New figures released by European statistics office Eurostat point to a brighter end to 2019 for the Eurozone, which appears to have enjoyed a broad-based uptick in industrial production. Read more

Changes to the world of modern manufacturing are elevating industry leaders and leaving incumbents behind. Today's "smart factory" is fitted with technologies such as 3D printing and Internet of Things (IoT)-compatible machinery. The systems... Read more

Rolls-Royce's ambition to return to having a blue-chip single-A credit rating have taken a hit following Standard & Poor's (S&P) decision to downgrade the aero-engine manufacturer to just one notch about junk. This is the company's second... Read more

A closely watched survey of business executives conducted by Germany's Ifo Institute has provided a further sign that confidence in the German economy is improving... Read more

According to data released by the European Commission, economic sentiment in the Eurozone deteriorated last month. The decline has been driven by the manufacturing sector. Sentiment in services was positive in September and October but remains at... Read more

Political leaders from across Europe including French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian head of state Sergio Mattarella yesterday lined up to thank and congratulate outgoing ECB chief Mario Draghi on his eight... Read more

Data released today revealed that in August, Germany saw its industrial orders fall slightly further than expected as a result of less demand domestically, adding to the signs that the continued slump in manufacturing is pushing Europe's largest... Read more

In a vote on Tuesday. the European Parliament gave its backing to France's Christine Lagarde to become the next president of the European Central Bank (ECB)... Read more

The value of the Euro rose sharply against the US dollar on Friday, in anticipation of a major change in German budgetary policy, which could see the scrapping of a ten-year old zero-deficit policy... Read more

The time a person takes to withdraw cash from an ATM is around thirty seconds. These cash dispensing machines have become ubiquitous in cities, towns and even villages across the world and the intuitive nature of the machines have revolutionised... Read more

Germany’s BASF has revised its forecast for 2018 profits downwards. It now expects earnings before interest and tax before special items (EBIT) to fall by 15–20% compared to last year’s €7.6 billion. Read more

Ongoing trade tensions between the US and China are likely to hit global growth in 2018 and 2019 – this is according to the latest world economic outlook from the International Monetary Fund, published twice yearly. Read more

The first three quarters of of 2018 have seen Polish property developer ROBYG Group hand over 1350 contracted units, which is in line with its target. In 2018, the company plans to win contracts in the order of of 2700–3000 units. Read more

From a UK perspective, it’s been easy to assume Brexit is the biggest worry around. The dithering, obfuscation and interminable delays have become a permanent fact of daily life, and with little prospect of an end to the uncertainty for business. Read more

India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company Uflex Limited has declared its earnings for the quarter ending 30 June 2018. Read more

Figures from the Federal Statistics Office show that Germany’s factory orders have seen the biggest drop since early 2017. Read more

Rolls-Royce is to cut 4,600 jobs over the next two years in the UK as part of a restructuring programme. This comes after the jet engine maker recorded a loss of £4.6bn in 2017. It is expected that the majority of cuts will affect middle management a Read more

There was plenty of positive news – and some notes of caution – from the European Commission’s Spring 2018 Economic Forecast, announced yesterday. Read more

Europe’s plants – led by Germany – to create their own monetary fund to replace the International Monetary Fund in times of crisis now appear to have been put on hold. Read more

There is just one year to go until the UK is due to split from the European Union and at first glance the economy doesn’t seem to have imploded as some predicted. Read more


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