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Crisis

#Euromaidan 1st birthday: How the Kiev coup grew (Op-Edge)
It’s been a year since thousands of peaceful protesters took part in the initial Euromaidan rallies in Kiev, hoping for a brighter future. Since that optimistic start, the state has been torn to shreds and now its very future is in doubt.

21.11.2014 13:06

Russian ruble continues recovery, as oil back to $80
The Russian ruble continued its fight back on Friday to move above 46 against the US dollar, as the price of Brent crude slid over the $80 per barrel threshold.

21.11.2014 12:25

​EU is in serious trouble and it’s not Russia’s fault
Angela Merkel has criticized Vladimir Putin’s, apparent, strategy to spread Russia’s sphere of influence in Eastern Europe. The Chancellor doesn't acknowledge that Germany’s domination of Europe has been disastrous for some states.

20.11.2014 22:05

Where has all Ukraine's gold gone?
Ukraine’s Central Bank chief has divulged some shocking intel: its gold stockpile has reached a new nadir - almost zero. Since the beginning of the year, gold reserves have dropped nearly 16-fold, which begs the question, where did all of it go?

20.11.2014 14:33

​Eurozone manufacturing outlook weakest for 16 months, as France, Germany lose steam
A new survey of manufacturing and service companies across the eurozone shows the area is now a step away from recession, as key economies France and Germany remain weak.

20.11.2014 15:14

Former head of Iceland’s Landsbanki jailed for role in 2008 crash
Sigurjon Arnason, the ex- CEO of Landsbanki, one of the three Icelandic banks that crashed and ruined the economy in 2008, has been sentenced to 12 month in prison for manipulating the bank’s share price and deceiving investors in the bank’s dying days.

20.11.2014 07:22

Half of UK councils face financial collapse – report
Half the UK’s local councils are at risk of collapse, the government’s official auditor has said, warning that one in six may be unable to provide basic services this year. The warning comes after severe cuts in national government funding.

19.11.2014 16:21

Ukraine's coal reserves 'unprecedented' low, not enough for another month - Deputy Energy Minister
Two out of ten coal-fired power plants in Ukraine only have enough stock for a few days, as the key coal mines supplying the plants are located in Donbass where Kiev and self-defense forces are fighting, says Ukraine's Deputy Energy Minister Yury Zyukov.

19.11.2014 15:25

​Economic contraction, oil price fall won’t be as severe as 2008-2009 – Finance Minister
The current economic situation in Russia can’t be compared to the time before the global economic crisis in 2008, when Russia’s GDP contracted 7.8 percent, says Russia’s Finance Minister Anton Siluanov.

19.11.2014 12:58

Big Oil, corruption & Islamist weapon sales blight UK-Somalia relations – UN
Britain’s relationship with Somalia has come under scrutiny after a report detailing corruption in the east African nation was published by the UN. The Security Council report claims Somalia has traded arms with Islamist militants.

18.11.2014 14:03

​Japan’s PM dissolves Parliament, puts off tax rise to save ‘Abenomics’
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he is going to dissolve the lower chamber of parliament on November 21 and call early elections in an effort to save his grand economic strategy dubbed “Abenomics.”

18.11.2014 12:04

‘Act of betrayal’: Stormy pay dispute sparks 4-day defense workers’ strike
Eight-hundred UK defense workers began a four-day strike on Monday sparked by a heated pay dispute. Staff say their recent 1 percent rise, tabled during negotiations, amounts to a pay cut in real terms and an “act of betrayal.”

17.11.2014 17:11