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Bundesbank calls for higher wages across Eurozone

The call follows a raft of recent reports highlighting inequality as a threat to the global economy.

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Opinion: It’s time the EU faced its inner demons

The Eurozone has returned to growth, but it is still suffering from serious internal problems and needs significant reforms.

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No more blaming the eurozone: largest fall in exports is to non-EU countries

So much for the recession being made in the Eurozone. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that net trade is down and the largest fall in exports is to non-EU countries.

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Business leaders warn Cameron over EU renegotiations

TweetDavid Cameron has seen his stance over the EU come under fire yet again, this time by business leaders. A letter in the Financial Times, which includes such signatories as Sir Richard Branson (chairman of the Virgin Group) and Chris Gibson-Smith (London Stock Exchange chairman), has been sent ahead of Cameron’s speech in the Netherlands […]

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December’s economic update

TweetTony Dolphin is the chief economist at the IPPR and a regular contributor to The Guardian and New Statesman. During the autumn statement last month, George Osborne claimed that the UK economy was slowly on the mend; however, the latest data indicates the opposite may be true, despite the economic expansion in the third quarter (Q3) of 2012. It is looking […]

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Markit: Eurozone manufacturing “shows signs of moderating” (while the UK’s still in a slump)

The eurozone shows slow signs of improvement as a downgrade looms for the UK’s credit rating – Tony Burke reports on the state of the global economy.

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Comment: Hollande wades into choppy waters over Europe

Francois Hollande’s promises have become a reality of more of the same, with poll ratings sliding and division within the French Socialist party.

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IMF downgrades growth forecast AGAIN as Balls warns of “heavy long term price” of failure

The IMF downgraded its UK growth forecast today for the third time in under a year.

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As Spanish bond yields break 7%, the eurozone banking deal begins to unravel

A week ago, Spain secured an advantageous bank deal to drive down soaring bond yields: today, Spanish securities broke the 7% threshold. What’s gone wrong?

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More drama for Europe’s leaders as EU unemployment figures hit record high

Pressure is on the European Central Bank (ECB) this week after new statistics show unemployment figures are still rising across the European Union.

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