2 October 2014 Last updated at 12:50

ECB to start asset buying programmeEuropean Central Bank, Frankfurt

The European Central Bank says it will start its asset buying programme later this month as it keeps its benchmark interest rate at 0.05%.

Oil rig in BahrainOil price falls to two-year low

Global oil prices fall to their lowest level in more than two years after Saudi Arabia cut its official selling price.

Michel SapinFrance to shrink deficit by 2017

The French government says it will reduce its budget deficit to below the EU threshold of 3% of GDP by 2017, two years later than promised.

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