Ford Is Still Cruising Along in Europe

Ford Is Still Cruising Along in Europe

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) said that its sales in Europe rose 0.6% in May from a very good year-ago result, on strong sales of SUVs, commercial vehicles, and a big jump in sales of the outgoing version of the compact Focus. Ford has nearly overcome a weak start to 2018 in the Old World, when […]

20 great holidays in Central Europe

20 great holidays in Central Europe

Slovenia Friendly farm stay The hamlet of Kupljenik is only an hour’s drive from Slovenia’s Ljubljana airport but it feels a world away. Surrounded by meadows, Dolinar farmhouse offers simple double rooms with rustic wooden furnishings as well as larger apartments. Outside, crickets chirp at sunset, the Sava river is full of trout and guests […]

What is the current state of the migration crisis in Europe?

What is the current state of the migration crisis in Europe?

Three years after Europe’s biggest influx of migrants and refugees since the second world war, tensions between EU member states over how to handle irregular immigration from outside the bloc – mainly from the Middle East and Africa – are rising again. What is the scale of migration? Numbers are sharply down from their 2015-16 […]

Strong Spending Data Shows US Economy Chugging Ahead of Europe and Asia

Strong Spending Data Shows US Economy Chugging Ahead of Europe and Asia

The U.S. economy is revving up just as Europe and other major economies lose steam, jeopardizing a rare period in which the world’s largest economies have been accelerating in unison. The European Central Bank on Thursday took another step toward ending the massive stimulus measures it has used in an effort to boost growth since […]

European stocks drop as investors brace for ECB update

European stocks drop as investors brace for ECB update

Stocks across Europe pulled back Thursday, as mining shares were bruised by concerns about China’s economic health, and as investors prepared to learn whether the European Central Bank has a time frame for winding down its bond-buying program. How markets are performing The Stoxx Europe 600 Index […]

Merkel Calls Out Trump, Citing Services Surplus With Europe

Merkel Calls Out Trump, Citing Services Surplus With Europe

Chancellor Angela Merkel said the U.S. runs a trade surplus with Europe when services are included, marshaling a rebuff to President Donald Trump’s sustained criticism of German manufacturing exports. Merkel speaks at the Christian Democratic Union business conference. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg In a speech in Berlin, Merkel said the topic was discussed at last week’s […]

Europe's Ticking Time Bomb: Wage Inequality

Europe's Ticking Time Bomb: Wage Inequality

Did you know that inequality is rising? This is because the top 20% of Europeans earn five times more than the bottom 20%? We know inequality is the result of faster income growth at the top and slower than average growth at the bottom, and it’s been this slow growth of wages at the bottom […]

Why Trump Clashes With Europe

Why Trump Clashes With Europe

June 11, 2018 6:21 p.m. ET Donald Trump’s America-first diplomacy has shaken the foundations of many global institutions and alliances, but its most damaging effects so far have been on the trans-Atlantic relationship. The community of North American and European nations forming the nucleus of the alliance that won the Cold War for the West […]

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