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*Iran wants economic sanctions lifted. LONDON/ ANKARA, March xx- Despite a diplomatic thaw, Western banks are steering clear of attempts by Iran to get them involved in financing humanitarian transactions, fearing they could be penalised under U.S. sanctions, bankers and government officials told Reuters.
*UK, France, Switzerland seen in strong position as market takes off. LONDON/ ZURICH, March 13- Biotech fever is spreading to Europe from the United States with a successful stock market debut for a cat allergy company in Britain seen as a bellwether that could help unlock listings in other countries including Switzerland and France.
March 11- Senomyx Inc said its Sweetmyx food flavoring was determined to be safe, paving the way for customers such as PepsiCo Inc to add it in drinks to reduce the use of sugar or sugar substitutes.
11)@ (Corrects headline and paragraphs 1 and 2 in March 11 story to say the company, not the FDA, determined the product to be safe. March 11 (Reuters)- Senomyx Inc said its Sweetmyx food flavoring was determined to be safe, paving the way for customers such as PepsiCo Inc to add it in drinks to reduce the use of sugar or sugar substitutes.
*Few governments use stolen document database- Interpol. The international police agency Interpol said only a handful of governments from its 190 member countries actually made use of the database at its headquarters in Lyon, France.
ZURICH, March 12- Switzerland's public prosecutor said on Wednesday it was investigating Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of Uzbekistan's president, on suspicion of money laundering.
Global police agency Interpol has said in 2013 passengers were able to board planes a billion times without their passports being screened against the agency's databases.
ZURICH, March 12- A nascent economic recovery in Europe helped Adecco, the world's largest staffing agency by sales, beat fourth-quarter profit forecasts and increase revenue for the first time in seven quarters.
GENEVA, March 12- Global airlines expect to make $1 billion less profit this year than previously hoped, denting a U.S.-led recovery, as the Ukraine crisis pushes up the industry's fuel bills, the International Air Transport Association said on Wednesday.
GENEVA _ The global airline industry releases its updated 2014 financial outlook, analysis of global air transport industry, and latest regional financial forecasts.
March 11- Senomyx Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had declared that its Sweetmyx food flavoring was safe, paving the way for customers such as PepsiCo Inc to add it to drinks to reduce the use of sugar and sugar substitutes.
March 11- Senomyx Inc said the U.S. health regulator designated its Sweetmyx food flavoring safe, paving the way for customers such as PepsiCo Inc to add it in drinks to reduce the use of sugar or sugar substitutes.
SERRANIA DE PERIJA, Colombia, March 10- After enduring eight hours of machine-gunfire and bombs between leftist rebels and right-wing paramilitaries, Maura Leonor Vega and her husband fled their home of four decades in Colombia's Andes for the shelter of the nearest town.
MALABO, March 10- On land cleared of tropical forest, gleaming new office towers, apartment blocks, homes and highways dazzle the eye in Equatorial Guinea, Sub-Saharan Africa's No. 3 energy producer where oil and gas revenues have fed a frenzy of construction.
TOKYO _ GDP revision, Bank of Japan policy meeting begins. WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for January, 10 a.m. Eastern; Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for January, 10 a.m..
PARIS, March 7- European shares slipped in early trade on Friday as investors trod a cautious path in case of another escalation in tensions between Russia and Ukraine over the weekend.
Staples to shut 225 stores in North America as sales fall. Staples Inc will close up to 225 stores in the United States and Canada- 12 percent of its North America outlets- and forecast another quarter of sales decline as it loses customers to mass market chains and online retailers.
LONDON, March 6- The world's top banks have already added most of the capital they need to meet new solvency rules in full, five years ahead of a 2019 deadline set by regulators, global banking supervisors said on Thursday.
*Vivendi's SFR coveted by Bouygues, Numericable. SFR's owner, Vivendi, confirmed receipt of two offers for France's second-biggest telecom group on Wednesday. The bidders are cable operator Numericable- backed by Patrick Drahi, number 215 on Forbes' billionaires list- and Bouygues- the family company of Martin Bouygues, Forbes' billionaire number 408..
*Seat to focus on Europe after China export failure. GENEVA, March 5- If Volkswagen wants to beat Toyota to the global autos throne, it can't afford to take its foot off the gas in mass-market cars.