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Portugal celebrates successful return to bond market

Southern eurozone member Portugal has said its return to capital markets after a three-year pause has been successful. The government's auction of a long-term bond ... more >>

EU governments cut deficits, Greece more than expected

In 2013, governments in Europe were able to substantially lower their budget deficits, according to the latest EU data. Nevertheless, EU countries are still laboring ... more >>

Japan's Toyota sets new 12-month sales record

Japanese carmaker Toyota has said it has sold a record number of vehicles in the year to March. The company noted the sales boost was in no small way due to ... more >>

China manufacturing slows slide, but new orders and employment cause concern

China’s factory activity improved slightly in April, halting several months of decline, according to a survey made by British bank HSBC. Its flash PMI index for China,... more >>

Troika inspectors return to Portugal for last bailout check

Lenders behind Portugal's 2011 bailout have returned to the country one more time for a final evaluation of its performance under the rescue deal. The eurozone nation ... more >>

China's small Shandong Airlines strikes multi-billion deal with Boeing

One of China's smaller carriers, Shandong Airlines, has confirmed it's buying a batch of passenger planes from Boeing for billions of dollars. The deal marked a ... more >>

German tax revenue rising as economy gathers steam

Stable employment on the back of a robust economic recovery is washing record revenues into German state coffers, latest figures by the Finance Ministry say. Berlin ... more >>

Germany and China to boost cooperation in energy technology sector

In China for a two-day visit, Germany's Economy and Energy Minister has said firms back home would stand to benefit from Beijing's planned shift to cleaner energy. But... more >>

Novartis restructures business in deals with GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly

Swiss drugmaker Novartis has announced an overhaul of its business portfolio, including major deals with rivals GlaxoSmithKline and Eli Lilly. The restructuring ... more >>

German carmakers eye Beijing car show in anticipation of record sales in China

The world’s leading automakers have gathered in Beijing for its annual car show. German carmakers are expecting record sales this year as China’s consumers look West ... more >>

Who's afraid of Google?

Some German publishers see themselves as David, taking on the giant Google in a battle for supremacy in the digital information and advertising market. How much truth ... more >>