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*Credit Suisse cuts Germany to "benchmark" vs "overweight". Credit Suisse equity strategists on Tuesday cut their rating on Germany to "benchmark" from "overweight", highlighting the risk that German exporters could be hurt by a Chinese economic slowdown.
*Barclays, Aberdeen weigh after weak updates. *DSM, Solvay boosted by brighter outlook. LONDON, May 6- European stocks were flat on Tuesday as upbeat outlook statements from chemical groups Solvay and DSM were offset by sharp falls in Barclays and Aberdeen Asset Management after weak results.
*Infineon, Nokia lead tech share rally after good results. LONDON, April 29- European shares rose on Tuesday, led by tech stocks as estimate-topping results from chipmaker Infineon and telecommunication gear maker Nokia brightened the outlook for the sector.
General Electric hopes that three letters - CFM - will convince French leaders to back its offer to rescue Alstom.
HELSINKI, April 29- Nokia named the man who led a turnaround at its main telecoms network business as its new chief executive on Tuesday, boosting investors' confidence in the future of the company following the sale of its once dominant handset arm.
*Immelt hoping to convince France to back Alstom offer. *Industry experts say Alstom deal may have to be different. PARIS, April 29- As General Electric tries to convince French leaders to back its offer to rescue engineering firm Alstom, it hopes that three letters will convince them of its good will: CFM.
MOSCOW, April 28- Sergei Chemezov, who worked in the old communist East Germany at the same time as President Vladimir Putin, sits atop sprawling conglomerate Rostec, which has stakes in some of Russia's largest industries and partnerships with foreign companies.
*No tech bubble seen in Europe since fewer big web firms. PARIS, April 25- European technology stocks are ripe for a rebound as investors look for bargains following a sharp sell-off in pricey U.S. tech and internet firms that spilled over into Europe and Asia.
STOCKHOLM, April 23- Ericsson, the world's biggest mobile telecom equipment maker, missed first-quarter sales and profit forecasts as its work to rollout faster fourth-generation networks failed to offset the ending of older projects.
European shares recovered from earlier losses to close higher on Monday, after U.S. retail data surpassed estimates.
Stock index futures pointed to a lower open, as the global tech selloff continued and geopolitical concerns about Ukraine and Russia weighed.
PARIS, April 11- European stocks sank on Friday, extending the week's retreat and mirroring a sell-off on Wall Street led by technology and biotech shares that has been fuelled by worries some stock valuations are overstretched.
A global stock sell-off, led by the technology sector, weighed on major European bourses on Monday, which all closed lower.
Technology stocks led a global downturn on Monday, after a selloff in U.S. stocks on Friday hit market confidence.
March 27- Red Hat Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly results, helped by strong subscription growth for its Linux operating system, but forecast full-year adjusted profit below average analyst estimate.
European stock markets closed mixed on Thursday.
*EU partly drops threats against China in dispute. BRUSSELS, March 27- The EU's trade chief partially defused a long-running telecoms trade dispute with China on Thursday by dropping part of its complaint and offering negotiations in the coming months to reach a full solution.
*EU partly drops its threats against China in telecoms dispute. BRUSSELS, March 27- The EU's trade chief said on Thursday he hoped to defuse a long-running row with China over its increasingly dominant telecoms equipment makers by a high-level meeting in June or July, and dropped the threat of an anti-dumping investigation.
*China deals boost Alcatel Lucent and Total. LONDON, March 27- European equities edged higher on Thursday, lifted by a rise in telecoms equipment maker Alcatel and oil group Total which were both boosted by new Chinese deals.
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