Economy

Italy, China sign accord deepening economic ties

Mar 23, 2019

Italy has signed a memorandum of understanding with China in support of Beijing's 'Belt and Road' initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking China with Africa, Europe and beyond

Italy, China deepen ties under wary gaze of US, EU

Mar 22, 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping is received with full honors in Italy, launching a two-day visit aimed at deepening ties through an infrastructure program that has raised suspicions among Italy's U.S. and European allies.

EU seeks more 'balanced' economic relationship with China

Mar 22, 2019

European Union leaders worried about the growing power of China are devising plans to counter the ambitions of a country they describe as a "systemic rival."

The Latest: Bombproof bunker deployed for Brexit planning

Mar 21, 2019

Britain's armed forces have set up a command post in a bombproof bunker beneath the building that houses U.K. Ministry of Defense to coordinate plans for the military's role in a possible no-deal Brexit

Chinese visit to Italy seeks closer ties, stirs suspicions

Mar 21, 2019

Chinese Premier Xi Jingping's visit to Rome will see the two countries sign a deal making Italy the first major democracy to join China's ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project.

US envoy in Kosovo to push for lifting of tax on Serbia

Mar 9, 2019

A senior U.S. official has met with Kosovo top leaders trying to convince Pristina to revoke or suspend a tariff on Serb goods so that dialogue with Serbia can resume

Italian populists launch welfare program for poor, jobless

Mar 6, 2019

Italy's populist government has launched its new minimum income welfare program

AP Interview: Czech PM praises Trump ahead of meeting

Mar 5, 2019

Ahead of his meeting with Donald Trump, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is praising the U.S. president for trying to reach a North Korea nuclear disarmament peacefully

The Latest: Bank chief updates outlook for UK post-Brexit

Mar 5, 2019

The head of Britain's central bank says recent "constructive developments" will help limit the scale of any recession that would occur if Britain leaves the European Union without a withdrawal deal

Bank of Cyprus chief executive to depart in September

Mar 4, 2019

The chief executive of Cyprus' largest bank says he will quit his position in September after nearly six years to take up a "commercial opportunity" in the U.K.

Sign up now!