Western Europe

Voters sense betrayal in Britain`s Brexit heartlands

Voters sense betrayal in Britain`s Brexit heartlands

Published 14/08/2017

There is a whiff of betrayal in the air across Britain's Brexit heartlands where many impatient voters fear Prime Minister Theresa May is going soft on implementing last year's decision to leave the European Union. [more…]

Austria finds some egg products contaminated with insecticide: ORF

Austria finds some egg products contaminated with insecticide: ORF

Published 14/08/2017

Tests show that some imported egg products in Austria have been contaminated with a potentially harmful insecticide, a health ministry official told broadcaster ORF on Monday, adding to the list of countries affected by an international health scare. [more…]

World shares, dollar rise after week of North Korea-driven losses

World shares, dollar rise after week of North Korea-driven losses

Published 14/08/2017

World stocks rose on Monday, recovering some of their poise after fears of a U.S.-North Korea nuclear standoff drove them to the biggest weekly losses of 2017, while the dollar too rose off four-month lows it had hit against the yen. [more…]

One French citizen killed in Burkina Faso attack: Foreign Ministry

One French citizen killed in Burkina Faso attack: Foreign Ministry

Published 14/08/2017

A French citizen was killed during an attack by suspected jihadists on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital, said a statement issued on behalf of French Foreign Affairs minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. [more…]

William Demant may make over-the-counter hearing aids if U.S. demand develops

William Demant may make over-the-counter hearing aids if U.S. demand develops

Published 14/08/2017

William Demant, the world's largest producer of hearing aids, said it could start producing cheaper over-the-counter hearing devices for the U.S. market if demand rises sharply once new legislation comes into effect. [more…]

Oil prices slip on Chinese demand concerns, rising U.S. activity

Oil prices slip on Chinese demand concerns, rising U.S. activity

Published 14/08/2017

Oil prices fell on Monday as a slowdown in Chinese refining raised concerns about demand in the world's second-biggest consumer, while an increase in U.S. drilling capacity could deepen a global supply glut. [more…]

Euro zone June industry output drops by more than expected

Euro zone June industry output drops by more than expected

Published 14/08/2017

Industrial output in the 19 countries sharing the euro currency fell by more than expected in June, as the production of capital and durable goods fell following sharp increases in the previous month, European statistics office Eurostat said on Monday. [more…]

Banks lead relief rally for European stocks, fundamentals back in focus

Banks lead relief rally for European stocks, fundamentals back in focus

Published 14/08/2017

European shares rose on Monday after geopolitical tension had sent them to their worst weekly losses of the year. [more…]

Dollar nurses losses as outlook remains wary

Dollar nurses losses as outlook remains wary

Published 14/08/2017

The dollar edged lower against a trade-weighted basket of currencies on Monday after posting its biggest weekly drop in three weeks as expectations of U.S. rate increases dwindled further after weak inflation data. [more…]

Boris in Union Jack underpants? Musical comedy finds the fun in Brexit

Boris in Union Jack underpants? Musical comedy finds the fun in Brexit

Published 14/08/2017

A retelling of Britain's vote to leave the European Union and its dramatic political consequences might perhaps be framed as high drama or extreme farce. [more…]