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  • BRUSSELS, Sept 26- Europe's car emissions tests have been seen as inadequate for decades, a top U.S. regulator told European Union lawmakers on Monday, saying much stronger enforcement will be needed to stop cheating by automakers like Volkswagen. Testifying before a European Parliament committee investigating foul play on diesel-car emissions tests, the...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— The president of the European Central Bank says both markets and the economy have been "resilient" in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. But Mario Draghi cautioned members of the European Parliament in Brussels on Monday that the long-term effects of the breakup "will be much more difficult to foresee."

  • *European businesses oppose special deal for Britain. *UK says firms need access to London financial services. Britain wants a trade deal that gives London's financial district, known as the City, access to EU clients while allowing the government to restrict migration from the bloc- something at odds with the basic rules of the European Union.

  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 BELLINGHAM, United States- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz gives a speech at Western Washington University- 2300 GMT. MINNEAPOLIS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari gives welcome remarks before the fourth "Ending Too Big to Fail" symposium- 1330 GMT. BRUSSELS- European Central Bank President...

  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 BELLINGHAM, United States- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz gives a speech at Western Washington University- 2300 GMT. MINNEAPOLIS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari gives welcome remarks before the fourth "Ending Too Big to Fail" symposium- 1330 GMT. BRUSSELS- European Central Bank President...

  • *European businesses oppose special deal for Britain. *UK says firms need access to London financial services. Britain wants a trade deal that gives London's financial district, known as the City, access to EU clients while allowing the government to restrict migration from the bloc- something at odds with the basic rules of the European Union.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts from the European Union, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy meet at Tufts University to discuss a range of issues- 1545 GMT. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 BELLINGHAM, United States- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz gives a speech at Western Washington University- 2300 GMT. MINNEAPOLIS, United States- Federal...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts from the European Union, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy meet at Tufts University to discuss a range of issues- 1545 GMT. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 BELLINGHAM, United States- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz gives a speech at Western Washington University- 2300 GMT. MINNEAPOLIS, United States- Federal...

  • *Gibraltar home to large financial centre. GIBRALTAR/ LONDON, Sept 23- Gibraltar, a rocky British enclave on Spain's southern tip that has positioned itself as a springboard for finance to the European Union, may have to reinvent itself after Britain voted to split from the bloc. But Gibraltar is now considering refocusing on the British market in case London...

  • *Gibraltar home to large financial centre. GIBRALTAR/ LONDON, Sept 23- Gibraltar, a rocky British enclave on Spain's southern tip that has positioned itself as a springboard for finance to the European Union, may have to reinvent itself after Britain voted to split from the bloc. But Gibraltar is now considering refocusing on the British market in case London...

  • *Gibraltar home to large financial center. GIBRALTAR/ LONDON, Sept 23- Gibraltar, a rocky British enclave on Spain's southern tip that has positioned itself as a springboard for finance to the European Union, may have to reinvent itself after Britain voted to split from the bloc. But Gibraltar is now considering refocusing on the British market in case London...

  • *Gibraltar home to large financial center. GIBRALTAR/ LONDON, Sept 23- Gibraltar, a rocky British enclave on Spain's southern tip that has positioned itself as a springboard for finance to the European Union, may have to reinvent itself after Britain voted to split from the bloc. But Gibraltar is now considering refocusing on the British market in case London...

  • BRUSSELS— Talks for a massive free trade deal between the United States and European Union, the world's biggest economies, appear to be on the rocks. An accord was supposed to breathe new life into global trade, setting a shining example for other countries as they debate whether to knock down barriers to commerce or insulate their home industries.

  • KARLSRUHE, Sept 23- Germany's Constitutional Court will rule on Oct. 13 on a complaint by activists aimed at stopping an ambitious trade agreement between the European Union and Canada. The European Commission hopes that the governments of the EU states can approve CETA before Brussels signs the accord with Ottawa on Oct. 27. A trade agreement with South Korea...

  • BRUSSELS— The outlook for a vast free trade pact between the European Union and the United States was bleak Friday, with EU ministers discussing whether to change their approach after conceding that a deal cannot be sealed before President Barack Obama leaves office. So it is not realistic to reach final agreement by the end of President Obama' s administration, "...

  • PHILADELPHIA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester and Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart participate in "Presidents' Perspectives: The Fed's Role in Our Communities" closing plenary before the "Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies" conference hosted...

  • PHILADELPHIA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester and Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart participate in "Presidents' Perspectives: The Fed's Role in Our Communities" closing plenary before the "Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies" conference hosted...

  • PARIS, Sept 22- French business lobbies called on Thursday for the extension of talks between the European Union and the United States on a free trade deal, even as the French government called for an end to the negotiations. Washington and Brussels are officially committed to sealing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership before U.S.

  • UNITED NATIONS— Responding to increasing attacks on airports and aircraft, the U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved its first-ever resolution to address extremist threats to civil aviation and urge beefed-up security. "The Security Council has delivered a resounding call to action for the international community," said Britain's...

  • Critics pounced on the revelation that Neelie Kroes, who led the European Commission's powerful anti-trust unit between 2004 and 2010 and is now a paid adviser to Uber and Bank of America, had an undisclosed interest in a company in the Bahamas as further evidence of the commission's lax approach to vetting. As a result, European Commission President...