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  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew speaks on U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment before a forum hosted on the occasion of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly and is co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and Bloomberg Philanthropies- 1805 GMT. DUBLIN- Bank of England's executive director of insurance supervision, David Rule, at the General Insurance...

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew speaks on U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment before a forum hosted on the occasion of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly and is co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and Bloomberg Philanthropies- 1805 GMT. DUBLIN- Bank of England's executive director of insurance supervision, David Rule, at the General Insurance...

  • BRUSSELS— Thousands of demonstrators marched at the European Union headquarters on Tuesday to protest trans-Atlantic trade talks with the United States and a planned deal with Canada, claiming they would hurt labor and consumer rights while undermining environmental protection. They also hope there will be enough of a groundswell of opposition to make...

  • VIENNA, Sept 20- Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern's centre-left SPO party said a survey had shown broad popular support for his criticism of a free trade deal between the European Union and Canada only weeks before the accord seen as a blueprint for a trade project with the United States was due to be signed. Negotiations on the EU-Canada pact known as CETA...

  • LONDON, Sept 20- Sterling steadied against a broadly weaker dollar on Tuesday, in the run-in to U.S. and Japanese central bank meetings that were taking the market's focus temporarily off the latest concerns over the shape of Britain's exit from the European Union. The head of Germany's Bundesbank warned on Monday that banks based in Britain would lose access to...

  • *Party approval opens way for Germany to back accord. WOLFSBURG, Germany, Sept 19- Germany appeared set on Monday to back an ambitious trade accord between the European Union and Canada after the leader of the Social Democrats, junior partner in the ruling coalition, overcame left-wing resistance to the deal within his party. The SPD decision paves the way for EU...

  • ZURICH, Sept 19- Switzerland and the European Commission said on Monday they had come closer to agreeing a deal on Swiss efforts to curb immigration while preserving its access to the EU single market, and scheduled further talks next month. Brussels insists on free movement of people as a condition for neutral Switzerland's joining the common market under...

  • *Party approval opens way for Germany to back accord. WOLFSBURG, Germany, Sept 19- Germany appeared set on Monday to back an ambitious trade accord between the European Union and Canada after the leader of the Social Democrats, junior partner in the ruling coalition, overcame left-wing resistance to the deal within his party. The SPD decision paves the way for EU...

  • ZURICH, Sept 19- The presidents of Switzerland and the European Commission failed to clinch a deal on Monday in talks on Swiss efforts to curb immigration from the EU, but said they would meet again next month to try to break the impasse. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told reporters after meeting Johann Schneider-Ammann that questions remained...

  • LONDON, Sept 19- Banks based in Britain will lose access to EU markets after Brexit unless the country remains in the broader European trading group that includes nations such as Norway, the head of Germany's Bundesbank warned on Monday. Jens Weidmann, signalling a tough line from Germany on the Brexit divorce talks to come, said Britain would need to be in the...

  • WOLFSBURG, Germany, Sept 19- Germany's Vice Chancellor has won over an important critic in his Social Democrats party ahead of a crucial vote on a trade deal between the European Union and Canada, raising the chances that Europe's biggest economy will back the accord. However Sigmar Gabriel, who is also Germany's economy minister, has championed CETA and says it...

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union's anti-trust watchdog has launched a probe into whether Luxembourg might have broken state aid rules by giving tax breaks to French electricity group GDF Suez, which is now known as Engie. The European Commission said Luxembourg tax authority rulings appear to treat the same financial transactions between four units of the...

  • LONDON, Sept 19- General Electric is digging deeper into biotechnology with plans to build four prefabricated drug factories in Ireland, bringing to Europe a low-cost manufacturing concept it first pioneered in China. The GE BioPark Cork site is expected to create 500 jobs when fully operational, in a boost for Ireland, whose low tax rates have helped it attract...

  • *Portugal's bond reel from worst day since Brexit. LONDON, Sept 16- The premium Portugal would pay over Germany to borrow in bond markets hit its widest in seven months on Friday, ahead of a ratings review that serves as a prelude to a more crucial test of Portuguese creditworthiness next month. But any warnings on its economy, such as those made by Portugal's own...

  • *Portugal's bond reel from worst day since Brexit. LONDON, Sept 16- The premium Portugal would pay over Germany to borrow in bond markets hit its widest in seven months on Friday, ahead of a ratings review that serves as a prelude to a more crucial test of Portuguese creditworthiness next month. Standard and Poor's is not expected to alter its junk rating for...

  • LONDON, Sept 16- European shares slipped on Friday and headed for their worst weekly performance in three months, with Deutsche Bank dragging financial services down after it said the U.S. government was seeking billions of dollars to settle a mortgages case. Shares in Deutsche Bank fell 7.3 percent, the biggest decline in the pan-Europen STOXX 600 index, after...

  • Standard and Poor's is not expected to alter its junk rating for Portugal on Friday. But any warnings on its economy-- such as those from Portugal's budget watchdog on Thursday-- may feed fears that DBRS will remove the country's last investment-grade rating, which Lisbon needs to qualify for ECB bond purchases on Oct. 21. Losing the support of the central bank could...

  • BRATISLAVA, Slovakia— With policy splits among European Union countries putting their bloc under existential threat, national leaders agreed Friday on a six-month time table to come up with solutions for the multiple crises hobbling their union. While not on the agenda, Britain's decision to leave the EU hung over the meeting, reinforced by the absence of...

  • *Breaking deficit pledge would clash with Brussels, Berlin. PARIS, Sept 15- The main conservative candidates for the French presidency are all on course to break the country's pledge to bring its budget deficit below the euro zone's 3 percent limit in 2017, setting up a clash with partners- especially Germany- that resent its serial offender record.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 15- Sixty percent of the European Central Bank's 1.2 trillion euros bond purchases were settled in Germany, the ECB's chief economist said on Thursday, exacerbating an influx of money into the euro zone's strongest economy from the rest of the bloc. ECB chief economist Peter Praet said around 60 percent of the bonds were sold to the ECB by...