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Peer Steinbruck, Chancellor Angela Merkel's leading challenger in national elections later this month, is getting new attention not for his platform but for having directed a universally understood obscene hand gesture at reporters and editors in a recent interview with a top German newspaper.
The revelations about secret surveillance programs that the National Security Agency uses to collect data and sometimes spy on people aren't making life easy for U.S. technology giants such as Google and Facebook that now lie under a cloud of suspicion as they try to expand in foreign markets.
Political unrest in the streets of Turkey poses a threat to the country's long-standing reputation as a financial bulwark in the otherwise chaotic Middle East, financial analysts say.
As the rich get richer, demand for luxury items continues to rise. Makers of high-end products have emerged from the global recession stronger than before, thanks to a growing customer base of the wealthy and superwealthy who are more willing than ever to pay premium prices for top-of-the-line brands.
Economists say the long-awaited addition of Japan to a pending trade agreement between the U.S. and the Asia-Pacific region was worth the wait, and the benefits will outweigh any slowdown in negotiations.
Canada's trade chief made a strong pitch for the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline during a visit to Washington on Thursday.
The Group of 20 meetings in Moscow this week offer the world's industrial powers an opportunity to push for better coordination of global financial regulations that give banks clear guidelines to follow, the new chief of the Washington-based Peterson Institute for International Economics said in an interview Tuesday.
The International Monetary Fund chief on Monday encouraged U.S. policymakers to look past the "political calendars" of an election year and prevent the "fiscal cliff" from wreaking havoc on the global economy.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Thursday unveiled a long-awaited program to buy up bonds and help bring down the borrowing costs of Europe's struggling governments.