Volcano hurts European economy

2010-04-19 08:32 BJT


Europe's aviation sector is arent the only ones feeling the pain brought about by the Icelandic volcano's ash.

Shipping, tourism and and agriculture across the continent are just SOME of the businesses facing another day of disruption.

Retailers' supply chains are also seriously threatened. It's expected that many pharmacies, flower shops and fruit markets could run out of stock by next week.

The cancelation of thousands of flights to Europe could also damage developing countries, because many of them rely on Europe to buy their agricultural exports.

And considering the time-sensitivity to alot of these industries, they can not wait another day.

European travellers to the US found themselves unable to get home for the third day in a row. (AFPTV)
European travellers to the US found themselves unable to get home
for the third day in a row. (AFPTV)


Editor: Zhang Pengfei | Source: CCTV.com