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  • Business events scheduled for the coming month Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 1:40 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for June, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for July, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for June, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases factory orders for June, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department...

  • PARIS, July 23- The French government unveiled proposals on Thursday to save hundreds of local ferry jobs and end a dispute at the northern port of Calais that has disrupted traffic through the Channel Tunnel for weeks. The dispute has added to public order concerns in Calais, where thousands of migrants from Africa and the Middle East have gathered in the hope of...

  • *Sunday's referendum could be flash point for Greece. LONDON, July 2- The Swedish crown sank 1 percent on Thursday after Sweden's central bank surprised markets by cutting interest rates deeper into negative territory and saying it would pump more money into the economy, citing risks from Greece. Sweden's Riksbank said that uncertainty abroad had increased...

  • Greek turmoil a turnoff for potential euro recruits Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 3:24 PM ET

    WARSAW, June 29- The turmoil over Greece is pushing away from the euro the very nations that could do most to burnish the currency union's tarnished credentials. Poland and Denmark are among the biggest European economies still outside the euro. Yet years of euro zone wrangling with Greece, culminating in this week's breakdown of talks with creditors, have left...

  • *Cyprus had capital controls for two years. *Iceland just starting to dismantle controls imposed in 2008. Like Cyprus then, Greek banks are now relying on emergency liquidity assistance authorized by the European Central Bank to cope with deposit outflows which accelerated last week as Athens and its lenders remained deadlocked..

  • *Copenhagen stocks rise after Denmark election result. LONDON, June 19- European shares gained ground on Friday, boosted by a rise in French telecom stocks and at steelmaker Thyssenkrupp, although persistent concerns over Greece kept a lid on the overall progress. Thyssenkrupp also advanced 2.7 percent after Citigroup upgraded its rating on the stock to "buy"...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to July 2 Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    TOKYO- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso to deliver speech at annual meeting of trust associations- 0636 GMT. SAN FRANCISCO- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams gives policy speech before the National Bureau of Economic Research East Asian Seminar on Economics- 1540 GMT. PITTSBURGH, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 29 Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager speaks about "Politicization of Competition Policy" at the Chatham House event, meets UK finance minister George Osborne and UK business minister Sajid Javid. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Monetary Policy Meeting. BERNE- Swiss National Bank Monetary policy assessment- 0730 GMT.

  • China to join EU in pledge to get Paris climate deal Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 11:29 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, June 15- China, the world's biggest polluter, will sign a joint pledge with the European Union this month to seek a U.N. agreement to tackle climate change as one of "the greatest threats facing humanity," according to a draft statement seen by Reuters. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will endorse the statement at a June 29 summit in Brussels with EU leaders, who...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 26 Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    DUBLIN- Central Bank of Ireland Director of Policy and Risk Gerry Cross and European Commissioner for Financial Services Jonathan Hill speak at the FIBI International Banking Conference 2015. VIENNA- Austrian National Bank hosts conference on long-term perspectives for economic growth. Speakers:- European Central Bank Governing Council member Ewald...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 23 Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    BRUSSELS- The European Union and Mexico will hold the 7th EU-Mexico summit. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Guy Debelle speaks at the Launch of Financial Integration in the Asia Pacific: Future of Australian Financial Services- 2155 GMT. DUBLIN- Central Bank of Ireland Director of Policy and Risk Gerry Cross and European Commissioner for...

  • COPENHAGEN, June 11- Tiger, the Danish retailer once the dubbed the love child of IKEA and a dollar store, expects another year of 40 percent- plus revenue growth, helped by its debut in Manhattan two weeks ago. Tiger has expanded rapidly since launching in Denmark in 1995. It opened 122 stores last year and now has 411 mostly in Europe. "We're in no rush to open in every...

  • GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, June 6- German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Group of Seven leaders to agree to limit the rise in average global temperatures to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, warning that without such a commitment a broader climate deal could fail. Merkel is hoping leaders will send a strong signal on cutting...

  • OSLO, June 1- France suggested on Monday that world leaders should attend only the start of a summit on climate change in Paris in six months, hoping to avoid a repeat of the last failed attempt in 2009 when they came at the end and left empty-handed. Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius also said France hoped to agree some elements of a U.N. climate deal by October, weeks...

  • Senior officials from almost 200 nations will meet from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 in Paris to try to rise above the collapse of the last global climate-change conference in Copenhagen in 2009 and nail down an elusive final agreement. "All the governments stress that they want to find an accord in Paris, but the questions remain complicated and getting a consensus between...

  • Earnings before interest and tax swung to $30 million in January-March from a loss of $22.6 million in the first quarter of last year, topping the average forecast for a loss of $1 million in a Reuters poll of analysts. The Copenhagen- based still expects a full-year operating result between a loss of $40 million and a profit of $40 million. With 203 owned and...

  • COPENHAGEN, May 8- Investors have high hopes for Novozymes and the enzymes it makes to improve chemical processes in a variety of industries, but analysts warn of pitfalls in a growth strategy reliant on a biofuel sector still in its infancy and unproven farming biotechnology. Having built on mother company Novo's work in the 1940 s to produce biological...

  • COPENHAGEN, April 30- Novo Nordisk's chief operating officer, a 26- year company veteran who had been expected to become CEO, quit unexpectedly after the board said the current chief should stay until 2019.. Chief Executive Lars Rebien Sorensen had been expected to step down from the world's largest insulin maker well before the end of his contract in 2019. When...

  • COPENHAGEN, April 30- Novo Nordisk's chief operating officer, a 26- year company veteran who had been expected to become CEO, quit on Thursday after the board decided the current chief should stay on for now. Chief Executive Lars Rebien Sorensen had been expected to step down from the world's largest insulin maker well before the end of his contract in 2019. When...

  • LONDON, April 28- An experimental shingles vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline is effective across all age groups, researchers said on Tuesday, boosting the prospects of a key product in the British drugmaker's development pipeline. Goldman Sachs analysts said in a report on Tuesday that efficacy across age groups could give HZ/su a meaningful edge over Zostavax,...