Campaigners calling for the introduction of a Robin Hood Tax dressed as Chancellor George Osborne and city bankers take part in a demonstration outside Mansion House, in the City of London, ahead of Lord Mayor of the City of London’s annual Bankers and Merchants Dinner, attended by Chancellor George Osborne and Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney on Wednesday
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Chancellor George Osborne watches as old oil is drained from a car that is being serviced in the service and repair workshops as he meets apprentices at Hawkins garage near St Austell on Thursday
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a reception for Sternsinger (carol singers) at the Chancellery in Berlin on Wednesday. Merkel annually receives children who take part in the Sternsinger project, collecting money for charity programs that help children in need around the world
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the annual reception for carolers at the chancellery in Berlin on Tuesday on crutches. Ms Merkel suffered a pelvis injury while skiing in the Swiss Alps and has been advised to cut back on her work schedule for the next three weeks
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is congratulated after she was re-elected during a meeting in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament
Boris Johnson, mayor of London, and George Osborne, chancellor of the UK exchequer, hold a Q&A at Peking University in Beijing.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the Lough Erne golf resort where the G8 summit is taking place in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.
George Osborne, UK chancellor, left, and Palaniappan Chidambaram, India’s finance minister, are lowered into a shaft on the Pudding Mill Lane Crossrail construction site in east London on Thursday