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  • BRASILIA- Brazil central bank holds monetary policy committee meeting SARAJEVO- The President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Suma Chakrabarti will visit Bosnia and Herzegovina. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 BEIJING- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren participates in panel before the "Business Cycles, Financial...

  • PAUL, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in conversation on "The Role of the Fed and its Board of Directors," hosted by the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation- 1200 GMT. BEIJING- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren participates in panel before the "Business Cycles, Financial Markets and Monetary...

  • PAUL, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in conversation on "The Role of the Fed and its Board of Directors," hosted by the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation- 1200 GMT. BEIJING- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren participates in panel before the "Business Cycles, Financial Markets and Monetary...

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 29- The European Union's executive said on Monday it had a unanimous mandate from the bloc's 28 members to finalize negotiations on a free trade deal with the United States, a day after Germany's economy minister said the talks had "de facto failed." Sigmar Gabriel of Germany, the EU's biggest economy, said on Sunday that negotiations over the...

  • Iraq's oil ministry said on Friday it would consider selling crude through Iran should talks with the autonomous Kurds about oil exported by pipeline through their region from the northern Kirkuk fields to Turkey fail. "The meeting dealt with issues related to oil production and distribution from the field of Kirkuk and the region" of Kurdistan, the statement...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 29- The Federal Bureau of Investigation has found breaches in Illinois and Arizona's voter registration databases and is urging states to increase computer security ahead of the November presidential election, according to a U.S. official familiar with the probe. The FBI warning in an Aug. 18 flash alert from the agency's Cyber Division did not...

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 29- The European Union's executive said on Monday it had a unanimous mandate from the bloc's 28 members to finalize negotiations on a free trade deal with the United States, a day after Germany's economy minister said the talks had "de facto failed." Sigmar Gabriel of Germany, the EU's biggest economy, said on Sunday that negotiations over the...

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 29- The European Union's executive said on Monday it had a unanimous mandate from the bloc's 28 members to finalize negotiations on a free trade deal with the United States, a day after Germany's economy minister said the talks had "de facto failed." Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel of Germany, the EU's biggest economy, said on Sunday that negotiations...

  • *Brussels institutions back in action, facing familiar problems. Last week, the EU's remaining Big Three-- German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and their host, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi-- felt they needed to renew their vows at the wellspring of the union, the island of Ventotene, where in 1941 prisoners of Mussolini wrote a...

  • MOSCOW— Russia has lifted its ban on charter flights to Turkey, opening the way to a resumption of the package tours that were a major source of revenue for Turkey. Russia imposed the ban in November after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane at the Syrian border, an action that Putin denounced as a "treacherous stab in the back." Putin said then that charter flights to...

  • Free trade talks between the European Union and the United States have failed, Germany's economy minister said.

  • *Baghdad needs revenue to finance war against Islamic State. BAGHDAD, Aug 27- Iraq's government would consider selling crude through Iran should talks with the autonomous Kurdish region on an oil revenue-sharing agreement fail, a senior oil ministry official in Baghdad told Reuters. Baghdad would not be able to reroute those volumes to Iran but could order...

  • MOSCOW— A fire swept through a Moscow printing plant warehouse on Saturday, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan, Russia's emergency services said. The fire was caused by a faulty lamp on the first floor of the warehouse, where many flammable liquids and paper products were stored, and it spread quickly through an elevator shaft to the room where those who...

  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 SEOUL- South Korea Finance Minister Yoo Il-ho meets his Japanese counterpart Taro Aso- 0730 GMT. MONDAY, AUGUST 29 JOHANNESBURG- South African Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Daniel Mminele and Bundesbank executive board member Andreas Dombret will brief the media on the bilateral cooperation between the central banks of South Africa and...

  • PARIS, Aug 26- Italian luxury goods maker Prada predicted a return to sales and profit growth next year, partly helped by improved sales trends in China, after posting a 25 percent drop in first-half underlying earnings and net profit. The Prada group, which makes the bulk of its sales from the Prada brand, but also owns the Miu Miu, Church's and Car Shoe labels, said...

  • BUDAPEST, Aug 26- The zloty and Polish stocks briefly touched 4- week lows on Friday after Moody's issued a warning over Warsaw's tension with the European Commission, preparing investors for a possible rating downgrade. Central European assets were mixed ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen later on Friday, in which she may flag upcoming...

  • PARIS, Aug 26- Italian luxury goods maker Prada predicted a return to sales and profit growth next year after its first-half underlying earnings and net profit dropped by 25 percent, partly dragged down by weak demand in China and Italy. The group, which has been hit hard by the global luxury spending slump, said sales suffered in China and particularly in its home...

  • The group, which has been hit hard by the global luxury spending slump, said sales suffered in China and particularly in its home market Italy where net retail revenue dived 21 percent in the six months to June 30. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization reached 330 million euros in the first half, down from 440 million euros in the year-ago...

  • WARSAW, Poland— Hungary's prime minister urged the European Union on Friday to make security a priority and build an army of its own. Prime Minister Viktor Orban spoke in Warsaw before heading into talks on EU's future with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and leaders of three other central European nations. Merkel's meeting in Warsaw with the leaders of Poland,...

  • BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Aug 26- The zloty and Polish stocks touched 4- week lows on Friday after Moody's issued a warning over Warsaw's tension with the European Commission, preparing investors for a possible rating downgrade. Regional stock indices mostly dropped, led by half percent loss in Budapest. Oil industry stocks fell, with Slovenia's Petrol shedding 0.4...