Europe's currency has recovered some of its shine but this success is sending shivers down the spines of exporters.
Tumbling emerging market currencies, including the Russian ruble, have caused Moscow to publicly wish for the "demise" of the greenback from global finance. Lars Halter examines how realistic such a wish actually is.
The Russian government has said it will further decrease its investment in the US economy as new sanctions loom. It added that for the time being, no US company active in Russia would be shut down.
BlackRock controls trillions of dollars of assets and has now been caught up in the monumental cum-ex tax scandal. The investment fund's involvement has particular significance for the German government.
Bulgarian authorities have raided an illegal counterfeit operation that was making high-quality fake banknotes. A printing press and high-denomination euro and dollar bills were found in the basement of a hotel.
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