Greece is no Germany

2015-02-12 07:27

Greece just can't expect the same concessions as Germany in 1953, says Leopold Scholtz.

Greece set for first debt reduction talks

2015-01-30 11:15

Greece's new anti-austerity government is set to hold its first talks with its eurozone partners about a reduction in the massive debts linked to its €240bn bailout.

Greek leftist leader vows end to austerity

2015-01-26 07:42

Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras has promised that five years of austerity imposed by international creditors were over after his Syriza party swept to victory.

Merkel now resigned to Greece euro exit

2015-01-05 16:30

The German government has basically accepted that Greece may soon abandon the euro and reclaim its traditional currency, the drachma.

European stocks drop at start of new year

2015-01-02 17:00

European stock markets fell on the first trading day of the year, hit by poorly-received manufacturing data from across the region, while the euro slid to four-year lows.

Modest recovery for France on the cards

2014-12-19 16:14

The euro has fallen, oil prices have tumbled and borrowing rates are at record lows and this may help France to kick-start its long-awaited recovery.

National transport strike hits Belgium

2014-12-15 12:15

A national strike is crippling Belgium, with flights grounded, trains at a standstill and businesses across the country blocked by picket lines.

US boost helps halt eurozone share slide

2014-12-12 12:00

Eurozone shares have snapped a three-day losing streak, taking their lead from gains on Wall Street as consumer spending data show positive signs.

Eurozone risks return to contraction

2014-12-04 12:15

The eurozone economy may face another contraction after business activity grew less, with upbeat data in Asia and the United States promising growth.

Low growth, price cuts plague eurozone

2014-11-05 17:00

Eurozone business growth has picked up less than expected in October, despite another deep round of price cuts.


Greece: the turning tide

2015-02-02 07:37

It is always the poor who pay the price for political stupidity, says Mandi Smallhorne.

New leader to form anti-austerity Greek govt

2015-01-26 08:56

Greek leftwing leader Alexis Tsipras will move to build a stable government that can take on international lenders and reverse years of painful austerity.

Greece on a knife-edge

2015-01-22 07:25

Voters' choice for or against a Grexit may be crucial for Europe, says Leopold Scholtz.

Greece exit from eurozone OK - Germany

2015-01-04 12:25

Germany says it believes that the eurozone will now be able to cope with a Greece exit if that proved to be necessary.

Farmers, unions defy EU-US trade talks

2014-12-19 20:00

Farmers and trade unionists are protesting against a EU and US plan to set up a trans-Atlantic free trade zone.

World set to end year in brittle economic state

2014-12-17 07:39

The global economy is ending the year in a fragile state with factory activity shrinking in China, weak eurozone business growth and Russia in a currency crisis.

Mall blues in low-growth France

2014-12-15 10:50

High expectations from France's biggest mall project in a decade have been stalled by low spending, dispirited entrepreneurs and a lack of growth prospects.

Germany to pump funds into infrastructure

2014-12-08 21:00

Germany plans invest €89bn in the country’s ageing infrastructure as part of an EU effort to invest Europe out of its present economic malaise.

Asian high prices force firms to go home

2014-12-01 18:03

After years of moving production to Asia, some European companies are following the example of their US counterparts.

More rail strikes loom in Germany

2014-11-04 08:49

Negotiations between German rail operator Deutsche Bahn and the train drivers' union have collapsed in acrimony, raising the threat of further strikes.

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