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  • BENGHAZI, Libya/ LONDON, July 22- Libya's National Oil Corporation has restarted the Sharara oilfield and lifted force majeure on loadings of its crude oil from the Zawiya terminal, it said on Monday. The oilfield, the OPEC member's largest, was shut on Friday evening after an unidentified group shut a valve on the pipeline linking it to Zawiya, 49 km west of Tripoli.

  • *Germany is ditching nuclear and coal in renewables switch. *Berlin says situation secure, power imports can give cushion. FRANKFURT, July 18- Germany, a poster child for responsible energy, is renouncing nuclear and coal.

  • *Could replace SPD as centre-left force in Germany. BERLIN, July 18- A former trampolinist and a children's author have led the Greens to a spectacular comeback in Germany, raising the once-unthinkable prospect of a Green chancellor succeeding Angela Merkel. "This is in no way just a protest vote or a hoovering-up of Social Democrat votes, it's a longer-term trend,"...

  • Changes to apply to sites in Germany, Europe, America and Asia. FRANKFURT, July 17- Amazon has reached a deal with Germany's anti-trust authority to overhaul its terms of service for third-party merchants, taking action to appease regulators as pressure on the e-commerce giant grows in Europe and the United States. The changes will apply not only to Germany,...

  • *Changes to apply to sites in Germany, Europe, "America and Asia". FRANKFURT, July 17- Amazon has reached a deal with Germany's anti-trust authority to overhaul its terms of service for third-party merchants, who had complained of unfair treatment when selling through the world's biggest online retailer. It added the changes, to take effect in 30 days, would apply not...

  • The plan is not yet finalised and still has to be approved by UAE authorities, such as the Abu Dhabi Supreme Petroleum Council, the sources said. This all fits into a drive by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed to turn the UAE into a regional leader, "one of the sources said. The UAE, the third-largest oil producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, behind...

  • FRANKFURT, July 15- Austria's AMS AG said on Tuesday it did not see "sufficient basis" for continuing its discussions with Osram Licht to acquire the German technology company, one day after Osram made public the approach by AMS. Osram on Monday said AMS had approached it to discuss a non-binding takeover offer of 38.50 euros per share, sparking a potential bidding...

  • *Osram says AMS could offer 38.50 euros a share. FRANKFURT, July 15- Osram Licht has been approached by Austria's AMS to discuss a non-binding 38.50 euros per share takeover offer, it said on Monday, sparking a potential bidding war for the German lighting company. Osram's management said it saw "substantial uncertainties" around the ability of AMS, which has a...

  • *Osram says AMS could offer 38.50 euros a share. FRANKFURT, July 15- Osram Licht has been approached by Austria's AMS to discuss a non-binding 38.50 euros per share takeover offer, it said on Monday, sparking a potential bid battle for the German lighting company. Osram shares closed at 33.14 euros in Frankfurt trading on Monday.

  • FRANKFURT, July 15- German lighting group Osram Licht on Monday said it had been approached by Austria's AMS to discuss a non-binding takeover offer at 38.50 euros per share.

  • WASHINGTON, July 12- The U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered an investigation into the tax, which could lead to the United States imposing new tariffs or other trade restrictions. On Thursday, the French Senate approved the 3% levy that will apply to revenue from digital services earned in France by firms with more than 25 million euros in French...

  • PARIS, July 11- France's Senate gave final approval to a tax on big technology companies on Thursday, potentially opening up a new front in a trade row between Washington and the European Union. The 3% levy will apply to revenue from digital services earned in France by firms with more than 25 million euros in French revenue and 750 million euros worldwide.

  • PARIS, July 11- France's parliament defied U.S. pressure on Thursday by giving final approval to a tax on big technology companies, potentially opening a new front in a trade row between Washington and the European Union. Finance Minister Philip Hammond has said Britain will unilaterally implement a digital service tax if there is no international agreement...

  • PARIS, July 11- France's Senate on Thursday gave final approval to a tax on big technology companies, potentially opening a new front in a trade row between Washington and the European Union. The 3% levy will apply to revenue from digital services earned in France by firms with over 25 million euros in French revenue and 750 million euros worldwide.

  • PARIS, July 11- France hit back on Thursday against U.S. plans to investigate a planned tax on big digital companies, saying it was free to decide how it applies taxes as a sovereign country. France pushed ahead with the tax after EU countries failed to agree a levy across the bloc in the face of opposition from Ireland and some Nordic countries.

  • WASHINGTON, July 10- European Union member states should brace for U.S. tariffs on several fronts in the coming months, a senior German official said late on Tuesday, following meetings with U.S. officials and lawmakers in Washington. Peter Beyer, a German lawmaker and Germany's transatlantic coordinator, said there was continued U.S. interest in dialogue with...

  • ROME, July 9- Italy's biggest bank by assets, UniCredit, plans to review its corporate structure and could ring-fence its foreign operations from its systematically risky home market, two sources said on Tuesday. Il Sole and Il Messaggero reported that UniCredit aimed to create a German holding company for its foreign assets, mainly covering operations in...

  • STOCKHOLM, July 8- Growing numbers of young people whizzing around Europe's big cities on electric scooters may represent a nightmare for some pedestrians and motorists, but for Swedish sharing start-up VOI they offer a path to positive cashflow. VOI co-founder and chief executive Fredrik Hjelm said safety was an important consideration and VOI had drawn up...

  • *Iran says it will enrich uranium at higher level. "The weekend was dominated by Iran, with the announcement that uranium enrichment had breached JCPOA limits being greeted by a chorus of warnings from European states not to push enrichment too far," Vienna- based consultancy JBC Energy said. President Donald Trump, who pulled the United States out of the deal last...

  • *EU leaders choose France's Lagarde as next ECB chief. LONDON, July 3- Euro zone bond yields hit new record lows on Wednesday after a decision by European Union leaders to pick France's Christine Lagarde as next European Central Bank chief reassured markets that the central bank's dovish stance would remain in place. Analysts expect Lagarde to continue current...