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  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1630 GMT /11:30 AM ET Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama might be open to using the Keystone pipeline as leverage with Republicans if they cooperate on other aspects of his long-stalled domestic agenda, such as investing in infrastructure, closing tax loopholes or reducing carbon emissions. U.S. regulator seeks nationwide recall of Takata air bags. WASHINGTON- The U.S. auto...

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1600 GMT /11:00 AM ET Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama might be open to using the Keystone pipeline as leverage with Republicans if they cooperate on other aspects of his long-stalled domestic agenda, such as investing in infrastructure, closing tax loopholes or reducing carbon emissions. WASHINGTON- The U.S. auto safety regulator has told Japanese supplier Takata Corp and...

  • Volvo Cars plots U.S. resurgence with model overhaul Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    Strong growth in China and more modest gains in Europe have helped Volvo grow sales for 16 straight months. Volvo, bought by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. from Ford Motor Co. in 2010, said it expected to reach its sales target "in the medium term" and sought to dispel doubts it had a future in the vast U.S. market. Volvo Chief Executive Hakan Samuelsson believes...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Dec 2 Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York First Vice President Christine Cumming speaks before the ClearingHouse Annual Conference Payment System Risk Symposium- 1830 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England will release the minutes from its November policy meeting- 0930 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Minouche Shafik will be present at the parliament's...

  • PARIS, Nov 18- Ethiopia has told Chinese telecoms firm ZTE Corp it risked losing part of its deal worth $800 million to expand the nation's network because of differences over costs of upgrading existing systems, an Ethiopian minister and executive said. The deal last year with monopoly state-run operator Ethio Telecom was part of a $1.6 billion package, split...

  • *The gas row unnerved Europe- Ukraine key transit point. EU officials worked out a deal two weeks ago under which Ukraine would pay Moscow $1.45 billion towards what it owed for gas supplies to ease a standoff over prices- and lift the threat to Europe, which relies on Ukraine as a key transit point for fuel. But Russia has insisted that Ukraine must also pay for future...

  • STOCKHOLM, Nov 13- Banks whose capital fell short in recent European Central Bank health checks have handed in plans to plug these gaps and will receive the ECB's assessment by the end of the year, an ECB policymaker said on Thursday. "We have received these plans... on Nov 10, and are now in the process of thoroughly checking them with the aim to provide banks with an...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 26 Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives welcome remarks before the European Central Bank, Federal Reserve Board, and Federal Reserve Bank of New York Conference: Global Research Forum on International Macroeconomics and Finance- 1745 GMT. STANFORD- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks on the oil boom in...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 24 Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    STOCKHOLM- Sveriges Riksbank will release the minutes of October monetary policy meeting- 0830 GMT. WELLINGTON- Reserve Bank of New Zealand releases Financial Stability Report, which assesses the soundness and efficiency of the New Zealand financial system- 2000 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Sweden Financial Stability Council meeting.

  • STOCKHOLM, Nov 9- Sweden's new centre-left government and its financial authorities are under huge pressure when they meet on Tuesday to tackle a mountain of household debt that is casting a long shadow over one of Europe's few economic bright spots. Adding to the problem: Sweden has built too few houses for the last 20 years and its capital Stockholm is one of...

  • *Swedish Match looks to expand snus in U.S. market. But the future for main manufacturer Swedish Match may hinge on efforts to convince U.S. authorities these small pouches, banned on health grounds in the rest of the European Union, are less harmful than most other tobacco products. "It could potentially be an important catalyst," Swedish Match CEO Lars Dahlgren...

  • LONDON, Nov 6- Shipping services that support Russia's attempts to extract oil from remote parts of the Arctic will run into difficulties as banks scale back energy financing due to Western sanctions, increasing transport costs for the frontier sector. Sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States and European Union over Ukraine have targeted the...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 19 Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans gives welcome remarks before "The New International Financial System: Analyzing the Cumulative Impact of Regulatory Reform" conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Bank of England- 1540 GMT. CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans gives...

  • *Russia, Ukraine agreed last week on gas supply deal. LONDON, Nov 5- The sticking plaster Russia- Ukraine gas payment deal will unpeel in March with the intensity of the likely next row dependent on a judgement from a legal panel in Sweden. Last week, talks between Russia and Ukraine brokered by the European Commission led to a temporary agreement on a gas price, a debt...

  • *Russia, Ukraine agreed last week on gas supply deal. LONDON, Nov 5- The sticking plaster Russia- Ukraine gas payment deal will unpeel in March with the intensity of the likely next row dependent on a judgment from a legal panel in Sweden. Last week, talks between Russia and Ukraine brokered by the European Commission led to a temporary agreement on a gas price, a debt...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 18 Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker speaks at the "Committing to Financial Stability" before the "Financial Stability after Dodd Frank: Have We Ended Too Big to Fail?" VIRGINIA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks on "Clarifying the Objectives of Monetary Policy" before...

  • KIEV, Nov 4- Ukrainian state energy firm Naftogaz said on Tuesday it had transferred $1.45 billion to Russia's Gazprom, the first tranche of debt repayment required by an agreement that will see Moscow resume gas supplies to its ex-Soviet neighbour. Last week Moscow, Kiev and the European Union clinched a deal in Brussels that would restart supplies of Russian...

  • Exchanges including Nasdaq, Intercontinental Exchange Inc's New York Stock Exchange, Bats Global Markets and CHX Holdings Inc's Chicago Stock Exchange said they deserve "absolute immunity" because they regulate themselves, and that only the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission could review the plaintiffs' claims. A co-defendant, Barclays Plc, said the...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 17 Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia holds interest rate meeting- 0330 GMT. LONDON- Developing Markets Association hosts UK-Albania Trade& Investment Forum. LIMA- Sveriges Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves will participate in a meeting on "Global Banking Standards and Regulatory and Supervisory Priorities in the Americas."

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Nov 14 Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher speaks on "Preparing to Normalize Monetary Policy" before a Shadow Open Market Committee meeting sponsored by the Manhattan Institute for Public Policy Research- 1740 GMT. CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans gives welcome and opening remarks before the "...