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  • Uber eyes aggressive expansion in Germany despite bans Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:05 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Aug 27- U.S. car service Uber is planning an aggressive expansion in Germany despite a backlash from cities like Berlin and Hamburg, which have questioned its right to operate in highly regulated markets dominated by traditional taxis.

  • Malaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    Khazanah Nasional, the state investment company that owns 69 percent of Malaysia Airlines, said in early August it will announce details of the overhaul by the end of this month. A substantial revamp has long been on the cards for Malaysia Airlines, which was struggling with chronic financial problems even before it was hit by the double disasters this year.

  • Conflicts weighing heavily on German consumers Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:58 AM ET

    BERLIN— A closely-watched survey shows economic expectations among German consumers have "completely collapsed" over concerns about the conflicts in Iraq, Israel and Ukraine.

  • The groundbreaking call by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi for more action on both the monetary and fiscal fronts has markets wagering that fresh steps could come as soon as next week when the central bank's governing council meets.

  • The groundbreaking call by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi for more action on both the monetary and fiscal fronts has markets wagering that fresh steps could come as soon as next week when the central bank's governing council meets.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 6 Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Speakers:- Polish National Bank Governor Marek Belka, Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen and ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny. ATHENS- French Former Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici is expected to meet Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos and Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis.

  • LONDON, Aug 26- British Prime Minister David Cameron is ready to back his Polish counterpart Donald Tusk as the next president of the European Council after receiving assurances he is sympathetic to the British leader's plans to reform the European Union.

  • Aug 26- It may well be a big deal that Mario Draghi is now talking fiscal stimulus, but the unlikeliness of this happening only underscores that he'll be forced to do more with monetary policy.

  • Telecom Italia to go ahead with bid for Vivendi's GVT Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 2:37 PM ET

    *Vivendi would get 15-20 pct in Telecom Italia- sources. MILAN, Aug 26- Telecom Italia will make a bid valued at roughly 7 billion euros for Vivendi's Brazilian broadband unit GVT, which would leave Vivendi with a 15 to 20 percent stake in the Italian group, said four people familiar with the matter.

  • French gov't reshuffle expels dissident ministers Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    PARIS— France's prime minister reshuffled his Cabinet on Tuesday to silence ministers who had openly criticized Socialist President Francois Hollande's economic policies as he tries to pull the nation out of stagnation and steer it toward growth.

  • *Euro STOXX 50 up 1 percent. LONDON, Aug 26- Euro zone blue chips recorded their biggest two-day gain in over a year on Tuesday, boosted by the prospect of further stimulus from the European Central Bank and by strong gains for some steelmakers. The euro zone's Euro STOXX 50 index closed 1 percent higher, posting its steepest two-day rise since June 2013 at 3.2 percent.

  • Steelmakers lead as euro zone shares extend ECB rally Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    *Euro STOXX 50 up 0.7 pct. LONDON, Aug 26- Euro zone blue chips were on track to record their best two-day gain this year on Tuesday, boosted by the prospect of further stimulus from the European Central Bank and by strong gains for some steelmakers.

  • Oldest US gay bookstore to reopen in Philadelphia Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    Philly AIDS Thrift says it's taking over the shop called Giovanni's Room. The group now has a two-year lease to operate Giovanni's Room. Giovanni's Room has long served as a resource, safe haven and gathering place for the city's gay community.

  • European shares consolidate ECB-fuelled gains Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.1 pct. Steelmakers ArcelorMittal, Salzgitter and Voestalpine outperformed broadly flat European bourses as analysts at UBS upgraded their shares to "buy" from "sell" in expectation that the trio will benefit from a turnaround in the sector.

  • European shares consolidate ECB-fueled gains Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.1 pct. Steelmakers ArcelorMittal, Salzgitter and Voestalpine outperformed broadly flat European bourses as analysts at UBS upgraded their shares to "buy" from "sell" in expectation that the trio will benefit from a turnaround in the sector.

  • UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:38 AM ET

    GENEVA— Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes— banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors— until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday.

  • 5 things to watch for at the Venice Film Festival Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:32 AM ET

    VENICE, Italy— It has Al Pacino and zombie girlfriends, Owen Wilson and Lars von Trier. The 71st Venice Film Festival opens this week, bringing 11 days of high art and Hollywood glamour to the canal-crossed Italian city. Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts also star.

  • Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 5:26 AM ET

    Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation for their loss.

  • ZURICH, Aug 26- Straumann, the world's largest maker of dental implants, has no interest in joining the suitors for No.2 player Nobel Biocare, preferring instead to go after deals in the fast-growing Chinese market, it said on Tuesday.

  • Austrian vice chancellor, finance minister resigns Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 4:58 AM ET

    VIENNA— Austria's vice chancellor and finance minister has announced he is stepping down, citing criticism from his own political party over his refusal to accelerate tax reform plans.