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  • Business events scheduled for Tuesday Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 1:58 PM ET

    PARIS— French fashion houses launch nine days of ready-to-wear shows for the spring-summer 2015 season— including Jean-Paul Gaultier's last pret-a-porter show.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 22- Germany's Siemens AG has agreed to buy U.S. oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand Group Inc for $7.6 billion in cash, paying a relatively rich price to belatedly beef up its presence in the U.S. shale oil and gas industry.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- The leader of a Manhattan- based non-profit that tries to put pressure on Iran by publicly criticizing people and firms who do business there announced on Monday he is launching a new non-profit devoted to tracking terrorist financing.

  • MILAN/ LUANDA, Sept 22- Angola's liquefied natural gas plant faces major reconstruction to fix design flaws and corrosion of nearly-new equipment, threatening to extend a lengthy closure and pushing unofficial estimates of the project's cost to at least $12 billion.

  • Swiss bank UBS loses $1.4B bail appeal in France Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    BERLIN— Swiss bank UBS AG has failed to overturn a bail order for 1.1 billion euros set by a French court in a tax evasion and money laundering case. The Zurich- based bank said it was informed Monday of the appeals court decision, which it said failed to take into account the arguments it put forward.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 22- The European Central Bank stands ready to use additional unconventional tools if needed to spur inflation and growth in the euro zone, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Monday. Such quantitative easing, or QE, would face strong resistance in Germany.

  • BERLIN, Sept 22- France's Manuel Valls used his first visit to Berlin as prime minister on Monday to try to convince Germany his government is serious about making its economy more competitive, declaring that France "is not the sick child of Europe."

  • 'The Lion King' earns record box office Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 9:46 AM ET

    With a worldwide gross of over $6.2 billion, "The Lion King" stage musical has now achieved the most successful box office total of any work in any media in entertainment history, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Draghi: Euro recovery losing momentum Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— European Central Bank head Mario Draghi defended the bank's new stimulus programs as he warned that the weak economic recovery in the eurozone "is losing momentum."

  • 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.

  • Striking pilots reject Air France low-cost delay Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 8:37 AM ET

    PARIS— Air France pilots are rejecting the company's offer to delay the expansion of its low-cost carrier, Transavia, after a seven-day strike that the airline says is costing it up to 20 million euros a day.

  • French premier rejects notion country is 'sick' Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    Manuel Valls spoke after a meeting in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at which France's efforts to improve its competitiveness were the focus of discussions.

  • BERLIN, Sept 22- Germany's Angela Merkel said on Monday after meeting French premier Manuel Valls that she was impressed by the number of reforms Paris had launched, but deferred to Brussels on the halting French efforts to reduce its public deficit.

  • German Merck to buy St. Louis-based Sigma-Aldrich Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 6:49 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— German drug company Merck says it has agreed to buy St. Louis- based chemical firm Sigma-Aldrich Corp. for $17 billion in a deal Merck says will strengthen its business in chemicals and laboratory equipment.

  • *Siemens shares down 0.6 percent, Sulzer down 4.2 percent. FRANKFURT, Sept 22- Germany's Siemens has agreed to buy U.S. oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion in cash, aiming to catch up with arch-rival General Electric in a booming U.S. shale gas market.

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 22- The missing chief executive of embattled German-listed Chinese shoe maker Ultrasonic AG has resurfaced in China to deny absconding with millions of dollars of company money, telling local media he had been travelling and lost his phone.

  • German employers struggle to find apprentices Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 4:25 AM ET

    The 800- seat eatery caters to Berlin's affluent Prenzlauer Berg district and when the evening crush starts owner Gerd Spitzer needs all hands on deck— including the apprentices he's relieved to have found after receiving no suitable applicants last year.

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 22- The missing chief executive of embattled German-listed Chinese shoe maker Ultrasonic AG has resurfaced in China to deny absconding with millions of dollars of company money, telling local media he had been travelling and lost his phone.

  • German Amazon workers on strike for higher pay Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 4:06 AM ET

    BERLIN— Workers at four of Amazon.com' s German distribution centers have started a two-day strike in a long-running dispute over wages. Amazon employs some 9,000 people in total at nine locations in Germany. Amazon says its distribution warehouses in Germany are logistics centers and employees already earn wages on the upper end of that industry.

  • Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 3:44 AM ET

    JAKARTA, Indonesia— Down a concrete path, between rail tracks that buzz with each approaching train and a river choked by plastic and raw sewage, Asih Binti Arif cradles her baby and reflects on dreams gone dark. From India to Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines, overcrowded cities have become studies in extremes of deprivation and wealth.