Fast Europe Open: Draghi speaks, Sweden unemployment

Fast Europe Open: Draghi speaks, Sweden unemployment

Hudson Lockett in Hong Kong June 19, 2018 Print this page Donald Trump has ordered his administration to draft plans for tariffs on a further $200bn in Chinese imports if Beijing does not abandon its intention to retaliate against US duties on imports announced last week. In a statement issued late on Monday, Mr Trump […]

European markets: China-U.S. trade tensions intensify

European markets: China-U.S. trade tensions intensify

The pan-European Stoxx 600 ended provisionally down by 0.79 percent on Monday with all sectors except Oil and Gas lower on average. The FTSE 100 stock index closed barely lower for the day. Market sentiment was being dominated by trade tensions between the U.S. and China with new tariffs on the table. President Trump unveiled […]

The US should break German lock on the European economy

The US should break German lock on the European economy

How about having a different conversation, such as: (a) Do Europeans understand that their large and systematic trade surpluses with the U.S. are wrong, unfair and damaging to the U.S. economy?; (b) If they do, what corrective measures, and over what period of time, are they prepared to balance their trade accounts with the U.S.? […]

Red Cross chides Europe for failing migrants

Red Cross chides Europe for failing migrants

Red Cross Secretary General Elhadj As Sy on Saturday called on European nations to offer solidarity and support to migrants seeking to enter their countries. As Sy told a news conference in Valencia, Spain that “people are coming to Europe seeking European values, of solidarity and support,” adding that “anything less than that is really […]

Ford Is Still Cruising Along in Europe — The Motley Fool

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) said that its sales in Europe rose 0.6% in May from a very good year-ago result, on strong sales of SUVs, commercial vehicles, and a big jump in sales of the outgoing version of the compact Focus. Ford has nearly overcome a weak start to 2018 in the Old World, when […]

U.S. LNG: Fulfilling A Strategic Role In Transatlantic Trade

U.S. LNG: Fulfilling A Strategic Role In Transatlantic Trade

Europe’s liquefied natural gas imports have surged sixteen percent (from 40.9 bcm in 2016 to 47.4 bcm in 2017) to become the third largest source of gas supply after Russia and Norway. The re-emergence of Europe as a major LNG market came after years of coal and nuclear power plant retirements as well as steep […]

Merkel Calls Out Trump, Citing Services Surplus With Europe

Merkel Calls Out Trump, Citing Services Surplus With Europe

Chancellor Angela Merkel said the U.S. runs a trade surplus with Europe when services are included, marshaling a rebuff to President Donald Trump’s sustained criticism of German manufacturing exports. Merkel speaks at the Christian Democratic Union business conference. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg In a speech in Berlin, Merkel said the topic was discussed at last week’s […]

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