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German jobless rate falls again, retail sales data mixed

German unemployment was down again in August for the 12th straight month. Retail sales grew month-on-month in July, but declined from a year earlier.

German unemployment was down again in August for the 12th straight month. Retail sales grew month-on-month in July, but declined from a year earlier.

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Barroso Goldman Sachs pension protest petition grows

Close to 80,000 people have signed an online petition calling for former European Commission president José Manuel Barroso to lose his EU pension for taking a job with Goldman Sachs.

Close to 80,000 people have signed an online petition calling for former European Commission president José Manuel Barroso to lose his EU pension for taking a job with Goldman Sachs.

Culture

Is the party over for London?

London is one of the world's nightlife capitals, with a vibrant club and music scene that earns billions for the economy. But clubs are closing at a record rate and stricter laws mean many fear that t

London is one of the world's nightlife capitals, with a vibrant club and music scene that earns billions for the economy. But clubs are closing at a record rate and stricter laws mean many fear that t

Business

Eurozone GDP growth slows in Q2, French economy stalls

The eurozone's economic growth slowed between April and June. It was 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter, half of the 0.6 percent growth recorded in the first three months of 2016.

The eurozone's economic growth slowed between April and June. It was 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter, half of the 0.6 percent growth recorded in the first three months of 2016.

Business

UK heading for recession post-Brexit, finance minister promises response

UK finance minister Philip Hammond has promised a 'reset' of government policy if Britain's economic weakness continues after business surveys showed a fall in orders and confidence.

UK finance minister Philip Hammond has promised a 'reset' of government policy if Britain's economic weakness continues after business surveys showed a fall in orders and confidence.

Business

Hungary resists foreign workers amid labour shortages

Hungary - despite having a labour shortage and one of the lowest birth rates in Europe - is resisting foreigners working there, but that might be changing.

Hungary - despite having a labour shortage and one of the lowest birth rates in Europe - is resisting foreigners working there, but that might be changing.

Business

International Monetary Fund sees feeble growth for Italian economy

The International Monetary Fund predicts GDP growth for Italy of less than one percent this year and only slightly more in 2017, with Brexit and debt-laden banks the biggest factors.

The International Monetary Fund predicts GDP growth for Italy of less than one percent this year and only slightly more in 2017, with Brexit and debt-laden banks the biggest factors.

Europe

EU warns Spain, Portugal over spending

EU finance ministers say Spain and Portugal have broken the bloc’s budget rules and have not done enough to reduce their deficits.

EU finance ministers say Spain and Portugal have broken the bloc’s budget rules and have not done enough to reduce their deficits.

Business

French economic growth 0.2% in Q2

France's economy grew by 0.2 percent between April and June from the previous three months according to the latest estimate from the country's central bank.

France's economy grew by 0.2 percent between April and June from the previous three months according to the latest estimate from the country's central bank.