Labor Economy

Australian opposition party vows big surpluses if elected

May 10, 2019

Australia's opposition party has promised to deliver bigger budget surpluses if it wins elections next week, while the ruling coalition warned the policies would harm the economy

Australian political parties woo Chinese-Australian voters

May 8, 2019

The Chinese diaspora in Australia are being wooed like never before by political parties who see them as key to winning crucial seats that could decide next week's election

The Latest: German car-sharing firms issue May Day warning

May 1, 2019

Car-sharing companies are urging customers in Berlin not to park vehicles in areas where May Day protests are expected

Thousands march on May Day, demand better working conditions

May 1, 2019

Thousands of trade union members and activists are marking May Day by marching through Asia's capitals and demanding better working conditions and expanding labor rights

Australian election May 18 to be fought on refugees, economy

Apr 11, 2019

Australia's prime minister calls a May 18 election that will be fought on issues including climate change, asylum seekers and economic management

Europe hurt by US trade threats, central bank says

Apr 10, 2019

The head of the European Central Bank says that global trade conflicts, including U.S. threats to put tariffs on imports, are holding back the eurozone economy

German jobless rate slips to 5.1 percent in March

Mar 29, 2019

Germany's unemployment rate has slipped to 5.1 percent, with the labor market seeing a traditional springtime rebound despite a less rosy outlook for Europe's biggest economy

Paris cleans up riot debris as support fades for protesters

Mar 17, 2019

Business owners, city employees and construction workers are cleaning up one of the world's most glamorous avenues, after riots by ultraviolent yellow vest protesters trashed the Champs-Elysees in Paris

German unemployment rate holds steady at 5 percent

Mar 1, 2019

German unemployment remained steady at 5 percent in February as the labor market in Europe's largest economy remained strong

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

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