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  • DHAKA/ MUMBAI, July 3- Some leaders of Bangladesh's $26 billion garment industry expect Western fashion retailers to review their ties with the world's second-largest garment exporter after 18 foreigners were killed in an attack on a Dhaka restaurant. Bangladesh, one of the world's poorest countries, relies on garments for around 80 percent of its exports and...

  • DHAKA/ MUMBAI, July 2- Some leaders of Bangladesh's $26 billion garment industry expect Western fashion retailers to review their ties with the world's second-largest garment exporter after Islamist militants killed at least 17 foreigners in an attack on a Dhaka restaurant. Bangladesh, one of the world's poorest countries, relies on garments for around 80...

  • DHAKA/ MUMBAI, July 2- Some leaders of Bangladesh's $26 billion garment industry expect Western fashion retailers to review their ties with the world's second-largest garment exporter after Islamist militants killed 20 foreigners in an attack on a Dhaka restaurant. Bangladesh, one of the world's poorest countries, relies on garments for around 80 percent of...

  • DHAKA/ MUMBAI, July 2- Some leaders of Bangladesh's $26 billion garment industry expect Western fashion retailers to review their ties with the world's second-largest garment exporter after Islamist militants killed more than a dozen foreigners in an attack on a Dhaka restaurant. Bangladesh, one of the world's poorest countries, relies on garments for...

  • DHAKA/ MUMBAI, July 2- Some leaders of Bangladesh's $26 billion garment industry expect Western fashion retailers to review their ties with the world's second-largest garment exporter after Islamist militants killed more than a dozen foreigners in an attack on a Dhaka restaurant. Bangladesh, one of the world's poorest countries, relies on garments for...

  • DHAKA/ MUMBAI, July 2- Some leaders of Bangladesh's $26 billion garment industry expect Western fashion retailers to review their ties with the world's second-largest garment exporter after Islamist militants killed more than a dozen foreigners in an attack on a Dhaka restaurant. Bangladesh, one of the world's poorest countries, relies on garments for...

  • SHANGHAI, June 22- China's main stock indexes closed up on Wednesday as more investors bet Britain will vote to stay in the European Union this week, while Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's cautious tone on future rate hikes also soothed market sentiment. The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen rose 0.9 percent to 3,133.96...

  • SHANGHAI, June 22- China and Hong Kong shares rose on Wednesday morning, as more investors bet Britain will vote to stay in the European Union this week, while Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's cautious tone on future rate hikes also soothe market sentiment. In Hong Kong, both the Hang Seng index and the Hong Kong China Enterprises Index added 0.4 percent.

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  • BERLIN, June 20- German billionaire businessman Friedhelm Loh does not plan to launch a counter offer for German industrial robot maker Kuka, the target of a 4.5 billion euro bid by China's Midea, he told a German newspaper. Kuka is the biggest German industrial technology company to be targeted by a Chinese buyer in a wave of deals over recent months and the bid...

  • June 16- Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc has agreed not to sell its existing inventory of laminate flooring previously sourced from China, the U.S. consumer safety regulator said, as the flooring retailer looks to move beyond allegations the products contained excessive levels of cancer-causing formaldehyde. The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission...

  • *Says can help Kuka grow in China. FRANKFURT, June 16- China's Midea said it would allow German industrial robot maker Kuka to operate independently and help it expand in China as it formally launched a 4.5 billion-euro offer on Thursday. The Chinese company said it could help Kuka to broaden its product offering in China, the world's largest market for industrial...

  • BERLIN, June 13- China's Midea Group Co Ltd is only seeking a 49 percent stake in German industrial robot maker Kuka, Handelsblatt reported on Monday, citing unnamed sources in the German government. Chancellor Angela Merkel said during a visit to Beijing on Monday there was a general openness towards investments from China, but it was expected that the country...

  • BERLIN, June 13- China's Midea Group Co Ltd is only seeking a 49 percent stake in German industrial robot maker Kuka, Handelsblatt reported on Monday, citing unnamed sources in the German government. Chancellor Angela Merkel said during a visit to Beijing on Monday there was a general openness towards investments from China, but it was expected that the country...

  • LONDON, June 13- China Three Gorges, which operates the world's largest hydropower plant on China's Yangtze river, will buy German offshore wind park Meerwind from U.S. buyout firm Blackstone, the companies said on Monday. The deal, signed during a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to China, has German government approval despite growing controversy over...

  • BEIJING, June 13- German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled on Monday that she would not try to prevent a Chinese takeover of German robot maker Kuka but also left the door open to German firms making a counter-offer. The offer has fanned a furious debate over Chinese takeovers in Europe, with some German politicians calling for tougher restrictions.

  • BEIJING, June 13- German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled on Monday that she would not try to prevent a Chinese takeover of German robot maker Kuka but also left the door open to German firms making a counter-offer. "And by the way nobody in Germany is forbidden from getting involved with Kuka," she added. Merkel said there was a general openness towards...

  • BEIJING, June 13- Siemens has no interest in becoming a white knight for German robot maker Kuka, which is the target of a 4.5 billion euro takeover bid by Chinese home appliance maker Midea, Siemens' chief executive said. Midea's bid has fanned a furious debate over Chinese takeovers in Europe, with politicians such as German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel...

  • BEIJING, June 12- Siemens has no interest in becoming a white knight for German robot maker Kuka, which is the target of a 4.5 billion euro takeover bid by Chinese home appliance maker Midea, Siemens' chief executive said. Midea's bid has fanned a furious debate over Chinese takeovers in Europe, with politicians such as German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel...

  • *German chancellor makes ninth trip to China since 2005. BERLIN, June 10- After a golden decade for economic ties between Germany and China, concerns are growing in Berlin over barriers to foreign firms in China, Beijing's more muscular foreign policy and its increased authoritarianism at home. "We won't be able to avoid tough conflicts with China in the next...