Labor Economy

Macron: France must face up to new economic challenges

Apr 12, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron said strikes and protests will not prevent him from implementing economic changes in the country _as train workers, hospitals staff, students, retirees, lawyers and magistrates are challenging his plans to change France

Europe's jobless rate lowest since 2008 amid recovery

Apr 4, 2018

Unemployment in the 19 countries that use the euro has fallen to its lowest level in a decade as the region's economy benefits from waning worries over the currency union's debt problems.

Strike causes French railway chaos, with more to come

Apr 3, 2018

A major French railway strike has brought the country's famed high-speed trains to a halt, leaving passengers stranded and posing the biggest test so far for President Emmanuel Macron's economic strategy

Germany cuts debt load as bad bank burden shrinks

Mar 29, 2018

Germany has cut its debt load thanks to a strong economy and the diminishing burden of bailing out banks during the financial crisis

German unemployment drops slightly in February

Feb 28, 2018

Unemployment in Germany, Europe's largest economy, fell slightly in February as the labor market remained strong

German industry wage deal lifts pay, enables flexible hours

Feb 6, 2018

Germany's biggest industrial union and employers have reached a deal on wages and working hours, ending a dispute that prompted a campaign of 24-hour walkouts last week

German government raises 2018 growth forecast to 2.4 percent

Jan 31, 2018

The German government is forecasting that the country's economy, Europe's biggest, will grow by 2.4 percent this year

Behind South Korea's chip boom, worries over future

Jan 31, 2018

The craze for smartphones, social media and universal connectivity is generating huge wealth but also deep unease in South Korea

French president hosts 140 world business leaders

Jan 22, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron has hosted 140 world business leaders in a bid to convince them to invest and hire in France

The Latest: German Social Dems vote to enter coalition talks

Jan 21, 2018

Germany's Social Democrats have voted to enter coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a key step toward ending political gridlock and forming a new government

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