The ECB is considering stimulating the economy with funding for local infrastructure projects. Germany already has experience with so-called "helicopter money."
The American central bank has announced the end of its post-financial crisis stimulus program, nearly a decade after unleashing massive asset purchases that boosted its balance sheet to levels not seen before.
Austria has been putting out its feelers to see whether there is enough investor appetite for a 100-year bond sale. It's a first for the bloc of eurozone nations, and there has been no shortage of orders.
Brazilian President Michel Temer has been charged with obstruction of justice and leading a criminal organization. As sitting president, he will only face trial if two-thirds of the lower house vote to suspend him.
Angola's president-elect Joao Lourenco has promised to stamp out cronyism and corruption. But outgoing President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and his family look as entrenched in power as ever.
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