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Associated Press, Reuters, United Press
three big international press agencies
Italian press agency
Jean-Claude Juncker
EU commission president
Antonio Tajani
EU Parliament president
Donald Tusk
European Council president
European Central Bank
EU institution in Frankfurt
European Court of Justice
EU institution in The Hague
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Federica Mogherini
Trades Union Congress
what does TUC stand for?
Confederation of British Industry
British Equivalent to Confindustria
a credit shortage
what does credit crunch mean?
Mortgages charged under the bank rate
what is a sub-prime rate mortgage?
Government intervention to prevent bankruptcy
What is meant by a bailout?
the reliability of a country to remain solvent
what do rating agencies assess?
Banks repossessing property
what does foreclosure mean?
Fannie Mae
biggest mortgage lender in the world
British bank approached in 2008 for a possible purchase of Lehman Bros?
Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation HSBC
bank allegedly involved in money-laundering and tax avoidance (2nd largest in the world, 1st in Europe)
Royal Bank of Scotland
British Bank that received a £46bn bailout in 2008/2009
Building Society
In Britain to obtain a mortgage you have to apply to
Marco Buti
EU director-general of Economic and Financial Affairs
Valdis Dombrovskis
EU Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs
Economic and Monetary Union
what does EMU stand for?
rate of interest at which European banks lend euro to each other
Prime Rate
What is Euribor commonly called, especially in North America?
Ben Bernanke, Janet Yellen
former and incumbent chair of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve?
how many Federal Reserve Districts are there?
Fort Knox
the US gold bullion depository is in
Secretary of the Treasury
Steven Mnuchin
World Bank Group
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development + the International Development Association
Washington D.C.
HQ of the IMF
Christine Lagarde
managing director of IMF
International Labour Organisation, United Nations
what does ILO stand for and what is it part of?
Standard & Poor's, Moody's Investors Service, Fitch group
big 3 US credit rating agencies
The US Mint, The Royal Mint, Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato
who produce coinage?
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Bank of England, Banca d'Italia
who produce banknotes?
Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa