While President Trump talks tough on trade, Europe and Japan are getting on with business. Negotiators from the European Union and Japan say they’re close to striking a major free trade agreement that could jump-start talks for other potential deals.
European antitrust officials have begun an in-depth investigation into claims that Nike may have broken EU laws by restricting how traders can sell licensed merchandise. The European Commission, which regulates European markets, said in a statement it was opening separate
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned in a newspaper interview that a trade war between the United States and Europe would not be good for either. Asked by Bild am Sonntag newspaper whether Europe could withstand a trade war with
Britain’s FTSE 100 index is seen opening up about 23 points, or 0.32 percent, on Monday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.5 percent ahead of the cash market open.* The UK blue chip index closed up 14.74 points
MOSCOW : Russia’s Gazprom said on Saturday its daily supplies of natural gas to countries outside of the former Soviet Union have reached a record high due to cold weather in Europe. Gazprom pumped 615.5 million cubic meters of gas
Euro zone government bond yields were set to end the first trading week of the year with their biggest weekly rise in at least a month, pushed up by inflation worries and strong U.S. jobs data. U.S. employment increased less
LONDON : Major European equity indexes climbed to new highs in thin trading on Monday, with strong manufacturing reports from the region boosting sentiment on the first trading day of 2017. Italy’s FTSE MIB index was up 1.3 percent by
European shares, the dollar and bond yields fell on Thursday, with traders using the quiet holiday period to book some profit on the rise that had lifted all three to multi-year and in some cases record highs recently. Weakness in
European and Asian share prices inched higher on Tuesday as trading in some of the world’s major financial markets resumed after a Christmas break, with oil and the dollar also rising marginally. Concerns about Italian banks, Chinese growth and U.S.
Security was heightened for the Christmas weekend in Italy and at the Vatican on Saturday after Italian police killed the man believed to be responsible for the Berlin market truck attack while other European cities kept forces on high alert.