LONDON, Jan 6 (Reuters) – The economies of the United
States, China and much of the developing world have decoupled
from Europe, leaving it to wallow in various stages of recession
and fiscal disarray.
That is one reason why the key economic event of the coming
week will be a European Central Bank meeting almost totally
focused on how far policymakers will go to boost growth.
LONDON (Reuters) – Rock and blues fans who missed out on hearing Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan in their heyday could have done worse than listen to a 21st century incarnation in London this week.
Thumping chords and wailing guitar runs enraptured an audience at the Leicester Square Theatre in much the same way that those late “rock gods” used to.
Angela Merkel’s visit to Greece today was anything but low key. Greek police fired teargas and stun grenades at protesters in central Athens when they tried to break through a barrier and reach the German chancellor. There are lots of differences between the two countries. Here’s a look at some of the main ones: