President Vladimir Putin conceded for the first time that Russia's economic problems were home-grown.
Bondholders, big savers of failing banks face future losses as Germany wants to accelerate new rules, though others are reluctant.
Forecasters lift their E.U. soft wheat export forecasts to 23-25 million tonnes, far above the record 22 million shipped in the 2008/2009 season.
Embattled European refiners are looking east in the scramble for customers.
Plan to close ailing lenders would pave way for fundamental reform to underpin E.U.'s currency.
Fuels confidence that Slovenia will not need EU/IMF bailout.
Airbus parent EADS came under fire from shareholders France and Germany over plans to cut 5,800 jobs.
Expectations of future British house price rises have hit a 14-year high.
France and Germany divided over breadth of the scheme as ministers face year-end deadline.
Airbus parent risks collision with unions and E.U. politicians by breaking a taboo on forced job cuts.
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