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  • British, Dutch kill poultry to fight bird flu Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 4:51 AM ET

    LONDON— Chickens were being killed in the Netherlands, and Britain was preparing to kill ducks, after two cases of bird flu were discovered in Europe— but officials insisted Monday that the risk to public health was very low. The U.K. government food agency said there is no risk to the food chain and British Chief Veterinary Officer Nigel Gibbens told BBC the risk of...

  • *Shock Japan GDP data hits stocks in Asia, Europe. LONDON, Nov 17- Shares fell and the oil price slid on Monday after data showed Japan had slipped into recession, raising concerns about global growth. It also shaved $1 off the price of Brent crude oil and sent ripples across Europe, where the FTSEurofirst 300 pan-European share index was down 0.3 percent.

  • Michel Sapin, Finance Minister of France, says investments in infrastructure will enable the country to stimulate and "deeply modernize" its economy.

  • BRISBANE, Australia, Nov 16- Australia's ill-fated attempts to stop G20 world leaders talking about climate change is not just something of an embarrassment for this year's host- it signals a shift in focus for the grouping as Turkey prepares to take control next month. But others, including Turkey, China and the United States, were itching to move beyond the...

  • *Russia at crossroads over Ukraine, more sanctions possible. BRISBANE, Australia, Nov 16- Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine. President Barack Obama accused Russia of...

  • Fargo mapmaking group adds depth to the discussion Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    FARGO, N.D.— Workers at Nokia's Fargo campus have spent 18 years making maps, but they recently moved into another dimension. The Fargo technical center is known as HERE, but its 230 employees come to work every day and feel like they're everywhere. "I've seen awesome buildings in Milan, in Paris, things like that.

  • *Abengoa plummets on confusion about debt guarantees. The biggest loser, however, was Spain's renewable energy firm Abengoa, tumbling 43 percent, hurt by investor confusion over the garantees of one of the firm's bonds. The stock's sell-off started on Thursday when Abengoa's management said debt raised by its Abengoa Greenfield unit would be accounted for as'...

  • LONDON, Nov 14- European stocks fell back on Friday and U.S. stocks looked set to open flat after a mixed bag of euro zone growth numbers that showed France and Germany growing marginally but others like Italy still firmly in recession. Asian stocks had fallen earlier on the latest signs that growth in China is also slowing and the European data confirmed that the...

  • US-China climate pact seen boosting Indian efforts Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 5:11 AM ET

    NEW DELHI— This week's China-U.S. climate agreement between the world's top two polluting countries puts pressure on India, No. 3 on the list, to become more energy efficient and should encourage investment in renewable energy. "The international community will now expect India to make some firm commitments," said Jairam Ramesh, the former head of India's...

  • LONDON, Nov 14- European stocks were flat on Friday after gross domestic product numbers showed both France and Germany grew marginally in the third quarter, while the dollar rose further against the yen on expectations of a snap election in Japan. The European data confirmed that the outlook for much of the world economy still looks much shakier than for the...

  • BRISBANE, Australia, Nov 14- The OECD said on Friday the plans of G20 nations to boost the world economy could beat their target of adding 2 percentage points to global growth by 2018, though geopolitical risks such as Ukraine and Ebola were mounting. Angel Gurria, the secretary-general of the Paris- based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development,...

  • Airbus earns drop on loss-making A380 Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 3:24 AM ET

    PARIS— Airbus says its net profit slumped in the third quarter as it delivered more of its loss-making A380 superjumbos. Airbus delivered nine of its A380 superumbo jets in the quarter, up from four a year earlier. The A380 remains loss-making seven years after the first of the 525- seater jets entered service in 2007, and Airbus has delivered 144 of them since...

  • BRISBANE, Australia, Nov 14- The OECD said on Friday the plans of G20 nations to boost the world economy could beat their target of adding 2 percentage points to global growth by 2018, though geopolitical risks such as Ukraine and Ebola were mounting. Angel Gurria, the secretary-general of the Paris- based Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development...

  • OSLO, Nov 14- Targeting an investment horizon of "forever", Norway's $860 billion oil fund plans to enter the Asian real estate market next year and aims to broaden its asset range to include anything from new developments to refurbishments, it said. Norway's sovereign fund, the world's largest, has featured in a number of large real estate deals this year, buying...

  • LONDON, Nov 14- Sovereign wealth funds are buying up assets this year at their fastest rate since the financial crisis as these state-run pools of assets regain the confidence lost when big punts on western banks turned sour, Thomson Reuters data shows. Thomson Reuters data shows sovereign wealth funds, which invest windfall revenues from oil and other exports...

  • DAKAR/ BRUSSELS, Nov 14- Medecins Sans Frontiers "wasted time" by waiting too long to call for vaccines to fight an unprecedented outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, a veteran of the medical charity told Reuters. The group's response to the epidemic which has so far killed more than 5,000 people has been widely praised by governments and the World Health Organization.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW DELHI, Nov 13- After this week's carbon deal between the United States and China, No. 3 emitter India faces growing pressure to devise a clear strategy and step out of China's shadow during pivotal global climate talks. The U.S.- China deal "frees up India to say what it believes is an equitable stance... now that China is saying what it plans to do," said...

  • *Dow, S&P hit intraday record highs after Wal-Mart results. NEW YORK, Nov 13- U.S. stock prices held firm on Thursday after the Dow and Standard& Poor's 500 reached record intraday highs, while crude fell below $80 a barrel for the first time in four years on further signs of a slowdown in China's economy. Brent crude was last down $2.02 or 2.51 percent at $78.36 a barrel,...

  • Nov 13- Hachette Book Group and Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday they reached a multi-year agreement for e-book and print book sales after months of fighting that pitted authors, agents and publishers against the world's largest online retail store. Amazon, which pulled several of Hachette's books from its inventory, will immediately resume selling all of...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. stocks rise, oil falls below $80 Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    *Wall Street approaches record highs after Wal-Mart results. NEW YORK, Nov 13- U.S. stock prices rose on Thursday, hovering near record highs, while crude fell below $80 a barrel for the first time in four years on further signs of a slowdown in China's economy. Brent crude was last down $1.43 or 1.78 percent at $78.95 a barrel, while U.S. oil futures fell $1.46 to $75.72.