BREAKING NEWS

2008-09-30

World

Moves to reassure investors

The Irish government was the latest to step in to try calm investors fears. The authorities in Dublin have given a blanket guarantee for the next two

Business

German jobless total down

Germany’s jobless rate dipped to a 16-year-low in September. Adjusted for seasonal swings, unemployment fell by 29,000 from August, according to the

Business

Euro zone inflation slipping

Inflation in the euro zone fell to 3.6% in September, compared with the same month last year. The rise in consumer prices slowed from August’s 3.8%

World

Merkel faced with prickly ally

Two days after the ruling party in Bavaria slumped at the ballot box the future for Germany’s Christian Democrat Chancellor Angela Merkel now appears

World

New Austrian coalition beckons

The removal of the obstacle to a new grand coalition in Austria – namely Wilhelm Molterer – could bury the chances of the far-right parties returning

World

conservatives name new leader

Austria’s conservatives have named a new leader, increasing the chances of a new centrist coalition after the weekend’s snap election which saw

Business

Stocks fall around the world

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei trading index has fallen almost five percent in early trading hours after the financial bail-out plan was thrown out by