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German business morale brightens as Greece jitters ease

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BERLIN - Business confidence in Germany unexpectedly improved in July after two monthly drops as an agreement between Greece and its creditors for talks on a third bailout lifted the mood at firms in Europe's largest economy.

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Deutsche Boerse buys forex trading platform 360T for 725 million euro 26 Jul 2015

FRANKFURT - Deutsche Boerse said on Sunday that it will buy the Germany-based foreign exchange trading platform 360T for 725 million euros (£513.26 million).

Merkel faces calls for more money to cope with refugees 26 Jul 2015

BERLIN - Germany needs to double its financial support to federal states struggling with a surge of refugees and tougher rules are needed to prevent the abuse of asylum procedures, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian ally said on Sunday.

Germany open to discuss euro zone budget with own tax - Spiegel 26 Jul 2015

BERLIN - Germany is willing to discuss the creation of a euro zone finance minister who would have his own budget and raise extra taxes, the German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday.

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German regulator says ex-Deutsche Bank CEO did not lie on Libor: FT 25 Jul 2015

FRANKFURT - Germany's financial watchdog Bafin has cleared Deutsche Bank's former co-chief executive Anshu Jain of lying to the Bundesbank during investigations into interest rate manipulation, the Financial Times reported on Saturday.

Germany open to discuss euro zone budget with own tax - Spiegel 25 Jul 2015

BERLIN - Germany is willing to discuss the creation of a euro zone finance minister who would have his own budget and raise extra taxes, the German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday.

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Exclusive: Deutsche Boerse, CME final bidders for FX platform 360T - sources 24 Jul 2015

FRANKFURT - Commodities and currency exchange operator CME Group is competing against Germany's Deutsche Boerse in a final round of bidding for German-based foreign exchange trading platform 360T, three industry sources told Reuters on Friday.

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Germany, Iran pledge to revive economic ties after long freeze 20 Jul 2015

TEHRAN - Germany and Iran moved tentatively on Monday towards reviving a once close trade relationship, anticipating the lifting of Western economic sanctions against Tehran following a landmark nuclear deal. | Video

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Nazi-hunting couple wins top German award 20 Jul 2015

PARIS - Germany on Monday awarded husband-and-wife Nazi-hunters Beate and Serge Klarsfeld its highest distinction, the Order of Merit, for four decades of work bringing war criminals to justice.

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Germany's ex-AfD leader sets up new eurosceptic party 19 Jul 2015

BERLIN - Bernd Lucke, the founder of the eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) party who was ousted in a recent leadership vote, set up a new party on Sunday.

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Turkey, U.S. aim for zone cleared of Islamic State in northern Syria

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON - Turkey and the United States are working on plans to provide air cover for Syrian rebels and jointly sweep Islamic State fighters from a strip of land along the Turkish border, bolstering the NATO member's security and possibly providing a safe haven for civilians.