Archive April 2016

Euro zone economy above pre-crisis peak as growth surges past U.S., Britain

Euro zone economy above pre-crisis peak as growth surges past U.S., Britain

Published 29/04/2016

BRUSSELS/BERLIN Overcoming years of poor health and crisis, the euro zone economy grew at its fastest pace in five years in the first quarter, driven [more…]

Euro zone: more time needed for Greek reforms- Tsipras to seek EU summit

Euro zone: more time needed for Greek reforms- Tsipras to seek EU summit

Published 26/04/2016

BRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers will not meet on Thursday and need more time to discuss Greek reforms that would unlock new loans, signaling significant [more…]

Mitsubishi Heavy says too early to decide on support for Mitsubishi Motors

Mitsubishi Heavy says too early to decide on support for Mitsubishi Motors

Published 25/04/2016

TOKYO Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (7011.T) on Monday said it was too early to decide whether to offer support to sister company Mitsubishi Motors Corp [more…]

BMW expects China sales to rise by single digit percentage

BMW expects China sales to rise by single digit percentage

Published 25/04/2016

BEIJING BMW (BMWG.DE) expects its car sales in China to rise by a mid-single-digit percentage this year, in line with the overall growth of the [more…]

Obama plans 250 more U.S. troops for Syria, boosting force to 300

Obama plans 250 more U.S. troops for Syria, boosting force to 300

Published 25/04/2016

HANOVER, Germany/WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will announce on Monday he plans to send as many as 250 additional U.S. troops to Syria, a sharp increase [more…]

Japan says China’s maritime expansion making the world ‘greatly worried’

Japan says China’s maritime expansion making the world ‘greatly worried’

Published 25/04/2016

TOKYO Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, speaking ahead of a visit to Beijing, said on Monday China was making the world "worried" with its military [more…]

Tokyo 2020 unveils new logo after plagiarism claims

Tokyo 2020 unveils new logo after plagiarism claims

Published 25/04/2016

TOKYO Tokyo 2020 organizers unveiled a new Olympic logo featuring traditional Japanese designs on Monday, seven months after they were forced to scrap the original [more…]

Yen recovers, data shows outright swing against dollar

Yen recovers, data shows outright swing against dollar

Published 25/04/2016

LONDON The yen recovered from a walloping at the end of last week on Monday, with investors focusing on a meeting of the Bank of [more…]

U.S. volunteers seek adventure fighting Islamic State alongside Kurds

U.S. volunteers seek adventure fighting Islamic State alongside Kurds

Published 25/04/2016

MAKHMOUR, Iraq Towering over his Kurdish partner at a checkpoint in northern Iraq, U.S. volunteer John Cole cuts an unusual figure on the road to [more…]

Mukalla offensive kills 800-plus militants, Saudi Yemen coalition says

Mukalla offensive kills 800-plus militants, Saudi Yemen coalition says

Published 25/04/2016

DUBAI Yemeni government forces and their allies killed more than 800 al Qaeda fighters when they advanced into the port city of Mukalla, the Saudi-led [more…]