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  • LONDON, Jan 17- Sovereign investor deal-making fell 24 percent in 2017 to $72.5 billion as megadeals such as China Investment Corp's bumper $13.8 billion buy of warehouse firm Logicor, which led the pack, were thin on the ground. But the number of deals by sovereign investors, which include sovereign wealth funds and state pension funds, fell to 183 in 2017 from 198...

  • Catalonia's new parliament has elected a pro-secession speaker, thus virtually guaranteeing the chamber's push for independence for Spain's northeastern region will continue. The two secessionist parties back the candidacy of ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont who is a fugitive along with four other lawmakers in Brussels. Puigdemont would first...

  • BARCELONA, Spain— Catalonia's new parliament on Wednesday elected a pro-secession speaker, virtually guaranteeing that the push for independence for Spain's northeastern region will continue as its lawmakers prepare to elect a new government. But he faces arrest if he returns to Spain and legal hurdles if he wants to be voted in from abroad by the regional...

  • *Campaigners thwart wind projects across France. *France aims to increase renewable energy capacity. PARIS, Jan 17- France is expected to announce measures this week to accelerate the installation of wind turbines and overcome long-running opposition from activists who have frustrated the country's attempts to hit renewable energy targets.

  • *Campaigners thwart wind projects across France. *France aims to increase renewable energy capacity. PARIS, Jan 17- France is expected to announce measures this week to accelerate the installation of wind turbines and overcome long-running opposition from activists who have frustrated the country's attempts to hit renewable energy targets.

  • *Campaigners thwart wind projects across France. *France aims to increase renewable energy capacity. PARIS, Jan 17- France is expected to announce measures this week to accelerate the installation of wind turbines and overcome long-running opposition from activists who have frustrated the country's attempts to hit renewable energy targets.

  • *Campaigners thwart wind projects across France. *France aims to increase renewable energy capacity. PARIS, Jan 17- France is expected to announce measures this week to accelerate the installation of wind turbines and overcome long-running opposition from activists who have frustrated the country's attempts to hit renewable energy targets.

  • NICOSIA, Cyprus— A Cypriot company says its new sub-sea internet cable that will connect Israel with Spain will be powerful enough to handle up to 60 percent of the world's internet traffic at peak time. He said that's enough capacity to handle as many as 80 million high-definition video calls between Asia and Europe simultaneously. The 4785- mile cable will...

  • LONDON, Jan 15- Euro zone borrowing costs pulled back from multi-month highs on Monday after a hefty selloff last week on expectations that the European Central Bank could end its massive stimulus sooner than anticipated. German Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann, normally one of the staunchest critics of the ECB's ultra-easy policy, said late on Friday the...

  • MADRID— Britain and Spain say they have held their first informal Brexit-related talks this week in Madrid touching on how Britain's future departure from the European Union could apply to Gibraltar. The EU's guidelines on negotiations for Britain's future relationship with the bloc granted Spain veto rights over the issue of Gibraltar, the tiny outcrop at...

  • MADRID— Spain says it had a record number of international visitors for the fifth consecutive year in 2017 and that one in five tourists chose the restive Catalonia region as their main destination. Preliminary statistics released by the Ministry of Tourism late Wednesday showed Spain had 82 million visitors from other countries last year, an increase of...

  • LONDON, Jan 5- British new car sales recorded their biggest drop since 2009 last year, falling 5.7 percent due to uncertainty over potential new diesel charges and weakening consumer confidence since Brexit, an industry body said on Friday. Britain said last year it would hike the levy on new diesel cars that do not meet the latest emissions standards after...

  • *Schatz yields hit highest since Oct. 2 at minus 0.668 bps. LONDON, Dec 27- Short-dated German government bond yields hit a 2-1/ 2 month high on Wednesday, tracking market developments across the Atlantic after equivalent U.S. "I think we are seeing some flattening in the Bund yield curve driven by the U.S. and some anticipation of an rate hike maybe in mid-2019," said DZ...

  • LONDON, Dec 27- Short-dated German government bond yields were close to a 2-1/ 2 month high on Wednesday, tracking market developments across the Atlantic after equivalent U.S. The same trend is visible in Europe, where an eventual withdrawal of stimulus by the ECB is being anticipated. "I think we are seeing some flattening in the Bund yield curve driven by the U.S....

  • BARCELONA/ MADRID, Dec 22- Separatists looked set on Friday to regain power in Catalonia after voters rejected Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's attempt to neuter its independence movement, instead re-igniting the country's biggest political crisis in decades. Spanish markets recoiled at a surprise result that is also a setback for the European Union,...

  • BARCELONA/ MADRID, Dec 22- Separatists looked set on Friday to regain power in Catalonia after voters rejected Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's attempt to defuse the independence movement, instead re-igniting the country's biggest political crisis in decades. Spanish markets recoiled at a surprise result that is also a setback for the European Union,...

  • *Pro-independence parties win seats in blow to Madrid. The euro fell as much as 0.4 percent to $1.1817 in early trading, before easing up a touch to trade down around 0.2 percent on the day by 1205 GMT at $1.1851. "Yes, the separatists defended their majority in the regional parliament, so that the tensions between Madrid and Barcelona are likely to continue.

  • Pro-secessionist supporters react to election results for the Catalan National Assembly on December 21, 2017, in Barcelona, Spain.

    The outcome of regional elections in Catalonia have further complicated a Spanish political crisis, analysts said.

  • BARCELONA, Dec 22- Separatists looked set on Friday to regain power in Catalonia after voters rejected Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's attempt to neuter the independence movement to defuse Spain's biggest political crisis in decades. By risking an election in the wealthy region, Rajoy appears to have made the same mistake that leaders such as Greece's Alexis...

  • *Pro-independence parties win seats in blow to Madrid. The euro fell as much as 0.4 percent to $1.1817 in the Asian trading session, before easing up a touch to trade down around 0.2 percent on the day by 1000 GMT at $1.1846. "Yes, the separatists defended their majority in the regional parliament, so that the tensions between Madrid and Barcelona are likely to...