European Central Bank (ECB)
European Central Bank (ECB)


ECB To Use ‘Unconventional Tools’ To Spur Eurozone Growth

(EurActiv) — The European Central Bank stands ready to use additional unconventional tools if needed to spur inflation and growth in the eurozone, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Monday (22 September). Speaking to the economic and monetary affairs committee of the European parliament, Draghi also said he expects more demand from banks for its […]

Armenia
Armenia


Armenia Hopes To Become Glittering Gateway For Russian Diamonds

By Nazik Armanakyan and Gayane Abrahamyan A diamond deal that gives Armenia duty-free access to rough diamonds from Russia could offer Alrosa, the semi-government-owned Russian diamond company that provides roughly 27 percent of the world’s rough-diamond supplies, a dodge from potential European-Union sanctions, Armenian diamond-industry professionals believe. About half of Alrosa’s yearly sales occur through […]

E-Cigarettes. Photo by Izord, Wikipedia Commons.
E-Cigarettes. Photo by Izord, Wikipedia Commons.


E-Cigarettes Unhelpful In Smoking Cessation Among Cancer Patients

In a new study of cancer patients who smoke, those using e-cigarettes (in addition to traditional cigarettes) were more nicotine dependent and equally or less likely to have quit smoking traditional cigarettes than non-users. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings raise doubts about the potential benefits […]