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  • BERLIN, July 16- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday her government had already boosted investment and that a lack of money was not the problem, rejecting criticism from her SPD challenger on Sunday that she was neglecting the country's infrastructure. "We currently cannot spend the money that we have," Merkel told ARD public broadcaster in an...

  • BERLIN, July 16- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday her government had already boosted investment and that a lack of money was not the problem, rejecting criticism from her SPD challenger on Sunday that she was neglecting the country's infrastructure. "We currently cannot spend the money that we have," Merkel told ARD public broadcaster in an...

  • BERLIN, July 16- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday her government had already boosted investment and that a lack of money was not the problem, rejecting criticism from her SPD challenger on Sunday that she was neglecting the country's infrastructure. "We currently cannot spend the money that we have," Merkel told ARD public broadcaster in an...

  • BERLIN— Chancellor Angela Merkel's challenger in Germany's national election called Sunday for the government to be obliged to invest a set amount in infrastructure such as roads, railways and schools. Schulz said the "debt brake" already enshrined in Germany's constitution to curb borrowing should be complemented by an obligation to invest a certain...

  • BERLIN, July 16- The euro zone needs a joint budget to increase investment and Germany should be prepared to do more in Europe, possibly by increasing its financial contribution to the bloc, SPD leader Martin Schulz said in a strategy paper presented on Sunday. "Germany is a great country. But Germany can do more, "Schulz, whose SPD is the junior party in Germany's...

  • *China pushing NEV market to compete with US, Europe, Japan. HAMBURG/ SHANGHAI, July 14- Global automakers have urged China to delay and soften planned quotas for sales of electric and hybrid cars, saying its proposals will be impossible to meet and would severely disrupt their businesses, according to a letter seen by Reuters. Keen to combat air pollution, China is...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump (R) welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) to the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017.

    His comments are at odds with criticism of the Chinese government after the death of Liu Xiaobo, who had advocated for democracy and human rights in China.

  • PARIS, July 13- France and Germany set out plans to make fighter jets together and tighten euro zone cooperation on Thursday as the European Union's two biggest economies look to life beyond Brexit. It also comes as Britain's decision to leave the European Union changes the balance of interests for a country that is both a key defence industry player and a...

  • PARIS, July 13- France and Germany set out plans to make fighter jets together and tighten euro zone cooperation on Thursday as the European Union's two biggest economies look to life beyond Brexit. It also comes as Britain's decision to leave the European Union changes the balance of interests for a country that is both a key defense industry player and a...

  • *France and Germany to produce roadmap by mid-2018. PARIS, July 13- France and Germany unveiled plans on Thursday to develop a European fighter jet, burying past rivalries as part of a raft of measures to tighten defence and security cooperation. France and Germany aim to come up with a roadmap by mid 2018 for jointly leading development of the new aircraft to...

  • A journalist in London looks at the Intraday Price Chart showing London's FTSE 100 Index

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Thursday morning as traders were comforted by the Federal Reserve’s economic outlook.

  • Brokers at the German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt, Germany.

    European stocks closed higher on Thursday as investors digested new earnings reports and responded to more comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen.

  • FRANKFURT, July 13- The world's four biggest automotive industry associations have written to China's government to demand it change its plans for strict sales quotas for electrically powered vehicles, German weekly magazine WirtschaftsWoche reported, citing the letter. The associations, based in Europe, the United States, Japan and South Korea and...

  • Macron to encourage Germany to be more bullish in investment in Europe

    CNBC's Claire Fournier reports from Paris, France, on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump's upcoming visits to the country.

  • *Germany tightens foreign takeover rules in key sectors. *Europeans unhappy about lack of equal access to China. LONDON/ BERLIN/ FRANKFURT, July 12- Germany has become the first European Union country to tighten its rules on foreign corporate takeovers, following a series of Chinese deals giving access to Western technology and expertise.

  • *Germany tightens foreign takeover rules in key sectors. *Europeans unhappy about lack of equal access to China. LONDON/ BERLIN/ FRANKFURT, July 12- Germany has become the first European Union country to tighten its rules on foreign corporate takeovers following a series of Chinese deals giving access to Western technology and expertise.

  • BERLIN, July 12- Germany has approved rules to make it easier to block the sale of strategically important companies to investors from outside the European Union, prompted by concerns about China acquiring German expertise by that route. The purchase of German robotics maker Kuka by Chinese company Midea last year fuelled concerns that China was gaining...

  • Exterior view of the Siemens Forum, part of the Siemens Headquarters, in Munich, Germany.

    The company said it became an unwitting paw in a scheme to evade sanctions against Russia, The New York Times reports.

  • NEW YORK, July 10- The U.S. dollar climbed to a two-month high against the yen on Monday and global equity markets rallied, lifted by robust economic data from Germany and renewed interest in U.S. technology stocks spurred by an Amazon online sale event. Stocks on Wall Street edged higher as gains in technology outweighed losses in consumer staples and healthcare.

  • NEW YORK, July 10- The U.S. dollar climbed to a two-month high against the yen on Monday and global equity markets rallied, lifted by robust economic data from Germany and renewed interest in U.S. technology stocks spurred by an Amazon Prime online sale event. Amazon rose 2.1 percent to $998.87, and Apple rose 1.16 percent to $145.85. Investors, especially ETF...