Oct 15, 2014

Ailing global economy could lead Fed to delay rate hike

Just as the U.S. job market has finally strengthened, the Federal Reserve now confronts a new worry: A sputtering global economy that’s spooked investors across the world. The economic slump could spill into the United States, potentially weakening job growth and keeping inflation well ...

Oct 14, 2014

Abe to attend ASEM summit in Italy this week

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will attend the two-day Asia-Europe Meeting summit in Milan starting Thursday, the government said Tuesday. Abe plans to meet bilaterally with other leaders and attend a meeting between Japan and the Nordic-Baltic Eight group for regional cooperation, Chief Cabinet Secretary ...

Oct 8, 2014

Japan Tobacco looks at closing some European plants

Japan Tobacco Inc. may close some European manufacturing facilities after taxes and illegal trade triggered an industry slowdown in a number of countries in the region. JT’s plants in Lisnafillan, Northern Ireland, and Wervik, Belgium, would shut under the plan, with production moving to ...

Europe takes control of Ryder Cup

Sep 28, 2014

Europe takes control of Ryder Cup

Captain Fantastic Paul McGinley hailed “a great team performance” after Europe crushed the United States in the Ryder Cup foursomes for the second day running to gallop into a commanding 10-6 lead on Saturday. The U.S., which trailed 5-3 overnight, edged a record-breaking fourballs ...

Sep 10, 2014

Google seeks help defining 'Right to be Forgotten'

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and a panel of experts held the first of seven public sessions Tuesday to help the company define how it should enforce a new “Right to be Forgotten” rule under which Europeans can seek the removal of embarrassing search results. ...

ECB surprises with rate cuts, new stimulus plan

Sep 5, 2014

ECB surprises with rate cuts, new stimulus plan

The European economy needs help. Most people didn’t expect it would arrive quite this quickly. The European Central Bank cut interest rates Thursday and announced a program to pump money into the financial system and stimulate bank lending by buying private sector financial assets. ...