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Germany's private sector expands faster in April - PMI

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BERLIN - Germany's private sector expanded faster in April, recovering from a slight slowdown in growth in March, as both manufacturing and services industry activity rose more than expected, surveys showed on Wednesday.

German minister urges China to help solve Ukraine crisis 22 Apr 2014

BEIJING - Germany's Deputy Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, on a visit to Beijing, called on China to play a more active role in helping to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, including using its influence with Russia.

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RWE's net profit to stabilise at lower level, CEO says 16 Apr 2014

ESSEN, Germany - Germany's RWE said it expected profits to stabilise beyond 2014, albeit at a lower level, as it targets customer-friendly products in an attempt to offset a decline in traditional power generation.

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RWE sees net income stabilising at lower levels after 2014 16 Apr 2014

ESSEN, Germany - Germany's RWE said it expected its net income to stabilise beyond 2014, albeit at lower levels, as it targets customer-friendly products in a bid to offset a decline in traditional power generation.

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Germany assures Brussels its current account balance will shrink 15 Apr 2014

BERLIN - Germany reassured Brussels on Tuesday its current account surplus, the world's largest, would shrink in coming years and it was taking steps to boost spending at home, following criticism from the European Commission.

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Lufthansa to keep on with Score restructuring after 2015 15 Apr 2014

FRANKFURT - Germany's Lufthansa will continue with measures to cut costs and drive revenue even after its current restructuring programme, dubbed Score and due to run only until 2015, has ended, its outgoing chief executive said.

Symrise buys French food ingredient maker Diana from Ardian 14 Apr 2014

PARIS/FRANKFURT - Germany's Symrise , the world's fourth-largest scents and flavours company, has agreed to buy French food ingredient maker Diana Group from private equity firm Ardian, a deal that will expand its activities into the pet food market.

Symrise bids to acquire French food ingredient maker Diana 13 Apr 2014

FRANKFURT - Germany's Symrise , the world's fourth largest scents and flavours company, has made a binding offer to acquire French food ingredient maker Diana Group in a deal that would expand its activities into the pet food market.

Symrise bids to acquire French food ingredient maker Diano 12 Apr 2014

FRANKFURT - Germany's Symrise , the world's fourth largest scents and flavours company, has made a binding offer to acquire French food ingredient maker Diana Group in a deal that would expand its activities into the pet food market.

Germany plans better protection for small investors 12 Apr 2014

BERLIN - Germany plans to improve protection for small investors by imposing stricter regulations on companies marketing financial products to the public, the finance ministry said on Saturday.

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Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests attacked

KIEV - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of being behind the political upheaval in Ukraine and said Moscow would respond if its interests came under attack. | Video