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Qatari Shard investor to avoid Europe this year -exec – Reuters

Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:04pm EDT * To focus real-estate investments on U.S., Qatar – exec * European market tougher because of competition, economy * Declines comment on EFG Hermes takeover process By Lionel Laurent CANNES, France, March 14 (Reuters) – The real-estate arm of Qinvest, the Qatari […]

Europe Seeks Update of Law on Fliers’ Rights – New York Times

And that is the rub of the European Union’s proposal, which is meant to clarify air travelers’ rights to aid and compensation when flights are delayed or canceled — as happens tens of thousands of time a year. The proposed changes would also seek tougher oversight and enforcement of airlines’ compliance with the law. “It […]

Earnings, Spain Bonds Boost Europe Stocks – Wall Street Journal

By MICHELE MAATOUK European stocks rose Thursday as well-received company news and a decent Spanish bond auction offset another dreary euro-zone data release. Insurers paced the advance, led higher by Italy’s Assicurazioni Generali . The company posted a 89% drop in 2012 net profit on impairments, but analysts pointed to the stable dividend and an […]

At Least We’re Not Europe: Seven And A Half Things To Know – Huffington Post

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can’t argue with science. Lucky for you, The Huffington Post has an email newsletter, delivered first thing every weekday morning, boiling down the day’s biggest business news into the 7.5 things you absolutely need to […]

Europe shares hold gains as US claims fall – MarketWatch

Europe shares hold gains as US claims fall – MarketWatch

By William L. Watts, MarketWatch FRANKFURT (MarketWatch) — European stocks traded near session highs Thursday as Wall Street appeared set to extend a historical winning streak after first-time claims for […]

Europe Ramps Up Calls to Arm Syrian Rebels – Voice of America

— Europe’s two biggest military powers, France and Britain, are ramping up calls for the European Union to arm Syrian rebels.  French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius added more pressure on Thursday, saying France and Britain would act unilaterally if the rest of the 27-member bloc resisted lifting an arms embargo against Syria. The embargo […]

Europe Seeks Update of Law on Fliers’ Rights – New York Times

And that is the rub of the European Union’s proposal, which is meant to clarify air travelers’ rights to aid and compensation when flights are delayed or canceled — as happens tens of thousands of time a year. The proposed changes would also seek tougher oversight and enforcement of airlines’ compliance with the law. “It […]

New Pope Shifts Church’s Center of Gravity Away From Europe – New York Times

The new pope will be called Francis, and he is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the first non-European pope in more than 1,200 years and the first member of the Jesuit order to lead the church. “I would like to thank you for your embrace,” the new pope, dressed in […]

Merkel’s Reform Crown Slips at Home as She Turns Europe German – Bloomberg

Merkel’s Reform Crown Slips at Home as She Turns Europe German – Bloomberg

The political heirs to a decade-old strategy that turned Germany into the economic powerhouse of Europe risk squandering the gains. Ten years to the day since Gerhard Schroeder unveiled a welfare and labor-market overhaul that economists credit with reinvigorating the German economy, his Social Democratic Party is backtracking while his successor as chancellor, Angela Merkel, […]

Europe stocks open higher; DAX up 0.8% – MarketWatch

Europe stocks open higher; DAX up 0.8% – MarketWatch

By William L. Watts FRANKFURT (MarketWatch) — European shares jumped out of the gate Thursday with […]