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  • LONDON, Sept 28- Emerging equities edged off one-week lows on Wednesday, tracking a bounce in developed markets, but emerging currencies remained under pressure with the rouble slipping ahead of oil producer talks as hopes faded for a deal to curb output. The bank has been hit by a $14 billion fine over claims that it mis-sold mortgage-backed securities and, like...

  • *Stocks rebound but for Slovenia which hiked corporate tax. BUDAPEST/ BUCHAREST, Sept 28- Slovenian stocks bucked a rebound of Central European equities on Wednesday after parliament approved tax changes late on Tuesday which companies said would boost their costs. Poland's bluechip index rose 0.2 percent as Pekao bank and copper maker KGHM shares rebounded.

  • NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands— An international criminal probe concluded that a missile which destroyed a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine in 2014 and killed all 298 people aboard was fired from rebel-controlled territory by a mobile launcher trucked in from Russia and hastily returned there. The Boeing 777, flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,...

  • ST. LOUIS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives welcome remarks before the Community Banking in the 21st Century Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis- 1415 GMT. ST. LOUIS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks before the Community Banking in the 21st Century...

  • Putin emphasized that Russia shouldn't rush to boost its grain exports but wait for global prices to rise. A mild winter and a warm, wet summer have contributed to the good harvest as Russia bounces back from a 2010 drought. Forecasts indicate that Russia will be the world's biggest wheat exporter this year and will ship more wheat abroad than all the countries of...

  • UberEATS app

    Uber is making a broad international push into takeaway meal deliveries, backed by a big staff recruitment and marketing campaign.

  • Showing its ambition to expand well beyond the core online taxi-hailing business, Uber announced on Tuesday the launch later this week of its UberEats meal delivery app service in Amsterdam, just as Takeaway.com, the local market leader in the Netherlands, is seeking a share listing. In addition, the company told reporters in Amsterdam that it will open the...

  • BERLIN/ PARIS, Sept 27- He's rude about Brussels, calls Berlin stingy with cash and Paris mean on helping refugees; he threw a tantrum this month that broke a summit facade of EU unity after the shock of Brexit. There is plenty about Matteo Renzi, Italy's 41- year-old prime minister, for fellow European Union leaders to dislike. This would raise new questions about...

  • BERLIN/ PARIS, Sept 27- He's rude about Brussels, calls Berlin stingy with cash and Paris mean on helping refugees; he threw a tantrum this month that broke a summit facade of EU unity after the shock of Brexit. There is plenty about Matteo Renzi, Italy's 41- year-old prime minister, for fellow European Union leaders to dislike. This would raise new questions about...

  • *Warsaw leads stocks decline again ahead of government reshuffle. BUDAPEST, Sept 27- Central European currencies steadied on Tuesday after a debate of U.S. presidential candidates seemed to strengthen the position of Democrat Hillary Clinton who is regarded as representative of the status quo in U.S. politics. Warsaw's and Bucharest's main index touched...

  • PARIS, Sept 27- AccorHotels is launching a youth hostel brand called Joe&Joe to tap the spending power of young adults, part of its response to the challenges posed by Airbnb and an entry into a high-growth sector. Europe's largest hotel group said on Tuesday it would open hostels in Paris and Bordeaux in 2018. More are planned in Warsaw, Budapest, Rio and Sao Paulo...

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers an address as part of commemorations for National Heroes' Day in Manila.

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he would visit Russia and China this year to chart an independent foreign policy.

  • BEIJING- Asian Development Bank releases its flagship economic publication, its Asian Development Outlook 2016- 0200 GMT MANILA- Central Bank of the Philippines monetary board member Valentin Araneta addresses 2016 Philippine investment conference on "Sustaining Development in a World of Policy Divergence" PRAGUE- Czech National Bank board member Tomas...

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew meets with Brazilian President Michel Temer and Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on "Why Study Economics?" WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives semi-annual testimony on Federal Reserve supervision and regulation of the...

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew meets with Brazilian President Michel Temer and Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on "Why Study Economics?" WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives semi-annual testimony on Federal Reserve supervision and regulation of the...

  • In a sign of growing ambition beyond its taxi business, Uber is gearing up to deliver meals in Amsterdam this week just as Takeaway.com, the restaurant ordering leader in the Netherlands, lists on the Amsterdam stock market. The plan include 16 cities in 12 European countries ranging from Moscow to Madrid to Manchester, 11 new cities in nine Asian countries-...

  • 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...