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  •  - Executive Board Member of the ECB Asmussen walks past reindeers during the informal Lapland meeting in Saariselka

    Executive Board Member of the ECB Asmussen walks past reindeers during the informal Lapland meeting in Saariselka

    Posted: 3/24/2012 6:42:18 AM EST
    Executive Board Member of the European Central Bank Jorg Asmussen walks past reindeers during the informal Lapland meeting on economic affairs in Saariselka, Inari March 24, 2012. The Lapland retreat meeting will discuss shifts in the global economy and ways to resolve the economic crisis in Europe. REUTERS/Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva (FINLAND - Tags: POLITICS ANIMALS BUSINESS) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. FINLAND OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN FINLAND
  •  - Katainen, Asmussen and de Vigo chat during the informal Lapland meeting in Saariselka

    Katainen, Asmussen and de Vigo chat during the informal Lapland meeting in Saariselka

    Posted: 3/24/2012 6:39:47 AM EST
    (L - R)Finland's Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen, Executive Board Member of the European Central Bank Jorg Asmussen and Spain's Secretary of State for the European Union Inigo Mendez de Vigo chat during the informal Lapland meeting on economic affairs in Saariselka, Inari March 24, 2012. The Lapland retreat meeting will discuss shifts in the global economy and ways to resolve the economic crisis in Europe. REUTERS/Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva (FINLAND - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. FINLAND OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN FINLAND
  •  - Finland's PM Katainen pets a reindeer during the informal Lapland meeting in Saariselka

    Finland's PM Katainen pets a reindeer during the informal Lapland meeting in Saariselka

    Posted: 3/24/2012 6:38:29 AM EST
    Finland's Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen (R) pets a reindeer during the informal Lapland meeting on economic affairs in Saariselka, Inari March 24, 2012. The Lapland retreat meeting will discuss shifts in the global economy and ways to resolve the economic crisis in Europe. REUTERS/Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva (FINLAND - Tags: POLITICS ANIMALS BUSINESS) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. FINLAND OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN FINLAND
  •  - Dombrovskis poses while Katainen and Asmussen chat during the informal Lapland meeting in Saariselka

    Dombrovskis poses while Katainen and Asmussen chat during the informal Lapland meeting in Saariselka

    Posted: 3/24/2012 6:32:51 AM EST
    (L - R)Latvia's Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis poses while Finland's Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen and Executive Board Member of the European Central Bank Jorg Asmussen chat during the informal Lapland meeting on economic affairs in Saariselka, Inari March 24, 2012. The Lapland retreat meeting will discuss shifts in the global economy and ways to resolve the economic crisis in Europe. REUTERS/Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva (FINLAND - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. FINLAND OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN FINLAND
  •  - Dombrovskis, Katainen, Asmussen and Lamy pose in Saariselka

    Dombrovskis, Katainen, Asmussen and Lamy pose in Saariselka

    Posted: 3/24/2012 6:30:47 AM EST
    (L - R)Latvia's Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis, Finland's Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen, Executive Board Member of the European Central Bank Jorg Asmussen and Director General of the World Trade Organisation Pascal Lamy pose during the informal Lapland meeting on economic affairs in Saariselka, Inari March 24, 2012. The Lapland retreat meeting will discuss shifts in the global economy and ways to resolve the economic crisis in Europe. REUTERS/Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva (FINLAND - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. FINLAND OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN FINLAND
  •  - Finland's PM Katainen, Director General of the WTO Lamy and Spain's Secretary of State for the EU de Vigo pose in Saariselka

    Finland's PM Katainen, Director General of the WTO Lamy and Spain's Secretary of State for the EU de Vigo pose in Saariselka

    Posted: 3/24/2012 6:25:53 AM EST
    Finland's Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen (L), Director General of the World Trade Organisation Pascal Lamy (2nd L) and Spain's Secretary of State for the European Union Inigo Mendez de Vigo (3rd L) pose with a reindeer and its keeper during the informal Lapland meeting on economic affairs in Saariselka, Inari March 24, 2012. The Lapland retreat meeting will discuss shifts in the global economy and ways to resolve the economic crisis in Europe. REUTERS/Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva (FINLAND - Tags: POLITICS ANIMALS BUSINESS) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. FINLAND OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN FINLAND
  •  - Koch, chief executive of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG, attends an annual balance news conference in Duesseldorf

    Koch, chief executive of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG, attends an annual balance news conference in Duesseldorf

    Posted: 3/20/2012 5:15:13 AM EST
    Olaf Koch, chief executive of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG, attends an annual balance news conference in Duesseldorf March 20, 2012. Germany's Metro AG, the world's fourth-largest retailer, forecast flat profit this year due to a stuttering global economy and costs from expanding its cash-and-carry and consumer electricals stores businesses. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS HEADSHOT)
  •  - Koch, chief executive of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG, attends an annual balance news conference in Duesseldorf

    Koch, chief executive of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG, attends an annual balance news conference in Duesseldorf

    Posted: 3/20/2012 5:14:22 AM EST
    Olaf Koch, chief executive of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG, attends an annual balance news conference in Duesseldorf March 20, 2012. Germany's Metro AG, the world's fourth-largest retailer, forecast flat profit this year due to a stuttering global economy and costs from expanding its cash-and-carry and consumer electricals stores businesses. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS)
  •  - Koch, chief executive of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG, attends an annual balance news conference in Duesseldorf

    Koch, chief executive of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG, attends an annual balance news conference in Duesseldorf

