Brian Love

S&P rating darkens Sarkozy’s re-election prospects

Standard & Poor's decision to lower France's credit rating will help outsiders in the presidential election, making it bad news for Nicolas Sarkozy.

‘Don’t let Syria bamboozle Arab League monitors’

France is worried about Arab League peace monitors working in Syria, saying it is crucial Syrian authorities be prevented from hoodwinking them.

G8 leaders to tie Arab Spring aid to reforms

G8 leaders will approve billions of dollars in aid to new Arab democracies on Friday as they end their summit.

G7 powers head to Rome as economic crisis rages

G7 finance ministers are under pressure to prove they can work together to stop the rot rather than engaging in a battle of "beggar-thy-neighbour".

‘Old world’ economies run into triple trouble

United States economic growth will slow to a crawl, inflicting heavy collateral damage on Western Europe and Japan, the OECD said on Wednesday

Tensions rise as world faces food crisis

Food prices are soaring, a wealthier Asia is demanding better food and farmers can't keep up. In short, the world faces a food crisis and in some places it is already boiling over. Around the globe, people are protesting and governments are responding with often counterproductive controls on prices and exports.

Tense week ahead for world markets

World financial markets face a tense week on Monday with a flood of sensitive reports on the economy and corporate health following a weekend breather from panic trading and share price turmoil.

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