Euro zone loans weak

Loans to businesses and private individuals in the euro zone grew at the slowest annual pace on record in June. Economists said that seems to


Thales Q2 profit hit by A400M

Thales, Europe’s largest defence electronics firm, has unveiled a deeper-than-expected slide in first-half operating profit down 82 percent. Among


French jobless total falls

The total number of people out of work in France dropped in June for the first time in a year. The monthly headline jobless figures, issued by


Ryanair profit warning

Irish budget airline Ryanair has said it will continue to cut fares with the result that its full year profit is likely be at the lower end of what


Monday 27th July

European shares finished at their highest in more than eight months as strong US homes sales data increased optimism about the economy. Analyst


Britain ends Panther's Claw

The British government says it has ended the first phase of Operation Panther’s Claw in troubled Helmand Province in the south of Afghanistan. The


Paleo Festival

The Paleo Festival went off “without a false note” say organisers. More than 30 acts performed at the festival, which was attended by 230,000 music


Hoops on Swiss village

Swiss artist Felice Varini has turned his attention to the tiny Swiss village of Vercorin with the creation of a very original modern art