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  • *Athens says will repay IMF as scheduled on April 9. Greece sends updated list of reforms to lenders. Euro zone officials said, however, that institutions representing the lenders- the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the IMF, got the list too late for it to be discussed by euro zone deputy finance ministers at a teleconference on Greece on...

  • *Athens says will repay IMF as scheduled on April 9. *Athens prefers joint venture for biggest port. ATHENS, April 1- Greece has sent an updated list of reforms to lenders in the hope of satisfying their demands for more detail and unlocking aid needed to avoid a default, a government official said on Wednesday.

  • *Athens says will repay IMF as scheduled on April 9. *Athens prefers joint venture for biggest port. In an interview with German daily Der Spiegel, Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis said that if foreign creditors do not send Athens further funds by April 9, the government would first pay salaries and pensions and then come to an agreement with lenders on paying the...

  • BERLIN/ LE VERNET, France, April 1- A video of the final seconds aboard the Germanwings plane that crashed in France last week has been discovered, reports said on Wednesday, just hours before executives visiting the crash site dodged questions about the mental health of the pilot. The video was found on a mobile phone belonging to one of the passengers killed on the...

  • Uber files complaints against German and Spanish bans Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 8:35 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, April 1- Uber has filed complaints with Brussels against Spain and Germany over their bans on the mobile phone taxi-hailing service, ramping up the U.S. company's battle against legal challenges across Europe. A spokesman for the company said it had filed a similar complaint against Spain on Monday. "We have received two complaints against France and...

  • METALS-Nickel bounces off near six-year low, tin slides Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 8:24 AM ET

    *China official PMI edges up to 50.1 in March. *China bonded nickel premiums jump $15 on bargain hunting. LONDON, April 1- Nickel bounced off its lowest level in nearly six years on Wednesday as some investors betting on price falls locked in profits, but concerns about Chinese economic growth weighed on most base metals.

  • *China official PMI edges up to 50.1 in March. *China bonded nickel premiums jump $15 on bargain hunting. Three month nickel on the LME rebounded 1 percent to $12,515 a tonne by 1027 GMT after earlier hitting a near six-year lows of $12,310 and following a 3.8 percent slump on Tuesday.

  • BERLIN, April 1- A video showing the chaotic final seconds on board the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps last week has been discovered near the site, Germany's Bild daily reported on Wednesday, saying it had seen the footage. The video was found on a mobile phone belonging to one of the passengers killed on the flight when German pilot Andreas...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 15 Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    STONE MOUNTAIN, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams moderates "Policy Session 3: Financial Stability: How Essential Should Financial Stability Be to Central Banks?" before the 2015 Financial Markets Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta- 1230 GMT. STONE MOUNTAIN, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of...

  • This year, the U.S. dollar's relentless rise has forced some retailers in Europe and Canada to hike coffee prices, caving in to severe cost pressure even as concerns grow about declining demand. Germany's second-largest coffee roaster, Tchibo, raised prices on some of its 500 gram units by 20- 30 euro cents on March 2, spokesman Arnd Liedtke said.

  • BERLIN, March 31- The German pilot who crashed a plane in the French Alps last week, killing 150 people, told officials at a Lufthansa training school in 2009 that he had gone through a period of severe depression, the airline said on Tuesday. The statement is potentially damaging for the airline and its CEO Carsten Spohr, who told reporters last week that the carrier...

  • BUSINESS NEWS SCHEDULE AT 1830 GMT/2:30 PM ET Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 2:30 PM ET

    Editor: Steve Orlofsky 1 646 223 6214. NEW YORK- U.S. consumer confidence rebounded strongly in March amid optimism over the labor market and home prices increased, hopeful signs that a recent sharp slowdown in economic activity will be temporary. NEW YORK- U.S. stocks decline in a retreat from the previous session's sharp rally, but major indexes remain on track...

  • Merkel and Hollande edge closer after tragedies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 1:13 PM ET

    *Berlin and Paris to step up cooperation on energy, drones. BERLIN, March 31- The leaders of Germany and France announced plans on Tuesday to work more closely on economic and security issues after years of strain, saying the tragedies of the Charlie Hebdo killings and air crash in the French Alps had brought them closer. Chancellor Angela Merkel and President...

  • BERLIN— Lufthansa says co-pilot informed flight school in 2009 he had a' serious depressive episode'.

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's new government disagrees with sanctions against Russia, and wants to boost trade ties with the country, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said before a visit to Moscow next week. The U.S. and the EU imposed crippling economic sanctions against Russia over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and support for an insurgency in...

  • German jobless rate slips to 6.8 percent in March Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 11:45 AM ET

    BERLIN— Germany's unemployment rate edged down to 6.8 percent in March as a traditional springtime uptick in hiring bolstered an already robust labor market in Europe's biggest economy. The Federal Labor Agency said Tuesday that the unadjusted jobless rate was down from 6.9 percent in February. Last week, a closely watched survey showed German business...

  • Germany, France, Italy plan to develop military drones Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:48 AM ET

    BERLIN— The militaries of Germany and France plan to work together with Italy to develop surveillance drones that could also carry weapons. The U.S. practice of using drones for lethal strikes against terror suspects has caused unease in Germany. However, Merkel says she's confident there is "acceptance" in Germany for the idea of developing surveillance...

  • By Rahul Karunakar and Hari Kishan. March 31- Uncertainty surrounding the timing of the U.S. Chinese and most European stocks have led the way with a stellar run, buoyed by stimulus from the People's Bank of China and the European Central Bank.

  • Germany's Merkel says no time to lose on Greece Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 9:36 AM ET

    BERLIN, March 31- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that Greece needed to stick to its commitments and though there was some leeway for the new government to make some changes, it needed to fulfill the general framework of what had been agreed.

  • IBM plans an 'Internet of Things' unit for $3 billion Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 9:26 AM ET
    A woman walks over a welcoming sign at the booth of IBM at the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover March 15, 2015.

    IBM says it is planning a new unit that will sell its expertise in gathering and analyzing real-time data.