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Commerzbank gets Q1 tailwind for aid repayment

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Commerzbank <CBKG.DE> bolstered its capacity to repay government financial aid with operating profit in the first quarter that was one-fourth above expected. Full story

US Steel narrows 1Q loss

United States Steel Corp. believes business will improve in the second quarter, as the recovering global economy sparks more demand for steel. Full story

Nokia's market share falls below 30 percent

Nokia Corp. reported better than expected first-quarter profits Thursday but its global market share dropped to below 30 percent for the first time in over a decade as the world's top cellphone maker continued to lose ground to rivals. Full story

China tells visiting senators both must work together

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan told a group of visiting U.S. senators Wednesday that both countries must work together to increase trust and avoid politicizing economic issues, adding that ensuring the global recovery should be a priority. Full story

No sign of global economy stalling this year

Surging inflation pressures and the natural disasters that ravaged Japan last month look unlikely to stall an ascendant global economy, a Reuters poll of around 350 economists showed on Thursday. Full story

Bank of Korea keeps rate on hold amid inflation

South Korea's central bank froze its key interest rate Tuesday despite rising inflation as it monitors potential threats to the global economy — including Japan's massive earthquake. Full story

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  Japan’s economy falters

CNBC’s Ron Insana explains the impact of the Japan crisis on the U.S. and global economy.