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European Commission to talk gas with Russia

39 minutes ago

The European Commission will hold expert-level talks with Russia to try to solve the Ukraine gas price row, says energy commissioner Guenther Oettinger.

Factory activity in Europe, Asia cools

2014-09-01 15:30

Factory activity in Europe and Asia has cooled as new orders dwindled in the face of escalating tensions in Ukraine and a patchy recovery in China.

Disappearing EU inflation heightens ECB concerns

2014-08-29 12:48

Euro zone inflation has dropped as expected to a fresh five year low in August, something likely to concern the European Central Bank.

French economy minister joins jobless queue

2014-08-26 17:30

France's firebrand economy minister Arnaud Montebourg has loved setting off political bombs, but this time, one may have exploded on him earlier than expected.

ECB expectations boost European shares

2014-08-25 10:15

European shares have rose in morning trading, with market sentiment improving after comments by ECB president Mario Draghi raised expectations of policy easing.

KPMG wants EU bank reforms shelved

2014-08-21 11:15

KPMG has written to Europe's largest lenders saying a European Commission plan to separate banks' consumer and investment-banking arms should be shelved.

Germany's economy down, Europe hopeful

2014-08-14 13:00

The German economy has suffered a surprise contraction in the second quarter, its first in more than a year, raising new doubts about Europe's recovery.

EC cuts fish quotas for 10 countries

2014-08-11 16:37

The European Commission has cut this year's fishing quotas for 10 member countries, to compensate for overfishing in 2013.

Euro farmers feel Russian sanctions bite

2014-08-08 18:00

A wide array of small fresh food producers have felt the first impact from Moscow's tit for tat ban on their goods.

How Russian sanctions affect Europe

2014-08-07 16:40

We look at the impact on European companies, after the EU and US tightened sanctions against Russia, targeting its energy, banking and defence sectors.

Lufthansa voted Europe’s leading airline

2014-08-04 20:00

For the fourth time in a row Lufthansa German Airlines has been voted “Europe’s Leading Airline” at the World Travel Awards.

EU factory growth eases as inflation fades

2014-08-01 11:15

Eurozone manufacturing growth has failed to accelerate as expected despite factories barely raising prices, as tensions in Ukraine weighed on sentiment.

European shares steady as sanctions risk mutes

2014-07-29 13:21

European shares have steadied, with earnings reports offset by the threat to the region's economy from any more sanctions against Russia by the West.

European shares hit by weak German data, LVMH

2014-07-25 20:00

Weak German economic data and a slump in the shares of luxury goods group LVMH have hit European stock markets.

Global socks gain, US bonds fall

2014-07-24 19:45

Global stock markets edged higher while US debt prices fell following unexpectedly low US weekly jobless claims and stronger-than-expected US earnings.

European markets close lower on Russia tensions

2014-07-21 19:30

Europe's main stock markets have fallen for a third day, weighed down by concerns the US and Europe could toughen their sanctions against Russia.

Russian surge boosts Cyprus tourism

2014-07-18 14:45

A surge of Russian tourists in June has sparked an increase in holiday arrivals to Cyprus compared with the same month last year, shows official data.

European markets rebound on China data

2014-07-16 20:00

European stock markets have leapt higher owing to strong economic growth data from China and an improved picture in Portugal.

European markets rebound from 'gruesome' week

2014-07-14 17:35

European equities have rebounded after a torrid week, while the aviation sector flew into focus.

Europe still cautious about GM food

2014-07-07 20:17

While the United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and China and many other countries have warmly embraced genetically modified crops, Europe remains one of the the world's big holdouts.

European shares edge higher

2014-07-02 10:08

European shares have edged higher, following fresh highs in US markets and a three-year peak for Asian stocks.

Gas flows to Europe stable - Gazprom

2014-07-01 11:00

Gazprom says gas flows to Europe via Ukraine have remained stable and that volumes have risen this year, proof that foreign clients still want Russian gas.

IMF tells Europe to strengthen banking union

2014-06-20 09:54

The European Union needs a strong system in the eurozone to handle big banks that get into trouble, says the International Monetary Fund.

Russia cuts gas to Ukraine, EU threatened

2014-06-16 18:00

Russia has cut off gas to Ukraine in a dispute over unpaid bills that could disrupt supplies to the rest of Europe and set back hopes for peace.

