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Global stocks gain on global growth outlook, euro falls

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NEW YORK Global equities markets advanced on Monday as confidence over economic growth around the world helped investors brush off concerns about the collapse of government coalition talks in Germany, which sent the euro lower against the U.S. dollar.

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European shares brush off German government worries; DAX reconquers key level 20 Nov 2017

MILAN/FRANKFURT European shares rose on Monday as confidence over global economic activity and a retreating euro encouraged investors to brush off worries over the collapse of coalition government talks in Germany.

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Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail 20 Nov 2017

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday her efforts to form a three-way coalition government had failed, thrusting Germany into a political crisis and pushing Europe's largest economy closer to a possible new election.

Germany in political crisis as coalition talks fail 20 Nov 2017

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday her efforts to form a three-way coalition government had failed, thrusting Germany into a political crisis and pushing Europe's largest economy closer to a possible new election.

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German parties regroup for last-ditch coalition push 18 Nov 2017

BERLIN Germany's three would-be coalition partners went deep into overtime in talks on Saturday as they sought enough common ground in climate and migration policy to form a government and stave off the prospect of a repeat election.

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Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Germany over Gabriel comments 18 Nov 2017

CAIRO Saudi Arabia has summoned its ambassador in Germany home for consultations over comments by German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel about the political crisis in Lebanon.

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German watchdog drops inquiry into HNA, Qatar over Deutsche Bank - source 17 Nov 2017

FRANKFURT Germany's financial watchdog will take no action after ending an investigation into whether China's HNA and Qatar's royal family were working together on their investments in Deutsche Bank , a person familiar with the matter said.

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German parties head into long weekend of coalition talks 17 Nov 2017

BERLIN Germany's would-be coalition partners continued talks on Friday after all-night negotiations failed to produce a breakthrough, with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives saying they would compromise further on climate change policies to secure a deal.

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BNP damps down Commerzbank tie-up talk, says just friends 17 Nov 2017

FRANKFURT BNP Paribas Chairman Jean Lemierre on Friday damped down speculation that France's biggest bank is interested in a tie-up with Germany's Commerzbank .

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Exclusive - Germany's top banks step up efforts to offload toxic shipping debt 17 Nov 2017

LONDON/FRANKFURT Top national lenders Deutsche Bank <DBK Gn.DE> and Commerzbank are stepping up efforts to offload distressed shipping loans, finance sources said, as the German banking system grapples with $100 billion (£75.7 billion) in toxic debt from the sector.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe faces impeachment after military takeover

HARARE Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe faces the start of impeachment proceedings on Tuesday that could see him ousted within the week, against the backdrop of a military takeover dubbed "Operation Restore Legacy". | Video