""The sheer scale of the challenges our world faces makes concerted, collaborative and integrated action more essential than ever.""
Professor Klaus Schwab
Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
""We can get past this manufactured crisis and get on to a host of serious issues before us that require thoughtful bipartisan negotiations.""
Senate Majority Leader
""You may carry a smartwatch during the day for practical reasons and later want to feel elegant, have a kind of intimate bond with your object, or just feel good about yourself. I believe in the comfort and elegance that a fine watch brings today so I think there is room for both and I'm not particularly worried.""
CEO, La Montre Hermès
"Self regulation does not work. It particularly doesn't work where there is no oversight and that is the problem that you have in the UN"
Peter A Gallo
Director, Hear their Cries
""Our struggle is against the sexual abuse, the cover-up, the psychological abuse, and the silence over these abuses.""
Sexual abuse survivor
""It probably could've gone a lot worse if they'd had to take their time and come out on a board or something like that.""
""Roy and Heather Bennett have been tragically killed in a helicopter accident in North America. I am devastated- they were two of Zimbabwe’s greatest patriots.""
""I'm not the first woman to work and have a baby. I know these are special circumstances but there'll be many woman who would have done this well before I have.""
New Zealand Prime Minister
The European Union has pledged to bail out any of the countries using the euro if they face a serious crisis rather than have them seek help from the
Meeting in Brussels, the 16 Finance Ministers of the Eurogroup discussed Monday the impact of the economic crisis in the eurozone. Eurogroup chairman
Under new direction, crisis-hit Iceland could move swiftly toward EU membership if a new centre-left government decided to apply. Still being formed
The European Commission’s new deep recession prediction includes a sharp rise in unemployment for the region and a more than doubling of the euro
The European Commission agrees this year the nations using Europe’s single currency will go into recession for the first time since the euro’s
There is grim reading in the latest predictions from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.
OECD Secretary General Angel
It is ten years since the euro came into existence as the currency for 11 European countries on 1 January 1999. A decade on, we ask what was the
Euro zone inflation plunged more than expected in December. The speed of decline in the inflation rate in the fifteen countries that were then using
They are ringing in the changes in Slovakia. The country has become the latest member of the eurozone and people are waiting to see if their fears
The arrival of 2009 has special significance in Slovakia, with the country becoming the 16th member of the eurozone.
Prime Minister Robert Fico
Slovakia has become the 16th country to join the Eurozone.
From today, it has exchanged Slovak crowns for the central European currency.
Slovakians have little time left to spend the last of their national korunas. When the clocks strike midnight on New Year’s Eve, the euro will step
Europe’s major indexes have all opened down despite record rate cuts by the ECB and central banks across Europe.
Frankfurt, London and Paris’s
Retail sales in the euro zone fell much more than expected in October, highlighting consumer fears in the recession-hit bloc. Retail sales are a
Euro zone finance ministers have been meeting in Brussels to look at how to apply the European Commission’s 200-billion euro plan to boost their
The leaders of the eurozone’s two biggest economies have put on a united front on tackling Europe’s financial woes, but divisions remain on the best
With the Eurozone officially in recession for the first time in history, it is expected today’s mini-summit between the leaders of Germany and France