German, French 2023 quarterly power contracts set highs in nervous market

Electricity transmission pylons can be seen near TGV high-speed train tracks in Villebon-sur-Yvette, near Paris, France, August 1, 2022. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register German Q2, 2023, Q3, 2023 and French Q3, 2023 at records Weather, gas and French nuclear factors cited Hot weather curbs cooling water, hampers barge … Read more

Canada’s labor market sheds jobs for the second month in a row

A help wanted sign at a store along Queen Street West in Toronto Ontario, Canada June 10, 2022. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OTTAWA, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Canada’s economy unexpectedly lost jobs for the second month in a row in July after a year-long boom, while the unemployment … Read more

Europe car sales lowest since 1996 after 12-month decline

Vauxhall cars are transported on a lorry in Luton, Britain March 6, 2017. REUTERS / Neil Hall Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, July 15 (Reuters) – Europe registered the lowest number of new passenger cars in the month of June this year since 1996 at just over 1.06 million vehicles, … Read more

Czech companies’ inflation expectations jump in Q2 -central bank survey

Czech Crown coins are seen in front of a displayed logo of the Czech central bank (CNB) in this picture illustration taken April 1, 2017. REUTERS / David W Cerny / Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PRAGUE, July 14 (Reuters) – Czech companies’ inflation expectations climbed to fresh highs in … Read more

Hungary bridge blockade fails to derail small business tax rise

Parliament fast tracks overhaul of favorable tax regime Orban’s party defies protest, criticism of business groups First major show of disquiet since Orban’s re-election BUDAPEST, July 12 (Reuters) – An hours -long blockade of a bridge in Budapest on Tuesday failed to derail the approval of a motion by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government … Read more

Croatia’s PM proposes new candidate after finance minister resigns

Croatia’s Minister of Finance Zdravko Maric is seen at the government building in Zagreb, Croatia May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SARAJEVO, July 6 (Reuters) – Croatia’s Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Wednesday that he proposed economy professor Marko Primorac as the new finance minister after … Read more