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 ($740 million) 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.
SHANGHAI - China has halted an anti-dumping investigation into European and Japanese makers of blood dialysis equipment, ending a six-month probe that had extended to the Chinese market leader, Germany's Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) AG & Co KGaA.
BERLIN - Germany's Puma named pop star Rihanna as its women's creative director on Tuesday, the latest move by a sportswear firm to tap into the booming market for female leisure gear.
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.
BERLIN/NUREMBERG - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday condemned anti-Muslim demonstrations centered on the eastern city of Dresden, saying there was "no place in Germany" for hatred of Muslims or any other minority.
FRANKFURT - Siemens' former finance chief Heinz-Joachim Neubuerger has agreed to pay the company 2.5 million euros ($3.1 million) to settle a civil suit over his role in one of Germany's biggest-ever corporate bribery scandals, Siemens said.
HONG KONG - Chinese automaker BAIC Motor Corp Ltd , part-owned by Germany's Daimler AG , is set to raise about $1.42 billion in an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong, people with knowledge of the deal said on Friday.
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.
WASHINGTON - U.S.-led air strikes in Syria focused on the contested city of Kobani near the Turkish border on Thursday, with six air strikes that destroyed seven Islamic State fighting positions, a building and a tactical unit, the U.S. military said.