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Professor of politics
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Head of Ozone Group, Deutscher Wetterdienst
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Overseas Development Institute
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Executive Director, ICAN
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Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
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Friend of Carles Puigdemont
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Business Line reviews some of 2016's main economic changes and the responses of the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank and Bank of England.
Better than expected GDP and Income data from US suggest Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in December.
German consumption in rude health
The US dollar has been boosted by Donald Trump's election victory and spending plans, and political and economic worries in Europe, Britain and Japan.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen says Donald Trump's election has done nothing to change the Federal Reserve's plans for a rate increase "relatively soon".
The Bank of England has scrapped plans to cut UK interest rates and took a neutral stance as it raised its forecasts for growth and inflation in 2017.
As expected, the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates unchanged and reinforced expectations for higher borrowing costs in December.
The European Central Bank has decided it does not need to do anything more right now to stimulate the eurozone economy despite continued weak growth forecasts.
There was no fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank at its latest policy meeting in the face of high unemployment, weak growth and the threat of deflation in the…
US employment growth slowed more than expected in August to 151,000, probably ruling out an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve this month.
Improvements in the labour market and expectations for solid economic growth have strengthened the case for a US interest rate hike.
Britain's central bank has unveiled a series of stimulus measures to help protect the economy from the effects of the vote to leave the European Union.
UK finance minister Philip Hammond has welcomed the stimulus measures announced by the Bank of England; in reaction London's FTSE 100 share index rose and the pound fell in value.
The UK's central bank has cut its base interest rate for the first time in seven years, from 0.5 percent to 0.25 percent - a new record low
Russia's central bank has kept it key interest rate unchanged at 10.5 percent even as inflation falls.
The Bank of England has left the cost of borrowing unchanged in Britain - for now - which pushed down share prices in London and boosted the pound against the dollar and the euro.
The Federal Reserve is deep in a policy meeting and it is extremely unlikely that an interest rate rise is on the cards.
Standard and Poor's has warned that as borrowing costs go up some countries could see their credit ratings cut or outlooks lowered, with the most pronounced problem in the eurozone.
ECB head Mario Draghi has defended low interest rates following complaints from German officials, including Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble, that they are hurting savers.
The US Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday (April 27). However it left the door open to a hike in June by signalling
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