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  • *To invest $12 bln and build more plants in China. BEIJING, April 20- U.S. car giant General Motors Corp plans to invest $12 billion in China from 2014 to 2017 and build more plants next year as it competes with aggressive rivals in the world's largest auto market.

  • EU official against cutting Russia gas ties Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 6:15 AM ET

    BERLIN— A senior European Union official says he opposes cutting back gas ties with Russia in the next few years but the bloc should work on diversifying supplies. Russia is a major European gas supplier, and mounting tensions over Ukraine have raised concerns about possible disruption.

  • In '1971,' an analog precursor to NSA, Snowden Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    It's the story of the documentary "1971," premiering Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival, a film about a little-known but hugely important break-in on March 8, 1971. A group of eight calling themselves the Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI broke into a laxly guarded satellite FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia.

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for March, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases new home sales for March, 10 a.m..

  • Taxi app Uber faces ban in Berlin Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    BERLIN— Ride-hailing app Uber could face a ban in the German capital after the head of the Berlin Taxi Association convinced a local court that the company's service breaks the law.

  • *Sector facing multi-billion-dollar funding shortfall. LONDON, April 17- Shipping companies are turning to equity markets to fill a growing funding gap, betting that investors hungry for decent returns will provide capital to a sector recovering from its worst downturn since the 1980 s. Avance Gas listed this week in Oslo.

  • Researcher finds flaw in Samsung fingerprint check Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 8:47 AM ET

    BERLIN— A Berlin- based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print. Ben Schlabs, who works for Security Research Labs, says the trick is identical to the one hackers used to unlock Apple's iPhone 5 s last year.

  • FRANKFURT, April 17- German business software maker SAP warned on Thursday that it expects the negative impact of the strong euro to worsen after reporting lower than expected first-quarter results. The currency has gained 2.3 percent on the U.S. dollar and nearly 6 percent against Japan's yen in the past six months.

  • *Bundesbank chief open in principle to QE, if it is needed. *Drop in inflation sees him open up to the idea. FRANKFURT, April 17- As recently as last November, Jens Weidmann steadfastly opposed any move by the European Central Bank to print money to buy assets and buoy the euro zone economy.

  • PARIS, April 17- Europe's car sales recovery may be taking hold, according to registrations data published on Thursday, but a confidential industry survey shows the pickup is failing to halt a price war. PSA Peugeot Citroen saw its European sales volume rise in line with the market last month and for the first quarter overall.

  • Car sales upturn fails to halt European price war Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 2:09 AM ET

    PARIS, April 17- Europe's car sales recovery may be taking hold, according to registrations data published on Thursday, but confidential industry surveys show the price war is raging on.

  • UPDATE 2-SAP warns exchange rate impact to worsen in Q2 Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 2:03 AM ET

    *Q1 operating profit 919 mln euros, below poll of 961 mln. FRANKFURT, April 17- German business software maker SAP warned on Thursday that it expected the negative impact of volatile exchange rates to worsen in the second quarter as the strong euro weighs on its financial results.

  • German media boss says he's scared of Google Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    BERLIN— The head of Germany's biggest media company says he is afraid of Google and wants the company to become more transparent. Mathias Doepfner, the chairman of Axel-Springer SE, accuses Google of abusing its dominance in the field of online search to squeeze out competitors.

  • BRUSSELS, April 16- NATO said on Wednesday it would send more ships, planes and troops to eastern Europe to reassure allies worried by Russia's annexation of Crimea but shied away from new permanent bases in the east as Poland wanted.

  • April 16- The world economy can expect steady growth at best over the coming year, but any rapid slowdown in China as it tries to rebalance its economy could upset the still-unsteady progress, Reuters polls showed.

  • Hoeness tax case has Germans dashing to confess Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 5:34 AM ET

    BERLIN— The high-profile tax evasion trial against former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has prompted a surge in the number of Germans turning themselves in to authorities for failing to properly declare their taxes.

  • BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, April 16- China rejected on Wednesday a warning from the Obama administration that its currency was too weak, urging the United States to recognise that China aims to "perfect and regulate" the exchange rate system.

  • Mercedes to revive luxury Maybach brand Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 3:42 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, April 16- Daimler is set to revive Maybach, a brand once coveted by oligarchs, rap stars and royals, to woo a growing class of ultra-wealthy clients in Asia and the United States, a person familiar with the company's plans said.

  • Credit Suisse profits down 34 percent Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:49 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— Swiss bank Credit Suisse says its net profit fell 34 percent in the first quarter, more than expected, as bond-market woes hurt earnings at its investment banking business. Profit dropped to 859 million Swiss francs from 1.303 billion francs in the same quarter a year ago.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to April 29 Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    TOKYO- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at the Japan Trust Banks Association- 0615 GMT. LJUBLJANA- Slovenia Finance Minister Uros Cufer speaks at a business conference on the European and Slovenian banking sector- 0700 GMT.

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