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Euro zone trade in goods surplus shrinks in May as exports drop

Jul 16 2018

uro zone’s surplus for goods traded with the rest of the world dropped in May as exports fell and imports increased, one month before United States’ tariffs on European steel and aluminum kicked in, official data showed.

EU says China could open its economy if it wishes

Jul 16 2018

China could open its economy if it wishes, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday in Beijing, as Beijing comes under growing pressure over its industrial policies amid an escalating trade war with Washington.

Euro zone industry output increases in May

Jul 12 2018

Production at factories in the 19 countries sharing the euro currency increased by more than expected in May, data from European statistics office Eurostat showed on Thursday.

S&P hits four-month high on oil, Pepsi boost

Jul 10 2018

U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 hitting a four-month high, boosted by higher oil prices and strong results from PepsiCo.

Any issue of women's safety unfortunate: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Jul 10 2018

Any issue of women's safety is "unfortunate" and joint efforts are needed to address this "social problem", Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said.

Italy aims to lift 2019 deficit/GDP target to around 1.4 percent: Sources

Jul 06 2018

Italy’s new government plans to raise its deficit target for 2019 to around 1.4 percent of economic output against a goal of 0.8 percent drawn up by the previous administration, two sources said.

Slovenian president moves closer to nominating Jansa as prime minister

Jul 06 2018

Slovenia’s president on Friday moved closer to nominating Janez Jansa as prime minister but his centre-right party lacks enough coalition partners to form a majority so he may decline, analysts said.

Lithuania urges EU to pressure Belarus over nuclear safety

Jul 04 2018

Lithuania will ask the European Commission to put pressure on Belarus to modify a nearly completed nuclear power plant which the Baltic country sees as a threat to its safety and national security, Lithuania’s prime minister said.

EU legal experts checking German migrant deal, but rejection unlikely

Jul 03 2018

EU legal experts are looking at the German deal on migration, an official said on Tuesday - though diplomats signaled the bloc was unlikely to reject an agreement that bolstered its most powerful government.

Polish president to meet with Supreme Court head before reforms kick in

Jul 03 2018

The head of Poland’s Supreme Court said she has accepted an invitation for a meeting with President Andrzej Duda later on Tuesday, the last day before the ruling party’s divisive judicial reform takes effect.

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