Government Business And Finance

Cyprus taps bond market at 'most favorable' yield

Sep 18, 2018

Cyprus' government spokesman says the country has tapped international bond markets for 1.5 billion euros ($1.75 billion) at "historically most favorable" yield of 2.4 percent

EU investigates German carmakers for possible collusion

Sep 18, 2018

The EU's anti-trust watchdog is investigating whether automakers BMW, Daimler and the VW group colluded to limit the development and roll out of car emission control systems

Standard & Poor's lifts Cyprus into investment grade

Sep 14, 2018

Standard & Poor's has raised Cyprus' credit grade by a notch to BBB-, lifting the country back into investment grade after near-bankruptcy five years ago

Cyprus expects budget surplus for 2019

Sep 13, 2018

Cyprus' 2019 budget to post 500 million euro ($579 million) surplus, or 3 percent of gross domestic product

US, EU aim to ease some trade barriers by November

Sep 10, 2018

U.S. trade officials say they hope to reach agreement with the EU on lifting some technical barriers to trade between the two powers by November

On front line of trade, EU ports fear overnight Brexit chaos

Sep 10, 2018

The risk of a sudden return of tariffs and border controls in trade with Britain is starting to unnerve companies and authorities in continental Europe, particularly in places like ports.

EU, US explore goods tariffs pact amid trade tensions

Aug 30, 2018

The EU's top trade official says the bloc is in exploratory talks with the US to see whether it would be possible to reach a limited trans-Atlantic agreement on goods tariffs

Hungary university stops courses for refugees due to new tax

Aug 28, 2018

Hungary's Central European University says it has been forced to suspend education programs for refugees and asylum seekers due to a new "immigration surtax" which took effect recently

Italy: Bridge failure that killed 43 was 'absurd,' avoidable

Aug 27, 2018

Italy's transport minister says the nation's entire infrastructure urgently needs both regular and extraordinary maintenance to avoid another tragedy like the bridge collapse that killed 43 people this month

Italy: Catholic church, Albania, Ireland to take migrants

Aug 25, 2018

Italy says the standoff over migrants it had blocked aboard a coast guard ship has ended

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