European shares rise as trade relief rally shows it has legs

By Julien Ponthus LONDON, Sept 21 : European shares rose strongly on Friday morning, extending their gains from the previous session as a relief rally due to easing fears of a trade war helped Wall Street to hit record highs, while Asian shares also climbed further overnight. At 0825 GMT, euro zone blue chips < […]

European shares add to gains as trade war fears fade into background

By Helen Reid LONDON, Sep 20 : European shares extended their rally on Thursday as investors set aside fears over a U.S.-China trade war and focused instead on bullish macroeconomic and corporate news. The pan-European STOXX 600 was up 0.3 percent while the leading euro zone stock index was on track for its ninth straight […]

A decade after Lehman, Europe remains on economic crutches

By Balazs Koranyi FRANKFURT, Sept 7 : Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the onset of the global financial crisis, much of the industrialised world has yet to fully recover and this will be all too evident at the European Central Bank’s policy meeting on Thursday. With some key euro zone economies […]

Trade uncertainty keeps European shares depressed

By Kit Rees LONDON, Sept 7 : European shares remained stuck at five-month lows on Friday as uncertainty over global trade rippled through markets and investors dumped riskier sectors. The pan-European STOXX 600 gave up timid early gains to stand 0.1 percent down at 1003 GMT while the exporter-heavy German DAX declined by 0.3 percent. […]

EU executive to propose new measures to deter migrants

By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS, Sept 6 : The European Union will announce plans next week to strengthen its external borders and push foreign states to do more to deter migrants. The plans are a last effort by the European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker to toughen policy on an issue that has divided Europe since […]

ING penalty puts Europe’s money laundering controls on the spot

By Toby Sterling and John O’Donnell AMSTERDAM/FRANKFURT, Sept 4 : When Dutch prosecutors trawled through ING’s books they found a “women’s underwear trader” had been able to launder 150 million euros through the bank’s accounts without ringing alarm bells. “It should have been clear to the bank that the monetary flows had little to do […]