"We, the people of the world, have got to own this new technology, so that the profits and rewards come broadly to people, rather than go to a few billionaires."
Prof. Richard Freeman, Harvard economics professor
"We, here on the continent, haven’t had a change of heart. Our hearts are still open to you"
European Council President
"There is no alternative for us other than to fight back. This is the biggest challenge for my generation"
Greek university student
""The main thing is we got him back on board, he is safe. But I think it just showed everyone how hard it is to actually see the guy in the water, even on a sunny day, 18 knots and sunshine, you know you wouldn't want to be doing it in 20 knots in the dark. I don't think you would find him you know.""
Skipper, Team Hun Sung Hai/Scallywag
"These are really important social issues that affect all of us all over in our communities. And we can't just leave this up to governments to solve these problems"
"‘Aussie flu’ is actually a bit of a misnomer. It is a strain that we have seen in previous seasons in the UK, in fact we saw it circulating last season. Hospital admissions have increased due to a combination of influenza A and B and no strain is currently dominating."
Professor Paul Cosford
Medical Director, Public Health England
""Oh it's a huge part! It's really exciting singing this and it's super challenging, to act and to sing. So for me it's really special to do it, really.""
"The poles amplify all the phenomena we see everywhere else on the globe"
Central banks worked hard during the Labour Day week. Both the US Federal Reserve and the European Central bank held their monthly meetings and both
US central bank head Ben Bernanke has been defending its aggressive stimulus measures.
To try to keep long-term borrowing costs low, the Federal
A cheerleader for continued monetary stimulus for the US economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the central bank will keep buying bonds
The US Federal Reserve has said that from now on its stimulus measures will be linked not just to inflation, but also to unemployment.
The Federal Reserve is significantly boosting its stimulus programme for the US economy and has taken the unprecedented step of saying it will keep
Striking a quick deal to avoid the so called fiscal cliff could result in a, “very good year” for the U.S. economy.
That’s the view of Ben
In a bold move, the Federal Reserve has launched a third round of monetary stimulus – to try to boost the weak US economy.
In an open ended
Members of the US Senate banking committee and the financial markets were disappointed by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s update on the
The US Federal Reserve has said it is not likely to raise interest rates from their current exceptionally low levels until at least the back end of
The Federal Reserve has held off from fresh stimulus measures for the US economy at its final policy-setting meeting of the year, but warned
World stocks fell to a new one-year low on Thursday, battered by fears of slowing global economic growth.
That came after the Federal Reserve
The Federal Reserve is today expected to announce moves to boost the faltering US economic recovery.
The central bank policymakers are looking at
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s much anticipated speech to an economic conference in the US on Friday turned out to be a bit of a damp squib
The US central bank, the Federal Reserve, says interest rates there will likely stay low for an “extended period” and that – as originally planned –
Denying investors any clues on what the Federal Reserve might be planning to further stimulate the lacklustre US economy, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke
The US Federal Reserve has held interest rates near zero and renewed its pledge to keep the cost of borrowing very low for a long time.
The US Senate Banking Committee has approved the nomination of Ben Bernanke for a second four-year term as head of the country’s central bank.
Even though the Federal Reserve is becoming more upbeat about the recovery of the US economy, it has left interest rates unchanged and close to zero
He may have saved America’s, nay, the world’s banking system but Federal Reserve boss Ben Bernanke is facing a Senatorial bid to claw back some of