Putin says Russia will retaliate to Western sanctions

MOSCOW, March 18 Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:06am EDT

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MOSCOW, March 18 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Western attempts to frighten Russia with sanctions over its takeover of Ukraine's Crimea region would be viewed as an act of aggression, and that Moscow would retaliate.

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After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.