08 February 2008 06:00 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--These were the top stories at 06:00 GMT in the following European newspapers’ online versions on Friday. ICIS has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. To go to the individual websites, click the links below:
CIC close to fund deal with JC Flowers
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McCain close to victory as Romney quits
Mitt Romney, the former
Companies and Markets
GE Money moving to
General Electric is moving the headquarters of its core consumer finance division from
Wall Street rebounds in volatile trading
US stocks rebounded on Thursday as bargain-hunters rushed to buy into market weakness and called a halt on a three-day losing run.
Mexican Robin Hood figure gains a kind of notoriety abroad
Jesus Malverde has been revered for almost a century in northwestern
Challenges and miscalculations dogged Romney from the start
With Mitt Romney's campaign for president nearly in tatters, he huddled with his senior advisers on Wednesday morning, jotting notes with pen and paper, to go over his options.
Congress overwhelmingly approved a $168bn (€116bn) economic stimulus program on Thursday, sending it to President George W Bush for his signature so that millions of Americans can look forward to government checks in the mail.
The European Central Bank stepped away from a threat to raise interest rates as it acknowledged Thursday in the clearest manner yet that the slowdown in the US and turbulence in financial markets would sap European economic growth.
Putin made good on promise to FSB
It was a typical December night in
European observers will skip election
The OSCE's democracy watchdog on Thursday canceled its planned observer mission for the 2 March presidential election, saying
Kazakh state seeks bigger energy role
Fresh from a bitter dispute with Western oil companies over a Caspian oil field,
Rostelecom announces lower prices for long-distance calls
Rostelecom, the country's dominant long-distance telephone company, announced plans Wednesday to reduce charges for long-distance calls in an effort to expand its client base and stay ahead of the competition.
Turkish prime minister visits site of deadly fire
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan: Our pain is "immeasurable". Memories of the tragic “Solingen fire,” one of the deadliest racist assaults in Germany, resurfaced with the fires last Sunday and yesterday that engulfed buildings inhabited mainly by Turks and which have left at least nine people dead.
The guest who didn't come to dinner
When a new president walks into the White House on 20 January 2009,
US Democrats continue battle, John McCain strengthens lead
Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton battled to a draw on "Super Tuesday" and John McCain took charge of the Republican race in coast-to-coast presidential nominating battles in 24
DTP makes point and leaves
Thousands of pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP) members, who gathered near the Iraqi border and spent the night there to protest against the incursions into northern
Business and finance
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PIU calls for an end to NFZ's monopoly
The Polish Insurance Chamber (PIU) has called for an end to the monopoly of the National Health Fund (NFZ) as a single payer for the healthcare services available under state health insurance.
Budget airlines take a growing slice of the aviation market
Low-cost carriers took more than 50% of the Polish aviation market for the first time ever in 2007, occupying six places in the top ten list of
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