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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.

European shares hit by UK prospects, Iraq

2014-06-13 10:35

British property companies have led a pullback in European indexes after the Bank of England flagged concerns about the prospect of a rate hike.

Europe's taxi drivers protest unlicensed cars

2014-06-11 10:09

Taxi drivers in London, Paris and other European capitals plan to bring chaos to the streets in protest against unlicensed mobile car-hailing services.

Drop in Greek consumer prices

2014-06-10 17:30

A drop in Greek consumer prices has accelerated in May, as the European Central Bank battled to prevent deflation from gripping the eurozone.

European shares pause for breath

2014-06-10 09:45

European stocks have paused after a three-day winning streak fuelled by a package of measures from the European Central Bank.

Italy, Spain outperform in European rally

2014-06-09 14:15

The Italian and Spanish stock markets have slightly outperformed as European shares leave key regional indexes hovering near multi-year highs.

ECB ready to cut rates, push banks to lend

2014-06-05 08:36

The European Central Bank is poised to impose negative interest rates on its overnight depositors, seeking to cajole banks into lending instead.

 

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.

Sinking travel sector impacts European shares

2014-06-11 14:15

European stocks have turned negative after a profit warning from German airline Deutsche Lufthansa rocked the travel and leisure sector.

UN rights chief warns over racist Europeans

2014-06-10 18:09

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay is alarmed at the rise in extremist and racist rhetoric in Europe.

Buoyant Swiss blue-chips help Europe rally

2014-06-10 17:07

European stocks inched up, extending a three-week rally, led by gains in Swiss blue-chips such as pharma group Novartis, boosted by an upbeat broker note.

European stocks mark time

2014-06-09 17:00

Europe's main stock markets have traded narrowly, supported by solid Chinese and US economic data, following last week's shake up to eurozone interest rates.

G7 tightens defences against Syria jihadists

2014-06-05 21:20

Leaders of the Group of Seven industrialised nations have decided to tighten defences against the risk of terror attacks by European jihadists returning from the Syrian front.

European stocks drop on eve of rate calls

2014-06-04 15:15

Europe's main stock markets have fallen when caution prevailed on the eve of interest rate decisions in Britain and the eurozone, say dealers.

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