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  • LONDON- Bank of England's Andrew Gracie speaks at financial services cyber security conference- 0805 GMT. MILAN, Italy- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to give opening remarks at T2S launch celebration- 1510 GMT. MILAN, Italy- European Central Bank Executive Board member Yves Mersch to give closing remarks at T2S launch celebration- 1700 GMT.

  • NEW YORK— The U.S. government is seeking to stop Electrolux from buying General Electric's appliance division, saying the combined company would dominate sales of ovens and other cooking-related kitchen appliances, especially to customers like home builders, property managers, hotels, and governments. General Electric Co. and Electrolux said they will...

  • July 1- U.S. Justice Department antitrust lawyers have opposed Electrolux AB's plan to buy General Electric Co's household appliance business, a source familiar with the investigation told Reuters. The deal would double Electrolux's U.S. sales, putting it on a par with larger rival Whirlpool Corp. "Electrolux and GE continue to work actively with the...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to July 13 Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England publishes financial stability report, followed by Governor Mark Carney's news conference- 0930 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Governing Council meeting. BERLIN- European Central Bank Governing Council member Jens Weidmann and Bundesbank Vice President Claudia Buch to participate in cabinet meeting of the federal...

  • China announces climate target for Paris deal Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 9:53 AM ET

    PARIS— Top carbon polluter China confirmed it will try to cap its rising emissions before 2030 while the U.S. and Brazil pledged to boost renewable energy sources in a series of announcements Tuesday in anticipation of a global climate pact in Paris. In a submission to the U.N., China repeated an earlier pledge to achieve a peak in emissions around 2030 and...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to July 10 Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens speaks at an event hosted by Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum- 0840 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England's Paul Fisher speaks at the Financial Times Future of Insurance event- 0840 GMT. VIENNA- European Central Bank Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny to give a keynote speech at "Raiffeisen...

  • Hanna Bouveng, 25, accused Benjamin Wey in an $850 million lawsuit of using his power as owner of New York Global Group to coerce her into four sexual encounters before firing her after discovering she had a boyfriend. Bouveng, who was raised in Vetlanda, Sweden, testified that soon after Wey hired her at New York Global Group, the CEO began a relentless quest to have...

  • Swedish woman's Wall Street dream led to $850M lawsuit Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 11:26 AM ET

    NEW YORK— She was a young woman from a tiny Swedish town who aspired to work on Wall Street. He was a married man from China who owned a Manhattan investment consulting firm. A jury is deciding the fate of a lawsuit in which 25- year-old Hanna Bouveng claims Benjamin Wey, chief executive officer of New York Global Group, degraded her sexually and then ruined her...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to July 9 Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    VIENNA- ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny to speak on "Investment Financing in Austria- Importance of investment offensive for Europe"- 0700 GMT. LONDON- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens speaks at an event hosted by Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum- 0840 GMT. VIENNA- ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny to give a...

  • Business events scheduled for the coming month Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 6:27 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for June, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for May, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases employment data for June, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage...

  • STOCKHOLM, June 25- Sweden's Hennes& Mauritz, the world's second-biggest fashion retailer, warned on Thursday it expects to suffer more in coming months from the impact of the strong U.S. dollar after rising sourcing costs dented quarterly profits. H&M, which has benefited from low-cost garment production in Asia to grow to 3,639 stores in 59 markets, said it...

  • H&M sees Q2 revenue increase by 21 percent Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 5:02 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM— Swedish budget fashion chain Hennes& Mauritz AB says its second-quarter revenue increased 21 percent to 45.9 billion kronor, despite an unusually cold spring in many of its European markets. CEO Karl-Johan Persson said Thursday the Stockholm- based group continued its expansion. Germany remains H&M's largest market, followed by the United States,...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to July 7 Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo participates in "Conversation on the Economy and Financial Regulation" before the Council on Foreign Relations- 1200 GMT. WINDSOR, Canada- Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri will give a speech to the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce- 1610 GMT. LAUSANNE, Switzerland- Swiss...

  • Business events scheduled for Thursday Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 1:42 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for May, 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m..

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 1:51 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases durable goods for May, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for May, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases first-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases personal income and...

  • Pope challenges world to clean up its filth Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 2:42 AM ET

    In "Laudato Si," Francis addressed "every living person on this planet," urging them to hear "both the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor" about the damage from "compulsive consumerism," waste and a single-minded pursuit of profit. Francis said he hoped his paper would lead both ordinary people in their daily lives and decision-makers at the Paris U.N. climate...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to July 2 Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    TOKYO- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso to deliver speech at annual meeting of trust associations- 0636 GMT. SAN FRANCISCO- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams gives policy speech before the National Bureau of Economic Research East Asian Seminar on Economics- 1540 GMT. PITTSBURGH, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 29 Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager speaks about "Politicization of Competition Policy" at the Chatham House event, meets UK finance minister George Osborne and UK business minister Sajid Javid. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Monetary Policy Meeting. BERNE- Swiss National Bank Monetary policy assessment- 0730 GMT.

  • *First well drilled with help of ExxonMobil. Sources told Reuters last week that the state oil producer would be forced to postpone drilling a second well in the Kara for at least two more years, a result of Western sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis. Rosneft, the world's top listed oil firm by output, drilled a first exploration well known as...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 26 Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    DUBLIN- Central Bank of Ireland Director of Policy and Risk Gerry Cross and European Commissioner for Financial Services Jonathan Hill speak at the FIBI International Banking Conference 2015. VIENNA- Austrian National Bank hosts conference on long-term perspectives for economic growth. Speakers:- European Central Bank Governing Council member Ewald...