Europe Top News and Analysis Austria

More

  • BERLIN— Germany is mulling taking away benefits from asylum-seekers if they refuse to try to learn the language and integrate; Denmark has just approved a measure to let police seize valuables from migrants to help cover their housing and food costs; and an Austrian province this week is expected to more than halve payments to many refugees.

  • Nearly 40 die as migrant boat sinks near Turkey Saturday, 30 Jan 2016 | 1:46 PM ET

    Almost 40 people drowned and 75 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off Turkey's western coast, officials said.

  • ANKARA, Jan 30- Almost 40 people drowned and 75 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off Turkey's western coast on Saturday, according to local officials and the Turkish Dogan news agency. More than one million refugees and migrants arrived in the European Union last year and some 3,600 died or went missing, forcing the EU to mull suspending...

  • *Oil majors' dividend yields soar as shares slide. LONDON, Jan 29- As Europe's top oil companies make deeper retrenchments due to slumping oil prices, their generous dividend policies are coming under closer scrutiny. Royal Dutch Shell, Total and BP are among those set to report dismal earnings next week for the last quarter of 2015 when oil prices averaged $43 a...

  • PARIS— France's government welcomed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday with promises of a new beginning in an old relationship, starting with investments to boost Iran's flagging economy crippled by decades of sanctions over its nuclear activities. France has asked its European Union partners to consider new sanctions on Iran for its recent...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Feb 10 Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 7:01 PM ET

    THURSDAY, JANUARY 28 HELSINKI- OECD to publish its economic survey of recession-hit Finland in a press conference with Finnish finance minister Alexander Stubb- 0830 GMT. BRATISLAVA- National Bank of Slovakia Governor Jozef Makuch participates in economic conference "Economic development of the Slovak economy expected in 2016", with presentation: The...

  • France asks EU partners for new sanctions on Iran Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 4:46 AM ET

    PARIS— France has asked its European Union partners to consider new sanctions on Iran for its recent missile tests, officials have told The Associated Press, even as Paris welcomed the president of the Islamic Republic, which is flush with funds from the lifting of other sanctions over Tehran's nuclear program. The ambiguous signals emerging Wednesday from...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Feb 5 Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 7:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Treasury Select Committee Hearing- Financial Stability Report. Bank of England officials Alex Brazier, Mark Carney, Clara Furse and Martin Taylor to attend- 1000 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee member Kristin Forbes speaks Henry Jackson Society event- 1300 GMT.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Feb 2 Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 7:01 PM ET

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 22 DAVOS- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to participate in discussion with Financial Times Editor Lionel Barber at the World Economic Forum- 0745 GMT. DAVOS- European Central Bank member Benoit Coeure to participate in a panel discussion on "Rebuilding Europe's Financial Confidence" at the World Economic Forum- 1200 GMT.

  • VIENNA, Jan 21- The Austrian province of Carinthia edged closer to insolvency on Thursday after a blocking minority of creditors rejected the region's attempt to buy back corporate bonds for less than the amount it had guaranteed. The region announced a 7.8 billion euro plan on Wednesday to buy back senior bonds at a 25 percent discount, backed by a 1.2 billion...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Jan 30 Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 | 7:01 PM ET

    FRANKFURT- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to hold press conference- 1330 GMT. FRIDAY, JANUARY 22 DAVOS- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to participate in discussion with Financial Times Editor Lionel Barber at the World Economic Forum- 0745 GMT. DAVOS- European Central Bank member Benoit Coeure to participate in a panel discussion...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Jan 29 Monday, 18 Jan 2016 | 8:10 PM ET

    TUESDAY, JANUARY 19 WASHINGTON- The International Monetary Fund will release its World Economic Outlook update and will hold a press conference hosted by the Bank of England- 1000 GMT. Speakers:- Austria Finance Minister Hans Jorg Schelling, Serbia Finance Minister Dusan Vujovic, Hungary National Economy Minister Mihaly Varga, National Bank of Austria...

  • Obama hails Iran deal...but imposes new sanctions Sunday, 17 Jan 2016 | 12:12 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Less than 24 hours after lifting sanctions against Iran for its nuclear program, the U.S. imposed new ones on the country, The NY Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 17- The departure of three American prisoners from Tehran, released as part of a swap following the lifting of sanctions on Iran was at least partly delayed by a "temporary misunderstanding" about whether two relatives were on the plane. But the Swiss plane carrying Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post's Tehran bureau chief, Saeed Abedini, a pastor...

  • *UN agency lifts sanctions on Iran. *Iran to release Americans, U.S. gives clemency to Iranians. VIENNA/ DUBAI, Jan 16- Iran emerged from years of economic isolation on Saturday when world powers began to lift crippling sanctions against the Islamic Republic in return for Tehran complying with a deal to curb its nuclear ambitions.

  • In a multi-pronged arrangement between two long-time enemies, the United States and Iran agreed on a prisoner swap on the same day their historic nuclear deal was fully implemented, which cleared the way for the lifting of sanctions on Tehran. Jeb Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida, called for new sanctions against Iran and cited an exclusive...

  • VIENNA/ DUBAI, Jan 16- Iran emerged from years of economic isolation on Saturday when the U.N. nuclear watchdog ruled the Islamic Republic had curbed its nuclear programme under a deal with world powers, clearing the way for the lifting of crippling sanctions against Tehran. In another sign of the easing of tensions between the West and Iran, Tehran and Washington...

  • VIENNA/ DUBAI, Jan 16- The United Nations' nuclear watchdog on Saturday confirmed that Iran has curtailed its nuclear program as agreed with world powers, paving the way for the almost immediate lifting of crippling sanctions on the Islamic Republic. Earlier on Saturday, Iran and the United States eased decades of tension with the announcement of a prisoner swap.

  • VIENNA/ DUBAI, Jan 16- Iran and the United States eased decades of tension on Saturday with the announcement of a prisoner deal as world powers prepared to lift crippling sanctions against Tehran in return for the curbing of the Islamic Republic's nuclear program. In an unusual move, President Barack Obama pardoned three Iranian-Americans charged for...

  • DUBAI/ PARIS, Jan 16- Iran plans to buy 114 civil aircraft from European aircraft maker Airbus, the transport minister was quoted as saying on Saturday, ahead of the anticipated lifting of international sanctions on Iran. Airbus said it was not engaging in commercial talks with Iran until sanctions had been lifted. Sanctions were expected to be lifted in the wake...