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14 Nov
ep disturbiosvenezuela
S&P cuts Venezuela's sovereign debt rating to 'selective default'

Standard&Poor's downgraded its rating on the long-term debt of Venezuela after the Caribbean country missed $200m of coupon payments on already outstanding debt, even as Caracas prepares to attempt a restructuring of its foreign debt pile.

14 Nov
angela merkel dedo
German GDP growth surprises sharply to the upside in third quarter

The rate of growth in Germany's gross domestic product accelerated over the three months to September, on the back of stronger foreign demand and investment.