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  • RIYADH, April 25- Saudi Arabia's stock exchange should be ready to introduce equity futures and options in about 24 months, after it completes reforms to help it manage the risks of such products, the exchange's chief executive Khalid al-Hussan said. Futures and options would provide hedging tools for the foreign institutional investors that are expected to...

  • MOSCOW, April 25- VTB Capital, the investment banking arm of Russia's second-biggest bank VTB, said it plans to hire five metals traders for its Hong Kong office within the next two months as it boosts its commodity business. Charles Smith is joining the firm's office in Hong Kong from Avra Commodities and will be in charge of base metals, Djumaliev said in an...

  • MOSCOW, April 25- Russia's finance ministry said on Tuesday it will start selling treasury bonds to households from April 26, borrowing directly from ordinary Russians for the first time. The ministry will offer an initial 15 billion roubles worth of "OFZ bonds for people" using the vast retail networks of Russia's two biggest banks, Sberbank and VTB bank.

  • PARIS— Researchers with the Japanese anti-virus firm Trend Micro say the campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by Russia- linked hackers, adding more details to previous suggestions that the centrist politician was being singled out for electronic eavesdropping by the Kremlin. Trend Micro said it discovered the...

  • BUDAPEST, April 25- Central European currencies mostly gained on Tuesday and government bonds tracked Bunds lower as relief over France's presidential election turned investors towards risky assets. Hungary's forint was an exception, slipping 0.1 percent to 311.75 by 0756 GMT. That round left centrist Emmanuel Macron poised to win the run-off on May 7 over...

  • BRUSSELS- European Central Bank board member Daniele Nouy participates at the ECON Committee Public Hearing in Brussels 0830 GMT. LUXEMBOURG- EU General Affairs Council meeting 0800 GMT. FRANKFURT, Germany- "Frankfurt Finance Summit 2017." STOCKHOLM- Meeting of the executive board of the Riksbank- 0800 GMT.

  • **FRANKFURT- Deutsche Bundesbank Executive Board Member Andreas Dombret speaks in Frankfurt. BRUSSELS- European Central Bank board member Daniele Nouy participates at the ECON Committee Public Hearing in Brussels 0830 GMT. LUXEMBOURG- EU General Affairs Council meeting 0800 GMT.

  • WASHINGTON— The Trump administration issued sanctions Monday on 271 people linked to the Syrian agency responsible for producing non-conventional weapons, part of an ongoing U.S. crackdown on Syrian President Bashar Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons. The sanctions target employees of Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Center, which the U.S....

  • *Extension to OPEC- led cuts in focus amid high inventories. MOSCOW, April 24- Russian oil output could climb to its highest rate in 30 years if OPEC and non- OPEC producers do not extend a supply reduction deal beyond June 30, according to comments by Russian officials and details of investment plans released by oil firms. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting...

  • *Warsaw, Prague lead stock rebound on France, up 1.3 pct. BUDAPEST, April 24- Central European assets, mainly stocks and currencies rose on Monday after centrist Emmanuel Macron won the first round of France's elections, taking a big step towards becoming president. Warsaw and Prague led a rebound of stocks, with their indices rising 1.3 percent by 1231 GMT,...

  • MADRID, April 24- Britons are buying fewer houses in Spain since last year's vote to leave the European Union, put off by a slump in the pound and uncertainty about Britain's future relationship with the bloc. Britons make up more than 2.5 percent of all home buyers in Spain, well ahead of the second and third-placed French and Germans who each have just over 1...

  • LONDON, April 24- Emerging assets shifted up a gear on Monday as markets cheered the French election results, pushing developing stocks to a near-three week high and sending most emerging currencies surging against the dollar and euro. MSCI's emerging market index extended gains into a third day and rose 0.5 percent as bourses across Asia, Europe and Africa...

  • *Warsaw leads stock rebound on French vote, up 1.3 pct. BUDAPEST, April 24- Central European stocks and currencies rose on Monday after centrist Emmanuel Macron won the first round of France's presidential elections, taking a big step towards becoming president. Warsaw led a rebound of stocks, with its blue-chip index rising 1.3 percent by 0740 GMT.

  • Earlier this month Le Pen denied France was responsible for its role in rounding up French Jews for deportation to Nazi death camps. Rivlin's remarks came a day after Le Pen advanced to a May 7 runoff in the French presidential election. Monday's move appears to be a way for Le Pen to embrace a wide range of potential voters ahead of the May 7 runoff between herself...

  • April 23- One member of European security watchdog OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and two others were injured after their vehicle drove over a mine near Luhansk. Austria holds the rotating presidency of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Three years after Moscow annexed the Crimean region, tensions between...

  • April 23- One member of European security watchdog OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and two others were injured after their vehicle drove over a mine near Luhansk. Austria holds the rotating presidency of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Three years after Moscow annexed the Crimean region, tensions between...

  • April 23- One member of European security watchdog OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and two others were injured after their vehicle drove over a mine near Luhansk. Three years after Moscow annexed the Crimean region, tensions between Ukraine and separatists in the Russian-held eastern part of the country remain high and a 2015...

  • April 23- One member of European security watchdog OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and another injured after their vehicle drove over a mine near Luhansk. Austria holds the rotating presidency of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Three years after Moscow annexed the Crimean region, tensions between Ukraine...

  • April 23- One member of European security watchdog OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and another injured after their vehicle drove over a mine near Luhansk. Austria holds the rotating presidency of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Three years after Moscow annexed the Crimean region, tensions between Ukraine...

  • April 23- One member of European security watchdog OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and another injured after their vehicle drove over a mine near Luhansk. Austria holds the rotating presidency of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Three years after Moscow annexed the Crimean region, tensions between Ukraine...