Europe

Google

European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution

The European Parliament is preparing a non-binding resolution that proposes splitting Google Inc's (GOOGL.O) search engine operations in Europe from the rest of its business as one possible option to rein in the Internet company’s dominance in the search market.

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Jean-Claude Juncker

EU investment plan to take shape next week

Jean-Claude Juncker will unveil a much anticipated 300-billion-euro ($370 billion) investment plan on Wednesday that is meant to trigger economic growth in the European Union.

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Cruede Oil

Falling oil prices influencing global monetary policies

While the fall in the oil prices is generally regarded as positive for many businesses, it has a major influence on inflation expectations, interest rates and bond prices at the global level.

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Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce wins $5 billion order from Delta

Britain's Rolls-Royce (RR.L) said it won a $5 billion contract to supply aero engines to power 50 new Airbus (AIR.PA) planes ordered by Delta Air Lines (DAL.N).

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Volkswagen

VW unveils multi-billion auto investments through next five years

Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) is to invest 85.6 billion euros ($106 billion) in its automotive operations over the next five years to push foreign expansion, new models and technology to back its quest for global leadership.

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France to buy 12 Airbus aerial tankers

France has confirmed the selection of 12 Airbus A330 refueling tankers for the French Air Force, Airbus Group said on Thursday.

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Airbus Group

Delta to buy 50 wide-bodied Airbus jets:

European planemaker Airbus (AIR.PA) has won a crucial order worth roughly $14 billion at list prices from Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) for 50 long-haul, wide-bodied jets, three people familiar with the matter said.

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Macquarie Group

E.ON, Macquarie in exclusive talks over Spanish ops

Germany's top utility E.ON SE (EONGn.DE) has entered exclusive talks to sell its Spanish activities to Australian infrastructure investor Macquarie Group Ltd (MQG.AX), four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Fresenius

Fresenius bids for Danone's medical nutrition arm

The German medical group Fresenius (FMEG.DE) and the Permira investment fund PERM.UL have made an offer for the medical nutrition arm of Danone (DANO.PA), The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing sources close to the matter.

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China

S&P sounds warning on Chinese property sector, Russian banks

Credit rating agency Standard and Poor's said on Wednesday that China's over-priced and over-supplied property market and capital-starved Russian banks were likely to face further downgrades in the coming years.

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Bank of England

BOE minutes released from MPC meeting: bank rate vote split at 7-2 again

Today, the minutes of the MPC meeting held on 5th and 6th November was released. The Committee set monetary policy to meet the 2% inflation target in the medium term, and in a way that helped to sustain growth and employment.

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SAP

SAP CEO rules out big acquisitions in next few years

German business software maker SAP is doing an about-face on its acquisition strategy and plans no more big new deals in the next few years, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

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Hitachi Corp

Japan's Hitachi closes in on Finmeccanica rail assets

Italian industrial conglomerate Finmeccanica (SIFI.MI) said on Tuesday Japan's Hitachi (6501.T) had submitted an offer to buy rail assets it has put on the block as part of plans to cut debt.

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Deutsche Lufthansa

Lufthansa signs $1.25 billion outsourcing deal with IBM

IBM (IBM.N) has won an outsourcing contract from Germany's Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) worth 1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) that will see the U.S. company take over the airline's information technology infrastructure services division and staff.

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Sebastian Nystrom

Nokia revives the brand with launch of iPad lookalike

Finland's Nokia (NOK1V.HE) launched a new brand-licensed tablet computer on Tuesday which is designed to rival Apple's(AAPL.O) iPad Mini, just six months after the company sold its ailing phones and devices business to Microsoft (MSFT.O) for over $7 billion.

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