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WASHINGTON— National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for March, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases new home sales for March, 10 a.m..
*Sector facing multi-billion-dollar funding shortfall. LONDON, April 17- Shipping companies are turning to equity markets to fill a growing funding gap, betting that investors hungry for decent returns will provide capital to a sector recovering from its worst downturn since the 1980 s. Avance Gas listed this week in Oslo.
TOKYO- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at the Japan Trust Banks Association- 0615 GMT. LJUBLJANA- Slovenia Finance Minister Uros Cufer speaks at a business conference on the European and Slovenian banking sector- 0700 GMT.
BRUSSELS, April 15- European trucks will be transformed to make driver cabs more aerodynamic, cutting emissions and improving safety, under new rules backed by EU politicians on Tuesday that could divide the industry due to the cost.
Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke visits India. CANBERRA, Australia- RBA Assistant Governor Guy Debelle speaks to the Economic Society of Australia in Canberra- 0230 GMT. DUBLIN- Irish financial regulator Cyril Roux speaks at conference on' The Future of Prudential Regulation'- 0900 GMT.
WASHINGTON- ECB Governing Council member Jens Weidmann and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble to hold a national press conference in Washington- 1730 GMT.
KIEV, April 11- Ukraine said on Friday it would turn to Europe for gas and won a promise of help from Brussels after Russia warned it could cut supplies over Kiev's refusal to pay Moscow's "political, uneconomic price" for supplies.
*Plenty of room to grow in France, Spain. OSLO, April 11- High-flying Norwegian media and classifieds firm Schibsted plans to keep expanding and sees a shift to mobile platforms as the advertising sector's next transformation, its chief executive said.
KIEV, April 11- Ukraine hopes to buy gas from Europe to shore up its energy security, fearful Russia will cut gas supplies over Kiev's refusal to pay Moscow's "political, uneconomic price" for supplies, its energy minister said on Friday.
STOCKHOLM— A Swedish district court has ordered Sony Mobile Communications to pay 300,000 Swedish kronor worth of royalties to Swedish musicians following a dispute over the classification of a mobile phone.
PHILADELPHIA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser speaks before the "Enhancing Prudential Standards in Financial Regulations" conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia- 1845 GMT.
DONETSK, Ukraine— Pro-Russian activists barricaded inside a government building in eastern Ukraine proclaimed the region independent Monday and called for a referendum on seceding from Ukraine— an ominous echo of the events that led to Russia's annexation of Crimea.
*Ukraine in emergency talks with Europe to boost supplies. KIEV, April 5- Ukraine will take Russia to an arbitration court if talks fail to bring about a cut in natural gas prices, Energy Minister Yuri Prodan said on Saturday.
*Deal could have created a $24 billion generic drugs group. STOCKHOLM, April 4- Sweden's Meda AB said on Friday it had rejected a takeover approach by U.S. generic drugmaker Mylan Inc, scuppering a potential deal to create a combined company worth around $24 billion.
*Deal could create a $23 billion drug company. STOCKHOLM, April 4- Shares in drug maker Meda AB were halted on Friday following a media report that Mylan Inc is looking to acquire its smaller Swedish rival in a move that would create a $23 billion company.
*Pimco performance, governance issues worry Allianz owners. FRANKFURT, April 4- Several of the biggest investors in Allianz are pressing the German insurer to step up oversight of its California asset management unit Pimco and one is considering the unusual step of going public with its concerns at a shareholder meeting in May.
*Deal could create a $23 billion drug company. *Meda confirms has had initial talks with Mylan- report. STOCKHOLM, April 4- Generic drug maker Mylan Inc is looking to buy Swedish rival Meda AB in a deal that would create a $23 billion pharmaceutical company, the Financial Times reported.
LONDON, April 3- Global private equity firm KKR has bought $150 million worth of shipping loans from two European banks amid a surge of interest in the industry as world trade in goods picks up along with the global economy.
FRANKFURT- ECB President Mario Draghi speaks at the award ceremony of the Generation Euro Competition organized by the ECB in Frankfurt- 1400 GMT. LONDON- UK Finance minister George Osborne speaks to Treasury Committee in House of Commons, on his budget- 0900 GMT.
CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives welcome remarks before the Homer Jones Memorial Lecture event- 2100 GMT.