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*Citi lowers forecasts on global smartphone sector. The STOXX Europe 600 Technology Index was down 2.4 percent at 1315 GMT, tracking a similar decline in the United States concentrated among semiconductor companies overnight. Traders said one reason for the pull-back was a note by U.S. investment bank Citigroup, which on Thursday cut its forecasts for the...
VIENNA, March 26- The European Central Bank has asked euro zone lenders to detail their exposure to Austria and provisions they plan to make after the country halted debt repayments by a "bad bank" winding down defunct lender Hypo Alpe Adria, financial sources told Reuters. Austria- which like Germany and Britain has already adopted ahead of schedule the new...
*Named as Andreas Lubitz, a German citizen. PARIS/ SEYNE-LES-ALPES, March 26- The co-pilot of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps killing all 150 people aboard appears to have brought the A320 Airbus down deliberately, the Marseille prosecutor said on Thursday. German Andreas Lubitz, 28, left in sole control of the Airbus A320 after the...
LONDON, March 26- The European Union will continue to diverge from global banking regulations where necessary to avoid overburdening smaller lenders, the bloc's financial services chief said on Thursday. Hill said he would "differentiate" from other Basel rules, too, in an effort to ensure that EU legislation is proportionate and takes into account different...
PARIS, March 26- The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a Germanwings jet into the French Alps on Tuesday has been identified as 28- year-old Andreas Lubitz. Announcing his details at a news conference on Thursday, Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said he had no known links with terrorism. "There is no reason to suspect a terrorist attack," he said.
MARSEILLE PROSECUTOR SAYS NO GROUNDS TO CONSIDER IT WAS TERRORIST INCIDENT.
MARSEILLE PROSECUTOR NAMES GERMANWINGS CO-PILOT AS ANDREAS LUBITZ.
PARIS, March 26- The co-pilot of a Germanwings jet that went down in the French Alps, killing 150 people, appears to have crashed the plane deliberately, a Marseille prosecutor said on Thursday.
MARSEILLE PROSECUTOR SAYS CO-PILOT WAS NOT KNOWN AS WANTED TERRORIST.
MARSEILLE PROSECUTOR SAYS RECORDING SUGGESTS PASSENGERS' SCREAMS BEGAN JUST BEFORE FINAL IMPACT.
MARSEILLE PROSECUTOR- CO-PILOT IS BELIEVED TO HAVE ACTIVATED DESCENT BUTTON.
MARSEILLE PROSECUTOR- GERMAN CO-PILOT APPEARS TO HAVE CRASHED PLANE DELIBERATELY.
SEYNE-LES-ALPES/ PARIS, March 26- Just one of the two pilots of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps was in the cockpit at the time it went down, a German state prosecutor said on Thursday. The statement came after the New York Times reported that "black box" recordings showed one of the pilots had left the cockpit and could not get back in before the...
MARSEILLE PROSECUTOR- CURRENT MOST PLAUSIBLE INTERPRETATION OF INVESTIGATORS IS THAT CO-PILOT DELIBERATELY REFUSED TO OPEN CABIN DOOR.
COLOGNE, Germany— CEO of Germanwings parent company Lufthansa: no indication what co-pilot's motive was.
PARIS— Prosecutor: Co-pilot, alone at helm of Germanwings, began descent manually,' intentionally'.
MARSEILLE PROSECUTOR SAYS SOUNDS SUGGEST CO-PILOT WAS ALIVE AND BREATHING TILL IMPACT.
MARSEILLE PROSECUTOR SAYS RECORDING SUGGESTS SOMEONE LEFT COCKPIT.
MARSEILLE STATE PROSECUTOR SAYS STILL NOT RECOVERED SECOND BLACK BOX IN GERMANWINGS CRASH.
LONDON, March 26- European shares fell on Thursday, with London Stock Exchange leading the market lower on news Borse Dubai will sell its full stake in the company and ARM Holdings extending the previous session's steep losses. London Stock Exchange shares fell 10 percent after a source familiar with the situation told Reuters that Borse Dubai, the LSE's...