TODAY’S TOP ARTICLES – 31 OCT 2014

Ukraine: Russian Gas Set to Flow to Ukraine Again after New Supply Deal Agreed
Ukraine, Russia and the European Union signed a deal on Thursday on the resumption of Russian natural gas supplies to Ukraine for winter after several months of delay during the conflict in Ukraine. (Source: The Guardian)

Germany: German Unemployment in Surprise Fall
Unemployment in Germany fell this month, confounding predictions of a slight rise. The number of people registered as unemployed in Germany fell by 22,000 to 2.89 million in October, the Federal Labour Office said. (Source: BBC)

Japan: Kuroda Surprises With Stimulus Boost as Japan Struggles
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda led a divided board to expand what was already an unprecedentedly large monetary-stimulus program, boosting stocks and sending the yen tumbling. (Source: Bloomberg)

Global: Fed’s Williams: Inflation Targets Work, but Room for Improvement
A top Federal Reserve policymaker on Friday said global central banks have had good success with inflation-targeting, but should consider other methods that may work better in the face of low interest rates and the risk of asset bubbles. (Source: Reuters)

Greece: IMF Warns Greece Over Early Exit From Bailout Program
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expressed its opposition to the Greek government’s plans to rely solely on commercial markets for financing, after Prime Minister Antonis Samaras revealed that the country might exit its bailout program ahead of schedule. (Source: Greek Reporter)

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