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  • *Analysts slash Brent 2015 price forecasts by $9.60. *Brent seen averaging $93.70, WTI $88.00 in 2015. Reuters monthly poll of 31 economists and analysts said Brent was likely to stay below $100 a barrel for the next two years, averaging $93.70 in 2015 and $96.00 in 2016..

  • *Fund to apply soon to invest more in China- CEO. OSLO, Oct 29- Norway's $860- billion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, booked a flat return in the third quarter as it was dragged down by weak European stocks, foremost among them embattled retailer Tesco. "It is clear that our investment in the British company Tesco has performed particularly poorly in the...

  • INSIGHT-Sanctions bind Russia's energy elite to Putin Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 29- An offer by Gazprom to help rival Rosneft salvage an Arctic oil project shows how tightly sanctions have bound Russia's political and business elite together in the Ukraine crisis- an unintended consequence of the West's punitive measures. Some Gazprom executives now say this month's little noticed proposal to loan Rosneft a drilling rig was "...

  • OSLO, Oct 28- Big oil and gas finds in waters along Europe's northern edge may remain undeveloped now that oil prices have dropped, keeping potential supply of over a billion barrels of oil equivalent out of the market for the foreseeable future. Projects such as Statoil's $15.5 billion Johan Castberg in the Barents Sea and smaller finds by Shell, OMV and others...

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Nov 10 Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Treasury acting Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions Amias Gerety participates in panel discussion at the Third Annual Cyber Security Summit of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in Washington- 1405 GMT. PARIS- ECB governing council member and Bank of France Governor Christian Noyer speaks at the French Senate's finance commission- 1345 GMT.

  • Western solar panel makers see surge in U.S. demand Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    Germany's biggest solar panel maker SolarWorld said on Monday around half of its panels were currently been snapped up by U.S. customers. The United States in July set new import duties on solar products from China and Taiwan after the Commerce Department found that solar panels and cells were being sold too cheaply on the U.S. market. SolarWorld, which normally...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 6 Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    FRANKFURT- Deutsche Bundesbank Board Member Andreas Dombret to give press conference at the Bundesbank in Frankfurt- 1200 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Vice-president Vitor Constancio and Supervisory Board Chair Daniele Nouy to hold a press conference on the results of the Comprehensive Assessment- 1030 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Minouche Shafik...

  • *Paves the way for U.N. talks in Paris next year. The EU's 2030 goal should inject momentum ahead of a U.N. summit to be hosted by Paris in 2015 to seek a global pact on curbing climate change. Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, tweeted the decision gave "valuable momentum for Paris 2015".

  • *Paves the way for U.N. talks in Paris next year. The EU's 2030 goal should inject momentum ahead of a U.N. summit to be hosted by Paris in 2015 to seek a global pact on curbing climate change. Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, tweeted the decision gave "valuable momentum for Paris 2015.".

  • *Equities fall on confirmed case of Ebola in New York. *Saudi Arabia supply to market fell in September. LONDON, Oct 24- Brent crude fell oil to around $86 a barrel on Friday after a confirmed case of Ebola in New York raised fears that travel restrictions could trim jet fuel demand, and poor economic growth expectations weighed on projected oil demand.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 5 Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    MILAN, Italy- ECB Executive Board member Peter Praet speaks at the International Banking Conference "Structural changes in the banking sector" organized by Bocconi University- 0820 GMT. FRANKFURT- Deutsche Bundesbank Board Member Andreas Dombret to give press conference at the Bundesbank in Frankfurt- 1200 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor...

  • DUBAI, Oct 23- Saudi Arabia supplied less crude oil to the market in September than a month earlier, an industry source said on Thursday, at a time when some OPEC members are calling on the top oil exporter to cut back output to lift prices. Crude supplies from the OPEC heavyweight fell by some 328,000 barrels per day, to 9.36 million bpd in September, from 9.688 million...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 4 Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Treasury Under Secretary David Cohen speaks on "Disrupting ISIL's Money Trail" before the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington- 1400 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent gives a speech on monetary policy outlook to Society of Business Economists- 0805 GMT. OTTAWA- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Senior...

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Nov 3 Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board holds open meeting to discuss a final rulemaking requiring sponsors of securitization transactions to retain risk in those transactions- 1930 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England publishes minutes of latest Monetary Policy Committee meeting. OTTAWA- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn...

  • SINGAPORE/ PARIS, Oct 22- From Scandinavia to Southeast Asia, low-cost airlines have ordered record numbers of planes in recent years, redefining the jet industry. Between them, Indonesia's Lion Air, Malaysia's AirAsia and Norwegian Air Shuttle have ordered more than 1,400 Airbus and Boeing jets, worth about $140 billion at current list prices.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1900 GMT / 3:00 PM ET Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 3:01 PM ET

    LONDON- A series of Reuters interviews with officials, bankers and others involved in the European Central Bank's financial inspection of the euro zone's biggest banks show that in the seven months since it began, the ECB has had to shoot down countless pleas from banks and national supervisors for special treatment. STOCKHOLM/ OSLO/ COPENHAGEN- When it comes to...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Oct 31 Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    BOSTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks before the "Inequality of Economic Opportunity in the United States" conference in Boston- 1230 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe and ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio discuss bank regulation- 1045 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell...

  • *Fighting in Iraq raises political risk. LONDON, Oct 17- Brent crude oil rose above $86 a barrel on Friday, bouncing from near four-year lows as investors bought back into a market they said was oversold, and as fighting in Iraq increased political risk. "Prices have likely overshot to the downside," said Jeffrey Currie, head of oil analysis at Goldman Sachs.

  • LONDON, Oct 17- Brent crude rose more than a dollar to above $87 a barrel on Friday, bouncing from near four-year lows as investors bought back into a market they said was oversold in the short term. "Prices have likely overshot to the downside," said Jeffrey Currie, head of oil analysis at Goldman Sachs. Brent for December was up $1.20 at $87.02 a barrel by 1000 GMT, but was...

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 0830 GMT / 4.30 AM ET Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 5:02 AM ET

    LONDON- World stocks hit a nine-month low but oil and southern European bonds are off their week's lows, as investors begin to dust themselves off after one of the most volatile spells in world markets in years. LONDON- The Bank of England may need to keep interest rates lower for longer than previously thought to reduce the chance of Britain's economy slipping...