Czech PM would allow higher 2020 budget deficit if slowdown worsens

PRAGUE (Reuters) – The Czech government could allow the 2020 central state budget deficit to grow…

More drugmakers hike U.S. prices as new year begins

By Michael Erman NEW YORK (Reuters) – Drugmakers including Bristol-Myers Squibb Co <BMY.N>, Gilead Sciences Inc…

Exclusive: Airbus beats goal with 863 jet deliveries in 2019, ousts Boeing from top spot

By Tim Hepher PARIS (Reuters) – Airbus has become the world’s largest planemaker for the first…

Strike not extended at Lufthansa’s Germanwings for now

BERLIN (Reuters) – The trade union representing cabin crew at Lufthansa’s <LHAG.DE> budget airline Germanwings decided…

Britain’s Lloyds Banking Group suffers hours-long online outage

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Lloyds Banking Group <LLOY.L> suffered an outage on Wednesday that left customers…

French hardline union calls for more strikes to counter Macron’s pension reform

PARIS (Reuters) – French hardline union CGT called on Wednesday for more strikes in France this…

Surveillance in a leafy enclave, Ghosn’s Tokyo life was under strict monitoring

By Tim Kelly and Maki Shiraki TOKYO (Reuters) – The imposing home where Carlos Ghosn lived…

Samsung Electronics chip output at South Korea plant partly halted due to short blackout

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics <005930.KS> partly halted some semiconductor production at its Hwaseong chip complex…

China’s central bank says economic growth resilient despite large pressure

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s central bank said on Wednesday that economic growth remains resilient despite relatively…

U.S. auto safety agency to investigate fatal Tesla crash in California

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The fatal Dec. 29 crash of a Tesla Inc vehicle…

South Korea Dec. exports top forecasts as China demand, chip prices recover

By Choonsik Yoo and Joori Roh SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean exports fell in December year-on-year…

Uber, Postmates sue to block California gig worker law, claiming it’s unconstitutional

By Tina Bellon (Reuters) – Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc and courier services provider Postmates Inc…