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Thai economy at risk as political rivals vow mass rallies | Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s finance minister expressed concern about a weak currency and damage to the economy on Friday as supporters and opponents of the government prepared for big rallies this month that risk pushing the divided country to the brink of chaos.<p>Thailand's Prime Minister …

Malaria and HIV Spike as Greece Cuts Healthcare Spending

The nasty downside of austerity.<p>One day in late March, European finance and health ministry officials met at the OECD's Paris office to discuss how healthcare systems are faring in times of austerity.<p>On the second day of the two-day conference, Greek finance ministry official Evdoxia Andrianopoulou …

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Greece PM predicts end to recession at end of 2014

Greece will end six years of recession by the end of 2014. That’s the message Antonis Samaras, the Greek Prime Minister gave at the annual trade fair in Thessaloniki. It was a speech brimming with economic confidence and optimism.<p>He told the audience: “Primary surplus means that the country can …

Oxfam warns on European poverty and says 'Greece is in a terrible state'

Charity says that austerity measures will create a divided continent and 'entrench poverty for a generation'<p>Europe faces a "lost decade", with the number of people trapped in poverty across the continent set to rise by up to 25 million by 2025 unless austerity policies are reversed, according to a …