Ebrahim Rahbari, director of European and global economics at Citi Research, discusses the "fundamental differences in opinion" between Germany and France when it comes to fiscal policy.» Read More
CHICAGO, Sept 22- U.S. corn and soy futures fell to four-year lows on Monday, pressured by favorable weather for record harvests in the United States and a rising dollar that made the supplies less competitive in global markets.
NEW YORK— Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute.
PARIS— French fashion houses launch nine days of ready-to-wear shows for the spring-summer 2015 season— including Jean-Paul Gaultier's last pret-a-porter show.
MILAN/ LUANDA, Sept 22- Angola's liquefied natural gas plant faces major reconstruction to fix design flaws and corrosion of nearly-new equipment, threatening to extend a lengthy closure and pushing unofficial estimates of the project's cost to at least $12 billion.
BERLIN, Sept 22- France's Manuel Valls used his first visit to Berlin as prime minister on Monday to try to convince Germany his government is serious about making its economy more competitive, declaring that France "is not the sick child of Europe."
PARIS— Air France pilots are rejecting the company's offer to delay the expansion of its low-cost carrier, Transavia, after a seven-day strike that the airline says is costing it up to 20 million euros a day.
Manuel Valls spoke after a meeting in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at which France's efforts to improve its competitiveness were the focus of discussions.
BERLIN, Sept 22- Germany's Angela Merkel said on Monday after meeting French premier Manuel Valls that she was impressed by the number of reforms Paris had launched, but deferred to Brussels on the halting French efforts to reduce its public deficit.
JAKARTA, Indonesia— Down a concrete path, between rail tracks that buzz with each approaching train and a river choked by plastic and raw sewage, Asih Binti Arif cradles her baby and reflects on dreams gone dark. From India to Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines, overcrowded cities have become studies in extremes of deprivation and wealth.
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World carbon dioxide emissions will hit a record high this year, driven by China's growth and keeping the world far off track from the deep cuts needed to limit climate change, a study said on Sunday.
OSLO, Sept 21- World carbon dioxide emissions will hit a record high this year, driven by China's growth and keeping the world far off track from the deep cuts needed to limit climate change, a study said on Sunday.
BERLIN— German relatives of three people killed in the downing of Malaysia Airline Flight 17 plan to sue Ukraine for negligence, a lawyer for the families said Sunday. MH17 was shot down July 17 over territory held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, with 298 people killed.
BERLIN/ PARIS, Sept 21- Germany and France will try to reconcile divergent visions of how to fix Europe's economy on Monday when Manuel Valls makes his first visit to Berlin as French prime minister and holds talks with Angela Merkel.
PARIS— Investigators probing the crash of an Air Algerie jet in July that killed all 116 people on board say they have no solid leads on the cause of the accident.
CHICAGO, Sept 19- U.S. wheat futures fell 2.9 percent to their lowest in more than four years on Friday, matching a similar low in Paris wheat futures, as a global supply glut overwhelmed demand and pressured prices.
PARIS— Air France pilots are prolonging a walkout that has grounded more than half the airline's flights all week. The SNPL union announced Friday they are extending the strike through Sept. 26.
*Soybeans, corn shrug off export news. *Soybeans on track for weekly loss of 12.2 percent. CHICAGO, Sept 19- U.S. wheat futures fell 2.1 percent to their lowest in more than four years on Friday, matching a similar low in Paris wheat futures, as a global supply glut overwhelmed demand and pressured prices.
PARIS, Sept 19- European shares trimmed their gains in afternoon trade on Friday, with traders citing mounting expectation of an imminent credit downgrade of France that pulled the Paris blue-chip index into negative territory.
BRUSSELS/ PARIS, Sept 19- European Union and NATO officials expressed undisguised relief on Friday at Scotland's clear vote against independence from Britain, but some fretted that the genie of separatism may be out of the bottle in Europe.