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Japan central bank revamps policy to boost economy

Japan is making a sweeping shift in its monetary policy, aiming to spur inflation and get the world's third-largest economy out of a long, debilitating slump. Bowing to demands from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for more aggressive monetary easing, the Bank of Japan announced Thursday a policy overhaul intended to double the money supply and achieve a 2 percent inflation target at the "earliest possible time, with a time horizon of about two years."


India Growth Expected to Slow

India's economic growth is expected to slow to around 6%, dragged by domestic issues, but the government is focused on getting the country back on a growth path, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said.


Cameron warns Britons to expect more budget cuts

Britain will have to keep cutting public spending to reduce the budget deficit, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday, underlining the government's tough task of pulling the country out of recession while winning back waning public support.


Italian PM sees end of crisis getting closer

Mario Monti

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said on Sunday the end of the economic crisis in his country was in sight and that the euro zone must not let the single currency become a source of friction between the north and south in the bloc.


Italy shifts priority from austerity to growth

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti declared on Wednesday that reviving economic growth now had to take priority over belt tightening that could plunge the country deeper into recession.


Why Spain’s now threatening to drag down Europe

Spain Debt

Just when we thought the euro crisis had subsided for a bit, Spain is bursting back up as a trouble spot. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said the country is “facing an economic situation of extreme difficulty.” Spain is struggling to borrow money and can’t hit its deficit targets.


Greece must stick to reforms in 2012 to stay in euro: PM

Greece faces another tough year in 2012 but must stick to its program of austerity and reform to stay in the euro, Prime Minister Lucas Papademos said in a pre-recorded New Year's Eve address.


Greece's Papademos wins confidence vote on austerity measures

Greece's new prime minister, Lucas Papademos, won a crucial confidence vote Wednesday on severe austerity measures to be made in exchange for more bailout funds to help the country step back from the brink of bankruptcy.


Papandreou says new interim government will secure debt deal

Greek PM George Papandreou says an agreement has been reached on the creation of an interim government that will secure the new debt deal.


Italy at breaking point, Merkel calls for "new Europe"

Italy at breaking point, Merkel calls for

Italian borrowing costs reached breaking point on Wednesday after Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's insistence on elections instead of an interim government opened the way to prolonged instability and delays to long-promised economic reforms.

Senh: Europe's third largest economy is in need of a bailout that the euro zone can't afford. Holy moly. It feels like a domino effect now. First Greece, now Italy. More holes to plug. Hopefully, Italy is the last one.


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