Tagged: Europe

Thumbnail for 39732

The rise of a bigger and more complex Asia

By Ben Simpfendorfer Trading business cards at trade shows worked in the 1990s, but today's leading Australian firms are adding market studies, focus groups, and competitor surveys to their strategy toolkit much as they...

Australian shares edge higher

Australian shares edged slightly higher on Tuesday, as overnight momentum from US and European rallies offset mixed domestic corporate results, profit-taking and concerns about soft commodity prices. After a strong start on the back...

Citi lowers global growth forecasts

Citi researchers said the world may be seeing a slowing or stalling of globalisation involving shrinking cross-border bank exposure, sluggish growth in world trade and low levels of foreign direct investment. "Some of these...

Hollande sticks to growth plan

By Dow Jones newswires Mr Hollande said existing plans — including a liberalisation of regulated professions and an overhaul of financing and legal procedures in the housing sector — will deliver a quick economic...

Thumbnail for 35329

Germany to send military equipment to Iraq

By Dow Jones newswires Germany is prepared to arm Kurdish troops fighting Islamist insurgents and it will begin delivering non-lethal equipment to Iraq in coming days, the defense minister said. "We are in principle...

Heineken sales, profit fall in H1

By AAP Net profit was €631 million ($A946. 45 million), from €639 million in the same period a year ago. Sales were down 1. 4 per cent to €1. 2 billion, which Heineken, the...