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Economists debate whether refocusing the continent’s economic strength on manufacturing can be accomplished with a greater centralisation of EU power

Is manufacturing the centrepiece for EU economic revival?

Economists debate whether refocusing the continent’s economic strength on manufacturing can be accomplished with a greater centralisation of EU power

Economist John Mills and former financial attaché for the Netherlands at the EU Hans Hack speak to World Finance about the financial tools necessary to regain control of the continent’s manufacturing base from emerging market rivals. ...

Economist John Mills fears the decline of the single currency just as the internationalisation of the RMB has taken off has sealed the continent’s fate

Mills: China likely to trump Europe as global leader in next decade

Economist John Mills fears the decline of the single currency just as the internationalisation of the RMB has taken off has sealed the continent’s fate

Prominent economist tells World Finance that the euro is likely to breakdown in a chaotic manner, similar to Greece’s financial straits. ...

Russia has called for the EEU to adopt its own single currency and central bank

Putin proposes single currency for the EEU

Russia has called for the EEU to adopt its own single currency and central bank

Amid growing tensions between the EU and the Kremlin, President Vladimir Putin has called for a regional currency union with Belarus and Kazakhstan, whose leaders are believed to support the proposal to create a Eurasian central bank by 2025. Putin’s p...

Bailout aimed at stabilising Ukraine's troubled economy comes as conflict with Russia continues to loom

IMF bails Ukraine out again

Bailout aimed at stabilising Ukraine’s troubled economy comes as conflict with Russia continues to loom

In an effort to prevent the country falling into bankruptcy, the IMF has agreed to loan Ukraine a further $175.bn over the next four years. The bailout package will begin straight away with a $5bn payment that will help prop up the stuttering Ukrainian ec...

Eurozone finance ministers are at loggerheads over the Greek government's bailout demands

Heilmann: ‘Germany needs to take a hardline on Greek debt’

Eurozone finance ministers are at loggerheads over the Greek government’s bailout demands

Reporting from Finovate Europe, World Finance speaks to Stefan C. Heilmann, Managing Director of IEG Investment Banking Group, on whether a Troika solution is a plausible option. World Finance: We're talking about the prospect of Germany playing a ...

Despite sanctions imposed by the West, Russia still has many friends and is strengthening ties with the world’s largest economy

Russia and China together: Europe pays price for America’s strategy

Despite sanctions imposed by the West, Russia still has many friends and is strengthening ties with the world’s largest economy

World Finance speaks to Dr Marcus Papadopoulos, Editor of Politics First, on what Russia's growing international ties mean for Europe. World Finance: Well one of the off-shoots of the Russia-Ukraine crisis of course is the two major super-powers, R...

Is the EEU a reincarnation of the USSR or a genuine enterprise for regional economic development?

The Eurasian Economic Union: a force for good?

Is the EEU a reincarnation of the USSR or a genuine enterprise for regional economic development?

On January 1, the Treaty of the Eurasian Economic Union came into effect for its four founding members, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Armenia. For the first time in the post-Soviet space, an economic alliance based on the principle of equal representati...

World Finance speaks to Dr Marcus Papadopoulos to discuss whether Russia's economic outlook is as bleak as it seems

Papadopoulos: IMF a formidable weapon of the American government

World Finance speaks to Dr Marcus Papadopoulos to discuss whether Russia’s economic outlook is as bleak as it seems

Things are not looking good for Russia after being downgraded to junk level by Standard and Poor’s and with its GDP set to shrink three percent in 2015 – but is it all as bleak as it seems? World Finance speaks to Dr Marcus Papadopoulos, Editor of Pol...

Times are changing for Greece’s debt-ridden economy and the rest of the EU as new anti-austerity government Syriza takes power

Greece: still corrupt, still unsound infrastructurally, still uncompetitive

Times are changing for Greece’s debt-ridden economy and the rest of the EU as new anti-austerity government Syriza takes power

World Finance speaks to Roman Gerodimos, Founder of the Greek Politics Specialist, on what the election of Syriza means for Greece's floundering economy World Finance: Roman, let's be blunt, if Syriza were to win its negotiations with the rest of t...

New Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said Greece will not default on its bailout debts but is this really realistic?

No watered down agenda for Greece

New Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said Greece will not default on its bailout debts but is this really realistic?

World Finance speaks to Dr Roman Gerodimos, Founder of the Greek Politics Specialist Group to find out what new ruling party Syriza has planned for the country’s debt ridden economy. World Finance: The new Greek PM, Alexis Tsipras has said in his...

World Finance speaks to Richard Murphy, Tax Researcher and Political Economist, about Greece's future after the successful election of Syriza

Can Greece wave goodbye to debt?

World Finance speaks to Richard Murphy, Tax Researcher and Political Economist, about Greece’s future after the successful election of Syriza

World Finance: Richard; how do you see Greece's economy developing, now Syriza is in power? Richard Murphy: Nobody knows what is going to happen in Greece; nobody knows how the European Central Bank and Germany are going to react to the demands that...

The church requires over £1bn a year to maintain its places of worship. So where is this money coming from?

Subjective ethics; How the church invests

The church requires over £1bn a year to maintain its places of worship. So where is this money coming from?

Finance and the church: not usually linked, but holding investments of over £15bn, it certainly has some financial clout. World Finance speaks to Dr James Corah, Deputy Head of the ethical and responsible investment at the church investment charity CCLA,...

Syriza victory signals damning rejection of European-imposed austerity and increases chance of withdrawal from Eurozone

Election puts Greece on collision course with EU

Syriza victory signals damning rejection of European-imposed austerity and increases chance of withdrawal from Eurozone

The dramatic rise of Greece’s far-left Syriza party in recent months culminated in a staggering victory in the country’s general election. The result announced on Sunday evening saw Syriza secure an expected 149 of 300 parliamentary seats, and deposin...

World Finance speaks to Ibrahim Turhan, Chairman and CEO of Borsa Istanbul, to discuss what the future holds for the Istanbul bourse

Istanbul bourse success: Turkey ‘has all the right pre-requisites’ for high profits in 2015

World Finance speaks to Ibrahim Turhan, Chairman and CEO of Borsa Istanbul, to discuss what the future holds for the Istanbul bourse

At the end of 2014, the Istanbul bourse's main index closed at an all time high, and became the fifth most profitable stock exchange. Will this success continue in 2015? World Finance talks to Ibrahim Turhan, CEO of Borsa Istanbul, to find out. Wor...

World Finance speaks to Steve Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics at Johns Hopkins University, about Greece's debt problem

Part two, Greece’s future: ‘There’s been enormous corruption, waste, fraud, and abuse’

World Finance speaks to Steve Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics at Johns Hopkins University, about Greece’s debt problem

World Finance: Greece's debt is largely believed to be unsustainable and unrepayable; is this the case? Steve Hanke: They even have debt of €1.5bn that's coming due in, I believe, the end of February. And it was supposed to be paid at the end of D...

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