Magnitude 8 earthquake strikes Iran – USGS
Strong tremors felt in India’s capital New Delhi – Reuters witness
Brent drops below $100 for the first time since July
ZEW monthly poll of econ sentiment falls to 36.3 points from 48.5 in March, undershooting the consensus forecast in a Reuters poll for 42.0
Gold and oil are steady today after yesterday’s plunge
UK inflation held in check by energy prices – CPI 2.8 percent
LONDON (Reuters) – More than three decades after Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s prime minister, her economic legacy – reviled and revered – still ripples across the world.
Whether it is euro zone finance ministers demanding debt-laden countries privatize state-run companies, U.S. politicians seeking spending cuts and curbs on unions, or Britain itself putting its Royal Mail on the auction bloc, the tenets of Thatcherism, for better or worse, are alive.
LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) – If you want a silly little love
song, don’t bother with Richard Thompson – the singer-songwriter
does angst not amour.
Instead of beating hearts, flowers and sunny days, you get
bitter break-ups, painful goodbyes, spite and the long walk
WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA, England, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Wilko Johnson,
cult guitarist from 1970s beat band Dr Feelgood and herald of
English punk rock, is on a high – even though he is dying of
The musician, songwriter and sometime actor has watched with
amazement as a planned tour of farewell concerts sold out and
interest has surged in almost anything he has touched, including
the 2009 award-winning documentary “Oil City Confidential.”