cut, asset purchases

    The European Central Bank, in a surprise move Thursday, cut its main interest rate to rock bottom and said it would buy certain securities and bonds in a bid to stimulate growth and combat increasing risks of deflation. In addition to lowering its key...
  • Cutting taxes on wealthy fails for the rest of us

    Cutting taxes on wealthy fails for the rest of us
    The world's leading central bankers recently attended a symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Some European economists have finally learned their lesson as Europe sinks into another economic downturn. Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank president, urged...
  • ECB cuts rates to ward off euro zone deflation threat

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank cut interest rates to new record lows on Thursday, unexpectedly lowering borrowing costs to try to lift inflation from rock-bottom levels and support the stagnating euro zone economy. The ECB cut its main...
  • Modi could do more to curb India inflation: opinion poll

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has scored high on overall performance during his first three months in office, but many are disappointed with his new administration's efforts to bring down inflation, an opinion poll showed. The...
  • Brazil keeps interest rates steady ahead of election

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil held interest rates steady for a third straight time on Wednesday, signaling it is in no rush to help an economy that fell into recession just weeks before a heated presidential election. The central bank's monetary policy...
  • Factbox: Brazil presidential candidates' policy proposals

    With Brazil on the brink of a recession, President Dilma Rousseff's two main challengers in the October election are promising a return to orthodox economic policies and greater transparency to restore business confidence and investment. Following are...
  • ECB asset-purchase program already priced into euro

    (Reuters) - The euro already reflects the likelihood of an ECB asset- purchase program, according to currency strategists polled by Reuters, but it will probably continue to fall in the year ahead as a U.S. dollar rally gathers pace. The euro has...
  • Bretton Woods II lives on, packing pain for western workers

    LONDON (Reuters) - Pressure on western workers from the integration of China and other emerging giants into the world economy shows no sign of abating and that protracted shock will also keep borrowing rates subdued for years to come. That's the...
  • Los Angeles joins the local movement to raise the minimum wage

    Los Angeles joins the local movement to raise the minimum wage
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti marked Labor Day on Monday by proposing a minimum wage increase for workers in LA, to $13.25 an hour by 2017. The city would join a host of municipalities nationwide that have taken matters into their own hands in the...