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  1. Brazil's Azul adds Airbus jets to start U.S. flights

    By Brad Haynes
    CAMPINAS, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil's third-biggest airline, Azul Linhas Aereas, unveiled plans on Wednesday to add 11 wide-body jets from European planemaker Airbus <...

  2. ECB's Nowotny says would not rule out QE, but don't need it yet

    ECB's Nowotny says would not rule out QE, but don't need it yet

    VIENNA (Reuters) - European Central Bank policymaker Ewald Nowotny said he would not rule out a quantitative easing (QE) - or money printing - programme to buy sovereign bonds, but the time for such a...

  3. Boeing lifts profit outlook as jetliner demand booms

    New York (AFP) - US aerospace and defense giant Boeing raised its 2014 profit outlook Wednesday despite a first-quarter profit slide, citing strong demand for its new jetliners.

  4. Toyota stays at the top in first quarter after outselling GM, Volkswagen

    Toyota stays at the top in first quarter after outselling GM, Volkswagen

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp <7203.T> kept its position as the world's best-selling car maker in the first quarter of 2014, beating rivals Volkswagen AG and General Moto...

  5. Russian steel group NLMK warns against EU sanctions, job losses

    Russian steel group NLMK warns against EU sanctions, job losses

    Brussels (AFP) - The European arm of Russian steel giant NLMK has warned the EU against imposing economic sanctions on Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis, officials said on Wednesday.

  6. Habas sues UK's Duet, claims breach of contract on NSI shares

    (Reuters) - The Dutch unit of Israel's Habas Investments filed a lawsuit against British private equity and hedge fund Duet Asset Management, alleging breach of contract last year to bu...

  7. U.S. new home sales dive to eight-month low in March

    U.S. new home sales dive to eight-month low in March

    By Lucia Mutikani
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sales of new U.S. single-family homes tumbled to their lowest level in eight months in March, dealing a setback to the housing market recovery. ...

  8. France deficit plan treads fine line, betting on growth

    France deficit plan treads fine line, betting on growth

    By Nicholas Vinocur and Jean-Baptiste Vey
    PARIS (Reuters) - France outlined a slower roadmap on Wednesday to reduce its chronic deficit to the European Union's treaty limit next year, b...

  9. Eurozone April business activity nears 3-year high: Markit

    Eurozone April business activity nears 3-year high: Markit

    Brussels (AFP) - Eurozone business activity hit a near three-year high in April as a modest economic recovery gained momentum and began creating much-needed jobs, a closely watched survey showed on Wednesday.

  10. CEOs back country-by-country tax reporting - survey

    By Tom Bergin
    LONDON (Reuters) - Most chief executives globally would support the publication of country-by-country financial information to help stamp out corporate tax avoidance, a su...

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