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  • MUNICH, Jan 20- ProSiebenSat.1 Media believes that price increases by U.S. streaming giant Netflix could ease competitive pressures on the German group's core TV business and is bullish on growth at its e-commerce arm, CEO Max Conze said. Conze took the helm at the Munich- based broadcaster last June but has had a rough welcome from investors who have sent its...

  • TOKYO, Jan 20- A special committee set up by Nissan Motor Co to examine the root cause of alleged financial misconduct by ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn on Sunday said it appeared that the Japanese carmaker suffered from poor governance procedures, including director compensation. Ghosn has been charged with three counts of financial misconduct and has been...

  • NISSAN SPECIAL INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE PLANS TO MEET 3-4 TIMES, COMPLETE RECOMMENDATIONS BY END-MARCH.

  • SPECIAL COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR NISHIOKA SAYS HE PERSONALLY BELIEVES THERE WERE ETHICAL ISSUES AMONG SOME NISSAN OFFICIALS.

  • *EU moving closer to aggressive U.S. policy to isolate Iran. The French, British, German, Danish, Dutch, and Belgian diplomats in the Iranian foreign ministry room had incensed the officials with a message that Europe could no longer tolerate ballistic missile tests in Iran and assassination plots on European soil, according to four EU diplomats.

  • The Weather Service issued winter storm warnings or advisories for a swath of the eastern United States that is home to 100 million people, said meteorologist Rich Otto of the U.S. The storm system, which was moving from west to east and was strengthened by arctic air from Canada, hit many parts of the Midwest on Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

  • The Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings or advisories for a swath of the eastern United States that is home to 100 million people, said meteorologist Rich Otto of the U.S. The storm system, which was moving from west to east and was strengthened by arctic air from Canada, hit many parts of the Midwest on Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

  • Paris relatively calm, some scuffles near Invalides. PARIS, Jan 19- Clashes broke out throughout France on Saturday, as an estimated 84,000 "yellow vests" demonstrators took to the streets in a 10th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron's government. The demonstrations passed off relatively peacefully in Paris where 7,000 turned...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 19- General Motors Co has warned employees in Brazil that new investments there depend on a painful plan to return to profit in the country, according to a memo seen by Reuters on Saturday. In a message posted at Brazilian plants, GM's top executive in Brazil and Argentina, Carlos Zarlenga, said after running up a heavy loss over the past three years the...

  • TRUMP SAYS A DEAL "COULD VERY WELL HAPPEN" WITH CHINA.

  • TOTALAN, Spain, Jan 19- Rescuers in southern Spain began drilling on Saturday in hopes of rescuing a two-year-old boy trapped in a deep well for six days. Were not bothered by the hours, the tiredness or the lack of sleep, " Angel Vidal, the lead engineer overseeing the rescue, said on Saturday. Drilling of the first of two tunnels that will be made to reach the boy began at...

  • KOLKATA, India, Jan 19- India's main opposition parties joined forces against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday at a rally which attracted hundreds of thousands of people months ahead of elections. The 23 regional groups said they forged a common front to stop Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, which beat the main opposition Congress and...

  • BEIRUT, Jan 19- Qatar's emir will visit Beirut on Sunday for an Arab economic summit which has been marred by regional rifts and internal Lebanese disputes even before it began. Rifts among Arab states over Syria and its ally Iran, on top of divisions inside Lebanon, have overshadowed the summit, with several leaders pulling out. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab...

  • PARIS, Jan 19- "Yellow Vest" demonstrators gathered in the French capital on Saturday for their tenth consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron's government. December's protests brought some of the worst violence seen in decades in Paris, as rioters burned cars and damaged shops and businesses. Protests so far this month have not had...

  • DUBLIN, Jan 19- Britain could remove most obstacles blocking a Brexit deal if it rolls back on a promise of leaving the European Union's customs union, the bloc's Agriculture Commissioner said. Britain's last-minute scramble to shape an EU exit after the deal Prime Minister Theresa May agreed with the bloc was crushed in a parliamentary vote has stalled in a...

  • PARIS, Jan 19- French supermarket retailer Casino, in the process of divesting assets to cut debts, has agreed to sell six of its' Geant' hypermarket stores to domestic rival Leclerc for 100.5 million euros. "Reducing these losses will contribute to the group's growth objective in trading profit in the France retail segment," Casino said in a statement on Saturday.

  • HARARE, Jan 19- Zimbabwe's public workers have rejected a second offer to raise their salaries and demanded to be paid in dollars, days after at least three people died in violent anti-government protests. Zimbabweans, who have seen their purchasing power eroded by soaring inflation despite adopting the dollar in 2009, say President Emmerson Mnangagwa has...

  • Federal Reserve Today in Washington. 21- Jan Norway Auction of Treasury bills 21- Jan Belgium OLO Auction 21- Jan Netherlands DTC Auction 22- Jan United Kingdom 1 3/ 4% Treasury Gilt 2037 22- Jan Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury bills 23- Jan Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 24- Jan Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds 24- Jan Sweden Auction...

  • ANKARA- Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey publishes summary of its monetary policy committee meeting. ACCRA- Central Bank of Ghana holds monetary policy committee meeting. TUESDAY, JANUARY 29 PRAGUE- Czech Central Bank Vice-Governor Tomas Nidetzky gives an interview on monetary policy ahead of the February 7 board meeting where the central bankers...

  • **BRUSSELS- ECB President Mario Draghi and ECB Executive Board member Benoit Coeure participate in Eurogroup meeting in Brussels, Belgium. DAVOS, Switzerland World Economic Forum annual meeting. PHILADELPHIA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia issues Non-manufacturing Business Outlook Survey for January- 1330 GMT.