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  • Last week, Russia’s government decided to put an end to the doomsday talk, with one minister assuring voters that the Mayan apocalypse was not at hand, the New York Times reports.

  • MegaFon Gets Low Valuation in $1.7 Billion IPO Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 3:56 AM ET

    Russian telecoms company Megafon’s London initial public offering (IPO) successfully raised $1.7 billion, despite concerns about corporate governance at the company, majority-owned by Russian internet tycoon Alisher Usmanov.

  • Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 12:14 PM ET
  • U.K. soccer team Chelsea have this week sacked their eighth manager in nine years which has lead to criticism from numerous pundits and fans up and down the country. It’s also raised questions about the owner of the team, Roman Abramovich’s style of management and why people would want to work for him.

  • Poland Is ‘Hostage to Europe’: Finance Minister Thursday, 22 Nov 2012 | 6:51 AM ET
    Warsaw, Poland

    Despite bucking the economic gloom of the euro zone in recent years, Poland’s Finance Minister warned that the region’s debt crisis could derail Poland's progress.

  • Amid wrangling over how much money the European Union spends at a time of grinding austerity across the Continent, Martin Ehrenhauser, an Austrian member of the European Parliament, lobbed a sobering question this summer at the union’s Brussels bureaucracy: How many bottles of booze does it have stocked in its wine cellars, the New York Times reports.

  • Privatizing Greece, Slowly but Not Surely Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 9:47 AM ET

    As Greece redoubles its efforts to raise billions to cut its debt and stoke its economy, the move toward privatizing assets  faces daunting hurdles, the New York Times reports.

  • Spain plans to offer residency permits to foreigners who buy houses priced at more than 160,000 euros ($203,845) as part of its efforts to revive a collapsed real estate market and divest itself of hundreds of thousands of unsold homes.

  • Alexei Moisseev, Russia's deputy finance minister tells CNBC that the finance ministry in Russia wants to develop the financial markets infrastructure in order to improve investment in the country.

  • Reuters World News Highlights 2200 GMT Nov 6 Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 10:00 PM ET

    CLEVELAND/ CHICAGO- President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney battled down to the wire on Tuesday, mounting a last-minute Election Day drive to get their supporters to the polls in a handful of states that will decide the winner in a neck-and-neck race for the White House.

  • Nov 6- Pearson Plc has decided to consider offers for the Financial Times newspaper this year and may seek at least $1 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the situation.

  • Nov 6- Pearson Plc has decided to consider offers for the Financial Times newspaper this year and may seek at least $1 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the situation. Pearson may initiate the sale preparations ahead of the departure of Chief Executive Marjorie Scardino, Bloomberg said.

  • *SNC Lavalin sees India designating site for Candu reactors. NEW DELHI, Nov 6- Canadian firms will be able to export uranium and nuclear reactors to India for the first time in almost four decades under an agreement between the two nations, their prime ministers said, but more work is needed to implement the deal.

  • *SNC Lavalin sees India designating site for Candu reactors. NEW DELHI, Nov 6- Canadian firms will be able to export uranium and nuclear reactors to India for the first time in almost four decades under an agreement between the two nations, their prime ministers said, but more work is needed to implement the deal.

  • Reuters World News Highlights 1800 GMT Nov 6 Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 6:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney battled down to the wire on Tuesday, mounting a last-minute Election Day drive to get their supporters to the polls in a handful of states that will decide the winner in a neck-and-neck race for the White House.

  • Kazakh bank BTA poised to seize oligarch's assets Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 5:09 PM ET

    *UK gave him political asylum. LONDON, Nov 6- Mukhtar Ablyazov, a fugitive oligarch accused of embezzling more than $5 billion, was labelled ``devious'' and ``cynical'' by judges on Tuesday as his former Kazakh bank BTA prepared to pounce on his assets.

  • SEOUL, Nov 6- General Motors Co said it would not build its next-generation Chevrolet Cruze small car in South Korea, raising the possibility that it might shift the assembly to Europe to help boost efficiency at its money-losing unit there. Rocha said the new model would be built in five regions, including Europe, the United States and China, according to Choi.

  • Europeans Losing Faith in Their Parliament Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 10:29 AM ET

    When cracks recently appeared in beams of the European Parliament ’s main chamber, forcing its closing, one member, Nigel Farage of the U.K. Independence Party, proclaimed that he would “work for the day that the whole democratic facade of the European Parliament is shut as well,” the New York Times reports.

  • *Gazprom still faces challenge over ``take-or-pay'' clauses. MOSCOW/ WARSAW, Nov 6- Gazprom has reached a new agreement with Polish natural gas monopoly PGNiG on pricing of Russian gas deliveries to Poland, ending its last major pricing dispute in Europe.

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 5- The world's leading economies will give themselves more wiggle room to meet their own targets for cutting budget deficits rather than risk aggravating a slowdown in many countries, chief among them the United States. It now looks out of reach for many economies, including the United States, as growth has slowed.

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