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VIENNA, Dec 3- Unicredit will not walk away from Ukraine because of political unrest, particularly as its business there has been doing better than rivals, the Italian bank's head of central and eastern Europe said.
KIEV, Dec 2- Ukrainian protesters blockaded the main government building on Monday, seeking to force President Viktor Yanukovich from office with a general strike after hundreds of thousands demonstrated against his decision to abandon an EU integration pact.
MOSCOW, Dec 2- Massive protests against Viktor Yanukovich hammered Ukraine's financial markets on Monday, increasing the risk of a currency crisis as the president tries to hold on until an election in early 2015..
LONDON, Dec 2- As a decade's worth of easy foreign money starts to ebb away from emerging economies, their governments are renewing efforts to deepen domestic savings pools- even if change is painfully slow.
MOSCOW, Dec 2- Massive protests against President Viktor Yanukovich have done yet more damage to Ukraine's already-poor investment case, increasing the risk of a currency crisis before an election in early 2015..
*Kiev's main thoroughfare closed to traffic. Yanukovich's decision to abandon a trade pact with the European Union and instead seek closer economic ties with Russia has stirred deep passions in a country where many people yearn to join the European mainstream and escape Moscow's orbit.
*Turkey's relations with Baghdad stgrained. ARBIL, Iraq, Dec 2- Turkey said on Monday it stood by a bilateral oil deal with Iraq's Kurdistan region that bypassed central government but sought to appease Baghdad by drawing it into the arrangement.
*Recently signed deals with Boeing and Alcoa. While industrial metals-producing peers struggle with rock-bottom prices, business is booming for VSMPO with the recent signing of potentially lucrative deals with U.S. firms Boeing Co and Alcoa.
KIEV, Dec 2- About 1,000 protesters blocked off the Ukrainian government's main headquarters on Monday in protest at its decision to suspend moves to deepen integration with Europe and to revive economic ties with Russia.
KIEV, Dec 1- Ukrainian opposition leaders called on Sunday for President Viktor Yanukovich and his government to resign at a rally of about 350,000 people, the biggest protest in the capital Kiev since the "Orange Revolution" of nine years ago.
Thousands of Ukrainians took to the streets of Kiev late on Saturday in a show of defiance directed at President Viktor Yanukovich.
Nov 29- Atrium Innovations Inc said a group of investors, including European private equity firm Permira funds, would buy the dietary supplements maker for about C $751.2 million. Atrium shareholders will receive C $24 in cash per share, a nearly 23 percent premium to the stock's Thursday close on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
*Ukraine scorns EU but may not join Russia- led bloc. The Russian president sees his " Eurasian Union", in which Ukraine would play a central role, as a future rival to China, the United States and the European Union. Without Ukraine, he will lose all enthusiasm for it, "said Gleb Pavlovsky, a former Kremlin spin doctor who has also worked in Ukraine.
*Renault sees Russian market growing next year. BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France, Nov 28- R enault- Nissan will build a second engine with Russian partner AvtoVAZ and aims to overcome a decline in Lada sales in a market set to overtake Germany within two years, Renault's regional boss said on Thursday.
Americans mark Thanksgiving with travel, parades, shopping. NEW YORK- Americans gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, stuffing turkeys for family feasts, braving high winds and the bitter cold along parade routes and starting their holiday shopping one day earlier this year.
Editor: Maureen Bavdek +1 646-223-6200 Global Picture Desk:+ 65 6870 3775 Global Graphics Desk:+ 65 6870 3595. WASHINGTON- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, offering signs of a steady improvement in the labor market.
KIEV, Nov 27- Student Taras Zagorbenskyy jumped on a bus from western Ukraine as soon as he saw on a social networking site that others were gathering in Kiev to protest President Viktor Yanukovich's walking away from a landmark deal with the European Union.
MOSCOW, Nov 27- A Ukrainian bank has sought to restructure its Eurobonds, becoming the first casualty of jittery markets since President Viktor Yanukovich walked away last week from a free trade pact with the European Union.
TBILISI, Nov 27- Five years after it fought a war with Russia, Georgia is preparing to defy its former Soviet masters again by initialling an accord on strengthening ties with Europe.
KIEV, Nov 26- Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich said on Tuesday he would attend an EU summit this week, but, criticising the bloc for a' humiliating' financial aid offer, declared he would sign a free trade pact only when it suited Ukraine's interests.