BREAKING NEWS

2009-03-10

Business

Deflation reaches China

Consumer prices in China fell in February by 1.6 percent. That is the first time there has been deflation there in more than six years. It does mean

Europe

Safer cars by law

New EU rules on standard safety equipment on new cars will start to be applied from the end of 2011. A compromise agreement between the European

World

Changing V-A-T

After years of holding out, the finance ministers of the European Union have agreed on a deal for reduced rates of sales tax on local services. Not

Sci-tech

Looking into the future

What will life be like five or even 10 years from now? The giant technology fair CeBIT in Hannover offers us a glimpse into a possible future.