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  • BERLIN, Feb 9- In 2010, France's then Finance Minister Christine Lagarde urged Germany to boost economic demand at home and help weaker euro zone states recover from the global crisis. Those who say Germany is gradually rebalancing its economy, after decades of relying mainly on its exporters for growth, point to forecasts that domestic demand will account for...

  • Artur Fischer

    Artur Fischer, a German inventor who registered more than 1,100 patents, died at age 96. The New York Times reports.

  • BERLIN, Feb 9- German environmental lobby group DUH stepped up its campaign against auto industry pollution on Tuesday, accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' 500 X compact sport-utility vehicle of releasing excessive levels of toxic diesel emissions. DUH has already accused General Motors' Opel division, Renault and Daimler's Mercedes-Benz brand of...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— The CEO of Deutsche Bank reassured employees and markets that the company's finances were "rock-solid" as Europe's banks took another a beating in the stock market Tuesday. Competitor Credit Suisse last week announced a loss of 5.83 billion Swiss francs for last year, while four failing Italian banks needed to be bailed out in November.

  • BERLIN, Feb 9- German environmental lobby group DUH stepped up its campaign against auto industry pollution on Tuesday, accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' 500 X compact sport-utility vehicle of releasing excessive levels of toxic diesel emissions. DUH has already accused General Motors' Opel division, Renault and Daimler's Mercedes-Benz brand of...

  • Experts say GPS is vulnerable to signal loss from solar weather effects or radio and satellite interference or deliberate jamming, which South Korea experienced from North Korea in recent years. France, Norway, Germany and Denmark have closed their transmitters. George Shaw of the GLA cited "cost-related" issues in Europe for pulling the project, leading the...

  • BAD AIBLING, Germany— Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday in southern Germany, killing 10 people and injuring around 90 as they slammed into each other on a curve after an automatic safety braking system apparently failed, the transport minister said. Hundreds of rescue crews using helicopters and small boats shuttled injured passengers to the other...

  • *Nikkei only up 10 pct in dollars since March 2013. TOKYO, Feb 9- When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe launched his three-pronged programme to revive Japan's stagnant, deflationary economy three years ago, the stock market cheered every step along the way. The "third arrow" of Abenomics-- reforms to make the economy more productive-- is barely a work in progress, but Abe got...

  • WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for December, 10 a.m. Eastern. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for December, 10 a.m.. PARIS— French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi reports 2015 earnings.

  • MILAN/ LONDON, Feb 8- European shares closed at their lowest level in more than two years on Monday with investor concerns over the health of the region's banks compounding worries over slowing global growth. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index closed down 3.4 percent at 1,239.68 points, its lowest since October 2013. Shares in Deutsche Bank fell 9.5...

  • Quality control chief leaves scandal-hit Volkswagen Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 11:17 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— Volkswagen says its quality control chief is leaving the company. Frank Tuch, 48, is being replaced as the company deals with a scandal over diesel vehicles equipped to cheat on emissions testing. Volkswagen is being sued by the U.S. Justice Department over some 600,000 vehicles that turned off emissions controls when not being tested.

  • MILAN/ LONDON, Feb 8- European shares touched a 16- month low on Monday with investors rattled over a slowdown in global economic growth and newly concerned about the region's banking sector. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 3.1 percent at 1,243.21 points by 1521 GMT, its lowest level since October 2014. Shares in Deutsche Bank fell 6.5 percent,...

  • *Banks help drive Europe shares to 16- month low. Some U.S. bank shares traded sharply lower in Frankfurt. "The fundamental picture is clearly softening," said Owen Callan, senior analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 index falls 2.5 percent. LONDON, Feb 8- European equities fell to a 16- month low on Monday, extending the previous week's hefty losses, with cyclical sectors such as banking and automobiles bearing the brunt of a broader sell-off. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares fell 2.5 percent to 1,250 points by 1252 GMT, its lowest intraday...

  • How to fix the euro: Top bankers urge closer ties Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 6:56 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— The top central bankers from France and Germany are joining in an appeal to fix longstanding flaws in the euro currency by more closely integrating their economies and putting more authority over financial policies at the European level. Such shareholding is a major factor in smoothing recessions in the United States, but is less common in...

  • PRAGUE— After the attacks in Paris and New Year's security scares, Germans have been snapping up self-defense equipment like stun guns— to the delight of a Czech manufacturer who corners the market. Prague- based Euro Security Products, or ESP, has been flooded by new orders from Germany for stun guns and can't keep up with demand. Ingo Meinhard, the head of the German...

  • LONDON, Feb 8- European equities hit a 16- month low on Monday, extending the previous week's hefty losses, with cyclical sectors such as banking and automobiles bearing the brunt of a broader sell-off. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares fell 2.1 percent to 1,256.30 points by 1004 GMT, after falling down to 1,252.24 points, its lowest level since...

  • LONDON, Feb 8- European shares plunged to 16- month lows on Monday, extending a aggressive sell-off, while bond yields and oil also fell as investors shed risky assets on persistent concern over the pace of global growth. Data over the weekend showing China's foreign reserves fell for a third straight month in January, as dollars were dumped to defend the yuan and...

  • European shares hit lowest level since Oct. 2014 Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 4:49 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 8- European equities fell sharply on Monday, extending the previous week's steep losses, with cyclical sectors losing ground on persistent concerns about the pace of global economic growth. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 was down 1.7 percent at 1,261.05 points by 0940 GMT after falling up to 1,259.27 poits, its lowest level since October 2014.

  • In September, German prosecutors searched offices and residences linked to Maple Bank in a probe of serious tax evasion and money laundering connected to so called dividend stripping trades. Bafin said in a statement that once Maple Bank made some necessary tax provisions, over-indebtedness loomed. German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Sunday...