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The West's attempt to rescue Europe: A mere band-aid?

Bankers to the rescue? On Wednesday, the West's major central banks launched a coordinated effort to prop up the floundering eurozone. Essentially, the banks moved to lower the cost of loans by making more dollars readily available, all in an attempt to help stave off a credit crunch. "At last, somebody does something!" says Tim Worstall at Forbes. Many investors shared that sentiment, and markets shot up on the news.
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African Development Bank pledges $60 mn to fight Ebola

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (3 days ago)

The African Development Bank on Tuesday pledged $60 million (45 million euros) to help fight the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola which is raging across west Africa. The aid will help authorities in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nig... Read Post

Russia hits back on sanctions; bans food from West

News : The Newsroom (2 weeks ago)

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia banned most food imports from the West on Thursday in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine, an unexpectedly sweeping move that will cost farmers in North America, Europe and Australia billions of dollars but w... Read Post

Russian banker has his eye on Europe

News : The Coming Crisis (last year)

Igor Kim snapped cast-off assets from foreign banks pulling out of Russia and now the banker says he wants to expand into Europe.Kim, 47, emerged with his partners as an asset consolidator after the global crash of 2008 forced Weste... Read Post

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