The global economy has taken a dark turn over the past week. Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, has said that global growth is forecast to be at its weakest since the height of the “great recession” in 2009.
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The cost of health insurance has more than doubled since 2009 and could jump again, according to the Irish Health Insurance Council. The body, which comprises all four private health insurers, has warned that the government’s plans to charge private patients the full cost of using public hospital beds could result in health insurance premiums going …
Barclays could be close to a settlement with American and British regulators over its role in the foreign exchange manipulation scandal as part of a deal involving several leading banks that could agreed as early as next month.
Barclays faces fines and penalties of more than £2 billion this week as the big investment banks make final settlements with British and US authorities over their involvement in the rigging of global currency markets.