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LONDON- Fathom Consulting Monetary Policy Forum with Bank of England Former Monetary Policy Members DeAnne Julius, John Gieve and Andrew Sentance- 0900 GMT. FRANKFURT- Eurogroup Working Group head Thomas Wieser gives speech on " Europe's financial architecture: delivering on stability" at Goethe University- 1130 GMT.
LONDON, Feb 6- Brent crude rose above $107 a barrel on Thursday, recovering from a near three-month low hit at the start of the week as traders weighed Libyan supply disruptions against fears that turmoil in emerging markets could slow global growth.
LONDON, Feb 6- Brent crude rose further above $106 a barrel on Thursday, recovering from a near three-month low hit at the start of the week as traders weighed Libyan supply disruptions against fears turmoil in emerging economies could slow global growth.
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*Raiffeisen places 97.5 mln shares at 28.50 euros each. VIENNA/ FRANKFURT, Jan 22- Raiffeisen Bank International kicked off a year of fundraising by European banks on Wednesday with a share sale that raised 2.78 billion euros to strengthen its balance sheet and repay state aid.
*Raiffeisen Bank International to sell up to 97.5 mln shares. VIENNA/ FRANKFURT, Jan 22- Raiffeisen Bank International could raise as much as 2.9 billion euros in an equity sale under way on Wednesday to strengthen the Austrian lender's balance sheet and repay state aid.
"I would be surprised if you saw Iran shooting quickly to the top of the list of attractive markets, although it may be attractive for certain manufactured goods companies in the short to medium term," said a Western business consultant who works with many of the world's biggest companies.
*Libya, Iraq contribute to lower OPEC supply in December. LONDON, Jan 16- OPEC has lowered its oil output further and is pumping less than this year's global need for its crude, the exporter group said on Thursday, underlining the toll that outages in Libya and elsewhere are taking on production.
VIENNA/ BELGRADE, Jan 14- Serbia needs to reform its bloated public sector and pass changes to key laws to secure growth in the future, Economy Minister Sasa Radulovic said on Tuesday, adding that failure to do so could lead to early elections.
Hungary, Slovenia to see more western bank withdrawal. *Russia bailout of Ukraine may cause problems for both. EBRD chief economist Erik Berglof said banks in Hungary and Slovenia were particularly at risk and though the Baltics were near a turning point, more exits were likely there too.
*Q3 net profit 28.75 bln rupees vs estimate 27.15 bln rupees. MYSORE, India, Jan 10- India's Infosys Ltd is chasing more big-ticket contracts from Europe and the United States this year and keeping a lid on costs as the outsourcing services giant powers ahead with a turnaround to regain market share.
LONDON, Jan 8- Brent crude held above $107 a barrel on Wednesday, supported by new worries over Libyan supplies and increasing its premium over the U.S. crude oil benchmark to the highest level in a month.
LONDON, Jan 8- Brent crude oil rose towards $108 a barrel on Wednesday, supported by new worries over Libyan supplies and expectations for a drop in crude inventories in the United States.
LONDON, Jan 8- Brent crude oil steadied above $107 a barrel on Wednesday, supported by new worries over Libyan supplies and expectations for a drop in crude inventories in the United States.
*Traded between $96.75 and $119.17 in 2013. LONDON, Dec 31- Brent crude oil slipped below $111 a barrel on Tuesday on optimism of increased exports from Libya and South Sudan as the European benchmark looked set to end slightly down for the year. It has traded in a $22 range from $96.75 to $119.17 a barrel this year.
DOHA, Dec 23- Qatar wants to help Iran to develop its share of the world's biggest gas field so both countries can reap the maximum long-term rewards, sources at state-run Qatar Petroleum say.
*Coming up: U.S. final Q3 GDP data at 1330 GMT. LONDON, Dec 20- Brent crude oil rose towards $111 a barrel on Friday, heading for a weekly gain, boosted by a positive outlook for fuel demand in the United States, the world's largest oil consumer, and reduced Libyan supply.
NEW YORK, Dec 18- The Dec. 12 arrest of Devyani Khobragade, a deputy consul general at India's consulate in Manhattan, has precipitated quite a diplomatic brouhaha. It's a big mess, but there could be a relatively easy way out for both Khobragade and the State Department: retroactive diplomatic immunity.
*Turkmenistan has fourth-largest gas reserves. ASHGABAT, Dec 15- The Central Asian state of Turkmenistan, described by rights groups as one of the world's most repressive, proclaimed its first multi-party elections on Sunday; but both parties vowed loyalty to its leader and opponents remained in exile.
*Iran's Hosseini says Tehran wants to revive ageing oilfields. VIENNA, Dec 5- Iran's leading oil negotiator says Tehran wants Western oil companies to revive its giant ageing oilfields and develop new oil and gas projects once sanctions are lifted.