ANTANANARIVO, March 15- The World Bank and the European Union will resume financial support to Madagascar, officials said, pledging to help rebuild the Indian Ocean island economy still reeling from a coup in 2009..» Read More
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including and tumble in European stocks and positive action in French telecom's.
MOSCOW, March 14- Any move by the European Union to impose a visa ban on Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin would be "stupid" and hurt the Russian state oil company's Western partners more that Rosneft itself, a company spokesman said on Friday.
Salvatore Rossi, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy, says low inflation in the euro zone is a concern for the bloc.
On Sunday, the people of Crimea go to the polls in a referendum on whether to stay part of Ukraine.
*European Commission, ECB warn Italy on debt commitments. ROME, March 13- Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi could struggle to convince the European Union that his ambitious tax cuts and spending commitments will not threaten pledges to sort out public finances.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including weakness in Ireland, and Lufthansa saying it will triple profits.
LONDON/ BRUSSELS, March 13- A number of EU politicians plan to vote against a deal to exempt long-haul flights from paying for carbon emissions until the end of 2016 in an attempt to prevent the European Union from bowing to international pressure.
Putin has warned that Russia would retaliate with "symmetric sanctions" after the E.U. announced sanctions believed to include asset freezes and visa bans. NBC's Jim Maceda reports.
Joerg Kraemer, chief economist at Commerzbank, says the Bundesbank is unlikely to favor looser monetary policy from the European Central Bank.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including January industry production data falling, and earnings misses.
BRUSSELS, March 12- European Union member states have agreed the wording of sanctions on Russia, including travel restrictions and asset freezes against those responsible for violating the sovereignty of Ukraine, according to a draft document reviewed by Reuters.
Chuka Umunna, Labour's shadow business secretary, discusses the Labour party's stance on membership of the European Union, the importance of London as a global financial hub, and youth unemployment in the U.K.
*Germany's Schaeuble points to differences. BRUSSELS, March 11- European ministers agreed on Tuesday to strengthen a scheme to tackle troubled banks, seeking to win the blessing of EU lawmakers for a reform to fortify the euro zone against crises. It could even fall to European Union leaders, who meet in Brussels on March 20-21, to decide.
BRUSSELS, March 11- Russia's seizure of the Crimea region of Ukraine is spurring the European Union to renew efforts to end decades of dependence on Russian gas by developing its own energy supplies and pushing for greater access to abundant U.S. resources.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports European stocks rebound as mines recover.
BRUSSELS, March 11- EU negotiators are pressing U.S. counterparts to agree a framework to allow imports of U.S. liquefied natural gas into the European Union via a transatlantic trade pact under discussion, people close to the talks told Reuters.
The notion of the U.S. using natural gas exports to influence Russia's actions is easier said than done, some say.
*EU officials preparing ground for further Russia sanctions. BRUSSELS, March 10- The European Union is preparing to impose travel bans, asset freezes and other restrictions on Russia for its failure to "de-escalate" the crisis in Crimea, officials said on Monday.
BRUSSELS, March 10- In its effort to show Russia it means business over Ukraine, the European Union may have created extra problems for itself in committing to a quick political deal with Kiev while leaving closer economic ties for later.
FRANKFURT/ BRUSSELS, March 10- Brussels dealt a blow on Monday to two major Russian pipeline projects to supply natural gas to Europe, in the latest sign of strains in the energy links between Moscow and the European Union. Russia's seizure of Ukraine's Crimea region has already shaken political relations between Russia and the European Union.