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  • BERLIN, Feb 21- PSA Group's chief executive gave guarantees to Germany's Angela Merkel in a phone call that Opel would remain independent in a merged company with PSA and also gave jobs and investment assurances, the chancellor's spokesman said on Tuesday. "PSA Chief Tavares stressed that both companies would complement each other well," spokesman Steffen...

  • BERLIN— Authorities in southwest Germany are banning older diesel cars from driving in the city of Stuttgart starting next year. The measure was passed Tuesday by Baden-Wuerttemberg's state government, a coalition of the environmentalist Green Party and Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union. Stuttgart is home to German automakers...

  • MADRID— French President Francois Hollande says he and the leaders of Spain, Italy and Germany will meet in early March to lay ground for a summit on the European Union's future after Britain's departure from the bloc. A joint declaration Hollande and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy issued after meeting in Malaga on Monday said they plan to get together...

  • *Germany says no guarantees on Opel jobs, but encouraged. *PSA Group in talks to buy GM's Opel/ Vauxhall brands. BERLIN/ LONDON, Feb 20- Initial talks between the German government and carmakers PSA and General Motors have led to some encouraging signs that jobs at Opel factories will be preserved, though no guarantees have been made yet, a top official said on Monday.

  • *Germany says no guarantees on Opel jobs, but encouraged. *PSA Group in talks to buy GM's Opel/ Vauxhall brands. BERLIN/ LONDON, Feb 20- Initial talks between the German government and carmakers PSA and General Motors have led to some encouraging signs that jobs at Opel factories will be preserved, though no guarantees have been made yet, a top official said on Monday.

  • BERLIN— The German government is appealing a court order requiring it to provide information about any background briefings that Chancellor Angela Merkel has with journalists. A Berlin court ruled in favor of a newspaper reporter who had demanded details about the time, place, participants and topics of Merkel's off-the-record chats, though not the precise...

  • BERLIN/ ATHENS, Feb 20- Greece may need far less in bailout loans from international lenders because its finance are improving better than expected, the head the euro zone bailout fund was quoted on Monday as saying. Klaus Regling, the fund's managing director, told German newspaper Bild that at the end of Greece's money-for-reforms package in August 2018, the ESM...

  • BERLIN, Feb 20- Initial talks between the German government and carmakers PSA and General Motors have led to some encouraging signals that jobs at Opel factories will be preserved, but no guarantees have been made yet, a top official said on Monday. GM and PSA so far have not given binding guarantees to preserve German jobs and factories at Opel, Deputy Economy...

  • BERLIN— Germany's economy minister plans to discuss the future of General Motors' Opel subsidiary during a visit to Paris on Thursday. A spokesman for Brigitte Zypries said Monday the issue of a possible takeover by France's PSA Group would play a "big role" in talks with her French counterpart. The German government was caught off guard last week by news about a...

  • BERLIN, Feb 20- Chancellor Angela Merkel is constantly being updated about the progress in talks between the German government and management of Peugeot and General Motors about the planned sale of Opel, a government spokesman said on Monday. An economy ministry spokesman denied to comment on a media report that Peugeot had pledged to the government to...

  • Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) party has moved ahead of Chancellor Merkel's Christian Democrats party, according to an opinion poll by Emnid institute. CNBC’s Annette Weisbach has more.

  • BERLIN, Feb 20- Greece will need less in emergency loans from international lenders than originally agreed in its third bailout programme due to a better-than-expected budgetary developments, the head of the euro zone bailout fund was reported on Monday as saying. Bavarian Finance Minister Markus Soeder called for a tougher stance in negotiations with...

  • People may not sign up to Martin Schul'z left coalition for Germ election

    CNBC's Annette Weisbach discusses what the latest polling reveals about this September's German election.

  • *Asia shares ex- Japan up 0.1 pct, Nikkei down 0.2 pct. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.1 percent and back toward a 19- month peak set last week. Shanghai stocks added 0.6 percent and expectations of solid economic growth in China kept commodities such as copper and iron ore well bid.

  • *Asia shares ex- Japan dip 0.1 pct, Nikkei down 0.5 pct. SYDNEY, Feb 20- Asian share markets got off to a subdued start on Monday as political uncertainty kept the mood cautious, while the U.S. dollar softened a touch ahead of a busy week for Federal Reserve speakers. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eased 0.1 percent to inch away from a 19-...

  • Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble (CDU) arrives for the weekly German federal Cabinet meeting on February 1, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble denied that he had said Greece would have to leave the euro zone.

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 19- PSA Group has pledged to the German government to continue operating all four of Opel's German production sites as part of the French carmaker's planned takeover of General Motors' European arm, German Sunday paper Bild am Sonntag reported. Government sources told Reuters that PSA had signaled it was open to German demands to preserve sites,...

  • PARIS/ LONDON, Feb 18- The chief executive of Peugeot manufacturer PSA Group will meet British Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss his firm's planned acquisition of General Motors' Opel and Vauxhall operations, a government spokesman said on Saturday. Both Britain and Germany fear PSA will cut jobs if the takeover goes ahead, and British politicians are...

  • Vice President Mike Pence declared that the US would "hold Russia accountable" and maintain steadfast support for NATO.

  • PARIS/ LONDON, Feb 18- The chief executive of Peugeot manufacturer PSA Group will meet British Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss his firm's planned acquisition of General Motors' Opel and Vauxhall operations, a government spokesman said on Saturday. Both Britain and Germany fear PSA will cut jobs if the takeover goes ahead, and British politicians are...