America’s One World Trade Centre reached its final height of 1,776 feet when a silver spire topped the iconic structure. Built on the Ground Zero site in New York following the attacks on the original World Trade Centre buildings on 11 September 2001, One World Trade Centre is the tallest building in the Western hemisphere and the third tallest in the world.
Finance ministers and central bank governors from across the world converged at the G7 meeting in the UK to discuss how to boost flagging economies, and other pressing financial matters. Personnel from the USA, Germany, the UK, Japan, Italy, France and Canada met in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Also on the agenda was tax evasion and avoidance, and the notion that no bank should be ‘too big to fail’
The Japanese Yen has hit a four-year low, nearing 102 to the dollar for the first time since April 2009. The Nikkei stock exchange index has also ballooned by more than 55 percent since November as the government attempts to push the country out of deflation. But while consumers are being encouraged to spend more money, there is a risk the yen could weaken too far and possibly even collapse
The Iranian presidential elections have been shaken-up by the entry of former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. A relative moderate, Rafsanjani had previously said he would only run if the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khomeini, consented. The elections will be held in June, and will feature more than 450 candidates