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  • DaimlerChrysler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche said last month's announcement that all options are on the table for Chrysler has hurt the U.S. car maker's sales, CNBC's Phil LeBeau reported. "Yes, we have seen an impact," Zetsche told LeBeau in a 30-minute interview at the Geneva Motor Show.

  • Enel Shares up on Report of E.ON Move in Endesa Row Monday, 5 Mar 2007 | 7:00 AM ET

    Enel shares outperformed a falling European stock market on Monday on a report Germany's E.ON could buy shares in its Italian rival as a bargaining tool in their battle over Spanish power firm Endesa.

  • Private equity buyout firm Silver Lake Partners is interested in buying a part of SAP, Germany's leading business software company, German magazine Wirtschaftswoche reported Monday.

  • German retail sales fell 1.4% in January from the same month last year as a hefty increase in value-added tax took effect, according to government figures released Friday.

  • Deutsche Telekom Eyes Acquisitions as Profit Drops 43% Thursday, 1 Mar 2007 | 12:07 PM ET

    Deutsche Telekom said on Thursday it was seeking acquisitions to fuel growth as Europe's largest telecoms operator blamed fierce competition and staff costs for a 43% drop in annual net profit.

  • BMW, Daimler to Co-develop Hybrids for Premium Cars Thursday, 1 Mar 2007 | 5:23 AM ET

    German carmakers BMW and DaimlerChrysler have agreed to co-develop hybrid transmission systems for rear-wheel-drive premium cars, they said on Thursday.

  • German Government Approves Partial Smoking Ban Wednesday, 28 Feb 2007 | 1:35 PM ET

    Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a plan to ban smoking on public transport and in federal buildings, but left open the possibility of special rooms being set aside for smokers.

  • German Unemployment Falls to 10.1% in February Wednesday, 28 Feb 2007 | 6:18 AM ET

    Germany's unemployment rate fell in seasonally unadjusted terms to 10.1% in February from 10.2% the month before, the country's Federal Labor Office said Wednesday, a sign that companies continued to hire more workers.

  • Volkswagen said Tuesday it has increased its stake in German truckmaker MAN to nearly 30%, a move that would give it a better say in guiding the company toward a friendly alliance with Swedish truckmaker Scania.

  • German Consumer Confidence Deteriorates Monday, 26 Feb 2007 | 6:32 AM ET

    Consumer confidence in Europe's biggest economy fell despite Germany's economic upswing, as higher value-added tax discouraged spending, according to a forecast of consumer sentiment for March.

  • German business sentiment for February dipped further than analysts’ expectations, with the retail sector showing the bulk of the weakness, according to the Ifo economic research institute’s data released Friday.

  • German Budget Deficit in 2006 at 1.7% of GDP Thursday, 22 Feb 2007 | 5:03 AM ET

    Germany's budget deficit in 2006 fell even lower than predicted to 1.7% of gross domestic product, a government agency said Thursday.

  • ProSiebenSat.1 Increases Forth-Quarter Profit Thursday, 22 Feb 2007 | 4:28 AM ET

    Broadcaster proSiebenSat.1  said Thursday its fourth-quarter profit was up 17% because of increased advertising but the figure was still shy of what analysts had expected.

  • Insurer Allianz Says Fourth-Quarter Net Rose 57% Thursday, 22 Feb 2007 | 3:06 AM ET

    Insurer Allianz on Thursday said fourth-quarter profit rose 57% as fewer claims were made.

  • Airbus Delays Restructuring Announcement Monday, 19 Feb 2007 | 10:19 AM ET

    Airbus said Monday it postponed a news conference at which it had been expected to announce its long-awaited restructuring strategy.

  • Europe will start the week without the aid of U.S. and Asia as President’s Day and Chinese New Year mean both markets will be closed on Monday 19th.

  • Commerzbank Sees Rosy Future After Record Result Wednesday, 14 Feb 2007 | 5:42 AM ET

    Commerzbank raised its earnings target for this year after bumping up the dividend on the back of a record 2006 net profit that cemented the group's return to financial health.

  • Germany's Federal Statistics Office on Tuesday raised its overall 2006 gross domestic product growth estimate after fourth-quarter results came in much stronger than expected.

  • Thomas Cook to Merge with MyTravel Monday, 12 Feb 2007 | 8:51 AM ET

    Germany's KarstadtQuelle, owner of tour operator Thomas Cook, agreed Monday to merge with British package holiday company MyTravel.

  • G7 Summit: Making "Cents" Out Of Currency Concern Friday, 9 Feb 2007 | 3:57 PM ET

    Currency issues are expected to take center stage this weekend as finance ministers and bankers from the world’s seven richest nations gather for a meeting in Essen, Germany. Weakness in the Yen will likely spark a debate involving Germany, who wants the G-7 nations to prevent hedge funds from having too much influence over currency markets.