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  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 23 Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    CAMBRIDGE, United States- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on "Financial Sector Reform" before a Martin Feldstein Lecture event hosted by the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge- 2030 GMT.

  • SEEHEIM, Germany, July 9- Lufthansa may launch low-cost long-haul flights under a new brand as part of plans by the company's new boss to battle competition from Middle East carriers and no-frills airlines.

  • Germany's Lufthansa plans long-haul budget airline Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:19 AM ET

    BERLIN— Germany's Lufthansa says it plans to expand its budget airline operation to offer long-haul flights, possibly in cooperation with Turkish Airlines. Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Germany's biggest airline, has been trying to cut costs amid tough competition from European budget carriers and aggressively expanding government-owned Gulf airlines.

  • *Libya restarts 340,000- bpd El Sharara oilfield. LONDON, July 9- Brent crude oil traded at a one-month low under $109 a barrel on Wednesday after a Libyan oilfield restarted and supply worries faded, prompting traders to reduce long positions.

  • Oil down closer to $103 on boost in Libya supplies Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 3:10 AM ET

    By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery was down 11 cents at $103.29 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. "El Sharara, the second-largest oilfield in the west of Libya, is now also reopening," analysts at Commerzbank in Frankfurt wrote in a note to clients.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to July 22 Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    BEIJING- Sixth round of the U.S.- China Strategic and Economic Dialog will be held in Beijing, China. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and Secretary of State John Kerry will join their respective Chinese co-chairs, Vice Premier Wang Yang and State Councilor Yang Jiechi, for the Dialog.

  • FACTBOX-Development of China's yuan payment systems Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    Below are key facts and a timeline concerning development of China's yuan payments system. NOVEMBER 2005- China's central bank announces the expansion of the yuan banking business in Hong Kong.

  • FRANKFURT, July 8- U.S. authorities have begun settlement talks with Germany's Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank over their dealings with countries blacklisted by the United States, extending a crackdown on European banks at a delicate point in U.S.-German relations. Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank declined to comment.

  • *New investors are Northgate Capital, Access Industries. Linio active in Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and Peru. Founded in 2012, Linio now sells products from shoes to smartphones in Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and Peru.

  • *Veolia, Suez margins fall as towns negotiate discounts. PARIS, July 8- Nearly five years after Paris took the management of its water supply back into its own hands, the move is inspiring other cities at home and abroad and hurting profits at private water firms Veolia and Suez Environnement.

  • FRANKFURT, July 8- U.S. authorities have begun settlement talks with Germany's Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank over their dealings with countries blacklisted by the United States, extending a crackdown on European banks at a delicate point in U.S.-German relations. Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank declined to comment.

  • German exports, imports disappoint in May Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 3:46 AM ET

    BERLIN— German exports fell more than expected in May while imports dropped sharply, adding to data that point to a weak second quarter for Europe's biggest economy and also pushing up the country's trade surplus. Germany's May trade surplus was 18.8 billion euros, up from 17.7 billion euros in April.

  • Oil slips closer to $103 as supply fears recede Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 1:16 AM ET

    By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery was down 15 cents to $103.38 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

  • PARIS, July 8- Europe should stop thinking about cutting its dependence on Russian gas and focus instead on making those deliveries safer, including options to bypass Ukraine, the head of French oil major Total told Reuters.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 18 Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    CHARLOTTE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker speaks on "Economic Outlook, July 2014" before a luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Charlotte in Charlotte- 1700 GMT.

  • Italian finance minister Pier Carlo Padoan, says he is "on the same line" as the German government and other EU finance chiefs about the need for structural reform.

  • DONETSK, Ukraine, July 7- Pro-Russian rebels erected new barricades on the streets of Donetsk on Monday, preparing to make a stand in the city of a million people after losing their bastion in the town of Slaviansk in the worst defeat of their three-month uprising. Ukraine's richest man, Rinat Ahmetov, pleaded with the government on Monday not to bomb his home city.

  • HAMBURG, July 7- The European Central Bank should only embark on a broad asset-buying programme in the event of an emergency such as the immediate prospect of deflation, ECB Executive Board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger said on Monday.

  • Why a weaker Germany could hit eastern Europe Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 11:59 AM ET
    Bratislava, Slovakia. The country's biggest export market is nearby Germany.

    An economic slowdown in Germany could bode ill for its easterly neigbors, for whom it is the biggest export market.

  • European markets close: Rebound in Europe     Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a decline in German industrial production.