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China foreign trade contracts amid rising competition, mounting frictions

Chinese trade figures for March have stunned analysts by showing unexpected contractions in both imports and exports. China’s officials, however, have described the slump as short-lived and temporary. more >>
 

Bombers target Greek central bank

A car bomb has exploded outside Bank of Greece as the euro zone bailout nation prepares to return to the international loans market. The blast caused no injuries after unions staged a general strike against austerities. more >>
 

EU approves gradual end to energy subsidies

New regulations unveiled by the European Commission will affect renewable energy subsidies in the bloc. The move is an attempt to lower prices and boost competitiveness. more >>
 

IMF urges quicker repair of eurozone bank sheets

A fresh report by the IMF has highlighted the crisis lender's continued worries about the state of banks in the 18-member eurozone. It urged the area to accelerate its cleansing of post-crisis balance sheets. more >>
 

Panama Canal expansion draws bigger customers, and criticism

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal, one of the busiest waterways in the world. A massive building project is underway there to widen it for larger ships, but the expansion has not been undisputed. more >>
 

German Supeme Court backs flashmobs as part of strike action

Germany's Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe has sided with employees of a retail chain who had organized a flashmob in a store. They used it as part of their industrial action over wages and working conditions. more >>
 

German Supreme Court backs flashmobs as part of strike action

Germany's Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe has sided with employees of a retail chain who had organized a flashmob in a store. They used it as part of their industrial action over wages and working conditions. more >>
 

German Constitutional Court backs flashmobs as part of strike action

Germany's Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe has sided with employees of a retail chain who had organized a flashmob in a store. They used it as part of their industrial action over wages and working conditions. more >>
 

Facebook reaches 100 million users in India, set to outnumber US market

Facebook has surpassed the mark of 100 million users in India, underscoring its rapid growth in emerging economies. By the end of 2014, India is expected to become the world’s biggest market for the social network. more >>
 

Anti-austerity general strike cripples public life in Greece

Greece's two largest trade unions have started a 24-hour nationwide walkout to once again protest against austerity measures imposed by the government. The general strike has brought public services to a standstill. more >>
 

German exports slump in February as emerging markets slowed

German exports declined in February as demand from emerging markets was hit by outflows of capital and falling currencies. Imports, however, continued to rise, narrowing Germany’s controversial trade surplus. more >>
 

Toyota recalls 6 million cars due to problems with steering, cables and seats

Japanese carmaker Toyota has launched another massive recall of its vehicles - the third within one and a half years. This time the world’s leading carmaker has identified five technical problems in 27 models. more >>
 

New French premier vows massive tax cuts in bid to turn economy around

The new leader of France’s government, Manuel Valls, has vowed to put money back into the pockets of businesses and households while reining in spending. The promises came ahead of a confidence vote from parliament. more >>
 

Nigeria overtakes South Africa as the continent’s largest economy

Africa has a new economic frontrunner. Nigeria has released figures suggesting the oil-rich country has overtaken South Africa in terms of gross domestic product. But do the numbers reflect reality? more >>
 

IMF cuts global growth outlook over aftermath of Ukraine crisis

The International Monetary Fund has slightly cut its outlook for future economic growth around the globe. It said recalculations were based on the impact of the Ukraine crisis and slower growth in emerging countries. more >>
 

China approves sale of Nokia handset business to Microsoft

US software giant Microsoft has moved a decisive step closer to finalizing the takeover of Nokia's handset business. Chinese regulators approved the deal after checking its impact on patent licenses. more >>
 

EU, Germany forge deal on energy price breaks for business

Germany’s multi-billion-euro exemption of heavy industry from green energy charges does not violate EU rules on industry rebates. Berlin and Brussels have agreed to keep the energy price breaks, but on a smaller scale. more >>
 

German cabinet adopts reform of renewable energy law

German cabinet ministers have adopted an overhaul of the nation's renewable energy law which foresees a shift to green energy amid a complete nuclear phase-out. Managing electricity costs were in the focus of the reform. more >>
 

Samsung profits slump on smartphone margins squeeze

South Korea’s electronics giant Samsung is on track to post its second consecutive quarter of declining profits. The firm’s key smartphone business is under pressure from cheaper rivals as markets near saturation. more >>
 

Future factories on display at Hanover show

What will the factories of the future look like? Will human beings still have a role on production lines? Such questions are being asked at the world’s largest industrial trade show in Hanover. more >>
 
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