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  • DIARY - Top economic Events to July 8 Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    MELBOURNE, Australia- RBA Deputy Governor Philip Lowe speaks at a conference on "Strengthening the G20's Accountability and Effectiveness"- 0300 GMT. FRANKFURT- Bundesbank board member Carl-Ludwig Thiele gives update on Single Euro Payments Area- 0900 GMT.

  • DHAKA, June 24- It took Western safety inspectors only about an hour to tour a factory the size of three football fields before ordering a partial shutdown of Sonia& Sweaters Ltd, a Bangladesh clothing supplier to Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Debenhams.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 7 Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser speaks on the economic outlook and monetary policy before the Economic Club of New York- 1205 GMT.

  • LONDON, June 22- Cristina Stenbeck sounds more like a Silicon Valley entrepreneur than the head of one of Sweden's most venerable family-controlled investment groups, Kinnevik. Stenbeck is one of the most powerful business names in Sweden, heard in the same breath as the Wallenberg family or the Perssons behind fashion giant Hennes& Mauritz.

  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Cristina Stenbeck

    Cristina Stenbeck sounds more like a Silicon Valley entrepreneur than the head of one of Sweden's most venerable family-controlled investment groups

  • *Sweden faces challenges of household debt, house price rises. STOCKHOLM, June 22- When Sweden's leftist opposition leader, a former welder, visited a disused factory in an old industrial town on his campaign trail, it was not to lament a bygone era but to tour new luxury apartments selling at around $6,000 a square metre.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to July 3 Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    TOKYO- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at the second 2014 Keizai Doyukai Members Meeting in Tokyo- 0600 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio will hold a keynote speech at Concluding conference of the ESCB's Macro-prudential Research Network organized by the European Central Bank in Frankfurt- 0700 GMT.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to July 2 Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    LUXEMBOURG- Meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council. BRUSSELS- ECB Executive Board member Yves Mersch speaks at the panel discussion on "What form of fiscal capacity does the EMU need? of the conference "Economic shock absorbers for the Eurozone: Deepening the debate on automatic stabilisers" in Brussels, Belgium.

  • *Commission to seek talks first with Ukraine, then Russia. BRUSSELS, June 17- The European Union's top negotiator in the gas price row between Russia and Ukraine is working to bring the two sides together again before mid-July, but said a weekend of bloodshed in Ukraine had made the task far harder.

  • 'High demand' for Com Hem IPO: CEO     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    Anders Nilsson, CEO of Swedish cable company Com Hem, comments on the group's successful market debut on Tuesday.

  • *Volvo aims to beat China sales target for 2014- executive. A senior Volvo executive said the Swedish automaker would start exporting Chinese-made sedans, a long-wheel-based version of the S60 called the S60L, to the United States and the XC90 utility crossover to Russia as early as the end of next year.

  • MOSCOW- NORWAY'S STATOIL CEO LUND SAYS COULD INCREASE GAS SUPPLIES TO EUROPEAN UNION BUT COULD NOT REPLACE RUSSIAN GAS.

  • UPDATE 1-Volvo to make China an export hub - executive Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    Volvo plans to start exporting Chinese-made cars to the United States and Russia as early as late next year, said the executive who requested anonymity because he is not authorised to speak with reporters.

  • *Russia and Ukraine fail to agree on gas price. KIEV/ GORKI, Russia, June 16- Russia cut off gas to Ukraine on Monday in a dispute over unpaid bills that could disrupt supplies to the rest of Europe and set back hopes for peace between the former Soviet neighbours.

  • *Russia and Ukraine fail to agree on gas price. KIEV/ GORKI, Russia, June 16- Russia cut off gas to Ukraine on Monday in a dispute over unpaid bills that could disrupt supplies to the rest of Europe and set back hopes for peace in the former Soviet republic.

  • KIEV/ GORKI, Russia, June 16- Russia cut off gas to Ukraine on Monday in a dispute over unpaid bills that could disrupt supplies to the rest of Europe and set back hopes for peace in the former Soviet republic.

  • MOSCOW, June 16- Russian natural gas exporter Gazprom reduced supplies to Ukraine on Monday after Kiev failed to meet a deadline to pay off its gas debts in a dispute that could disrupt supplies to the rest of Europe.

  • RUSSIA'S GAZPROM SAYS IT HAS FILED A LAWSUIT IN STOCKHOLM ARBITRATION COURT TO TRY TO RECOVER UKRAINE'S $4.5 BLN DEBT FOR GAS.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 0830 GMT / 4.30 AM ET Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 4:50 AM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney says that British interest rates could rise sooner than financial markets expect in a surprisingly stark warning that monetary policy may start to tighten within months. -MARKETS- UK/ REACTION, moved, by Anirban Nag, 480 words.

  • David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, comments on Sweden's economy and says central banks might have to use macro prudential tools to address other issues than inflation.