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Up, Up, and Away! Global stocks reach five-year high

Mar 8, 2013
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has hit yet another all-time high -- and the world is following suit. Global shares are at their highest level since June of 2008, thanks to strong market performance in France, Germany, the U.K., and Japan.
Posted In: stock market, Europe, Dow

Uncertainty in Italy radiates to eurozone

Feb 26, 2013
Poll results in Italy show power is split between a number of parties, including one led by former Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi.
Posted In: italy, spain, Europe, Berlusconi, Mario Monti

Is a new global recession on the way?

Feb 14, 2013
A slew of GDP numbers out of Europe and Asia today paint a gory picture of the global economy.
Posted In: Europe, GDP, recession

President Obama proposes new trade agreement with Europe

Feb 13, 2013
In last night's State of the Union address, President Obama proposed new trade talks with the EU. How are leaders in Europe reacting?
Posted In: State of the Union, Europe, import export

EU data protection law could trigger trade war

Feb 11, 2013
The EU's Justice Commissioner says American companies like Google and Facebook must abide by a proposed new European law on data protection or face stiff penalties.
Posted In: Facebook, Google, data security, Europe, Tech

Europe's slowdown endangers cap-and-trade market

Jan 25, 2013
Europe has the largest market for carbon permits in the world. The idea is, the more a company has to pay for permits to pollute, the greater incentive it has to reduce pollution. But the economic slowdown has greatly reduced the cost of permits.
Posted In: carbon emissions, carbon credits, Europe

Swiss bank closes after U.S. tax evasion fine

Jan 4, 2013
Switzerland's oldest bank, Wegelin and Company, has plead guilty to helping wealthy Americans evade taxes.
Posted In: Switzerland, Wegelin and Company, Tax evasion, bank, Europe

Europe, post-fiscal cliff

Jan 2, 2013
European stocks scored gains in early trading after the United States reached a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, but will the optimism last?
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Europe, Europe debt crisis

Volkswagen beats the odds in Europe

Nov 30, 2012
As other carmakers in Europe struggle for their very survival, VW is flourishing thanks in part to its worldwide appeal.
Posted In: Auto, Europe, Volkswagen

GM looks to close German autoplant

Nov 29, 2012
Strong unions and labor laws have kept struggling carmakers from cutting plants in Germany, but that may be about to change.
Posted In: Germany, Europe, Auto, GM

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