Sunday 1 February 2015

Business week in pictures

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Greek 'Indignants' protest for the fourth consecutive week against new austerity measures in front of the Greek parliament. Photo: Getty Images
Greek 'Indignants' protest for the fourth consecutive week against new austerity measures in front of the Greek parliament. Photo: Getty Images
Protesters at the Greek parliament last night. Photo: Getty Images
Protesters at the Greek parliament last night. Photo: Getty Images
Greek Prime minister George Papandreou urged political parties to forge a 'national accord' and back him in a confidence vote in order to overcome the economic crisis at a 'crucial' time. Photo: Getty Images
Police clash with protesters during a protest march in the Brussels city center, near the European headquarters, in Brussels, on June 19. Eurogroup head Jean-Claude Juncker warned June 18 that the euro crisis hitting Greece and others could affect Italy and Belgium, saying in an interview with a German daily, 'we are playing with fire'. Photo: Getty Images
Protesters demonstrate in Barcelona on June 19, blaming bankers and politicians for causing a financial crisis that forced the country to adopt painful spending cuts. Similar demonstrators were also held in Madrid and Valencia. Photo: Getty Images
Thousands of demonstrators in Barcelona hold banners and shout slogans against the Euro zone leaders's agreed 'Pact For The Euro'. Photo: Getty Images
French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and European Central Bank president Jean Claude Trichet talk prior to the start of eurozone finance ministers meeting at EU headquarters in Luxembourg. Europe promised on June 20 to unblock existing bailout loans for Greece and draw up a second financial rescue as long as its parliament approves fierce new budget cuts and a raft of asset sales. Photo: Getty Images
Finance minister Michael Noonan talks with his French counterpart Christine Lagarde prior to the Eurogroup meeting on June 20. Photo: Getty Images
Newly appointed Greek Finance Minister Evangeos Veizeos arriving at the Eurogroup meeting. Photo: Getty Images
European Central Bank president Jean Claude Trichet reads a newspaper prior to the meeting. Photo: Getty Images
Traders work in the crude oil and natural gas options pit on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange on June 20 in New York City. Following continued negative financial news out of Europe and Greece, oil prices were trading in negative territory after dropping to a six-month low. Texas light sweet crude oil for August delivery was falling 39 cents to $93.01 a barrel. Photo: Getty Images
A trader reacts while working in the crude oil and natural gas options pit on the New York Mercantile Exchange on June 20. Photo: Getty Images
China's Yuan hits new record high. Photo: Getty Images
French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde departs International Monetary Fund headquarters June 22 in Washington, DC. Lagarde, widely believed to be in line for the top job at the IMF, was also scheduled to meet with US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner after her visit to the IMF. Photo: Getty Images
US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a press briefing at the Federal Reserve building, on June 22 in Washington DC. Chairman Bernanke said that the Fed's decision making body, the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee, has decided not to raise interest rates at this time. Photo: Getty Images
Fed chairman Ben Bernanke's announcement is viewed on a television as traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photo: Getty Images
Chicago school teachers display protest signs from inside a school bus as they leave a demonstration outside the Chicago Board of Education building on June 22 in Chicago, Illinois. Hundreds of teachers demonstrated outside the board's offices and marched through the city's financial district to protest the board's recent decision to rescind a 4pc annual raise promised to the teachers in their contracts. Photo: Getty Images
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and French President Nicolas Sarkozy found time for a laugh and joke during their talks at the EU leaders' summit in Brussels last night after the pair made a significant breakthrough in negotiations
Taoiseach Enda Kenny, left, with Belgium's Prime Minister Yves Leterme, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the European Council in Brussels yesterday

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