Europe

Zombie companies littering Europe may tie European Central Bank’s hands for years

Watch out for the zombies. The plethora of companies propped up by the European Central Bank will limit policymakers’ ability to withdraw monetary stimulus that has been supporting the continent’s bond market since the financial crisis, according to strategists at Bank of America. About 9 percent of Europe’s biggest companies could be classified as the walking dead, companies that risk ...

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‘Exams were grand’: Daina Moorehouse conquered Europe three weeks after sitting her Junior Cert – The42

The42 ‘Exams were grand’: Daina Moorehouse conquered Europe three weeks after sitting her Junior CertThe42There was no time to reflect, however: the final, versus Britain’s European silver medallist Simran Kaur, took place just 24 hours later. The pair had traded leather on two previous occasions, each registering a victory, with Moorehouse avenging her …

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Europe’s working poor: is flexibility the answer?

Sophie Claudet: Germany is not the only country in Europe to promote flexibility on its labour market. Where else is it happening in Europe? Monika Queisser: There have been several countries that have indeed been reforming their labour markets towards more flexibility. One of those countries, for example, is Italy, which passed the Jobs Act, that tried to make it ...

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European Commission Clears DuPont Deals Linked to Dow Merger

BRUSSELS — The European Commission has conditionally approved the sale by DuPont of part of its crop protection business to FMC Corp. and DuPont’s acquisition of FMC’s health and nutrition business. The deals cleared Thursday help DuPont meet Commission requirements for DuPont’s pending $62 billion merger with Dow Chemical. The merger was announced in December 2015 and was initially expected ...

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Crisis-Plagued Europe Sees a New Dawn After Greek Market Return

Five years after the sovereign debt crisis nearly tore the euro area apart, Europe’s biggest problem child appears on the road to recovery as the region continues to tick off boxes underscoring its revival. Greece sold 3 billion euros ($3.5 billion) of bonds this week for the first time since 2014, when the prospect of Alexis Tsipras’s election catapulted borrowing ...

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Stock markets in Asia, Europe mostly higher

HONG KONG — World stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday, lifted by another record day on Wall Street and buoyant oil prices. Investors were keeping a cautious eye on the Fed’s upcoming interest rate decision. KEEPING SCORE: European shares rose in early trading. France’s CAC 40 added 0.7 per cent to 5,196.27 and Germany’s DAX climbed 0.4 per ...

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European record breaker Scott Brown remains keen for a crack at Champions League holders Real Madrid (From HeraldScotland)

HE has recovered well from an inauspicious start to his European career with both Hibs and Celtic to become the Scottish player with the most appearances in continental competition. But Scott Brown, who made his 83rd outing in the Champions League qualifier against Linfield at Parkhead last week, still has goals he would like to achieve. The 32-year-old, who edged ...

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Europe will help the Boks as well – Franco – SuperSport

by Brenden Nel 25 July 2017, 11:21 Toyota Cheetahs Director of Rugby Franco Smith believes his team’s possible move to playing in Europe can be beneficial for South African rugby as a whole. With SA Rugby and Pro12 both confirming they are in discussions to add two South African teams to the competition, the Toyota Cheetahs and Southern Kings’ ...

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