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  • STOCKHOLM, Feb 6- World No.2 truck maker Volvo will increase its job cuts to 4,400, more than double its original plan, after currency effects and the cost of launching new models muted a rise in quarterly earnings.

  • *Husqvarna Q4 op loss bigger than analyst forecasts. STOCKHOLM, Feb 6- Swedish outdoor equipment maker Husqvarna pointed to improvements in its troubled U.S. operations on Thursday after reporting a bigger-than-forecast quarterly loss for the group, hit by unfavourable weather and marketing costs in Europe.

  • STOCKHOLM, Feb 6- World No.2 truck maker Volvo has more than doubled the number of jobs it is cutting in a drive to improve profitability to 4,400, after currency headwinds and costs for launching new models curbed a rise in quarterly earnings.

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

    WINCHESTER, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker speaks on "Economic Outlook, February 2014" economy before Shenandoah University students, faculty and staff and community leaders- 1330 GMT.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Feb 14 Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    MONDAY, FEB 3 WASHINGTON- Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson speaks at a documentary screening- 2230 GMT. TUESDAY, FEB 4 WINCHESTER, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker speaks on "Economic Outlook, February 2014" economy before Shenandoah University students, faculty and staff and community leaders- 1330 GMT.

  • DIARY - Top economic events to Feb 13 Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    FRIDAY, JAN 31 VIRGINIA, United States- U.S Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will meet the CCAM's business and university partners. FORTH WORTH, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks on "Federal Reserve Operations and Economic Update" at a community forum hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in Fort Worth, Texas- 1815 GMT.

  • *Investing heavily in online, new brands and products. STOCKHOLM, Jan 30- Hennes& Mauritz's rapid expansion will continue apace, the world's second-biggest fashion retailer said on Thursday after reporting that heavy investment in its online offering and new brands depressed fourth-quarter profit.

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  • INTERVIEW-H&M says fashion can be cheap and ethical Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    *H&M releases Q4 results at 0700 GMT on Jan 30. STOCKHOLM, Jan 30- Hennes& Mauritz, the world's second-biggest fashion retailer, believes there is no conflict between its mission to sell more budget clothes and a drive to improve the environment and working conditions at its suppliers.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Feb 12 Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    THURSDAY, JAN 30 BERN- Bank of Italy's former Deputy Governor, Fabrizio Saccomanni, visits Switzerland. He will open the second forum for dialogue between Switzerland and Italy in the company of the Swiss President Didier Burkhalter.

  • DIARY - Top economic events to Feb 11 Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    WEDNESDAY, JAN 29 WASHINGTON- U.S. EDINBURGH, Scotland- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney speaks in Edinburgh- 1215 GMT. THURSDAY, JAN 30 BERN- Bank of Italy's former Deputy Governor, Fabrizio Saccomanni, visits Switzerland.

  • *Sees growth in Europe, North America. The firm, a bellwether for global manufacturing with its bearings used in products from dishwashers to wind turbines, said on Tuesday it had rolled out list price increases of around three percent in Europe, North America and parts of Asia- the first increases in the former two regions in about 18 months.

  • Strongest growth in China, Russia and United States. STOCKHOLM, Jan 28- World No. 1 furniture maker IKEA Group said it saw signs that consumer spending was starting to recover in many of its markets and posted record full year profits on Tuesday. IKEA said it had seen strong growth in China, where it opened two new stores, as well as in Russia and the United States.

  • DIARY - Top economic events to Feb 8 Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    Jan 27- For other related diaries, please. BRUSSELS- Meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council. BRUSSELS- IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble and Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos will attend the IMF Book launch function titled "Jobs and Growth: Supporting the European Recovery"- 0700 GMT.

  • SEATTLE, Jan 21- Discount airline Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA said on Tuesday that a fuel leak on a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner caused a flight from Bangkok to Oslo to be delayed by 19 hours. Norwegian said it did not have more detail about the problem because Boeing is responsible for maintenance of the airline's 787 fleet.

  • Another 787 problem: Fuel leak delays flight Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 6:00 PM ET
    Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    Discount airline Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA said on Tuesday that a fuel leak on a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner caused a flight to be delayed by 19 hours.

  • Fuel leak on Boeing 787 delays Norwegian Air flight Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 5:40 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Jan 21- Discount airline Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA said on Tuesday that a fuel leak on a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner caused a flight from Bangkok to Oslo to be delayed by 19 hours. Norwegian said it did not have more detail about the problem because Boeing is responsible for maintenance of the airline's 787 fleet.

  • *Alcatel's margins seen at risk, Ericsson well positioned. STOCKHOLM/ PARIS, Jan 20- Telecoms network operators are expected to spend more on equipment for the second straight year in 2014, with China and Europe bringing a fresh spurt of growth as service providers need to build out high speed 4 G mobile broadband networks.

  • Chinese tycoon Li Shufu, founding owner and chairman of Geely and chairman of Volvo since the takeover, is growing increasingly frustrated with Volvo's management team, many of whom are Swedish and other Europeans, according to a Volvo board member and another person close to the automaker, both of whom spoke to Reuters in the last two weeks.

  • Futurist: Chinese democracy? It will never happen Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 6:30 AM ET
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