Europe


European stock markets hold steady at open

2016-04-27 11:15

Europe's main stock markets have steadied at the open, as investors await the outcome of the US Federal Reserve's latest interest rate meeting.

Brexit would be a 'catastrophe' says Finn

2016-04-14 22:34

Finland's eurosceptic foreign minister says he hoped Britain will remain in the European Union and that a British decision to leave would be a 'catastrophe for Europe.'

NGOs sue Monsanto, EU food safety watchdog over pesticide

2016-03-02 18:30

A group of European NGOs have sued agri-giant Monsanto and the EU's food safety watchdog for allegedly distorting scientific data on the carcinogenic effects of controversial weedkiller glyphosate.

Big beef about climate targets

2016-02-22 20:37

EU climate targets won't be met unless greenhouse gas emissions linked to beef and dairy consumption are dramatically reduced, a Swedish study says.

Fresh protests in Athens over pension reforms

2016-02-14 12:30

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Athens on Saturday in solidarity with farmers who have blocked roads in recent weeks in protest over a pensions overhaul.

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.

 

Simpson wins as SA race drivers star abroad

2016-04-18 11:31

7 South African racers took to the track in overseas competition, but it was Stephen Simpson who took victory at the IMSA Prototype Challenge in Long Beach California.

Well done Sheldon! SA teen kicks off Euro racing career

2016-03-07 08:23

'I am extremely excited to start my European motorsport career,' says SA youngster Sheldon van der Linde who will compete in the 2016 Audi Sport TT Cup.

It takes true grit to overcome crisis

2016-02-29 15:59

We are facing difficult times both locally and globally, and our leaders need to be responsible and resilient in order to navigate the current environment. How can leaders overcome crisis?

Hate potholes? Try driving on the world's 'worst road'

2016-02-19 08:56

Potholes and other rough road surfaces are a huge problem for drivers globally. Ford has created a diabolical 1.9km road that replicates the world's worst surfaces. Check out this infographic.

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.

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