    Posted: 3/20/2012 5:13:24 AM EST
    Olaf Koch, chief executive of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG, attends an annual balance news conference in Duesseldorf March 20, 2012. Germany's Metro AG, the world's fourth-largest retailer, forecast flat profit this year due to a stuttering global economy and costs from expanding its cash-and-carry and consumer electricals stores businesses. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS HEADSHOT)
  •  - Koch, chief executive of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG, attends an annual balance news conference in Duesseldorf

    Koch, chief executive of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG, attends an annual balance news conference in Duesseldorf

    Posted: 3/20/2012 5:12:21 AM EST
    Olaf Koch, chief executive of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG, attends an annual balance news conference in Duesseldorf March 20, 2012. Germany's Metro AG, the world's fourth-largest retailer, forecast flat profit this year due to a stuttering global economy and costs from expanding its cash-and-carry and consumer electricals stores businesses. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS)
  •  - Koch, chief executive of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG, addresses an annual balance news conference in Duesseldorf

    Koch, chief executive of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG, addresses an annual balance news conference in Duesseldorf

    Posted: 3/20/2012 5:11:19 AM EST
    Olaf Koch, chief executive of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG, addresses an annual balance news conference in Duesseldorf March 20, 2012. Germany's Metro AG, the world's fourth-largest retailer, forecast flat profit this year due to a stuttering global economy and costs from expanding its cash-and-carry and consumer electricals stores businesses. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS HEADSHOT)
  •  - Koch, chief executive of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG, and CFO Frese pose before the annual balance news conference in Duesseldorf

    Koch, chief executive of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG, and CFO Frese pose before the annual balance news conference in Duesseldorf

    Posted: 3/20/2012 5:07:48 AM EST
    Olaf Koch (L), chief executive of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG, and Chief Finance Officer Mark Frese pose before the annual balance news conference in Duesseldorf March 20, 2012. Germany's Metro AG, the world's fourth-largest retailer, forecast flat profit this year due to a stuttering global economy and costs from expanding its cash-and-carry and consumer electricals stores businesses. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS)
  •  - Koch, chief executive of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG, addresses the annual balance news conference in Duesseldorf

    Koch, chief executive of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG, addresses the annual balance news conference in Duesseldorf

    Posted: 3/20/2012 5:03:26 AM EST
    Olaf Koch, chief executive of Germany's biggest retailer Metro AG, addresses the annual balance news conference in Duesseldorf March 20, 2012. Germany's Metro AG, the world's fourth-largest retailer, forecast flat profit this year due to a stuttering global economy and costs from expanding its cash-and-carry and consumer electricals stores businesses. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS)
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    Posted: 2/23/2012 6:15:45 AM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2012 file photo, stacks of containers are seen at a terminal in the Port of Antwerp in Antwerp, Belgium. Sea pilots on Tuesday brought much of the port to a standstill after calling a strike to protest against upcoming Belgian pension reforms. Antwerp, one of the biggest ports in the world said it was costing about 1 million euros ($1.3 million) every hour. Far from falling, government debt burdens are rising fastest in European countries that have enacted the most draconian austerity programs, according to the Associated Press? Global Economy Tracker. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
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    Posted: 2/22/2012 6:20:46 AM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2012 file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the media during a news conference after a meeting with financial experts in Berlin. Far from falling, government debt burdens are rising fastest in European countries that have enacted the most draconian austerity programs, according to the Associated Press? Global Economy Tracker. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
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    Posted: 2/22/2012 6:20:45 AM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2012 file photo, members of a military association, comprising of active and retired soldiers, sing the national anthem after staging a protest against budget cuts, outside the official residence of the Portuguese prime minister in Lisbon. Far from falling, government debt burdens are rising fastest in European countries that have enacted the most draconian austerity programs, according to the Associated Press? Global Economy Tracker. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
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    Posted: 2/22/2012 6:20:45 AM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2012 file photo, a Greek flag is reflected on smashed windows of a bank in Athens. Far from falling, government debt burdens are rising fastest in European countries that have enacted the most draconian austerity programs, according to the Associated Press? Global Economy Tracker. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis, File)
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    Posted: 2/22/2012 6:20:45 AM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2012 photo, a man reads the front pages of three Greek newspapers, depicting German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, from left to right, Dimokratia "In the gas chamber,'' Eleftheros Typos ''Schaeuble's Junta'' and Ta Nea ''What the Germans want" in Athens. Far from falling, government debt burdens are rising fastest in European countries that have enacted the most draconian austerity programs, according to the Associated Press? Global Economy Tracker. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)
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    Posted: 2/22/2012 6:20:45 AM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2012 file photo, a protester is led away by police officers during a protest against sweeping labor market reforms announced by Spain's new conservative government in Madrid. Far from falling, government debt burdens are rising fastest in European countries that have enacted the most draconian austerity programs, according to the Associated Press? Global Economy Tracker. (AP Photo/Pedro Acosta, File)
  •  - South Korea's President Lee speaks to Saudi businessmen in Riyadh

    South Korea's President Lee speaks to Saudi businessmen in Riyadh

    Posted: 2/8/2012 12:34:55 PM EST
    South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak speaks to Saudi businessmen at Riyadh's Chamber of Commerce February 8, 2012. Saudi Arabia, the world's leading oil exporter, can play a major role in stabilizing global economy through steady oil prices, Lee said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed (SAUDI ARABIA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS ENERGY)