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  • KAMENZ, Germany, May 22- Germany and its auto industry must invest heavily to ensure it is not left behind by the shift to electric cars, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday as she laid a foundation stone for a new battery factory for Daimler unit Accumotive. While Germany's automakers are ramping up production of electric cars, most batteries they use are made...

  • KAMENZ, Germany, May 22- Germany and its auto industry must invest heavily to ensure it is not left behind by the shift to electric cars, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday as she laid a foundation stone for a new battery factory for Daimler unit Accumotive. While Germany's automakers are ramping up production of electric cars, most batteries they use are made...

  • KAMENZ, Germany, May 22- Germany and its auto industry must invest heavily to ensure it is not left behind by the shift to electric cars, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday as she laid a foundation stone for a new battery factory for Daimler unit Accumotive. While Germany's automakers are ramping up production of electric cars, most batteries they use are made...

  • LONDON, May 22- The euro hit a more than six-month high against the dollar on Monday after Germany's Angela Merkel prefaced a summit of G7 leaders later this week by saying a "too weak" currency was behind her country's massive trade surplus. Speaking to students at a secondary school in Berlin, Merkel said that Germany's huge export earnings were propelled by two...

  • LONDON, May 22- The euro hit a more than six-month high against the dollar on Monday after Germany's Angela Merkel prefaced a summit of G7 leaders later this week by saying a "too weak" currency was behind her country's massive trade surplus. Speaking to students at a secondary school in Berlin, Merkel said that Germany's huge export earnings were propelled by two...

  • LONDON, May 22- The euro hit a more than six-month high against the dollar on Monday after Germany's Angela Merkel prefaced a summit of G7 leaders later this week by saying a "too weak" currency was behind her country's massive trade surplus. Speaking to students at a secondary school in Berlin, Merkel said that Germany's huge export earnings were propelled by two...

  • LONDON, May 22- The euro hit a more than six-month high against the dollar on Monday after Germany's Angela Merkel prefaced a summit of G7 leaders later this week by saying a "too weak" currency was behind her country's massive trade surplus. Speaking to students at a secondary school in Berlin, Merkel said that Germany's huge export earnings were propelled by two...

  • *Oil top $54 per barrel on OPEC hopes. LONDON, May 22- The euro surged to a six-month high on Monday after Angela Merkel said it was "too weak" for Germany, though rumblings in Spain, Britain and Brussels reminded investors that Europe still has plenty of uncertainties to deal with. A one-month high for oil on hopes of OPEC output curbs had helped give Asian shares their...

  • BERLIN, May 22- The euro is "too weak" due to the European Central Bank's monetary policy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday, pointing out that this helped explain Germany's relatively high trade surplus. Turning to France, Merkel said the German government must help new French President Emmanuel Macron to succeed, saying she hoped Macron manages to...

  • LONDON, May 22- The euro surged in morning trade in Europe on Monday after German leader Angela Merkel pointed to a weak euro and extremely loose monetary policy as causes of Germany's large trade surplus. The comments played into market speculation that German officials at the European Central Bank may push hard for a tightening of its monetary policy...

  • PARIS— Tensions are mounting between French far-right leader Marine Le Pen and her National Front party's No. 2 figure over whether the party should abandon its push to quit the shared euro currency. Le Pen, who lost France's presidential runoff earlier this month to Emmanuel Macron, acknowledged Monday that leaving the euro worries many French.

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  • BERLIN, May 20- Chancellor Angela Merkel's Social Democrat rival said on Saturday he would model his campaign for the Sept. 24 federal election on that of Emmanuel Macron, an outsider who was voted in as French President two weeks ago. We need a strong impulse for Europe that also stirs up a new enthusiasm for Europe, "he told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung...

  • President Donald Trump has sharply attacked NAFTA for months, and on Thursday his government triggered the process to start overhauling the deal that binds the United States, Canada and Mexico, potentially ushering in formal talks by mid-August. "In our view NAFTA is an agreement that doesn't just serve Canada and Mexico, but also the United States," he said at a...

  • BERLIN— German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union will need mechanisms to deal with new rules in post-Brexit Britain that might distort competition. Merkel told a conference of family-owned companies Friday that there will be a "price" for Britain's departure from the EU if it doesn't accept free movement of EU citizens— "we will have to see how we...

  • FRANKFURT, May 19- Germany could make it easier to hire and fire senior bankers in what would be a rare exception to its strict labour rules, an ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel said, as Frankfurt seeks to attract finance groups from London after Brexit. "I have discussed this with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, and she is supportive, as is the finance ministry,"...

  • BERLIN, May 17- Everything from just-in-time auto supply chains to the free movement of workers and even their pet cats and dogs will be thrown into question by Britain's exit from the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. She told a G20 trade union event in Berlin on Wednesday that, while Britain would be free to change rules to its own advantage...

  • ATHENS, May 17- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday he was optimistic of a positive outcome when euro zone finance ministers meet in Brussels on Monday to discuss the progress of Greece's bailout and the disbursement of new loans. Athens needs the funds to repay 7.5 billion euros of debt maturing in July. Tsipras has urged Greece's...

  • BERLIN, May 17- Everything from just-in-time supply chains in the auto industry to the free movement of workers and even their pet cats and dogs will be thrown into question by negotiations on Britain's exit from the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. Speaking at a G20 trade union event on Wednesday, Merkel said that, while Britain would be free...

  • *Tumult in White House dents Fed rate hike bets. LONDON, May 17- The gap between U.S. and German government borrowing costs reached its narrowest in more than six months on Wednesday as a tumultuous week at the White House contrasted with a sense of improved political stability in Europe. Reports this week that Trump may have tried to interfere with a federal...