"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"
The cost of borrowing for the Italian government continues to fall, and the economy has been given a further boost by a ratings agency upgrade
The total amount of debt being carried by eurozone governments has fallen for the first time since the financial crisis hit – that is nearly six
The Netherlands has lost its AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor’s (S&P).
The Dutch economy, which is the eurozone’s fifth largest, recently
The Japanese will soon have to pay more in sales tax when they buy things as the government tries to reduce the country’s runaway debt.
Spain’s government debt has hit a record high.
Between April and June it rose to rose to 92.2 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, the
France has been stripped of its last triple-A credit rating by the agency Fitch. The country’s uncertain debt outlook, lack of growth and the ongoing
Britain’s credit standing has suffered a further blow after Fitch became the second international agency to strip the country of its
The UK has lost its triple AAA credit-rating for the first time ever after ratings agency Moody’s decided on a downgrade.
Demoting Britain by one
There is some much-needed good news for Greece.
Ratings agency Standard and Poors has raised the credit rating on the country’s sovereign debt
Europe’s debt crisis is starting to cast wider shadows as the rating agency Moody’s changed its outlook for Germany from stable to negative – a first
Moody’s cut the ratings of Italian government bonds on Thursday and said the country faced growing funding problems. The downgrade from A3 to Baa2
The amount of interest that the Spanish government is having to pay to borrow in the medium term has soared again to the highest since the launch of
Lafarge, the global cement producer, has announced plans to cut costs by 1.3 billion euros over the next four years.
The group is carrying debts
Spain’s sovereign credit rating has been down graded by Standard & Poor’s for a second time this year. It’s been cut from an A to a triple-
Italy has had to offer higher rates of interest on its short term government bonds.
Six-month bills recorded their highest yields since January
Fitch ratings agency has revised its outlook on UK debt down, warning the country that it now has a better than one-in-two chance of losing its
Arnaud from Brussels asks: “My question for European officials is: how far are we going to let rating agencies dictate how European stock markets are
Standard & Poor’s has downgraded Greece’s long-term rating to “Selective Default”. The news came as a blow to Athens, which had barely had time to
It was a week full of interesting insights. After the downgrade of several EU countries by rating agency Standard & Poor’s, all eyes were on the
Spain has passed the first test of investor demand for its government bonds since the latest downgrade of Madrid’s credit rating by S&P.