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  • Europe new car registrations rise 1.8 percent in August: ACEA

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Car sales in Europe rose 1.8 percent in August with volume makers Volkswagen , Ford and Opel benefiting from improved demand in Spain, Portugal and Ireland, while premium makers lost ground due to a drop in sales in Germany. New...
  • Market calm over Scottish vote at odds with disaster warnings

    LONDON (Reuters) - The big question about investor anxiety over Scotland's independence referendum is not whether it's warranted, but why it took so long to materialize and why it's still so marginal. Even now, with opinion polls showing a near-equal...
  • Ukraine lawmakers approve EU pact, offer autonomy to rebel regions

    Lawmakers in Ukraine endorsed an association agreement with the European Union on Tuesday, making a decisive turn in favor of closer relations with Western neighbors in spite of the 10-month-old conflict that shift in alliance has ignited with Russia....
  • Italian economy may contract this year: economy minister

    ROME (Reuters) - Italy's economy may contract in 2014 for the third consecutive year, Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said on Tuesday, following negative forecasts from Italy's employers' lobby and the Organisation of Economic Growth and Development....
  • Ukraine ratifies EU deal, offers special status to rebels

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine ratified a sweeping agreement with the European Union on Tuesday - an issue at the heart of the Russia-West crisis over its future - and sought to blunt the independence drive of Russian-backed separatists by offering them...
  • Washington fears vote for Scottish independence could damage 'special relationship'

    Ahead of Thursday's referendum on Scottish independence, U.S. policy makers are speaking out albeit tentatively in support of a united United Kingdom. "Our 'special relationship' with the United Kingdom is unparalleled," House Foreign Affairs...
  • Italy's Renzi pushing labor reform, but scepticism growing

    ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Tuesday he would force through changes to Italy's labor laws with special emergency measures if parliament dragged its feet, and rejected criticism his government was moving too slowly with its reform...
  • Chinese increasingly protest projects that threaten environment

    BEIJING China is a country with gargantuan environmental problems, deep distrust of government and a population that is increasingly wired through mobile devices. Put that together and it's no surprise that large street protests are breaking out against...
  • Swiss bankers urge EU deals to root out tax cheats, gain market access

    ZURICH (Reuters) - The head of Switzerland's banking association urged the government on Tuesday to strike deals with European neighbors to root out untaxed money in the country and make it easier for Swiss banks to do business abroad. Switzerland has...
  • In court, a trademark battle turns personal for two fish sauce makers

    Bottles upon bottles of fish sauce were slapped with blue evidence stickers and arrayed before the jury. Inside each was a pungent, amber elixir that is to Vietnamese cuisine what olive oil is to Italian cooking, with a smell that has been likened to...
  • More austerity, reforms ahead for Finland, PM Stubb says

    HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's weak economy mean its government may have to cut spending further over the next few years to stop national debt levels exceeding EU limits, Prime Minister Alexander Stubb told Reuters. The small Nordic economy, whose strong...