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  • Trinity Mirror to Sell Some Newspapers Thursday, 14 Dec 2006 | 4:05 AM ET

    Trinity Mirror, publisher of the Daily Mirror newspaper, said Thursday it intends to sell its sports titles and regional papers in central and southern England and return some of the net proceeds to shareholders.

  • Finland's Inflation Surges to 2.1% Thursday, 14 Dec 2006 | 4:00 AM ET

    Finland's annual inflation rate jumped to 2.1%  in November, the highest figure in almost five years, the government statistics agency said Thursday.

  • Swiss National Bank Raises Rates 25 Basis Points Thursday, 14 Dec 2006 | 3:56 AM ET

    The Swiss National Bank raised short-term interest rates by 25 basis points on Thursday for the fifth quarter running, as expected, continuing its gradual monetary tightening despite ultra-low inflation.

  • German consumer prices dipped in November as lower fuel prices caused an easing on costs in Europe's biggest economy.

  • EU Court Rules Against U.K. Tax on Foreign Dividends Tuesday, 12 Dec 2006 | 5:52 AM ET

    Britain broke European Union rules by taxing dividends received by U.K. companies from units elsewhere in the bloc, the EU's top court said on Tuesday in a ruling that will force London to repay huge rebates.

  • Bloomsbury Publishing Shares Drop as Company Warns Tuesday, 12 Dec 2006 | 5:32 AM ET

    Shares in Bloomsbury Publishing, the publisher of the Harry Potter books, plunged 27% Tuesday after the company said full-year profit may not meet analysts' forecasts because of weak sales in the pre-Christmas period.

  • U.K. Inflation Rises to 2.7% in November Tuesday, 12 Dec 2006 | 5:20 AM ET

    Consumer price inflation in the United Kingdom accelerated to 2.7% percent in November compared to the same month a year ago -- the highest rate in a decade, the government said Tuesday.

  • EU Court Rules Against Germany on Tobacco Ads Tuesday, 12 Dec 2006 | 5:15 AM ET

    Germany lost its bid on Tuesday to overturn European Union rules that ban tobacco advertising and sponsorship after Europe's highest court upheld laws passed by EU governments and the European Parliament.

  • Nasdaq Launches $5.3 Billion Hostile Bid for LSE Tuesday, 12 Dec 2006 | 4:04 AM ET

    Nasdaq launched its $5.3 billion hostile bid for the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday, appealing directly to investors after being spurned by Europe's biggest stock market.

  • Siemens Adjusts '06 Profit Tuesday, 12 Dec 2006 | 3:47 AM ET

    Siemens adjusted its net income for fiscal year 2006 because of more tax charges related to an ongoing corruption scandal.

  • Royal Dutch Shell has made a new offer to Gazprom on terms for the state-controlled Russian natural gas giant to join a Shell-controlled energy project off the Pacific island of Sakhalin, a company official said Monday.

  • French Bank Chief Francis Mayer Dies Monday, 11 Dec 2006 | 3:52 AM ET

    Francis Mayer, chairman and chief executive officer of French state-owned bank CDC, has died at age 56 in Paris.

  • Italy to Sue Autostrade in Blow to Abertis Deal Monday, 11 Dec 2006 | 2:53 AM ET

    The board of Italy's highways regulator, ANAS, has decided to sue highway operator Autostrade  for failing to make $2.7 billion in investments stipulated by its tollways license.

  • Scania Chief Apologizes for 'Blitzkrieg' Comments Friday, 8 Dec 2006 | 6:37 AM ET

    Swedish truckmaker Scania's chief executive apologized Friday for drawing parallels between German rival MAN's hostile takeover bid and Nazi tactics during World War II.

  • EU Clears AOL-Carphone Warehouse Deal Friday, 8 Dec 2006 | 6:32 AM ET

    The European Commission on Friday approved the acquisition of America On Line's British Internet access business by Carphone Warehouse Group, seeing no antitrust problems.

  • Glaxo to Buy Biotech Domantis for $450 Million Friday, 8 Dec 2006 | 4:32 AM ET

    GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to buy privately owned biotech company Domantis Ltd, a specialist in developing a new generation of antibody drugs, for 230 million pounds ($452.8 million).

  • German Consumer Confidence Survey at 5-year High Friday, 8 Dec 2006 | 3:48 AM ET

    German consumer confidence has edged up to a new five-year high as shoppers eye purchases ahead of a planned New Year increase in value-added tax and unemployment falls, according to a survey released Tuesday.

  • As expected the European Central Bank raised short-term interest rates to 3.5% from 3.25% and ECB President, Jean-Claude Trichet, has signalled that more hikes are on their way.

  • Bouygues Third-Quarter Profit Jumps 36% Thursday, 7 Dec 2006 | 4:50 AM ET

    French construction and telecom company Bouygues said Thursday strong growth in its construction and road building businesses boosted profit by 36%  in the third quarter.

  • Italian Block of Autostrade Deal Upheld Thursday, 7 Dec 2006 | 4:03 AM ET

    An Italian administrative court has ruled in favor of a government decision to block Autostrade's deal with Spanish infrastructure company Abertis Infraestructuras, Autostrade said Thursday.