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  • Anheuser May Start Merger Talks with InBev Tuesday Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 5:13 AM ET

    Belgian brewer InBev, the world's second-biggest by volume, could start talks with rival Anheuser Busch on a possible merger bid Tuesday, according to a published report.

  • Siemens Criminal Trial on Corruption Begins Monday, 26 May 2008 | 5:35 AM ET

    The first criminal trial in a mammoth bribery probe at German engineering giant Siemens began on Monday and the prosecutor warned that it should send a signal to corporations that corruption would not be tolerated.

  • Europe Preview: Facing Up to the Energy Crisis Friday, 23 May 2008 | 3:06 PM ET
    Oil Pipeline in Germany

    This much is clear: European nation states are focusing on different ways of securing energy supplies for the long-term through a mix of politics and innovation.

  • Euro Zone Economy Heads for Sharp Slowdown Friday, 23 May 2008 | 7:56 AM ET

    Euro zone economic growth looks set for a sharp slowdown in the second quarter after a strong performance at the start of the year, data showed on Friday, but rocketing inflation will keep interest rates on hold.

  • Euro Shares to Fall on Inflation Worries Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 2:45 AM ET

    European shares were set to fall on Tuesday, snapping a four-session winning streak, tracking a mixed performance on Wall Street and weaker Asian stock markets as persistently high oil prices fuelled concerns about rising inflation.

  • Lady EUROpa and the Monetary Bull Friday, 16 May 2008 | 11:15 AM ET

    - Notes from an ECB groupie's travelog -

  • Online Banking Grows in Europe Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 5:19 AM ET

    Up to 60 percent of Europeans may bank online by 2020, a level already reached by Sweden and Denmark today, Deutsche Bank said in a report on Tuesday.

  • Boeing, Airbus Parent Fall on Reports of More Delays Monday, 5 May 2008 | 11:36 AM ET

    Shares of Dow component Boeing and the parent of its European rival Airbus slipped in European trading Monday after weekend reports that both companies were facing more delays for much anticipated aircraft.

  • Beijing Auto Show: Is It Bigger Than Detroit? Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 11:10 AM ET

    Talk about coming of age. The Beijing Auto Show and China's auto market are making a statement this week. It's loud and clear: "We are world players!" In fact, it brings up the question about whether this show and the Chinese market are bigger than the Detroit Show and U.S. Market?

  • Look for Mergers, Not Buyouts in 2008 Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 4:52 AM ET

    A cash shortage among private-equity firms will slow down overall merger and acquisition activity even more this year, but investors looking for action should keep an eye on consolidation and strategic deals.

  • Euro Zone Inflation Rises, Euro Hits Record High Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 6:47 AM ET

    Surging energy and food prices pushed euro zone inflation to a new high of 3.6 percent in March, boosting the euro to a record high against the dollar on fading chances of a ECB rate cut in the near term.

  • China Fund Buys Nearly 1% of BP Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 1:12 PM ET
    A truck enters a BP chemical plant near Hitchcock, Texas

    China has accumulated a stake of just under 1 percent in BP, raising fresh questions about Beijing's strategy for investing its huge foreign currency reserves.

  • Euro Stocks End Lower as Concern Remains Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 11:40 AM ET

    European shares closed firmly in the red Monday, but were off the session's lows, as U.S. retail sales, a key gauge of the economy's health, came in better than expected.

  • ECB Holds Interest Rates at 4% Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 8:46 AM ET

    The European Central Bank kept rates on hold at 4 percent, as expected, on Thursday, sticking to its mandate to fight inflation at any cost. Economists now think the possibility of monetary easing is more likely as late as the fourth quarter.

  • Cut Rates? The ECB Won't Hear of It Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 7:43 AM ET

    The European Central Bank's mission to fight inflation prevents it from worrying about economic weakness. But an abrupt slowdown could anger politicians and endanger the central bank's very mandate.

  • European Shares End Lower, Banks Drag Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 1:07 PM ET

    European shares snapped a two-day winning streak to end Tuesday 1 percent lower, led down by banks on persistent worries of more losses from a global credit crisis, and by weakness in technology shares.

  • OPEC: Weak Dollar, Not Supply, Keeps Prices High Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 9:18 AM ET

    The weak dollar is the main factor keeping prices at high levels, not the supply of oil, and that situation is likely to continue, current OPEC president Chakib Khelil, who is also Algerian Oil Minister, said on Tuesday.

  • UK Housing Market Repeating US Tumble? Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 7:50 AM ET

    There is a real danger that the housing market crisis in the US could be repeated in Britain, analysts said on Tuesday.

  • EU Regulators Approve In-Flight Mobile Calls Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 8:22 AM ET

    The European Union on Monday opened the way for air travelers to use mobile phones to talk, text or send e-mails on planes throughout Europe's airspace.

  • Italy Government Vows to Keep Alitalia Flying Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 12:55 PM ET
    ** FILE ** An Alitalia Boeing 777 is parked at Leonardo da Vinci International Airport in Rome, in this Aug. 27, 2002 file photo. The European Union is likely to approve Italy's plan to bail out state-controlled airline Alitalia with a euros 400 million (US$488 million) bridge loan, EU Transport Commissioner Loyola de Palacio told reporters Tuesday, July 13, 2004 after meeting with Italian ministers. (AP Photo/Massimo Sambucetti/FILE)

    Italy's government scrambled to salvage Air France-KLM's collapsed deal to buy Alitalia on Thursday, promising to keep the airline flying despite a looming cash crisis.