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  • US, Germany vow cooperation despite espionage spat Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    VIENNA— The United States and Germany put a brave face on an escalating espionage dispute, stressing on Sunday the importance of their cooperation to solving several global crises but offering little indication they've fully mended ties. The accounts have rocked relations, coming on the heels of revelations about widespread U.S. spying in Germany.

  • BERLIN, July 13- It has taken a quarter of a century longer than hoped but Berlin is now glimpsing the prosperity that was supposed to land in its lap after the Wall came down in 1989 and it was restored as the jubilant capital of Germany.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to July 24 Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    STRASBOURG- ECB President Mario Draghi speaks at the Quarterly Hearing before the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on the central bank's semiannual monetary policy before the Senate Banking Committee- 1400 GMT.

  • FRANKFURT/ BERLIN, July 11- German car parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen's takeover offer for rival TRW looks unlikely to draw rival bids for the U.S. company but could trigger further deals down the line, bankers and analysts said on Friday.

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases retail sales data for June, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for May, 10 a.m.. BERLIN— Germany's ZEW institute releases its monthly index of investor confidence in Europe's biggest economy.

  • July 10- Online music sharing service SoundCloud Ltd is close to a deal with Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group for licenses to continue playing their songs and avoid potential legal disputes, Bloomberg reported citing people with knowledge of the matter.

  • Robot writes Torah at Berlin's Jewish Museum Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    BERLIN— The robot's quill runs across the paper scroll, from right to left, scribbling down ancient Hebrew letters with black ink. The Torah-writing robot was developed by the German artists' group robotlab and was presented for the first time Thursday at Berlin's Jewish Museum.

  • Faltering Germany casts cloud over fragile euro zone Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, July 10- Germany's faltering economy has cast further doubt over the euro zone's prospects for recovery this year, with no other big country strong enough to pick up the slack. But just as the bloc appeared to be turning the corner, its star economy, Germany, has fumbled the ball.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 23 Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    CAMBRIDGE, United States- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on "Financial Sector Reform" before a Martin Feldstein Lecture event hosted by the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge- 2030 GMT.

  • SEEHEIM, Germany, July 9- Lufthansa may launch low-cost long-haul flights under a new brand as part of plans by the company's new boss to battle competition from Middle East carriers and no-frills airlines.

  • Germany's Lufthansa plans long-haul budget airline Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:19 AM ET

    BERLIN— Germany's Lufthansa says it plans to expand its budget airline operation to offer long-haul flights, possibly in cooperation with Turkish Airlines. Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Germany's biggest airline, has been trying to cut costs amid tough competition from European budget carriers and aggressively expanding government-owned Gulf airlines.

  • *Libya restarts 340,000- bpd El Sharara oilfield. LONDON, July 9- Brent crude oil traded at a one-month low under $109 a barrel on Wednesday after a Libyan oilfield restarted and supply worries faded, prompting traders to reduce long positions.

  • Oil down closer to $103 on boost in Libya supplies Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 3:10 AM ET

    By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery was down 11 cents at $103.29 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. "El Sharara, the second-largest oilfield in the west of Libya, is now also reopening," analysts at Commerzbank in Frankfurt wrote in a note to clients.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to July 22 Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    BEIJING- Sixth round of the U.S.- China Strategic and Economic Dialog will be held in Beijing, China. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and Secretary of State John Kerry will join their respective Chinese co-chairs, Vice Premier Wang Yang and State Councilor Yang Jiechi, for the Dialog.

  • FACTBOX-Development of China's yuan payment systems Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    Below are key facts and a timeline concerning development of China's yuan payments system. NOVEMBER 2005- China's central bank announces the expansion of the yuan banking business in Hong Kong.

  • FRANKFURT, July 8- U.S. authorities have begun settlement talks with Germany's Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank over their dealings with countries blacklisted by the United States, extending a crackdown on European banks at a delicate point in U.S.-German relations. Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank declined to comment.

  • European markets close: Stocks fall again     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a decline for German exports.

  • *New investors are Northgate Capital, Access Industries. Linio active in Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and Peru. Founded in 2012, Linio now sells products from shoes to smartphones in Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and Peru.

  • *Veolia, Suez margins fall as towns negotiate discounts. PARIS, July 8- Nearly five years after Paris took the management of its water supply back into its own hands, the move is inspiring other cities at home and abroad and hurting profits at private water firms Veolia and Suez Environnement.

  • FRANKFURT, July 8- U.S. authorities have begun settlement talks with Germany's Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank over their dealings with countries blacklisted by the United States, extending a crackdown on European banks at a delicate point in U.S.-German relations. Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank declined to comment.