International

2019 Articles

Pension reform is political dynamite, but Macron’s attempt should be commended
Pension reform is political dynamite, but Macron’s attempt should be commended
It would take a heart of stone not to be amused by Emmanuel Macron’s current predicament. The French President is [...]
December 11, 2019
US Congress and White House agree 'best deal ever' to replace Nafta
US Congress and White House agree 'best deal ever' to replace Nafta
US President Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi have agreed on a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) [...]
December 10, 2019
Car sales fall for 17th straight month in China
Car sales fall for 17th straight month in China
Chinese car sales fell for a 17th consecutive month in November, as electric and hybrid car demand contracted yet again. [...]
December 10, 2019
German investor morale unexpectedly climbs
German investor morale unexpectedly climbs
German investors were much more upbeat than expected in December, a survey has shown, with recent economic data fuelling hopes [...]
December 10, 2019
Nissan faces £17m fine for Carlos Ghosn scandal
Nissan faces £17m fine for Carlos Ghosn scandal
The scandal engulfing Nissan over its disgraced former chairman Carlos Ghosn has brought the car maker a fine worth £17.1m [...]
December 10, 2019
Swine flu helps push Chinese inflation to eight-year high
Swine flu helps push Chinese inflation to eight-year high
Chinese consumer inflation climbed to close to an eight-year high in November, driven by a doubling of pork prices as [...]
December 10, 2019
Inflation-busting former Fed chair Paul Volcker dies
Inflation-busting former Fed chair Paul Volcker dies
Paul Volcker, the Federal Reserve chairman who slayed rampant US inflation in the 1970s and 1980s, has died aged 92. [...]
December 9, 2019
Corbyn defends leaked NHS documents amid links to Russia
Corbyn defends leaked NHS documents amid links to Russia
Jeremy Corbyn has defended his party’s decision to release leaked documents detailing UK-US trade talks despite apparent links to Russia. [...]
December 7, 2019
Ericsson to pay more than $1bn to settle US corruption probe
Ericsson to pay more than $1bn to settle US corruption probe
Ericsson has agreed to pay $1.2bn (£913m) to resolve a US corruption probe. The Swedish telecoms firm has settled the [...]
December 7, 2019
US jobs growth data beats expectations despite trade war concerns
US jobs growth data beats expectations despite trade war concerns
The US economy added 266,000 jobs last month despite economists’ expectations of a slowdown. It was the highest number of [...]
December 7, 2019
Transport to Europe crippled as French national strikes take hold
Transport to Europe crippled as French national strikes take hold
Travellers trying to get the Eurostar to the continent have been thwarted today, after 78 trains linking London to Paris, [...]
December 5, 2019
Investec: World growth to pick up despite China slowdown
Investec: World growth to pick up despite China slowdown
Global economic growth is set to pick up in 2020 despite the world’s two biggest economies slowing, according to asset [...]
December 4, 2019
Donald Trump cancels Nato press conference after leaders mock him
Donald Trump cancels Nato press conference after leaders mock him
Donald Trump has pulled out of a Nato summit press conference this afternoon after world leaders were caught on camera [...]
December 4, 2019
Trump-Macron tensions overshadow Nato summit 2019
Trump-Macron tensions overshadow Nato summit 2019
World leaders gathered today for the Nato summit amid growing tensions between members following Donald Trump’s war of words with [...]
December 4, 2019