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Bank of Japan changes stimulus policy, denies it's running out of options

The Bank of Japan is changing tack as it tries to get the economy growing again with an increased emphasis on the amount of interest paid to investors who buy government bonds.

The Bank of Japan is changing tack as it tries to get the economy growing again with an increased emphasis on the amount of interest paid to investors who buy government bonds.

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German businesses concerned by global economic weakness

German business morale fell in January to its lowest level since February 2015. The Ifo economic institute says its business climate index dipped

German business morale fell in January to its lowest level since February 2015. The Ifo economic institute says its business climate index dipped

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Japanese consumers still not spending enough

Consumer spending in Japan unexpectedly fell in July, threatening the country’s gradual recovery. The development puts more pressure on policymakers

Consumer spending in Japan unexpectedly fell in July, threatening the country’s gradual recovery. The development puts more pressure on policymakers

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UK retail sales in slowdown

British consumers bought fewer household goods last month pushing the annual rate of spending growth for the quarter in the UK to its lowest in more

British consumers bought fewer household goods last month pushing the annual rate of spending growth for the quarter in the UK to its lowest in more

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Consumers driving German economy

German consumer spending has shot up in April an indication that domestic consumption is a real driver in the German economy. Spending doubled

German consumer spending has shot up in April an indication that domestic consumption is a real driver in the German economy. Spending doubled

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Little Italian confidence despite return to growth says ISTAT

April brought a cold shower to Italian businesses after eight straight months of rises. ISTAT’s manufacturing confidence index registered a

April brought a cold shower to Italian businesses after eight straight months of rises. ISTAT’s manufacturing confidence index registered a

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German shoppers put exports in shade to keep economy going

German consumers appear to be girding themselves to spend, spend, spend according to the latest confidence index from GfK. Its indicator, based on

German consumers appear to be girding themselves to spend, spend, spend according to the latest confidence index from GfK. Its indicator, based on

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Prices flatten out as Eurozone deflation takes a pause

Falling Eurozone prices took a break in April, ending four months of decline, while in the UK inflation tuned negative for the first time since

Falling Eurozone prices took a break in April, ending four months of decline, while in the UK inflation tuned negative for the first time since

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Manufacturing figures for the UK fall ahead of election

Britain’s economic growth, at the heart of political campaigning for next weeks poll, has slowed in the manufacturing sector. That’s according to

Britain’s economic growth, at the heart of political campaigning for next weeks poll, has slowed in the manufacturing sector. That’s according to

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Greek business sentiment slows

Consumer confidence in Greece has worsened markedly while there has been a weakening of expectations in all sectors of the economy except

Consumer confidence in Greece has worsened markedly while there has been a weakening of expectations in all sectors of the economy except

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New EU food labelling rules

EU moves to help consumers be sure about the food they buy come under scrutiny in this edition of Utalk. The question is from Ivan in Sofia

EU moves to help consumers be sure about the food they buy come under scrutiny in this edition of Utalk. The question is from Ivan in Sofia

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Choose carefully - the safety and quality of toys and games

Consumer rights relating to the safety and quality of toys is the subject of this Utalk. The question is from Paul in Marseille: “As Christmas

Consumer rights relating to the safety and quality of toys is the subject of this Utalk. The question is from Paul in Marseille: “As Christmas

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Ireland's economy set to grow 4.7 percent this year

Ireland’s economy is forecast to expand by 4.7 percent this year, according to the country’s finance ministry. That is in contrast to last year’s

Ireland’s economy is forecast to expand by 4.7 percent this year, according to the country’s finance ministry. That is in contrast to last year’s

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Geopolitical crises drag down Ifo business sentiment index

German business sentiment fell to its lowest level in nine months in July. Surveys by the Ifo economic think tank for their business climate index

German business sentiment fell to its lowest level in nine months in July. Surveys by the Ifo economic think tank for their business climate index

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Japanese consumer sales rocket in March

Retails sales in Japan rocketed in March as consumers rushed to spend before Japan’s consumption tax hike comes into force on April 1. Sales in

Retails sales in Japan rocketed in March as consumers rushed to spend before Japan’s consumption tax hike comes into force on April 1. Sales in

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German retail sales and French consumption fall

Retail sales fell in April in Germany, the eurozone’s largest economy. German retail sales were down by 0.4 percent from the previous month

Retail sales fell in April in Germany, the eurozone’s largest economy. German retail sales were down by 0.4 percent from the previous month

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Eurozone confidence improves in May

Consumer and business confidence in the eurozone bounced back in May after a sharp drop in April – with Portugal the most upbeat. European

Consumer and business confidence in the eurozone bounced back in May after a sharp drop in April – with Portugal the most upbeat. European

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French consumers get more gloomy

The latest surveys of French consumers showed confidence there has slumped to its lowest level since July 2008 – immediately after the financial

The latest surveys of French consumers showed confidence there has slumped to its lowest level since July 2008 – immediately after the financial

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Italian consumers gloomy

Italian consumer confidence has hit new lows. In surveys households said their confidence in both the current and future economic situations was

Italian consumer confidence has hit new lows. In surveys households said their confidence in both the current and future economic situations was

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Horse meat found in burgers in UK and Ireland

British supermarket chain Tesco has withdrawn a number of brands of frozen beefburgers from sale in the UK and Ireland after they were found to

British supermarket chain Tesco has withdrawn a number of brands of frozen beefburgers from sale in the UK and Ireland after they were found to

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Slump in German retail sales

Germany has been hit by a slump in retail sales, a bigger than expected drop in Europe’s largest economy. Preliminary data showed the retail

Germany has been hit by a slump in retail sales, a bigger than expected drop in Europe’s largest economy. Preliminary data showed the retail

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Cut price sales for Thanksgiving start early

Is it just the human herd instinct or do American shoppers on what is called Black Friday the day after the annual Thanksgiving holiday in the US get

Is it just the human herd instinct or do American shoppers on what is called Black Friday the day after the annual Thanksgiving holiday in the US get

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Eat, shop, give thanks in US

In an annual custom, the American president pardons the traditional centre-piece of the Thanksgiving holiday, a turkey. Two this year, named Cobbler

In an annual custom, the American president pardons the traditional centre-piece of the Thanksgiving holiday, a turkey. Two this year, named Cobbler

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Another option for European debt recovery

Brussels has promised to raise awareness about the European Small Claims Procedure, a regulation that aims to make it easier for people to solve

Brussels has promised to raise awareness about the European Small Claims Procedure, a regulation that aims to make it easier for people to solve

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Package holiday? No, a dynamic package!

When I started research into this episode of Right On the term “dynamic packaging” kept cropping up. Dynamic what? I realised very quickly that it

When I started research into this episode of Right On the term “dynamic packaging” kept cropping up. Dynamic what? I realised very quickly that it

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Carrefour's hyper struggle continues

Europe’s biggest retailer – Carrefour – which is struggling to win back investor confidence, did manage to stabilise sales in the first quarter

Europe’s biggest retailer – Carrefour – which is struggling to win back investor confidence, did manage to stabilise sales in the first quarter

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German consumers more upbeat

A new survey shows German consumer morale to be at its highest in 10 months. The report, by the GfK market research institute, found that

A new survey shows German consumer morale to be at its highest in 10 months. The report, by the GfK market research institute, found that

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Eurozone economy slumps further

The eurozone’s economy slumped further at the end of last year as retail sales fell and consumer confidence slid. That according to the latest

The eurozone’s economy slumped further at the end of last year as retail sales fell and consumer confidence slid. That according to the latest