Western Europe

ECB’s De Guindos sees a strong rebound of euro zone economy in third-quarter

ECB’s De Guindos sees a strong rebound of euro zone economy in third-quarter

Published 01/09/2020

MADRID (Reuters) - The euro zone economy has experienced a strong recovery in the third quarter even though the most recent incoming data in August [more…]

German manufacturing recovery remains on track in August: PMI

German manufacturing recovery remains on track in August: PMI

Published 01/09/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - German manufacturers’ recovery from lockdown measures continued last month, with output growing at the fastest pace since February 2018, a survey showed [more…]

Citi’s Rousseau to focus on France, financial advisory across EMEA

Citi’s Rousseau to focus on France, financial advisory across EMEA

Published 01/09/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Citigroup (C.N) has hired Robin Rousseau as a vice chairman of investment banking for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, a memo [more…]

Spanish prime minister moderately optimistic about economic recovery

Spanish prime minister moderately optimistic about economic recovery

Published 01/09/2020

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Tuesday he was moderately optimistic about the country’s economic recovery from its worst downturn on [more…]

European shares boosted by tech- all eyes on upcoming data

European shares boosted by tech- all eyes on upcoming data

Published 01/09/2020

(Reuters) - Technology stocks drove European shares higher on Tuesday, but sentiment was shaky ahead of key economic readings that are likely to indicate an [more…]

Oil prices rise 1% as mood on dollar sours

Oil prices rise 1% as mood on dollar sours

Published 01/09/2020

MELBOURNE/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices gained on Tuesday, reversing overnight losses, as investors moved into risk assets and stayed away from the safe-haven U.S. dollar [more…]

French companies will have a week to adopt new face mask rules: minister

French companies will have a week to adopt new face mask rules: minister

Published 01/09/2020

PARIS (Reuters) - French companies will have around a week to adopt new, strict rules on the compulsory wearing of face masks in the workplace [more…]

‘Rave on’: Irish president helps celebrate Van Morrison’s 75th birthday

‘Rave on’: Irish president helps celebrate Van Morrison’s 75th birthday

Published 31/08/2020

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish President Michael D. Higgins joined a virtual celebration of Van Morrison’s 75th birthday on Monday, namechecking U.S. civil rights champion John [more…]

Opening up without control of COVID-19 is recipe for disaster, says WHO

Opening up without control of COVID-19 is recipe for disaster, says WHO

Published 31/08/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - Countries with significant active spread of coronavirus must prevent amplifying events, as opening up without the virus being under control would be [more…]

Frans Hals painting ‘Two Laughing Boys’ stolen for a third time

Frans Hals painting ‘Two Laughing Boys’ stolen for a third time

Published 27/08/2020

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Thieves stole a painting by Dutch Golden-Age master Frans Hals from a small museum near the Dutch city of Utrecht on Thursday, [more…]