Wednesday, December 16, 2015
European car sales soared by 13.7 percent in November, but scandal-plagued Volkswagen trailed the pack with only a 4.1-percent increase, data from a trade industry body showed Tuesday.
Monday, December 14, 2015
This Christmas, as consumers around the world hope Santa will give them a smartphone, TV or tablet computer, few people know that the lowly carrot inspired the liquid crystals at the core of such hi-tech gadgets.
When Lithuania inaugurates two electrical links to the West on Monday, it will launch a process that will reduce its reliance on Russian electricity, and one day could make Russia dependent on the Baltic grids.
Greece announced Friday it had reached a deal with its international creditors on the latest set of reforms needed to receive another tranche of 1 billion euros in much-needed bailout loans.
Friday, December 11, 2015
The Italian government said Wednesday it was set to rake in at least 3.8 billion euros (US$4 billion) after tax dodgers took advantage of an amnesty deal to declare money and assets hidden abroad.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
France's stock market regulator imposed fines of 5 million euros (US$5.4 million) each on a U.S. trading firm and the Paris stock exchange over the controversial practice of high frequency trading.
Greece's finance ministry on Tuesday said it had lifted capital controls imposed in June on its stock market, but kept in place a short selling ban on the shares of its top banks.
Monday, December 7, 2015
Greek lawmakers approved a "tough" 2016 budget early Sunday, forecasting near zero growth for 2015 and a small contraction next year for the debt-ridden country in its sixth year of austerity.
At sunrise in the fishing port of Villajoyosa in eastern Spain, a fleet of traditional fishing boats sets out on the Mediterranean to hunt for cuttlefish, prawns -- and plastic bottles.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
The euro held most of its gains Friday as the European Central Bank's increased economic stimulus fell well short of market expectations.