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  • European markets close in the green Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 11:22 AM ET
    European markets close in the green

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Honeywell buying Melrose's Elster meter unit.

  • French farmers protest taps into freewheeling tradition Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 11:08 AM ET

    PARIS— Over the past week, French farmers have used tractors to block the border with Germany and chucked foreign vegetables off trucks in protest of cheap imports. They are protesting increasingly slim margins they blame on cheap imports and high social charges, which they say make them unable to compete against Germany, much less Eastern Europe.

  • NEW YORK, July 28- U.S. and European stocks were on track to snap five-day losing streaks on Tuesday, as investors focused on earnings news and mergers and looked past another fall in Chinese equities and sliding oil prices. RSA Insurance Group jumped 11 percent after Zurich Insurance said it was considering a bid for the British group, which has a market...

  • MUNICH/ TOKYO, July 28- Volkswagen overtook Toyota as the world's largest carmaker by sales in the first half year, achieving its long-held ambition three years ahead of target. But staying on top will be a challenge for the German maker of the Golf and Polo, as deliveries are falling in China, destination of a third of its global sales, making it overly reliant on...

  • *RSA surges on possible bid from Zurich Insurance. *Kering climbs after sales rise. LONDON, July 28- European shares bounced back on Tuesday, lifted by strong company results and corporate takeover activity after falling in the previous five sessions due to concerns over China's growth.

  • PARIS, July 28- French and German armoured vehicle makers Nexter and KMW are to seal their long-planned merger on Wednesday, the French defence ministry said, combining the Leclerc and Leopard tank brands to compete with the U.S.-made Abrams and Britain's Challenger. The merged company will be 50 percent owned by the French government through GIAT Industries...

  • *Kering, Statoil up on encouraging company updates. LONDON, July 28- European shares bounced back on Tuesday, lifted by strong company results and news of acquisitions after falling in the previous five sessions on concerns over China's growth. RSA Insurance Group surged 11.3 percent after Zurich Insurance said it was weighing up a bid for the British group with...

  • MUNICH, July 28- German truck maker MAN SE cut its profit and sales expectations for this year after posting a second-quarter loss due to restructuring costs and plunging demand in Brazil. The Volkswagen-owned manufacturer last month announced plans to cut 1,800 jobs at its main trucks division in Europe as part of the parent company's efforts to slim down the...

  • HONG KONG, July 28- Asian stocks rose from the day's lows on Tuesday as Chinese shares see-sawed after Beijing scrambled to prop them up while some investors took shelter from market volatility in safe-haven assets such as government bonds and the Japanese yen. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.3 percent on the day after...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.8 percent in early deals, its lowest level since July 9 as mainland Chinese indexes opened 2- 5 percent lower. Since hitting a peak in early June, Chinese shares have gone through a roller-coaster ride with main China indexes falling by a third in less than a month before rebounding by a quarter,...

  • *Asia drops after Monday's freefall in China shares. The dollar was under pressure as China jitters spurred flows into havens such as the yen, while commodities including oil and copper wilted amid fears of a collapse in demand from China. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.3 percent.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Aug 10 Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens speaks at the Boao Forum for Asia Financial Cooperation Conference, hosted by the New South Wales government- 0030 GMT. KYOTO- Bank of Japan board member Koji Ishida speaks to business leaders in Kyoto- 0130 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England holds Monetary Policy Committee meeting.

  • Apple in talks with BMW about electric car: Report Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 4:48 PM ET
    A new BMW i3 electric car is seen on the assembly line at the BMW factory in Leipzig, Germany.

    Is Apple gearing up to give Tesla a run for its money?

  • BERLIN— Kazakhstan is set to become the 162nd member of the World Trade Organization after the Geneva- based body formally approved the country's membership Monday. The largest former Soviet republic in Central Asia is rich in natural resources and a key transit country for goods between Asia and Europe. Kazakhstan, which has suffered from the economic...

  • How to cash in on airport overhauls: Expert Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 4:26 PM ET
    A departure terminal at Frankfurt Airport, operated by Fraport AG.

    LaGuardia is publicly owned, but investors can buy shares of firms that manage transportation hubs abroad, a fund manager said.

  • Shanghai market records biggest daily loss since 2007. Wall Street was down on worries over China's slowing growth, crystallized by a stunning 8.5 percent fall in shares in Shanghai that also rattled equity markets in Europe and Asia. China's top securities regulator quickly said the government would continue to buy shares to stabilize the stock market as an...

  • European shares close sharply lower on China concerns Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 12:28 PM ET

    *China- exposed stocks among top decliners. LONDON, July 27- European equities dropped to a two-week low on Monday, recording their fifth straight daily decline, as fears for China's growth prospects overshadowed some forecast-beating results. But shares fell further following a weaker start on Wall Street on concerns that China's growth prospects were...

  • Wall Street opened lower on worries over China's slowing growth, crystallized by a stunning 8.5 percent fall in Shanghai that also rattled equity markets in Europe and Asia. Share indices in Frankfurt and Paris tumbled more than 2 percent, while London's FTSE 100 was off nearly 1 percent. Japan's Nikkei slipped nearly 1 percent, while MSCI's broadest index of...

  • "Today's oil price fall has been driven by the slump in Chinese stock markets," said Carsten Fritsch, senior oil market analyst at Commerzbank in Frankfurt. Front-month Brent crude fell to an intraday low of $53.36 a barrel, its lowest in more than four months and down $1.26 on the previous close. It last traded at $53.52, down $1.10, at 1245 GMT.

  • *July 28-29 Fed meeting eyed as dollar sags. LONDON, July 27- The euro hit a four-month peak against the Swiss franc and a two-week high against a subdued dollar on Monday, after Germany's Ifo survey for July beat forecasts and painted an upbeat picture of Europe's largest economy. The euro rose 1.2 percent to $1.1113, from about $1.1084 before the Ifo survey was...