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  • FRIDAY, MAY 26 MONTREUX, Switzerland- ECB Board Member Benoit Ceure participates in 24th Reunion of the Governors des Banques Centrales des Pays Francophones Organized by the Swiss National Bank- 2000 GMT. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at the 2017 Spring Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Monetary Economics. BRUSSELS- ECB President...

  • FRIDAY, MAY 26 MONTREUX, Switzerland- ECB Board Member Benoit Ceure participates in 24th Reunion of the Governors des Banques Centrales des Pays Francophones Organized by the Swiss National Bank- 2000 GMT. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at the 2017 Spring Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Monetary Economics. BRUSSELS- ECB President...

  • TAORMINA, Italy, May 26- U.S. Hosts Italy hope the luxurious, relaxed surroundings will give the rich-nation leaders a rare chance for wide-ranging debate on an array of international issues, including Syria, North Korea and the global economy. A senior Italian diplomat said Trump and the heads of Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Japan and Canada saw eye-to-eye on...

  • ATHENS, May 25- A former Greek prime minister was injured when a booby-trapped package exploded in his car in central Athens on Thursday in the worst act of violence targeting politicians in the crisis-hit country for several years. An Athens hospital source told Reuters he was being treated for superficial wounds to his abdomen and a slightly deeper injury to...

  • BRUSSELS, May 25- A smiling Donald Trump offered European Union chiefs assurances on security in Brussels on Thursday but EU officials did not conceal lingering differences with the U.S. president over Russia, trade and climate change. "The leaders discussed... shared challenges in fighting global terrorism," the White House said in a statement.

  • ATHENS, May 25- Greece's former prime minister Lucas Papademos was injured when a booby-trapped package exploded in his car in central Athens on Thursday, police said, in the most dramatic act of political violence in the crisis-hit country for several years. Police said Papademos's injuries were not life-threatening, and an Athens hospital source told...

  • ATHENS, May 25- Greece's former prime minister Lucas Papademos was injured when an explosive device hidden in an envelope detonated inside his car in central Athens on Thursday, police said. An envelope containing bullets and addressed to Greeces general secretary for public revenue was intercepted at a post office branch in Athens on Tuesday.

  • French President Emmanuel Macron (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2nd L) speaks as US President Donald Trump (C) arrives next to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R) for a family picture during the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit at the NATO headquarters, in Brussels, on May 25, 2017.

    Trump did not endorse Article 5, the mutual assistance clause that he was expected to publicly back.

  • ATHENS, Greece— Former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos was injured after a letter bomb exploded inside his car in a central Athens on Thursday in an attack that also left two Bank of Greece employees wounded. "I unequivocally condemn the attack against Lucas Papademos," Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who was attending a NATO summit in Brussels, tweeted...

  • WASHINGTON— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republicans on Thursday urged President Donald Trump to follow through on his campaign pledge to pull out of the Paris climate accord. The GOP senators sent a two-page letter to the White House saying that remaining in the international agreement signed by Trump's predecessor pledging to...

  • *China's soaring weight in bond indexes a headache for funds. LONDON/ HONG KONG, May 25- Record-breaking dollar bond sales from Chinese companies are steadily increasing China's weight in global indexes, raising concerns about overexposure among investors who track them. Stripping out maturing debt and coupon payments, year-to-date bond sales from...

  • *EU, U.S. not seeing eye-to-eye on Russia, EU says. BRUSSELS, May 25- A smiling Donald Trump offered European Union chiefs assurances on security in Brussels on Thursday but EU officials did not conceal lingering differences with the U.S. president over Russia, trade and climate change. "action plan" on trade-- an indication the new occupant of the White House is not as...

  • *European trade slowed by holidays in France and Germany. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active wheat contract rose 0.4 percent to $4.34-1/ 4 a bushel by 0939 GMT, having added 0.7 percent on Wednesday. "I think the wheat market has bottomed out at around $4.30, funds are short on wheat and any short-covering will support prices," said Ole Houe, an analyst with...

  • TOKYO- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives presentation on the U.S. economy and monetary policy at Keio University- 0200 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on "Global Economic Issues" before panel at the "Voices of Experience: A Conversation with Former Treasury Under Secretaries for International...

  • TOKYO- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives presentation on the U.S. economy and monetary policy at Keio University- 0200 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on "Global Economic Issues" before panel at the "Voices of Experience: A Conversation with Former Treasury Under Secretaries for International...

  • CHICAGO, May 24- Chicago wheat futures closed higher on Wednesday on light short covering, one day after the spot contract fell about 1 percent on better-than-expected U.S. wheat condition ratings. Chicago Board of Trade July wheat settled up 3 cents at $4.32-1/ 2 per bushel, halting a two-day slide. CBOT July corn ended up 1-3/ 4 cents at $3.71-1/ 4 a bushel and July...

  • CHICAGO, May 24- Commodity trader Glencore Plc's confirmation on Tuesday that it sought a tie up with grains trader Bunge Ltd likely signals the start of a wave of consolidation and partnering in the industry, as middlemen struggle to make profits amid a massive global food glut. Bunge and other top grains traders-- who make money by buying, selling, storing,...

  • According to an EU paper, member states will be asked to decide on new homes for the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority by October 2017. Leading contenders to house the EMA are already jockeying for position, with Spanish Health Minister Dolors Montserrat setting out the case for Barcelona to host the agency during a visit to Brussels...

  • *OPEC- led cuts initially agreed for six months to June. That's the question OPEC and oil markets are grappling with before Thursdays meeting of producer countries in Vienna. The cuts were initially agreed to run during the first half of 2017. OPEC and other producers, including Russia, are now expected to agree to extend the deal on Thursday, possibly for nine more...

  • *OPEC- led cuts initially agreed for six months to June. That's the question OPEC and oil markets are grappling with before Thursdays meeting of producer countries in Vienna. The cuts were initially agreed to run during the first half of 2017. OPEC and other producers, including Russia, are now expected to agree to extend the deal on Thursday, possibly for nine more...