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Weakness of euro currency could boost good business

Weakness of euro currency could boost good business

THE EURO is continuing to weaken and has dropped almost 18 per cent against the American dollar in [...]

Greece is broke but questions over new bailout

Greece is broke but questions over new bailout

GREECE is making headlines again. Its latest political crisis means the country faces new elections [...]

Contrasting economic outlook for Europe and US in 2015

Contrasting economic outlook for Europe and US in 2015

THE RALLYING cry on international financial markets over the last few weeks has been ‘prudence’. [...]

How Russia will cope with falling oil prices

How Russia will cope with falling oil prices

THE DOLLAR price of oil has dropped about 45 per cent in less than six months. Unsurprisingly, net [...]

Eurozone is still vulnerable to rise in interest rates

Eurozone is still vulnerable to rise in interest rates

THE EUROZONE is not in good shape: growth is close to zero, unemployment is high, and some [...]

Italy’s Matteo Renzi disappoints with economy mired in trouble

Italy’s Matteo Renzi disappoints with economy mired in trouble

ITALY’S economy continues to be mired in trouble with no structural reform, taxes and public [...]

Why government intervention can create fertile ground for corruption

Why government intervention can create fertile ground for corruption

Video transcript: Professor Enrico Colombatto A European Commission survey shows that [...]

Counting the cost of global corruption

Counting the cost of global corruption

CORRUPTION is everywhere across the globe, according to an index from Transparency International. [...]

Reform of labour laws is key to more jobs in Europe

Reform of labour laws is key to more jobs in Europe

UNEMPLOYMENT has taken a heavy toll as the economies of major developed countries have suffered [...]

Germany’s economy is key to eurozone’s prospects

Germany’s economy is key to eurozone’s prospects

THE DOLLAR - euro exchange rate was close to 1.40 in May 2014. Today it is between 1.26 and 1.27. [...]

Stock prices in Europe defy doom and gloom experts

Stock prices in Europe defy doom and gloom experts

FINANCIAL experts have warned investors of a forthcoming explosion of stock exchange bubbles since [...]

EU economic crisis paves way for technocrat ministers

EU economic crisis paves way for technocrat ministers

ITALY has led the way in a variety of fields in the European Union’s history. It was the first [...]

Politicians are using the EU and euro as scapegoats

Politicians are using the EU and euro as scapegoats

EUROSCEPTICS in the European parliament have had little impact so far, three months after their [...]

Future in world’s key economies is fraught with challenges

Future in world’s key economies is fraught with challenges

AMERICA is growing, Western Europe is stagnant, China and most of East Asia is expanding relatively [...]

Why Italy's Renzi will blame the EU to excuse his failures

Why Italy's Renzi will blame the EU to excuse his failures

Video transcript: What has prevented Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi from pushing [...]

Italy faces yet another political and economic crisis

Italy faces yet another political and economic crisis

ITALY’S flamboyant Prime Minister Matteo Renzi promised to introduce crucial reforms which would [...]

More bailouts likely despite calls for economic rigour

More bailouts likely despite calls for economic rigour

RECESSION is over in Western economies and many are recovering slowly - some at a disappointingly [...]

Developing countries get second chance for investment and growth

Developing countries get second chance for investment and growth

STOCKS in most developed countries have done remarkably well over the last three years and reached [...]

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