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  • Bertelsmann 2006 EBIT up 16% Before One-Offs Wednesday, 21 Mar 2007 | 7:37 AM ET

    German media conglomerate Bertelsmann increased its operating profit by 16% in 2006, driven by a surge at broadcaster RTL Group, it said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • Metro Says Full-Year Profit Almost Doubled Wednesday, 21 Mar 2007 | 7:29 AM ET

    Metro, Germany's biggest retailer, said Wednesday that full-year net income almost doubled as recently acquired businesses contributed to earnings for the first time and the company sold its remaining stake in the Praktiker home improvement chain.

  • European Stocks to Watch Tuesday, 20 Mar 2007 | 9:49 AM ET

    Here some of Tuesday's big movers on European stock markets:Whitbread, Storebrand, Iberia, ABN Amro, Barclays, Friends Provident, Technical Olympic and Deutsche Post.

  • Celebrating the Grand Alliance Tuesday, 20 Mar 2007 | 7:15 AM ET

    We are on the verge of marking the 50th anniversary of the European Union -- taking as its birth the Treaty of Rome -- and politicians will spend this weekend in Berlin toasting the treaty.

  • German Producer Price Inflation Sinks Tuesday, 20 Mar 2007 | 4:34 AM ET

    German producer price inflation dropped to its lowest level in more than two years last month, helped by lower oil and energy prices, according to government figures released Tuesday.

  • Deutsche Post Says Fourth-Quarter Net Profit Falls Tuesday, 20 Mar 2007 | 4:29 AM ET

    Deutsche Post's fourth-quarter net profit fell by around a quarter, the German mail and logistics company said Tuesday, hurt by a cut in its stake in the country's biggest retail bank, Deutsche Postbank.

  • Ranbaxy Out of Merck KGaA Generic Hunt; Torrent In? Tuesday, 20 Mar 2007 | 3:29 AM ET

    Ranbaxy Laboratories is no longer in the running to buy the generic drug business of Germany's Merck, India's CNBC TV18 reported Tuesday. Ranbaxy withdrew from the second round of bidding for the business, the television station said.

  • Deutsche Postbank's Full-Year Profit More than Doubled Monday, 19 Mar 2007 | 10:21 AM ET

    Deutsche Postbank said Monday that fourth-quarter profit more than doubled.

  • TUI's Travel Unit to Merge with First Choice Monday, 19 Mar 2007 | 6:22 AM ET

    Germany's TUI unveiled a tie-up of its tourism unit with Britain's First Choice on Monday to boost its position as Europe's biggest travel firm in the face of new challenges from merging rivals.

  • Vivendi Offers Big Divestitures in BMG Deal Thursday, 15 Mar 2007 | 7:23 AM ET

    Vivendi's Universal Music has offered major sell-offs to win Brussels' approval for its purchase of BMG Music Publishing, creating the world's largest music publisher, a source familiar with the case said.

  • European Stocks to Watch Wednesday, 14 Mar 2007 | 12:36 PM ET

    Here some of Wednesday's big movers on European stock markets: Kingfisher, Carrefour, J. Sainsbury, HBOS, RBS, Deutsche Bank, SEB, Skanska and Holcim.

  • Ex-Siemens Managers Deny Bribery But Admit Payments Tuesday, 13 Mar 2007 | 11:58 AM ET

    Two former managers of German industrial group Siemens denied charges of breach of trust and bribery but acknowledged making payments to employees of Italy's Enel to secure gas-turbines contracts.

  • Power supplier Enel said Monday it has signed a share swap deal with merchant bank Mediobanca to buy a further 2.98% of sought-after Spanish electricity company Endesa.

  • Volkswagen Fourth-Quarter Profit Nearly Triples Friday, 9 Mar 2007 | 11:13 AM ET

    Volkswagen, Europe's largest automaker, said Friday its fourth-quarter profit nearly tripled on strong vehicle sales.

  • European Stocks to Watch Friday, 9 Mar 2007 | 10:49 AM ET

    Here some of Wednesday's big movers on European stock markets: Alliance Boots, WM Morrison, Sainsbury, Tesco, Volkswagen, EADS, Xstrata and Deutsche Postbank.

  • Germany's trade surplus grew more than expected in January after a surprisingly big drop in imports, Federal Statistics Office data showed on Friday.

  • BMW 2006 Profit Hits Record as 3-Series Buoys Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | 1:42 PM ET

    Germany's BMW, the world's largest premium carmaker, said on Thursday its 2006 pre-tax profit rose by a quarter to a record 4.124 billion euros ($5.4 billion) on buoyant demand for its top selling 3-Series sedan.

  • European Stocks to Watch Wednesday, 7 Mar 2007 | 10:49 AM ET

    Here some of Wednesday's big movers on European stock markets: Telekom Austria, Scania, Resolution, MAN, Iberia, Endesa, Vallourec, Lloyds TSB, RBS and ITV.

  • E.On 2006 Profit Falls 32% to $6.63 Billion Wednesday, 7 Mar 2007 | 8:55 AM ET

    German utility E.On, which is trying to acquire Spain's Endesa in a 41 billion euro ($53.71 billion) deal, on Wednesday reported a 32% drop in net profit in 2006 from the year before, when the bottom line was bolstered by special items.

  • Adidas Stumbles as Reebok Struggles Wednesday, 7 Mar 2007 | 8:47 AM ET

    Shares in Adidas edged lower in Frankfurt on Wednesday after the company posted full-year earnings slightly below analysts' expectations and the order backlog at its Reebok business also disappointed investors.