Greece exits its bail-out programme, but its marathon has further to go

“NO ONE buys furniture in a crisis,” laments Konstantinos Vourvoulakis. He and his father used to sell handmade furniture, but as customers became strapped for cash, they shut up shop in 2014. A chatty man with a sunny disposition, he started driving a taxi instead, ferrying tourists around Athens and offering travel tips. But he […]

Foreign Influence? Europe Tilts Even Further Into SUV Mania; Diesel Popularity Plummets

The continent that spawned microscopic postwar bubble cars and made the “city car” segment a thing is moving ever further away from its automotive past. European buyers, perhaps influenced by their American counterparts, are beginning to realize they truly can have it all, adjusting their buying habits accordingly. Of course, by “all,” we mean all […]

FCC filings give further credence to new $400 Surface reports

The Surface 3’s non-LTE version. (credit: Peter Bright) Earlier this year, there were reports that Microsoft plans to make a new attempt at producing a low-price Surface tablet. Some new FCC filings spotted by WinFuture suggest that this tablet does indeed exist and that Microsoft has sought the necessary regulatory approval to bring it to […]

Navy backs ‘omniphobic’ coatings to help ships travel further

Researchers have already explored the idea of using water-repellent ship coatings that let ships travel faster and further. The US Navy, however, is taking things a step further. It’s backing University of Michigan work on an “omniphobic” coating that shrugs off virtually any liquid (it’ll even fend off peanut butter) while lasting for a long […]

China could be on the verge of stoking its financial fire even further

REUTERS/China Daily Recent Chinese economic data has undershot expectations, leading to speculation that China’s central bank may take steps to support activity levels. RBC Capital Markets thinks the bank is likely to cut a critical ratio for Chinese lenders, which would be a loosening of monetary policy. In a working paper released on Tuesday, the […]

Trump raises stakes in trade war with China, targets further $200bn-worth of imports with tariff

US President Donald Trump is looking to impose a 10 percent tariff on another $ 200 billion-worth of Chinese goods, after Beijing imposed reciprocal tariffs on US imports, as part of an expanding trade war with Washington. In a statement released by the White House on Monday, Trump cited Beijing’s decision to respond to US […]

Airlines Further Extend Waivers Amid Kilauea Volcanic Eruption

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The Trump administration is pushing the US further away from Europe and key allies in its response to the Gaza crisis

Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters The Trump administration’s response to the violence in Gaza this week once again places it at odds with Europe and key US allies. The UK, France, and Germany have responded more forcefully to the violence than the US and have expressed concern about Israel’s response to the demonstrations against the new US embassy […]

Qatar Airways May Loan Planes to British Airways, Announces Further Global Expansion

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