28 January 2015
In saying that the eurozone will only thrive again if there is a fiscal union, the governor of the Bank of England is in effect criticising Germany for not spending and borrowing more to support weaker eurozone countries.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned the current structure of the eurozone puts it in an "odd position".
The Russian government will spend at least 2.34 trillion roubles to try to stave off an economic crisis, following a collapse in oil prices and the value of the rouble.
Property sales across the UK rose by 14% last year to 1.22 million, the highest number since 2007, official statistics show.
The UK's economy grew by 2.6% last year, the fastest pace since 2007, but there was a slowdown in the last three months, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
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