Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has promised to raise minimum salaries by sixty percent and to hold long delayed state elections in the coming months.
The International Monetary Fund's Christine Lagarde says the global economic recovery is gaining momentum but could be cut off by protectionism.
Italian rocket engine maker Avio launches its shares on the Milan exchange, raising money to better compete against rivals SpaceX and Blue Origin.
Economic collapse in various EU countries has damaged the perception of the European entrepreneurial spirit over recent years.
Stockmarkets dipped on news of the US airstrikes in Syria, but generally recovered after Washington officials said there would be "no escalation".
Outgoing French President Francois Hollande promised to fix the economy five years ago. But despite stablising the public accounts he has failed to get the French back to work as promised.