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  • UPDATE 1-ECB's Praet - give euro zone a seat at IMF Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 8:51 AM ET

    BERLIN, Sept 22- The euro zone should have its own single representation at the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank's chief economist said on Monday, a call which may encounter resistance around the bloc.

  • Sept 22- Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc said its board had determined that Endo International Plc's offer "significantly undervalues" the company. Auxilium said in June that it would buy QLT for $346 million, in a deal aimed at cutting its tax bill by moving its headquarters to lower-tax British Columbia, Canada.

  • LONDON, Sept 18- Irish cement maker CRH is exploring a bid for all the assets rivals Lafarge and Holcim must sell to steer their mega-merger past competition watchdogs, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Bain, Onex and another limited partner form the fourth consortium, the sources said.

  • Ireland economy grows 7.7 percent, leads eurozone Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    DUBLIN— Ireland's economy is growing at a rapid pace last experienced at the tail-end of the Celtic Tiger boom, government statisticians reported Thursday as economists declared that the country's debt crisis was dead and buried.

  • APNewsBreak: NY bid to halt Alzheimer's drug swap Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— New York's attorney general filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to stop a manufacturer from discontinuing its drug widely used to treat Alzheimer's patients, arguing the company is illegally driving patients to its newer patented drug to avoid losses from cheaper generic alternatives coming out next year.

  • PARIS, Sept 11- Britain's international partners are aghast, mostly in silence, at the possibility that one of the leading Western powers could break up and turn in on itself if Scotland votes next week for independence from London.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- U.S. specialty drugmaker Akorn Inc is exploring a bid for Belgian drugmaker UCB SA's U.S. subsidiary, a deal that would allow the company to move its tax domicile overseas in a practice known as inversion, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • *Tycoon's firm in JV talks with Mitsubishi arm- sources. SINGAPORE, Sept 11- Asia's richest man, Li Ka- shing, aims to buy his way into the global aircraft leasing business as his flagship investment firm holds talks with lessors on building a portfolio of planes, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

  • Chiquita backtracks, opens talks on potential sale Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Not a month after flatly rejecting a takeover bid by two Brazilian companies, Chiquita is softening its stance and will open its books to them.

  • Currency question at heart of Scottish debate Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:19 AM ET

    There'll be no going back if Scotland votes for independence from the United Kingdom on Sept. 18. If a knockout blow is dealt to Scotland's 307- year union with England, that selling could accelerate as the U.K. plunges into a constitutional crisis.

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 8- Banana producer Chiquita Brands International Inc has postponed a shareholder vote on a plan to merge with Fyffes Plc in order to engage in discussions with Safra Group and Grupo Cutrale regarding a $611 million unsolicited takeover bid.

  • Sept 8- Ryanair Holdings Plc, Europe's largest low-cost carrier, signed a deal on Monday to buy 100 Boeing Co 737 MAX jetliners for up to $11 billion, launching a new version of the single-aisle plane that will allow it to squeeze in more passengers.

  • Sept 8- Ryanair Holdings Plc, Europe's largest low-cost carrier, signed a deal on Monday to buy 100 Boeing Co 737 MAX jetliners for up to $11 billion, launching a new version of the single-aisle plane that allows airlines to squeeze in more passengers.

  • Sept 8- Ryanair Holdings Plc, Europe's largest low-cost airline, has agreed to buy 100 Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 jetliners, the companies said on Monday, with an option for 100 more planes for a total value of approximately $22 billion.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 8- European Union officials support Ireland's request to be allowed to pay back early the International Monetary Fund's part of its bailout because of the money it would save Dublin, a senior EU official said on Monday.

  • ECB’s stimulus surprise: Reactions around Europe Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 9:35 AM ET
    Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB).

    The ECB’s triple-interest rate cut and bond-buying announcement surprised investors on Thursday – and were still sparking debate a day on.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- Apple Inc shares were on track Wednesday for their worst day since January just days ahead of the launch of its latest iPhone, with one brokerage warning of a stock downgrade unless its new products show better promise for profit growth.

  • Sept 3- U.S. drugmaker AbbVie Inc and Calico, a new company set up by Google Inc to cure diseases of aging, will each invest $250 million to help create Calico research facilities and collaborate on discovery and development of new medicines.

  • Apple shares stumble ahead of product launch next week Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 3- Apple Inc shares were on track Wednesday for their worst day since January ahead of the launch of its newest iPhone, with at least one brokerage mulling a stock downgrade unless its new products show better promise for profit growth.

  • DUBLIN, Sept 1- Ireland is significantly bucking the trend in the euro zone's stalled recovery with evidence building from companies to consumers that the economy is set to grow faster than most on the continent this year and beyond.