Fast Europe Open: Germany CPI, ECB rates decision

Fast Europe Open: Germany CPI, ECB rates decision

Alice Woodhouse in Hong Kong June 14, 2018 Print this page Comcast launched a $65bn takeover bid for some of the marquee assets of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, gatecrashing the media billionaire’s agreed deal with Walt Disney and setting the stage for a bidding war. The long-awaited proposal by Comcast, which had previously declared […]

Europe's Political Divisions Laid Bare Over Unresolved Migration

Europe's Political Divisions Laid Bare Over Unresolved Migration

Three summers after Europe’s biggest migration influx since World War II, the old wounds are reopening. Lingering political tensions over the unresolved question of how to control immigration from outside Europe have now broken out into the open, and the fallout is reshaping alliances and stoking old rivalries from Rome to Berlin, Paris and Vienna. […]

The Franco-German deal that could derail Europe's competition police

The Franco-German deal that could derail Europe's competition police

Few corporate deals can boast of being brought together with the help of a French president, or promoted as a vision of Europe’s future by a German chancellor. But the proposed merger of the rail operations of Siemens and Alstom to create a European champion has always been about more than pure business sense. “If […]

Citation needed: Europe claims Kaspersky wares 'confirmed as malicious'

Citation needed: Europe claims Kaspersky wares 'confirmed as malicious'

The Kaspersky bad news train just keeps rolling on with Strasbourg Eurocrats having adopted a motion today (A8-0189/2018, en français) that could ban its wares from European Union institutions. The wide-ranging non-binding motion is primarily concerned with cyber defence, stating that “the EU and the Member States face an unprecedented threat in the form of […]

Irish Leader Talks Blockchain, Making Dublin Europe's Tech Capital

Irish Leader Talks Blockchain, Making Dublin Europe's Tech Capital

Get exclusive fiat and cryptocurrency analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Click here now! The leader of Ireland, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, took to the stage at MoneyConf in Dublin this morning to announce that the government is gearing up to make Ireland’s capital the technological capital of Europe. “I think there’s no better place […]

Europe Is Awash With Oil Stored On Ships

Europe Is Awash With Oil Stored On Ships

While many analysts and agencies have already called the end of the global oil glut, oil held in floating storage in Europe is at an at least 18-month-high, also due to the booming U.S. oil exports that have displaced some of the traditional crude oil routes in the world. Oil in ships around European shores […]

Europe's Slow Motion Union

Europe's Slow Motion Union

In all of the news reports and analyses of the situation in Italy and Europe Union more generally, the essence of the problem—a lack of any real financial and economic union—escapes notice or discussion. A colleague from the world of finance commented last week: “Our founders kicked the slavery issue down the road, which led […]

US LNG: Fulfilling A Strategic Role In Transatlantic Trade

US LNG: Fulfilling A Strategic Role In Transatlantic Trade

Europe’s liquefied natural gas imports have surged sixteen percent (from 40.9 bcm in 2016 to 47.4 bcm in 2017) to become the third largest source of gas supply after Russia and Norway. The re-emergence of Europe as a major LNG market came after years of coal and nuclear power plant retirements as well as steep […]

Q&A: Planning Europe's physics future

Q&A: Planning Europe's physics future

Physics projects are getting bigger, more global, more collaborative and more advanced than ever—with long lead times for complex physics machines. That translates into more international planning to set the course for the future.  In 2014, the United States particle physics community set its priorities for the coming years using recommendations from the Particle Physics […]

Europe Has Its Silicon Valley Moment as Adyen Surges in Debut

Europe Has Its Silicon Valley Moment as Adyen Surges in Debut

A tech company skyrockets on its first day of trading, making its founder an instant billionaire and showering its venture capitalist backers with profits: it’s the stuff Silicon Valley dreams are made of. But on Wednesday, it wasn’t a California startup that hit the jackpot — it was Adyen NV, a previously obscure Dutch fintech […]