Fast Europe Open: eurozone services PMIs, retail sales

Fast Europe Open: eurozone services PMIs, retail sales

Edward White in Taipei May 4, 2018 Print this page Argentina raised interest rates for the second time in a week after more than $5bn of central bank intervention failed to stop a steep fall in the peso, highlighting the intensifying pressure on emerging market currencies in recent weeks. The country’s central bank on Thursday […]

BNP Paribas' quarterly profit falls on back of trading weakness in Europe

BNP Paribas' quarterly profit falls on back of trading weakness in Europe

PARIS (Reuters) – BNP Paribas (BNPP.PA), France’s biggest bank, reported a 17 percent decline in quarterly net profit, in line with expectations, weighed down by weakness in fixed income trading revenues in Europe. FILE PHOTO: A BNP Paribas logo is seen at a bank in Paris, France, April 6, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo First-quarter net […]

Anti-Semitism in Europe may not in fact be rising

Anti-Semitism in Europe may not in fact be rising

IN GANGSTA rap, cartoonish threats of violence are routine. So fans of the German rappers Kollegah and Farid Bang were hardly shocked that, on their latest album, they bragged that their torsos were “better defined than an Auschwitz inmate’s” and vowed to “make another Holocaust” (against whom was unclear—possibly rival hip-hop artists). But when, on […]

Can Europe's capital market survive Brexit?

Can Europe's capital market survive Brexit?

On September 30, 2015, in those far-off days when the UK was a fully-fledged member of the European Union, then-European Commissioner Jonathan Hill announced the launch of a new initiative called the “capital markets union”. Almost 60 years of European construction had still not created anything approaching a single market for investment, and in many […]

Meet the agtech VC who sees a first-mover advantage in Europe

Meet the agtech VC who sees a first-mover advantage in Europe

Five Seasons Ventures founders Ivan Farneti (left) and Niccolo Manzoni The UN estimates that each year around 83 million people are added to the global population, which is expected to increase to 9.8 billion by 2050—a jump of nearly 30% from its current number of 7.6 billion. Growing our footprint on the planet by such […]

Kantar: Xiaomi expands its presence in Europe in Q1 2018

Kantar: Xiaomi expands its presence in Europe in Q1 2018

Report from Strategy Analytics has put Xiaomi at 4th place on the global scene, and today Kantar Worldpanel released similar information for Europe: Xiaomi is in Top 4 across the big five markets in Europe. Along with Samsung, Apple, and Huawei, the manufacturers account for over 75% of smartphone sales in Q1 2018. Redmi Note […]

Europe's journalists are at risk. Here's what the EU could do to protect them.

Europe's journalists are at risk. Here's what the EU could do to protect them.

by Anne Marie Hammer and Stella Roque by Anne Marie Hammer and Stella Roque May 3 at 3:04 PM A demonstrator carries a photo of slain anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia as others sing the national anthem at the end of a protest on Sunday against government corruption revealed by the Daphne Project, in Valletta, […]

Europe and USA take the fight against Jihadism to Niger

Europe and USA take the fight against Jihadism to Niger

Niger has been increasingly playing a pivotal role in the global struggle against jihadism since the terrorist threat has been quickly shifting from the middle-east to Africa. The special forces of the Sahel country are being trained and supported by Western military personnel. The doctrine consists of rolling back and eventually destroying the jihadists in […]