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  1. The ECB’s Useless Stimulus

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    Mon, 29 Sep 2014

    may not be the only thing the ECB has in store for Europe. Like the U.S., Europe seems prepared to try everything but austerity and policies that would create jobs, in order to revive its economy. It may even turn to quantitative easing (QE), where

  2. Mining giants may hoard cash as iron ore prices sag

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    Tue, 16 Sep 2014

    MELBOURNE, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Sagging iron ore prices raise the prospect the world's biggest miners will shelve plans to return excess cash to shareholders in February, despite promises to investors who had hoped to reap the benefits of two years of austerity .

  3. Rhetoric turning hysterical ahead of Scottish vote

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    Fri, 12 Sep 2014

    Landau. European-style recessions, tax hikes, higher interest rates, loss of foreign investment, mass asset flight, austerity , and the loss of defense aid are among the list of joys awaiting an independent Scotland, he warns. "Why would anyone

  4. RWE reportedly planning more cuts at power generation unit

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    Fri, 12 Sep 2014

    business as it continues to fight difficult market conditions, local media are reporting. The current savings target for its austerity program is at €800M ($1.03B), which reportedly will be raised by several hundred million euros. Like other European

  5. Developed Europe: Regional Economic Review – Q2 2014

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    Tue, 2 Sep 2014

    being excessively focused on austerity at the cost of growth,” has forecast that ..... President François Hollande said austerity measures had made it impossible to achieve ..... zone’s current focus on austerity but also likely signals a turnaround

  6. Merkel unhappy with Draghi's apparent new fiscal focus - Spiegel

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    Sun, 31 Aug 2014

    BERLIN (Reuters) - A German news magazine reported on Sunday that Chancellor Angela Merkel is unhappy with European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi for apparently proposing a greater emphasis on fiscal stimulus over austerity in order to boost growth in Europe.

  7. Merkel unhappy with Draghi's apparent new fiscal focus - Spiegel

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    Sun, 31 Aug 2014

    BERLIN, Aug 31 (Reuters) - A German news magazine reported on Sunday that Chancellor Angela Merkel is unhappy with European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi for apparently proposing a greater emphasis on fiscal stimulus over austerity in order to boost growth in Europe.

  8. Big Plans for New EU President Juncker

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    Thu, 28 Aug 2014

    the new EU president in his first 100 days. Political EU austerity set against the need for growth under the new Italian EU Presidency led by ..... many EU citizens who have suffered themselves in the face of austerity and economic downturn — but hand back authority on many

  9. UPDATE 1-Germany ready to dilute austerity medicine for reform-minded France

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    Thu, 28 Aug 2014

    BERLIN, Aug 28 (Reuters) - After ramming austerity medicine down the throats of smaller euro zone countries for the past four years, Germany is showing clemency towards its closest ally, France.

  10. RPT-Germany ready to dilute austerity medicine for reform-minded France

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    Thu, 28 Aug 2014

    BERLIN, Aug 28 (Reuters) - After ramming austerity medicine down the throats of smaller euro zone countries for the past four years, Germany is showing clemency towards its closest ally, France.

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