Eastern Europe


  • Wednesday's clashes between police and supporters of the opposition Ata Zhurt party were the most violent in the capital Bishkek since the April 2010 revolt that ousted then-president Kurmanbek Bakiyev. "Parliament, the president, the government should resign, because they are not resolving the Kumtor issue," one demonstrator shouted through a megaphone.

  • Euroclear cuts bond deal with Russian exchange Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 7:32 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 4- Russian bond trading is set to become easier for the world's top investment banks under a deal cut by the Russian stock market and one of Europe's top share settlement firms.

  • TABLE-Russian gold/fx reserves rise to $528.2 bln Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 7:07 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 4- Russia's gold and foreign exchange reserves rose to $528.2 billion in the week to Sept. 28 from $524.5 billion a week earlier, central bank data showed on Thursday. The central bank provided the following figures: Latest week 528.2 Previous week 524.5 End-2011 498.6.

  • Shareholders in Poland's Multimedia drop plan to sell Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 6:54 AM ET

    WARSAW, Oct 4- Major shareholders in Poland's cable TV provider Multimedia Polska have decided to retain their stakes in the group, Multimedia said in a press statement on Thursday.

  • Poland opts for strategic investor in PHN real estate Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 6:51 AM ET

    WARSAW, Oct 4- Selling a majority stake in Poland's state-owned real estate group PHN to a strategic investor would be the best solution, Treasury Minister Mikolaj Budzanowski said on Thursday. PHN, created last year by pooling together 180 different real estate and land holdings, runs a portfolio estimated to be worth around 2.5 billion zlotys.

  • EU poised to agree ban on Iranian gas imports-sources Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 6:51 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, Oct 4- The European Union is poised to ban imports of Iranian gas into Europe as part of its efforts to ratchet up pressure on the Islamic Republic over its nuclear programme, diplomats said on Thursday.

  • UPDATE 1-Alstom CEO rules out further cash calls Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 6:39 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 4- Alstom's chief executive ruled out any more cash calls after its recent 350 million euro capital hike and said that the increase was not intended to cover any negative business developments. Alstom's shares have declined around 5 percent since the announcement of the cash call.

  • PRAGUE, Oct 4- Czech new passenger car registrations fell by 6 percent year on year in the third quarter to 36,826 units as demand in the recession-hit economy ebbed, the country's Car Importers Association said on Thursday.

  • LONDON, Oct 4- Turkish stocks fell 1.6 percent on Thursday and credit default swaps jumped after a sharp escalation in political risks caused by retaliatory military raids within the Syrian border. "Clearly a short-term risk for Turkey and Turkish assets," said Simon Quijano-Evans, chief EEMEA economist at ING. MSCI emerging stocks rose 0.3 percent.

  • WARSAW/ LONDON, Oct 4- Poland's goal of reducing its dependence on Russian gas took a step forward on Thursday after it secured the final investments to start construction of its first liquefied natural gas terminal, expected to start importing gas from Qatar in 2014..

  • PRESS DIGEST - RUSSIA - Oct 4 Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 5:43 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 4- The following are some of the leading stories in Russia's newspapers on Thursday. -The daily runs an interview with Igor Krylov, the director general of Pharmstandard, Russia's top drugmaker, who says the company produced 700 million packages of medicines in 2011..

  • World food prices tick upward Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 5:34 AM ET

    ROME-- A U.N. agency says international food prices ticked upward in September after two months of stability. International wheat prices fell toward the second half of the month following Russia's announcement that it would not impose restrictions on exports.

  • UK shares turn lower on Greece, Mideast concerns Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 5:09 AM ET

    *FTSE 100 falls 0.2 pct, sheds early gains. LONDON, Oct 4- UK shares turned lower on Thursday, hit by concerns over bailout talks in Greece and tensions in the Middle East, ahead of central bank meetings in Britain and Europe that are unlikely to generate new stimulus moves. By 0836 GMT, the UK's FTSE 100.

  • Evraz to gain control in a major Russian coal mine Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 4:57 AM ET

    MOSCOW-- Steelmaker Evraz is to gain control of one of Russia's largest coal mines after acquiring a half stake in Cyprus- based investment vehicle Corber Enterprises for an undisclosed sum.

  • LONDON, Oct 4- Poland's goal of reducing dependence on Russian gas took a step forward on Thursday after it secured the final investments to start construction of its first liquefied natural gas terminal.

  • Poland's LNG terminal secures final EBRD loan Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 4:27 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 4- Poland's goal of reducing dependence on Russian gas took a step forward on Thursday after it secured the final investments to start construction of its first liquefied natural gas terminal.

  • Raspadskaya shares outperform Russian equities, rouble Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 4:06 AM ET

    rose on Thursday, bucking falls on local stock markets on news that the country's largest steel maker Evraz. Evraz, which had owned about 40 percent of Raspadskaya indirectly up to this point, fell however 3.4 percent in London, surprising some analysts.

  • BUDAPEST, Oct 4- The zloty held gains in early Thursday trade after Poland kept interest rates unchanged in the previous session, going against market expectations for a cut, while stock markets across central Europe inched higher.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 4- Evraz, Russia's largest steelmaker, is to take a majority stake in coal miner Raspadskaya in an $800 million cash and share deal designed to give it more control over the supply of coking coal, a key ingredient in steelmaking.

  • NORWAY GAS-Flows to Europe steady Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 3:47 AM ET

    OSLO, Oct 4- Norwegian gas exports to Europe remained broadly stable on Thursday morning, data from Norway's gas system operator Gassco showed. Exports to Europe including Britain totalled 290 million cubic metres per day at 0615 GMT compared to 289.7 mcm daily average on Wednesday.