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Airbus profits hit by A400M costs

Airbus has announced even more costs from its much delayed A400M military transport plane, which pulled down profits by 63 percent last year.

Airbus has announced even more costs from its much delayed A400M military transport plane, which pulled down profits by 63 percent last year.

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Eurozone factory activity ramps up

There was a strong start to 2017 for factory activity in the eurozone as surveys showed it increased at the fastest rate in nearly six years.

There was a strong start to 2017 for factory activity in the eurozone as surveys showed it increased at the fastest rate in nearly six years.

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German business morale weakens, but is Trump to blame?

German businesses are gloomier this month according to a survey of 7,000 firms, which may or may not be linked to Trump's protectionist comments.

German businesses are gloomier this month according to a survey of 7,000 firms, which may or may not be linked to Trump's protectionist comments.

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UK details industrial strategy to help post-Brexit economy

British Prime Minister Theresa May has unveiled a more interventionist industrial strategy to reinvigorate production and stimulate investment.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has unveiled a more interventionist industrial strategy to reinvigorate production and stimulate investment.

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German exports jump along with industrial production

German exports enjoyed their steepest monthly rise in four-and-half years in November and industrial production in Europe's biggest economy rose.

German exports enjoyed their steepest monthly rise in four-and-half years in November and industrial production in Europe's biggest economy rose.

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Shipbuilder STX France's future hangs in the balance

Italian shipyard Fincantieri has been approved as the preferred bidder for cruise-ship builder STX France, but politics could yet scupper the deal.

Italian shipyard Fincantieri has been approved as the preferred bidder for cruise-ship builder STX France, but politics could yet scupper the deal.

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Moldova's growing wine ambitions

Moldova - Europe's poorest country - is rich in grapes and plans to build on that to earn much needed foreign currency through wine sales.

Moldova - Europe's poorest country - is rich in grapes and plans to build on that to earn much needed foreign currency through wine sales.

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India's Tata says bye-bye to Mistry, but why?

Ratan Tata returns to head India's biggest conglomerate as Cyrus Mistry - his replacement just four years ago - is removed with no reason given.

Ratan Tata returns to head India's biggest conglomerate as Cyrus Mistry - his replacement just four years ago - is removed with no reason given.

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Eurozone business activity improves in October

Business activity in the eurozone expanded in October at the fastest pace so far this year with Germany again the star.

Business activity in the eurozone expanded in October at the fastest pace so far this year with Germany again the star.

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Airbus to downsize A380 production

Airbus is planning to build fewer of its A380 superjumbos, slowing assembly to one aircraft per month from 2018.

Airbus is planning to build fewer of its A380 superjumbos, slowing assembly to one aircraft per month from 2018.

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Job saving prompts Paris to order fast trains for slow tracks

The French government has moved to preserve Alstom jobs by ordering 21 high speed trains even without high speed lines for them to run on.

The French government has moved to preserve Alstom jobs by ordering 21 high speed trains even without high speed lines for them to run on.

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Unions ground Alitalia flights from Rome's Fiumicino airport

More than 150 flights to and from Rome’s international Fiumicino airport were cancelled on Thursday (September 22) because of strike action.

More than 150 flights to and from Rome’s international Fiumicino airport were cancelled on Thursday (September 22) because of strike action.

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All eyes are on Bratislava

It’s the first time that the 27 leaders of the EU will meet since the UK voted to leave the bloc.

It’s the first time that the 27 leaders of the EU will meet since the UK voted to leave the bloc.

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When hope is stronger than hardship: bright ideas bring change to war-ravaged Ukraine

A collection of stories of Ukrainians who have started inspiring social and business projects in the eastern Donbas region, in the hope that development will help bring peace to a land now in its thir

A collection of stories of Ukrainians who have started inspiring social and business projects in the eastern Donbas region, in the hope that development will help bring peace to a land now in its thir

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LEGO expands to beat supply-chain bottlenecks

LEGO is blaming a lack of production capacity for a decline in revenue growth and profits in the first half of the year, addressing that with big investment plans.

LEGO is blaming a lack of production capacity for a decline in revenue growth and profits in the first half of the year, addressing that with big investment plans.

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2,000 jobs under threat at Caterpillar in Belgium

World's largest maker of heavy machinery begins consultation process that could lead to closure of plant in Charleroi.

World's largest maker of heavy machinery begins consultation process that could lead to closure of plant in Charleroi.

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Oil production freeze speculation increases

A freeze of oil output by major producers is looking more likely as Saudi Arabia signals a change in approach ahead of an OPEC meeting in Algeria later this month.

A freeze of oil output by major producers is looking more likely as Saudi Arabia signals a change in approach ahead of an OPEC meeting in Algeria later this month.

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Eurozone business growth weakens

Economic activity in the eurozone fell less than expected in July, but was still at its lowest since the start of 2015. The Brexit effect was not as bad as economists had feared.

Economic activity in the eurozone fell less than expected in July, but was still at its lowest since the start of 2015. The Brexit effect was not as bad as economists had feared.

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German exports plunge in May

There was an unexpected fall in exports from Germany in May and imports barely rose, further indicators of slowing growth in Europe's largest economy.

There was an unexpected fall in exports from Germany in May and imports barely rose, further indicators of slowing growth in Europe's largest economy.

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Holiday jobs mean big fall in Spanish unemployment

Tourism jobs boosted the number of people in work in Spain in June. The total of registered unemployed fell to its lowest level since September 2009.

Tourism jobs boosted the number of people in work in Spain in June. The total of registered unemployed fell to its lowest level since September 2009.

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Oil prices rise to almost double January's lows

Oil prices have hit their highest in 10 months due to a fall in stockpiles in the United States and supply disruptions in Canada, Nigeria, Venezuela and Libya.

Oil prices have hit their highest in 10 months due to a fall in stockpiles in the United States and supply disruptions in Canada, Nigeria, Venezuela and Libya.