Nervous Europe watches as Italian populists continue government talks

Nervous Europe watches as Italian populists continue government talks

ROME, Italy — Italian anti-establishment and far-right leaders were inching closer to a deal over a joint government under the watchful eye of Europe as they met on Saturday to hash out an agreement that could be announced as soon as Sunday. Matteo Salvini, leader of the nationalist, strongly euroskeptic League, and head of the […]

World View: Debate on future of Europe is only beginning

World View: Debate on future of Europe is only beginning

“Ogni blocco di pietra ha una statua dentro di sé ed è compito dello scultore scoprirla.” (Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.) President Michael D Higgins quoted this marvellous remark by Michelangelo Buonarroti in Florence this week at a conference on […]

Europe seen opening mostly higher, buoyed by strong trade overseas

Europe seen opening mostly higher, buoyed by strong trade overseas

Stocks in Asia have been posting solid gains Friday, after a recent boost in oil prices and a buoyant session on Wall Street Thursday. In the U.S., the Dow closed up almost 200 points after a weaker-than-expected inflation reading helped ease concerns surrounding the U.S. central bank’s tightening strategy. Oil meanwhile has been on the […]

European markets mixed ahead of BOE rate decision; BT shares dive 8%

European markets mixed ahead of BOE rate decision; BT shares dive 8%

Politics has been a major focus over the course of this week, from an election result in Asia and the easing of geopolitical tensions to the news that President Donald Trump would be pulling the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear accord. After the news broke about Iran on Tuesday, oil prices have been on […]

Peak smartphone? Phone fatigue hits Western Europe hard

Peak smartphone? Phone fatigue hits Western Europe hard

Smartmobe shipments were down almost 7 per cent year-on-year in Europe, according to Canalys, as phone fatigue hit mature markets hard. Some 46 million units were shipped in calendar Q1, including a 13 per cent drop in Western Europe to 30.1 million phones and a 12.9 per cent rise in Central and Eastern Europe to […]

PacBio, Oxford Nanopore Settle Patent Dispute in Europe

PacBio, Oxford Nanopore Settle Patent Dispute in Europe

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Pacific Biosciences and Oxford Nanopore Technologies have entered into a five-year settlement of a patent infringement dispute in Europe. Under the terms of the agreement, Oxford Nanopore will not sell its 2D sequencing products in the UK or in Germany through the end of 2023. In addition, Oxford Nanopore has agreed […]

Europe's Cryptocurrency Brokers Seek Regulations in a Transparent Market

Europe's Cryptocurrency Brokers Seek Regulations in a Transparent Market

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. European cryptocurrency brokers are confronting regulators head-on, saying bring on the transparency. Digital currency brokers would rather face clear-cut rules and greater transparency in the market than battle the stigma that they have anything to do with fraudulent activity in cryptocurrency […]

World Bank Warns of Low-Growth Traps

World Bank Warns of Low-Growth Traps

A new report from the World Bank, Rethinking Lagging Regions, which examines convergence and disparity within the EU, has highlighted the danger of low-growth traps. According to the report, the EU’s poorest regions – almost all of which are in emerging Europe – have a GDP per capita that is seven times lower than in the […]

Gov. Haslam to make Europe economic development trip

Gov. Haslam to make Europe economic development trip

(Photo: WKRN) Copyright by WKRN – All rights reserved (Photo: WKRN) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe are heading to Europe on state business. A news release says the trip from Friday until May 11 aims to strengthen ties with European businesses and […]