LONDON/HELSINKI - Two of Europe's top three remaining telecommunications equipment companies, Nokia Networks and Alcatel-Lucent, have revived talks on a possible merger, Germany's Manager Magazin reported on Thursday, citing company sources.
FRANKFURT - Germany's Daimler said on Thursday it was setting aside an additional 600 million euros (473 million pounds) to cover potential costs related to an antitrust investigation into truckmakers by the European Commission.
BUDAPEST - Hungary's most important goal in foreign policy next year is to strengthen its alliance with Germany, a minister told the weekly Figyelo on Thursday ahead of an expected visit by Chancellor Angela Merkel.
SEOUL/SHANGHAI - Asian carmakers who bet big on expanding in Russia face a test of their commitment to a market they once hoped was set to surpass Germany's by size, as the rouble plunges and auto sales skid.
DUESSELDORF, Germany - Metro AG , Europe's fourth biggest retailer, said Christmas trade had started to pick up in December after a slow start to sales of food and textiles in Germany last month, which it blamed in part on unusually mild weather.
BERLIN, Dec 16 - Germany's private sector grew at the slowest pace in 18 months in December as a pickup in manufacturing activity failed to offset declining momentum in services, a survey showed on Tuesday.
PARIS - A majority of French voters view Germany's Angela Merkel positively and want their government to emulate her reforms, according to a poll published on Sunday, revealing a sharp contrast to President Francois Hollande's own dismal ratings.
SHANGHAI - China could overtake Germany and Italy to become the biggest market for Daimler AG's mini car brand Smart in a few years, Smart chief executive Annette Winkler said on Saturday.
BERLIN/NUREMBERG - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday condemned anti-Muslim demonstrations centred on the eastern city of Dresden, saying there was "no place in Germany" for hatred of Muslims or any other minority.
KARLSRUHE, Germany - Germany's top public prosecutor said an investigation into suspected tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone by U.S. spies had so far failed to find any concrete evidence.
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin assured Russians on Thursday that the economy would rebound after the rouble's dramatic slide this year but offered no remedy for a deepening financial crisis. | Video