European shares slide as Greece faces new elections

2014-12-29 14:11

Greek stocks have slumped after lawmakers rejected the government's candidate for president, leaving Greece facing a snap election that could derail its bailout programme.

US stocks rally on eurozone debt hopes

2012-08-08 08:08

US stocks have climbed for a third straight day, pushing the S&P above 1 400 for the first time since early May.

'Superhuman' effort by Greek police

2012-02-13 22:33

Police in Athens have waged a "superhuman" effort to contain violence during anti-austerity demonstrations that injured dozens and damaged 170 businesses.


Riots set Athens on fire

2012-02-13 09:26
Rioting spread across central Athens and buildings went up in flames amid mass protests, as lawmakers prepared to vote for a crucial debt deal needed to prevent bankruptcy in Greece.

Rioting spread across central Athens and buildings went up in flames amid mass protests, as lawmakers prepared to vote for a crucial debt deal needed to prevent bankruptcy in Greece.

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Portuguese protest austerity measures

2012-02-11 22:25

Thousands of people massed in Lisbon in a protest against austerity measures ahead of next week's talks with international creditors.

Bernanke vows to shield US from EU woes

2012-02-07 18:01

US Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke has repeated his pledge to protect the US economy from fallout from the eurozone debt crisis.

Wary banks park funds at ECB

2012-01-16 12:58

Banks have left half a trillion euros at the European Central Bank as debt worries and an ECB cash injection left them awash with money but afraid to lend.

Greece staying in euro is only choice

2011-11-14 22:30

The new Greek PM, Lucas Papademos says remaining in the 17-nation eurozone is the only choice.


Austerity strikes rock Spain, Italy

2012-11-14 21:41

Hundreds of thousands of Europe's beleaguered citizens have gone on strike in several capitals, demanding more jobs.

Hundreds of thousands march in Spain

2012-02-19 19:01

Hundreds of thousands of people have protested across Spain against reforms to the labour market they fear will destroy workers' rights and spending cuts they say are destroying the welfare state.

Greece calls snap elections for April

2012-02-13 19:31

Greece will hold general elections in April, the government said, hours after parliament voted through tough new austerity measures aimed at saving the country from bankruptcy.

Riots across Athens, buildings in flames

2012-02-12 21:51

Riots have spread across Athens with at least 5 buildings ablaze, before the key Greece debt vote.

Greeks unhappy with cabinet debt deal OK

2012-02-11 18:16

Thousands of protestors massed in Greece under heavy police watch after the government approved unpopular austerity cuts to get vital rescue funds and avoid the "chaos" of a default.

Gordhan: IMF funding rise won't hurt SA

2012-01-25 17:48

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says the International Monetary Fund's quest for $600bn in additional funding will not have a major affect on SA.

Monti: Italy must stop being Europe's weak link

2011-11-17 19:01

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has outlined his government's programme - focussing on eliminating the budget deficit in 2013 and stimulating economic growth.

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