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  • In Poland, the region's biggest economy, the manufacturing PMI eased, for the third month running, to 54.0 from 54.8 in March, capped by a slower increase in new orders, data compiled by Markit and HSBC showed. "The data show some weakening, but they do not alter our expectations for the decision of central banks in the region or economic growth," said Piotr Kalisz, chief...

  • CHISINAU, Moldova— Thousands have protested against Moldova's government, saying it has failed to implement reforms to bring the country closer to the European Union. Protesters also called on the government to investigate the disappearance of $1.5 billion from the state-owned Savings Bank, and the private banks Unibank and the Social Bank, in November 2014...

  • LONDON— Ian Robinson, co-owner of a small investment firm in London, is watching Britain's general election this Thursday with unease. A victory for Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party could bring Britain a step closer to leaving the 28- nation European Union, a move many companies fear would cause damage by increasing costs of doing business on...

  • ASHGABAT, May 2- The European Union, keen to lessen its dependence on Russia for energy supplies, expects to start receiving natural gas from Turkmenistan by 2019, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic said in an interview. For Turkmenistan it is very important to diversify its export options, while for the EU it is very important to diversify its...

  • SEFCOVIC SAYS "GREAT STEP WAS MADE" IN ASHGABAT TO MOVE FORWARD ON TRANS- CASPIAN PROJECT.

  • Argentina's capital is world capital of bookstores Friday, 1 May 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    From hole-in-the-wall joints with used copies of works by Jorge Luis Borges, Miguel de Cervantes and Gabriel Garcia Marquez to elegant buildings with the latest children's books in several languages, Buenos Aires is filled with locales that pay homage to print. With a population of 2.8 million people within the city limits, there are 25 bookstores for every...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 14 Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    SANTIAGO- Central bank of Chile to release the minutes of April policy meeting- 1230 GMT. BUDAPEST- Central Bank of Hungary non-rate-setting meeting. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds Monetary Policy Council Meeting.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 14 Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    BOSTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren gives welcome and opening remarks before the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act Outreach Meeting hosted by the bank- 1300 GMT. BOSTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo speaks at opening session before the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction...

  • MOSCOW— A member of Russia's parliament has asked prosecutors to determine whether Apple violated Russia's ban on gay "propaganda" when it delivered U2's latest album to a half-billion iTunes users for free last year. Izvestia, a newspaper loyal to the Kremlin, reported Wednesday that it has a copy of Alexander Starovoitov's appeal to prosecutors in which he...

  • MOSCOW, April 30- Russia's central bank cut its main lending rate by 1-1/ 2 percentage points on Thursday, its third rate cut this year, a sign that it believes the worst of an economic crisis is over. The cut to 12.5 percent follows the rouble's recovery in recent weeks after a dramatic decline last year as global oil prices fell and Western economic sanctions over...

  • HELSINKI— Finnish utility Fennovoima said Thursday it has awarded the main contract for constructing a nuclear plant in Finland to the Russian company Titan-2. European sanctions against Moscow for backing Ukrainian rebels does not apply to Finland's cooperation with Rosatom, whose involvement in the 1,200- megawatt plant was approved in early 2013...

  • CTC posts 1Q profit Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 8:48 AM ET

    MOSCOW _ CTC Media Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $8.4 million. The Moscow- based company said it had net income of 5 cents per share. Keywords: CTC Media, Earnings Report.

  • Russia looks set to extend import ban on Western food Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 7:43 AM ET

    MOSCOW, April 30- Russia looks likely to extend a ban on Western food imports beyond an Aug. 7 deadline, with a lack of incentive to lift its embargo due to the prospect of extended European sanctions. The ban on most food imports from the United States, European Union and other countries worth $9 billion is due to run out on Aug. 7, a year after it was imposed in...

  • BUCHAREST, Romania— More than 30,000 employees of town halls around the country have gone on strike to demand higher wages. The workers, who staged a one-day strike Thursday, are demanding a 10- percent salary increase and meal tickets, which are used to purchase food, according to union leader Valer Suciu. He says if demands aren't met, the workers will stage a...

  • MOSCOW— The Russian Central Bank has cut its key interest rate by 1.5 percentage points to 12.5 percent to stimulate the economy as it heads into recession. The bank said a reduced threat of runaway inflation, which slowed slightly to 16.5 percent in April, had made the cut possible, but said there remained a risk of "a significant cooling of the economy."

  • The MSCI emerging market index has gained almost 8 percent since the start of April, getting a lift from a surge in Chinese stocks, though it was down 0.8 percent on the day. Investors' mood soured after first-quarter U.S. growth data came in much weaker than expected, compounding worries over a slowdown in China and on top of persistent jitters over Europe as Greece...

  • BUDAPEST, Hungary— Greenpeace says leaking, rusted barrels full of toxic materials stored in the open at a defunct chemical company in Hungary could cause an environmental catastrophe. Gergely Simon, a Greenpeace chemicals expert, called the situation at the Budapest Chemical Works "near catastrophic." "We are turning to the government for funds to be able to...

  • MOSCOW, April 28- Russia's central bank is expected to further trim its main lending rate on Thursday following a sharp rally in the rouble and as inflation expectations ease. Central bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina said earlier this month that the stronger rouble should allow the bank to lower its key rate. "We scaled down our expectations for a rate cut from...

  • MOSCOW, April 29- Czech investment group PPF's Russian electrical goods retailer Eldorado says it aims to add 50 new stores this year to take advantage of lower rents at a time when smaller rivals are retrenching or going out of business. Hit by a drop in oil prices and Western sanctions over Moscow's role in the Ukraine conflict, Russia's economy is sliding into...

  • MOSCOW, April 29- Russia's second-biggest mobile phone operator Megafon confirmed guidance for flat revenues in 2015 although sales fell in the first quarter, hit by weaker demand for handsets and a one-off gain a year ago. Citing a challenging economy, Megafon also decided to split its payment of dividends with the larger part of the planned 40 billion rouble...