Total (seasonally adjusted, US dollar) merchandise imports in the G7 and BRIICS fell by 3.7% in the 4th quarter of 2014, compared with the previous quarter, partly reflecting a continued fall in oil prices. Merchandise exports also fell (by 3.0%) in US dollar terms, but this partly reflects the effects of an appreciating US dollar. When measured in local currencies, exports grew in most major economies.

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The European Banking Authority (EBA) published an Opinion addressed to the European Commission on several aspects related to the calculation of own funds requirements for Credit Valuation Adjustment (CVA) risk. The sixteen policy recommendations in the Opinion build on an extensive technical analysis conducted by the EBA, which is also published in the form of

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As of 1st January 2015, 22 out of the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU) had national minimum wages. They ranged from €184 per month inBulgaria to €1923 inLuxembourg. However, when adjusted for differences in purchasing power, the disparities between Member States are reduced from a ratio of 1 to10 in euro to

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With a 10 billion Danish Kroner (DKK) increase compared with 2013, foreign investments rose in 2014 according to the Danish Central Bank. 10 billion DKK corresponds to roughly 1.34 billion Euros. For their part, Danish companies made foreign direct investments worth 36 billion DKK (€ 4.84 billion), roughly the same as in 2013.

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The Russian-Chinese trade turnover grew 6.8% to $95.28 billion in 2014, the Chinese customs department reported. As compared to the previous year, imports of Russian goods toChina increased 4.9% to $41.6 billion, and Chinese exports toRussia grew 8.2% to $53.68 billion. Despite the weakening ruble,

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The event was part of the programmes arranged in conjunctions with AKC’s Investment and Market Survey Mission 2015 toMalaysia, led byHis Excellency Hae Moon Ching, Secretary General of AKC. The half day seminar is aimed at updating the participants on the latest development in the renewable energy sector inMalaysia,

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L'Ambasciatore italiano a Londra, Pasquale Terracciano, si e' recato all'Universita' di Cambridge per una serie d'incontri legati alla valorizzazione degli studi d'italianistica presso il polo universitario britannico e per visitare il Fitzwilliam Museum, dove sono state recentemente attribuiti a Michelangelo due bronzi in prestito al Museo.

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Valorizzare l’immagine del Made in Italy nel mondo. Ampliare il numero delle imprese, in particolare le Pmi, che operano sul mercato globale. Espandere le quote italiane del commercio internazionale che hanno visto la bilancia commerciale chiudersi l’anno scorso con un avanzo record di 42,9 miliardi di euro (il miglior risultato in Europa dopo la Germania).

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Il Ministro dell’economia e delle finanze, Pier Carlo Padoan, e il Primo Ministro e Ministro delle finanze del Liechtenstein, Adrian Hasler, hanno firmato ieri l’Accordo in materia di scambio di informazioni ai fini fiscali. Analogamente a quanto avvenuto con la Svizzera, l’Accordo pone fine al segreto bancario nel Principato. I due ministri hanno firmato anche

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