Kiev Sends In Army to Reassert Control in Restive East




Kiev Sends In Army to Reassert Control in Restive East
—Alexander Kolyandr, Carol E. Lee and Julian E. Barnes contributed to this article.
The Wall Street Journal Europe
Apr 16 2014

“The Ukrainian government has a responsibility to provide law and order,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said. “These provocations in Eastern Ukraine are creating a situation in which the government has to respond.” The Pentagon said it had…read more…

EU Parliament Approves New Rules on Banking




EU Parliament Approves New Rules on Banking
BY VIKTORIA DENDRINOU
The Wall Street Journal Europe
Apr 16 2014

STRASBOURG, France—The European Parliament on Tuesday approved an array of rules aimed at mending the European Union’s troubled financial sector and winding down broken banks. The votes put the finishing touches on Europe’s so-called banking union, a…read more…

Consumer Prices Ticked Up 0.2% in March




Consumer Prices Ticked Up 0.2% in March
BY JONATHAN HOUSE
The Wall Street Journal Europe
Apr 16 2014

Higher housing and food costs helped lift overall consumer prices last month, a development that could reassure some Federal Reserve officials as they roll back their easy- money policies. The consumer- price index, which measures how much Americans…read more…

BOJ Chief Gives Japan Leader Assurance




BOJ Chief Gives Japan Leader Assurance
BY TAKASHI NAKAMICHI AND TATSUO ITO — Toko Sekiguchi contributed to this article.
The Wall Street Journal Europe
Apr 16 2014

TOKYO—Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday offered Prime Minister Shinzo Abe assurance that the central bank will take additional easing measures should a downturn in the economy make it difficult for it to achieve its inflation target. The…read more…

Growth in India Suffers As Workers Leave Cities




Growth in India Suffers As Workers Leave Cities
BY RAYMOND ZHONG AND SAPTARISHI DUTTA
The Wall Street Journal Europe
Apr 16 2014

As a teenager, Ram Singh left this remote rural village and moved to fastgrowing New Delhi to chase the spoils of his country’s economic boom. For 14 years, he toiled in tiny, primitive factories making everything from auto parts to components for…read more…

China’s Gold Lust Fades




China’s Gold Lust Fades
BY TATYANA SHUMSKY AND CHAO DENG
The Wall Street Journal Europe
Apr 16 2014

China’s appetite for gold is waning after a decadelong buying spree, suppressed by the country’s economic slowdown and constrained credit markets. Demand in the world’s biggest gold consumer is likely to stay flat in 2014, according to estimates from…read more…

German Stocks Fall On Ukraine Tension




German Stocks Fall On Ukraine Tension
BY TOMMY STUBBINGTON
The Wall Street Journal Europe
Apr 16 2014

European stocks fell as armored Ukrainian units began moving into the county’s east, part of an operation to retake control of cities seized by pro-Russian militants. The Stoxx Europe 600 index closed down 3.21 points, or 1%, at 326.58 points, while…read more…

More Work to Do On Bank Capital




More Work to Do On Bank Capital
— David Reilly
The Wall Street Journal Europe
Apr 16 2014

When it comes to shoring up bank balance sheets, the Federal Reserve isn’t ready to put down its tools and call it a day. Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen gave bankers and investors a reminder of that Tuesday in remarks to a financialmarkets conference….read more…

Giving Credit for China Slowdown




Giving Credit for China Slowdown
— Alex Frangos
The Wall Street Journal Europe
Apr 16 2014

There was a time when credit didn’t much matter to the Chinese economy. These days, it seems to be everything. While the official gross domestic product numbers don’t come out until Wednesday, China’s economy likely grew at an anemic pace in the first…read more…

Ukraine Fails to Frighten




Ukraine Fails to Frighten
— Richard Barley
The Wall Street Journal Europe
Apr 16 2014

Relations between Russia and the West are at a low point unseen since the Cold War and Ukraine’s economy is close to meltdown. Investors are increasingly talking of geopolitical risk as a threat. But so far, they aren’t putting their money where their…read more…