Europe

The FINANCIAL -- The referendum on whether Scotland should leave the United Kingdom appears to be a lot closer than many observers had expected. That, and the fact that the Sept. 18 vote is taking place in a context free of war, chaos or political violence, makes it stand out from most of the three dozen or so other officially sanctioned independence referendums in the post-World War II ...

The FINANCIAL -- Brussels - The commission's report highlighted a sharp increase in the number of detained articles that would be potentially dangerous to the health and safety of consumers. They ...

The FINANCIAL -- Consumer confidence in Europe increased in 72 percent of markets measured in the second quarter, with only six of 32 markets reporting declines. Denmark (106), Belgium (80), Romania ...

The FINANCIAL -- The slow economic recovery in Europe hasn’t delivered as much positivity as consumers had expected, keeping optimism in short supply. Consumers remain cautious, and the economic ...

The FINANCIAL -- The EBRD has cut its 2014 economic forecasts for south-eastern Europe as a result of major flood damage in the region and stresses in the Bulgarian banking sector, according to ...

The FINANCIAL -- Turkey's progress towards economic rebalancing may become more challenging for the remainder of 2014, despite the success of policy adjustments made earlier in the year, says Fitch ...

The FINANCIAL -- Leading City figures gathered for the twelfth annual Lloyd’s City Dinner, hosted by Chairman John Nelson and featuring guest speaker Sir Michael Rake, President of The ...