The German carmaker said the cost of provisions to cover the emissions scandal had risen to 16.2 billion euros.
Software group Dassault Systemes proposed a 9 percent increase in its annual dividend for 2015 on Thursday and reaffirmed its 2016 financial targets.
A China official praised Yellen's clear communication and cautious approach, adding the mainland hopes Fed policy will boost its own economy.
The bank fund set up by Italian financial institutions to help weaker lenders is a "private sector initiative", Italy's finance minister said.
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