New Year's Day

Investor jitters fuel mini sell-off at Greek bourse

Concerns about the increasing political risk of repeat elections and regarding the assessment that the country’s creditors are set to start on Tuesday sparked another sell-off on Monday at the Athens bourse, which was only contained toward the end of the session after the benchmark flirted with a new year-low below the 1,050-point mark.

Picnic time in Ottoman Istanbul

The spring and summer months were warm most years in Ottoman Istanbul, a city far greener than it is today but lacking in many of the ways modern people amuse themselves. Picnics were more popular back then than they are today, as soon as people were sure that spring had arrived, usually on 22 March, which marked the beginning of the New Year.

Banks surge but bourse sinks lower

A rebound in bank shares failed to avert a further slide for the Athens stock market’s general index on Thursday in a session described as an exciting slogging match between buyers and sellers.

The banks index gained 4.17 percent to 144 points, led by Piraeus (7.94 percent) and buttressed by National Bank (3.14 percent), Eurobank (3.62 percent) and Alpha (2.09 percent).

Zemun-Borca bridge connected, to be opened in December

BELGRADE - The construction of a bridge over the Danube between Belgrade’s neighborhoods of Zemun and Borca has been connected and the bridge should be opened by the New Year, Serbia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic said Wednesday.

Bulgarian Tourists Prefer Serbia's Belgrade for City Breaks

More and more Bulgarian tourists choose the Serbian capital Belgrade for short holidays or the so-called city breaks.

For the first five months of 2014 the number of Bulgarians, who have traveled to the Serbian capital, increased by 60 percent on an annual basis, said Miodrag Popovic, Director of the Tourist Organization of Belgrade, as quoted by Dnevnik.

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