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Northern Europe dominates competitiveness survey

European countries fill five of the top six slots in the latest tally of the world’s most competitive economies. Switzerland was top for the fourth

European countries fill five of the top six slots in the latest tally of the world’s most competitive economies. Switzerland was top for the fourth

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IMF's Lagarde urges quick resolution to euro crisis

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has urged European leaders to act fast and deal with the continent’s debt crisis. She was speaking at the World

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has urged European leaders to act fast and deal with the continent’s debt crisis. She was speaking at the World

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Bernanke's finger on the trigger

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in the World Economic Forum in Davos, it is not only the eurozone that is in trouble, other regions have

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in the World Economic Forum in Davos, it is not only the eurozone that is in trouble, other regions have

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Euro ministers upbeat on Greece and crisis

European finance chiefs have been working hard at the World Economic Forum to reassure business and political leaders that the euro zone is on track

European finance chiefs have been working hard at the World Economic Forum to reassure business and political leaders that the euro zone is on track

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Davos: crisis and consequences

The shockwave sent out by the eurozone crisis is now hurting emerging economies like Brazil, Russia, and China. These were the very economies that

The shockwave sent out by the eurozone crisis is now hurting emerging economies like Brazil, Russia, and China. These were the very economies that

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Ghosn notes pessimism in the Davos air

The car industry is an excellent economic bellweather as its health often a reflection of consumer confidence or economic vigour. So who better to

The car industry is an excellent economic bellweather as its health often a reflection of consumer confidence or economic vigour. So who better to

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Davos ponders the future of food

The eurozone crisis has plunged the world’s economy into the danger zone. Europe’s troubles are hitting the once robust growth of the big

The eurozone crisis has plunged the world’s economy into the danger zone. Europe’s troubles are hitting the once robust growth of the big

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Big freeze fails to deter protesters at Davos

Adapt and protest. That is one of the messages emerging from Davos. The snow is not enough to deter the demonstrators who have built, ‘Camp Igloo’

Adapt and protest. That is one of the messages emerging from Davos. The snow is not enough to deter the demonstrators who have built, ‘Camp Igloo’

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Eurozone should stay intact says Lamy

Some blame part of the Eurozone’s woes on globalization – the interconnectedness of world economies held responsible for the downturn that’s hit so

Some blame part of the Eurozone’s woes on globalization – the interconnectedness of world economies held responsible for the downturn that’s hit so

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Eurozone crisis dominates debates at Davos

The shrieks and cries, the swish and swirl of winter sports are the normal sounds which echo across the mountains which surround Davos. Now it is the

The shrieks and cries, the swish and swirl of winter sports are the normal sounds which echo across the mountains which surround Davos. Now it is the

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Cameron dubs Franco-German tax plan 'madness'

Britain’s David Cameron has taken a swipe at Franco-German plans for a financial transaction tax in Europe, questioning the sanity of such a

Britain’s David Cameron has taken a swipe at Franco-German plans for a financial transaction tax in Europe, questioning the sanity of such a