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  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 3 Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    MONDAY, MARCH 23 BRUSSELS- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaks at the quarterly hearing before the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament- 1400 GMT. PODGORICA, Montenegro- European Central Bank policymaker Benoit Coeure speaks at an event to celebrate the conclusion of a cooperation program organized by the...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 1 Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    MIAMI, United States- U.S Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will participate in a moderated conversation hosted by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and Miami Dade College. ATHENS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on monetary policy and the economic outlook before the Georgia Law Review Symposium- 1420 GMT.

  • *Mooted March meeting of OPEC, non- OPEC shelved- Russia. LONDON, March 18- OPEC efforts to bring non-member countries such as Russia on aboard in cutting output have made little progress, officials say, and even the chance of more Iranian exports hitting prices if sanctions end is unlikely to boost cooperation. Since the oil price collapse, top OPEC exporter Saudi...

  • BERLIN, March 13- The European Union's financial affairs chief Pierre Moscovici warned in a magazine against underestimating the risks associated with Greece leaving the euro zone, saying such a step could be the beginning of the end for the common currency. "After all, all of us in Europe probably agree that a Grexit would be a catastrophe- for the Greek economy,...

  • INTERVIEW-Shale oil to dominate Russia-OPEC talks in June Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 10:47 AM ET

    MOSCOW, March 11- Russia said on Wednesday it would meet OPEC in June to discuss the impact of shale oil on global markets, just days before the producers' group decides whether its policy of high production is sufficient to stifle the U.S. energy boom. The comment, from Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, comes as Saudi Arabia has said in recent weeks it wanted...

  • Novak told Reuters that Russia, one of the world's biggest oil producers, will maintain its crude oil output at over 10 million barrels per day, despite some expectations of a plunge in production due to lower prices. He said Russia will continue consultations with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. Russia will meet OPEC officials in June in...

  • RUSSIAN ENERGY MINISTER SAYS AT NEXT MEETING WITH OPEC MEMBERS PLANNED FOR JUNE IN VIENNA, SHALE OIL OUTPUT IMPACT TO BE DISCUSSED.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 24 Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England's Martin Weale speaks at the City and Islington Sixth Form College- 1500 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England's Martin Stewart speaks at the Mortgage Finance Gazette conference- 1625 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi gives keynote speech at opening of conference focused on the effectiveness of the central bank's...

  • *OPEC meeting may coincide with Iran nuclear deal. DOHA, March 10- OPEC is likely to maintain its production policy at a meeting in June, Kuwait's OPEC governor said on Tuesday in the first public comment on what would be a crucial decision to determine the direction of global oil prices in the second half of the year. On Tuesday, Kuwait's OPEC governor Nawal...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 20 Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks before the National Association for Business Economics annual Economic Policy Conference- 1825 GMT. TEXAS- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks on "Reflections on 10 Years at the Fed" before the Founding Director's Lecture Series at Rice University's...

  • Vienna again tops survey of world's nicest cities Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 10:02 AM ET

    VIENNA, March 4- Vienna, Austria's elegant capital on the Danube river, has again been commended as offering the best quality of life of any city in the world; Baghdad, once more, was deemed the worst to live in. Zurich, Munich, Duesseldorf and Frankfurt remained in the top 10.. New Zealand, Australia and Canada each have a city in the top 10..

  • VIENNA, March 3- Among the "bad banks" that have emerged since the global crisis, Austria's Heta Asset Resolution stands out as a spectacular failure, brought down by setbacks ranging from the demands of accounting rules to ailing Balkan economies and a Swiss decision to let the franc surge. Questions are swirling over how things could have gone so wrong so quickly...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 12 Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester, Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley, Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer, former Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke and Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso participate in the U.S. Monetary Policy Forum 2015 Annual Conference sponsored by the...

  • VIENNA, Feb 26- France sees itself as a link between Greece and its euro zone peers, Finance Minister Michel Sapin told an Austrian paper, reiterating his call for economic policies that can foster growth and boost ultra-low inflation in Europe. We cannot act as if nothing changed in Greece with the last elections, "he was quoted as saying by Der Standard in an...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 10 Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    ATLANTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on monetary policy and the economic outlook before the 2015 Banking Outlook Conference- 1800 GMT. LONDON- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher gives a lecture on "Reflections on 10 Years at the Fed: Through the Financial Crisis" at event hosted by the...

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW, Feb 25- Gas giant Gazprom's oil arm is shifting its trading operations from Austria back to Russia, it said on Wednesday, with industry sources saying the firm wanted to protect huge revenues from potential seizure as Moscow's relations with the West worsen. A decision by Gazprom Neft to relocate trading from Vienna to St Petersburg, Russia's...

  • PARIS, Feb 19- French drugmaker Sanofi on Thursday named Olivier Brandicourt, a Paris- educated doctor and head of Bayer AG's healthcare arm, as its chief executive officer. Brandicourt had been widely tipped to become Sanofi's new boss, a position that opened when Chris Viehbacher was suddenly sacked last year. "Olivier Brandicourt's strong experience...

  • LONDON, Feb 13- Oil rose above $60 a barrel on Friday for the first time this year, bringing gains this week to 4 percent, supported by signs that deeper industry spending cuts may curb excess supply. The price of Brent crude collapsed from $115 in June to $45.19, the lowest in almost six years, in January due to oversupply. Brent for April delivery was up $1.12 at $60.40...

  • LONDON, Feb 13- Oil rose above $60 a barrel on Friday for the first time this year, bringing its gain this week to almost 4 percent, supported by signs that deeper industry spending cuts may curb excess supply. The price of Brent crude collapsed from $115 in June to $45.19, the lowest in almost six years, in January due to oversupply. Brent for April delivery was up 76...

  • VIENNA, Feb 9- The United States has derailed a proposal to toughen nuclear safety standards by amending a global atomic treaty, diplomats said, with opponents of the move arguing it would get mired in lengthy parliamentary ratification. Months of wrangling about the future of the 77- nation Convention on Nuclear Safety culminated at a Vienna meeting...