Month: February 2013

Italian election: stalemate threat sends shivers through the eurozone

Poll cliffhanger brings fears that outgoing prime minister Mario Monti’s austerity programme could be paralysed Read More

Italy election sparks fresh fears for euro

Result projections point to a hung parliament as a former comedian leads the Five Star Movement to the national stage Read More

Eurozone crisis live: Italian political deadlock sends markets tumbling

Berlusconi: We need to reflect
Shares dive in Milan as trading begins
Barclays leads the fallers in London
Euro has fallen sharply after yesterday’s vote in Italy delivers stalemate
• European stock markets slide as trading begins Read More

George Osborne rules out full RBS nationalisation

Chancellor tells banking standards commission RBS should focus on small business, corporate and personal banking Read More

Bank of England governor outvoted in bid to launch fresh QE boost

Minutes show Sir Mervyn King was one of three MPC members who voted for additional £25bn in electronic money creation Read More

Latvia to apply for eurozone membership within weeks

PM Valdis Dombrovskis says formal application to become 18th eurozone country will be made early next month Read More

David Cameron says aggressive tax avoidance ‘not appropriate’ – video

Speaking in Mumbai, David Cameron discusses the issue of tax avoidance. The prime minister says given that the British government has introduced competitive rates of taxation, it is only fair to expect businesses and individuals to pay their share. Cameron is on a three-day visit to India to boost trade links with the sub-continent Read More

MEPs blast EU budget, as Cyprus heads for presidential runoff – as it happened

Deal agreed by EU leaders could be blocked
Cyprus heads for presidential runoff after Nicos Anastasiades wins first round
Photos: yesterday’s voting
Bailout critic George Lillikas could be kingmaker
G20: No currency wars….
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