BREAKING NEWS

2009-08-31

Business

Monday 31st August

European shares finished the day one percent lower after Chinese equities slumped during the previous session and commodities fell on concerns that

Business

Japanese factory output up

Japan’s factories turned out more goods in July, it is the fifth month running that has happened. The latest survey of purchasing managers showed

Business

Euro zone prices down again

Euro zone consumer prices fell again in August. Prices in the 16 countries using the euro fell 0.2 percent this month, according to the latest

Europe

EU's loaded autumn agenda

The post-holiday relaunch of the European Parliament catapults the members into a pressing workload. The topics dominating the European agenda are

World

LA wildfires worsen

A wildfire raging through the Los Angeles foothills has almost doubled in size overnight, threatening thousands of homes. The blaze has now burned

World

Dawn of a new era in Japan

Japan’s prime minister-elect has begun the job of forming his government, after an election which has sent shock waves through the

Europe

New media literacy

What is the European Union doing to promote equal exposure to new media technology, to maximise media literacy?

Europe

Saving the Baltic Sea

For centuries the Baltic has been a crossroads for trade, but these days it is one of the most polluted seas in the world. What is Europe doing to

Europe

Major light switch begins in EU

From this Tuesday, old-style 100-watt light bulbs are banned in stores in the EU. The plan is to phase in more energy efficient kinds. The move will