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  • The institute credited improving growth in Germany and stronger industrial production in the 19 countries that use the euro. Germany and Europe are experiencing an economic recovery but face an uncertain political year. Elections in France, the Netherlands and Germany will give anti- European Union forces a chance to test their appeal to voters.

  • *Full 2016 results due on March 1. BERLIN/ STOCKHOLM, Jan 17- Lower-than-expected quarterly sales hit shares in Zalando, Europe's biggest pure online fashion retailer, which said it would open a new distribution centre in Sweden this year to speed up delivery across the Nordic region. Zalando said fourth-quarter sales rose 25-26 percent to between 1.086 billion...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— Inflation has suddenly jumped in Europe. This week, ECB President Mario Draghi is expected to lay out the reasons why the chief monetary authority for the 19- country eurozone intends to stick with its stimulus plan decided at the Dec. 8 meeting— to keep pumping newly printed money into the economy through bond purchases at least until the end...

  • *Facebook hires independent news fact-checker in Germany. BERLIN/ MUNICH, Jan 17- Facebook is stepping up efforts to head off tougher regulation by Germany, a fierce critic of the social media network operator, with top managers visiting Germany and saying they would do more to combat fake news and hate speech. Facebook on Sunday announced a partnership with...

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 16- The European Central Bank bought a record-breaking 24.7 billion euros worth of debt last week, taking advantage of a bumper supply of bank bonds to boost its economic stimulus programme. "There is a very simple reason: there are finally enough bonds in the market for the ECB to buy... the scheme relies on activity in the primary market," said Guenther...

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (R) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) raise a toast during a state dinner at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila on January 12, 2017.

    While Asia is progressing on the integration front, the European Union appears to be unraveling.

  • U.S. soldiers are seen during a welcome ceremony at the Polish military base in Zagan, Poland on January 12, 2017.

    Germany's Foreign Minister said that Trump's comments about NATO had aroused concern across the 28-member alliance.

  • WASHINGTON, United States- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on monetary and fiscal policy before the Brookings Institution- 1500 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen will host a webcast townhall meeting with educators from across the country and participate via webcast from Federal Reserve Bank offices throughout...

  • WASHINGTON, United States- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on monetary and fiscal policy before the Brookings Institution- 1500 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen will host a webcast townhall meeting with educators from across the country and participate via webcast from Federal Reserve Bank offices throughout...

  • MILAN, Jan 16- Tests conducted on Fiat Chrysler vehicles show they are compliant with regulations and contain no emissions defeat devices as alleged by Germany, Italy's transport ministry said in a statement on Monday. Tensions have risen between Rome and Berlin over the issue, with German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt saying at the weekend that Fiat...

  • *Facebook hires independent news fact-checker in Germany. BERLIN/ MUNICH, Jan 16- Facebook is stepping up efforts to head off tougher regulation by Germany, a fierce critic of the social media network operator, saying on Monday it would do more to combat fake news as its chief operating officer met with officials in Berlin. Facebook's chief operating officer...

  • *Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW stepping up Mexican production. You can build cars for the United States, but for every car that comes to the USA, you will pay 35 percent tax, "Trump said in remarks translated into German. "I would tell BMW that if you are building a factory in Mexico and plan to sell cars to the USA, without a 35 percent tax, then you can forget that," Trump said.

  • BERLIN, Jan 16- A lawyer for one of the Volkswagen executives charged last week by U.S. prosecutors over the company's diesel emissions scandal said the way they handled the legal process would have been unconstitutional under German law. "We learned of the indictment from a live press conference," Hamburg- based lawyer Annette Voges said on Monday, adding that the...

  • BERLIN— German public broadcaster ZDF reports that trucking companies in Europe may be using electronic equipment to commit large-scale emissions fraud. Tests commissioned by ZDF and freight industry organization Camion Pro found that one in five diesel trucks operated by Eastern European firms had suspicious emission levels. Experts at the University...

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 16- The European Central Bank bought a record-breaking 24.7 billion euros worth of debt last week, taking advantage of a bumper supply of bank bonds to boost its economic stimulus program. "There is a very simple reason: there are finally enough bonds in the market for the ECB to buy... the scheme relies on activity in the primary market," said Guenther...

  • BERLIN— A lawmaker in Berlin's new state government has resigned his position over his past with communist East Germany's Stasi secret police, saying he no longer had the support of the left-wing governing coalition. Andrej Holm, an independent, said on his website Monday he would step down as deputy construction minister because "in recent days, the Social...

  • BERLIN, Jan 16- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has issued a warning to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump over the dangers of protectionist trade policies, adding that what he called "fake news" coming out of Russia amounted to a propaganda war. "Whoever wants growth- and I trust this administration will be a growth-friendly one- must be in favour of open...

  • HONG KONG, Jan 16- Keeping the euro-denominated clearing business in London even after Britain leaves the European Union is in Europe's interest, financial services minister Simon Kirby told Reuters on Monday. The European Union is considering legislative measures to move London's euro-clearing business to the euro zone, but the changes would apply only...

  • According to the research report published in the Times on Monday, there is a "good chance" Deutsche Boerse will relocate derivatives trading from London to Frankfurt. http://bit.ly/2jVIlff. LSEG and Deutsche Börse are committed to maintaining the strengths and capabilities of their respective operations in London and Frankfurt, "LSEG said in a statement.

  • *Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW stepping up Mexican production. You can build cars for the United States, but for every car that comes to the USA, you will pay 35 percent tax, "Trump said in remarks translated into German. "I would tell BMW that if you are building a factory in Mexico and plan to sell cars to the USA, without a 35 percent tax, then you can forget that," Trump said.