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  • MANILA, Sept 26- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he would visit Russia and China this year to chart an independent foreign policy and "open alliances" with two powers with historic rivalries with the United States. Duterte said the Philippines was at the "point of no return" in relations with former colonial ruler the United States, so he wanted...

  • MOSCOW— Russia's food safety watchdog has revised its ban on imports of fruit and vegetables from Egypt after the lifting of Egyptian wheat import restrictions that have hurt Russia. Rosselkhoznadzor allowed imports of Egyptian plant products except potatoes following negotiations in Moscow with its Egyptian counterparts. Russia introduced the ban...

  • BRATISLAVA, Slovakia— The prime ministers of Slovakia and the Czech Republic say Britain will be able to keep access to the European Union's single market when it leaves the bloc only if it continues to allow its citizens to work in Britain. Fico, whose country currently holds the EU's rotating presidency said Slovakia "will fight hard" for some 70,000 Slovak...

  • WARSAW, Sept 26- Poland's conservative Law and Justice government has set out to buy bank stakes back from foreign investors, a move some bankers and economists say will hamper lenders that prospered through the global financial crisis. Poles played a leading role in the 1980 s in ending communist rule in eastern Europe. "I'm not a supporter of turning...

  • *Russia and other top world producers gather in Algeria. MOSCOW, Sept 26- Russian oil majors Rosneft and Gazprom Neft are raising the share of production from hard-to-recover reserves, to counter declining conventional output, showing the complexities facing producer nations seeking to tackle a global oversupply of crude. It said the cost of production of...

  • *Russia, OPEC meet in Algeria on Tuesday-Wednesday. *OPEC/ non- OPEC graphic: http://tmsnrt.rs/2ctYZNY. MOSCOW, Sept 26- As Russian energy minister Alexander Novak flies to Algeria this week for talks with OPEC on output cuts, developments at home indicate non-OPEC Russia is not preparing for any coordinated production action.

  • SOFIA, Sept 26- Bulgaria would hope to attract natural gas from Cyprus if its planned gas hub at the Black Sea, to transport gas from Russia and the Caspian Sea to southern and central Europe, goes ahead, it said on Monday. Bulgaria will launch a feasibility study next year on building a 1.5 billion euro hub at the Black Sea port of Varna that would use gas pipeline links...

  • MANILA, Sept 26- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he would visit Russia and China this year to chart an independent foreign policy and "open alliances" with two powers with historic rivalries with the United States. Duterte said the Philippines was at the "point of no return" in its relations with former colonial ruler the United States, so he...

  • LONDON, Sept 26- Turkish stocks, bonds and the lira sold off on Monday after a credit rating downgrade to junk while rising unease over U.S. politics and a meeting of oil exporters spurred broader emerging markets weakness. "You've had the coup, you have had various terrorist attacks, you have a central bank that is cutting interest rates and it is far from clear... that...

  • *Warsaw stocks hit 12- day low ahead of government reshuffle. *Slovenia's 10- year bond yield at record low on Fitch upgrade. BUDAPEST, Sept 26- Poland led a fall in Central European stocks on Monday, extending losses posted since Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said on Friday that she would reshuffle her government.

  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON— Donald Trump's status as a Washington outsider fuels his fiery populism and also is helping to shield him from the scrutiny House Republicans are devoting to Hillary Clinton, a former U.S. senator and secretary of state. The GOP- led, subpoena-wielding Oversight and Government Reform Committee isn't investigating Trump's business dealings, his...

  • WARSAW, Poland— Two miners have been killed and another seriously injured during a cave-in at a copper and silver mine in southwestern Poland, a spokeswoman for the partly state-owned KGHM copper mining corporation said Saturday. The accident raises to six the number of fatalities this year in KGHM's mines and copper mills in Poland. KGHM, known as the Polish...

  • -0600 GMT PRAGUE- Czech National Bank Governor Jiri Rusnok to attend at discussion Future V4- business in Central and Eastern Europe- 0700 GMT JERUSALEM- Bank of Israel interest rates decision followed by Governor Karnit Flug holding a news conference- 1300 GMT. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 BEIJING- Asian Development Bank releases Asian Development Outlook 2016, its...

  • 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...

  • Crude oil refining in Russia

    A touted oil production freeze by Saudi Arabia might not be enough to boost crude prices, even if it goes ahead, the Russian finance minister told CNBC.

  • TOGLIATTI, Russia, Sept 23- Russian carmaker Avtovaz has a civic responsibility to preserve jobs, the company's new chief executive told Reuters, rowing back on a politically sensitive policy of redundancies in the face of plummeting sales and record losses. In his first extended interview with foreign media since majority owners Renault and Nissan put him in...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 23- Russia may borrow up to $7 billion on external markets in 2017, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told a briefing in Moscow on Friday.