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German finance minister - Don't read too much into euro swings

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BERLIN - The European Central Bank (ECB) has assured Germany it is not trying to manipulate the euro, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told Reuters on Tuesday, adding he was not concerned about recent swings in the single currency's exchange rate.

OECD unveils proposals to curb corporate tax avoidance

LONDON - New international tax rules proposed on Tuesday could eliminate structures that have allowed companies such as Google Inc and Amazon.com Inc to shave billions of dollars off their tax bills.

Business, 16 Sep 2014

ECB's predicament leaves peers mute on currency depreciation

FRANKFURT/TOKYO/WASHINGTON - Attempts by the European Central Bank to weaken the euro have the potential to spark a currency war but policymakers across the world are keeping silent, knowing the ECB has scant alternatives to keep its economy afloat.

Business, 16 Sep 2014

Japan, China, South Korea finance chiefs to meet on sidelines of G20

TOKYO - Finance ministers and central bank governors from Japan, China and South Korea will meet on Friday ahead of this weekend's Group of 20 gathering in Cairns, Australia, a Japanese finance ministry official said, despite Tokyo's strained diplomatic ties with its north Asian neighbours.

World, Japan 16 Sep 2014

Scots independence battle reaches fever pitch on streets and screens

GLASGOW Scotland - Thousands of independence supporters took to the streets of Scotland's largest city, Glasgow, on Sunday as polls showed the rival camps running desperately close just five days before a referendum which could bring the break-up of the United Kingdom. | Video

Business, UK, 15 Sep 2014

OECD slashes growth forecasts, urges aggressive ECB action

PARIS - The OECD slashed its growth forecasts for major developed economies on Monday, urging much more aggressive ECB stimulus to ward off the risk of deflation in a subdued euro zone.

Business, 15 Sep 2014

Scots independence battle reaches fever pitch on streets and screens

GLASGOW Scotland - Thousands of independence supporters took to the streets of Scotland's largest city, Glasgow, on Sunday as polls showed the rival camps running desperately close just five days before a referendum which could bring the break-up of the United Kingdom. | Video

UK, Business, 14 Sep 2014

Fate of United Kingdom hangs in balance after new Scotland polls

EDINBURGH - The fate of the United Kingdom remained unclear five days before a historic referendum on Scottish independence as three new polls on Saturday showed a slight lead for supporters of the union, but one saying the separatist campaign was pulling ahead. | Video

UK, Business, 13 Sep 2014

U.S. sees Europe deflation risk, plans G20 bid to boost global demand

WASHINGTON - The United States is planning to push Europe towards new and more aggressive efforts to boost demand and economic growth given a renewed risk of deflation in the euro zone, a senior Treasury official said on Friday.

Business, 12 Sep 2014

Polls put Scottish unionists a nose ahead as vote approaches

EDINBURGH - Supporters of keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom have clawed back a tiny lead over separatists less than a week before Scots vote in an independence referendum that is balanced on a knife edge, opinion surveys showed on Friday. | Video

UK, Business, 12 Sep 2014