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  • Italy poses the greatest threat to the euro area's stability in spite of the impending presidential elections in France; Deutsche Bank.

  • PARIS, Feb 20- A consortium led by construction group Vinci has won a 926 million euros contract to undertake work on the new Paris Ligne 15 South metro line that forms part of large-scale expansion plans for the French capital. The project is backed by the French state and the local authority for the Ile-de- France region, which numbers 12 million habitants and...

  • Traffic analytics firm Inrix has calculated how much time drivers spend stuck in traffic during peak travel times last year in 1,064 cities in 38 countries worldwide. Source: Inrix Inc., 2016 Global Traffic Scorecard. Does not include cities in Japan or China, where Inrix does not collect its own data.

  • DETROIT— When it comes to getting stuck in traffic on the way to and from work, Los Angeles leads the world. That topped second-place Moscow at 91 hours and third-place New York at 89, according to a traffic scorecard compiled by Inrix, a transportation analytics firm. San Francisco was the fourth-most congested city, while Bogota, Colombia, was fifth, Sao Paulo...

  • A farmer holds a Greek flag in front of the Greek Parliament during the protest against the government's tax and social security reforms on February 14, 2017 in Athens.

    It seems as if we have been here before: the euro zone fretting that a crisis with Greece will balloon out of all proportion.

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will talk on electronic payment forms of the future at a lunch meeting arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences- 1100 GMT. BOISE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Getting to Know the Fed" before Boise State University...

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will talk on electronic payment forms of the future at a lunch meeting arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences- 1100 GMT. BOISE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Getting to Know the Fed" before Boise State University...

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 19- PSA Group has pledged to the German government to continue operating all four of Opel's German production sites as part of the French carmaker's planned takeover of General Motors' European arm, German Sunday paper Bild am Sonntag reported. Government sources told Reuters that PSA had signaled it was open to German demands to preserve sites,...

  • PARIS/ LONDON, Feb 18- The chief executive of Peugeot manufacturer PSA Group will meet British Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss his firm's planned acquisition of General Motors' Opel and Vauxhall operations, a government spokesman said on Saturday. Both Britain and Germany fear PSA will cut jobs if the takeover goes ahead, and British politicians are...

  • PARIS/ LONDON, Feb 18- The chief executive of Peugeot manufacturer PSA Group will meet British Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss his firm's planned acquisition of General Motors' Opel and Vauxhall operations, a government spokesman said on Saturday. Both Britain and Germany fear PSA will cut jobs if the takeover goes ahead, and British politicians are...

  • President of French far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen delivers a speech during a major rally to launch her presidential programme on February 5, 2017 in Lyon, France.

    France's left-wing is gearing up for what promises to be a tough presidential campaign against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.

  • LONDON, Feb 18- Britain has offered Peugeot manufacturer PSA Group assurances on post-Brexit trade and supply chains in an attempt to protect Vauxhall car plants after a possible takeover, the Financial Times reported on Saturday. Business minister Greg Clark met French politicians and PSA executives in Paris on Thursday to discuss their plan to buy General...

  • The analysis released Saturday by the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence and the accounting firm EY found that the self-proclaimed caliphate's financial resources have been drained substantially since the days beginning in mid-2014 when it captured banks, oil wells and entire warehouses of weapons as it...

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will talk on electronic payment forms of the future at a lunch meeting arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences- 1100 GMT. BOISE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Getting to Know the Fed" before Boise State University...

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will talk on electronic payment forms of the future at a lunch meeting arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences- 1100 GMT. BOISE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Getting to Know the Fed" before Boise State University...

  • Chicago Board of Trade March wheat settled down 6-3/ 4 cents at $4.41 per bushel. March corn was down 5-1/ 4 cents at $3.68-1/ 4 a bushel, and March soybeans were down 11-1/ 4 cents at $10.32-1/ 2 a bushel. "This is just follow-through liquidation," said Tom Fritz, a partner at EFG Group in Chicago "The spec got too long, too fast."

  • President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.

    Wall Street needs to start factoring in the epic craziness going on in the Trump administration now, says Ron Insana.

  • BERLIN/ RUESSELSHEIM, Germany, Feb 17- Germany will do all it can to secure Opel plants and jobs in the country if Peugeot maker PSA buys the General Motors business, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday, highlighting the political challenges the carmakers face in sealing a deal. GM and PSA said this week they were in talks over a potential deal for the French...

  • *Egypt wheat tender in focus after brisk recent demand. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Feb 17- Chicago wheat and corn futures fell for a second straight session on Friday, after reaching multi-month highs this week in a fund-fueled rally seen as lacking clear fundamental drivers. The Chicago Board Of Trade most-active wheat contract was down 0.8 percent at $4.44-1/ 4 a bushel.

  • *Egypt wheat tender in focus after brisk recent demand. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Feb 17- Chicago wheat and corn futures fell for a second straight session on Friday, after reaching multi-month highs this week in a fund-fuelled rally seen as lacking clear fundamental drivers. The Chicago Board Of Trade most-active wheat contract was down 0.8 percent at $4.44-1/ 4 a bushel.