Henar Fuentes held out the white cardigan sweater as if she wanted nothing more in the world. It was on sale for 8.45 euros ($11.44) at a Madrid boutique just a few minutes’ walk from the Puerta del Sol.
Ukrainian police clashed with demonstrators after hundreds of thousands of people protested against President Viktor Yanukovych’s refusal to sign a deal bringing the former Soviet state closer to the European Union.
Ukraine, eastern Europe’s least- creditworthy borrower, faces $15.3 billion of debt payments in the next two years as it weighs the fate of a jailed ex-prime minister and whether to fix its future with the European Union.
“We’ve had offers of around 25 million pounds, but they aren’t quite high enough,” says Noel de Keyzer, a veteran broker for Savills Plc, a London-based real estate agency. We are standing in a surprisingly sunlit subterranean family room beneath the garden of 29 Brompton Square in Knightsbridge, on the market for 27.5 million pounds ($44.3 million). Damien Hirst butterfly prints hang on the earth-tone walls of the recently renovated, fully furnished 1820s house.
Cyprus’s economy contracted at the slowest pace so far this year in the third quarter as the country adapted to the closure of its second-largest lender and the introduction of the euro area’s first capital controls.