Central / Eastern Europe

U.S.-China trade war relief sends dollar to five-month highs

U.S.-China trade war relief sends dollar to five-month highs

Published 21/05/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar hit a five-month high on Monday after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declared the U.S.-China trade war “on hold” following [more…]

George Soros foundation’s office to pull out of Hungary

George Soros foundation’s office to pull out of Hungary

Published 15/05/2018

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - George Soros’ foundation said on Tuesday it would close its office in Budapest and move to Berlin, leaving what it called “an [more…]

Hungary’s Orban names two new deputy prime ministers

Hungary’s Orban names two new deputy prime ministers

Published 04/05/2018

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday named Interior Minister Sandor Pinter and Economy Minister Mihaly Varga as deputy prime ministers in [more…]

Sainsbury’s, ASDA merger shakes up retail sector as European shares…

Sainsbury’s, ASDA merger shakes up retail sector as European shares…

Published 30/04/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - A multi-billion pound merger between British supermarket Sainsbury’s and ASDA shook up retail stocks on Monday while European benchmarks rose, on track [more…]

New Secretary of State Pompeo arrives in Brussels to meet NATO allies

New Secretary of State Pompeo arrives in Brussels to meet NATO allies

Published 27/04/2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A day after being sworn in as the new U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo landed in Brussels for talks with key [more…]

Father of gravely ill UK child Alfie Evans seeks hospital truce

Father of gravely ill UK child Alfie Evans seeks hospital truce

Published 26/04/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - The father of gravely ill Alfie Evans, the 23-month-old boy whose plight has drawn international attention, said on Thursday he wanted to [more…]

Credit Suisse fully compliant on sanctions: CEO

Credit Suisse fully compliant on sanctions: CEO

Published 25/04/2018

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss bank Credit Suisse complies with sanctions regimes wherever it does business, Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam said after two U.S. senators demanded [more…]

Group of soldiers joins anti-government protests in Armenia

Group of soldiers joins anti-government protests in Armenia

Published 23/04/2018

YEREVAN (Reuters) - A group of Armenian soldiers joined an illegal anti-government protest in the capital Yerevan on Monday, the Armenian Defense Ministry said, promising [more…]

Police in Armenia detain opposition leaders, protesters

Police in Armenia detain opposition leaders, protesters

Published 23/04/2018

YEREVAN (Reuters) - Police in Armenia detained three opposition leaders and nearly 200 protesters on Sunday, drawing a rebuke from the European Union after demonstrators [more…]

Thuringia ready to help Opel, but won’t be blackmailed: premier

Thuringia ready to help Opel, but won’t be blackmailed: premier

Published 23/04/2018

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German state of Thuringia is ready to offer assistance to carmaker Opel in order to keep open the region’s Eisenach plant, [more…]