The war in Syria is an “unmitigated disaster” and the best way forward may be an interim peace deal that allows Bashar al-Assad to stay in power for a short period, former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair said.
The euro gained against 12 of its 16 major counterparts as European Central Bank policy makers signaled deflation risks are contained, subduing speculation of a round of bond-buying to boost prices and economic growth.
Bloomberg Television Debuts 'On the Move with Francine Lacqua' New Weekday Program Expands upon Bloomberg Television's Leading European and Asian Business News Coverage Business Wire NEW YORK & LONDON -- August 31, 2010 Bloomberg Television, the global 24-hour business and financial news network, today announced the launch of "On the Move with Francine Lacqua," airing weekdays from 9-10 AM CET. Hosted by Bloomberg Television anchor and senior correspondent Francine Lacqua, "On the Move" provides comprehensive coverage of market openings across Europe, breaking news from Asia, and live reporting on the stories most impacting business around the globe. "Francine's unparalleled access to top business and political leaders gives our viewers competitive insight into the markets and the business day ahead," said Brian Martinez, International Managing Director, Bloomberg Television.