Germans banned from using nitrate fertilizers

Germans banned from using nitrate fertilizers

Farmers in Germany’s most populous state must severely rein in their use of certain fertilizing techniques under a new set of restrictions apparently aimed at making the industry more “green.” As of Thursday, farmers in North Rhine-Westphalia are required to use...
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Some European industries are shutting down as a result of the ongoing energy crisis

Some European industries are shutting down as a result of the ongoing energy crisis

European industries including ferroalloys, fertilizer plants and specialty chemicals are shutting down as a result of the ongoing energy crisis. Certain industries may not come back, even if the energy crisis eases. An increasingly tight regulatory environment...
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ECB Will Buy Italian, Greek Bonds Using Proceeds From German, French Bonds To Avoid Crash

ECB Will Buy Italian, Greek Bonds Using Proceeds From German, French Bonds To Avoid Crash

Not that long ago analysts and media joked that the ECB’s cunning “market fragmentation” plan – which became critical after Italian bonds crashed when markets realized that QT is not, in fact, QE and without the ECB backstopping worthle...
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ECB Emergency Meeting Creates Emergency

ECB Emergency Meeting Creates Emergency

Were it not for the ECB calling an emergency meeting last Thursday, most market participants would not have realized there was an emergency in the bond market. Apparently, the sharp rise in yields on Italian bonds after the ECB stopped buying...
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European Bond Market Disappears As ECB Takes Over

European Bond Market Disappears As ECB Takes Over

Back in 2015 alter media published an article titled “The IMF Just Confirmed The Nightmare Scenario For Central Banks Is Now In Play” which referenced an IMF research report which found that in a few years time, pervasive QE would...
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Sinking Lufthansa agrees to $10 Billion state rescue package

Sinking Lufthansa agrees to $10 Billion state rescue package

After weeks of “intensive negotiations” between Berlin and Germany’s flagship carrier Lufthansa, an agreement has been reached on €9 billion state bailout aid. As part of the deal, the government will take a 20 percent stake in Lufthansa, as well as.....
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FCA posts $1.9 Billion loss in Q1

FCA posts $1.9 Billion loss in Q1

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles lost $1.9 billion (1.7 billion euros) in the first three months of 2020 as the Italian-American automaker felt the initial financial sting of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the loss, the company said it had revenues of $22 billi...
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Lufthansa to Cut 95% of Flights

Lufthansa to Cut 95% of Flights

Lufthansa to cut 95% of the fleet in survival mode. Three of the world’s leading airlines laid bare the devastation the epidemic is inflicting on air travel, with Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Delta Air Lines Inc. parking a total of 1,500...
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French Car Market Hammered 18%, Global Auto Industry In Meltdown

French Car Market Hammered 18%, Global Auto Industry In Meltdown

While China may have led the charge in dragging the global automotive industry deeper into recession than it already was pre-coronavirus, equally ugly numbers are starting to pop up in other parts of the world. For instance, the French car...
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Sweden Starts Testing of World’s First Blockchain-Based National Cryptocurrency

Sweden Starts Testing of World’s First Blockchain-Based National Cryptocurrency

Stockholm’s move comes amid growing concerns among governments, central banks and even intelligence agencies that cryptocurrencies could pose a major threat to traditional global financial structures and institutions backed by the dollar. Sweden’s Riksbank...
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EU Auto Registrations Plunge Into Abyss

EU Auto Registrations Plunge Into Abyss

For months we have been commenting about how the global auto market is mired in recession. Most recently, we have been highlighting how China, one of the world’s largest economies and auto markets, has been exacerbating things with terrible sales numb...
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Airbus steamrolled Boeing with record jet deliveries

Airbus steamrolled Boeing with record jet deliveries

Boeing’s European rival Airbus wants to break its own record and bring aircraft deliveries to a new all-time high in 2020, as the American planemaker continues to struggle with the aftermath of the 737 MAX crisis. Airbus’s clients received a...
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Billionaire Lawrence Stroll Rescues Iconic Aston Martin With $657M Bailout

Billionaire Lawrence Stroll Rescues Iconic Aston Martin With $657M Bailout

Confirmed by a London Stock Exchange filing on Friday morning, a group of investors led by Canadian billionaire, fashion tycoon, and Racing Point Formula 1 team owner Lawrence Stroll just took a 16.7% stake in Aston Martin for the British equivalent of...
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Trump Threatens to Slap 25% Tariffs on European Cars if No US-EU Trade Deal

Trump Threatens to Slap 25% Tariffs on European Cars if No US-EU Trade Deal

The Trump administration has long accused the EU of too much positive trade balance surplus and has clashed with its trans-Atlantic allies over state subsidies to manufacturers and taxes on US tech companies. Donald Trump on Wednesday renewed his threat...
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PSA Group’s sales slump 10% in 2019

PSA Group’s sales slump 10% in 2019

French carmaker PSA Group (Peugeot Citroen Opel) said on Thursday global sales fell 10% last year to 3.49 million units, compared with a record 3.88 million in 2018, as it suffered from declining volumes in China, the Middle East and...
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