"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
"What these people did for each other says far more about who we are as Americans than the cowardly acts of a killer ever could"
Sarah Huckerbee Sanders
White House press secretary
Global markets have been shaken by the prospect of a UK exit from the European Union.
Russia's central bank has cut its main interest rate by 0.5 percent to 10.5 percent, signaling confidence by its policymakers that inflation risks are declining.
The European Central Bank will stop issuing 500 euro notes on concerns over use by terrorists and criminals, but they will be phased out only from 2018 due to resistance from Germany.
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Hundreds of people have queued at the Bundesbank in the German city of Frankfurt to get their hands on one of the new five euro coins. A collector’s
The G20 summit has got underway in China. The gathering unites finance ministers and central bank bosses from the world’s biggest economies. The G20
Russian central bank governor Elvira Nabiullina says the bulk of banking loans in Russia should be in roubles to minimise risks related to currency fluctuations.
London's Mayor Boris Johnson promising to campaign for a 'Brexit' caused the British pound to slumped in value against the dollar, the euro and the yen on Monday.
Finance ministers are calling on the European Central Bank (ECB) to look at ways of tightening access to 500 euro notes, in a bid to cut terror
The Russian rouble tanked again on Monday as the week opened with the Russian currency under severe market pressure. A 10-day holiday period in
The Russian ruble on the last currency trading day of the year has hit a new 2015 low against the US dollar, at one point falling to 73.20 to the
Russia has put into force measures to keep a closer eye on exchanges from rubles to foreign currency. The Russian Central Bank has decreed that
Russia has issued a new banknote dedicated to Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula it annexed last year. It is a move that is certain to anger Kyiv, which
The new Conservative government in Argentina has wasted little time in making an economic break with the recent past by floating the peso and
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In this week’s Business Middle East we take a look at global markets’ performance ahead of the US interest rate decision. With the countdown underway
Cash is falling out of favour in Sweden, according to a research study at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Many Swedes like people
Australian police have raided the home and office of a man rumoured to be the creator of the virtual currency Bitcoin. Federal police searched Craig
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