* Agreement gives N.Ireland devolved corporation tax powers
QE is not a solution for counties with too much debt. Rather, it just buys time to deleverage and institute austerity measures that can reduce the debt-to-GDP ratio and put the country on a more solid financial footing. This strategy worked in the US, but deleveraging
ATHENS, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Greek opposition leader Alexis Tsipras told Reuters he will cancel austerity policies and seek to write off a big chunk of the national debt if his leftwing Syriza party...
lot of cases as to what the right growth path is. Germany and France have been debating with each other as to whether it is austerity or stimulus that will pull them out of this. Again, despite all the issues, we have confidence in the companies we
* Cites weak export markets, government austerity measures
LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister George Osborne said on Wednesday he would miss his short-term budget deficit targets but could afford tax cuts for home-buyers, offering some voter relief from his austerity push ahead of elections.
BRUSSELS, Dec 1 (Reuters) - A strike on Monday in parts of Belgium over government austerity measures halted international rail services to and from Germany and Luxembourg and disrupted public transport across the country.
ATHENS, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Greek labour unions staged a 24-hour strike on Thursday that cancelled hundreds of flights, shut public offices and severely disrupted local transport, in the first major industrial action to cripple the austerity -weary country in months.
ve seen a steady string of discouraging news out of the core economies, including France’s unwillingness to meet austerity targets, and negative manufacturing and industrial data from Germany. As Figure 15 shows, industrial production in Germany posted
BRUSSELS, Nov 21 (Reuters) - A strike in parts of Belgium on Monday is expected to disrupt rail services and one of Europe's largest ports as trade unions and workers voice their anger over austerity measures announced by the country's new government.