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BRIEF-KTM AG Q1 revenue of EUR 249.5 mln, up 26.7 pct  

April 17 (Reuters) - KTM AG : * Q1 sales of 249.5 million euros ($268 million) (+ 26.7 percent yoy) * Q1 EBIT of 21.7 million euros (+46.4 percent) * Sees increase in sales for 2015 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: ($1 = 0.9296 euros) (Gdynia Newsroom)...More

BRIEF-Compagnie Plastic Omnium expects revenue of 7 billion euros in 2018  

April 17 (Reuters) - Compagnie Plastic Omnium SA : * New plants, new customers and new products in China to double revenue on China market to 1 billion euros ($1.08 billion) in 2018 * China market will contribute to an expected growth by the group to reach a total revenue of 7 billion euros in 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: ($1 = 0.9282 euros) (Gdynia Newsroom)...More

Romania - Factors to watch on April 17  

BUCHAREST, April 17 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Romanian financial markets on Friday. DEBT TENDER Romania sold a planned 200 million lei ($48.43 million) worth of Feb. 2025 treasury bonds on Thursday, with the average accepted yield at 3.20 percent, central bank data showed. CEE MARKETS...More

German stocks - Factors to watch on April 17  

BERLIN/FRANKFURT, April 17 (Reuters) - The following are some of the factors that may move German stocks on Friday: VOLKSWAGEN A top-level Volkswagen AG committee meeting to try to resolve a leadership crisis caused by a rift between its chief executive and chairman ended after less than three hours but VW did not make the results public on Thursday. DEUTSCHE WOHNEN...More

Italy - Factors to watch on April 17  

The following factors could affect Italian markets on Friday. Reuters has not verified the newspaper reports, and cannot vouch for their accuracy. New items are marked with (*). For a complete list of diary events in Italy please click on . ECONOMY TREASURY...More

With SUVs, Chinese carmakers at last unsettle foreign brands  

By Jake Spring BEIJING, April 17 (Reuters) - Two years ago, just one Chinese SUV ranked among the country's top-10. In the first three months of this year, that number jumped to eight - a sign that Chinese automakers may have found their sweet-spot to battle foreign rivals in the world's biggest car market....More

Nissan says to expand U.S. regional recall for Takata air bags  

TOKYO, April 17 (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co said on Friday it would expand an investigative recall in certain U.S. regions to replace air bags made by Takata Corp, adding about 45,000 Sentras from the 2004-2006 model years that weren't included previously. Japan's second-largest automaker has informed the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about its plans to replace passenger-side air bags of the affected Sentras, a spokesman said....More

UPDATE 1-Renault board demands French voting rights climbdown  

* Renault board rejects French double-vote plan * Alliance with Nissan at stake, Renault warns * Nissan vows riposte if France keeps bigger vote -source (Adds details on alliance, comments by company source and Finance Ministry source, other background) By Laurence Frost and Gilles Guillaume...More

No factory for old men: Hyundai Motor seeks to end seniority-based pay  

By Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL, April 17 (Reuters) - In a bid to curb rising domestic labour costs, Hyundai Motor Co is seeking to base wages on merit not seniority in an overhaul of a decades-old salary system that puts the South Korean firm on a collision course with its activist union. South Korea is the world's fastest ageing major economy, and high labour costs are eroding its manufacturers' competitive edge as economic growth slows....More

UPDATE 3-Ex-JPMorgan banker charged with taking $20 million from clients  

(Adds suspect to be released on bond, not guilty plea expected) By David Ingram and Suzanne Barlyn NEW YORK, April 16 (Reuters) - A former investment adviser at JPMorgan Chase & Co was arrested Thursday and charged with taking at least $20 million out of client accounts and using it to unsuccessfully trade options and pay personal expenses....More
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