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  • EU Suspends Review into IBM-Telelogic Deal Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 6:49 AM ET
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    European Union antitrust regulators suspended their in-depth investigation into IBM's bid to buy Swedish software provider Telelogic, the European Commission said Tuesday.

  • German Business Morale Rebounds Despite Firm Euro Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 6:25 AM ET

    German business sentiment unexpectedly improved in November for the first time since April as firms took a more upbeat view about their current situation and shrugged off concerns about the strong euro.

  • United Airlines Turkey Dinner Leaves Employees Ill Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | 6:48 AM ET
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    Five United Airlines workers sought medical attention for nausea and vomiting after the company provided a Thanksgiving meal to employees.

  • Sarkozy Calls for End to French Transport Strikes Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 12:29 PM ET
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    French President Nicolas Sarkozy urged transport workers on Tuesday to end a seven-day national strike over pension reform and give negotiations a chance.

  • Aer Lingus Files Lawsuit vs. Top Shareholder Ryanair Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 10:15 AM ET

    Aer Lingus Group filed a lawsuit Monday in the European Union's second-highest court in hopes of forcing its main rival, budget airline Ryanair, to sell its shares in Aer Lingus.

  • Euro Zone Sept. Trade Surplus Rises Despite Euro Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 6:02 AM ET

    The euro zone's unadjusted trade surplus rose in September despite the single currency's steady climb as annual export growth still outpaced imports despite a sharp slowdown from August, data showed on Friday.

  • Strikes Hit France as Unions Fight Sarkozy Reforms Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 12:24 AM ET
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    France faces travel chaos on Wednesday as transport unions broaden a nationwide strike against pension changes that President Nicolas Sarkozy has pledged as part of an ambitious plan to reform the economy.

  • EU to Launch Review of Google-DoubleClick Deal Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 12:14 PM ET

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  • The European Union's consumer chief dispelled industry fears on Saturday that she intends to introduce U.S.-style class action lawsuits across the bloc next year as part of her strategy to strengthen consumer rights.

  • EU Sees Euro Zone Growth Slowing, Inflation Steady Friday, 9 Nov 2007 | 5:59 AM ET

    Euro zone economic growth will be slightly better than expected this year thanks to a robust third quarter, but financial market turbulence will slow it next year and in 2009, the European Commission said on Friday.

  • EU Says Raids Suspected Cathode Ray Tube Cartel Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 9:11 PM ET

    Japanese and European antitrust authorities raided companies making cathode ray tubes on Thursday on suspicion of price-fixing.

  • Credit Crunch Part Two Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 12:52 PM ET

    The subprime fall-out continues to claim more victims. Merrill's came as a blow - and in what is now becoming predictable for financial companies trying to get ahead of the news agenda - UBS rushed out 24hrs early the bad news on exposure and trading outlook.

  • EU's McCreevy Says Northern Rock Made Worse by UK Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 1:11 AM ET

    Britain only has itself to blame for how problems at Northern Rock turned into the first run on a UK bank in 140 years, the European Union's top financial regulator, Charlie McCreevy, is expected to say later Friday.

  • International Investing: Turkey Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 1:18 PM ET

    Turkey has a volatile economy whose growth rate has exceeded 6 percent in many years (and reached 9 percent in 2004), but suffered sharp reversals in 1994, 1999, and 2001.

  • International Investing: Italy Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 4:26 PM ET

    Italy has a diversified, primarily industrial economy with roughly the same total and per capita output as France and the UK. In recent years, it has pursued a tight fiscal policy to meet the requirements of the European Union and has benefited from lower interest and inflation rates.

  • European Stocks Close Higher in Global Rally Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 11:57 AM ET

    European markets closed firmly higher Tuesday, boosted by a rally in the U.S. and Asia and a further retreat by oil prices from record highs.

  • EU Court Overturns German Law Protecting VW Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 10:46 AM ET
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    The European Court of Justice ruled illegal on Tuesday a German law that shields car maker Volkswagen from foreign takeovers.

  • Microsoft Will Comply with Antitrust Decision: EU Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 10:16 AM ET
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    Microsoft ended three years of resistance on Monday and finally agreed to comply with a landmark 2004 antitrust decision by the European Commission.

  • European Markets End Lower, Banking Stocks Slip Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 12:22 PM ET

    The major European indexes closed in the red Friday as fresh record highs in the price of oil and a soaring euro versus the dollar gave rise to economic concerns. Banking stocks were among the worst performers, with the Dow Jones STOXX banking index down 1 percent.

  • EU Leaders Strike Final Deal on Reform Treaty Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 11:02 PM ET

    European Union leaders clinched final agreement on Friday on a treaty to reform the 27-nation bloc's institutions, replacing a defunct constitution and ending a two-year crisis of confidence in Europe's future.