"We need new initiatives at the European level to deepen the functioning of the monetary union."
Vice- President, ECB
"I agree with the Trump policy about putting additional requests to China, because China can do more."
Former US Secretary of State
"France and Germany shouldn't be bullying the other 26."
MEP, Christian Democrats
"The tradition comes from the shepherds, who cooked their meat with dasarashi, between two slates."
Chef, Gabala Khanlar
"There’s one thing architects and politicians have in common: they both love big, expensive projects."
"There is no war in Senegal. But when you wake up in the morning and you have nothing to eat, this, too, is a kind of daily battle."
"We want to see which tomato plants can still give good yields without water."
Plant breeding scientist
"Kurds believe they are worse off as part of Iraq."
research fellow at LSE's Middle East Centre
Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner, Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility “Well I think one of the difficulties will be skills development and also to adapt our social systems –
Despite slowing Chinese growth HSBC still sees it as a solid bet and will hire a further 1000 staff this year.
The US Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the second time in three months, a move spurred by steady economic growth and strong job gains.
The UK unemployment rate has fallen again, but a record number are on zero-hours contracts, and wage growth was weak even as inflation jumped.
The ECJ ruled that employers are allowed to ban workers from wearing visible religious, political and philosophical symbols in the workplace.
US employers added 235,000 workers in February and wages picked up, giving the Federal Reserve the rational to start raising interest rates again soon
Customer support for Starbucks has waned in recent weeks as customers negatively react to the coffee giant's promise to hire thousands of refugees
Did he misuse public funds?
PSA Peugeot Citroen head Carlos Tavares has reassured politicians and union leaders in the UK about GM's Europe's Vauxhall plants re takeover plans.
A report PSA would continue operating all Opel's German production sites if it buys Opel-Vauxhall has UK union officials worried.
Online retailer Amazon has said it will create more than 5,000 jobs in Britain this year, part of 15,000 in various European countries.
The employment rate in Britain hit a new all-time high in the three months to December, but wage growth slowed.
Credit Suisse says its 2016 losses were 2.44 billion Swiss francs, it plans to cut up to 6,500 more jobs this year.
Uncertainty is the new normal for us all.
European commissioner for regional affairs explains how a large chunk of the EU budget that is used for grant funding in EU member states can be used with investment plan funds toward creating growth
Will ESI Funds being used with EFSI, mean less money for European Programs that depend on it? Maybe not.
Employers added 227,000 jobs in the United States in January. Japan reportedly has a plan to add 700,000 jobs there.
Trump has met the heads of GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler pushing them to make more vehicles in the United States and create more American jobs.
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