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  • 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...

  • Norway's Statoil pushed into the red by oil prices Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 7:09 AM ET

    Oil major Statoil swung to a first quarter net loss on a writedown in the value of its U.S. shale business.

  • OSLO, April 27- A group of international investors is suing Norway in an attempt to overturn its decision to cut gas pipeline tariffs, arguing the fee reduction will cost them 15 billion crowns in lost earnings through 2028.. Challenging Norway's reputation as a predictable place to do business, investors including Allianz, UBS, the Abu Dhabi Investment...

  • And the world's happiest country is... Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 6:23 PM ET
    Alphorn players perform in Nendaz, Switzerland.

    Switzerland is the happiest place on Earth, thanks to its high performing GDP and healthy life expectancy rates of its citizens.

  • *Statoil cutting less in capex than any other major. OSLO, April 23- Norway's Statoil is cutting investments less than any other oil major this year, positioning for a crude price recovery but taking a risk should the slump be protracted. We are either euphoric or depressed, " Statoil Chief Economist Eirik Waerness said.

  • Norway says goodbye to FM radio Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 12:38 PM ET
    A general view of Stortinget, the Norwegian parliament in Oslo

    The government of Norway has announced a move to take FM radio totally digital and will complete the switch-off in 2017.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 23 Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    STOCKHOLM- Sweden's Riksbank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will participate in a seminar on pay formation that promotes the competitiveness of the manufacturing industry- 1135 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve issues the Beige Book of economic condition- 1800 GMT. WASHINGTON- Levy Economics Institute of Bard College holds 24th Annual Hyman P. Minsky...

  • *Marks& Spencer surges after posting a rise in sales. LONDON/ PARIS, April 2- European equity indexes closed broadly flat on Thursday as losses among metals and energy stocks offset sharp post-results gains in retailer Marks& Spencer. "There is likely to be some debate about how the... sales figure has been achieved in light of highly visible late-year promotional...

  • European shares tread water ahead of Easter break Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 10:05 AM ET

    LONDON 1/ 4 PARIS, April 2- European shares dipped on Thursday, trading in a tight range ahead of the Easter break, with Greece still at the forefront of investors' minds after its lenders said Athens needed to do more to unlock financial aid. European Union officials said more work was needed on new measures that Athens sent to its creditors on Wednesday.

  • LONDON 1/ 4 PARIS, April 2- European shares dipped on Thursday, trading in a tight range ahead of the Easter break, with Greece still at the forefront of investors' minds after its lenders said the country needed to do more to unlock financial aid. European Union officials said more work was needed on new measures that Athens sent to its creditors on Wednesday.

  • Gotta be brave to set up shop in these places Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 12:01 AM ET
    People attend Dutch National Tulip Day in front of the Royal Palace at Dam Square, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    Businesses can lower risk to their supply chains by setting up shop in these countries, a study says.

  • *Iran nuclear deal by Tuesday could bring more oil to market. NEW YORK, March 30- Oil prices fell for the second straight session on Monday as Iran and six world powers negotiated a deal for Tehran's nuclear program that could end Western sanctions, allowing the OPEC member to ship more crude into an already flooded market. "We're likely to stay jittery through the...

  • UPDATE 9-Oil eases as big powers negotiate with Iran Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 9:57 AM ET

    *More price falls seen as U.S. stocks are sold off- Barclays. LONDON, March 30- Oil prices slipped on Monday as officials from Iran and six world powers discussed a possible deal over Tehran's nuclear programme that could bring an end to sanctions and allow an increase in Iranian oil exports. "Regarding Iran, there are two possible outcomes: a framework deal or an...

  • *More price falls seen as U.S. stocks are sold off- Barclays. LONDON, March 30- Oil prices fell on Monday as officials from Iran and six world powers discussed a possible deal over Tehran's nuclear programme that could bring an end to sanctions and allow an increase in Iranian oil exports. "Regarding Iran, there are two possible outcomes: a framework deal or an extended...

  • *More price falls seen as U.S. stocks are sold off- Barclays. LONDON, March 30- Oil prices fell on Monday as officials from Iran and six world powers discussed a possible deal over Tehran's nuclear programme that could bring an end to sanctions and allow an increase in Iranian oil exports. "Regarding Iran, there are two possible outcomes: a framework deal or an extended...

  • Norges Bank not thinking of going negative Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Norges Bank not thinking of going negative

    Norway's Central Bank has surprised markets by keeping its rates on hold. Oystein Olsen, Governor of Norges Bank, discusses whether the bank would consider going into negative territory.

  • *Singapore generates 95 pct of power from natural gas. SINGAPORE, March 19- Singapore is taking steps to reduce its almost total reliance on fossil fuels in power generation by offering commercial customers the city-state's first dual solar and conventional electricity contract. The relatively high electricity price and falling solar costs have helped...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to March 31 Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane speaks at the BizClub lunch- 1350 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Sweden's Riksbank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will participate in an open hearing at the Riksdag Committee on Finance on the future development of cash handling- 0800 GMT. FRANKFURT- Germany's Bundesbank board member Carl-Ludwig Thiele to speak on "...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 30 Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England to publish minutes of its March policy meeting- 0930 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Bank and Finans Outlook 2015. Sweden's Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves and Sweden's Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson will attend. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure speaks at the ILF conference on "What is the Goal of the Capital Markets...

  • Rising U.S. crude oil stocks, an increase in Libyan oil production and the chance of an agreement between Iran and the West that could ease sanctions on the oil producer and boost its exports all pulled prices lower. "OPEC members are still staunchly producing... and demand from Europe and China are really struggling to pick up," said Kash Kamal, senior research...