Europe

Mining

Miner NWR sells 75 pct of new shares in rights issue

Czech hard coal miner New World Resources (NWR) said on Tuesday investors took up 3.78 billion new shares in a rights issue that is part of the company's debt and equity restructuring plans.

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Club Med

Bonomi letter keeps French Club Med bid battle alive

Italian tycoon Andrea Bonomi has written to directors of his bid target Club Mediterranee (CMIP.PA) asking for updated financial information, a letter seen by Reuters shows, in a sign he still hopes to win control of the French holiday company.

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

Stocks fall, bonds rise on Hong Kong unrest

Global equity markets fell on Monday as civil unrest in Hong Kong weighed on investor sentiment, while U.S. Treasury debt prices rose over uncertainty sparked by the protests.

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Microsoft

Norwegian Instagram rival to launch child safe tablet with Microsoft

Kuddle, a Norwegian picture sharing app designed for children, plans to launch a child safe tablet with Microsoft on Dec 1, and expects to sign funding deals with several venture capital firms within weeks, its chief executive said on Monday.

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Airbus A350 XWB

Airbus seen set to win A350 certification on Tuesday

Airbus (AIR.PA) looks set to win European safety certification for its newest airliner, the A350, on Tuesday, people familiar with the plans said.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russia warns Ukraine, EU over free-trade pact

Russia issued a new warning on Monday that it would retaliate if the European Union or Ukraine push ahead with moves to implement a free-trade agreement.

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US Currency Notes

Dollar surges anew, euro zone data eyed

The dollar rose to new multi-year highs against the yen, euro and a basket of currencies on Monday, a three-month-old rally showing no signs of dissipating before a week of important economic set pieces.

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Barco NV

Barco on verge of selling aerospace and defense business - paper

Belgian visual technology company Barco NV (BAR.BR) is on the verge of selling its aerospace and defense business to a U.S. industrial firm, local business daily De Tijd said on Monday.

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UBS AG

UBS launches share-for-share exchange for new holding company

UBS said on Monday it was launching a share-for-share exchange to set up a new holding company, UBS Group AG, part of a restructuring drive to ensure it can be broken up more easily in a crisis.

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Irish Flag and Euro Currency Symbol

Brussels to accuse Apple over illegal Irish tax deals: FT

The European Commission will accuse Apple Inc (AAPL.O) of benefiting from illicit state aid in Ireland, based on preliminary findings of an investigation into tax deals, the Financial Times reported citing people familiar with the matter.

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Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

Italy PM Renzi attacks establishment resistance, vows to press on

Facing rumors that he could face pressure to quit, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi hit back on Sunday against criticism from business leaders and dared his opponents to challenge him in parliament.

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Internet in an airplane

Europe allows gadgets to stay on during flights

Airline passengers will be able to use smartphones and tablet computers throughout their entire flight, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said on Friday, which could also pave the way for airlines to offer wireless communication services.

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The headquarters of the European Central Bank

While ECB struggles, Fed sees recovery

On one side of the Atlantic they're trying to refill the punchbowl. On the other they're getting ready to take it away. This week, investors may get a clearer idea why.

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Air France headquarters building at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport

Low-cost? Low chance for Air France and Lufthansa

Venerable old airlines Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) and Air France (AIRF.PA) know the smart money is in the low-cost market –Ryanair (RYA.I) raised its forecasts again on Thursday - but powerful labor unions are keeping them from the bounty.

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Adidas

Adidas fights to draw top talent to HQ in sleepy Bavarian town

Adidas (ADSGn.DE) needs world-class designers, brand experts and technical whizzkids to improve its image against U.S. rival Nike (NKE.N), but persuading them to move to its headquarters in rural Germany is difficult.

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