Anti-poverty groups condemn the first global trade deal since the creation of the World Trade Organisation.
The eurozone's youth unemployment rate worsened last month to reach a new record high of 24.4%.
An audit of state agencies’ borrowing may rein in profligacy and graft, but will it slow the economy?
The United States is even worse than Greece, with a debt equivalent of 105% of GDP.
A renowned academic is adamant that austerity and deficit reduction will not aid a recovery.
Despite some positive figures in December, France's January sales have reflected the gloom cast by Italy.
As the country tries to form a government, the region's leaders are again sniping at each other.
Official figures show that the United States no longer dominates trading in goods.
The Bank of Japan has bowed to pressure from the new government with a plan for a bigger than expected financial stimulus
The UK's finance minister, George Osborne, has sprung a surprise by putting Canada's central bank chief in charge of the Bank of England.