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  • JEDDAH, April 30- Saudi Arabia wants German companies Siemens and SAP to play an important role in furthering the kingdom's "digital transformation", company officials said on Sunday during German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to the country. Saudi Arabia is pushing a long-term economic transformation dubbed "Vision 2030" to reduce the country's reliance...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump:. Trump tells CBS' "Face the Nation,"'' I've had things that were tougher, although I'll let you know that better at the end of eight years. President Donald Trump says if he's unable to renegotiate a long-standing free trade agreement with Mexico and Canada, then he'll terminate the pact.

  • April 30- Eike Batista, the mining and oil magnate who was once Brazil's richest man, left prison Sunday for house arrest ahead of a trial on corruption charges. Brazilian Supreme Court justice Gilmar Mendes on Friday ordered Batista's release from jail, saying that the crimes the one-time tycoon faces did not involve violence or threats to others.

  • BERLIN— Germany's Welt newspaper reports that a Swiss man arrested for espionage Friday in Frankfurt may have been spying on German tax officials. The Welt newspaper reported Sunday that man had been sent to Germany by Switzerland's NDB intelligence agency to identify German tax investigators involved in the purchase of confidential Swiss bank client...

  • POITIERS, France— Whether or not Emmanuel Macron wins the French presidency in next Sunday's runoff, he has already accomplished the unthinkable. An inside look by The Associated Press at Macron's campaign found a mix of high-tech savvy, political naivete and a jarring disconnect between his multilingual, well-traveled campaign team and a mass of ordinary...

  • DUBAI, April 30- Higher petrochemical share prices helped lift the Saudi Arabian bourse index on Sunday after strong first-quarter earnings in the sector, but other regional market indexes sagged in thin trade. Analysts at NCB Capital had forecast a profit of 121 million riyals, while Aljazira Capital had expected 69.5 million riyals. We believe the variance...

  • NEW YORK, April 30- https://www.wsj.com/articles/target-comes-to-the-lower-east-side-1493551319.

  • LONDON— Britain's prime minister has brushed off calls for her country to settle its "divorce bill" from the European Union before beginning trade talks, saying she was confident she could secure a good Brexit deal. They agreed that key issues including a disputed divorce settlement must be dealt with before the parties can proceed to discussions about...

  • ROME, April 30- A sudden collapse of loss-making national airline Alitalia would be a great shock for Italy's economy, Industry Minister Carlo Calenda said on Sunday. Rome has thrown the crisis-hit airline a short-term lifeline, a bridging loan of up to 400 million euros to see it through a process whereby an administrator will decide if it can be sold as a going...

  • The parent firm of Cedar Point added another level of security to all of its parks. Cedar Point spokesman Tony Clark says the process for passing through metal detectors should go quickly. Cedar Fair L.P. operates 11 amusement parks in the U.S., including Knott's Berry Farm in California and Dorney Park& Wildwater Kingdom in Pennsylvania.

  • Unlike a factory visit last week when Le Pen upstaged centrist rival Emmanuel Macron and took selfies with workers, Le Pen's visit to the Alteo plant in the town of Gardanne appeared to fall flat. Le Pen and Macron meet in a May 7 runoff. With a week left before the May 7 runoff, Le Pen paid a surprise visit Sunday to a woodchip factory accused of polluting the...

  • WASHINGTON— Connor Mitchell's university classes take place online, he doesn't have any exams and he studies in a different country every year. Is he looking into the future or taking a gamble? Minerva, an accredited four-year university named after the Greek goddess of wisdom, wants to reinvent elite four-year liberal arts education by teaching critical...

  • The union is taking its grievances directly to UPS shareholders, running as an advertisement an open letter to David Abney, the companys chief executive officer, ahead of a Thursday shareholders meeting. The letter, which has been delivered to board members, was signed by nearly 78 percent of members of Local 2727 of the Teamsters union, asking the company to...

  • A day after European Union leaders nailed down their negotiating stance over Britain's departure, attention is now on France as its voters decide May 7 whether to choose Le Pen, whose anti-EU stance could unravel post-war unity, or Macron, who wants greater European cooperation and trade. "I think the euro is dead," Le Pen is quoted as saying in Sunday's Le Parisien.

  • "We are not going to let other countries take advantage of us anymore," he said Saturday in Harrisburg at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. But even as he returned to friendly political turf in Pennsylvania, Trump seems caught between his role as an outsider candidate and that of a now-elected negotiator. Even with his return to Pennsylvania,...

  • BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 30- Titans of U.S. industry and Wall Street gather in Beverly Hills this week to discuss how to navigate- and profit from- hot topics such as U.S. tax reform, the upcoming French election and Chinese economic growth. And many did not predict a UK vote to leave the European Union. The four-day meeting this year at the Beverly Hilton hotel will...

  • *China April official manufacturing PMI 51.2. *China April official services PMI 54.0. Zhou Hao, an economist at Commerzbank in Singapore, said recent sharp declines in iron ore and onshore steel prices point to some of the pressures the country's manufacturers are facing.

  • *China April official manufacturing PMI 51.2. *China April official services PMI 54.0. BEIJING, April 30- Growth in China's manufacturing sector slowed faster than expected in April, an official survey showed on Sunday, as producer price rises lost steam and authorities moved to tackle risks in the property market and credit growth.

  • BEIJING, April 30- Growth in China's services sector slowed slightly in April compared with the previous month but remained robust, an official survey showed on Sunday. The services sector accounted for over half of China's economy last year as rising wages give Chinese consumers the opportunity to shop, travel and eat out more. China's policymakers are...

  • BEIJING, April 30- Growth in China's manufacturing sector slowed in April, an official survey showed on Sunday, as producer price rises lost steam and authorities moved to tackle risks in the property market and credit growth. The official Purchasing Managers' Index stood at 51.2 in April, compared with the previous month's reading of 51.8 and above the 50- point...