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  • Travis Kalanick.

    Uber's struggles with European regulators continues with this latest opinion from the region's top court.

  • *Barcelona taxi drivers brought case against Uber. LUXEMBOURG/ BRUSSELS, May 11- Uber provides a transport service and must be licensed, the European Union's top court said on Thursday, in a potential blow to the U.S. firm which says it is merely a digital enabler. "The Uber electronic platform, whilst innovative, falls within the field of transport: Uber can thus be...

  • SANTIAGO, May 10- LATAM Airlines will increase seats on flights between Chile and North America and Europe, and add a new route to North America, it said on Wednesday, as it seeks to win regulatory approval for a deal with IAG's British Airways and Iberia and American Airlines Group. Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia have already approved the deal, with some restrictions...

  • May 2- General Motors Co said on Tuesday it would take a charge of up to $100 million after a judge ordered the seizure of its plant in Valencia last month, a move that prompted the halting of its operations in Venezuela. GM, the market leader in Venezuela for 35 years, said executives have expressed a willingness "to talk with government officials and union leaders...

  • May 2- General Motors Co said on Tuesday it has ceased operations at its Venezuela plant and will take up to a $100 million charge after a judge ordered the seizure of its plant last month. The largest U.S. automaker said it is deconsolidating its business in Venezuela. The decision follows the seizure of GM's Valencia plant in Venezuela on April 18 by judicial...

  • May 2- General Motors Co said on Tuesday it has ceased operations at its Venezuela plant and will take up to a $100 million charge after a judge ordered the seizure of its plant last month. The largest U.S. automaker said it is deconsolidating its business in Venezuela. The decision follows the seizure of GM's Valencia plant in Venezuela on April 18 by judicial...

  • DETROIT, April 28- General Motors Co on Friday reported a record quarterly first-quarter profit on robust sales of its large pickup trucks and crossovers in the United States, as uncertainty surrounds the overall pace of domestic auto sales for the industry. The results demonstrate that GM will "continue to strengthen the core business, generate the best...

  • LONDON/ SYDNEY, April 27- Two weeks after Elliott Management's surprise assault on BHP Billiton, the fund manager's three-point demand for change is gaining little traction with investors, prompting expectations a second strike is imminent. "I think the case for agitating for management to do what a shareholder wants is always there," said Neil Boyd-Clark,...

  • CARACAS, April 26- Demonstrators injured in Venezuela's often violent street protests are facing additional hardship: how to get treatment in a crisis-hit country where basics like antibiotics and painkillers are running short. Venezuela's state prosecutor says 437 people were hurt in nearly a month of protests against leftist President Nicolas Maduro,...

  • MADRID, April 26- Spanish infrastructure group Abertis reported a rise in first-quarter core earnings on Wednesday, boosted by higher traffic and new operating concessions in countries including Italy, where it is being eyed as a takeover target by rival Atlantia. Abertis said first-quarter earnings had been driven by a 2.3 percent rise in traffic on its...

  • SAO PAULO, April 24- The Spanish and Brazilian governments have teamed up to lay an undersea cable in the Atlantic Ocean to offer fast online and cloud services to citizens of both countries by 2019, underscoring efforts to rout communications outside North America. The cable will also connect the archipelagoes of Madeira, Spain's Canary Islands and Africa's...

  • BRUSSELS- European Central Bank board member Daniele Nouy participates at the ECON Committee Public Hearing in Brussels 0830 GMT. LUXEMBOURG- EU General Affairs Council meeting 0800 GMT. FRANKFURT, Germany- "Frankfurt Finance Summit 2017." STOCKHOLM- Meeting of the executive board of the Riksbank- 0800 GMT.

  • **FRANKFURT- Deutsche Bundesbank Executive Board Member Andreas Dombret speaks in Frankfurt. BRUSSELS- European Central Bank board member Daniele Nouy participates at the ECON Committee Public Hearing in Brussels 0830 GMT. LUXEMBOURG- EU General Affairs Council meeting 0800 GMT.

  • CARACAS, April 24- General Motors' Venezuelan subsidiary has sent a message to almost 2,700 staff informing them that they are no longer employed by the company and had received severance pay in their bank accounts, according to two employees. Workers say that before the seizure was announced, GM had been dismantling the plant, which has not produced a car since...

  • BRASILIA, April 24- The governments of Spain and Brazil on Monday reinforced their commitment to completing a trade pact between the European Union and South American trade bloc Mercosur despite protectionist sentiments. On a two-day visit to Brazil, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he agreed with Brazilian President Michel Temer about the need to...

  • BRASILIA, April 24- The governments of Spain and Brazil on Monday reinforced their commitment to completing a trade pact between the European Union and South American trade bloc Mercosur despite protectionist sentiments. On a two-day visit to Brazil, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he agreed with Brazilian President Michel Temer about the need to...

  • Spain can live with recent financial reforms, but going forward

    José María Roldán, chairman of the Spanish Banking Association, says that "having a current account surplus is going to be very important for us."

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- U.S. officials are reviewing Venezuela's seizure of General Motors Co's assets in the country, U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said on Thursday. The seizure comes amid a deepening economic crisis in leftist-led Venezuela that has already roiled many U.S. companies. Total auto production in Venezuela fell to a historic low of...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- U.S. officials are reviewing Venezuela's seizure of General Motors Co's assets in the country, U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said on Thursday. "We are reviewing the details of the case," Toner said in a statement, saying the United States hoped to resolve the case "rapidly and transparently." GM said on Wednesday that Venezuelan...

  • MADRID, April 20- A Spanish High Court graft inquiry that has led to the arrests of people linked to the ruling People's Party widened on Thursday as police searched the offices of construction group OHL and technology firm Indra. Mariano Rajoy is not accused of any wrongdoing, but the investigation is an embarrassment for the Spanish Prime Minister who has...