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European shares edge up

2014-11-21 11:07

Eurozone indices have been set for their first weekly gain this month with traders awaiting speeches from European Central Bank policymakers.

France, Germany outpace EU indexes on relief

2014-11-14 12:30

French and German stocks have outperformed European bourses after data showed Germany has narrowly avoided recession and France has grown more than expected.

Eurozone industrial production rebounds

2014-11-12 15:30

Industrial production in the eurozone has rebounded in September, but the gain was less than what economists expected as the output of consumer goods slumped.

European stocks diverge before US jobs report

2014-11-07 15:05

European stock markets have diverged and the euro has recovered ground against the dollar after a strong week for the US currency.

Airlines push for delayed European skies reform

2014-11-06 16:21

Airlines have urged the EU to press ahead with plans to merge national air corridors, risking confrontation with air traffic controllers over safety and jobs.

France approves takeover of Alstom energy assets

2014-11-05 15:45

The French government has authorised the sale of most of Alstom's energy assets to US group General Electric.

Wine harvest a challenge in Europe

2014-11-04 12:48

For many of Europe's winemakers, the harvest of 2014 has been called a "disappointing" after a cold winter, hail storms and rain in August.

Spain nabs 19 sex traffickers

2014-11-01 16:37

Spanish police have arrested 19 suspected of trafficking Russian and Ukrainian women for prostitution.

Baltic to seek EU funds for rail project

2014-10-29 10:45

The Baltic states have signed a joint venture for a long-discussed European-standard gauge railway that aims to connect the region to the rest of Europe.

Angry British PM won't pay EU bill

2014-10-24 19:12

Prime Minister David Cameron says he will not make an additional €2.1bn payment into this year's European Union budget.

ECB looking at corporate bond buys - sources

2014-10-21 11:45

The European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds on the secondary market and may decide on the matter as soon as December, sources say.

Credibility meets compromise in EU bank stress

2014-10-20 10:19

When Europe announced a health check of top banks it promised an assessment of how well prepared they were to withstand another financial crisis.

Global markets: Fears weigh on major shares

2014-10-14 10:56

Deepening worries over the health of the global economy have dragged shares in Europe and Japan lower, while the dollar has rebounded against the euro and yen.

European bank mergers still face hurdles

2014-10-13 11:30

Health checks on Europe's banks may reveal takeover targets, but any post-"stress test" tie-ups are likely to be along national lines.

Housing prices in Dublin cause jitters

2014-10-12 14:30

Soaring house prices in Dublin have prompted fears of a property bubble in Ireland, but measures to counter the trend have stoked experts' optimism.

European shares rebound on Fed minutes

2014-10-09 09:54

European shares have bounced back on expectations that the US Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low for a longer period.

Russian flaw behind botched satellite launch

2014-10-08 11:45

Investigators believe a Russian production flaw was behind the botched launch of satellites central to development of satellite navigation system Galileo.

Offoshore jobs flying back to Britain

2014-10-06 18:52

A quarter of medium-sized British firms are thinking about bringing some or all of their overseas operations back home in the next three years, research shows.

EU approves merger of Facebook with Whatsapp

2014-10-03 15:37

Facebook's $19bn purchase of the communications platform WhatsApp does not hamper competition, say European Union regulators.

European markets recover significantly

2014-10-03 09:59

European stock markets have risen at the start of trading as investors look ahead to key US jobs data and following heavy losses the previous day.

Demonstrators face off police as ECB meets

2014-10-02 14:45

Hundreds of protesters have faced off riot police outside the Capodimonte palace in Naples where the European Central Bank is holding a rate-setting meeting.

Old Mutual completes sale

2014-10-01 18:45

Old Mutual Plc has announced the sale of Skandia Germany and Skandia Austria to Heidelberger Leben Group.

No US 'chlorine chicken' in Europe - EU chief

2014-09-30 13:15

The EU's nominee for health chief has pledged to oppose the import of some US foodstuffs such as chemically-treated meat.

Egypt could export petrochemicals to Europe

2014-09-29 12:00

A new state-owned factory could save Egypt about $500m on annual imports and allow it to begin exporting petrochemicals to Western Europe and Africa.

Greece could exit bailout early

2014-09-23 16:30

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras expects his country to exit its international bailout ahead of schedule and to cover its own financing needs from next year.

 

Bird flu spread likely

2014-11-18 18:02

New cases of bird flu detected in Europe will probably hit other bird populations and may infect a few people.

