There is, after all, hope for France and Italy, the two main reform laggards in Europe's single-currency area.Friday, 4 April, 2014, 5:25am
Sixty-six years ago, Santosh Sharma saw her mother sell gold bangles to feed and clothe her family of six and then dispatch telegrams to her brothers urging them to leave newly-created Pakistan and gather in New Delhi.
“Come, we will all live in India,” wrote Sharma’s mother, Devika.11 Jul 2013 - 2:07pm
Samsung Electronics is in early talks with the EU regulator to settle charges that its use of injunctions against arch rival Apple breached antitrust rules, two people familiar with the matter said.26 Jun 2013 - 10:29am
It takes a big person to acknowledge he was wrong, and the International Monetary Fund has now repeatedly admitted to the failure of its euro-area rescue policies.11 Jun 2013 - 4:39am
The European Commission imposed anti-dumping duties on imports of Chinese solar panels yesterday, defying German-led opposition and dire warnings from Beijing that the move could spark a trade war.5 Jun 2013 - 4:05am
State media on Thursday repudiated claims China was pressuring the European Union to drop plans to impose punitive import duties on Chinese solar panels, adding EU member states had a right to dissent.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
China, dismayed at the tougher stance Brussels is taking in trade disputes, is seeking to put pressure on the European Commission by engaging EU member states and strengthening trade ties with non-EU European countries, analysts say.29 May 2013 - 5:52am
The European Commission will further shift the EU’s policy focus from austerity to structural reforms to revive growth when it presents economic recommendations for each member state on Wednesday, officials said.28 May 2013 - 10:03am
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang have both called for an end to a trade row between Europe and China over solar panels and wireless equipment, telling a joint news conference they were both for free trade.27 May 2013 - 4:42pm 1 comment
Mainland air carriers will continue to defy the European Commission's order to comply with its carbon emissions trading scheme and provide flight data to and within Europe.18 May 2013 - 3:36am 3 comments
Two of Europe's biggest telecommunications equipment makers, Ericsson and Nokia Siemens, have urged the European Commission to back off from threatening tariffs on their Chinese rivals in a row over alleged illegal government subsidies.17 May 2013 - 3:06am 2 comments
The European Commission has carried out surprise inspections at several major oil companies over possible price fixing in breach of EU anti-trust rules.
The Commission did not name any of the companies involved in Tuesday’s raids but British energy giant BP, Shell and Norway’s Statoil said that their offices had been visited.15 May 2013 - 12:00pm
Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho on Sunday announced severe cuts in public spending following a decision by the constitutional court rejecting a number of austerity provisions this year’s budget.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Google is free to extend its dominance of the US$50 billion internet search market after US regulators ended an investigation into whether the company unfairly skewed search results to disadvantage competitors.5 Jan 2013 - 5:02am
Google avoided about US$2 billion in worldwide income taxes last year by shifting US$9.8 billion in revenues into a Bermuda shell company, filings show.
By legally funneling profits from overseas subsidiaries into Bermuda, which doesn't have a corporate income tax, Google cut its overall tax rate almost in half.11 Dec 2012 - 2:55am