BREAKING NEWS

2009-09-17

Business

Thursday 17th September

European shares finished the day higher with banks among the top gainers. That after the Irish government revealed details of its “bad bank” plan for

Business

Kingfisher's profit rises

Kingfisher, Europe’s biggest home improvement chain, has unexpectedly posted a 35 percent rise in first-half profit Kingfisher, which runs market

Business

Aeroflot cutting jobs

Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot is to lay off 2,000 of its 15,500 employees in the next six months as passenger numbers keep falling. The airline

Business

Frankfurt goes green

The Frankfurt Motor Show has opened to the public with environmentally friendly cars in focus. The head of the German VDA auto federation which

Business

Advert effectiveness awards

With the recession slashing budgets and consumers spending less the Euro Effie Awards – which rate how effective adverts are – were even more

Europe

EU calls for banking bonus caps

Europe has made it quite clear it will try to get the United States to agree to strict rules putting a lid on bonuses in the banking world. This was

World

Missile shield divided opinions

It was the nightmare of nuclear attack from Iran or North Korea which convinced President Bush to demand a protective shield in Europe. It envisaged

Europe

German elections

Germany in the coming months is expecting big problems from rising unemployment. Germans face choices in elections at the end of this month. Who will

World

Belarussian leader back in EU

The Belarussian President has made his second trip to an EU country since the warming of relations with the West. Alexander Lukashenko is in