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Attacks on central bankers are ‘extremely unjust,’ former ECB chief says

Former European Central Bank (ECB) chief Jean-Claude Trichet condemned attacks on central banks after current President Mario Draghi faced a backlash over the major stimulus package announced Thursday.

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QE infinity? Economists believe that Europe’s bond buying could run for years

After the ECB announced a massive bond buying program, some economists predict it could be years before the euro zone returns to normality.

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US-China trade deal coming soon? Big companies aren’t buying it

Most U.S. CFOs think U.S. trade policy will be bad for business over the next six months, according to the third quarter CNBC Global CFO Council survey.

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It’s now a ‘very appropriate’ moment for Germany to consider spending more, EU policymaker says

The German government should now look to ease its rules on fiscal spending in an effort to bolster its flagging economy, Valdis Dombrovskis, a vice-president of the European Commission, told CNBC Friday.

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SSE sale of retail business to Ovo creates new UK energy giant

The transfer of 3.5 million SSE customers will make Ovo the UK’s second largest energy firm.

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‘My boss lets me set my own salary’

How picking your own pay has become the latest employment perk.

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China’s new digital currency could encourage worldwide use of the yuan, says CEO

China’s plans for a digital currency could serve as a “foundation” for the yuan’s internationalization, allowing it to be distributed across the globe, says Circle’s Jeremy Allaire.

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US-listed Chinese companies are on a financing tear

Chinese companies listed in New York are increasingly tapping convertible bonds and other financial mechanisms to quickly raise capital.

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‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series about the Targaryen family in development at HBO, reports say

Martin, who wrote the “Song of Ice and Fire” novel series on which HBO’s eight-season “Game of Thrones” was based, is writing the pilot along with “Colony” executive producer Ryan Condal, according to the reports.

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High-tech ways to keep employees happy

Companies offer gym deals and cycle schemes – but how do they know if these are what staff want?