Greek debt relief at the Eurogroup

The Wit and Will Of Men

Nick Malkoutzis via Macropolis | The stock phrases came thick and fast after Monday’s Eurogroup. “Great progress,” “very close” and “an agreement in a few weeks” were a few of the perennial quotes trotted out again by officials following a failed attempt to settle differences over Greek debt relief.

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Tubacex's record orders

Tubacex’s Order Book Reaches Record Levels

Tubacex has clocked up an order book worth 700 million euros in high tech tubular solutions for the gas and oil extraction, petrochemical and energy generation sectors. This figure is a record for the company.  A contract in Iran represents about two-thirds of the existing premium product backlog or 560 million euros.


China-US trade deal

China Emerges As Winner in Trade Agreement With U.S

Barry Eichengreen via Caixin | The trade deal announced recently by U.S. and China is not easy to evaluate, involving as it did everything from beef and poultry to liquefied natural gas. Washington and Beijing hailed it as an important breakthrough, but skeptical commentators dismissed it as little more than a repackaging of existing commitments.

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Pedro Sánchez victory

Pedro Sánchez 2.0

It was the result Spain’s Socialist bigwigs had feared: a resounding victory for Pedro Sánchez in their party’s primary on Sunday, beating Andalusia premier Susana Díaz and former Basque premier Patxi López, to become leader for a second time.

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