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  • PARIS, Aug 27- French carmaker Citroen is preparing a series of model launches, brand chief Linda Jackson told Reuters, in a bid to reverse a sales slump that threatens to hamper parent Peugeot's recovery from near bankruptcy. With sales down sharply, Citroen is a blot on Peugeot's otherwise stellar rebound. Sales of Peugeot models rose 3.9 percent in January...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 9 Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 PM ET

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development President Sir Suma Chakrabarti and prime ministers of Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia and Albania to attend. PARIS- European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure speaks at the...

  • U.N. chief urges world leaders to speed up climate talks Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:27 PM ET

    *Climate talks in Paris aim for global climate deal. PARIS, Aug 26- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon urged world leaders on Wednesday to look beyond their national interests and make sure a global deal to fight climate change is agreed at talks in Paris this year. With just 10 days scheduled for formal negotiations before the climate summit begins in...

  • As Argentina struggles, TV ad producers flock to Chile Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 10:41 AM ET

    SANTIAGO, Aug 26- When the creators of an elaborate 2013 Cadillac commercial began to scout for shooting locations three years ago, they began in Argentina, where varied landscapes and creative talent had long attracted ad producers. Argentina demanded hefty deposits on all vehicles, cameras, and lights, and producers were unsure when- or even if- their imports...

  • France says refund to Russia for warships is below $1.1B Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 7:59 AM ET

    PARIS— France says the cost of the cancellation of the sale of two Mistral-class warships to Russia is below 1 billion euros. French government spokesman Stephane le Foll said Wednesday that the amount includes refunding all the advances paid by Russia. The 1.2 billion euro deal was supposed to be the biggest arms sale ever by a NATO country to Russia.

  • Airbnb to start collecting taxes in Paris Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 3:23 PM ET

    Aug 25- Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb Inc said on Tuesday it would begin collecting and remitting tourist taxes from guests on behalf of rental apartments in Paris. Airbnb, whose most popular city is Paris with more than 50,000 listings, said it would collect 0.83 euro per person per night for reservations made in Paris on or after Oct. 1.

  • *USDA corn, soybean conditions match expectations. WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug 25- U.S. soybeans rebounded on Tuesday off a more than six-year low, helped by China's decision to cut interest rates, although fears of a cooling economy in the world's largest buyer of the oilseed kept gains in check. Bargain buying and a bounce in other commodities, such as crude oil, nudged...

  • Airbnb to include small Paris tourism tax on rentals Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 10:44 AM ET

    PARIS— The home-sharing company Airbnb has agreed to incorporate in its prices a small tourist tax on rental apartments in Paris— following a request by Paris authorities. In a statement Tuesday, Airbnb said it would collect 0.83 euros per person per day to be paid by lodging tourists from Oct. 1. Paris— the most visited city in the world— is also the most popular city...

  • MSCI's benchmark EM stocks index recovered almost half of the 5 percent it had lost on Monday when worries about China's economic health had sent global markets into a panic. "The PBOC is doing what it has to do but it is very likely it is not enough so more will have to be done," said Wei Yao, China economist for Societe Generale in Paris. Though Asian markets were shut,...

  • GRAINS-Soybeans extend gains after China cuts rates Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 7:15 AM ET

    *Soybeans extend gains to 1.3 pct after China cuts rates. *USDA leaves condition of soybean, corn crop unchanged. Wheat gained 1 percent despite the U.S. Department of Agriculture pegging the progress of the spring wheat harvest above market expectations.

  • DUBAI, Aug 25- Iran will ramp up crude oil production and reclaim its lost share of exports shortly after international sanctions on the OPEC member are lifted, Iran's oil minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Tuesday. Iran and six world powers agreed a deal in July to curb Tehran's nuclear programme, but sanctions imposed in 2012 will not be lifted until Iran has...

  • LONDON, Aug 25- Volatile global markets got some respite from the latest blood-letting on Tuesday as bargain hunters nudged up Asian and European stocks, though China, at the centre of the rout, was smashed again. China's main equity markets had seen another huge 8 percent drop overnight and Japan's Nikkei had slumped 4 percent, but the rest of Asia had been calmer...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 7 Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    MANNHEIM, Germany- European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio speaks at the ECB session "Effects of non-standard monetary policy measures: evidence and challenges" at the 30th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association- 1040 GMT. MANNHEIM, Germany- European Central Bank Chief Economist Peter Praet speaks at the session "The Euro crisis...

  • "If you can find high-quality stocks that go on sale, take advantage and get in there," said Hodges, who bought shares of Owens Corning and other housing-related companies for his $2 billion Hodges Small Cap fund. Markets from Shanghai to Paris to New York are tumbling on worries about a sharp slowdown in growth from China, the world's second-largest economy.

  • *Corn, wheat futures advance into positive territory. CHICAGO, Aug 24- U.S. soybean futures dropped to their lowest levels in over six years on Monday and soyoil touched a nine-year low as concerns about China's faltering economy fueled selloffs in commodities and equities markets. Soybeans have dropped in six out of the last seven sessions on worries that signs...

  • *Europe bourses in 2015: http://link.reuters.com/pap87v. LONDON, Aug 24- European stocks plunged on Monday after a rout in Chinese markets, wiping hundreds of billions of euros off their value and sending one benchmark index to a seven-month low. Stock markets in Frankfurt and Paris fell 4.7 and 5.4 percent respectively.

  • *Soybeans fall 2 pct as China growth fears spook investors. PARIS/ SYDNEY, Aug 24- U.S. soybeans fell to fresh six-year lows on Monday, caught up in a latest slide in commodity markets fanned by fears about the faltering economy in China, which is by far the largest importer of the oilseed. Soybeans were also under pressure from favourable crop weather in the United...

  • European markets plunge 3% Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 6:36 AM ET
    European markets plunge 3%

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports on the selloff in European stocks as investors worry about China spreads through markets.

  • *Corn also down after rally, Pro Farmer tour yields eyed. Corn was on pace for a modest weekly gain after falling 2 percent last week but soybeans and wheat were poised for a second straight weekly drop. Corn prices softened after consolidating from a rally this week, with traders awaiting Friday's crop estimates from the Pro Farmer newsletter following this...

  • Polish opposition questions Airbus lead in army deal Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    WARSAW, Aug 21- Poland's opposition party head, leading the opinion polls to become the next prime minister, said on Friday the government's decision to award a $3 billion contract to Airbus Group to supply army helicopters raised "doubts and questions". "There were three offers, two of them were excellent, produced in Poland. This auction raises many doubts,...