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  • FRANKFURT, Aug 27- U.S. car service Uber is planning an aggressive expansion in Germany despite a backlash from cities such as Berlin and Hamburg, which have questioned its right to operate in highly regulated markets dominated by traditional taxis. Currently, Uber operates in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt and Duesseldorf.

  • UPDATE 1-ECB hires BlackRock to help develop ABS plan Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    BlackRock, the world's largest money manager, will provide advice on the design and implementation of a potential ABS purchase program, but all final decisions will be taken by the ECB itself, the spokesman said.

  • CORRECTED-Berlin bans car service Uber Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    BERLIN, Aug 14- Berlin has banned car service Uber, which allows users to summon a ride on their smartphone, for not offering drivers and vehicles licensed to carry passengers, or full insurance cover, the German capital said.

  • Regulators decided on Aug. 3 to put its healthy assets into a new entity, Novo Banco, and leave family borrowings, shareholders and junior creditors behind in BES.

  • *Helaba, big savings banks, BNY Mellon form joint venture. FRANKFURT, Aug 27- Helaba, the German landesbank, has unveiled a joint venture with U.S. banking group BNY Mellon and the country's 25 largest savings banks to help corporate customers to expand foreign trade with Asia.

  • Germany plans to tighten EU migration rules Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    BERLIN— The German government proposed measures Wednesday to tighten migration regulations for citizens from elsewhere in the European Union amid accusations of welfare abuse by poor immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania.

  • Uber eyes aggressive expansion in Germany despite bans Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:05 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Aug 27- U.S. car service Uber is planning an aggressive expansion in Germany despite a backlash from cities like Berlin and Hamburg, which have questioned its right to operate in highly regulated markets dominated by traditional taxis.

  • Conflicts weighing heavily on German consumers Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:58 AM ET

    BERLIN— A closely-watched survey shows economic expectations among German consumers have "completely collapsed" over concerns about the conflicts in Iraq, Israel and Ukraine.

  • The groundbreaking call by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi for more action on both the monetary and fiscal fronts has markets wagering that fresh steps could come as soon as next week when the central bank's governing council meets.

  • The groundbreaking call by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi for more action on both the monetary and fiscal fronts has markets wagering that fresh steps could come as soon as next week when the central bank's governing council meets.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 6 Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Speakers:- Polish National Bank Governor Marek Belka, Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen and ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny. ATHENS- French Former Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici is expected to meet Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos and Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis.

  • Aug 26- It may well be a big deal that Mario Draghi is now talking fiscal stimulus, but the unlikeliness of this happening only underscores that he'll be forced to do more with monetary policy.

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Sept 5 Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Speakers:- Polish National Bank Governor Marek Belka, Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen and ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny. LUGANO, Switzerland- Swiss National Bank Vice President Jean-Pierre Danthine speaks at the UBS Session: The Role of Finance in Society- 1130 GMT. LJUBLJANA- Bled Strategic Forum 2014 in Slovenia.

  • Business Highlights Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 5:58 PM ET

    Burger King may move to Canada. NEW YORK— Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada.

  • BERLIN/ PARIS, Aug 25- The euro zone's flat-lining economy took another hit on Monday when data showed German business sentiment sagging for the fourth month running, while a row over the lack of growth led the French government to resign.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 25- Prodding governments to do more to boost demand and hinting at European Central Bank action to go along with it marks a major shift in ECB chief Mario Draghi's euro zone policy away from a focus on austerity towards reviving growth. Draghi is now positioning himself closer to France and Italy.

  • *Ifo economist says Ukraine crisis burdening German economy. BERLIN, Aug 25- German business sentiment dropped for a fourth straight month in August as concerns about the Ukraine crisis and the impact of sanctions against Russia sweep through corporate boardrooms in Europe's largest economy.

  • *Ifo economist says Ukraine crisis burdening German economy. BERLIN, Aug 25- German business sentiment dropped for a fourth straight month in August, suggesting concerns about the Ukraine crisis and the impact of sanctions against Russia are sweeping through corporate boardrooms in Europe's largest economy.

  • Talk of ECB action grows as European economy fades Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 4:36 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— Worries about the economy are rippling through Europe. Downbeat data have pushed the European Central Bank closer to more drastic action to keep the hesitant recovery from stalling completely.

  • BERLIN, Aug 25- German business sentiment dropped for a fourth straight month in August, suggesting concerns about the Ukraine crisis and the impact of sanctions against Russia are sweeping through corporate boardrooms in Europe's largest economy.