My Europe: Eastern promise and Western pretension

My Europe: Eastern promise and Western pretension

Anyone in Saxony who currently sees, hears or reads (western) German media reports about their homeland will probably feel like we do in Hungary when German media write about our country: One learns more about the author’s mental state than about the country. The term “East German” has become similarly pejorative like that of “Eastern […]

Genoa, Morocco, Apple: Your Friday News Briefing

Genoa, Morocco, Apple: Your Friday News Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. More details emerge in the Skripal poisoning case, a rape case rattles Morocco, Apple gets the go-ahead to acquire Shazam. Here’s the latest: • The plot thickens in the Skripal poisoning investigation. Sergei Skripal, the former Russian spy who was poisoned in Britain […]

'Explosive' documents about Monsanto in Europe

'Explosive' documents about Monsanto in Europe

US lawyers say they have “explosive” documents about crisis-hit agribusiness giant Monsanto and their affairs in Europe. Those involved in a successful lawsuit against the firm have been in Brussels, addressing a European Parliament special committee. Last month, Monsanto was ordered to pay 289 million dollars to a former school groundskeeper dying of cancer, after […]

The Buck Stops Here: Europe Seeks Alternative to US-Dominated Financial System

The Buck Stops Here: Europe Seeks Alternative to US-Dominated Financial System

In a sign of how serious the breach between Europe and the United States is during the Trump era, senior officials in France and Germany are increasingly planning ways to sidestep U.S. financial dominance and the global sanctions power that goes with it. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas late last month called for Europe to […]

Team Europe Ryder Cup announcement LIVE: Captain Thomas Bjorn names 2018 wildcards

Team Europe Ryder Cup announcement LIVE: Captain Thomas Bjorn names 2018 wildcards

Selections across the pond   Before we come to Europe however, the Americans are (sort of) ahead of the game, having finalised 11 of their 12 picks already.    The American qualifying system is relatively straight forward. Players earn ranking points for their performances on the PGA Tour, with additional weighting given to performances in […]

Why China Is Wooing Eastern and Central Europe

Why China Is Wooing Eastern and Central Europe

When Donald Trump entered office last year there was speculation that his “America First” foreign policy would corrode Transatlantic relations, and drive Europe and China towards closer cooperation. The 2017 Davos World Economic Forum, which occurred in the days leading up to Trump’s inauguration, was perhaps the high watermark of this sentiment. Xi Jinping, the […]

BUZZ-Europe: Top risers and decliners

BUZZ-Europe: Top risers and decliners

Reuters Tuesday September 04, 2018 3:17 AM Sept 4 (Reuters) – The STOXX 600 index rises 0.4 percent. Below are the top risers and decliners on the pan-European index as of 07:06 a.m. GMT: RISERSStock Move News Scor SE +7.8 M&A: Rejects takeover offer by pct Covea UBI Banca +4.5 — pct […]

Europe ends on a muted note amid trade jitters; Dechra Pharmaceuticals tanks 20.1%

Europe ends on a muted note amid trade jitters; Dechra Pharmaceuticals tanks 20.1%

Despite a negative session in Asia, markets in Europe were mixed by Monday’s close. The U.K.’s FTSE 100 jumped 0.97 percent, while France’s CAC 40 ended just a touch higher, up 0.13 percent, and Germany’s DAX sank 0.14 percent. Peripheral bourses were relatively mixed. Markets are closed stateside as Americans celebrate Labor Day. Europe’s automakers […]

Deaths Spike on Mediterranean Sea Crossing to Europe

Deaths Spike on Mediterranean Sea Crossing to Europe

GENEVA —  The U.N. refugee agency is calling for safe and legal pathways for migration as the death toll among refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea into Europe reaches new heights. There has been a significant reduction this year in the number of asylum seekers and migrants reaching European shores via the Mediterranean Sea. […]

3 Developments In Europe You May Have Missed Over The Summer – And One You Didn't

3 Developments In Europe You May Have Missed Over The Summer – And One You Didn't

By David Zahn, CFA, FRM, Head of European Fixed Income, Senior Vice President, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group The months of July and August are traditionally a little quieter for markets in Europe as participants take a summer break. But things don’t stop completely. As the wheels get back up to speed, David Zahn, Franklin […]

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