London - Preliminary first -quarter GDP estimates for several euro zone member countries and for the currency area itself will make the coming week extremely busy. We expect the numbers to be awful. Whole swaths of the European economies were forced to shut down in March owing to the COVID -19 crisis
The Covid-19 pandemic is teaching western nations exactly what their crisis response capabilities actually are, while considerable benefit will be gained from this, unfortunately, not all of those analysing our performance are our friends.
The Norwegian classification society DNV GL has launched a venture fund to invest in industry 4.0
Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas and French public investment bank Bpifrance are the latest lenders to join an initiative to link provision of shipping finance to cuts in carbon dioxide emissions
The Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region reports to China's State Council or Cabinet, and is the main platform for Beijing to project its influence in the city
The Black Sea Hazelnut and Products Exporters' Union reported that Turkey earned $1.09 billion from hazelnut exports during the first four months of the season, which starts in September and ends in August
The NordLb has received the hoped-for capital injection. The shareholders paid 2.8 billion euros into the share capital.
Warda said in a statement to the delegate of SANA that (SIAMCO) continues to produce cars within the framework of cooperation between Iran and Syria and in line with the absorptive capacity of the market
Non-oil trade between the UAE and Egypt, the most populous Arab country, last year reached Dh20.1 billion
Brussels - An adviser at the EU Court of Justice agreed with Croatia on Wednesday that settling the border between Slovenia and Croatia was not a matter on which EU courts should rule.
London - China’s bitcoin miners now control two-thirds of the crypto network’s processing power, research showed on Wednesday, a growing share that is likely to benefit the country’s miners.
London - British police shoot dead knife man. Police say this was a terrorist incident.
Rome - Rightist bloc storms to 20-point win over govt parties. Salvini’s League confirmed as most popular party.
Barcelona - Catalonia’s pro-independence regional chief Quim Torra called for talks with Spain’s central government on Saturday to try to end a wave of violence sparked by the jailing of separatist leaders.
Brussels - Bitterly divided EU leaders failed Friday to reach agreement on allowing Albania and North Macedonia to start talks to join the bloc, dealing a fresh blow to their membership hopes. Summit talks ended without a decision despite seven hours of backroom haggling
Moscow - From diamonds and arms to nuclear power and oil, Russia has major business ambitions in Africa, even if it is coming late to the party. Western countries like France and the United States are deeply entrenched in African economies and in recent years China has emerged
Beirut - The Lebanese government faced calls to resign Thursday after thousands of furious demonstrators took to the streets across the country to protest dire economic conditions. Public anger has simmered since parliament passed an austerity budget in July to help trim a ballooning deficit
London - South Africa is working to restore its institutions and secure private investment in order to grow the economy, President Cyril Ramaphosa told the Financial Times Africa Summit in London on Monday.
Beijing - China’s record for U.S. agri imports was $25.8 bln in 2012. Rules on hormones, drugs a hurdle for more meat imports.
Cairo - Cyprus, Greece and Egypt called on Turkey on Tuesday to “end its provocative actions” in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, including exploring for oil in Cyprus’ territorial waters, which they called “a breach of international law”.
Madrid - Spain is preparing a plan worth 300 million euros ($328 million) to shore up the economies of its sun-drenched tourist spots after the collapse of British travel group Thomas Cook, acting Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto said on Thursday.
London - The world’s oldest travel firm Thomas Cook collapsed on Monday, stranding more than half a million holidaymakers around the globe and sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history.
London - Bosses meeting creditors, lenders to agree its future. Company could go into administration early Monday.
Beijing - China announced its first batch of tariff exemptions for 16 types of U.S. products, days ahead of a planned meeting between trade negotiators from the two countries to try and de-escalate their bruising tariff row.
Hong Kong - Violence breaks out in now familiar pattern.Thousands of protesters call on U.S. to help.
Hong Kong - Tear gas fired again in densely populated Mong Kok. Only passengers allowed to board trains, buses to airport.
Cernobbio - With the arrival of a new government in Rome, France and Italy have a unique chance to strengthen their ties through joint projects and closer cooperation on European matters, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Saturday.
Athens - Greece’s prime minister is expected on Saturday to detail tax cuts for companies strained by years of austerity, while also promising pro-business reforms aimed at convincing lenders to ease the nation’s fiscal target from 2021.
Hong Kong - HK listing likely to raise $10 bln-$15 bln-sources . Company considering several different timetables-sources.
Washington - The Trump administration will delay 10% tariffs on certain Chinese products, including laptops and cell phones, that had been scheduled to start next month, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said on Tuesday.