S&P's EU Rating Downgrade Surprising, Says Barbieri

Dec. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Riccardo Barbieri, chief European economist at Mizuho International Plc, discusses Standard & Poor's downgrade of the European Union from AAA to AA+ and the outlook for the region's banks. He speaks with Francine Lacqua on Bloomberg Television's "The Pulse." (Source: Bloomberg)

China's Challenges: PMI Weakens to Lowest in Three Years
12:04 - China’s manufacturing conditions slipped to the weakest level in more than three years as sluggishness in the nation’s old growth drivers add to risks facing the government’s growth target. Bloomberg's Stephen Engle takes a look at the numbers on "Trending Business." (Source: Bloomberg)
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