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.

SA not asked to help with European refugee crisis - home affairs

2015-09-07 18:18

South Africa has not yet been asked to provide help during the European refugee crisis, the Department of Home Affairs says.

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.


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.

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.

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