BREAKING NEWS

2009-09-23

Business

UK home lending picks up

The UK mortgage market is showing signs of life. The British Bankers’ Association said its members approved 81.4 percent more home purchase loans

Business

French shop less in August

French consumer spending fell in August. It was much worse than economists had predicted – down one percent month-on-month – as shoppers bought

Business

Markets 23 September

European shares closed slightly higher having erased much of their earlier gains. Banks were stronger performers. Shares in UniCredit, Italy’s

Culture

Picasso in Helsinki

The Ateneum Art Museum in Helsinki is exhibiting an extensive collection of Picasso’s work from all periods of his life. Says Kristina von