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  • WASHINGTON, July 6- The White House said on Monday that Greek and European leaders should seek a compromise on Greece's debt crisis that allows Greece to remain in the euro zone.

  • China says believes Greece can stay in eurozone Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | 3:18 AM ET

    BEIJING, July 6- China believes Greece will stay within the eurozone and the region can resolve its current problems, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday, after Greeks voted resoundingly to reject the austerity terms of a bailout.

  • Day of reckoning for Greek banks and the ECB Sunday, 5 Jul 2015 | 8:08 AM ET
    A woman talks to a police officer as she waits outside a national Bank branch, as banks only opened for pensioners to allow them to get their pensions, with a limit of 120 euros.

    No matter which way the Greek vote goes, the European Central Bank on Monday will face a series of agonizing decisions.

  • ADVISORY-EUROZONE-GREECE/ Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 5:15 AM ET

    Please ignore EUROZONE- GREECE/ which was yesterday's story sent in error.

  • GUATEMALA CITY, June 10- Three of the poorest, most violent Central American countries want $20 billion over the coming years to lift their economies with new roads and better education to curb illegal migration into the United States, according to a plan seen by Reuters. President Barack Obama in April at a Panama City summit by the governments of El Salvador,...

  • COLUMN-Global oil demand slowed to a crawl in 2014: Kemp Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 7:31 AM ET

    LONDON, June 10- World oil demand grew by just 843,000 barrels per day last year, the slowest pace for 14 years, outside U.S. recessions. Consumption increased by less than 1 percent to 92.1 million bpd in 2014, according to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy published on Wednesday. Demand in the advanced economies of North America, Europe and Asia has been...

  • *Oil rises on Middle East concern. NEW YORK, April 23- U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, with the Nasdaq index hitting a record closing high, as corporate earnings and a rise in energy shares overshadowed soft U.S. economic data, while oil prices climbed to the highest levels of the year. said Walter Price, senior portfolio manager and managing director of the AllianzGI...

  • NEW YORK, April 23- Oil prices climbed to their highest levels of the year on Thursday as tensions in the Middle East sparked supply concerns, while the boost from energy-related stocks helped U.S. equities shrug off a batch of soft economic data. Brent crude touched a high of $65.13, its highest since December, and was last up 3.6 percent at $64.97 a barrel, while U.S....

  • *Oil rises on Middle East concern. NEW YORK, April 23- Stocks in major markets shook off soft data in big economies to hold near the unchanged mark on Thursday, while oil prices climbed on Middle East tensions. Some strong earnings from AT&T, up 2.6 percent to $33.73, and eBay, up 3.7 percent to $58.84, and a rise in energy-related shares offset weaker manufacturing data...

  • SINGAPORE, April 16- U.S. crude futures dropped below $56 on Thursday on disappointing U.S. economic data and renewed concerns about global oversupply, but conflict in the Middle East put a floor under prices. *Conflict in Yemen has halved its oil output to 60,000 barrels per day in April and fuelled concerns about the security of Middle East oil supplies, the...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 24 Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve issues the Beige Book of economic condition- 1800 GMT. WASHINGTON- Levy Economics Institute of Bard College holds 24th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the State of the U.S. and World Economies in Washington. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives presentation on the U.S. economy and monetary...

  • DOHA, April 14- Qatar opened the Middle East's first centre for clearing transactions in the Chinese yuan on Tuesday, saying it would boost trade and investment between China and Gulf Arab economies. "The launch of the region's first renminbi clearing center in Doha creates the necessary platform to realise the full potential of Qatar and the region's trade...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 23 Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    STOCKHOLM- Sweden's Riksbank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will participate in a seminar on pay formation that promotes the competitiveness of the manufacturing industry- 1135 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve issues the Beige Book of economic condition- 1800 GMT. WASHINGTON- Levy Economics Institute of Bard College holds 24th Annual Hyman P. Minsky...

  • WASHINGTON, March 17- President Barack Obama will promote U.S. business investment programs to executives from Google Inc, BMW AG and other international companies on March 23 at an administration-led summit to boost job creation in the United States. This year's summit is designed to connect investors with local, state and regional economic development...

  • Fed's Beige Book shows U.S. economy expanding Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 2:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 4- The U.S. economy continued to expand across most regions and sectors from early January through mid-February, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday, with auto sales and consumer spending rising in most Fed districts. In its Beige Book report of anecdotal information on business activity collected from contacts across the nation, the...

  • The two biggest economies in Latin America began closed talks last week over the accord signed in 2012, which limits vehicle exports from Mexico to Brazil. The wrangle underlines a widening gap between Mexico, which is aiming to open up its market amidst a car production boom, and Brazil, which is attempting to protect its struggling auto sector.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- New York City will have a budget surplus totaling $1.6 billion in fiscal years 2015 and 2016, due mainly to higher-than-anticipated tax revenues, the city's top financial watchdog said on Tuesday. New York City has the largest regional economy in the United States. "New York City has benefited from a solid economic recovery, but the possibility of...

  • Private equity fund managers, gathering in Berlin on Monday for their largest annual conference, will weigh the potential threat of deep pocketed buyers from developing economies in Asia and the Middle East. This group, which includes China's property and entertainment giant Dalian Wanda Group Co and sovereign wealth funds from Singapore, Qatar, Kuwait and...

  • Private equity fund managers, gathering in Berlin on Monday for their largest annual conference, will weigh the potential threat of deep pocketed buyers from developing economies in Asia and the Middle East. This group, which includes China's property and entertainment giant Dalian Wanda Group Co and sovereign wealth funds from Singapore, Qatar, Kuwait and...

  • *Carrefour to open first Kenya store this year. *Kenya seen as gateway to regional trade. Kenya, with a GDP of $53.4 billion, is a gateway to regional trade, but it holds other attractions for retail investors.