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BERLIN, Nov 27- Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a coalition deal with the Social Democrats on Wednesday that rolls back decade-old reforms of the German welfare state but preserves Berlin's strict approach towards struggling European partners.
The single currency peaked at around 138.54 yen, its best level since October 2009, and came close to a one-month high against the dollar of $1.3613. The approach of Thursday's Thanksgiving holiday in the United States and next week's European Central Bank policy meeting and U.S. payrolls report kept a lid on the gains.
LONDON, Nov 27- The euro touched a four-year high against the yen on Wednesday and European stocks rose after a deal was struck to form a new German government and more talk emerged of European Central Bank help for struggling firms.
LONDON, Nov 27- The euro hit its highest in four years against the yen and rose versus the dollar on Wednesday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives reached a deal with the Social Democrats on forming a grand coalition.
*Accor disappoints investors banking on more cost cutting. LONDON, Nov 27- European equities edged higher on Wednesday, supported by a long-awaited coalition deal in Germany and by a trickle of solid earnings from the likes Belgian discount grocer Colruyt.
*Conservatives, SPD make breakthrough after month of talks. *Merkel could form her third government by Christmas. BERLIN, Nov 27- Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats clinched a coalition deal early on Wednesday that puts Germany on track to have a new government in place by Christmas.
PARIS, Nov 27- European stocks rose on Wednesday, bouncing after the previous session's retreat, as sentiment was lifted by a grand coalition between German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats.
Thanos Papasavvas, fixed income and currencies strategist at Investec Asset Management, says the "continuity" German Chancellor Angela Merkel will bring to the euro zone is "key".
KIEV, Nov 26- Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich said on Tuesday he would attend an EU summit this week, but, criticising the bloc for a' humiliating' financial aid offer, declared he would sign a free trade pact only when it suited Ukraine's interests.
Former Spanish PM Jose Zapatero has said the problem with the euro zone is that its monetary policy was designed to aid Germany.
*Ukraine to work out economic "roadmap" with Russia. KIEV, Nov 26- Ukraine said on Tuesday it would not let itself become an East-West' battleground' and that its president would attend an EU summit to explain why he had walked away from a landmark trade deal in favour of closer cooperation with Moscow.
BRUSSELS/ KIEV, Nov 25- The European Union expressed strong disapproval on Monday of Russian pressure on Ukraine to reject an EU trade deal, while police fired tear gas at pro- Europe protesters in the former Soviet republic, torn once more between East and West. Moscow has accused the European Union of putting the squeeze on Kiev, too.
BRUSSELS/ KIEV, Nov 25- The European Union expressed strong disapproval on Monday over Russia's pressure on Ukraine to reject an EU trade deal, while police fired tear gas at pro- Europe protesters in the former Soviet republic's capital, Kiev. At the same time, Moscow has accused the European Union of putting the squeeze on Kiev, too.
HAMBURG, Nov 25- A new German grand coalition government would seek tougher regulations in the European Union for labelling of meat from farm animals that have eaten genetically-modified organisms, a policy draft showed. Any such policy would have to be agreed and approved by the European Union via a lengthy process.
BERLIN, Nov 24- Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats head into a decisive week of German coalition talks on track to form a government but under fire from their own members for a series of policy compromises.
BERLIN, Nov 23- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Saturday that there were no longer any risks of contagion in the euro zone, and Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras stressed his country did not need a further bailout.
BERLIN, Nov 22- German business morale surged to its strongest in a year and a half in November, suggesting Europe's largest economy is gaining steam into the end of the year after growing by a modest 0.3 percent in the third quarter.
DUESSELDORF, Germany, Nov 21- In the digital age, pen and paper are useful tools for intrigue. In 2007, Sina Lapour, an assistant to a private banker at Credit Suisse, hand-copied the names of potential tax evaders listed on two of the firm's internal computer systems. The information led to police raids in 2010 on Credit Suisse's main offices in Germany.
*Russia accuses EU of "unforgivable pressure" on Ukraine. KIEV, Nov 19- Ukraine's parliament failed to break a deadlock on Tuesday over freeing jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, with deputies openly recognising that a landmark trade deal with the European Union may not be signed as scheduled next week.
*Lithuania, Germany say Tymoshenko question must be solved. KIEV, Nov 19- Ukraine's parliament met for a crunch session on Tuesday to try to pass a law that would allow jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko to go to Germany for medical treatment and clear the way for landmark deals with the European Union.