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STOCKHOLM - Swedish truck maker AB Volvo says net profit in the third quarter rose slightly to 1.6 billion kronor ($220 million) in a mixed economic environment.

The Goteborg-based company said Frida

STOCKHOLM - Wireless equipment maker Ericsson says its third-quarter earnings slumped 10 per cent despite higher sales due to increased operating costs and negative effects from currency hedging.

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BRUSSELS - Britain says its prime minister is protesting a European Union request for an additional 2.1 billion euro ($2.65 billion) contribution to the EU coffers at a time of increasing pressure at

LONDON - Official figures show Britain's economic recovery is continuing, despite a gloomy global environment.

The Office for National Statistics said gross domestic product grew 0.7 per cent in the

WATSONVILLE, Calif.

BERLIN - Chemical and oil company BASF is warning that its profits will come in below its previous forecast in the wake of slower global economic growth and industrial production.

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BERLIN - A survey finds that a downward trend in German consumer confidence has come to an end, despite cooler growth prospects for Europe's biggest economy.

The GfK research group said Friday that i

CHUNCHEON, South Korea - The whistle-blower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-s

NEW YORK, N.Y.

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's second-largest carmaker Kia Motors Corp.