US futures drop as Iraq turmoil continues

2014-06-16 16:00

US stock index futures have declined on the heels of the S&P's biggest weekly drop since early April, as turmoil in Iraq sparked investor caution.

 

Police seize millions in huge fake Viagra swoop

2014-09-01 21:29

Police in several European countries have arrested 12 people and seized millions of euros in assets in a swoop on counterfeit Viagra dealers.

European shares inch up, Tesco sinks

2014-08-29 12:53

European shares have risen in early trade, recovering some of the ground lost in the previous session as investors awaited inflation figures.

EU to aid dairy sector hit by Russian ban

2014-08-28 16:30

The European Union has announced more measures to help European farmers hit by a Russian import ban, expanding the aid to dairy products.

Steelmakers lead as eurozone shares extend rally

2014-08-26 17:20

Euro zone blue chips have been on track to record their best two-day gain this year, boosted by the prospect of further stimulus from the ECB.

Italian, Spanish debt may shrug off Fed rate hike

2014-08-21 15:15

Any speculation about the timing of a Federal Reserve rate hike could raise fears of a fall in demand for bonds in the euro zone periphery.

How to greet people when travelling abroad

2014-08-20 15:54

Travelling to a different country soon, but not quite sure how to say ‘howzit’ to potential new foreign friends? Here’s your guide.

European shares fall on growth scare

2014-08-14 09:13

European stocks have opened lower as disappointing economic output data from the euro zone's two largest economies cast shadows on market bets.

EU seeks to limit Russian food ban impact

2014-08-11 14:34

European Union regulators have begun a product-by-product analysis of the impact of a Russian ban on EU food imports.

EU wants to beef up financial watchdogs

2014-08-08 14:31

The EU's trio new financial watchdogs should have more powers over banks, insurers and markets, says the bloc's executive body.

European shares slip

2014-08-07 11:35

European stocks have slipped in early trade, extending a week-long slide as tensions between the West and Russia continue to spook investors.

European stock markets rise after bank rescue

2014-08-04 16:19

European stock markets have risen, retracing some of last week's heavy losses after news of a Portuguese state rescue for Banco Espirito Santo.

BNP Paribas posts loss after US fine

2014-07-31 16:09

BNP Paribas bank has revealed a net loss for the second quarter, holed by charges for a record US fine for sanctions busting.

European shares dip early

2014-07-28 13:00

European stocks have reversed early gains, adding to the previous session's losses, with Germany's Wincor Nixdorf sinking after it lashed its sales forecast.

European shares bounce back

2014-07-22 17:59

European shares have risen on strong earnings reports and signs of improved cooperation from Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels over the Malaysian Airlines plane.

Global markets: Stocks indices slip, bonds gain

2014-07-21 18:00

Major global stock markets have declined and bond prices have rallied as worries over the Gaza Strip and Ukraine overshadowed optimism over corporate earnings.

ECB will disclose bank stress data

2014-07-17 18:45

The European Central Bank has laid out plans to publish an unprecedented trove of data on individual banks when it completes a landmark health check in October.

DAX and Lisbon weigh on European shares

2014-07-15 18:00

European stocks have fallen as declining investor morale hit the DAX equity index and worries over Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo weakened the Lisbon market.

BA owner orders 20 Airbus A320neo jets

2014-07-14 12:25

British Airways owner IAG has placed a firm order for 20 Airbus 320neo aircraft in a deal worth well over $1bn at list prices.

Daimler dealer, finance app takes off

2014-07-02 14:31

Mercedes-Benz dealers across the Asia Pacific is raking in customers and sales thanks to its buzzing 'myMBFS' mobile app.

Club Med shares jump on Italian bid

2014-07-01 17:17

Shares in holiday group Club Med have surged after an Italian businessman launched a counter offer, outbidding a Chinese and a French company.

European stock markets on downbeat note

2014-06-30 15:30

Europe's main stock markets have traded mixed as traders reacted to eurozone inflation numbers ahead of key US jobs data due later in the week.

E-cigarettes mostly used by would-be quitters

2014-06-18 12:45

Nearly 30 million people across Europe now use e-cigarettes and are most likely to be aged between 15 and 24.

European shares dip on geopolitical worries

2014-06-16 16:30

European stocks have slipped, adding to last week's retreat as mounting violence from Iraq to Kenya pummelled travel shares.

ATC probes disappearance of flights from radars

2014-06-13 20:13

Dozens of aircraft briefly vanished from air-traffic control radars in Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic on separate occasions this week and last week.

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