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  • German election 2017: All you need to know about the vote

    Germans are heading to the polls on Sunday September 24 for a federal election which will ultimately decide whether the incumbent chancellor, Angela Merkel, has another four years in power.

  • *Fourth term expected for Chancellor Angela Merkel. LONDON, Sept 22- German 10- year bond yields steadied just below 0.5 percent on Friday, ahead of national elections this weekend that are set to return Angela Merkel to office as head of Europe's biggest economy. Compared with France's elections earlier this year, Sunday's vote in Germany has passed largely...

  • BUDAPEST, Sept 22- Hungarian government bonds slightly extended their gains on Friday due to expectations that Hungary's central bank will continue to support the market despite a gradual worldwide monetary tightening. "Negative short-term yields mean a capital loss and that nudges investments into longer maturities," one Budapest- based trader said.

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    The pound fell Friday after Moody's said it downgraded the United Kingdom's long-term issuer rating to AA2 from AA1.

  • BERLIN, Sept 22- Barring an upset, the main uncertainty surrounding Europe's most important election this year is not whether Angela Merkel will continue to lead Germany after this weekend's vote, but who with and how long they will take to get going. The far-right, anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany is set to enter parliament for the first time, and some...

  • MILAN, Sept 22- European shares steadied on Friday amid fresh tensions over North Korea but remained near recent highs ahead of this weekend's general election in Germany, where conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to win a fourth term. L'Oreal rose as much as 6.7 percent after billionaire Liliane Bettencourt, whose family founded the firm and...

  • *N Korea tensions, China downgrade weigh on risk sentiment. North Korea said on Friday it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean after U.S. The dollar dropped as much as 0.8 percent to 111.65 yen, before recovering to trade down around half a percent on the day at 111.96 yen in early London trade.

  • Main candidates for the federal elections of right-wing Alternative fuer Deutschland (Alternative for Germany, AfD) party Alice Weidel (C-L) and Alexander Gauland (C-R) arrive to a press conference about immigration and Islam on September 18, 2017 in Berlin.

    Many Germans are worried that a nationalist, ring-wing party could gain a lot of votes in Sunday's federal election.

  • *Fourth term expected for Chancellor Angela Merkel. LONDON, Sept 22- German bond yields steadied just below 0.5 percent on Friday, ahead of German elections this weekend that are expected to return Angela Merkel as leader of Europe's biggest economy. Compared with the run-up to French elections earlier this year, Sunday's upcoming vote in Germany has gone...

  • BERLIN— Chancellor Angela Merkel appears all but certain to win a fourth term when Germans vote Sunday after a humdrum campaign produced few divisive issues but saw smaller parties gain support— including the nationalist, anti-migration Alternative for Germany, which is set to become the most right-wing party in parliament for 60 years.

  • *German election on Sunday could bring some volatility. *Merkel expected to win fourth term in splintered vote. BERLIN, Sept 22- At first glance, Germany's federal election looks like a done deal-- all major polls predict Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives to come in first, a result that should mean no political upheaval in Europe's biggest economy.

  • *German election on Sunday could bring some volatility. *Merkel expected to win fourth term in splintered vote. BERLIN, Sept 22- At first glance, Germany's federal election looks like a done deal-- all major polls predict Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives to come in first, a result that should mean no political upheaval in Europe's biggest economy.

  • *German election on Sunday could bring some volatility. *Merkel expected to win fourth term in splintered vote. BERLIN, Sept 22- At first glance, Germany's federal election looks like a done deal-- all major polls predict Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives to come in first, a result that should mean no political upheaval in Europe's biggest economy.

  • *German election on Sunday could bring some volatility. *Merkel expected to win fourth term in splintered vote. BERLIN, Sept 22- At first glance, Germany's federal election looks like a done deal-- all major polls predict Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives to come in first, a result that should mean no political upheaval in Europe's biggest economy.

  • *Negotiations to continue until Oct. 12. FRANKFURT, Sept 22- Air Berlin's creditors have picked German flagship carrier Lufthansa and Britain's easyJet as possible buyers for the insolvent carrier's aviation business and will negotiate with them for the next three weeks. Air Berlin said negotiations with Lufthansa and easyJet would continue until Oct. 12,...

  • Cars drive past election campaign posters hanging from lampposts on August 22, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.

    European stocks have recovered some summer losses but past performance suggests the German election could threaten some of the momentum.

  • Germans are heading to the polls on Sunday September 24 for a federal election: Here's all you need to know.

  • How German coalition talks could pan out, according to one professor

    Mark Hallerberg, professor of public management and political economy at the Hertie School of Governance, weighs in on this weekend's German election.

  • We don't want a fat Europe, we want a fit Europe: Lawmaker

    Otto Fricke, member of the federal executive board for Germany's FDP, speaks about his party's potential to be part of the next German government.

  • Jacob Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, says German Chancellor Merkel will likely form a grand coalition. But a speech by British PM May on Friday on Brexit plans faces a tough audience.