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The AFP Sunday Economics News Advisory

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(GlobalPost/GlobalPost)

We will shortly move the following economics, business and financial news stories:

EU-eurozone-economy-banking,ADVANCER

BRUSSELS

EU finance ministers face tough talks Tuesday on the next key step to a "Banking Union," the new regulatory system to ensure banks avoid the risky excesses which brought Europe to its knees.

620 words by Bryan McManus

Ukraine-unrest-politics-Russia-economy,FOCUS

MOSCOW

The mass protests against the rule of President Viktor Yanukovych rocking Ukraine risk exacerbating an already serious economic crisis and causing a crash in the value of its currency, analysts say.

750 words by Stuart Williams and Germain Moyon. File picture

Turkey-economy-politics,ANALYSIS

ANKARA

Turkey faces an economic tight-rope walk in 2014, analysts warn, at risk from global turbulence and under pressure from the markets to cut consumption in a highly-charged election year.

850 words by Fulya Ozerkan

Sweden-economy-money,FOCUS

STOCKHOLM

Peter, 55 years old and homeless, sells magazines outside a Stockholm supermarket. But as fewer Swedes carry cash, he has to carry a debit card reader.

900 words by Anna-Karin Lampou. Picture

WTO-India-economy-trade-diplomacy-politics-hunger,FOCUS

NEW DELHI

Rampant food shortages and widespread malnutrition lead India to stand firm on a massive food subsidy scheme to feed its poor at last week's global trade talks in Bali, nearly causing the high-stakes deal to fail.

800 words by Penelope Macrae

IT-Internet-game

PARIS

The global video gaming market is set to grow 11.1 percent a year until 2017, boosted by a new generation of consoles and the increasing popularity of online games, according to IDATE digital research and consultancy firm.

500 words by Lucie Godeau. Graphic

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