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European shares rise, Athens stocks jump on snap election

LONDON, May 28 ― European shares rose yesterday, led by car-makers after Fiat Chrysler and Renault confirmed they were in talks to merge, while broader trading was mainly driven by regional politics. The STOXX 600 index rose 0.2 per cent, with…


Greece’s Marxist minister is back with a message for Europe

IOANNINA (Greece), May 22 — He caused a stir with unorthodox tactics at the peak of Greece’s debt crisis four years ago, sees politics as a job that stinks but still needs doing, and says the European Union needs fixing. Yanis Varoufakis, the…


Greece’s Marxist minister is back with a message for Europe

IOANNINA (Greece), May 22 — He caused a stir with unorthodox tactics at the peak of Greece’s debt crisis four years ago, sees politics as a job that stinks but still needs doing, and says the European Union needs fixing. Yanis Varoufakis, the…


US and EU concerned by Turkey’s plans to drill off Cyprus

ISTANBUL, May 6 — The United States and European Union have expressed deep concern over Turkey’s plans for offshore drilling operations in an area claimed by Cyprus as its exclusive economic zone, adding to tensions between Ankara and its…


Fed pause pushes euro zone bond yields higher

LONDON, May 2 — Higher-rated euro zone bond yields inched up today after a pause in trading for the May Day holiday, tracking a rise in US Treasury yields after the Federal Reserve left rates unchanged and signalled little appetite to adjust them…


China pledges to increase trade with CEE countries

DUBROVNIK, April 12 — China pledged today to increase trade with Central European countries and provide more financial support for major cross border infrastructure projects to promote regional cooperation. The area is key to China’s Belt and…


The origins of the piggy bank

KUALA LUMPUR, April 8 — Everyone remembers a piggy bank from their childhood days. Whatever the shape or size, we all had a money bank of some sort where we used to drop in loose coins or even precious RM1 notes. Whether it was one of those fancy…


No breakthrough expected in EU-China summit

BRUSSELS, April 7 — Top EU leaders meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang this week at a summit in Brussels, but their hopes of winning solid commitments on trade look set for disappointment. Brussels is trying to beef up its approach to the Asian giant…


Greece secures debt relief from eurozone after delay

BUCHAREST, April 5 — Eurozone finance ministers released long-delayed debt relief to Greece today, saying the government had implemented reforms promised during the massive bailout that ended last year.  Greece exited its third and final…


EU Commission ready to release post-bailout grants to Greece after bank reform

BRUSSELS, April 3 — Greece has respected its commitments under a post-bailout programme, the European Commission said today, paving the way for Athens to receive nearly €1 billion (RM4.5 billion) in new grants. The release of funds, which needs…