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EU wants to see Gazprom contracts with European clients

2016-02-03 13:15

The EU wants to examine the contracts which Gazprom has signed with European firms, amid suspicions that the Russian state energy giant has imposed unfair prices.

Chemicals threaten Europe's killer whales

2016-01-14 22:27

Killer whales in European waters face extinction due to outlawed but long-lived pollutants that also threaten several species of dolphins.

Time running out for comet probe Philae

2016-01-12 23:30

Scientists will send a few final prods to robot lab Philae, incommunicado on the surface of a comet hurtling through space, but hopes for a reply are running out.

Belgium calls for 'European CIA' after Paris attacks

2015-11-30 21:31

Belgium has called for the creation of a European intelligence agency to counter the threat of jihadist violence in the wake of the Paris attacks.

Eurozone growth on four-year high - PMI

2015-11-23 16:33

Eurozone business activity and employment figures are showing the biggest growth since May 2011, according to a UK purchasing managers’ index.

EU naval mission ready to shoot at migrant traffickers

2015-10-23 15:51

The European Union naval operation against migrant trafficking in the Mediterranean is ready to shoot at smugglers' boats.

Auto, oil stocks lead European shares end higher

2015-10-06 19:59

European shares have closed higher, helped by expectations central banks in Europe and the US will maintain an equity-friendly monetary policy.

Deeper China downturn, weak Europe dents outlook

2015-09-23 15:30

The outlook for the global economy has become bleaker as signs of a deeper downturn in China emerged, coupled with weak growth at best in Europe.

Europol tracking 30 000 suspected people smugglers

2015-09-16 17:01

As many 30 000 people could be involved in the trafficking gangs charging refugees thousands of euros for a perilous trip to Europe.

EU strengthens seal hunt ban

2015-09-09 07:49

European lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to strengthen an EU ban on seal products, narrowing exceptions made for Canada's indigenous Inuits.

 

Deon Gouws: No crystal ball, no matter how bearish the forecast.

2016-01-22 07:46

Deon Gouws, CIO at Credo Wealth, takes another swipe at forecasts and no matter how bearish or bullish the analyst, no one has a crystal ball.

Bosses can snoop on private messages, court rules

2016-01-13 13:33

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that it's not 'unreasonable' for an employer to verify that employees are completing their tasks during working hours.

Expect less fire from the Red Dragon

2015-12-04 07:30

China’s economic growth is at its weakest in 25 years. Peter Linley, manager of the Old Mutual Investment Group’s Investors’ Fund, discusses the implications.

Google gets more than 300 000 'forget' requests in Europe

2015-11-26 08:40

Since a top European court ruled people have a right to be forgotten online, Google has received 348 085 requests for tidbits to vanish from search results.

EU urged to move on migrant crisis

2015-11-09 19:01

European Union interior ministers are facing renewed pressure to deliver on their promises for tackling the migration crisis.

Value of used Euro VW diesels not affected by scandal

2015-10-10 11:40

The emissions-cheating scandal shaking Volkswagen has not affected the price of used VW diesel cars in Europe, a car valuation firm said.

Shaky China, Asia surveys leave outlook vulnerable

2015-10-01 08:53

Factories in Asia has cut more jobs as domestic and export demand shrivelled, adding to fears that cooling growth in China will jeopardize a fragile global recovery.

Ukraine, Nato strengthen collaboration

2015-09-22 21:19

Ukraine and the Western military alliance Nato have signed a series of documents to strengthen their collaboration as their leaders meet in Kiev.

EU wants full animal cloning ban

2015-09-08 21:39

EU lawmakers have backed calls to tighten up a proposed ban on cloning animals for food so as to ensure they never find a place on European farms.

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