FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) – Germany’s Siemens AG promised investors its deal to buy Invensys’ rail business for a hefty 1.74 billion pounds ($2.78 billion) would contribute to boosting profits in a tough economy.
The engineering conglomerate, Germany’s most valuable company, aims to save 6 billion euros ($7.75 billion) and focus on its core areas of expertise to close a gap with rivals such as ABB and General Electric.
BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Accelerated efforts by Germany and France to rearrange stakes in EADS (EAD.PA: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) knocked shares in the Airbus parent on Friday as investors fretted about surplus stock and state interference.
In the latest twist to rapidly unfolding events since merger talks with BAE Systems (BAES.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) collapsed last month, German newspaper Handelsblatt reported France could sell 3 percent of EADS to Germany to help bring Berlin on board as a shareholder.
FRANKFURT, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Volkswagen AG has
earmarked 50.2 billion euros ($64.7 billion) of investments over
the coming three years as it accelerates plans designed to help
it become the world’s largest car maker by the end of the
As the company strives to replace Toyota Motor Corp
as the No.1 auto maker globally, it is expanding its presence
outside Europe, building or planning new factories in markets
such as China, Mexico and Russia.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Taylor Swift made up for disappointment at the Country Music Association awards with three prizes on Sunday at the MTV Europe Music Awards, one of the biggest nights in pop outside the United States.
Swift, who left the Country Music awards empty-handed less than two weeks earlier, picked up honours for Best Female, Best Live and Best Look, her haul of three matching that of teen heartthrob Justin Bieber.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber shared the spoils in Frankfurt on Sunday at the MTV Europe Music Awards, each scooping three prizes at one of the biggest nights in the pop calendar outside the United States.
American country singer Swift, who left the Country Music Association awards empty-handed less than two weeks earlier, picked up honours for Best Female, Best Live and Best Look.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The MTV Europe Music Awards bring the pop circus to Frankfurt on Sunday, with Barbadian R&B singer Rihanna leading the nominations and the late Whitney Houston to be honored with a Global Icon award.
Houston, who was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub on February 11, will be the third artist to be given the award, following Bon Jovi and Queen in 2010 and 2011.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The MTV Europe Music Awards will rock Frankfurt’s Festhalle concert venue on Sunday, with Barbadian R&B singer Rihanna leading the nominations and all eyes on Korean dance sensation Psy.
Psy’s hit “Gangnam Style”, which is up for the Best Video award, has been viewed more than 670 million times and received a record-breaking 4.9 million “likes” on Facebook since being released in mid-July.
BERLIN, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Siemens AG aims to save
6 billion euros ($7.7 billion) by the end of its 2014 fiscal
year, more than expected, as the German engineering conglomerate
fights to stay competitive in a weak global economy.
An industrial bellwether and Germany’s most valuable
company, Siemens has come under pressure to cut costs and focus
on its most profitable businesses as the global economy takes
longer to recover than it initially expected.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German steel distributor Kloeckner & Co (KCOGn.DE: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), seeing no near-term respite from a sector slump and massive overcapacity, extended its job-cutting plans on Wednesday.
It said it would shut down about a fifth of its sites and shed a further 500 jobs, bringing the total to 1,800 or some 16 percent of its workforce.
LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – From advertising and luxury goods to cars and heavy engineering, European industry is retrenching and abandoning its already modest growth targets, a worrying sign for investors who bought into the summer stock market rally.
The signals from third quarter results so far are that Asian, emerging market and resources sector demand is no longer making up for weakness at home.