18 December 2014 Last updated at 15:28

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Switzerland's National Bank will bring in a negative interest rate cutting the value of any money left on deposit in the country.

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President Vladimir Putin seeks to ease fears over Russia's economy, insisting that the dramatic fall in the rouble will stabilise.

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