ING received €10 billion in Dutch government aid, and at the end of the year, will take a "holistic view" to decide if they will pay back the minimum 40%, or more.

De Nederlandsche Bank, the Dutch central bank has denied reports in Reuters, Bloomberg and picked up by GoldCore, that the bank had increased it

Central banks in emerging markets increased gold activity, some after a gap of many years.

Oil fell below $45 a barrel in New York, dragging commodities to a 12-year low, and the ruble weakened.

Where they've been tried, the evidence shows, well-designed carbon taxes have succeeded in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. But that doesn't necessarily end the debate over their effects—nor should it.
Institutional investors in the Netherlands have sued over a debt-linked derivative product that lost as much as 90% of its value.
With the winter months approaching in the Northern Hemisphere, will OPEC be able to provide the necessary oil blanket?
Growing dependency on cash-making resources is not sustainable in the long run and will cause a decline in new project volumes.