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  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1230 GMT / 8.30 AM ET Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    LONDON- European shares slip and the euro hit a one-week low as reports that at least 11 banks could fail a region-wide financial health check this weekend offset hopes of corporate bond buying by the ECB. MADRID/ VIENNA- The European Central Bank cautions against speculation over the outcome of its stress tests after a media report says at least 11 banks have...

  • *Russia agrees to supply Ukraine with 5 bcm gas to March 31. Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission moved towards an agreement in late September and made further progress at the weekend. Russia cut off gas supply to Ukraine in mid-June following more than two years of disagreement over the price and after relations between the two countries deteriorated...

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1900 GMT / 3:00 PM ET Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 3:01 PM ET

    LONDON- A series of Reuters interviews with officials, bankers and others involved in the European Central Bank's financial inspection of the euro zone's biggest banks show that in the seven months since it began, the ECB has had to shoot down countless pleas from banks and national supervisors for special treatment. STOCKHOLM/ OSLO/ COPENHAGEN- When it comes to...

  • Ukraine says it's agreed interim gas price with Russia Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | 5:06 PM ET

    KIEV, Oct 18- Ukraine's and Russia's leaders have reached a preliminary agreement on a price for gas supplies this winter but Kiev may need international help to pay, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday. Poroshenko met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Milan on Friday to discuss the conflict in Ukraine's eastern regions, where...

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 15- Sweden's SKF, the world's biggest bearings maker, reported signs of weakness in European markets and said it would run down inventories further in the coming months in the face of expected flat group-wide demand in the fourth quarter. This week the German government slashed its growth forecasts for this year and next and for a company like SKF,...

  • OSLO, Oct 13- IKEA Group, the world's biggest furniture retailer, may introduce an internal carbon emissions price to help its drive to protect the environment and create a "new and better" company, chief executive Peter Agnefjall said. After attending a U.N. summit on climate change in New York on Sept. 23, Agnefjall said the Swedish furniture giant will consider...

  • KIEV, Oct 8- Kiev may appeal to the Stockholm court of arbitration to fix a temporary price for Russian gas and conditions for deliveries to Ukraine if an interim gas deal is not reached soon with Russia, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday. The European Union is trying to broker a deal to resolve a standoff between the two countries after...

  • *Sweden set for shift in foreign policy with new government. STOCKHOLM, Oct 7- Sweden's decision to recognize the Palestine state- without formally consulting its allies- may herald a wider foreign policy shift that has at its heart the aim of asserting a new diplomatic weight around the world. Until now Sweden, under a center-right government, has been close to...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Oct 15 Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    KRISTIANSAND, Norway- Norges Bank Deputy Governor Jon Nicolaisen and Norges Bank Investment Management Chief Risk Officer Jan Thomsen address Norges Bank's regional network in Kristiansand. STOCKHOLM- Sweden's central bank Governor Stefan Ingves will hold a presentation for the Swedish Center for Business and Policy Studies/SIFR Finance panel.

  • Sept 23- Japanese auto parts maker Yazaki Corp has agreed to pay $76 million to U.S. car buyers to settle civil price-fixing claims in Michigan federal court, attorneys for the buyers said on Tuesday.

  • KIEV, Sept 23- The European Commission will propose that Russia and Ukraine sign an interim gas agreement in Berlin as a step towards resolving their long-standing row over gas prices, Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Tuesday.

  • KIEV- EUROPEAN COMMISSION SUGGESTS RUSSIA, UKRAINE SIGN INTERIM AGREEMENT ON GAS BEFORE RULING OF ARBITRATION COURT IN STOCKHOLM- OETTINGER.

  • STOCKHOLM, Sept 18- Ericsson, the world's biggest mobile network equipment maker, is winding down its modem business, shutting a loss-making unit with the departure of about 1,000 staff.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Sept 30 Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    DALLAS- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher moderates panel, "Perspectives on the Fed's Role in International Crises" before a conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas- 2100 GMT.

  • BERLIN, Sept 17- Oliver Samwer and his brothers Marc and Alexander are on the brink of becoming Germany's newest billionaires with the flotations of Rocket Internet and the European online fashion site Zalando it helped launch in 2008..

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sept 29 Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    STOCKHOLM- Sveriges Riksbank will release the minutes of September monetary policy meeting- 0730 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Sweden Central Bank Deputy Governor Martin Floden speaks on the topic "The economic situation and my views on monetary policy"- 0900 GMT.

  • STOCKHOLM, Sept 15- Microsoft Corp said on Monday it has agreed to acquire Stockholm- based games developer Mojang and the company's wildly popular Minecraft video game franchise for $2.5 billion.

  • STOCKHOLM, Sept 15- Shrugging off scandal and condemnation from their political rivals, the far right Sweden Democrats have more than doubled their vote to hold the balance of power in their country- cementing immigration worries into mainstream political debate.

  • Europe shares rise as M&A fever boosts brewers Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 8:08 AM ET

    *Report AB InBev seeking financing for SABMiller deal. PARIS, Sept 15- European shares rose around midday on Monday, led by a sharp rally in brewers such as SABMiller and Heineken sparked by M&A activity in the sector.

  • Adrian Rogstad, country risk analyst at IHS, says the increase in popularity of far-right support was due to an "anti-establishment vote".