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Dutch chemicals group Akzo Nobel has agreed a deal to buy Britain's ICI for 8 billion pounds ($16.2 billion) to boost its position as the world's biggest industrial coatings maker.
Between the shelves of product catalogues on the wall of a spartan office in an eastern German lighting factory sits a framed quotation, in bold black lettering on silver paper, from Winston Churchill.
German pay-TV broadcaster Premiere said Monday that its long-serving chief executive, Georg Kofler, is stepping down.
Internal investigators have uncovered more than 1 billion euros ($1.4 billion) of dubious payments at Siemens' telecoms and turbines divisions, far more than previously thought, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung said.
German charter airline LTU said Saturday it reached a new wage agreement with its pilots, averting the threat of a strike.
Steelmaker ThyssenKrupp on Friday reported a 62% increase in net profit in its fiscal third quarter as rising demand for steel lifted its sales.
German utility RWE said Thursday that its first-half net profit rose by 58% amid high power prices in Germany and elsewhere in Europe, and raised its full-year earnings forecast.
Commerzbank, Germany's second-largest bank, said Thursday that its second-quarter profit doubled on gains from the sale of its asset management business Jupiter.
Deutsche Telekom said Thursday that its second-quarter net profit fell by 40% as it continued to lose customers from its fixed-line unit.
DaimlerChrysler still believes it has excess liquidity on hand but has not yet decided what to do with it, a spokesman for the world's fifth-biggest carmaker said on Wednesday.
Adidas, Europe's biggest sports goods maker, said on Wednesday its second-quarter net income rose 27% despite nearly flat revenue because of lower brand Reebok sales and currency effects.
German airport operator Fraport said Tuesday second-quarter profit dipped nearly 6% largely because of rising costs and the lack of several one-off gains from last year.
St Gobain, the world's biggest building materials group, said on Tuesday it would buy clay and mortar company Maxit Group from Germany's HeidelbergCement in a deal worth around $3 billion.
BMW, the world's biggest producer of luxury automobiles, said Tuesday that sales rose in July, as well as in the January-July period, on continued demand for its BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands.
Bayer, which raised its profit guidance in June, posted a 30% rise in quarterly operating profit on Tuesday, driven by strong sales of its cancer and contraceptive drugs.
Germany's Munich Re on Monday reported a 2.2% increase in second-quarter net profit, beating expectations as a lower tax rate offset lower premiums, lower capital investment gains and higher claims.
Luxury car maker BMW said Wednesday that its second-quarter profit slipped 4.3 percent, hurt by a strong euro, rising materials costs and the costs of launching new models.
BASF, one of the world's biggest chemical companies, said Wednesday that its second-quarter profit rose 11.3% as demand and higher prices for its products padded global sales.
Deutsche Bank sidestepped the crisis in U.S. sub-prime mortgage lending to deliver the best second-quarter profit in its history on the back of a strong performance from its trading arm.
The ranks of the unemployed in Germany ticked nominally higher in July, rising to 8.9% from 8.8% in June, the government said Tuesday, as workers took an expected pause at the peak of the country's vacation season.