• FRANKFURT, April 22- Nokia's maps business has drawn interest from at least four potential acquirors, including Facebook and a consortium of German carmakers BMW, Audi and Daimler, a German magazine reported on Wednesday. Uber, Hellman& Friedman, BMW, Audi and Daimler were not immediately available for comment. Finland's Nokia said last week it had started a...

  • Transport chaos as public sector strike hits Brussels Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 2:22 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— Much of the transport in Europe's capital, Brussels, came to a halt Wednesday as public sector workers held a one-day strike over Belgian government austerity measures. The big Brussels Nord station was fully closed and the trains to Brussels from Paris and London were also severely affected, although those between London and Paris were running as...

  • Is the 10-year German Bund the 'short of a lifetime'?   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    Is the 10-year German Bund the 'short of a lifetime'?

    Mike Amey, portfolio manager of Pimco, responds to comments by Janus Capital's Bill Gross, who says the 10-year German Bund is the "short of a lifetime."

  • Time to short German bunds?   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 11:35 PM ET
    Time to short German bunds?

    David Mann, chief economist, Asia at Standard Chartered Bank and Kelvin Tay, MD & Regional CIO, Southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management, discuss comments from Janus Capital's Bill Gross that German debt offers an opportunity for short sellers.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 4 Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- Germany's Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret speaks on current situation in the euro area- 1700 GMT. WASHINGTON- Senate Finance Committee holds hearing on nominations of Anne Elizabeth Wall to be a deputy undersecretary of the Treasury and Brodi Fontenot to be chief financial officer, U.S. Department of the Treasury- 1800 GMT.

  • Bill Gross: Short of a lifetime   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 2:19 PM ET

    Bill Gross, Janus Capital Group, is sure German bunds are going to fall.

  • BERLIN, April 21- Online taxi firm Uber will comply with a German ban on its services using unlicensed cab drivers by lowering its fees so it becomes more like a ride sharing service. The Frankfurt regional court last month set stiff fines for any violations of local transport laws by Uber in a case brought by German taxi operator group Taxi Deutschland.

  • DETROIT— Mexico has become the most attractive place in North America to build new automobile factories, a shift that has siphoned jobs from the U.S. and Canada, yet helped keep car and truck prices in check for consumers. In the past two years, eight automakers have opened or announced new plants or expansions in Mexico. A worker in Mexico costs car companies an...

  • European markets close: Greek debt curve   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    European markets close: Greek debt curve

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the Greek deal, and Italian banks.

  • *Reiterates 2015 operating profit of 5.6- 5.9 bln euros. FRANKFURT, April 21- The weaker euro boosted revenue at German business software maker SAP in the first three months of the year and drove operating profit up 15 percent, although a rise in newer cloud-based software sales squeezed margins. Europe's largest software company said on Tuesday its...

  • BERLIN, April 21- A Greek exit from the euro zone would carry significant risks for the global economy and no one should be under the impression that financial markets have fully priced in such an event, the chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers said. The comments by Jason Furman in an interview with Reuters in Berlin are among the strongest by a...

  • German investor sentiment edges down on global fears Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 6:28 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— German investor optimism unexpectedly fell in April after five months of increases due to fears about the global economy. Germany's economy is heavily dependent on exporting cars and industrial machinery. ZEW President Clemens Fuest said Germany's low unemployment was keeping domestic expectations strong.

  • SAP see sales surge, aided by cheap euro Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 3:22 AM ET

    German business software maker SAP reported a 15 percent rise in operating profit helped by a cheap euro.

  • *Reiterates 2015 operating profit of 5.6- 5.9 bln euros. FRANKFURT, April 21- German business software maker SAP reported a 15 percent rise in operating profit helped by a cheap euro, even as rising investment in newer cloud-based software squeezed its profit margin. Europe's largest software company said on Tuesday first-quarter operating profit, excluding...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— Buoyant financial markets helped Credit Suisse Group AG overcome the impact of a surging Swiss franc to post a solid 23 percent increase in first quarter profit. The bank said Tuesday that it made 1.054 billion Swiss francs in the first quarter, ahead of the consensus of analysts' expectations at around 1.03 billion francs.

  • Grexit will crush German government bonds: Pro   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 12:52 AM ET
    Grexit will crush German government bonds: Pro

    Cosimo Marasciulo, head of European Government Bonds at Pioneer Investments, says a "Grexit", which may occur over the next few months, will result in German bond yields turning negative.

  • LONDON, April 20- Ship container line Hapag-Lloyd has placed an order for five vessels as it looks to bolster trade in Latin America ahead of next year's planned expansion of the Panama Canal, the world's fourth biggest player said on Monday. Hamburg- headquartered Hapag-Lloyd, which completed a merger with Chile's Compania Sud Americana de Vapores in December,...

  • German train drivers' union calls for 2-day strike Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 12:32 PM ET

    BERLIN— A union representing German train drivers has called its members out on strike Wednesday and Thursday in a long-running dispute with the national railway operator. The GDL union said passenger services will be hit from 2 a.m. Wednesday through 9 p.m. Thursday. Members on freight trains will walk off the job Tuesday afternoon and return to work Friday...

  • European stocks boosted by telecoms, China stimulus Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 11:54 AM ET

    *Telenet, KPN shares rise after Belgian deal. LONDON, April 20- European shares made a positive start to the week on Monday, thanks to deal-making in the telecoms sector and stimulus from China, though gains were not enough to entirely erase the losses from Friday's sharp sell-off. Volkswagen, the only German blue-chip stock to fall, was depressed after Scania order...

  • European markets close: Big Greek payments   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 11:25 AM ET
    European markets close: Big Greek payments

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a decree from the Greek government.