Genoa bridge collapse sounds the alarm on ageing infrastructure in Europe

Genoa bridge collapse sounds the alarm on ageing infrastructure in Europe

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Fast Europe Open: eurozone consumer inflation, current account

Fast Europe Open: eurozone consumer inflation, current account

The EU’s financial services chief has warned that the bloc’s flagship project to boost private sector investment in business is in jeopardy, with governments lagging in approving the necessary laws. Valdis Dombrovskis, the European Commission vice-president responsible for the euro, said the EU’s goal of creating a capital markets union by 2019 might not be […]

Challenged by US and market crisis, Turkey turns to Europe

Challenged by US and market crisis, Turkey turns to Europe

Beset by a shaky currency and tension with the United States, Turkey is reaching out to Europe to shore up relations with major trading partners despite years of testy rhetoric and a stalled bid for EU membership. The engagement by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has harshly criticized Germany and other European nations in […]

Poland is Europe's future — but which one?

Poland is Europe's future — but which one?

WARSAW — What is one to make of this Poland? One buzzes with youthful optimism: the economic success story of post-1989 Europe on daily show not just in the fast-rising high-rises of downtown Warsaw, but across Poland. Its dynamism is the envy of Europe. Another is ill-tempered and divided, obsessed with quarrels with each other […]

Brexit will ruin the lives of British citizens in Europe. We deserve a vote

Brexit will ruin the lives of British citizens in Europe. We deserve a vote

There’s a line in Alan Bennett’s play The History Boys where Mrs Lintott, the teacher played in the original production by Frances de la Tour, finishes an irate monologue about the essence of history by concluding: “What is history? History is women following behind with the bucket.” For the past two years that’s precisely what […]

Why Turkey's currency crisis is rattling Europe bank stocks and the euro

Why Turkey's currency crisis is rattling Europe bank stocks and the euro

Emerging markets are enduing a drubbing as a currency crisis in Turkey takes a toll on investor appetite, but the episode also serves as a reminder that Europe’s banking system continues to be seen as a threat to global growth and developed markets. “The question is whether mass defaults of Turkey’s corporate borrowers, with or […]

Michael Spencer invests $40m in Europe-focused hedge fund

Michael Spencer invests $40m in Europe-focused hedge fund

Michael Spencer, chief executive of Nex Group, is backing a hedge fund start-up in London with an investment of about $40m made through his private investment group, according to a person familiar with his plans. The hedge fund, Viewforth Partners, is being launched by Richard Black, a co-founder of Abberton Capital, another London-based hedge fund. […]

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