European Union

EU cultivates Asian leaders on trade, climate in message to Trump

EU cultivates Asian leaders on trade, climate in message to Trump

Published 18/10/2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will seek Asian support for free trade, the Iran nuclear deal and fighting global warming at a regional summit [more…]

Italy’s PM defiant on budget, denies coalition rift

Italy’s PM defiant on budget, denies coalition rift

Published 18/10/2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Italy’s prime minister on Thursday denied any division between the two parties in his governing coalition, after reports of a spat over [more…]

Chestnuts, swagger and good grammar: how Italy’s ‘Captain’ builds…

Chestnuts, swagger and good grammar: how Italy’s ‘Captain’ builds…

Published 18/10/2018

TURIN, Italy (Reuters) - Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has doubled support for his far-right party in just seven months by cultivating a savvy [more…]

Lack of Italy debt contagion explodes notion of euro periphery

Lack of Italy debt contagion explodes notion of euro periphery

Published 18/10/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - The striking lack of financial contagion across the euro zone from Italy’s bond-market blowout this year shows investors are breaking an eight-year [more…]

Dollar snaps gains as Fed-fuelled rally fizzles

Dollar snaps gains as Fed-fuelled rally fizzles

Published 18/10/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar stepped back from a one-week high on Thursday as investors took profits after a rally this week encouraged by upbeat [more…]

Dollar steadies as Fed minutes weigh on stocks, yuan

Dollar steadies as Fed minutes weigh on stocks, yuan

Published 18/10/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar held near a one-week high on Thursday and stocks were mixed after minutes showing the Federal Reserve may favor more [more…]

EU leaders seek stronger euro zone as Italy challenges rules

EU leaders seek stronger euro zone as Italy challenges rules

Published 18/10/2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will discuss on Thursday how to make the euro zone more resilient to crises, with the bloc’s third biggest [more…]

‘Enough excuses!’ France’s Le Maire grows impatient over GAFA tax

‘Enough excuses!’ France’s Le Maire grows impatient over GAFA tax

Published 18/10/2018

PARIS (Reuters) - Europe has talked long enough about whether to make internet giants like Google (GOOGL.O), Apple (AAPL.O) and Facebook (FB.O) pay more taxes [more…]

Google to charge smartphone makers for Google Play in Europe

Google to charge smartphone makers for Google Play in Europe

Published 18/10/2018

BRUSSELS/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google on Tuesday revamped how it distributes its mobile apps in the European Union, introducing a licensing fee [more…]

Merkel calls for stable euro zone budgets in warning shot to Italy

Merkel calls for stable euro zone budgets in warning shot to Italy

Published 17/10/2018

BERLIN (Reuters) - Euro zone countries must each ensure their budgets are stable and economies competitive, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said ahead of a European [more…]