UK Inflation Hits 2.5-Year Low Amid Declining Prices in Food Staples

In the United Kingdom, inflation reached its lowest level in 2.5 years last month, driven by decreases in the prices of meat, biscuits, and other essentials. According to data from the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS), British consumers faced a 3.2 percent increase in prices for goods and services in March compared to the […]

Just Eat Takeaway Reports Decline in Orders Despite Growth in Specific Regions

Just Eat Takeaway, the prominent entity encompassing Thuisbezorgd.nl, faced a nuanced landscape in its first-quarter performance, marked by a dip in overall order volumes compared to the preceding year. With a decrease of 6 percent, totaling over 214 million orders, the company navigated through shifting consumer behaviors and market dynamics. Across different geographical regions, the […]

ASML Faces Lower Than Expected Orders in Q1 Amid Chip Industry Downturn

ASML, a chip manufacturing company based in Veldhoven, faced a setback in the first quarter as it received fewer new orders than anticipated. The company attributes this to a downturn in the chip industry and forecasts a potential recovery next year. CEO Peter Wennink commented, “We are currently navigating through a transitional year. Our outlook […]

European Gas Prices Surge Amid Middle East Tensions

The European gas price continued its ascent on Tuesday, fueled by unrest in the Middle East. Last week, oil prices surged due to the looming threat of an Iranian retaliatory strike against Israel. The price on the gas market rose nearly 3 percent on Tuesday morning to 32 euros per megawatt-hour, marking the highest level […]

Chinese Economy Shows Stronger-Than-Expected Growth in First Quarter of 2024

The Chinese economy experienced a stronger growth than anticipated in the first three months of 2024, bringing relief to the nation grappling with a real estate crisis, escalating debts of local governments, and sluggish consumer spending. According to the Chinese National Bureau of Statistics, the Chinese economy expanded by 5.3 percent year-on-year in the first […]

Samsung Regains Top Spot in Smartphone Market

Apple failed to surpass Samsung as the largest smartphone brand in the first three months of 2024, according to figures from market researcher IDC. After years of a close race, Apple managed to surpass Samsung as the largest smartphone brand last year. The American manufacturer delivered slightly more smartphones than its South Korean competitor in […]

Impact of Iran’s Response on Israeli Economy

Iran’s Response action on Sunday led to a minor loss on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. The Israeli economy has been significantly affected by the turmoil in the Middle East and the ongoing conflict with Hamas. The primary index, TA-35, tracking the 35 largest companies on the Tel Aviv stock market, was slightly lower on […]

German Automakers Oppose Potential European Import Tariffs on Electric Cars from China

The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) is pushing back against potential European import tariffs on electric cars from China, fearing the repercussions of sparking a trade war with the Asian nation. VDA President Hildegard Müller expressed concerns in an interview with Die Welt, emphasizing that additional tariffs may not resolve issues for the […]

US and UK Impose New Trade Sanctions on Russian Metal Exports

In a bid to tighten the economic noose around Russia amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, the United States and the United Kingdom have introduced stringent measures targeting Russian metal exports. Effective immediately, significant restrictions have been placed on the trading of aluminum, copper, and nickel produced in Russia, impacting the operations of the world’s […]

Lufthansa Cabin Crew Secure New Collective Agreement with Significant Pay Increase

After months of negotiations, approximately nineteen thousand cabin crew members of Lufthansa have secured a new collective bargaining agreement. They will receive a 16.5% wage increase along with a one-time payment of €3,000. The employees went on strike last month, leading to the cancellation of hundreds of flights and leaving thousands of passengers stranded. “We […]