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  • BUCHAREST, Romania— Some 100 military and civilian airplanes and helicopters from nine countries have begun daring air exercises at an airshow in the Romanian capital. Organizers have promised air acrobatics, audacious air displays and parachute jumps from 250 pilots from Romania, the U.S., Greece, Spain, Austria, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Lithuania and...

  • SUNDAY, JULY 31 BALI, Indonesia- Bank Indonesia and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York hold a two-day international seminar. Speakers: Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan, Monetary Authority of Singapore Managing Director Ravi Menon, Bank Indonesia Deputy Governor Perry Warjiyo, IMF Deputy Managing...

  • *They say Russia targets softer southern/eastern EU states. MOSCOW, July 29- Vladimir Putin will step up Russia's campaign to end European Union sanctions with a visit to Slovenia on Saturday, encouraged by signs his tactic of lobbying what he views as more pliant southern and eastern European states is starting to pay off. Combined with American and Group of...

  • LJUBLJANA, Slovenia— Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting European Union and NATO- member Slovenia this weekend, signaling a bid to maintain ties amid simmering tensions between the Kremlin and the two Western-led blocs. Still, Slovenia has been careful to portray Putin's visit on Saturday as strictly informal— officially Putin is coming to attend a...

  • LONDON, July 29- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. JULY 29: UK institutional investors voted with their feet after the referendum. Consumer morale in Britain suffered its sharpest drop in more than 26 years post-vote, according to...

  • LONDON, July 29- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. JULY 29: UK institutional investors voted with their feet after the referendum. Consumer morale in Britain suffered its sharpest drop in more than 26 years post-vote, according to...

  • FRANKFURT/ BUDAPEST, July 29- Daimler AG said on Friday it would build a new factory in Hungary to make Mercedes-Benz cars, giving a major boost to the local economy and raising the competitive pressure on the luxury automaker's established plants in Germany. The new factory will be the first plant capable of producing both compact cars and larger limousines,...

  • LONDON, July 29- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. Signs of Brexit stress: 1) London- focused estate agent Foxtons blames a 42 percent drop in its first-half profit on Britain's EU referendum. 2) British Airways- owner IAG trims growth...

  • LONDON, July 29- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. Signs of Brexit stress: 1) London- focused estate agent Foxtons blames a 42 percent drop in its first-half profit on Britain's EU referendum. 2) British Airways- owner IAG trims growth...

  • BUCHAREST, Romania— The deputy governor of Romania's central bank has been put under house arrest on suspicion that he engaged in influence-peddling, illicitly receiving 1 million euros when he was parliament speaker, anti-corruption prosecutors said Friday. Bogdan Olteanu was initially detained and a court later ordered he be put under a 30- day house...

  • BUDAPEST, Hungary— Automaker Daimler's Mercedes-Benz brand says it will build a new manufacturing plant in Hungary by the end of the decade, investing 1 billion euros and creating 2,500 new jobs. Markus Schafer, head of production and supply chain management at Mercedes-Benz Cars, said the new factory would use a flexible work flow, allowing the assembly line to...

  • PORT OF SPAIN- Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago holds its policy meeting. JOHANNESBURG- South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan speaks at the launch of an initiative by EOH and Radio 702 that aims "to provide solutions to South Africa's skills development challenges"- 0430 GMT. LUANDA- Bank of Angola interest rate decision- 1600 GMT.

  • BRATISLAVA/ WARSAW, July 28- Britain wants a bespoke model for its future ties with the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday, during a tour of Eastern European allies aimed at securing support in negotiations on leaving the bloc. In the five weeks since Britons voted to quit the EU, politicians have tried to solve the riddle of how to restrict...

  • MOSCOW, July 28- The Russian Finance Ministry said on Thursday that it had asked the London court handling a lawsuit over Ukraine's $3 billion debt to Russia to issue an expedited judgment ordering Kiev to repay the debt. The ministry said that Ukraine had included in its defence a "series of political" arguments that do not relate to the case.

  • Egypt said late on Tuesday it was seeking $4 billion a year over three years from the International Monetary Fund to help plug a funding gap. Egyptian stocks have surged on hopes a deal would revive confidence and allow Egypt to remove restrictions on access to hard currency that have hit manufacturing and trade and made it hard for foreign firms to repatriate...

  • MOSCOW, July 28- Russia's Investigative Committee, the state body that investigates crimes, is conducting searches at the Moscow office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, TASS news agency reported on Thursday.

  • BRATISLAVA, July 28- The European Union seems to be falling in love with itself and needs to use the time before Britain formally starts divorce proceedings to create a new vision of Europe, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Thursday. Britain's shock vote to leave the EU in June has led to calls for reforms in the bloc to connect it better to its people after...

  • WARSAW, Poland— British Prime Minister Theresa May made brief stops in two eastern members of the European Union on Thursday, stressing that her government seeks to remain engaged with them— and even intensify ties— despite its plans to leave the bloc. "Britain will remain an outward-looking nation— a strong voice for liberal, free market principles and...

  • LONDON, July 28- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office is working overtime to persuade people that the country is still a viable international player despite turning its back on the EU.

  • LONDON, July 28- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office is working overtime to persuade people that the country is still a viable international player despite turning its back on the EU.