End of EU milk quotas raises cheers

2015-04-01 17:15

European Union milk quotas have been lifted after more than 30 years, creating expansion opportunities for some dairy farmers.

Thatcher's secret weapon in miners' strike shuts

2015-04-01 15:00

Littlebrook power station, which towers grimly over the lower Thames near Dartford in Kent, ceases operations today after almost 35 years.

Transport strike brings Argentina to a standstill

2015-04-01 09:15

A transport strike to demand an increase in the income tax floor has brought major portions of Argentina to a standstill.

German conservative quits after Greek extension

2015-03-31 16:19

A prominent Eurosceptic in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc has resigned, due to being pressured to back an extension of Greece's bailout.

Windsor Castle faces labour dispute

2015-03-31 09:00

Staff at Windsor Castle, one of Queen Elizabeth's residences, are considering withdrawing some services such as guided tours in a dispute over low pay.

World bank admits Chinese bank pressure

2015-03-30 11:30

A World Bank Group executive has admitted the bank is under pressure to reform as more countries are joining a new China-backed investment bank.

US jobs to add heat to Fed lift-off debate

2015-03-30 09:46

The state of the US labour market in March will consume economists and investors in the week leading up to Easter.

BoE rates likely to rise: Carney

2015-03-27 13:30

The Bank of England expects its next move in interest rates to be an increase not a cut despite record low inflation, says Bank of England Governor Mark Carney.

Fed market gurus prep rate hike amid anxieties

2015-03-27 12:30

The New York Federal Reserve officials tasked with prying interest rates off the floor have been meeting with bankers and traders to plot how best to do it.

UK lawmakers slam financial watchdog

2015-03-27 11:30

Britain's financial regulator has broke its own rules by failing to keep markets orderly when it mishandled the announcement of a review into life insurance policies.


UK factory PMI rises to eight-month high

2015-04-01 15:30

Britain's manufacturing sector has grown at the fastest rate in eight months in March, bolstered by strong domestic demand and a pick-up in export orders.

Weak demand hits China factories, services

2015-04-01 14:30

Surveys of China's factory and services sectors have shown stubborn weakness in March, while Beijing is expected to give policy support.

EU introduces labels on origin of meat

2015-04-01 08:45

The EU will introduce labels showing the origins of pre-packed meat other than beef, but critics have sought even tougher rules in the wake of the horsemeat scandal.

Eurozone price fall slows as expected

2015-03-31 13:45

Eurozone consumer prices have fallen again, as expected, but the decline was the smallest this year, indicating the price of goods and services could start rising.

It's high season at Germany's egg-colouring plant

2015-03-30 12:45

Germany's egg-colouring plants are in full production mode in the weeks running up to Easter.

Crucial round of German pay talks under way

2015-03-30 10:15

A fourth and concluding round of German public-sector pay negotiations have gotten under way in the town of near Berlin, with both sides willing to compromise.

NZ vintners pioneer low-alcohol techniques

2015-03-27 15:30

New Zealand's cooler climate is giving its winemakers an edge as they seek to exploit growing global demand for lighter, premium wines.

Power restored after outage hits Amsterdam

2015-03-27 13:00

Power has been restored at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport after a major outage hit the Dutch capital and surroundings.

Brazilian central bank expects recession in 2015

2015-03-27 12:00

The Brazilian Central Bank says it expects the world's seventh-largest economy to contract by 0.5% in 2015.

UK house price growth slows again in March

2015-03-27 10:30

British house prices have risen in March by the smallest annual amount since September 2013, adding to signs the country's housing market is cooling.

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