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  • *Spanish yields record biggest weekly rise since mid-2013. *S&P upgrades Greece to B from B-. LONDON, Sept 12- Spanish bond yields recorded their biggest weekly rise in more than a year on Friday as expectations of a U.S. interest rate hike exacerbated weakness triggered by concerns that Scotland's independence referendum was emboldening Catalan separatists.

  • LONDON, Sept 12- Spanish bond yields edged up for a fifth straight day on Friday, on track for their biggest weekly rise since mid-2013 on investor nervousness that Catalan separatists could gain momentum from Scotland's independence bid.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- Novo Nordisk's drug liraglutide appears effective in treating obesity, though safety questions remain, according to a preliminary assessment by reviewers at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

  • Massachusetts governor embarking on trade mission Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    Deval Patrick is hitting the road again, this time for a trade mission to Denmark, the United Kingdom and France. The trade mission includes stops in Copenhagen, London, Paris and Lyon, France.

  • Is Merkel's green zeal turning brown? Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 8:37 AM ET

    BERLIN, Sept 4- For all Angela Merkel's headline-grabbing "green revolution", Germany's image as a world leader on environmental policies is in danger of falling under the shadow of the smoke stack and a cloud of exhaust fumes.

  • COPENHAGEN, Sept 4- Denmark's Simcorp, a provider of software and services to the financial sector, expects to get back on track in the United States within a year, after replacing poorly performing managers, its chief executive told Reuters on Thursday.

  • Lego Movie pushes toymaker's sales up Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 5:50 AM ET

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Danish toy maker Lego says revenue soared 11 percent in the first six months of 2014, mostly because of the success of the "Lego Movie."

  • *Decisions will help shape EU policy on economy, Ukraine. WARSAW/ BRUSSELS/ PARIS, Aug 28- Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk is seriously considering a proposal that he take the post of president of the European Council, a Warsaw government spokeswoman said on Thursday, linking his decision to the crisis in neighbouring Ukraine.

  • *EU leaders to hold jobs summit on Saturday in Brussels. BRUSSELS/ PARIS, Aug 28- Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has emerged as clear favorite for the key post of president of the European Council when EU leaders meet for a special summit on Saturday, several sources familiar with the selection process said.

  • Polish PM Tusk favourite for top EU job - sources Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 5:32 AM ET

    *EU leaders to hold jobs summit on Saturday in Brussels. BRUSSELS/ PARIS, Aug 28- Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has emerged as clear favourite for the key post of president of the European Council when EU leaders meet for a special summit on Saturday, several sources familiar with the selection process said.

  • STOCKHOLM, Aug 24- Johan and Alejandra are the kind of Swedes the IMF has been warning about- piling up debt to keep up with an ever-rising property market and fund a lifestyle of travel, maids and nights out. The couple plan to buy a flat in Stockholm for 5 to 6 million Swedish crowns, initially with an interest-only bank loan, among other spending plans.

  • LONDON/ HELSINKI/ COPENHAGEN, Aug 19- Team Niinivirta, a Finnish family-run transportation firm, turned 60 this year, but its third-generation managers now don't know if the business will see Christmas, because of Russia's new ban on European food imports.

  • LONDON/ MELBOURNE- The world's biggest mining company, BHP Billiton, announces plans to spin off businesses worth an estimated $16 billion, most of them acquired in a 2001 merger, to focus on its most profitable activities.

  • European shares extend rally, led by DAX Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    PARIS, Aug 19- European shares rose in early trading on Tuesday, extending the previous session's rally, as investor concern over the conflict in Ukraine began to ease. Germany's DAX- recently hit by the faceoff between Ukraine and Russia and concern that sanctions against Moscow could hurt Europe's biggest economy- outperformed on Tuesday, up 1 percent.

  • European shares inch up after Putin comments Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.2 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.04 pct. *Euro STOXX 50 halted by strong resistance level. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index was down 0.04 percent at 3,054.41 points.

  • COPENHAGEN, Aug 12- Danish jewellery retailer Pandora hopes a new alliance with Walt Disney Company will boost sales as soon as next year, Pandora CEO Allan Leighton said after unveiling a jump in profits.

  • PARIS, Aug 1- Shares trimmed losses and the dollar dipped on Friday after the U.S. reported job growth slowed more than expected in July and the unemployment rate unexpectedly rose, easing worries that interest rates will rise soon.

  • *American cancels flight from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv. July 22- U.S. air carriers Delta Air Lines, American Airlines Group and United Airlines on Tuesday halted flights to Israel under directions from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to ensure passenger safety as turmoil in the region has intensified.

  • Hours after the Malaysia Airlines jetliner was shot down in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing 298 people, SIA's Facebook and Twitter updates said its own flights were not using Ukraine airspace. "You better come up with a more considerate, diplomatic and a more sensitive status before you lose customers," said a post by Edwin Lim on SIA's Facebook page.

  • ZURICH, July 16- Roche's experimental drug crenezumab failed to delay a decline in thinking and memory skills in people with Alzheimer's disease, a result likely to bolster a growing belief that drugs need to be given in earlier stages of the disease to show a benefit.