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  • STOCKHOLM, Sept 7- For many Swedish businesses and prosperous households, years of falling taxes and reforms that put maids in middle class homes and fed a consumer boom in luxury cars and holidays in Asia may be drawing to a close.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 19 Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    AMELIA ISLAND, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser speaks on the economic outlook before the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers 137th Annual Convention- 1415 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane speaks to Society of Business Economists on "In Giving, How Much Do We Receive"- 1700 GMT.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Sept 19 Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    DALLAS- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks before the U.S. India Chamber of Commerce- Dallas/Fort-Worth- 0015 GMT. BOSTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks before the New Hampshire and Vermont Bankers Associations Annual Conference in Boston- 1945 GMT.

  • NEW YORK/ STOCKHOLM, Sept 4- Sweden's Electrolux AB is near a deal to buy General Electric Co's iconic appliance business for more than $2.5 billion, in a move that would significantly expand its reach in North America, people familiar with the matter said. Representatives for GE and Electrolux declined to comment.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 18 Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 3:56 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks before an Economic Club of Pittsburgh luncheon- 1545 GMT. LONDON- Central Bank of Peru Governor Julio Velarde speaks about monetary policy and macroeconomic stability at an event devoted to promoting investment in the country.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sept 17 Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    PITTSBURGH, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks before an Economic Club of Pittsburgh luncheon- 1545 GMT. LONDON- Central Bank of Peru Governor Julio Velarde speaks about monetary policy and macroeconomic stability at an event devoted to promoting investment in the country.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sept 10 Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    LJUBLJANA- Bled Strategic Forum 2014 in Slovenia.

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Sep 10 Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    LUGANO, Switzerland- Swiss National Bank Vice President Jean-Pierre Danthine speaks at the UBS Session: The Role of Finance in Society- 1130 GMT. LJUBLJANA- Bled Strategic Forum 2014 in Slovenia.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 6 Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Speakers:- Polish National Bank Governor Marek Belka, Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen and ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny. ATHENS- French Former Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici is expected to meet Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos and Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis.

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Sept 5 Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Speakers:- Polish National Bank Governor Marek Belka, Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen and ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny. LUGANO, Switzerland- Swiss National Bank Vice President Jean-Pierre Danthine speaks at the UBS Session: The Role of Finance in Society- 1130 GMT. LJUBLJANA- Bled Strategic Forum 2014 in Slovenia.

  • STOCKHOLM, Aug 24- Johan and Alejandra are the kind of Swedes the IMF has been warning about- piling up debt to keep up with an ever-rising property market and fund a lifestyle of travel, maids and nights out. The couple plan to buy a flat in Stockholm for 5 to 6 million Swedish crowns, initially with an interest-only bank loan, among other spending plans.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 5 Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    JACKSON HOLE, United States- Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and Central Bank of Brazil Governor Alexandre Antonio Tombini take part in a panel discussion on "Labor markets and monetary policy" at Kansas Fed's annual Jackson Hole symposium.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 3 Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    GUELPH- Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver will speak to reporters before a business roundtable in Guelph, Ontario- 1800 GMT. WYOMING, United States- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to speak on "Reevaluating Labor Market Dynamics" in Jackson Hole, Wyoming- 1830 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Meeting of the General Council of the Riksbank.

  • *Volvo to start exporting cars from China in 2015. *Volvo to launch new sedan for mainly U.S., China markets.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Aug 23 Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Board Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, Bank for International Settlements Chief Economist Claudio Borio, Sveriges Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves and Deputy Governor Karolina Ekholm will attend.

  • STOCKHOLM, Aug 7- Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company said on Thursday it was buying a 10 percent stake in Rocket Internet for 333 million euros in cash, valuing the German internet firm and potential IPO candidate at 3.3 billion euros.

  • STOCKHOLM, July 30- Sweden's economy grew less than forecast in the second quarter, as exports were virtually flat, preliminary data showed, reinforcing expectations that interest rates will remain close to zero for at least another 12 months.

  • *Russia accused by West of arming rebels in Ukraine. MOSCOW, July 29- Vladimir Putin risks becoming an international pariah over the Ukraine crisis but the Russian president is battening down the hatches for the gathering economic and political storm.

  • BERLIN, July 23- For lawmaker Jan van Aken, little symbolizes more potently all that he finds indefensible about Germany's arms exports than the German and French-made anti-tank missile that he was shown in northern Syria. From its serial number, he believes the 1970 s MILAN rocket was sold legitimately by France to then Syrian leader Hafez al-Assad.

  • *American cancels flight from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv. July 22- U.S. air carriers Delta Air Lines, American Airlines Group and United Airlines on Tuesday halted flights to Israel under directions from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to ensure passenger safety as turmoil in the region has intensified.