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Friday, August 21, 2015
Madrid's electric bicycle share system takes off
They allow you to climb the steepest streets of Madrid without sweating, even on sultry summer days: more than 50,000 residents of the Spanish capital have signed up for a public electric bike share system.
Monday, August 17, 2015
Facing a cold shoulder from Europe and increased competition at home, Russia's Gazprom has struggled to assert dominance on the global energy market, prompting speculation the energy giant could have no choice but to splinter.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Growth of the German economy, Europe's biggest, picked up marginally in the second quarter of 2015, driven by the weaker euro and healthy consumer spending, official data showed on Friday.
The European Commission expects a major increase in Greece's debt over the next two years, the German daily Die Welt reported Thursday, claiming to have seen Brussels' latest analysis of the debt burden.
Spain must stay the course on economic reforms if it wants to generate growth and reduce its sky-high unemployment rate, ahead of a year-end general election, the International Monetary Fund said Friday.
Economic growth in the 19-country eurozone eased slightly in the second quarter of the year, official figures showed Friday, as a sharp slowdown in France offset a solid export-reliant performance by Germany.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Britain's government urged shops at airports to lower the prices of tax-free items Wednesday as a campaign for passengers to refuse to show their boarding cards over the issue gathered pace.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
British farmers declared a "crisis" on Monday after days of protests over falling prices that saw milk removed from shop shelves and cows walked up supermarkets aisles.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
A heat wave in Poland, with temperatures that have reached 38 Celsius, is forcing the national supplier to cut electricity to factories and other large power consumers for several hours on Monday to take pressure off the power grid.
Russian gas giant Gazprom said Monday its net profit surged 71 percent in the first quarter as a weak ruble compensated for declining sales and lower energy prices.
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