Munich's Automatica trade fair showcases people-friendly robots.
Shares in German sportswear giant Adidas have fallen to two-year lows after the company slashed its projected earnings, citing financial uncertainty in sanction-hit Russia. European markets struggled in general.
Paul Singer has been called many things, from "vulture capitalist" to generous philanthropist and progressive father. The hedge fund manager's latest power play could push Argentina over the brink of bankruptcy.
The leading European automobile group, Volkswagen, is close to overtaking Toyota as the world's biggest car manufacturer. It has reported a jump in quarterly profits thanks to strong demand in China.
French banking giant BNP Paribas has announced a record net loss for the second quarter. It cited a huge US fine as the only reason for being in the red, noting that results had otherwise been fine.
The US Federal Reserve has said it is in no rush to raise interest rates, even while issuing positive predictions on inflation and economic growth. The central bank continued scaling back its stimulus spending.
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