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  • *Global Risks report comes ahead of Jan. 17-20 Davos forum. LONDON, Jan 11- Divided societies, rising populism and fears for the world's climate top the list of risks facing politicians, central bankers and business leaders gathering in Davos next week. "Davos Man"- those who meet each year at the World Economic Forum- faces further threats in 2017 too, with elections in...

  • BEIJING, Jan 10- China's President Xi Jinping will seek to promote "inclusive globalisation" in his keynote speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, later this month, China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday. President-elect Donald Trump, whose tough talk on trade, including promises of tariffs against China and Mexico, helped win him the White...

  • BEIJING, Jan 10- China's President Xi Jinping will seek to promote "inclusive globalization" in his keynote speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, later this month, China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday. President-elect Donald Trump, whose tough talk on trade, including promises of tariffs against China and Mexico, helped win him the White...

  • BERLIN, Jan 10- The euro may not exist in 10 years' time if Paris and Berlin fail to bolster the single currency union, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday, adding the current system benefited Germany at the expense of weaker member states. France must implement labour market reforms and revamp its education system to revive growth,...

  • BERLIN, Jan 10- The euro may not exist in 10 years' time if Paris and Berlin fail to bolster the single currency union, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday, adding the current system benefited Germany at the expense of weaker member states. France must implement labor market reforms and revamp its education system to revive growth, while...

  • *Berlin reviews powers to block foreign takeovers. *China also scrutinising outbound investment projects. BERLIN/ FRANKFURT, Jan 9- Germany is reviewing its powers to block foreign acquisitions after a spate of Chinese takeovers, but the government's commitment to free trade beats its concerns about haemorrhaging strategic technologies and will limit any...

  • BERLIN— German Chancellor Angela Merkel is warning Britain anew that its access to the European Union's single market would be limited if it restricts the immigration of EU nationals. British Prime Minister Theresa May has indicated a desire to prioritize immigration curbs in her country's divorce from the EU. Merkel stressed Monday that the EU wants to...

  • *Berlin reviews powers to block foreign takeovers. *China also scrutinizing outbound investment projects. BERLIN/ FRANKFURT, Jan 9- Germany is reviewing its powers to block foreign acquisitions after a spate of Chinese takeovers, but the government's commitment to free trade beats its concerns about hemorrhaging strategic technologies and will limit any...

  • BERLIN, Jan 9- The election of Donald Trump as U.S. president will not lead to a major shift in financial regulation in the group of 20 leading economies, but it will probably bring some changes for banks, Germany's BdB banking association said on Monday. "I personally don't expect the G20 to change its entire course on financial regulation due to Trump, but there...

  • *In the past, Germany has defended ECB independence. BERLIN, Jan 6- The European Central Bank's expansive monetary policy has numerous side-effects and a "prudent start to the exit" of the stimulus is therefore desirable, Germany's deputy finance minister told Reuters on Friday. Jens Spahn, who is a senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats,...

  • BERLIN, Jan 6- The European Central Bank's expansive monetary policy has numerous side-effects and a "prudent start to the exit" of the stimulus is therefore desirable, Germany's deputy finance minister told Reuters on Friday. Jens Spahn, who is a senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats, said the recent pick-up in consumer prices was not...

  • *German inflation hits highest level since July 2013. BERLIN, Jan 3- German inflation jumped to within a whisker of the European Central Bank target in December, hitting the highest level in more than three years and providing the euro zone bank with evidence its loose monetary policy is working. The reading, close to the ECB's inflation target of at or just below 2...

  • BERLIN, Jan 2- German Chancellor Angela Merkel is steering clear of the World Economic Forum in Davos, a meeting expected to be dominated by debate over the looming presidency of Donald Trump and rising public anger with elites and globalisation. This year's conference runs from Jan. 17-20 under the banner "Responsive and Responsible Leadership".

  • Further investigation has shown that the arrested person was not a wanted contact of Anis Amri, an official said.

  • A man holds a German flag as migrants and refugees protest for the opening of borders near the Greek village of Idomeni, where thousands are stranded on March 7, 2016.

    Controversy continues to swirl around migration in Germany.

  • BERLIN, Dec 28- Nearly 55,000 migrants who were not eligible for or were likely to be denied asylum left Germany voluntarily in 2016, up by 20,000 from the number who left of their own volition in 2015, the government said on Wednesday. A Finance Ministry spokesman said the government would boost funding slightly to 150 million euros in 2017 to support efforts to...

  • BERLIN, Dec 28- Around 55,000 migrants who were not eligible for or were refused asylum left Germany voluntarily between January and November 2016, up by 20,000 from the total number who left voluntarily in 2015, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. Most returned to Albania, Serbia, Iraq, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iran, the newspaper said. Most were from Afghanistan,...

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a news conference in Berlin, Germany, December 20, 2016, one day after a truck ploughed into a crowded Christmas market in the German capital.

    While they may not bring policy change, populist movements could stir up Europe's leadership and economy, Ian Bremmer says.

  • The leaders of the German Industry Association, the Chambers of Commerce and the Employers' Association all expressed fears about uncertainties, especially with elections in Germany and France due in 2017, and protectionist trends in some countries. Britain's referendum decision to leave the European Union and Donald Trump's victory in the U.S....

  • Candles, flowers and individual messages are placed at a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Christmas market attack near the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedaechtniskirche (Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church) in Berlin on December 24, 2016.

    Amri's nephew was among the three men and had been in touch by social media messaging with Amri, authorities said.