European markets retreat amid Italian government uncertainty; Marks & Spencer up 2%

European markets retreat amid Italian government uncertainty; Marks & Spencer up 2%

The pan-European Stoxx 600 was down nearly 1 percent during mid-morning deals, with almost all sectors and major bourses in negative territory. Italy’s FTSE MIB was the top faller among national indexes, down almost 2 percent as a sell-off in the country’s government bond resumed on Wednesday. Uncertainty over the creation of an anti-establishment government […]

‘If Europe Is So Worried About Russia, Pay Up’

‘If Europe Is So Worried About Russia, Pay Up’

Steve Bannon, a former senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, told an audience in Prague that NATO countries in Europe need to start paying more to protect themselves from Russia and stop being a “protectorate” of the United States. Speaking at a forum sponsored by a Czech defense contractor on May 22, Bannon said […]

Europe closes higher as trade war concerns ease; Italian stocks lower

Europe closes higher as trade war concerns ease; Italian stocks lower

The FTSE 100 closed provisionally up by more than 1 percent and the CAC 40 in Paris was higher by over 0.5 percent. The former hit a fresh intraday record high Monday. Meanwhile, the main Italian index fell 1.6 percent on political news. German and other European markets were closed for a public holiday. Market […]

BlockShow Europe 2018 Blasts a Massive Update, Days Prior to the Event

BlockShow Europe 2018 Blasts a Massive Update, Days Prior to the Event

BlockShow Europe 2018 is fast approaching – time has come for some big news from the organizing team. Today, roughly a week before the event, we want to shed some light on what is waiting for more than 3000 attendees in Berlin on May 28-29. Fresh arrivals & celebrities on board First and foremost, the value […]

As tensions with Trump deepen, Europe wonders if America is lost for good

As tensions with Trump deepen, Europe wonders if America is lost for good

BERLIN — Since Jan. 20, 2017, European leaders have managed U.S. relations with one eye on the clock, anxiously counting down the hours until President Trump’s term is up and hoping the core of the Western alliance isn’t too badly damaged in the meantime.  But as Trump’s aggressive rhetoric toward America’s closest allies has evolved […]

On May 25th GDPR comes into force for Europe’s 500m citizens

On May 25th GDPR comes into force for Europe’s 500m citizens

You can thank Brussels if your in-box is soon less clogged than usual with spam. Above all you can thank Jan-Philipp Albrecht, a boyish Green Party MEP from Germany, and Viviane Reding, an ex-EU commissioner from Luxembourg with a passing resemblance to Sophia Loren. On May 25th, after a staggering period of negotiation, gestation and […]

Trump Forbids Russian Pipeline. Europe Pushes Back

Trump Forbids Russian Pipeline. Europe Pushes Back

Nord Stream 2, the planned Russian natural gas pipeline to Germany across the floor of the Baltic Sea, is the latest front in the growing conflict between Europe and the U.S. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that President Donald Trump is demanding that Germany drop Nord Stream 2 as one of the conditions of a trade […]

US sanctions war against Iran prompts fight-back from Europe

US sanctions war against Iran prompts fight-back from Europe

LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images French President Emmanuel Macron (L), Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May (C) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel take a moment to discuss as they walk together during an EU-Western Balkans Summit in Sofia on May 17, 2018. European leaders said Thursday they will do their utmost to protect the region’s companies from the […]

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