Germany has means to respond if coronavirus sparks economic crisis: finance minister

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany would be in a position to enact a fiscal stimulus package should…

Venezuela revamps PDVSA leadership after Maduro launches restructuring

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela has named new vice presidents for four units of state oil company…

France to push pension reform through parliament by decree to avoid vote

PARIS (Reuters) – The French government said on Saturday it would push President Emmanuel Macron’s contested…

Wall Street Weekahead: Main Street leans toward Sanders, but Wall Street says Trump

By April Joyner, Lewis Krauskopf and Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) – Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders…

Dollar dives to 20-week low against yen on Fed rate cut hint

(This Feb 29 story corrects yen moves in headline, lead and penultimate paragraph) By Kate Duguid…

Swedish central banker flags uncertainty over coronavirus impact

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – It is too early assess the impact of the outbreak of the coronavirus…

Toyota plans new $1.2 billion EV plant in Tianjin with FAW: document

BEIJING/TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese automaker Toyota plans to build a new electric vehicle plant in the…

Former British finance minister says would have cut income tax

LONDON (Reuters) – Former British finance minister Sajid Javid said he would have cut income tax…

China data portends more punishment for bruised stock markets

By David Randall, Lewis Krauskopf and April Joyner NEW YORK (Reuters) – World stock markets should…

India’s Airtel says $1.1 billion payment complies with top court’s order on dues

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Bharti Airtel Ltd <BRTI.NS> said it was complying with a Supreme…

Elliott targets Twitter, seeking CEO Dorsey’s removal: sources

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss (Reuters) – Hedge fund Elliott Management Corp has amassed a stake in Twitter…

China February factory activity contracts at record pace as coronavirus bites

BEIJING (Reuters) – Factory activity in China contracted at the fastest pace ever in February, even…