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  • *OPEC pumps 221,000 bpd less in Dec than in Nov. LONDON, Jan 18- Oil prices fell on Wednesday on expectations that U.S. producers would boost output, just as OPEC signaled that a global supply-reduction deal will shrink the oil glut this year. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were down 75 cents $54.72 a barrel at 1230 GMT.

  • BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Jan 18- Czech two-year government bond yields climbed further off record lows on Wednesday as a central banker said investors were wrong to expect an early lifting of the cap on the crown currency. CNB board member Lubomir Lizal said the bank still expected to abandon the ceiling around mid-2017, but investors were wrong to speculate on an early...

  • LONDON, Jan 18- Oil prices fell on Wednesday on expectations that U.S. producers would boost output. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were down 82 cents $54.65 a barrel at 1008 GMT. Representative Ryan Zinke of Montana, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for interior secretary, on Tuesday said he would consider an expansion of...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland- Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and Swedish Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson will hold a press conference in Davos- 1400 GMT. Speakers include- Austrian National Bank Governor and ECB governing council member Ewald Nowotny, Macedonia National Bank Governor Dimitar Bogov, Czech National Bank Governor Jiri Rusnok, Slovakia...

  • WASHINGTON, United States- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on monetary and fiscal policy before the Brookings Institution- 1500 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen will host a webcast townhall meeting with educators from across the country and participate via webcast from Federal Reserve Bank offices throughout...

  • WASHINGTON, United States- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on monetary and fiscal policy before the Brookings Institution- 1500 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen will host a webcast townhall meeting with educators from across the country and participate via webcast from Federal Reserve Bank offices throughout...

  • PARIS- ECB policymakers Francois Villeroy de Galhau and Peter Praet to speak at a Bank of France's " Secular Stagnation and Growth Measurement Conference"- 0800 GMT. WASHINGTON, United States- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on monetary and fiscal policy before the Brookings Institution- 1500 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Chair...

  • PARIS- ECB policymakers Francois Villeroy de Galhau and Peter Praet to speak at a Bank of France's " Secular Stagnation and Growth Measurement Conference"- 0800 GMT. WASHINGTON, United States- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on monetary and fiscal policy before the Brookings Institution- 1500 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Chair...

  • VIENNA- Austria Central Bank Governor Ewald Nowotny to speak at event "Risks and Returns: Managing Financial Trade-Offs for Inclusive Growth in Europe and Central Asia" with World Bank officials. VIENNA- Austrian Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling to speak about 2017 economy and fiscal issues- 0930 GMT. VIENNA- ECB Governing Council Member Ewald Nowotny...

  • PARIS- ECB policymakers Francois Villeroy de Galhau and Peter Praet to speak at a Bank of France's " Secular Stagnation and Growth Measurement Conference"- 0800 GMT. WASHINGTON, United States- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on monetary and fiscal policy before the Brookings Institution- 1500 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Chair...

  • PARIS- ECB policymakers Francois Villeroy de Galhau and Peter Praet to speak at a Bank of France's " Secular Stagnation and Growth Measurement Conference"- 0800 GMT. WASHINGTON, United States- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on monetary and fiscal policy before the Brookings Institution- 1500 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Chair...

  • ABU DHABI, Jan 13- OPEC's Secretary-General has confidence in the commitment of oil producers who agreed to an output cut deal last month to ease a global glut that has depressed crude prices and hurt exporting countries' revenues. And Iraq, OPEC's second-largest producer, said it too had reduced production and exports and it was fully committed to the agreement.

  • *OPEC compliance peaked at 80 pct during cut in 2009- IEA. LONDON/ ABU DHABI, Jan 13- OPEC is unlikely to deliver fully on its target to cut production despite Saudi Arabia saying it had trimmed more than it had committed to, OPEC delegates say, but compliance of 80 percent would be good and as low as 50 percent acceptable. OPEC and the independent producers are cutting...

  • WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen will host a townhall meeting with educators from across the Country United States- 0000 GMT. TOKYO- Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao delivers speech about the outlook for Asian economies and the role of ADB- 0800 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Riksbank Deputy Governor Henry Ohlsson talks about current...

  • NAPLES, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before a panel at the American Council of Life Insurers Executive Roundtable- 1345 GMT. NAPLES, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on the economic outlook and monetary policy...

  • MOSCOW- Gaidar Economics Forum 2017 to be held in Moscow. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland monetary policy meeting. VIENNA- Austrian Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling to speak about 2017 economy and fiscal issues- 0930 GMT.

  • NEW YORK, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley is scheduled to attend an event "The Culture Imperative- An Interbank Symposium"- 1620 GMT. NAPLES, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before a panel at the American Council of Life...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 10- It has defeated armies trying to invade Russia in the past, and now the fabled Russian winter has come to Moscow's rescue again, this time helping it comply with a deal among world oil exporters on cutting output. Russia, which has in the past been accused of dragging its feet in implementing oil production and exports deals, reduced production by...

  • In Iraq, OPEC's second-biggest producer, oil exports from the southern Basra ports reached a record high of 3.51 million barrels per day in December, the oil ministry said. OPEC members agreed in November on the first deal to cut oil output since 2008, limiting supplies to 32.5 million bpd starting Jan. 1 for six months. Iraq's oil ministry underscored that the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 9- Oil prices tumbled by 3 percent on Monday on concern that record Iraqi crude exports and rising U.S. output would undermine OPEC's efforts to curb global oversupply. In Iraq, OPEC's second-biggest producer, oil exports from the southern Basra ports reached a record high of 3.51 million barrels per day in December, the oil ministry said.