Washington's use of the dollar as a political tool is backfiring as more and more countries are reducing their holdings of the greenback and switching to other currencies in trade contracts, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.
Italy needs to respect its fiscal targets if it wants to retain the confidence of investors over its capacity to repay its debt, Bank of Italy governor Ignazio Visco said on Saturday, as Rome faces a budget tussle with Brussels.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called an immediate vote of confidence in his government at the parliament after his Defense Minister Panos Kammenos — a coalition ally — announced his resignation in protest against a deal to solve a long-standing dispute with neighboring Macedonia.
US consumer confidence dampened in December, retreating from a 17-year high in November as optimism about the short-term outlook fell sharply, according to a closely-watched monthly survey released Wednesday.
The euro zone economy will mark its best year in a decade and maintain solid growth well into 2018, according to economists in a Reuters poll who said the risk was that their forecasts might not be optimistic enough.
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