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French rail worker paid £3,500 to do 'absolutely nothing' for 12 years files 'complaint'

A French employee of national rail operator SNCF earned €5,000 per month after tax since 2003 for doing "nothing", but in a Gallic twist has filed for "compensation" saying the sinecure ruined his promising career<p>An employee of France’s national rail operator SNCF has revealed being paid €5,000 …

France

7 Dangerous Credit Card Mistakes You're Making

Consumer credit makes buying the stuff we want and need easy and convenient. Credit can also bail us out of a jam, especially if our emergency funds …

2014's Biggest Financial Market Stories In 5 Charts

With 2014 about to end, Societe Generale's cross-asset team has pulled together a pile of charts that explain the biggest trends in financial markets this year.<p>Here are the best five, showing the big trends that have been at play in advanced economies over the past 12 months:<p><b>1. …

Stock Markets

Oil Falls Below 50 As Global Financial Markets Begin To Unravel

On Monday, the price of oil fell below $50 for the first time since April 2009, and the Dow dropped 331 points. Meanwhile, the stock market declines …