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German economy barely grows at end of 2019

Image copyright AFP/GETTY IMAGES The German economy had another very weak three months at the end of last year, according to official figures.Gross domestic product (GDP), the total production of goods and services, was almost unchanged from the previous quarter.Germany is very exposed to the tensions in international trade, and the weak new figures partly…
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EasyJet boss feels '100% safe' on full planes as flights resume

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Johan Lundgren said the carrier was following international guidelines The boss of EasyJet has said he would feel "100% safe" flying on full planes as the airline resumed a limited number of flights after a 10-week hiatus.Johan Lundgren told the PA news agency the airline had followed international guidelines…
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Vueling 'most delayed' airline in UK

Image copyright Getty Images Vueling Airlines is the least punctual major airline flying from airports in the UK, new research shows. The Spanish carrier's UK departures were delayed by an average of 31 minutes last year, according to analysis of Civil Aviation Authority data by the PA news agency.Thomas Cook also performed poorly, with average…
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Families 'cheated of Boeing crash compensation'

Image copyright EPA Image caption All 189 people on board the Lion Air flight were killed in October last year Relatives of people killed in the Boeing 737 Max crash in Indonesia last year have been cheated out of compensation, their lawyers say.Lawyers told the BBC that many families were persuaded to sign forms preventing…
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Former Audi boss charged in VW dieselgate scandal

Image copyright AFP Image caption Rupert Stadler was arrested last year German authorities have charged the former boss of Audi with fraud as part of an investigation into the VW emissions-cheating scandal. Rupert Stadler is also accused of false certification and criminal advertising practices.Prosecutors claim he knew that hundreds of thousands of Audi, Porsche and…
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China economy: Manufacturing sector returns to growth in March

Image copyright Getty Images China's manufacturing sector saw a surprise return to growth in March following government efforts to boost the economy.The Caixin/Markit survey, released on Monday, rose to 50.8 in March from 49.9 in February. A reading above 50 indicates expansion.Official manufacturing figures published a day earlier also pointed to a jump in activity.Beijing…