Europe


Eurozone business growth at four-year high

2015-09-03 15:00

Eurozone business activity has accelerated at its fastest pace in more than four years, according to surveys that highlighted an ongoing divergence.

European shares hit one-week low

2015-07-24 19:50

European shares have fallen to a new one-week low and commodity shares have been tracking a sharp decline in mining and oil prices.

European stocks stumble on China, US tech woes

2015-07-22 20:27

European shares have slid, with the mining sector hit by renewed concern over China and after disappointing earnings figures from US technology giants Apple, Yahoo and Microsoft.

Counting the cost for Greece and Europe

2015-07-17 15:15

When Greek leaders began a shift in policy last year to ease themselves out from under the tutelage of foreign creditors, they hoped it would bring economic gains.

Kia sales records tumble in Europe

2015-07-17 11:47

Kia Motors Europe has recorded its best-yet quarterly and half-year sales as year-on-year growth accelerated to 7.6%.

Super Group acquires German firm for R2.1bn

2015-07-13 12:12

Transport logistics company Super Group has concluded an agreement to acquire a German logistics company to expand its European footprint.

Cees Bruggemans: Why Greek ‘No’ vote may be a hollow victory

2015-07-07 14:49

A Pyrrhic Victory inflicts such a devastating toll on the victor that it is tantamount to defeat. Is this the true lesson from Greece’s “No” vote, asks Cees Bruggemans.

China and Japan show hints of healing

2015-07-01 10:30

Growth in China's services sector has picked up in June while big Japanese companies planned to ramp up spending at the fastest pace in a decade.

US jobs, rates eyed as Greek zero hour approaches

2015-06-26 18:59

Non-payment after months of failed talks could trigger a bank run and capital controls and set twice-bailed-out Greece on a path out of the eurozone.

EU plan must protect investors better - watchdog

2015-06-25 18:30

The EU's plan for a unified capital market needs more work to protect investors from losses, says a top British regulator.

 

Europe's refugee crisis: a blessing in disguise?

2015-08-13 07:18

Is the refugee flood a disaster or renewal for a dying continent, asks Leopold Scholtz.

SABMiller sales rise on Latin American demand

2015-07-23 10:04

SABMiller has reported a rise in quarterly sales, helped by higher demand for beverages in Latin America and Africa, which were offset by declines in Europe.

EU talks about flood of migrants

2015-07-20 20:05

The European Union will try to reach an agreement to tackle the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean despite resistance from Spain and Poland.

Europe moves to restore funding to Greece

2015-07-17 12:15

Europe has moved to re-open funding to Greece's stricken economy after the parliament in Athens approved a new bailout programme in a fractious vote.

Europe came close to catastrophe - Tusk

2015-07-17 11:30

Europe has come close to catastrophe as the talks between Greece and its creditors for a new bailout deal last weekend almost failed, says EU chief Donald Tusk.

EU tax havens obstacle to ending poverty - charity

2015-07-08 10:23

ActionAid is calling for an international deal to tackle tax avoidance and reduce poverty.

Hole-in-one for Rosetta

2015-07-01 20:01

After billions of years of solitary travel through cold, dark outer space, comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has recently yielded many secrets, often surprising, including 18 holes.

Deal struck to abolish EU roaming charges

2015-06-30 12:58

A deal to abolish mobile phone roaming charges in the European Union in 2017 has been struck in Brussels.

Henk Potts: Companies need to play catch up – invest in technology

2015-06-26 16:07

Biznews’ Alec Hogg talks to Henk Potts, a member of the Barclays team in London.

European stocks slide as Greece drama drags on

2015-06-25 17:42

Europe's leading stock markets have reacted as traders await the outcome of yet more talks between Greece and its creditors.

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