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Sep 22, 2014

Irish economy is shining light for others as growth surges - Financial Times

IRELAND's economic recovery is a beacon for the rest of Europe and a lesson in how taking a sharp hit following the downturn is paying. off, the Financial Times said in an editorial today. Last week surprisingly strong second quarter Gross Domestic P... #Europe #Financial Times

Sep 19, 2014

Serbia Cuts Pensions, Public Sector Salaries

Serbia will cut pensions and public sector salaries as part of a package of economic reform measures. Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic explained in a Thursday interview for state-run TV station RTS that public sector salaries of over RSD 25 00... #Europe #Financial Times

Sep 16, 2014

International tax rule updates to be agreed by G20 countries

Plan is to force some of largest multinational companies to contribute towards government budgets Bold updates to international tax rules designed to force some of the world's biggest multinationals including Google, Apple, Amazon, Vodafone and Glaxo... #OECD #GlaxoSmithKline Inc #Google Inc. #G-20 #Vodafone

Sep 20, 2014

Scrap 'Double Irish' before we are forced, Ibec tells government

IRELAND should make a pre-emptive move to clamp down on aggressive tax avoidance schemes like the so-called "Double Irish" and make it part of a suite of tax improvements, business lobby Ibec urged. The organisation said there is an inevitability tha... #Europe #Paris #OECD #Brendan Howlin (politician) #Michael Noonan (politician) #Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Sep 17, 2014

Yemen clashes escalate as army shells rebels

Dozens of people have been killed in two days of fighting between Houthi rebels and government-allied forces at the outskirts of the Yemeni capital, sources tell Al Jazeera. The army on Wednesday shelled Houthi positions in the suburb of Wadi Dhahr a... #Yemen #Houthis

Sep 17, 2014

Italian PM pushing labour reform as economy shrinks

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said yesterday he would force through changes to Italy's labour laws with special emergency measures if parliament dragged its feet, and rejected criticism that his government was moving too slowly with its reform ... #Yemen #Houthis

Sep 19, 2014

France's Sarkozy announces political comeback

France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy has announced his return to politics, declaring he would seek the leadership of the opposition UMP party in a move that would position him for a 2017 presidential bid. The Friday announcement puts an end to m... #Europe #Nicolas Sarkozy #Facebook #Carla Bruni (musician)

Sep 17, 2014

Bulgaria Reaffirms Willingness to Help Kiev Build Closer Ties with EU

Bulgaria on Wednesday welcomed the ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement which it expects will help Kiev build strong political and economic ties with the bloc. Sofia also expects the accord ratified simultaneously by the European Parl... #European Union #Bulgaria #European Parliament

Sep 19, 2014

Growth rates are now back at level of Celtic Tiger years

WE can look forward to a decade of sustained growth as new figures show the economy bouncing back at a rate that few predicted. Finance Minister Michael Noonan has lifted his growth forecasts for the second time in just six days while predicting 10 y... #Enda Kenny #PRSI #Michael Noonan (politician) #Central Statistics Office (Ireland)

Sep 18, 2014

Cutting the Red Tape

New Indian leader Narendra Modi has pledged to get the country back on the path of growth by launching economic reforms—but he faces entrenched opposition. Will Modi succeed... #Enda Kenny #PRSI #Michael Noonan (politician) #Central Statistics Office (Ireland)