European €500 Billion Coronavirus Reconstruction Plan Devised By France and Germany

Germany’s Angela Merkel and France’s Emmanuel Macron have propesed a €500 billion European coronavirus reconstruction plan. The aim is the recovery fund that should give grants, not loans to EU member states.

West African Nations Sever Common Currency to France and Euro

Eight West African countries have agreed to sever a common currency from France. The countries have agreed to change the existing bloc currency to Eco from CFA Franc and sever currency ties to its old colonial master. The announcement was made by France’s President Emmanuel Macron and Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara at a joint news conference at the Petit Palais in Abidjan on December 21, 2019. Ivory Coast is the world’s top cocoa producer and France’s former main colony … Continue reading “West African Nations Sever Common Currency to France and Euro”

Resiliant European Service Sector Contrasts With Weak Manufacturing Output

The European services sector strength contrasts with weak manufacturing conditions. Growth was led by Germany and Spain. Suggesting that the domestic economies aren’t as burdened by the global trade war and Brexit drama. Resilient rate of growth that has lost some momentum.

Spanish, Italian and French Banks Are Most Exposed to Turkey

The Turkish crisis escalated over the past week and has sent flight risk contagion ripples through emerging markets. The fallout extends to those that are Turkey’s biggest lenders. There are five banks most exposed with Spains BBVA the most at risk

EU Negotiates Free Trade Agreements With Australia And New Zealand

The European Commission on Tuesday released a statement “welcomes green light to start trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand. The deal follows Brexit and The U.S. and China putting their trade war on hold. Australia is a major trading partner of China and considered America’s closest ally.

France’s Total buys Denmark’s Maersk Oil for $7.5 billion

French oil major Total $TOT is buying Maersk Oil & Gas A/S from Danish shipping giant A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S in a share and debt transaction valued at US$7.45 billion. The deal adds reserves equivalent to around 1 billion barrels of oil for Total.