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  • LONDON, Feb 23- U.S. subscription-based airline Surf Air will launch in Europe in May, targeting people who fly business-class in a potential challenge to the continent's traditional airlines. The London- headquartered airline will try to better what its sister company, Surf Air, has done in California. Surf Air has ordered 45 Swiss-made Pilatus eight-seat jets...

  • PARIS— The chairman of French carmaker PSA Group wants to create a "European car champion" with the potential purchase of General Motors' European car business, and pledged to work with governments and unions worried over job cuts. Speaking in Paris Thursday, Tavares said PSA's ambition to buy GM's loss-making German subsidiary Opel and its British brand...

  • Solid growth in challenging environment

    AXA CEO Thomas Buberl discusses earnings and potential for Frexit, arguing that despite political uncertainty, "Europe has a chance for revival."

  • Had a great year in 2016, hadn't seen growth since 2008

    Ramon Fernandez, delegate chief executive officer and chief financial officer at Orange, adds that the company doesn't need consolidation to improve performance.

  • French National Front political party leader Marine Le Pen arrives at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, to attend a meeting with government, main political parties leaders and presidents of the Parliament, November 15, 2015.

    French far right leader Marine Le Pen has increased her lead in the first round of France's presidential election.

  • FORT WORTH, United States- Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan participates in a moderated Q&A session hosted by the Tarrant County Bankers Association- 1800 GMT. LONDON- ECB Board Member Peter Praet to deliver a keynote speech at the "Brexit and the implications for financial services" conference- 0855 GMT. LONDON- ECB Board Member Peter Praet to give...

  • FORT WORTH, United States- Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan participates in a moderated Q&A session hosted by the Tarrant County Bankers Association- 1800 GMT. LONDON- ECB Board Member Peter Praet to deliver a keynote speech at the "Brexit and the implications for financial services" conference- 0855 GMT. LONDON- ECB Board Member Peter Praet to give...

  • LONDON/ FRANKFURT/ PARIS, Feb 22- French carmaker PSA Group expects its planned acquisition of General Motors' Opel division to lead to combined sales of 5 million vehicles by 2022 and save as much as 2 billion euros annually, sources said, adding that a deal could be finalised in early March. PSA also plans to make swift progress on technical convergence with GM's...

  • LONDON/ FRANKFURT/ PARIS, Feb 22- French carmaker PSA Group expects its planned acquisition of General Motors' Opel division to lead to combined sales of 5 million vehicles by 2022 and save as much as 2 billion euros annually, as the talks advance towards a likely deal in early March, sources told Reuters. PSA also plans to make swift progress on technical...

  • PARIS— France's finance minister says a possible PSA Group takeover of General Motors' German subsidiary Opel could help both companies if it doesn't lead to job cuts. Germany's economy minister, Brigitte Zypries, is heading Thursday to Paris to discuss the possible deal. Opel employs 19,000 people in Germany, where politicians are concerned about job losses...

  • Emmanuel Macron, French presidential candidate, gives a thumbs-up to attendees after speaking at a campaign meeting with French expatriates at Central Hall Westminster in London, U.K., on February 21, 2017.

    Have the residents of Paris-on-Thames made up their minds?

  • LONDON/ FRANKFURT, Feb 22- French carmaker PSA Group aims to generate annual cost savings of between 1.5 billion and 2 billion euros from its proposed acquisition of Opel from General Motors, two sources told Reuters on Wednesday. The disclosure sparked concern for the future of GM's Opel and Vauxhall plants in Germany and Britain, home to most of the group's...

  • PARIS, Feb 22- Airbus called on Wednesday for new talks with European governments to ease "heavy penalties" for delays to its A400M military aircraft, after taking a fresh 1.2 billion euro charge for Europe's largest defence project. This is unacceptable and puts a huge burden on Airbus and we need to do something about it, "Chief Executive Tom Enders said.

  • GENEVA, Feb 22- A global agreement to boost trade by cutting red tape and streamlining border checks came into force on Wednesday, promising a 0.5 percent lift to the world economy by 2030 even as it faces renewed protectionism from the United States. World Trade Organization Director General Roberto Azevedo hailed the start of the pact, which he said was the "...

  • An Airbus A400M military aircraft with army personnel onboard takes off from the German army Bundeswehr airbase in Jagel, northern Germany.

    Airbus has been forced to write-off billions of dollars as it struggles to get its beleaguered A400M military plane back on track.

  • The presidential candidate from the anti-EU, anti-immigration National Front party is all about national sovereignty and independence. She wants France to take control of its money, subject to a referendum that would lead France out of the European Union and its shared currency. But how would France pull off a euro exit, or "Frexit"?

  • PARIS, Feb 22- Airbus called for new talks with European governments to ease "heavy penalties" for delays to its A400M military aircraft, after taking a fresh 1.2 billion euro charge for Europe's largest defence project. Chief Executive Tom Enders told reporters Airbus was paying for the "original sin" of striking an unrealistic deal when the plane was launched in...

  • PARIS, Feb 22- AccorHotels, Europe's largest hotelier, posted a record operating profit for 2016, which beat expectations, as restructuring efforts paid off and robust demand in Germany and Britain offset weakness in France. Having recruited former French President Nicolas Sarkozy to head its international strategy, AccorHotels said it was moving along...

  • 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.

    French judicial police are questioning far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's bodyguard and chief of staff for misuse of EU funds

  • PARIS, Feb 22- Airbus called for new talks with European governments to ease "heavy penalties" for delays to its A400M military aircraft on Wednesday, after taking a fresh 1.2- billion-euro charge in the latest blow to Europe's largest defense project. Chief Executive Tom Enders told reporters the aerospace group was still paying for the "original sin" of...