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France, Germany To Merge Economic And Defense Policies; Create Cross-Border "Eurodistricts" 

Germany and France are set to forge a pact aligning their defense, diplomatic and economic policies in an unprecedented "twinning" pact "regarded as a prototype for the future of the European Union," according to The Times' Oliver Moody.   .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJan 12th, 2019

Germany presses for changes in EU competition rules after Siemens/Alstom deal blocked

Europe should change its competition rules to facilitate cross-border mergers and create European champions which can compete with rivals from China and the United States, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Wednesday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 6th, 2019

Explainer: Germany, France face hurdles in push to rewrite EU antitrust rules

Germany and France want to overhaul EU mergers rules following the European Commission's veto of efforts by Siemens and Alstom to create a European rail champion to compete with larger foreign rivals......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 8th, 2019

EU antitrust policy under fire after Siemens-Alstom deal blocked

Siemens and Alstom's plan to create a European rail champion collapsed on Wednesday after EU regulators blocked the deal, prompting Germany and France to call for an overhaul of EU competition policy to better meet global challenges......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 6th, 2019

EU competition policy under fire after Siemens-Alstom deal blocked

Siemens and Alstom's plan to create a European rail champion collapsed on Wednesday after EU regulators rejected the deal, prompting Germany and France to call for an overhaul of EU competition policy to better meet global challenges......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 6th, 2019

Political Malaise Drags Down Europe"s Growth

The twin engines of the eurozone economy, France and Germany, are cooling, a trend that deepens the economic pain at the root of “yellow-vest” protests and other tensions across the continent......»»

Category: europeSource: wsjJan 31st, 2019

Women won"t have economic parity for 202 years, report says

The U.S. ranks 19th out of 149 countries in women's economic equality with men. It is ahead of France, Germany and Denmark but behind Iceland and Norway......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralDec 18th, 2018

London Markets: London markets choppy as European economic growth slows and Brexit uncertainty rises

London markets were turbulent on Monday, as both Germany and France announced indications of slower economic growth and uncertainties mounted surrounding Brexit......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 10th, 2018

Will Russia-Ukraine Conflict Benefit U.S. Defense Stocks?

Considering the recent cross-border tension between Russia and Ukraine, Ukraine may seek assistance. Considering Trump administration's recent initiatives, we may conclude that the current U.S. government is w.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytDec 3rd, 2018

France and Germany Step In to Circumvent Iran Sanctions

France and Germany have joined forces to rescue a European effort to create a payments channel to keep trade flowing with Iran, defying U.S. attempts to take the air out of the plan, senior diplomats said......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjNov 26th, 2018

Here’s What Rich Countries Need to Do to Sustain Global Growth

Economic growth in the U.S., Germany, France and Italy will slow, says OECD — but there are some fixes. Global growth should continue for the next two years, the Organisation for Economic Co-.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneNov 22nd, 2018

Macron, Merkel Show Unity on Defense and Security

The leaders of France and Germany pledged on Sunday to strengthen the European Union and work toward the creation of a European army, in a show of unity on a controversial initiative that has been criticized by President Donald Trump......»»

Category: topSource: wsjNov 19th, 2018

US Deploys 800 Troops To Southern Border As "Migrant Caravan" Approaches: CNN

As Mexican authorities do little to stop the 'migrant caravan' from cross southern Mexico, Defense Secretary James Mattis is reportedly preparing to order an additional 800 tro.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 25th, 2018

L3, Harris to Form Sixth-Largest US Defense Contractor

Defense contractors L3 Technologies and Harris announced Sunday that they will merge in an all-stock deal that will create the nation's sixth largest defense firm......»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstOct 15th, 2018

Harris Corp., L3 Technologies announce plans to merge

Melbourne-based Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) and New York-based L3 Technologies Inc. (NYSE: LLL) on Sunday announced plans to combine in an all stock merger of equals that will create the sixth-largest defense company in the U.S. and a top 10 defense .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 14th, 2018

French finance minister prods Germany on EU economic reform

France's finance minister is pressing Germany to move ahead with plans for economic reform in the European Union, warning that "we cannot wait any longer" and arguing that ordinary citizens' patience is "exhausted.".....»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsOct 4th, 2018

Rocky Mountain fuel distributors to merge, create "border-to-border" business, CEO says

The deal combines companies with more than 700 gas stations, grocery store and big-box retailers throughout the mountain West and Southwest......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 24th, 2018

Europe Markets: European shares tick higher, but bank stocks lower

European stocks rose modestly on Thursday, following some positive economic data from Germany and France, though trading was quiet as investors looked ahead to reports on Brexit negotiations......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 23rd, 2018

Britain unveils fighter jet model to rival Franco-German program

Britain unveiled a model of a sleek proposed fighter jet named Tempest on Monday, raising questions about the future of European defense cooperation, given that Germany and France launched their own fighter jet program a year ago......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJul 16th, 2018

Steady drum of Trump"s anti-Germany remarks raises questions

Germany's export surplus, migration policies and defense spending have all been on President Donald Trump's Twitter and diplomatic hit list......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJul 11th, 2018

Merkel, Macron back euro zone budget but challenges ahead

The leaders of Germany and France have agreed to create a budget for the euro zone and hailed a "new chapter" for the currency union. But, as David Pollard reports, many wonder how it will work in a bloc with such diverging interests......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersJun 20th, 2018