Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, a German member of the European Parliament, says officials should not "threaten" Switzerland regarding its vote to restrict immigration from other European Union countries.» Read More
*To unveil cabriolet version of Alfa Romeo 4 C coupe at Geneva car show. MILAN/ PARIS, March 1- Idle plants, surly unions and a weak, ageing model line-up- the challenges facing Fiat Chrysler's Italian revival sound a lot like the British car industry's low point in 1982..
NEW YORK, Feb 28- The Federal Reserve should be willing to let inflation temporarily run above its target level so as to more quickly bring the economy back to health, a top Fed official said on Friday, even as a second policymaker signaled the very idea left him cold.
Recent bad weather in large portions of the United States is having an impact on economic activity, but that is no reason for less optimism about economic prospects for the rest of the year, St. Charles Plosser, the hawkish president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, concurred in nearly simultaneous remarks on another news channel.
*Switzerland publishes list of those whose assets frozen. ZURICH, Feb 28- Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein on Friday moved to freeze assets and bank accounts of up to 20 Ukrainians including ousted president Viktor Yanukovich and his son, after Ukraine's new rulers said billions had gone missing.
ZURICH, Feb 28- Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein on Friday moved to freeze assets and bank accounts of up to 20 Ukrainians including ousted president Viktor Yanukovich and his son, after Ukraine's new rulers said billions had gone missing.
ZURICH, Feb 28- The U.S. central bank should halt its large-scale asset purchases as soon as circumstances make it possible to do so, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher said on Friday.
SWISS POLICE RAID GENEVA OFFICES OF YANUKOVICH FIRM IN MONEY-LAUDERING PROBE- GENEVA JUSTICE MINISTRY.
GENEVA PROSECUTOR SAYS OPENS MONEY LAUNDERING PROBE INTO VICTOR AND ALEXANDER YANUKOVICH.
*Top four buyers take 1.25 mln bpd from Iran in Jan. The OPEC member's oil sales in January to its four biggest buyers topped the 1 million barrels per day where Western powers wanted to hold shipments to maintain pressure on Iran to end the disputed programme.
NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota and Federal Reserve Board Governor Jeremy Stein participates in panel to discuss report on interactions between monetary policy and financial stability before the University of Chicago Booth School of Business 2014 Monetary Policy Forum- 1515 GMT.
ATHENS, Feb 27- Smog in Chinese cities is providing unexpected momentum for a global deal on trade in environmental goods because China urgently needs access to cheaper, cleaner energy, Denmark's trade minister said on Thursday following a visit to Beijing.
*Royal Bank of Scotland falls after posting losses. LONDON, Feb 27- European equities pared most of their early losses late on Thursday, with better-than-expected U.S. durable goods data and comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen prompting some investors to return to the market.
LONDON, Feb 27- Iran's oil tanker fleet is gearing up for more business, with some vessels taking to the high seas after over more than a year at home ports, another sign that an easing in Western sanctions is enabling exports to begin to pick up.
NEW YORK, Feb 26- Manhattan U.S. At least three exchanges were forced to halt withdrawals of bitcoins on Feb. 7, including Mt. The Tokyo- based company's chief executive, Mark Karpeles, said earlier on Wednesday that he is working with others to solve the problems.
*Extra shipments head to Syria, South Korea. LONDON, Feb 26- Iran's oil exports have risen further in February for a fourth consecutive month, according to sources who track tanker movements, adding to signs that the easing of sanctions pressure on Tehran is helping its oil exports to recover.
*U.S. senate committee has issued a scathing report on Credit Suisse. ZURICH, Feb 26- Credit Suisse's chief executive will hit back at allegations the Swiss bank was a willing accomplice in U.S. tax evasion on Wednesday, blaming instead a small group of its private bankers for helping Americans conceal their wealth.
WOOSTER, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Sandra Pianalto gives lecture, "Reflections on 35 Years with the Federal Reserve System" at the James R. Wilson Lecture Series hosted by the College of Wooster- 0030 GMT. SAITAMA, Japan- Bank of Japan board member Koji Ishida speaks to business leaders in Saitama- 0130 GMT.
*Credit Suisse falls on U.S. Senate inquiry. LONDON, Feb 26- A drop in the shares of Swiss banks Credit Suisse and UBS weighed on European equities on Wednesday, stalling the advance of a major regional index to near 6- year highs. A U.S. Senate subcommittee on Tuesday alleged new misdeeds by Credit Suisse and accused the U.S. Justice Department of dragging its feet.
LONDON, Feb 26- A fall in the shares of major Swiss banks Credit Suisse and UBS weighed on European equities on Wednesday, stalling the advance of a leading regional index to near 6- year highs.
BEIRUT, Feb 25- World powers have passed a landmark Security Council resolution demanding an end to restrictions on humanitarian operations in Syria, but aid workers doubt it has the punch to make Damascus grant access and let stuck convoys deliver vital supplies.