Supereconomies face clashes

EUROPE - Central bank politics is assuming an intriguing role in attempted reversal of the slowdown of the US economy and spreading effects on other parts of the world.

ARTICLE - The US Federal Reserve has committed itself to the path of economic stimulus through interest rate cutting, starting with a surprise reduction on January 3, which has been extended with three more declines that have taken down the base rate a massive 2% to 4.5%, with further moves on the downward path a distinct possi