U.S. President Barack Obama called Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy a touchstone for him and an example “that all humanity should aspire to,” as tributes from world leaders poured in for South Africa’s first post-apartheid president.
Much has been said about the defeat the European Union suffered with Ukraine’s sudden refusal to sign a trade and association agreement. The contrary is true: The EU has had a lucky escape and so have the Ukrainian people.
Spain may force shopkeepers to use high-tech cash registers as part of a suite of measures to fight fraud and increase revenue from value-added tax, according to two people familiar with the proposals.
Jussi Laitinen, the chief executive officer of Finnish mortgage lender Aktia Bank Oyj, says people in the euro area’s highest-rated economy are too scared to take on more debt as Finland’s economy falters.
Germany’s government bonds led declines among the euro region’s sovereign securities as a U.S. job report boosted speculation the Federal Reserve will bring forward a reduction in its asset-purchase program.