ECB’s Christine Lagarde talks of Europe’s ‘moment of opportunity’

Christine Lagarde has called on European governments to boost public investment and increase harmonisation in services, financial services and capital markets to rebalance the region’s economy away from exports to domestic demand. Giving her first major policy speech since replacing Mario Draghi as European Central Bank president on November 1, Ms Lagarde said Europe had
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A mechanic works at factory in Hanoi, Vietnam. Chau Doan | LightRocket | Getty Images Nobody expects Vietnam to replace China as the world’s major exporter, but the Southeast Asian country certainly appears to be taking some of China’s business with the United States. In the first nine months of this year, U.S. imports from
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A subsidiary of China’s largest construction group has suspended work on one of the nation’s tallest skyscrapers after the developer became the latest in a string of companies to default on a payment. The default highlights the growing challenges faced by China’s construction groups as the slowing economy trims credit supply, putting the once runaway
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BELLEVUE Nov 21, 2019 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Expedia Group Inc earnings conference call or presentation Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 9:30:00pm GMT * Alan R. Pickerill Expedia Group, Inc. – Executive VP & CFO * Mark D. Okerstrom Expedia Group, Inc. – President, CEO & Director Expedia Group, Inc. – VP of
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With everything that happened to my daughter last week, I just sort of wrote last week’s introduction to Love/Hate without giving it much thought. To be clear, I spent a lot of time writing it and thinking through how best to tell a long story that isn’t a particularly happy one. But I didn’t give
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Stocks across Asia were mostly lower on Thursday as investors’ concerns mounted over a possible setback in a resolution to US-China trade tensions and Congress passing a bill that supports protesters in Hong Kong. In afternoon trading in the region, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was down 1.7 per cent, nearly erasing the benchmark’s gains
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(Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc. and Google were drawn into an escalating battle of wills Wednesday over the use of political advertising on social media. Trump campaign officials pressured Facebook to maintain its permissive political advertising rules, while Alphabet Inc.’s Google announced an overhaul of how campaigns may target their messages across the world’s largest search
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It has been a bad impeachment for Mike Pompeo. Not only does it turn out that Donald Trump’s secretary of state was always “in the loop” on the attempt to extort political help from Ukraine, according to Gordon Sondland, the ambassador to the EU; Mr Pompeo is also the face of America’s disintegrating foreign policy.
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Bow down: Vanessa Hudgens is your new Christmas queen. After first top-lining Netflix’s wacky holiday chestnut The Princess Switch last year, the actress is returning to the streamer with The Knight Before Christmas. (This before she continues the story of her maiden Netflix voyage next year in The Princess Switch: Switched Again.) The Christmas comedy
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Brooks Koepka will miss next month’s Presidents Cup due to a knee issue that he originally addressed with stem cell treatment. Tiger Woods has already chosen Rickie Fowler to replace Koepka on his 12-man team that will play an International squad at Royal Melbourne in Australia beginning Dec. 12. “Today, I am announcing my withdrawal
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