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  • *Government plans to overhaul railways. DOBRINISHTE, Bulgaria, May 10- The narrow-gauge train snaking its way through the valleys and gorges of southwestern Bulgaria is a lifeline for surrounding villages, but could face the axe as the government tries to modernise a network mired in losses and debt. Corruption and mismanagement have for years hobbled the...

  • LONDON, May 10- Prime Minister David Cameron is to make finance minister George Osborne his lead negotiator on Europe and speed up his push to win concessions from the EU before a planned referendum on Britain's membership of the bloc, a newspaper reported. European leaders lost no time on Friday in offering Cameron talks on EU reform, bidding to ease uncertainty...

  • BRUSSELS, May 8- European leaders lost no time on Friday in offering David Cameron talks on EU reform, bidding to ease uncertainty about Britain's future in the bloc ahead of the in-or-out referendum the prime minister will call now he has been re-elected. France's Socialist president Francois Hollande invited the triumphant Conservative to Paris once he has...

  • ATHENS/ ROME, May 8- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras forecast a happy end soon to fraught negotiations with creditors on a cash-for-reform deal, and the chairman of euro zone finance ministers said talks were making progress, though not enough for a deal next Monday. However, with Greece fast running out money, sources close to the talks with the International...

  • BRUSSELS, May 7- China's Huawei Technologies is undeterred by the merger of telecoms equipment rivals Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent and will keep growing in Europe, its rotating Chief Executive Guo Ping told Reuters on Thursday. The merged European entity will become the global No.2 in wireless behind Sweden's Ericsson. Finland's Nokia announced its...

  • *Greek spokesman says Athens won't back down on everything. *Athens seeks statement of progress to unlock ECB help. Despite efforts by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to coax leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras into moving on two key conditions for releasing EU/IMF bailout funds, the Greek government spokesman said lenders could not...

  • With funding deal elusive, Greece rides into storm Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 8:55 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, May 7- With a deal to resurrect its aid-for-reform program elusive, Greece risks running out of money in the coming weeks, raising the prospect of default and capital controls to contain a run on its banks. Officials in Athens are optimistic that the European Central Bank will give it extra financial breathing space but unless euro zone ministers...

  • *Greek spokesman says Athens won't back down on everything. *Athens seeks statement of progress to unlock ECB help. Despite efforts by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to coax leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras into moving on two key conditions for releasing EU/IMF bailout funds, the Greek government spokesman said lenders could not...

  • *Gazprom has 12 weeks to respond to EU charges. MOSCOW, May 7- Gazprom is considering offering Europe new concessions, including on pricing, to settle its antitrust case and avoid a long legal battle which could result in billions of dollars in fines for the Russian gas producer. The European Commission has accused Gazprom, which meets a third of EU gas needs and...

  • The start of 2016 is already a year later than planned as Russia seeks to oppose European efforts to integrate Ukraine and move it out of Moscow's sphere of influence. The EU-Ukraine deal is at the heart of a dispute that has grown from a tug-of-war between Brussels and the Kremlin over Kiev to sanctions, the annexation of Crimea by Russia, armed conflict in...

  • *Athens makes 200 mln euro interest payment to IMF. ATHENS/ FRANKFURT, May 6- European lenders on Wednesday dashed Greece's hopes for a quick cash-for-reforms deal in the coming days, leaving Athens in an increasingly desperate financial position ahead of a major debt payment next week. Talks between the two sides have dragged on for months without a...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 18 Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde participate in " Finance and Society" conversation before the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Society hosted by the IMF- 1315 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George...

  • LUXEMBOURG, May 5- In a clash of corporate titans over naming rights in a fast-changing industry, Microsoft and its Skype phone service came out on the losing side of an EU court battle on Tuesday with Rupert Murdoch's television business Sky. Judges at the General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg upheld a complaint that the British broadcaster lodged a...

  • The inquiry, which by its nature will inevitably focus heavily on U.S. firms, follows calls from France and Germany for regulation of so-called "essential digital platforms", encompassing everything from e-commerce sites such as eBay to social media companies. European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip will unveil his "Digital Single Market Strategy"...

  • *EU says won't discuss debt relief till Greece agrees reforms. *Greece says EU/IMF policy differences hamper talks. ATHENS/ BRUSSELS, May 5- Greece blew hot and cold with its euro zone partners on Tuesday as it struggled to avert a potentially catastrophic funding crunch this month, when it must make a big debt repayment to the IMF as cash reserves dry up.

  • BISSAU, May 5- Guinea Bissau is reviewing contracts signed by previous governments as the West African country seeks to ensure miners have sufficient means to kick-start its $2 billion economy, its prime minister told Reuters. Domingos Simoes Pereira, elected at polls a year ago that sealed a transition back to democracy after a 2012 coup, said the review was...

  • BRUSSELS, May 5- The European Commission has approved a joint venture between Mondelez International and D.E Master Blenders to create the world's biggest standalone coffee company on condition they sell some businesses first. The EU executive said on Tuesday that Mondelez of the United States must sell its Carte Noire business across the European...

  • BRUSSELS, May 5- The European Commission said on Tuesday it had approved a joint venture between two of the world's biggest coffee processors, Mondelez International of the United States and Dutch firm DE Master Blenders, conditional on asset sales. A spokeswoman for DE Master Blenders declined to comment, and officials at Mondelez were not immediately...

  • *Greek ministers visit Frankfurt, Brussels, Paris. ATHENS/ BRUSSELS, May 5- Greece stepped up diplomacy with euro zone partners on Tuesday to try to avert a potentially catastrophic funding crunch this month, when it must make a big debt repayment to the IMF as cash reserves dry up. Ministers were travelling to Frankfurt, Brussels and Paris to plead for a loosening of...

  • The joint declaration, which is likely to antagonise Moscow, commits to the deal from Jan. 1, 2016, a date already a year later than planned as Russia seeks to oppose European efforts to integrate Ukraine and move it out of Moscow's sphere of orbit. But aside from the EU's show of support for Ukraine, the May 21-22 Eastern Partnership summit will offer little for...