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  • Speakers: Turkey Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek, Serbia Economy Minister Zeljko Sertic, former Croatia president Stjepan Mesic, former Slovenia president Danilo Turk, Bosnia and Herzegovina Prime Minister Fadil Novalic and Foreign Minister Igor Crnadak. THURSDAY, MAY 5 LONDON- Monetary Authority of Singapore Managing Director Ravi Menon discusses...

  • BUDAPEST, May 3- The zloty firmed against the euro on Tuesday, in contrast to other currencies in Central Europe which remained directionless, while the Turkish lira and the rand also rose. The zloty is supported by expectations that Poland's economic growth will outperform the euro zone, but investors see risks that concerns over Polish government spending...

  • TUESDAY, MAY 3 PRETORIA- South African Reserve Bank releases its May 2016 financial stability review- 1600 GMT. BUCHAREST- Romania Central Bank interest rate decision- 0800 GMT. PRAGUE- Czech National Bank monetary policy meeting, with a statement and a presentation- 1100 GMT.

  • Taxi drivers have held several demonstrations against Uber and unlicensed drivers, slowing traffic in Budapest and petitioning authorities to ban the U.S. company, whose European headquarters are in Amsterdam. "The aim is to make impossible in Hungary the activities of this company which ignores the rules, and totally oust them from Hungary."

  • The Czech Foreign Ministry said the two-day visit by Iran's vice president and nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, focused on developing a bilateral nuclear cooperation. After their meeting on the first day of Salehi's visit on Monday, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek said a nuclear energy cooperation with Iran in particular "represents a huge...

  • A look at some May Day events:. Fearing France's worker protections are under threat, hundreds of angry youths on the sidelines of a May Day labor rally hurled stones and wood at police in Paris, receiving repeated bursts of tear gas in response. The traditional May Day rallies took on greater weight this year as parliament is debating a bill that would allow longer...

  • MONDAY, MAY 2 FRANKFURT- Asian Development Bank holds its four-day annual meeting in Frankfurt. TUESDAY, MAY 3 PRETORIA- South African Reserve Bank releases its May 2016 financial stability review- 1600 GMT. BUCHAREST- Romania Central Bank interest rate decision- 0800 GMT.

  • WARSAW, Poland— A private Polish company said it has ended its contracts with two well-known state-owned stud farms after managers were replaced by the government, highlighting the turmoil surrounding the farms that feature Arabian and other horses. The head of the state Agricultural Property Agency, Waldemar Humiecki, said Friday that the Aug. 15 auction...

  • MOSCOW, April 29- The McDonald's fast food chain said its lawyers were investigating after entrepreneurs in separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine started selling McDonald's-style hamburgers out of a restaurant that the company shut down two years ago. The company said it pulled out of the Ukrainian city of Luhansk in May 2014 for security reasons after...

  • MUSLYUMOVO, Russia— At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60- year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. Worse, environmentalists say, is the facility's decades-old record of using the Arctic- bound waters of the Techa River to dump waste from reprocessing spent nuclear fuel, hundreds of tons of which is...

  • MOSCOW, April 29- Russia's Yamal liquefied natural gas project has signed loan agreements with Chinese banks worth over $12 billion, it said on Friday, circumventing Western sanctions in a major boost for the project led by gas producer Novatek. Talks with European and Chinese lenders had dragged on for months, complicated by Western sanctions against Novatek...

  • KIEV, April 28- Ukraine thinks it is highly likely to receive its next aid tranche of $1.7 billion from the International Monetary Fund in June but is in a comfortable position to service its existing debt, new Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk said on Thursday. In its negotiations with the IMF, he said Ukraine would seek to "fix" aspects of its planned pension...

  • *Germany says "America first" is no answer to post-Cold War world. LONDON, April 28- Donald Trump's first major foreign policy address alarmed American allies, who view the Republican front runner's repeated invocation of an "America first" agenda as a threat to retreat from the world. "I can only hope that the election campaign in the USA does not lack the perception...

  • MOSCOW— Russia on Thursday successfully launched the first rocket from its new space facility after a last-minute delay the day before. The Soyuz 2.1 a booster blasted off from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Russian Far Easter in the early hours Moscow time on Thursday. President Vladimir Putin flew to Vostochny for the launch and had to extend his stay in...

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 28 MAKATI CITY, Philippines- Central Bank of Philippines Governor Amando Tetangco to attend a financial inclusion summit- 0100 GMT. PARIS- Czech National Bank board member Kamil Janacek to attend a Economic and Development Review committee meeting. PRAGUE- Czech Banking Association holds a press conference to update macroeconomic forecast-...

  • By Jan Lopatka and Arno Schuetze. PRAGUE/ FRANKFURT, April 27- Czech energy company EPH is close to selling a stake in EP Infrastructure to the infrastructure arm of Australia's Macquarie after scrapping plans to float the gas shipping and heating business, sources familiar with the talks said. Three sources confirmed talks between the two sides, with one saying...

  • PRAGUE _ Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. on Wednesday reported a loss of $40.4 million in its first quarter. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research. Keywords: Central European Media, Earnings Report.

  • MOSCOW— The launch of the first rocket from Russia's new space facility has been delayed after a last-minute problem. The facility is aimed at reducing Russia's dependence on the Baikonur complex in Kazakhstan for its major launches. President Vladimir Putin was in attendance for the launch and plans to extend his stay in case the rocket takes off on Thursday...

  • TOGLIATTI, Russia, April 27- In the heartland of Russia's struggling car-making industry, people blame foreigners for their economic hardship, not their country's rulers. The Volga river city of Togliatti is the nearest there is to a Russian version of Detroit, and it was hit hard when Russia's economy slowed down, aggravated by a fall in global oil prices and...

  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 LONDON- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Secretary General Angel Gurria gives speech on Britain's EU referendum at London School of Economics- 0930 GMT. SINGAPORE- Monetary Authority of Singapore releases macroeconomic review, its detailed assessment of economic conditions. BRASILIA- Central Bank of Brazil...