Fitch downgrades Japan’s credit rating

Concerns on fiscal policy prompts cut from A plus to A

Ukraine takes first step to avoid default

Deal on Ukreximbank bond raises hopes for broader deal

Eurozone in push to spur Greek talks

Finance minister isolated as eurogroup chairman calls premier

UK ministers make Gallic gesture over BP

AstraZeneca case was catalyst for foreign investment rethink

Portugal’s ruling parties in poll pact

No big surge in support for radical switch despite austerity

UK GDP highlighted in middle of election

Inflation and labour data for Japan and eurozone out

Divided Democrats make a stand on trade

Debate heightened by new concern over state of US middle class

What to watch at the Fed this week

First-quarter GDP figures to set the tone for Wednesday’s meeting

BoJ set to cut economic forecasts

Officials signal extra stimulus is unlikely for now

US drone strike, Deutsche Bank Libor fine and a mammoth issue

White House confirms a US drone strike has killed two western hostages

Strong dollar weighs on US blue-chips

Domestic recovery countered by emerging markets slowdown

Journalist charged for ‘LuxLeaks’ role

Edouard Perrin was indicted over tax avoidance furore

ECB adjusts to life amid the protests

Central bankers bring controversy with ever more political decisions

Fuel purchase fall weakens retail sales

Data raise questions about strength of first-quarter GDP

Spain adds 500,000 jobs as recovery spreads

Broader unemployment crisis continues to fester

French weakness hits eurozone recovery

PMI fall dashes hopes last year’s poor performance overcome

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