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European Union grows at fastest pace for 10 years

European Union grows at fastest pace for 10 years

Business
The European Union economy grew at its fastest pace in a decade last year, figures from the EU statistics office Eurostat have confirmed.The 28-strong EU expanded by 2.5% in 2017, its strongest performance since 2007, when it grew by 2.7%.In the final three months both the EU and the 19-nation eurozone grew by 0.6% compared with the previous quarter.That was mirrored by growth in the EU's biggest economy, Germany, which grew by 0.6% in the final quarter of 2017.France also expanded by 0.6%, while Spanish growth was a notch stronger at 0.7%.Overall in 2017, the eurozone grew by 2.5%, Eurostat said, the fastest growth rate since a 3% rise in 2007.These latest figures confirm the flash estimates published by Eurostat at the end of January, which were based on more limited data. Investec eco...

AMC Entertainment May Hit Up European Investors for Cash

Finance
AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC) stock is down a stunning 67% over the past year. The movie theater industry has not only had to deal with an underwhelming box office but also long-term concerns over the rise of streaming video and the potential for a shortened first-run movie window .AMC's fall has been even more severe than that of other large theater chains, however, due to its high level of debt. As of the end of the recent quarter, AMC had a whopping $ 4.3 billion in debt. Including capital leases, the number is almost $ 5 billion. That's very high, considering AMC has a market capitalization of just $ 1.5 billion. That debt load was due to AMC buying three other theater chains over the past year -- Carmike Cinemas, Odeon (in the U.K,  Germany, Austria...
European Football Show Podcast on talkSPORT 2, November 23 2017

European Football Show Podcast on talkSPORT 2, November 23 2017

Sports
European Football Show Podcast on talkSPORT 2, November 23 2017Friday, November 24, 2017Andy Brassell and Paolo Bandini round up the week’s football stories from across Europe and round up the Champions League and Europa League action.Plus they look ahead to the big matches around the continent this weekend including the top of the table clash between Valencia and Barcelona in Spain and the Revierderby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke.Let's block ads! (Why?)
European Stocks Edge Lower as Rising UK Inflation Raises Prospects of Rate Hike in Britain

European Stocks Edge Lower as Rising UK Inflation Raises Prospects of Rate Hike in Britain

Finance
Shutterstock photoEuropean equity benchmarks were struggling for direction on Tuesday morning after a jump in the UK's inflation rate prompted speculation that the Bank of England may raise interest rates at its next meeting in November and as car-manufacturers shifted into reverse.Britain's consumer price index ( CPI ) posted annual growth of 3% in September, up from 2.9% in August, according to data published by the Office for National Statistics. The increase in consumer prices is broadly expected to influence discussions at the Bank of England ahead of of its next monetary policy decision. Rising inflation, which has been a key theme since Britain's surprise referendum decision to leave the European Union (EU) last June, is generally expected to heighten the probability of a rate hike...