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  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1230 GMT / 8.30 AM ET Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    WARSAW/ PARIS- French President Francois Hollande plans to raise concerns about a possible $10 billion- plus U.S. fine on BNP Paribas that he considers disproportionate with U.S. counterpart Barack Obama.

  • Swedish car safety pioneer Autoliv bucks margin trend Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM, June 4- Based in high-cost Sweden and serving a global auto industry notorious for forcing down prices, Autoliv, the world's top car safety equipment maker, still achieves margins that some of its customers and rivals can only dream of.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to June 19 Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    The leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, the United States, European Council President and European Commission President will attend. LONDON- 2014 IIF Spring Membership Meeting.

  • UPDATE 2-Russia, Ukraine hope for gas deal this week Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    *Gazprom delayed switching Kiev to prepayment. MOSCOW, June 3- Russia and Ukraine signalled on Tuesday they hope to resolve a dispute by the end of this week over billions of dollars in unpaid gas bills that threatens supplies to Europe and is stoking their political conflict.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to June 18 Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    OSLO- Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen gives a lecture at the Historical Museum on the occasion of the exhibition "The heavy baggage" that marks Constitution Bicentennial 1814-2014. VILNIUS- Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania's central bank governors to meet in Lithuania. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia holds interest rate meeting- 0430 GMT.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to June 12 Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    MADRID- Bank of Spain Governor Luis Maria Linde to open economist conference in Madrid- 0800 GMT. CLEVELAND, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Sandra Pianalto speaks before the Inflation, Monetary Policy, and the Public conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland- 1230 GMT.

  • KIEV, May 27- Ukraine raised the stakes in a dispute with Russia over gas supplies on Tuesday, saying Russian state-controlled company Gazprom owed Kiev natural gas worth around $1 billion which it had "stolen" when Moscow annexed Crimea.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to June 10 Monday, 26 May 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    Speakers:- Swiss Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, former Austrian Finance Minister Maria Fekter and IMF's Chief of World Economic Studies Division in Research Department Thomas Helbling. TOKYO- Bank of Japan releases the minutes of its April policy-setting meeting- 2350 GMT.

  • STOCKHOLM, May 21- World number two truck maker Volvo posted a surprise drop in deliveries of its trucks in April on weaker demand in South America, where shipments fell twice as much as expected.

  • Banks vie for fees as Nordic deal scene ignites Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 5:39 AM ET

    *Nordics increase share of Europe's M&A, listings. STOCKHOLM, May 15- Scandinavia has become a hot spot in Europe's corporate dealmaking scene this year, almost doubling its share of merger and acquisition activity and listing more companies than anywhere but Britain.

  • BRUSSELS, May 13- Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk urged Russia on Tuesday not to use natural gas as a "weapon" against his country, and accused Moscow of seizing tens of billions of dollars' worth of its assets and energy resources in Crimea.

  • *Over 90 pct of Scania shareholders accept buyout offer. HANOVER, Germany/ STOCKHOLM, May 13- Volkswagen's 6.7 billion euro offer for its Swedish trucks arm Scania has been accepted by minority shareholders, a big step in the German automaker's plan to create a trucks alliance to compete in global markets.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to May 26 Monday, 12 May 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on the economic outlook before the American Business Group of Riyadh- 0430 GMT.

  • May 12- Biogen Idec Inc and partner Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB on Monday said they will donate hemophilia drugs for use in developing nations in quantities large enough to treat tens of thousands of patients over the next decade.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to May 20 Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    BERLIN- WDR Europa Forum 2014 on "What kind of Europe do we want? Speakers:- German Chancellor Angela Merkel, EU Commission President Barroso, IMF Director Christine Lagarde, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and European Parliament President Martin Schulz.

  • KIEV, May 7- A gas price dispute with Russia must be resolved by June so Ukraine can guarantee stable flows to Europe and avoid a new gas war, Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuri Prodan said.

  • *Ukraine prepared to pay if Russia lowers its gas price. WARSAW, May 2- Russia on Friday threatened to cut natural gas supplies to Ukraine in June if it receives no prepayment in an escalating row between Moscow, Ukraine and the European Union over energy supplies.

  • LONDON, April 30- Transatlantic exchange operator Nasdaq OMX has lowered clearing fees and expanded the list of assets that can be used as collateral at its Nordic clearing house after the business was authorised under new European Union rules.

  • *Mylan offering 145 SEK/ share for Sweden's Meda. NEW YORK/ STOCKHOLM, April 25- U.S. generic drugmaker Mylan has made a new and improved bid for Meda valuing its Swedish rival at around $9 billion including debt, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.

  • *Mylan offering 145 SEK/ share for Sweden's Meda. NEW YORK/ STOCKHOLM, April 25- U.S. generic drugmaker Mylan has made a new and improved bid for Meda valuing its Swedish rival at more than $9 billion, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.