Trade spat between China and EU threatens exports of solar panels, wine

Jun 6, 2013
A day after the EU Trade Commission placed anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar panels, the Chinese government has launched an investigation into doing the same on EU wine exports to China.
Posted In: China, Europe, solar, wine

Factory data suggest economic pick-up

Jun 3, 2013
The Institute of Supply Management releases its survey of U.S. factories for the month of May today. In Europe, the latest factory ordering data are indicating modest economic improvement.
Posted In: factory, Europe, Chrysler

In Europe, vacation days stay

May 27, 2013
One in four Americans get no vacation days while the average European gets 25 days off.
Posted In: vacation days, vacation, Europe, Whats up Europe

Germany backs off EU solar panel 'dumping' investigation

May 27, 2013
European -- and some American manufacturers -- believe Chinese solar panels are being sold for less than they cost to build. The European Commission is investigating, but now Germany is distancing itself from the "dumping" allegations.
Posted In: China, energy, Europe, solar power

EU officials investigate Apple over sales tactics: Report

May 27, 2013
The European Commission is looking into whether Apple uses unfair tactics that hurt competition, according to the Financial Times.
Posted In: apple, Europe, Tech, European Commission, anti-trust

European auto sales up for first time since 2011

May 17, 2013
But that comes with an asterisk.
Posted In: auto sales, Europe, European Union

European probe into oil price-fixing widens to Finland

May 17, 2013
Finland's only oil refiner has now been ensnared into the investigation.
Posted In: big oil, Europe, European Union

3 oil companies raided by European officials

May 15, 2013
The European Commission is investigating a potential price manipulation scheme among oil companies.
Posted In: big oil, BP, price fixing, Europe

ArcelorMittal announces quarterly loss of $345 million

May 9, 2013
European steel giant ArcelorMittal announces its quarterly results today at a time when the global steel industry faces substantial challenges.
Posted In: steel, Europe

Eastern, Southern Europeans flock to Germany seeking work

May 8, 2013
More than a million foreigners flocked to Germany for work last year, the biggest influx since 1995. Most of the migrants were from Eastern Europe, but many came from recession-hit countries elsewhere in the euro zone.
Posted In: Germany, Immigration, Europe