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MOSCOW, Dec 2- Massive protests against Viktor Yanukovich hammered Ukraine's financial markets on Monday, increasing the risk of a currency crisis as the president tries to hold on until an election in early 2015..
LONDON, Dec 2- As a decade's worth of easy foreign money starts to ebb away from emerging economies, their governments are renewing efforts to deepen domestic savings pools- even if change is painfully slow.
MOSCOW, Dec 2- Massive protests against President Viktor Yanukovich have done yet more damage to Ukraine's already-poor investment case, increasing the risk of a currency crisis before an election in early 2015..
*Kiev's main thoroughfare closed to traffic. Yanukovich's decision to abandon a trade pact with the European Union and instead seek closer economic ties with Russia has stirred deep passions in a country where many people yearn to join the European mainstream and escape Moscow's orbit.
*Recently signed deals with Boeing and Alcoa. While industrial metals-producing peers struggle with rock-bottom prices, business is booming for VSMPO with the recent signing of potentially lucrative deals with U.S. firms Boeing Co and Alcoa.
KIEV, Dec 1- Ukrainian opposition leaders called on Sunday for President Viktor Yanukovich and his government to resign at a rally of about 350,000 people, the biggest protest in the capital Kiev since the "Orange Revolution" of nine years ago.
*Ukraine scorns EU but may not join Russia- led bloc. The Russian president sees his " Eurasian Union", in which Ukraine would play a central role, as a future rival to China, the United States and the European Union. Without Ukraine, he will lose all enthusiasm for it, "said Gleb Pavlovsky, a former Kremlin spin doctor who has also worked in Ukraine.
*Renault sees Russian market growing next year. BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France, Nov 28- R enault- Nissan will build a second engine with Russian partner AvtoVAZ and aims to overcome a decline in Lada sales in a market set to overtake Germany within two years, Renault's regional boss said on Thursday.
Editor: Maureen Bavdek +1 646-223-6200 Global Picture Desk:+ 65 6870 3775 Global Graphics Desk:+ 65 6870 3595. WASHINGTON- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, offering signs of a steady improvement in the labor market.
TBILISI, Nov 27- Five years after it fought a war with Russia, Georgia is preparing to defy its former Soviet masters again by initialling an accord on strengthening ties with Europe.
KIEV, Nov 26- Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich said on Tuesday he would attend an EU summit this week, but, criticising the bloc for a' humiliating' financial aid offer, declared he would sign a free trade pact only when it suited Ukraine's interests.
*Ukraine to work out economic "roadmap" with Russia. KIEV, Nov 26- Ukraine said on Tuesday it would not let itself become an East-West' battleground' and that its president would attend an EU summit to explain why he had walked away from a landmark trade deal in favour of closer cooperation with Moscow.
KIEV, Nov 26- Ukraine has not finalised a deal with Russia on possible new financial credits after suspending preparations for signing a trade agreement with the European Union, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said on Tuesday. Asked at a briefing if final agreement had been struck with Moscow for fresh loans, Azarov replied: "Of course not".
BRUSSELS/ KIEV, Nov 25- The European Union expressed strong disapproval on Monday of Russian pressure on Ukraine to reject an EU trade deal, while police fired tear gas at pro- Europe protesters in the former Soviet republic, torn once more between East and West. Moscow has accused the European Union of putting the squeeze on Kiev, too.
MOSCOW, Nov 25- Debt-laden Russian miner Mechel has been granted a waiver on the terms of a $1 billion syndicated loan until the end of 2014, bringing relief in talks with its creditors that have unsettled investors.
Ukraine's rejection of a EU trade deal, was met with dismay. However, economic analysts said a move towards Russia and away from Europe could benefit Ukraine over the coming months.
BRUSSELS/ KIEV, Nov 25- The European Union expressed strong disapproval on Monday over Russia's pressure on Ukraine to reject an EU trade deal, while police fired tear gas at pro- Europe protesters in the former Soviet republic's capital, Kiev. At the same time, Moscow has accused the European Union of putting the squeeze on Kiev, too.
GENEVA, Nov 25- President Barack Obama has pulled off a historic deal with Iran on curbing its nuclear program but he and other global leaders now have tough work ahead turning an interim accord into a comprehensive agreement.
GENEVA, Nov 24- Iran and six world powers clinched a deal on Sunday to curb the Iranian nuclear programme in exchange for initial sanctions relief, signalling the start of a game-changing rapprochement that would reduce the risk of a wider Middle East war.
*Deal halts Iran nuclear advances, U.S. says. GENEVA, Nov 24- Iran and six world powers clinched a deal on Sunday curbing the Iranian nuclear programme in exchange for initial sanctions relief, signalling the start of a game-changing rapprochement that would reduce the risk of a wider Middle East war.