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  • For the first time in recent years, policymakers don't have a major financial crisis to grapple with at this year's World Economic Forum (WEF), which gets under way on Wednesday.

  • Spain's IBEX 35 Index may have been a laggard last year with a drop of 6 percent but since the announcement of the European Central Bank's bond-buying plan investors have returned to the country and the index has climbed 14 percent.

  • Istanbul, Turkey

    Turkey's ambitions to be among the top ten global economies by 2023 could mean it becomes "the China of Europe", according to an economist and a prominent Turkish business woman.

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    The U.K. pound has come under increasing pressure in the last few weeks as the outlook for growth in the country looks sluggish, but the currency could fall even more as the economy faces multiple problems.

  • The world's second-biggest holder of gold reserves, Germany, is planning to bring home some of its gold held in New York and Paris - a move that would mark a breakdown of trust between the world's major central banks, analysts said.

  • View over Lublijana, Slovenia.

    Protests, a mutiny among politicians calling for the prime minister's resignation, billions in bad debt, and an economic recovery on hold — just a few of the challenges facing Slovenia.

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    Investors are turning optimistic on stocks, with inflows into equity funds hitting a five-year high as Deutsche Bank suggests 2013 could spell the "dawn of the post-crisis era."

  • What New Euro Zone Bailout Bond Tells Us

    Europe's peripheral economies face a re-run of the U.K.'s "winter of discontent", with high unemployment and stagnant growth, according to a report by Goldman Sachs.

  • Cracks in France…as Southern Europe Moves Ahead

    France may have bid adieu to one of its main cultural exports in actor Gerard Depardieu who has left the county in a protest over tax, but it is assiduously courting the international business world in order to revive the French economy.

  • Investors sifting through analysts' new year predictions for stock market movements may want to press "delete" and look instead for sound companies, as history shows equity index forecasts are usually wrong.

  • Investors had one eye on the start of the earnings season in the U.S., but strategists said Europe's own earnings season could throw up a few surprises.

  • Euro Zone Faces 'Winter of Discontent': Pro

    The euro zone crisis is over – that is, if you choose to believe Jose Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Big Banks Still Needed to Keep US Competitive: Bove

    Another nail in the coffin of pre-credit crisis bonus culture is set to come with the 2012-13 bonus season.

  • "Kicking the can down the road," "fiscal cliff," and "river of debt" are just some of the words and metaphors driving the general public to distraction, according to a "List of Banished words" published by the Lake Superior State University.

  • Why Asia Can’t Pull Global Economy Out of Crisis

    Barring major geopolitical shocks, the world economy in 2013 should mark the beginning of sustainably faster growth, one expert believes.

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    For Ian Barlow, Britain's tax authority has gone from being fearsome to being really rather nice.

  • Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (R) holds talks with EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn at the Moncloa palace on October 1, 2012 in Madrid.

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Friday he did not rule out tapping the European Central Bank's bond-buying

  • This has been “an exceptionally political year," starting with the problems of the euro zone and concluding with all eyes on Washington as the U.S. teetered atop the “fiscal cliff."

  • The Russian billionaire who is one of Facebook's biggest investors believes that the social networking company's potential is "not fully understood."