Economy & Finance

Euro zone mulls Greek debt buy-back up to 40 billion euros

Published 20/11/2012

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers are considering allowing Athens to buy back up to 40 billion euros of its own bonds at a [more…]

Eurogroup’s Juncker says euro zone threats do not help Greece

Eurogroup’s Juncker says euro zone threats do not help Greece

Published 17/11/2012

BIELEFELD, Germany (Reuters) - Eurogroup President Jean-Claude Juncker took aim at Austria, Germany and the southern German state of Bavaria on Saturday for suggesting that [more…]

BBC pay out 185,000 pounds over false abuse claim

Published 15/11/2012

LONDON (Reuters) - The BBC agreed to pay 185,000 pounds ($295,000) on Thursday to a former treasurer of Britain's Conservative Party wrongly accused of child [more…]

Top euro policymakers at odds over Greek debt fix

Published 15/11/2012

HELSINKI/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's top economic official sought to rule out any write-off of Greece's debt to governments on Thursday after a European [more…]

Qatar backing puts Glencore’s Xstrata deal on track

Published 15/11/2012

LONDON (Reuters) - Commodity trader Glencore's $32 billion takeover of Swiss miner Xstrata looked set to go ahead after winning the backing of Qatar Holdings, [more…]

Draghi: economic outlook weak, not improving

Published 08/11/2012

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank expects the euro zone economy to remain poor, ECB President Mario Draghi said after the bank left interest [more…]

Germany’s Schaeuble says debt reduction is global task

Published 02/11/2012

BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States and Japan must share responsibility with Europe for ensuring global economic stability, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said, signaling [more…]

Disney to buy “Star Wars” producer for $4.05 billion

Published 31/10/2012

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co agreed to buy filmmaker George Lucas's Lucasfilm Ltd and its "Star Wars" franchise for $4.05 billion in cash [more…]

Disney’s $4 billion Lucasfilm deal began with lightsabers in Orlando

Published 31/10/2012

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's $4 billion deal to buy George Lucas's Lucasfilm Ltd, Disney's third major entertainment acquisition in seven years, started [more…]

Euro zone sentiment eases less than expected in October

Published 30/10/2012

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone economic sentiment fell less than expected in October, data showed on Tuesday, thanks to small improvements in optimism among consumers [more…]