Barcelona News

Digital currency proposed for Barcelona

New Barcelona currency to help local trade. Barcelona city council is pushing ahead with its controversial plan to launch its own digital currency in the first half of next year, according to repor...
Jersey News

Jersey to seek more money for finance industry

Jersey Finance is to ask for £5 million in the budget to spend over the next three years to research and to promote the island’s finance industry abroad. Jersey Finance, the promotional...
Amsterdam News

Amsterdam’s Grachtenfestival celebrates 15 years

Amsterdam’s Grachtenfestival of classical music is in full swing throughout the city. The main concert takes place on 18 August close to the Pulitzer Hotel, with floats on the Prinsengracht cana...
Dublin News

Rovio considers moving base to Dublin

Rovio, the Finnish company behind the successful Angry Birds mobile phone game is considering moving its headquarters to Ireland, according to its chief executive Mikael Hed. He said that if the co...
Jersey News

HSBC reorganises in Jersey

HSBC Private Bank Ltd has announced that it is closing its offices in Jersey and amalgamating them with those in Guernsey. HSBC Private Bank Ltd, which is part of HSBC Holdings (formed out of the H...
Barcelona News

Barcelona readies for bankers’ meeting

Spain has restored border checks on people entering from Schengen area countries at airports in the northeast and along the border with France in an attempt to discourage protesters targeting the Euro...
Jersey News

Jersey issues special

Jersey is to release a special
Jersey News

Channel Islands lose sales tax exemption case

The Channel Islands have lost their appeal against a UK decision to block a sales
Paris News

Francs for euros

There is still time
Madrid News

Unemployment in Spain hits 16-year high

Unemployment in Spain was 4 per cent up in January on the previous month. The number of people out of work has now reached nearly 4.6 million according to the figures from the ministry of employment a...
Brussels News

Chinese choose Brussels

A number of big Chinese companies have opted to make Brussels their European base. Although they have not yet been named the regional minister for employment has confirmed that 14 companies, all of...
Jersey News

Jersey's fullfilment industry under threat

More than 1,000 jobs in Jersey hang in the balance: Ministers have informed the fulfilment industry that its days might be numbered. A new attempt to close the VAT loophole that allows Jersey to sh...
Copenhagen News


Copenhagen has dropped to 17th place in the annual Mercer Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2011, which compares costs for expatriates in 214 cities around the world. Copenhagen drops down from 10th pla...
Berlin News


The best standard of living in all Germany
Vienna News


The number of unemployed has risen again sharply in Vienna, despite figures for Austria as a whole remaining steady. Figures released for August from the Federal Labour Market Service (AMS) show a 6.9...
Jersey News

Jersey's economy shrinks

Jersey's economy shrank by five per cent last year and was worth less than at any point since the island's statistical unit started compiling records 13 years ago. The decline was largely driven by an...
Jersey News

Retail figures in Jersey, Channel Islands declining

Jersey could be at the start of a
Dublin News

Dublin welcomes Twitter

Social networking company Twitter is to open an international office in Dublin, the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) announced on 26 September. Appropriately, the state agency broke the news wit...
Jersey News

Jersey gets approval from EU on tax regime

Jersey's controversial business tax system is no longer harmful, a key group of European officials have concluded. The news is likely to put to rest fears that Jersey could have to scrap the tax stru...