Euro-area exports increased for a third month in March as the currency bloc’s four largest economies all shipped more goods, adding to signs the region is beginning to emerge from a record-long recession.
The euro-area economy shrank more than economists forecast in the three months through March, extending a recession to a record sixth quarter and increasing pressure on the currency bloc’s leaders to spur growth.
Bulgaria’s Socialist Party, which placed second in May 12 early elections, has an opportunity to return to power after four years as the winning Gerb party struggles to find allies willing to join the next government.
Britain’s budget deficit narrowed more than economists forecast in March as capital spending fell, providing a boost for Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne as he faces new questions over his economic management.
The wife of former Guinea President Lansana Conte is helping the U.S. investigate whether a company controlled by billionaire Beny Steinmetz paid bribes to win an iron-ore deposit, a person with knowledge of the probe said.