Donald Trump arrives in Davos - ECB leaves interest rates and bond-buying unchanged - China no longer end station for electronic waste
Outgoing ECB President Mario Draghi has achieved his goal of further cuts to interest rates and the renewal of bond buying for the euro area. But some policymakers are skeptical that the move was necessary.
The World Economic Forum downgraded Germany, saying that its lagging internet and mobile networks are the country's "biggest weakness." The US lost its spot as the world's most competitive economy to Singapore.
If eurozone inflation stays low, the European Central Bank (ECB) could cut interest rates even further and take other steps to boost it, ECB chief Mario Draghi said. The remark prompted accusations from Donald Trump.
The ECB has kept its benchmark refinancing rate at zero, as it weighs up risks to the economy from Brexit and trade disputes. ECB chief Mario Draghi said the eurozone's current economic indicators were "weak."
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