Europe stocks slide as miners, banks feel the heat – CNBC

The basic resources sector was the worst performer during Tuesday’s session as a number of factors weighed on sentiment. On Monday, Goldman Sachs cut its price forecast for a number of metals, blaming weak Chinese and global demand. In addition, Mark Cutifani, the boss of Anglo American, said that metal prices could fall further before […]

Aleppo’s agony will test the resolve of Europe – Financial Times

February 8, 2016 6:45 pm Print Clip Gift Article Aleppo’s agony will test the resolve of Europe – Financial Times

Stocks end 3.5% down on growth concerns; banks tumble – CNBC

European markets tumbled at Monday’s close to finish sharply lower, as heavy losses in several sectors, a continued decline in commodity prices and Friday’s mixed U.S. employment data, added to concerns over global growth. The pan-European STOXX 600 fell to close near session lows, off 3.5 percent provisionally. Meanwhile, Europe’s FTSEurofirst 300 fell to end […]

Months after Paris attack, new surveillance regime emerges in Europe – Christian Science Monitor

BERLIN — The man who allegedly masterminded the Paris terror attacks is at large even though he was questioned by French police a day after the Nov. 13 rampage. French authorities apprehended and released Salah Abdeslam three times in one day. They freed him because they didn’t know Belgian authorities suspected him to be an Islamic State fighter nor that […]

If we don’t restore democracy in Europe, the consequences could be dire – The Guardian

Just before the nightmare of the second world war started to explode, the Italian politician and philosopher Antonio Gramsci famously wrote in one of his many prison notebooks: “The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms […]

Europeans, not Americans, Should Spend More on Europe’s Defense – Cato Institute (blog)

The U.S. plans on filling Eastern Europe with thousands of troops along with vehicles and weapons to equip an armored combat brigade. That will require a special budget request of $3.4 billion for next year. An unnamed administration official told the New York Times, that the step “fulfills promises we’ve made to NATO” and “also […]

Beyond Volkswagen, Europe’s Diesels Flunked a Pollution Test – New York Times

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Stocks slide to 15-month low; Banks, commodities slump – CNBC

Markets are digesting U.S. nonfarm payrolls data published on Friday. The U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs in January, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, against economists’ expectations of a gain of 190,000. The unemployment rate, however, fell to 4.9 percent from 5 percent, while wages rose 0.5 percent. Overall, the data raised expectations for […]

Wall of worry weighs on markets, particularly in Europe – Boston Herald

LONDON — Worries over the global economy weighed heavily on stock markets Monday, with Europe bearing the brunt of the selling. And oil prices fell further, with the benchmark New York rate below $30 a barrel again. Investors are worrying about a number of issues, including the fall in the price of oil to multi-year […]

Iran prepares to resume oil deliveries to Europe – RT

It’s the first time Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has revealed how much Iranian oil is heading to Europe. Now that sanctions have been lifted, Iran is planning to boost exports by 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) in the coming months, with much of the rest going to Asia. Tehran wants to dump dollar in […]

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