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  • Greece Passes Law to Unlock More Rescue Loans Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 3:17 AM ET

    Greek lawmakers on Sunday approved a reform law to unlock about 8.8 billion euros of rescue loans from the EU and the IMF. The legislation makes it easier to fire government employees for disciplinary reasons and extends an unpopular property tax.

  • Earth Day Founder Builds on Sustainable Architecture Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    An array of 575 solar panels covers the roof of Seattle's Bullitt Center, a model for a new generation of sustainable, energy-efficient buildings.

    The self-sustaining building, which generates all its own electricity and collects its own water, could inspire more action to raise awareness about the environment and the need to curb climate change.

  • The IMF Wants Even More Action to Boost Recovery Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

    Leaders of the International Monetary Fund said an uneven global economic recovery is emerging, and policymakers must take more steps to foster swifter growth and job creation.

  • G-20: Does the World Need Austerity? Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 2:22 AM ET

    Finance leaders of the G-20 economies on Friday edged away from a long-running drive toward government austerity in rich nations, rejecting the idea of setting hard targets for reducing national debt in a sign of worries over a sluggish global recovery.

  • EU Promises Less Austerity as G20 Debates Debt Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 4:03 AM ET

    The euro zone will slow its budgetary belt-tightening to help reinvigorate economic growth, a top EU official said on Thursday.

  • Emerging Nations Risk Cyprus Contagion: World Bank Sunday, 24 Mar 2013 | 12:23 PM ET

    Developing nations must be ready for a financial market selloff if the Cypriot banking sector collapses, World Bank Managing Director Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on Sunday, urging a swift resolution to the crisis in Cyprus.

  • Cyprus Furor Is Rocky Start for New Dutch 'Mr Euro' Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 3:42 AM ET
    Newly elected Eurozone President and Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem attends an Eurogroup meeting.

    For Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the new face of the euro zone, a furor over a decision to hurt savers in Cyprus has been a baptism of fire in his role as chairman of the Eurogroup of finance ministers of the currency area.

  • Microsoft Fined $731 Million for Broken Promise Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 6:37 AM ET
    Microsoft Corp CEO Steve Ballmer.

    The European Union fined Microsoft Corp 561 million euros ($731 million) for failing to offer users a choice of Web browser, an unprecedented sanction that will act as a warning to other firms involved in EU antitrust disputes.

  • Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Has Died: VP Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 5:30 PM ET
    Hugo Chavez

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died after a protracted battle with cancer. He was 58.

  • Greece Faces Review of Bailout Performance Sunday, 3 Mar 2013 | 6:12 AM ET

    Officials from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund return to Athens on Sunday to assess Greece's performance under a bailout plan.

  • The Threat to Wall Street From Europe’s Bonus Cap Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 9:35 AM ET

    Bankers working on Wall Street for European banks could have their bonuses capped under new rules agreed by the European Parliament this week. U.S. banks operating in Europe will also be affected.

  • Yen Slumps on Talk of ADB's Kuroda for BOJ Role Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | 10:22 PM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda

    Japan's government is likely to nominate Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda, an advocate of aggressive monetary easing.

  • Horsemeat Discoveries 'Tip of the Iceberg': Lawmakers Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 1:52 AM ET
    Findus Beef Lasagne found to contain 60 percent horse meat.

    Discoveries so far of horsemeat in products sold as beef are likely to be the "tip of the iceberg", a British parliamentary report into the scandal said on Thursday.

  • IEA Sees Iran Oil Sales Falling as Sanctions Bite Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 4:26 AM ET
    Oil refinery and petrochemical complex, Mahshahr, Iran,

    Iranian oil output will likely fall further from its lowest in three decades as the West tightens sanctions on the Islamic Republic, depriving Tehran of hard currency revenues, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday.

  • G-7 Fires Warning Shot Over Currencies Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 11:33 AM ET
    A trader monitors the foreign exchange and stocks index in Tokyo.

    Monetary policies must not be directed at devaluing currencies, the Group of Seven nations said in a statement aimed at cooling growing international tensions over exchange rates and prompting yen to surge.

  • G20 to Skirt Potholes as World Economy Recovers Sunday, 10 Feb 2013 | 6:39 PM ET

    With the road ahead looking a bit smoother, G20 finance ministers will be happy to ignore the wreck in the rear-view mirror when they meet this week to steer a course for the world economy.

  • EU Leaders Strike Deal on Long Term Budget Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    European Union leaders reached agreement on the first ever cut in their common budget on Friday after 24 hours of talks, seeking to placate millions at home struggling through government cutbacks and recession.

  • G20 Unlikely to Pressure Japan Over Weakening Yen Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 7:09 PM ET

    The world's top economic policymakers are likely to discuss how Japan's new monetary and fiscal policy drive is weakening the yen when they meet next month, but will stop well short of calling it a competitive devaluation, G20 officials said.

  • A Dubai-based for-profit education company GEMS Education is planning a major global expansion as it seeks to secure a larger share of what it believes is a $3 trillion global market, but those expansion plans have also raised questions about the role of for-profit companies.

  • Cameron Promises Vote on EU After Election Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 3:42 AM ET
    David Cameron

    Prime Minister David Cameron promised on Wednesday to give Britons a straight referendum choice on whether to stay in the European Union or leave within the next parliament if he is re-elected at the next election in 2015.