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  • Deutsche Telekom Workers Strike Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 6:36 AM ET

    Some 12,000 workers at Deutsche Telekom walked off the job Monday, protesting the telecommunications company's plan to reorganize its work force by transferring 50,000 staffers into separate units, union officials said.

  • DaimlerChrysler to See Bidders, But Not Kerkorian - WSJ Wednesday, 11 Apr 2007 | 1:18 PM ET

    A top DaimlerChrysler executive is scheduled to meet in New York this week with bidders for the German auto maker's Chrysler unit but it appears that billionaire Kirk Kerkorian's Tracinda isn't among those on the invitation list, The Wall Street Journal reported.

  • UniCredit Drops out of Berlin Bank Auction: Sources Wednesday, 11 Apr 2007 | 7:49 AM ET

    UniCredit has dropped out of an auction for a Berlin community lender in the face of competition from state-owned banks determined to stop the it from falling into private hands, sources close to the matter said.

  • China Won't be Part of G7 Economy Talks - Germany Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | 6:59 AM ET

    China will not participate in discussions on the global economy at a meeting of Group of Seven (G7) nations this weekend despite being invited to do so, a German finance ministry official said on Tuesday.

  • A global fervor around the German polar bear cub known as "Knut" has reached thestock market, with shares in Zoologischer Garten Berlin more than doubling this week.

  • Shares of Italy’s Pirelli soared to 9.67% Monday morning after it revealed late Sunday that it was in talks with U.S. telecom giant AT&T and its Mexican affiliate America Movil to sell two-thirds of its 80% stake in holding company Olimpia for 2.82 euros a share less debt.

  • European Stocks to Watch: Compass Group Thursday, 29 Mar 2007 | 7:45 AM ET

    Shares of caterer Compass Group gained 5.78% in midday London trading Thursday after it reported that trading in the first 5 months of the year has been ahead of its expectations and the sale of its European vending business is progressing.

  • Porsche Moves on VW Shares Acquisition Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 | 11:59 AM ET

    German sportscar maker Porsche said Wednesday it had completed its acquisition of more shares in Volkswagen for a total stake of 30.94%, triggering a formal takeover offer to VW's shareholders.

  • EU Takes Spain to Court Over E.On-Endesa Deal Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 | 8:09 AM ET

    The European Commission said Wednesday it was taking Spain to the EU's Court of Justice over the "unlawful" conditions Madrid put on E.On's multibillion euro bid to buy Spain's biggest electricity company, Endesa.

  • Boehringer's 2006 Net Rises, Will Stay Independent Tuesday, 27 Mar 2007 | 10:39 AM ET
  • Siemens Board Member Arrested in Probe Tuesday, 27 Mar 2007 | 8:47 AM ET

    A board member of Siemens was arrested Tuesday in connection with an investigation of alleged payments to the head of a tiny labor union, the company said.

  • Here are some of Tuesday’s big movers on European stock markets

  • CNMV Confirms 6-Month Ban on Enel/Acciona Endesa Bid Tuesday, 27 Mar 2007 | 6:03 AM ET

    Spanish market regulator CNMV said it had taken note of Enel and Acciona's joint takeover plan for Endesa and reiterated no bid could be made for six months.

  • German March Ifo Index Unexpectedly Rises Tuesday, 27 Mar 2007 | 4:24 AM ET

    German business sentiment unexpectedly rose in March, with the mood improving in the retail sector as the impact of a new year's sales tax hike appeared to fade, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday.

  • Here are some of Monday's big movers on European stock markets

  • The top two shareholders in Spain's biggest utility Endesa trumped a 42.3 billion euro ($56.4 billion) bid by E.ON on Monday, offering one euro per share more than their German rival. Enel and Acciona, which together own 46% of Endesa, will offer 41 euros a share to buy out the Spanish utility after E.ON raised its offer for the third time to 40 euros a share in a last-ditch attempt to fend them off.

  • Porsche Boosts VW Stake to 30.9% via Option Monday, 26 Mar 2007 | 3:13 AM ET

    German sports car maker Porsche has exercised an option to take an extra 3.6% voting stake in Volkswagen, Porsche said on Monday, taking its holding to 30.9% as of Wednesday.

  • DaimlerChrysler shares  gained sharply on Friday on speculation that the German automaker could be nearing a deal to sell struggling U.S. unit Chrysler.

  • Here some of Friday's big movers on European stock markets

  • Italy's Enel said Friday it is in "advanced" talks with partner Acciona about a possible offer for Spain's Endesa should an extant offer from E.on fail.