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  • WASHINGTON, April 29- A sea of protesters swarmed in front of the White House on Saturday to voice displeasure with President Donald Trump's stance on the environment and demand that he rethink plans to reverse the climate change policies backed by his predecessor. As temperatures rose above 90 degrees Fahrenheit under hazy skies in the nation's capital, tens...

  • WASHINGTON, April 29- A sea of protesters swarmed in front of the White House on Saturday to voice displeasure with President Donald Trump's stance on the environment and demand that he rethink plans to reverse the climate change policies backed by his predecessor. As temperatures rose above 90 degrees Fahrenheit under hazy skies in the nation's capital, tens...

  • TOKYO- Bank of Japan will release the minutes of its March monetary policy meeting. YOKOHAMA, Japan Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao will speak at Global Think Tank Summit ahead of ADB's annual meeting in Yokohama. OSLO- Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen and Chief Executive Officer Yngve Slyngstad...

  • TOKYO- Bank of Japan will release the minutes of its March monetary policy meeting. YOKOHAMA, Japan Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao will speak at Global Think Tank Summit ahead of ADB's annual meeting in Yokohama. OSLO- Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen and Chief Executive Officer Yngve Slyngstad...

  • *Russia confident of meeting end-April output cut target. NEW YORK, April 28- Oil prices were little changed on Friday in a see-saw session, retreating from session highs and headed for weekly declines on lingering questions about whether OPEC will extend output cuts at its May meeting and whether it will reduce a global crude glut enough to boost prices.

  • HOUSTON, April 28- Rising crude prices helped Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp easily beat analysts' quarterly profit expectations on Friday, setting an upbeat tone as the two companies press ahead with shale oil expansions. Chevron swung to a $2.68 billion quarterly profit and turned cash flow positive, earning more than it spent, a milestone Wall Street...

  • HOUSTON, April 28- Rising crude prices helped Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp easily beat analysts' quarterly profit expectations on Friday, setting an upbeat tone as the two companies press ahead with shale oil and liquefied natural gas expansions. Chevron swung to a $2.68 billion quarterly profit and turned cash flow positive, earning more than it spent, a...

  • BERLIN, April 28- Volkswagen said it plans to invest billions of euros through 2022 to beef up its portfolio of combustion and electric drives as it braces for a further tightening of emissions rules in key markets. Europe's biggest carmaker last year announced a multi-billion-euro shift to embrace electric cars and new mobility services as it battles to...

  • LONDON, April 28- Oil prices rose on Friday after a slide to a one-month low the previous day prompted investors to buy at cheaper levels ahead of an OPEC meeting next month at which producers could prolong output curbs. Most analysts polled by Reuters expect the deal between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non- OPEC producers struck in...

  • HOUSTON, April 28- Rising crude prices helped Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp easily beat Wall Street's profit expectations on Friday, a sign the oil industry has regained its footing after a two-year price spiral. Looming over the large international oil companies, though, is uncertainty over whether the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries...

  • WASHINGTON- Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker will speak in Washington D.C- 1830 GMT. BERN- Swiss National Bank general meeting of shareholders. Speakers: Swiss National Bank President Jean-Paul Studer, Governing Board Chairman Thomas Jordan and head of the SNB General Assembly Jean-Michel Leuwe- 0800 GMT.

  • WASHINGTON- Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker will speak in Washington D.C- 1830 GMT. BERN- Swiss National Bank general meeting of shareholders. Speakers: Swiss National Bank President Jean-Paul Studer, Governing Board Chairman Thomas Jordan and head of the SNB General Assembly Jean-Michel Leuwe- 0800 GMT.

  • *OPEC sec-gen's comments point to an extension of global cut. NEW YORK, April 27- Crude prices were slightly lower after a volatile session on Thursday, as the restart of two key Libyan oilfields and concerns about lackluster gasoline demand fed concern over whether major oil producers can alleviate the glut of global inventories. Brent crude settled down 14...

  • April 27- Airbus is involved in a furious row with Austria over a fraud investigation in connection with a $2 billion fighter jet deal. Airbus and other partners in Eurofighter- Britain's BAE Systems and Italy's Leonardo- and the consortium itself have denied any wrongdoing. Austria, led by conservative Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel, ordered 18 Eurofighter...

  • *Two key Libya oilfields restart, sources tell Reuters. *OPEC sec-gen's comments point to an extension of global cut. New York, April 27- Crude prices fell more than 1 percent on Thursday as the restart of two key oilfields in Libya pumped more crude into an already bloated market.

  • *Airbus CEO says Austria fraud probe politically motivated. PARIS/ VIENNA, April 27- A heated row broke out between Austria and Europe's largest aerospace company on Thursday as Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders accused Vienna of playing politics with a fraud investigation and the government told him to calm down. Vienna prosecutors launched the probe into...

  • PARIS, April 27- OPEC wants oil inventories to decline further and is working to ensure a policy-setting meeting in May reaches consensus, the group's secretary-general said on Thursday in comments pointing to an extension of a global supply cut. As a result, OPEC members including top exporter Saudi Arabia have signalled support for extending the deal at a May...

  • PARIS, April 27- OPEC wants oil inventories to decline further and is working to ensure a policy-setting meeting in May reaches consensus, the group's secretary-general said on Thursday in comments pointing to an extension of a global supply cut. As a result, OPEC members including top exporter Saudi Arabia have signalled support for extending the deal at a May...

  • *Airbus CEO says Austria fraud probe politically motivated. PARIS/ VIENNA, April 27- A heated row broke out between Austria and Europe's largest aerospace company on Thursday as Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders accused Vienna of playing politics with a fraud investigation and the government told him to calm down. Vienna prosecutors launched the probe into...

  • *Stocks need to move closer to 5- year average OPEC's Barkindo. Barkindo's views were echoed by oil ministers from OPEC members Iraq and Angola, also attending the conference. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and a number of non- OPEC producers meet on May 25 to discuss extending output curbs that cover the first half of 2017..