Economy

German business confidence drops for 6th straight month

Feb 22, 2019

A closely watched survey shows that business confidence in Germany has fallen for the sixth consecutive month as worries mount about the outlook for Europe's biggest economy

European Central Bank concerned by economic slowdown

Feb 21, 2019

Top officials of the European Central Bank worried at their last meeting that the slowdown in economic growth might be "deeper and more broad-based" than previously suspected

Britain urges Germany to ease curbs on arms sales to Saudi

Feb 20, 2019

Britain's top diplomat is demanding that Germany relax its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia because they are affecting UK sales of weapons to the oil-rich kingdom

Survey points to no rebound for slowing Germany economy

Feb 19, 2019

An index of investor confidence in Germany has improved slightly but remains well below its long-term average amid ongoing signs of weakness in Europe's largest economy

Dutch company fined for exporting turbine parts to Iran

Feb 18, 2019

A Dutch company has been convicted of illegally exporting to Iran gas turbine parts that could be used in the manufacture of weapons

Asian stocks rally on hope of further China-US trade talks

Feb 18, 2019

Asian markets broadly higher as traders look forward to trade talks between China and US continuing this week

World stocks slip with few leads from US-China talks

Feb 15, 2019

Caution sets into world markets with few leads from US-China talks

Asian stocks slip on Wall Street leads as trade talks simmer

Feb 15, 2019

Asian markets tumble on poor Wall Street leads as US-China talks wrap up

The Latest: German minister says Airbus must find jobs

Feb 14, 2019

Germany's economy minister says it's now up to Airbus to find new jobs for German workers who are affected by the end of production of the A380

Germany barely avoids recession with zero growth

Feb 14, 2019

Germany narrowly avoided a recession in the fourth quarter, reporting no growth as foreign trade made little contribution to Europe's largest economy

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