Diesel cars to die out in Tesla-like future - EU regulator

2018-05-28 19:10

The European Union’s industrial policy chief explains why "diesel cars are finished".

Paul Whelan: Cameron’s Brexit – Where he got it wrong

2016-09-14 17:30

David Cameron should have resigned instead of agreeing to a Brexit referendum, not after this turned out to be a wholly avoidable diversion and failure, argues an analyst.

Election win puts lira on course to outperform rand

2015-11-02 13:26

The AK Party’s victory and the formation of a stable government in Turkey could lead to an outperformance of the lira relative to notably the rand, says an analyst.

Refugee crisis set to gobble up German budget surplus

2015-10-19 20:30

Instead of a healthy €40bn budget surplus, Germany is moving towards a deficit of several billion euros, with the refugee crisis reportedly to blame for this.

Near-zero eurozone inflation causes concern

2015-09-17 15:47

Observers regard news that inflation in the eurozone is nearing zero as worrisome, as a negative or very low inflation rate indicates economic stagnation.

Greek PM faces party revolt over bailout deal

2015-07-14 09:00

Greece's leftwing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faces a showdown with rebels in his own party, furious at his capitulation to German demands.

Greeks demand less harsh terms after talks breakdown

2015-06-15 10:20

Greece has stuck to demands that its creditors propose less harsh terms after talks collapsed, bringing it a step closer to a default that could lead to a "Grexit".

Cigarette firms to use plain packaging in France

2015-04-15 09:12

France, home of historic Gitanes and Gauloises cigarettes, will require tobacco firms to sell their wares in plain boxes from next year in an anti-smoking crackdown.

UK exit from EU could hit GDP by 2.2% - study

2015-03-23 08:11

Britain leaving the European Union could result in a permanent loss of 2.2% of the country's gross domestic product by 2030, says a think-tank.

Greece, creditors commence bailout talks

2015-03-12 11:52

Greece and its international creditors have held a new round of negotiations on which kind of reforms are necessary in return for further bailout aid.


How UK compares to 70 other countries attracting economic migrants: Expert insights

2016-11-17 20:11

Wealthier nations such as the UK have net migration but a "hard Brexit” could cut migration numbers by putting the UK economy under pressure, says an analyst.

Brexit could cost UK £100bn - study

2016-03-21 12:21

Leaving the European Union could cause a "serious shock" to Britain's economy, with the risk of losing almost one million jobs, according to a study.

Children hardest hit by Europe's economic crisis - study

2015-10-27 15:15

Some 26 million children and young people in Europe are threatened by poverty or social exclusion after years of economic crisis, a study shows.

Lessons for SA? Communist East Germany 25 years later – job well done

2015-10-07 16:18

International journalist Barry Wood winds back the clock to 1990, when he travelled to Germany. He visited a town called Weimar.

Tough conditions for Greece under eurozone deal

2015-07-14 14:06

Eurozone leaders have made Greece surrender much of its sovereignty to outside supervision in return for agreeing to talks on an €86bn bailout.

Greece now in same bracket as Zim, Sudan and Cuba

2015-07-01 07:47

Greece's last-minute overtures to creditors for financial aid were not enough to save it from becoming the first developed economy to default on an IMF loan.

Euro was a mistake, says Fed ex-chair Greenspan

2015-05-27 16:24

European leaders’ establishment of the euro was driven not by economic considerations but by political ones, says former US Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan.

Of war chests and preserving expertise and loyalty

2015-04-02 07:42

Leopold Scholtz discusses the strategy of a Dutch firm which survived the 2008 crisis without shedding a single job.

Europe has a long way to go

2015-03-19 07:51

The European economy still needs much work to reach full recovery, says Leopold Scholtz.

Greece gets half-billion euro lifeline

2015-03-11 09:09

After turning the screws on Athens for a week, the European Stability Mechanism has thrown Greece's radical new government a €555m lifeline.

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