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  • SHANGHAI— China has approved 13 Ivanka Trump trademarks in the last three months and granted provisional approval for eight more, raising fresh conflict-of-interest questions about the White House. The most recent approval from China came Sunday, and more are likely to come. Critics say foreign powers could try to use valuable intellectual property rights...

  • FRANKFURT, May 28- The Stuttgart prosecutor's office on Monday said it was cooperating with foreign authorities as it probed carmaker Daimler and auto supplier Robert Bosch for potential fraud and false advertising tied to illegal emissions. Germany's Transport Ministry grilled Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche on Monday over how many...

  • ROME— Italy's new premier-designate says if he fails to win required confidence votes, an election will be held after August.

  • But the relief rally proved short-lived, with investors concerned over the risk that fresh elections could deliver an even stronger mandate for Italy's anti-establishment parties. "I suspect the market initially interpreted it as good news, but now they are considering what will happen in terms of an early election and with populists maybe gaining an even...

  • LONDON, May 28- Gold prices fell on Monday for a second session after U.S. Trump last week pulled out of the June 12 summit, pushing gold above $1,300 an ounce, but then reversed his decision and said on Sunday that a U.S. team had arrived in North Korea to prepare. Spot gold slipped by 0.3 percent to $1,297.85 an ounce by 1019 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for June.

  • ROME— Italy's president taps economist Carlo Cottarelli as premier-designate after populist bid to govern fails.

  • ROME, May 28- Italian President Sergio Mattarella is expected to ask a former International Monetary Fund official on Monday to head a stopgap government amidst political and constitutional turmoil, with early elections looking inevitable. Financial markets rallied for a while on the news that Italy's economy, the euro zone's third-biggest, would not be...

  • BERLIN/ FRANKFURT, May 28- Germany's Transport Ministry grilled Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche on Monday over how many Mercedes-Benz vans and cars need to be fixed to meet emissions rules. The luxury carmaker was summoned to a closed-door meeting to discuss a regulatory probe of software devices found by Germany's KBA motor vehicle authority.

  • GENEVA, May 28- China told the World Trade Organization's dispute settlement body on Monday that U.S. accusations that Beijing forced companies to hand over technology as a cost of doing business in China were groundless. "According to the U.S.' s view, China forces the U.S. companies to transfer technologies by imposing joint venture requirements, foreign equity...

  • *Political uncertainty to be a drag on Italy economy. LONDON, May 28- European stocks gave up early gains and bond yields recovered from lows as early elections loomed in Italy after the anti-establishment 5- Star and League parties abandoned plans to form a government. "We doubt this rally in markets has legs as what this means is that the next election in Italy...

  • CHINA'S AMBASSADOR TELLS WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION'S DISPUTE SETTLEMENT BODY THAT THERE IS NO FORCED TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER IN CHINA, U.S.

  • JAKARTA, May 28- Indonesia's top policymakers sought to shore up confidence in Southeast Asia's biggest economy, as bets grow that the central bank will raise interest rates for the second time in two weeks at an out-of-cycle policy meeting on Wednesday. Alongside other emerging markets, Indonesia has seen an outflow of funds as U.S. assets become more...

  • PARIS, May 28- L'Oreal will produce fragrances and cosmetics for Italian fashion label Valentino, enhancing its perfumes business by winning a license previously held by Spain's Puig. The French beauty firm's luxury products division already makes fragrances and cosmetics for Armani and Saint Laurent as well as its own labels such as Lancome.

  • PARIS, May 28- L'Oreal will produce fragrances and cosmetics for Italian fashion label Valentino, enhancing its perfumes business by winning a licence previously held by Spain's Puig. The French beauty firm's luxury products division already makes fragrances and cosmetics for Armani and Saint Laurent as well as its own labels such as Lancome.

  • BERLIN— German authorities are giving automaker Daimler until mid-June to submit a plan for how it will fix diesel-powered vans that don't meet emissions requirements. Daimler was ordered to recall over 6,000 Mercedes-Benz Vito delivery vans last week after Germany's motor vehicle authority ruled emissions controls didn't meet legal requirements.

  • BORDEAUX, May 28- Violent hailstorms ravaged parts of the Bordeaux wine region in southwestern France on Saturday causing major damage in hundreds of vineyards with thousands of hectares of vines destroyed, producers said on Monday. This comes just a year after the Bordeaux region suffered one of its worst harvests in history with a fall of 39 percent on year...

  • BORDEAUX, May 28- Violent hailstorms ravaged parts of the Bordeaux wine region in southwestern France on Saturday causing major damage in hundreds of vineyards with thousands of hectares of vines destroyed, producers said on Monday. This comes just a year after the Bordeaux region suffered one of its worst harvests in history with a fall of 39 percent on year...

  • BORDEAUX, May 28- Violent hailstorms ravaged parts of the Bordeaux wine region in southwestern France on Saturday causing major damage in hundreds of vineyards with thousands of hectares of vines destroyed, producers said on Monday. This comes just a year after the Bordeaux region suffered one of its worst harvests in history with a fall of 39 percent on year...

  • BORDEAUX, May 28- Violent hailstorms ravaged parts of the Bordeaux wine region in southwestern France on Saturday causing major damage in hundreds of vineyards with thousands of hectares of vines destroyed, producers said on Monday. This comes just a year after the Bordeaux region suffered one of its worst harvests in history with a fall of 39 percent on year...

  • *Seeks JVs, asset management license in China. HONG KONG, May 28- Savills Investment Management is looking to raise a yuan fund in 2018, as part of its efforts to grow in China and double its assets under management in Asia over the next few years, the CEO of the real estate investment firm said. It plans to tap into the growing popularity of real estate equity products...