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  • BERLIN, May 1- German industrial output is expected to increase at a faster pace this year despite weaker growth in exports, the BDI industry association said in its latest report, which was seen by Reuters on Sunday. Domestic demand has replaced foreign trade as the main support of Europe's largest economy, and the government predicts gross domestic product...

  • A look at some May Day events:. Fearing France's worker protections are under threat, hundreds of angry youths on the sidelines of a May Day labor rally hurled stones and wood at police in Paris, receiving repeated bursts of tear gas in response. The traditional May Day rallies took on greater weight this year as parliament is debating a bill that would allow longer...

  • BRUSSELS— Under extra security, the Brussels Airport reopened its departure hall Sunday for the first time since deadly Islamic extremist attacks in March. Passengers on select flights started using the newly-repaired departure hall Sunday after a special ceremony presided over by Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel. Brussels is back in business, "...

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands— With about 92 percent of the world's declared chemical weapons stockpiles destroyed, the watchdog agency overseeing the elimination of poison gas and nerve agents is looking now to counter emerging threats from extremist groups while still dealing with unfinished business in Syria. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical...

  • April non-farm payrolls seen up 200,000. *Euro zone Q1 growth outpaced U.S., Britain. BRUSSELS, May 1- After almost stalling in the first quarter, the U.S. economy will show whether it has got back into gear in the coming week with the monthly report on the labour market that has so far shrugged off global concerns and the strong dollar.

  • TOKYO, May 1- Japan's actions in the currency markets will not be constrained by the United States adding the country to a new monitoring list over foreign exchange policies, and it will act as needed, Finance Minister Taro Aso was quoted by the Kyodo news agency as saying on Sunday. "This is not something that will restrain our response on currencies," Kyodo quoted...

  • GIBRALTAR— Gibraltar's authorities have joined air-travel industry leaders in calling for the small British territory on Spain's southwestern tip to be included in the European Union's laws governing European aviation. Joseph Garcia, Gibraltar's Civil Aviation Minister, says Saturday that Gibraltar is legally entitled to inclusion "by virtue of our...

  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Emergency crews pulled the wrecked fuselage of an Airbus EC-225 helicopter out of the sea Saturday off western Norway after a crash that killed all 13 people on board. As aviation experts looked for answers about Friday's crash, a somber-looking Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit...

  • MONDAY, MAY 2 FRANKFURT- Asian Development Bank holds its four-day annual meeting in Frankfurt. TUESDAY, MAY 3 PRETORIA- South African Reserve Bank releases its May 2016 financial stability review- 1600 GMT. BUCHAREST- Romania Central Bank interest rate decision- 0800 GMT.

  • SUNDAY, MAY 1 AMELIA ISLAND, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley speaks before the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Financial Markets Conference- 2315 GMT. MONDAY, MAY 2 AMELIA ISLAND, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart gives welcome remarks before the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta...

  • *Norway, Britain impose temporary flight ban. The 11 passengers and two crew on the flight from the Gullfaks B oil platform, operated by Norway's Statoil, were all Norwegian except for one British and one Italian national, according to the Rescue Coordination Centre for Southern Norway. Norway and Britain suspended commercial flights of the type of helicopter...

  • *Google likely to face first EU sanction in 2016- sources. BRUSSELS, April 29- Google is likely to face its first European Union antitrust sanction this year, with little prospect of it settling a test case with the bloc's regulator over its shopping service, people familiar with the matter said. Such a change of heart appears unlikely, with European Competition...

  • WASHINGTON— Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for April, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for March, 10 a.m.. BERLIN— Automaker BMW releases first-quarter earnings figures. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases international trade data for March, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases...

  • April 29- Deutsche Börse Ag. *CFO of Deutsche Börse Ag was asked to comment on regulatory consequences of "Brexit" for proposed merger with LSE Group Plc. *CEO was quoted saying "a merger between London and Frankfurt will create a highly profitable business".

  • ZURICH, April 29- Credit Suisse's leadership came under fire on Friday from shareholders disgruntled by a share slide amid a major restructuring of Switzerland's second-biggest bank. Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam and Chairman Urs Rohner faced criticism over a 40 percent share price drop since Thiam took charge last July, plans to cut 6,000 jobs and the...

  • SANTIAGO, April 29- Chilean retailer Cencosud has put on hold its plan to publicly list its shopping center unit on a stock exchange, its chairman told shareholders on Friday. We're not in a rush, "Cencosud Chairman Horst Paulmann said at the company's annual shareholders meeting. Cencosud, the owner of Jumbo supermarkets, Paris department stores and the Easy home...

  • NEW YORK— Drug maker Sanofi says it is still committed to its $9.3 billion acquisition offer for Medivation, even though the pharmaceutical firm has rejected its bid. Sanofi has offered $52.50 per Medivation share. Sanofi said that even though San Francisco- based Medivation has chosen to not engage in talks, it is still focused on the combination and will go...

  • *OPEC supply rises by 170,000 bpd to 32.64 million bpd. *For a table of OPEC output, see. Top exporter Saudi Arabia, however, made no major change to output, the survey found, despite the kingdom hinting it could boost supply after OPEC and non-member nations failed to agree to freeze output at a meeting on April 17.

  • *Google likely to face first EU sanction in 2016- sources. BRUSSELS, April 29- Google is likely to face its first European Union antitrust sanction this year, with little prospect of it settling a test case with the bloc's regulator over its shopping service, people familiar with the matter said. Such a change of heart appears unlikely, with European Competition...

  • *Iran owes Germany about 500 million euros. *Germany- Iran holding Tehran business summit on May 2-3. BERLIN, April 29- Restoring German banks' financial ties with Iran will take time given debt owed to Berlin and transparency concerns, the head of the German banking association said on Friday, dampening expectations days before a business summit in Tehran.