"The problem is that one in five workers are paid less than ten euros an hour."
Trade union representative (ver.di)
"Just enough money for a kebab"
Music teacher (Berlin)
"Each halva has five layers of ground rice, hazelnuts, sugar and a syrup made with water and lemon. You have to leave it to rest overnight."
"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
“Violent New Year fireworks,” is how one analyst summed up events on Wall Street where the Dow fell 450 points having its worst opening day in 84
Investors have chosen to take the historic hike in US interest rates as a sign of confidence in the world’s largest economy. Asian stock markets
European and world stock markets fell following the news that Turkey had shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border, as investors became
Exports not as bad as expected – but imports worse – China’s mixed results have left economists divided over the state of the country’s trade sector
Traders breathed a sigh of relief as business ended in Europe on Tuesday nursing losses all round as the market stumbled by nearly two and three
It’s been a truly roller-coaster week on the world’s stock markets. The panic selling that took hold in China and elsewhere earlier in the week
European stock markets on Thursday rallied off the back of gains in the US and a bounce back in China. By lunchtime Frankfurt and Paris were up by
Global oversupply, huge stockpiles and refinery shutdowns have led to plunging prices for US crude oil.
It tumbled by 3 percent on Thursday and by
Global stocks have spiraled downwards amid lingering concerns over Greece going bankrupt and the prospect of the first rise in US interest rates in
An overnight slump in the Nikkei index in Japan of three percent brought storm clouds to the European markets on Tuesday following a tough Monday
The European Central Bank entered the covered bond market for the first time on Monday since its new boss announced an asset purchase
Car sales in Europe have risen by 4.3 percent in May according to registrations data published on Tuesday.
Skoda, Renault and Opel posted stronger
A diamond the size of a small egg smashed a world record when it went under the auctioneer’s hammer in Hong Kong. The 118-carat white rock from
The financial storms that in recent years gathered over advanced economies seem to have changed course this summer.
Emerging markets, especially
The price of gold continues to tumble. It is down to its lowest in almost three years and is on course for a record loss in the past three
Central banks should not delay the timely withdrawal of the cheap money they have pumped out to calm crises because of fears that would disrupt
When carmakers suffer, car parts makers also feel the pain and Britain’s GKN saw its shares fall after warning the economic slowdown in Europe would
Nobel Biocare, the world’s second-largest maker of dental implants paid the price of its profit warning in Zurich on Thursday.
The Swiss company’s
AkzoNobel, the world’s biggest paint maker, has delayed its restructuring with the company’s CEO Ton Buchner on medical leave due to fatigue
Results from Britain’s Kingfisher on Wednesday were a reminder that the crisis is far from over.
Europe’s biggest home improvement retailer, which