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Earlier this month, Russia banned all meat, fish, dairy, fruit and vegetable imports from the United States, the European Union, Norway, Canada, and Australia for one year to retaliate again sanctions slapped on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.
BRUSSELS— The European Commission is pledging 125 million euros to assist fruit and vegetable producers hit by Russia's ban on food imports from the 28- nation bloc. Russia's ban on EU food imports this month coincided with the harvesting season and led to a supply glut that is weighing on prices and causing losses for producers.
LONDON, Aug 17- Europe's ageing nuclear fleet will undergo more prolonged outages over the next few years, reducing the reliability of power supply and costing plant operators many billions of dollars.
*Germany surprises by slipping into contraction. BERLIN/ BRUSSELS, Aug 14- The euro zone economy ground to a halt in the second quarter of the year, drained of vigor by contraction in Germany and stagnancy in France.
*Germany surprises by slipping into contraction. BERLIN/ BRUSSELS, Aug 14- The euro zone economy ground to a halt in the second quarter of the year, drained of vigour by surprisingly shrinking growth in Germany and stagnancy in France.
BRUSSELS— Economic growth falls to zero in second quarter in 18 countries that use the euro.
WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.. BERLIN— Germany's Federal Statistical Office releases second-quarter economic growth figure.
BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Aug 11- European Union regulators on Monday began analysing product-by-product the impact of a Russian ban on EU food imports and agreed emergency measures to support peach and nectarine growers in what they described as a "signal of intent".
*NATO chief sees Russia developing pretext for invasion. BRUSSELS/ DONETSK, Aug 11- President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia is sending an aid convoy to eastern Ukraine despite urgent Western warnings against using humanitarian help as a pretext for an invasion.
Ukraine, Moscow says sending aid convoy@. BRUSSELS/ DONETSK, Aug 11- NATO said on Monday there was a "high probability" that Russia could launch an invasion of eastern Ukraine under the guise of a humanitarian operation, but a defiant President Vladimir Putin said Moscow was sending an aid convoy into the country.
*NATO chief sees Russia developing pretext for intervention. BRUSSELS/ DONETSK, Aug 11- NATO said on Monday there was a "high probability" that Russia could launch an invasion of eastern Ukraine under the guise of a humanitarian operation, but a defiant President Vladimir Putin said Moscow was sending an aid convoy into the country.
NEW YORK- Global stocks bounce after recent sell-offs and core government debt prices fall as markets see receding risks of direct conflict between Russia and Ukraine while Middle East tensions diminish.
BRUSSELS, Aug 11- European Union regulators on Monday began analysing product-by-product the impact of a Russian ban on EU food imports announced in retaliation for Western sanctions over Moscow's actions in Ukraine.
FRANKFURT, Aug 10- Investors will gauge the strength of the euro zone's fragile economy this week as escalating conflicts in Ukraine and Iraq darken the mood globally. The growing sanctions fight between Russia and the West over Moscow's backing of rebels in Ukraine and U.S. air strikes to block Islamist militants in Iraq are also upsetting the markets.
*SGCC eyes Greek, Spain grids after Portugal, Italy bids. PARIS/ HONG KONG/ MILAN, Aug 10- The European Commission has long wanted the continent's power grids to work in unison for reasons of efficiency and supply security, so far to little avail, but a regional power network could soon be a reality, courtesy of State Grid Corporation of China.
MOSCOW, Aug 9- Sanctions-hit Sberbank and VTB bank, Russia's largest lenders, will be kept in the MSCI Russia Index, index compiler MSCI said late on Friday.
BRUSSELS, Aug 8- Steel and mining company ArcelorMittal on Friday announced force majeure on a project that is planned to triple its iron ore production in Liberia because of the Ebola epidemic sweeping West Africa.
*Russia eyes meat, milk imports from Latin America. MOSCOW/ ISTANBUL, Aug 8- Turkey and Latin American countries such as Brazil look likely to emerge as key winners from Russia's decision to ban most European Union and U.S. food imports in retaliation for Western sanctions over Moscow's role in Ukraine.
LONDON, Aug 8- The European Union's trio of new financial watchdogs should have more powers over banks, insurers and markets to ensure national regulators apply EU rules, the bloc's executive body said on Friday in a review that may raise hackles in Britain.
WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for June, 10 a.m.; Treasury releases federal budget for July, 2 p.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases retail sales data for July, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for June, 10 a.m..