Despite all the "hoo-hah" over Europe suffering tough austerity measures, the U.S. has implemented a stricter program of fiscal tightening since 2010, according to a report by Lombard Street Research published Friday. Dario Perkins, a director at the independent research firm, argued that the U.S. economy had performed relatively well, despite administering larger structural fiscal tightening than any of Europe's major economies over the last three years.
Tesco – the U.K.'s largest retailer by sales – has admitted that it generated 28,500 tons of food waste in the first six months of this year, drawing attention to the huge amount of food thrown away by British supermarkets. Some two-thirds of Tesco's bagged salads and just over half of its baked goods were wasted, according to the research, which was published on Monday by the supermarket and not-for-profit company Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).
The European Central Bank (ECB) cuts its main interest rate to 0.25 percent from 0.50 percent on Thursday, sending the euro sharply lower. The announcement - unexpected by many - was followed by a press conference with ECB President Mario Draghi, who insisted the rate cut was in line with previous forward guidance. Read on for the reaction to both the rate cut and Draghi's comments:
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Selecting a term
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