Europe


How Greece came to the brink

2015-02-23 15:30

Germany's Wolfgang Schaeuble has stopped Greece's new finance minister Yanis Varoufakis in his tracks, forcing Athens to extend a bailout programme.

'Grexit' risks rise, compromise still possible

2015-02-17 11:00

The chances of Greece forced out of the eurozone have risen, but a compromise between Athens and its European partners is still possible, say Greek banks.

UK watchdog working with HSBC on allegations

2015-02-16 14:45

Britain's financial watchdog is working closely with HSBC and other agencies to make sure the bank was meeting conduct standards.

Europe shares steady at open ahead of EU meeting

2015-02-16 10:26

European stocks have been steady in early trading following last week's sharp gains, as investors awaited the eurozone finance ministers' meeting.

ECB has track record with funding stick

2015-02-15 19:00

With its power over emergency funding for banks, the European Central Bank wields a big stick that it has past form in waving to badger countries.

Euro dips despite better eurozone growth data

2015-02-15 13:30

The euro has dipped against other major currencies despite improved growth numbers in the ailing eurozone, as the market worries about Greece's debt crisis.

Europe and Greece eager to solve differences

2015-02-09 15:44

Greece must respect European Union rules as it seeks an alternative to an extension of an EU/IMF bailout and must recognise Greek voters' ardent hopes for a change.

Nato to boost defences after Russian aggression

2015-02-06 08:26

Nato has agreed to dramatically boost its defences with six bases in eastern Europe and a spearhead force of 5 000 troops, to counter what the alliance called Russian aggression in Ukraine.

Europe takes to populism

2015-02-05 07:26

Voters may well be ready to cause a huge upheaval, says Leopold Scholtz.

Germany won't accept one-sided Greek bailout

2015-02-02 16:30

Berlin will not accept any one-sided changes to Greece's bailout scheme, says German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.

 

Big Three ratings agencies defy new curbs

2015-02-18 11:15

Revenues and margins at Europe's "Big Three" credit rating agencies are back to pre-financial crisis levels and the trio are in line for more business.

European shares fall after Greek talks collapse

2015-02-17 10:37

European shares have fallen after talks between Greece and eurozone finance ministers over the country's rescue package have broken down.

European stocks dip before crunch Greek talks

2015-02-16 14:09

European stocks have dipped on fresh worries over Greece's upcoming crunch debt talks in Brussels, with investor sentiment also dented by Ukraine's ceasefire.

Eyes of the world on Greece this week

2015-02-16 06:00

The coming week will go a long way to dictating whether Greece remains in the eurozone.

Greece, EU agree on need for reform plan

2015-02-15 18:00

Greece has agreed with its European partners that there needs to be a "national reform plan" to deal with decades-long issues of the economy.

Tourism giant TUI narrows losses

2015-02-10 10:59

German tourism and travel giant TUI says it got off to a good start to the year and has narrowed its losses in the first three months.

European shares fall on poor China trade data

2015-02-09 11:01

European shares have fallen in early trading, tracking losses on Wall Street and in Asia, with disappointing Chinese trade data raising concerns.

Hagel: Nato splitting is a concern

2015-02-05 19:15

Hagel is concerned about a possible split in Nato over threats from Russia and northern Africa.

France: Don't play Paris off against Berlin

2015-02-03 13:45

France's finance minister has warned Athens against any attempt to play Paris off against Berlin over Greece's debt crisis.

Global economy: Deflation alarms ring louder

2015-02-02 16:00

European and Chinese factories have slashed prices in January as production flatlined, heightening global deflation risks.

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