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  • LONDON, April 28- An experimental shingles vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline is effective across all age groups, researchers said on Tuesday, boosting the prospects of a key product in the British drugmaker's development pipeline. Goldman Sachs analysts said in a report on Tuesday that efficacy across age groups could give HZ/su a meaningful edge over Zostavax,...

  • Business events scheduled for the coming month Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:33 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for April, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for March, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases international trade data for March, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for April, 10 a.m..

  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Bound by the laws of the sea to help vessels in distress, shipping companies say Europe's migration crisis has placed unreasonable demands on their crews to act as lifesavers in the Mediterranean. We shouldn't be doing the rescuing in any case, "said Dimitrios Banas of the European Community Shipowners' Associations. The Mediterranean is...

  • EU charges Russia's Gazprom gas giant with market abuse Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 6:01 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union on Wednesday charged Russian state energy giant Gazprom of abusing its dominant position in central and eastern EU nations in an antitrust case that will further test tense relations between Brussels and Moscow. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Gazprom is strong-arming customer nations ranging from...

  • COPENHAGEN, April 22- On Valentine's Day, two weeks after his release from prison, Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein walked up to a Copenhagen cafe hosting a debate on freedom of speech and sprayed it with bullets. The country was further confounded when it emerged that prison officials had warned Denmark's domestic intelligence agency that Hussein was at risk of...

  • European stocks boosted by telecoms, China stimulus Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 11:54 AM ET

    *Telenet, KPN shares rise after Belgian deal. LONDON, April 20- European shares made a positive start to the week on Monday, thanks to deal-making in the telecoms sector and stimulus from China, though gains were not enough to entirely erase the losses from Friday's sharp sell-off. Volkswagen, the only German blue-chip stock to fall, was depressed after Scania order...

  • *Telenet, KPN rise after Belgian deal. LONDON, April 20- European shares got the week off to a positive start on Monday, thanks to deal-making in the telecoms sector and stimulus from China, though it was not enough to erase the losses from Friday's sharp sell-off. Telecoms stocks including Belgacom, Deutsche Telekom and Numericable were up 2 to 3 percent after...

  • OSLO, April 15- Average carbon dioxide emissions from new cars sold in the European Union fell 2.6 percent last year, beating goals set for 2015 as part of efforts to slow climate change, the European Environment Agency said on Wednesday. The most carbon-efficient cars were bought in the Netherlands, Greece and Portugal with the least efficient in Estonia, Latvia...

  • *To spend most in China and Russia. COPENHAGEN, April 15- IKEA, the world's biggest furniture retailer, plans to spend up to 3 billion euros on new shopping centres over the next 5-7 years, aiming to cash in on the popularity of its stores by collecting rent from retailers keen to set up nearby. Several supermarket groups such as France's Carrefour have pursued a...

  • This pressured Asian stocks, taking the MSCI emerging equities index further off recent six-month highs. But crude prices approached $60 a barrel on signs of falling U.S. production, benefiting Gulf markets such as Dubai and Saudi Arabia that rose as much as 1.9 percent. "The Chinese slowdown is real and permanent and that's a fundamental headwind for countries...

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- In a decision that could reshape U.S. tobacco regulation, a health advisory panel will vote next week on whether Swedish Match AB, a Stockholm- based maker of smokeless tobacco products known as snus, can claim they are less harmful than cigarettes. The closely watched vote could pave the way for the first Food and Drug Administration approval...

  • *Marks& Spencer surges after posting a rise in sales. LONDON/ PARIS, April 2- European equity indexes closed broadly flat on Thursday as losses among metals and energy stocks offset sharp post-results gains in retailer Marks& Spencer. "There is likely to be some debate about how the... sales figure has been achieved in light of highly visible late-year promotional...

  • European shares tread water ahead of Easter break Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 10:05 AM ET

    LONDON 1/ 4 PARIS, April 2- European shares dipped on Thursday, trading in a tight range ahead of the Easter break, with Greece still at the forefront of investors' minds after its lenders said Athens needed to do more to unlock financial aid. European Union officials said more work was needed on new measures that Athens sent to its creditors on Wednesday.

  • LONDON 1/ 4 PARIS, April 2- European shares dipped on Thursday, trading in a tight range ahead of the Easter break, with Greece still at the forefront of investors' minds after its lenders said the country needed to do more to unlock financial aid. European Union officials said more work was needed on new measures that Athens sent to its creditors on Wednesday.

  • BRUSSELS, March 31- European, Turkish and Chinese recyclers are set to benefit from strict new EU rules on breaking up old ships, but the practice of dismantling them on beaches in South Asia-- at great human and environmental cost-- will still be hard to stop. Of 1,026 ocean-going ships recycled in 2014, 641 were taken apart on beaches in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan,...

  • *Novo to submit interim trial data for Tresiba with FDA. The drug was rebuffed by the FDA two years ago. Citigroup's Peter Verdult said he believed the odds of U.S. approval were greater than 90 percent, given a small group of Novo staff sitting behind a communications "firewall" had already discussed the data with FDA.

  • *Draghi speech, Greece in focus in Europe. "The clear outcome from the FOMC meeting was that it was seen as dovish," said John Hardy, currency strategist at Saxo Bank in Copenhagen, adding that Bullard's comments weighed on the dollar. "It feels like the market does want to consolidate a bit here, this $1.075- 1.08 area has been a sticking point but I think we will get to...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 30 Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England to publish minutes of its March policy meeting- 0930 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Bank and Finans Outlook 2015. Sweden's Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves and Sweden's Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson will attend. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure speaks at the ILF conference on "What is the Goal of the Capital Markets...

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Social media and other technology are making it increasingly difficult to combat militants who are using such modern resources to share information and conduct operations, the head of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency said on Friday. "New technologies can help groups like ISIL coordinate operations, attract new recruits, disseminate...

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Social media and other technology are making it increasingly difficult to combat militants who are using such modern resources to share information and conduct operations, the head of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency said on Friday. "New technologies can help groups like ISIL coordinate operations, attract new recruits, disseminate...