Bundesbank chief warns about state bond buys

2014-11-13 09:15

The ECB would encourage eurozone states to pile up debt if it were to buy state bonds, warns the president of Germany's central bank.

EU nations to block GMO crops

2014-11-12 07:38

European lawmakers have voted to give EU member states the power to block genetically modified crops.

IAG signals maiden dividend

2014-11-07 13:50

British Airways owner IAG has laid out plans to pay a maiden dividend, coming of age three years after it was created in a merger between BA and Iberia.

Draghi wants ECB balance sheet near 2012 level

2014-11-06 15:49

The European Central Bank aims to increase the size of its balance sheet towards the levels of 2012, says ECB President Mario Draghi.

Eurozone business growth remains weak

2014-11-05 11:35

Eurozone business growth has picked up less than expected in October despite much deeper price cutting, according to business surveys.

The takeaway from years of economic troubles

2014-11-03 10:55

Now that the Federal Reserve has brought its quantitative easing to a successful conclusion, global macroeconomic policy is entering unusual stability.

London will remain competitive - LSE chief

2014-10-29 11:48

Britain leaving the EU would not harm London's ability to compete as a global financial centre, but could threaten the bloc's ability to attract investors.

ECB fails 25 banks in stress test

2014-10-26 17:54

Roughly one in five of the eurozone's top lenders failed landmark health checks at the end of last year, with critical problems in Italy, Cyprus and Greece.

EU's Juncker pledges investment plan for jobs

2014-10-22 11:22

Incoming head of the EU executive Jean-Claude Juncker has told the European parliament he would soon present his €300bn plan to bolster growth and jobs.

Russia to ban European imports

2014-10-20 19:15

Russia will suspend animal fat and meat byproduct imports from the European Union, the country's veterinary and phytosanitary service Rosselkhoznadzor says.

Eurozone inflation near five-year low

2014-10-16 20:10

The annual inflation rate in the eurozone has slipped closer to zero in September as energy costs dropped sharply.

Greek bailout exit to test eurozone resilience

2014-10-14 10:15

Greece is not yet giving European leaders sleepless nights again, but political uncertainty in Athens is set to test the currency area's resilience.

Swiss business urges dialogue on immigration

2014-10-12 19:00

Switzerland's business elite has published an appeal to save the country's accords with the EU from unravelling due to a vote to curb immigration from the bloc.

European bank mergers still face hurdles

2014-10-12 10:02

Health checks on Europe's banks may reveal takeover targets, but any post-"stress test" tie-ups are likely to be along national lines.

EU regulators approve UK nuclear plant project

2014-10-08 12:15

European Union regulators have approved Britain's proposed $25.7bn nuclear power station, say two sources familiar with the matter.

ECB quietly pins its hopes on falling euro

2014-10-07 15:02

Grappling with an ailing economy and stagnant prices, the European Central Bank is hoping that help will come from something it can't control: the value of the euro.

Will EU economy's squalls turn into tempest?

2014-10-06 11:18

Following the grim market response to ECB president Mario Draghi's latest monetary policy pronouncements, Europe is approaching another make-or-break moment.

European shares regain poise after sell-off

2014-10-03 15:22

European stocks have regained poise after the previous session's sharp sell-off, led by shares of easyJet rising after the airline lifted earnings forecasts.

ECB keeps rein on low interest rates

2014-10-02 16:10

The European Central Bank holds interest rates at historic lows in a bid to spur economic growth and bank lending.

European shares end lower on poor data

2014-10-01 19:00

European shares have finished lower, weighed down by disappointing regional manufacturing data and concerns about European earnings.

EU farmers get aid to deal with Russian ban

2014-09-30 15:03

The European Commission has announced a new set of measures to help fruit and vegetable producers hit by a Russian ban on agricultural imports.

Bank derivatives boom ahead of ECB results

2014-09-29 16:45

Investors, not entirely confident that next month's European Bank check will yield positive results, are stacking up derivatives positions.

European shares hit one-month low

2014-09-26 11:20

European shares have slipped to a new one-month low, with a sharp sell-off in US and Asian stocks prompting investors to trim their trading positions.

Ukraine crisis risks recession for Europe

2014-09-23 15:00

The chief economic adviser at Allianz SE has warned that global markets do not fully appreciate the risk posed by the Ukrainian crisis.

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