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  • German Producer Prices Rise Faster Than Expected in May Wednesday, 20 Jun 2007 | 3:25 AM ET

    Producer prices rose faster than expected in Germany in May, driven particularly by increases in the cost of intermediate products, the government statistics office reported Wednesday.

  • The chief executive of PPR, the French company acquiring Puma, was named chairman of the athletic apparel maker's supervisory board, the company said Tuesday.

  • Germany's Bayer Raises Profit Outlook, Lifts Shares Tuesday, 19 Jun 2007 | 12:00 PM ET

    German drugs and chemicals group Bayer raised its profit outlook on strong sales of drugs such as multiple sclerosis treatment Betaseron and higher savings from the integration of Schering, sending its shares higher.

  • Police raided the offices of Germany's Air Berlin as part of an investigation into claims of insider trading ahead of its acquisition of rival dba last year, the carrier said Tuesday.

  • German Investor Confidence Slips Unexpectedly in June Tuesday, 19 Jun 2007 | 7:09 AM ET

    Investor and business confidence in Germany slipped unexpectedly in June, putting a halt to six straight months of increases, with development in Europe's biggest economy expected to hold steady but not gain momentum in the near-term.

  • Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer said Monday that it has cut deals to sell 30 jets to Germany's Deutsche Lufthansa and another 10 planes to Japan Airlines.

  • German Savings Banks to Buy LBB for $7.13 Billion Friday, 15 Jun 2007 | 5:29 AM ET

    The Berlin city government will sell a controlling stake in Landesbank Berlin (LBB) to Germany's DSGV savings bank association for a total of 5.35 billion euros ($7.13 billion), DSGV said on Friday.

  • Private equity investor Cerberus is bidding 8 billion euros ($10.6 billion) to buy German conglomerate RAG's assets set to be floated, a source familiar with the situation said on Thursday.

  • Deutsche Telekom Workers Continue Strike Monday, 11 Jun 2007 | 7:45 AM ET
    Deutsche Telekom

    Workers at Deutsche Telekom entered the second month of a strike on Monday over plans to trim wages and extend hours, even as their union said it was mulling a return to the negotiating table.

  • EADS Strategy Chief Gut Resigns Monday, 11 Jun 2007 | 4:57 AM ET

    One of the top executives of European aerospace firm EADS, strategy chief Jean-Paul Gut, announced his resignation on Monday in what he described as a rift with its French and German leaders over its structure.

  • G8 Appeals for WTO Trade Deal; EU Sees Urgency Friday, 8 Jun 2007 | 3:48 PM ET

    G8 leaders called for a prompt conclusion to long-delayed global free trade talks on Friday and the head of the European Commission said they displayed more urgency than in a failed push a year ago.

  • German Exporters Shrug Off Euro's Surge in April Friday, 8 Jun 2007 | 5:09 AM ET

    German companies defied the euro's surge against the dollar to achieve strong export expansion in April, although signs are mounting that the pace of growth has eased, preliminary data showed on Friday.

  • G8 Leaders Agree to 'Substantial' Greenhouse Gas Cuts Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 11:03 AM ET

    World leaders meeting in Germany have agreed to pursue "substantial" cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and integrate U.S. climate plans within the established U.N. process, an EU source said.

  • At G8 Summit, Business Issues Take a Back Seat Wednesday, 6 Jun 2007 | 1:59 PM ET

    Big business is on the back burner at the Group of Eight summit. Instead of focusing on concerns about hedge funds, fluctuating currencies and better transparency in financial dealings, the world's eight wealthiest nations are putting their full focus on climate change and watching to see if a new spat between the U.S. and Russia could develop into another cold war.

  • German real estate firm Franconofurt plans to sell shares in its units FraconoWest and FraconoOst in separate IPOs to raise funds to buy more properties in the country, Boersen-Zeitung reported, citing Franconofurt's chief executive Metehan Sen.

  • Telecom equipment maker Nokia Siemens Networks said Friday that it appointed Eric Simonsen as chief financial officer, effective June 1.

  • Germany's unemployment rate dropped to 9.1% in May and the number of people out of work fell to a 5 1/2-year low amid a sustained pickup in Europe's biggest economy, government figures showed Thursday.

  • English Soccer Star Pay Set to Top 1 Billion Pounds Thursday, 31 May 2007 | 6:42 AM ET

    England's Premiership soccer players will earn more than 1 billion pounds ($1.97 billion) for the first time next season thanks to television, sponsorship and merchandising deals, a top accountancy firm said on Thursday.

  • The French co-chairman of Airbus parent EADS, Arnaud Lagardere, was questioned for nine hours by stock market regulators as part of an inquiry into alleged insider trading, French media reported Wednesday.

  • Ford Not in Talks to Sell Volvo Unit: Report Tuesday, 29 May 2007 | 4:28 PM ET
    Volvo

    Ford Motor said it has not entered talks with anyone to sell Volvo, despite reports that BMW was interested in a possible purchase of the Swedish automaker.