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Angela Merkel Could Save Europe. Why Won't She?

Angela Merkel Could Save Europe. Why Won't She?

BERLIN — Campaigning in the spring of 2017, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany declared at a packed beer hall in Bavaria that it was time for Europe to “take its destiny into its own hands.” In the face of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, Hungary’s slide into illiberalism and an American president who viewed […]

Netflix Content Quota in Europe May Lead to TV Buying Spree

Netflix Content Quota in Europe May Lead to TV Buying Spree

5:00 AM PDT 10/11/2018 by Scott Roxborough New regulations that require 30 percent of streaming programming to be of homegrown origin are likely to spur streamers to boost their investment in Europe by increasing both original productions and local acquisitions. Employees at Netflix and Amazon Prime better get used to reading subtitles. Because the U.S. […]

Chinese investment in Europe is increasing

Chinese investment in Europe is increasing

CHINA’S presence in Europe, both politically and commercially, is growing. In 2016 Chinese investment in the European Union jumped to nearly €36bn ($40bn), up from €20bn the previous year, according to Rhodium Group, an American research firm. Much of this is state-backed and speaks of the Communist Party’s ambitions to keep Europe from helping America […]

Dutch will face Swiss for Europe's final Women's World Cup berth

Dutch will face Swiss for Europe's final Women's World Cup berth

By Graham Hays | Oct 9, 2018espnW.com Peter Lous/Soccrates/Getty Images Lineth Beerensteyn scored three goals in the Netherlands’ two semifinal wins over Denmark. At various moments run over from behind, scythed down from below and smacked in the face, Dutch midfielder Danielle van de Donk won’t need any reminders of the stakes from the game […]

Europe steps up drive to exempt Swift from Iran sanctions

Europe steps up drive to exempt Swift from Iran sanctions

European finance ministers will try to persuade the Trump administration not to cut off Iran’s access to Swift, the global financial messaging service, in meetings with Steven Mnuchin, the US Treasury secretary, at the IMF gathering in Bali this week. The Trump administration is due to reimpose hefty sanctions against Iran on November 5, including […]

Brazil Markets Seen Rallying After Bolsonaro's Smashing L

Brazil Markets Seen Rallying After Bolsonaro's Smashing L

Brazil Markets Seen Rallying After Bolsonaro’s Smashing L  Bloomberg Europe’s Brazil ETFs leap after Bolsonaro dominates election 1st round  Reuters Full coverage Source link

Steve Bannon's new mission: Make Europe Trumpian

Steve Bannon's new mission: Make Europe Trumpian

He believes tea party-style populism is a global phenomenon on the upswing. Early last month, Steve Bannon — the man who designed Donald Trump’s America First strategy in 2016 — scored a win for his newest political crusade: to forge a continentwide populist movement that will triumph in European Parliament elections next May. In his […]

Hard Brexit risks UK status as 'gateway to Europe' for Japan as companies size up new sites

Hard Brexit risks UK status as 'gateway to Europe' for Japan as companies size up new sites

After a February meeting between Theresa May and 19 Japanese business chiefs, Tokyo‘s ambassador to Britain warned what might happen if Brexit took an unfavourable turn for foreign investors. “No private company can continue operations” in the UK if it becomes unprofitable, Koji Tsuruoka told reporters on the steps of Downing Street, after the prime minister pledged […]

Latvians Vote as EU's Latest Populists Spice Up Election

Latvians Vote as EU's Latest Populists Spice Up Election

Latvians Vote as EU’s Latest Populists Spice Up Election  Bloomberg Full coverage Source link

Construction of Europe's exoplanet hunter PLATO begins

Construction of Europe's exoplanet hunter PLATO begins

Credit: ESA – C. Carreau The construction of ESA’s PLATO mission to find and study planets beyond our solar system will be led by Germany’s OHB System AG as prime contractor, marking the start of the full industrial phase of the project. The announcement was made today at the 69th International Astronautical Congress in Bremen, […]