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EU-U.S. trade deal talks 'continuing and very intense' - EU commissioner


KIEV The European Union and the United States are trying to make as much progress as possible in negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) before the end of the current administration, a top EU official said on Friday.


After Nissan ultimatum, Jaguar Land Rover says Brexit must be fair for all 12:41pm BST

LONDON Jaguar Land Rover will "realign its thinking" on investment after Britain's vote to leave the EU and if Nissan gets a Brexit compensation deal then other automakers would need a level playing field, Britain's biggest carmaker said.


HeidelbergCement relaxed about Brexit, had good August in UK 12:07pm BST

STUTTGART, Germany Germany's HeidelbergCement is seeing strong business in the UK and is more worried about the economic effects if Donald Trump wins the U.S. presidential election than it is about Brexit, its chief executive said on Friday.


Some relief for big-spending ECB as euro zone inflation ticks up 11:48am BST

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT Inflation in the euro zone ticked up in September, data showed on Friday, giving the European Central Bank some confidence its stimulus programme is pulling the bloc's economy away from the deflationary brink.


UK service firms defy Brexit, put BoE on spot over rates 11:00am BST

LONDON Britain's giant services sector grew strongly in July, according to official data giving the clearest sign to date that the economy did not slump immediately into a major slowdown after the country's vote in June to leave the EU.


RBC cutting 15 investment banking jobs in London - sources 10:55am BST

LONDON/TORONTO Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is cutting 15 investment banking jobs in London amid a slowdown in activity in the region, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.


EU regulators open to Italy request for more time to sell banks 10:53am BST

BRUSSELS Italy has asked for more time to sell four small savings banks it bailed out last year, the European Commission said on Friday, saying it was open to the request.

British car industry body criticises Brexit uncertainty 9:53am BST

LONDON Britain's car industry body said on Friday that current uncertainty over Brexit was not conductive to attracting investment and that the government must maintain the competitiveness of the sector.


UK house prices rise more slowly in September - Nationwide 9:46am BST

LONDON British house prices rose more slowly in September than in August, according to figures from mortgage lender Nationwide, adding to signs of a cooling in the housing market after voters decided in June to leave the European Union.


UK consumer confidence surges to pre-Brexit levels - survey 7:39am BST

LONDON, Sept 30 British consumer morale rocketed back to pre-Brexit levels in September, a survey found, confounding expectations that the vote to leave the EU would wreak more lasting damage on Briton's willingness to spend.


Deutsche CEO tries to reassure staff as shares plunge

FRANKFURT/LONDON Deutsche Bank's chief executive sought to reassure his staff on Friday that Germany's largest lender remained robust after its shares again fell to record lows, sending tremors through global financial markets.

France's Ayrault says Donald Trump's foreign policy 'very confused'

PARIS France's foreign minister took a swipe at U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday calling his foreign policy objectives "confused" and warning that Paris could not forget remarks made after militant attacks in France.

Two Van Gogh paintings stolen 14 years ago recovered from Italian mafia

AMSTERDAM/ROME Italian police have recovered two paintings by the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh that were stolen in Amsterdam 14 years ago, as part of an operation against the Camorra mafia group that operates around Naples.

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