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  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 12 Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    SARASOTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Executive Vice President David Altig and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Senior Vice President Mine Yucel participate in "The Economic Outlook, Monetary Policy and Energy: Thoughts from Federal Reserve Research Directors" event hosted by the New College of Florida and the Global Interdependence...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 11 Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    FAIRFAX, United States- Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo speaks on "Advancing Macroprudential Policy Objectives" before the Office of Financial Research and Financial Stability Oversight Council 4th Annual Conference: Evaluating Macroprudential Tools: Complementarities and Conflicts "- 1745 GMT. SARASOTA, United States- Federal Reserve...

  • Electrolux swings to profit despite sagging income in US Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:48 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM— Home appliance maker Electrolux swung to a profit in the fourth quarter, citing cost cuts and rising sales. Electrolux said cost cuts boosted income in Europe and Asia while U.S. operations were hurt by new energy standards for fridges and freezers. Last year Electrolux announced it was buying the appliance business of General Electric for $3.3...

  • H&M posts rise in quarterly profit, plans 400 new stores Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:04 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM— Swedish fashion retailer Hennes& Mauritz says its earnings rose by 12 percent in the fourth quarter, boosted by expansion in the United States and China. The fast-expanding company opened 379 stores last year, and plans to open about 400 more this year, mostly in the U.S. and China but also in new markets including India, South Africa, Peru, Taiwan and Macau.

  • Ericsson Q4 profits hit by decline in North America Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 3:04 AM ET

    HELSINKI— Wireless equipment maker Ericsson's fourth-quarter fell by more than a third, with strong growth in Middle East, Europe and Asia offset by a decline in North America. The Stockholm- based company says that despite strong growth in consumer demand and data traffic in North America, operator investments had slowed and that it expects the broadband...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 10 Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    DAVOS, Switzerland- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney to take part in panel discussion on "The Global Economic Outlook"- 1500 GMT. **DUSSELDORF, Germany- Deutsche Bundesbank board member Joachim Nagel speaks at the annual conference of the German-Chinese Economy, organized by Handelsblatt and HSBC- 1400 GMT. LUXEMBOURG- Central Bank of Luxembourg Governor and...

  • The Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase ranked 300 major cities worldwide for economic performance last year.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 5 Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    EDINBURGH, Scotland- Bank of England monetary policy committee member David Miles gives a speech at University of Edinburgh on "What can monetary policy do?" LONDON- Bank of England regulator Paul Fisher speaks at the Westminster Business Forum Insurance event- 0925 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England regulator Andrew Gracie gives speech at cyber-security conference...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 3 Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will preside over an open session of the Financial Stability Oversight Council at the Treasury Department. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen participates in open session of the Financial Stability Oversight Council meeting- 1930 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England will release the minutes from its January policy meeting-...

  • Elder statesman of Sweden's Wallenberg dynasty dies Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 7:57 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM, Jan 19- Peter Wallenberg, the elder statesman of Sweden's business dynasty, died on Monday, the family investment foundation said. Peter Wallenberg, who was 88, had been chairman of the family's listed investment vehicle Investor from 1982 to 1997. More recently he had stepped back from day-to-day business activities. Peter Wallenberg has passed...

  • STOCKHOLM— Peter Wallenberg, the former head of a Swedish financial dynasty sometimes compared to the Rockefellers, has died. He also served on the board of wireless equipment maker Ericsson, appliance maker Electrolux, engineering firm Atlas Copco and other Swedish companies. Peter Wallenberg was born in Stockholm in 1926 to Marcus Wallenberg and his...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Jan 30 Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    ATLANTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart gives welcome remarks and speaks on " Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's CED Programs and Financial Literacy Programs" before the HOPE Global Forum- 1350 GMT. DUBLIN- The Central Bank of Ireland, Center for Economic Policy Research and International Monetary Fund are organizing a...

  • DETROIT, Jan 15- Sweden's Volvo Car Group, set to start shipping Chinese-produced midsize sedans for sale in the United States later this year, may add additional export markets in the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere, Chief Executive Hakan Samuelsson said. Volvo earlier this week announced that the unit of China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co plans to...

  • Spotify clocks 15 million subscribers Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 4:01 PM ET

    Jan 12- Online music streaming service Spotify said on Monday it had 15 million subscribers and 60 million active users at the end of 2014.. Stockholm- based Spotify, which sparked speculation related to an IPO after it re-advertised a job for a regulatory filings expert in August, provides free on-demand music or ad-free tunes for paying customers.

  • Both moves would be significant for the auto industry and Volvo's parent, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. So far, global automakers have chosen not to ship vehicles made in China to the U.S. market in any significant numbers, and efforts by Chinese automakers to export vehicles to the United States have foundered. Volvo is also behind rivals BMW and Mercedes in...

  • REUTERS-BUSINESSS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1600 GMT/11 AM ET Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 11:05 AM ET

    Nebraska Supreme Court backs Keystone XL pipeline route. WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters)- A divided Nebraska Supreme Court approves a route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline across the state and clears the way for President Barack Obama to settle the politically charged issue. ( USA- KEYSTONE/), moving shortly, by Aruna Viswanatha and Patrick Rucker, 520 words).

  • *Sweden, other Nordics, lead shift to cashless society. Helped by wide use of computers even among the elderly, broad trust in the state and big business and only small black economies, people in Sweden and neighbouring countries are fast embracing cards, the Internet and apps for financial transactions, and forsaking notes and coins. Sweden, home of music...

  • Scandinavian economies face triple threat Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 9:24 AM ET

    Falling oil prices and deflation are weighing on Norway and Sweden respectively, while Finland has been hit by the recession in Russia.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Jan 21 Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England announces interest rate decision- 1200 GMT. MINNEAPOLIS- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota participates in a Public Town Hall Forum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis- 0100 GMT. RICHMOND, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker discusses the economic outlook...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Jan 19 Sunday, 4 Jan 2015 | 8:03 PM ET

    BOSTON- San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams will be present at the panel discussion on housing, unemployment and monetary policy- 1300 GMT. CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans participates in conversation, "Role and Impact of Monetary Policy in an Uncertain Economy" with Lars Peter Hansen of the University...