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Jan 6, 2014
Jan 4, 2014

Retreating U.S. stimulus poses risk to world recovery

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The world economy should finally overcome its hangover from the global financial crisis this year as growth picks up and house prices rise, but reduced U.S. monetary stimulus will pose a challenge.

After months of angst, investors will see how the U.S. Federal Reserve handles its decision to curtail its policy of easy money, starting from this month.

Dec 19, 2013
Dec 19, 2013
Dec 19, 2013

EU launches WTO dispute against Brazil over car taxes

BRUSSELS, Dec 19 (Reuters) – The European Union launched a
case against Brazil at the World Trade Organization on Thursday
over Brasilia’s taxes on imports ranging from cars to computers,
but insisted the dispute should have no bearing on delicate
free-trade talks.

The European Union is Brazil’s biggest trading partner -
accounting for a fifth of its total exports – and both sides are
close to agreeing a far-reaching trade accord seen as crucial to
the South American nation’s emergence as a major world economy.

Dec 18, 2013
Dec 18, 2013

Germany frustrates Europe with bid to curb banking union

BRUSSELS, Dec 18 (Reuters) – Germany is standing firm
against the use of euro zone money to back a scheme for tackling
troubled banks, dousing hopes still harboured by its peers that
the bloc will unite behind lenders in difficulty.

More than five years since a financial crisis struck, Europe
is crafting its most ambitious reform since the launch of the
euro – an agency and fund to shut problem banks as soon as the
European Central Bank starts to police them next year.

Dec 17, 2013
Dec 17, 2013
Dec 17, 2013
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      "Robin is a Brussels-based correspondent covering Europe's debt crisis, and editor of the euro zone page on He joined Reuters from the Financial Times in Mexico City in 2002, moving to Panama City and then to Lima, Peru, before heading back to Mexico to cover the U.S.-Mexico border. He led the drugs war coverage that was nominated for an Overseas Press Club award in the United States in 2010. Robin started out in Amsterdam at Dutch financial daily Het Financeele Dagblad as an English-language staffer."
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