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  • Toyota #1 & Mulally's Greenhouse Comment Tuesday, 24 Apr 2007 | 10:28 AM ET
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    The news out of Tokyo that Toyota eclipsed General Motors in 1Q sales is likely to elicit the usual round of "Detroit is dying" stories in the media. However, this news is not a surprise and does not mean Detroit is dead. Are the Big Three struggling to find their way domestically and globally? You bet.

  • Cars for Developing Markets Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | 12:17 PM ET
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    At last week's Shanghai Auto Show, the GM CEO got an up-close view of the latest trend in the auto business -- cheap cars for developing markets. Oh make no mistake; this is not a trend that Wagoner is just stumbling upon. He's known about it for some time, and in some ways, General Motors is testing out the idea of selling "mini" cars -- with presumably a rather low price point. We'll talk more about that in a bit.

  • Preview: Earnings Set to Dominate; M&A Continues Friday, 20 Apr 2007 | 12:25 PM ET

    “M&A is going to continue, but the big driver is going to be earnings … it’s the heaviest week of earnings and that will dominate,” said Patrik Schowitz, European Equity Strategist at HSBC.  

  • Gazprom Shortlists 4 Firms for $3.7 Billion Baltic LNG Thursday, 19 Apr 2007 | 9:06 AM ET

    Russia's Gazprom has shortlisted four firms for a project to build a liquefied natural gas plant on the Baltic Sea and will pick one or two equity partners in July, an executive said on Thursday.

  • European Stocks to Watch: ABN Amro Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 8:47 AM ET

    The European banking sector saw momentum on the back of the potential takeover of Dutch bank ABN Amro. A consortium of Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander and Fortis could potentially outbid the current bid from British bank Barclays.

  • Euro-Zone March Inflation Up to 1.9% Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 6:25 AM ET

    Euro-zone inflation rose to 1.9% for March, the European Union's statistics agency said Monday.

  • European Central Bank Keeps Rates Steady at 3.75% Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | 8:58 AM ET
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    The European Central Bank kept short-term interest rates on hold Thursday as expected, but economists and investors think that another rate rise is due this summer.

  • European Stocks to Watch: Puma Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | 9:27 AM ET

    Shares in German sportswear maker Puma rose after French luxury-to-retail giant PPR (up 2.61%) made a 5.3 billion euro ($7.1 billion) takeover bid for the company.

  • European Stocks to Watch: Air France-KLM Thursday, 5 Apr 2007 | 6:58 AM ET

    Shares in Air France-KLM increased on Friday after Deutsche Bank upgraded the stock to “buy” from “hold”.

  • European Stocks to Watch: NYSE Euronext Wednesday, 4 Apr 2007 | 7:15 AM ET

    The newly merged transatlantic exchange operator NYSE Euronext made its debut in Paris when it started trading as a combined company on Wednesday.

  • European Stocks to Watch: E.ON Tuesday, 3 Apr 2007 | 6:48 AM ET

    Shares in the world’s largest utility E.ON increased considerably after it gave up its 42 billion euro bid ($56 billion) for Spanish utility company Endesa (down 0.69%), agreeing to split it up with rivals.

  • Shares of Italy’s Pirelli soared to 9.67% Monday morning after it revealed late Sunday that it was in talks with U.S. telecom giant AT&T and its Mexican affiliate America Movil to sell two-thirds of its 80% stake in holding company Olimpia for 2.82 euros a share less debt.

  • ECB's Trichet: Euro Zone Inflation Risk Remains Monday, 2 Apr 2007 | 5:25 AM ET

    Risk to euro zone inflation remain and the European Central Bank will do what is necessary to ensure stable prices, the authority's president, Jean-Claude Trichet, said in newspaper interviews published on Monday.

  • European Stocks to Watch: Cap Gemini Friday, 30 Mar 2007 | 8:09 AM ET

    Cap Gemini’s shares increased  2.37% in Paris trade Friday after Exane BNP Paribas upgraded the IT group from ‘neutral’ to ‘outperform’, citing the company’s strong growth prospects based on its business mix, cost control and use of off-shoring.

  • European Stocks to Watch: Compass Group Thursday, 29 Mar 2007 | 7:45 AM ET

    Shares of caterer Compass Group gained 5.78% in midday London trading Thursday after it reported that trading in the first 5 months of the year has been ahead of its expectations and the sale of its European vending business is progressing.

  • German Unemployment Rate Slips 0.3% Thursday, 29 Mar 2007 | 6:08 AM ET

    Germany's unemployment rate fell to 9.8% in March from 10.1% the month before, the country's Federal Labor Office said Thursday, a steady decline that reflected the overall upswing in the labor market.

  • EU Ministers Refuse to Cede to Fears for Economy Tuesday, 27 Mar 2007 | 4:15 AM ET

    Despite concern over the U.S. economy, European finance ministers stuck to forecasts of solid economic growth in their part of the world this year as a second day of policy talks got underway in Brussels on Tuesday.

  • Here are some of Monday's big movers on European stock markets

  • Here some of Friday's big movers on European stock markets

  • Dutch publishing company Wolters Kluwer said Friday it is in talks with private equity fund Bridgepoint Capital to sell its education unit for 750 million euros-775 million euros  ($999 million-$1.02 billion).