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  • Europe barely passes global bank rules test Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 7:26 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 5- The European Union only scraped through a test of whether it complies with global banking rules aimed at making the financial system safer and avoiding another global markets meltdown. The United States fared better in complying with bank capital rules know as Basel III which constitute the world's core regulatory response to the 2007-09...

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Dec 17 Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester gives a morning keynote before the 2014 Financial Stability Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Office of Financial Research- 1345 GMT. WASHINGTON- U.S. Treasury Office of Financial Research Director Richard Berner gives a luncheon speech before the 2014...

  • *SNB may join ECB in buying bonds to protect franc-euro cap. LONDON, Dec 1- European Central Bank efforts to ward off deflation could be supported by the Swiss National Bank if it recycles euros bought to defend its cap on the Swiss franc into top-rated bonds such as those of France and Belgium. "This puts France and Belgium into the sweet spot," said Michael Leister,...

  • Ben Davies, CEO of Hinde Capital, says there was "suspicious" gold price movement before the Swiss referendum.

  • Central Banks around the world are suppressing the gold price in order to defend their currencies, according to Chris Powell, secretary of the Gold Antitrust Action Committee.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 2100 GMT / 4:00 p.m. ET Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 4:56 PM ET

    Editor: Phil Berlowitz+ 1 646 223 6200 Global Picture Desk:+ 65 6870 3775 Global Graphics Desk:+ 65 6870 3595. BERLIN- Eurozone finance ministers will discuss in early December conditions for providing Greece with credit when its current aid program expires, German Finance Minster Wolfgang Schaeuble says. LONDON- Britain's George Osborne announces a 2...

  • Canada and Mexico won a WTO ruling three years ago that said the U.S. rules illegally discriminated against imported meat. The United States lost a subsequent appeal and was told to bring its laws into line, but in October this year the WTO said it had not done so, paving the way for Canada and Mexico to demand the right to impose trade sanctions.

  • Is this Switzerland's gold rush?  Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil Han explains an upcoming referendum in Switzerland that could see that country radically impact the gold industry worldwide.

  • Why the Swiss gold vote is part of a global trend  Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 10:32 PM ET

    Juerg Kiener, MD & CIO of Swiss Asia Capital, says the Swiss referendum is an example of the world increasingly moving towards a de facto gold standard.

  • WTO finds against Peru in farm duties case Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    GENEVA, Nov 27- A World Trade Organisation dispute panel ruled on Wednesday that Peru was violating global trade rules in imposing additional duties on key agricultural products when their international prices fell below a set floor. The case was brought to the WTO last April by Guatemala, which argued that its exports to Peru had suffered under the measure...

  • *Algeria, Bahamas, Belarus, Liberia and Serbia also in line. GENEVA, Nov 25- The 160- member World Trade Organization is in active discussions with 10 countries aiming to become members, including Kazakhstan and Afghanistan, WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo said in a report on Tuesday. But several bigger countries are queuing up, led by Kazakhstan.

  • DUBAI, Nov 24- Iran and world powers agreed to keep negotiating beyond the November 24 deadline to try to resolve a nuclear dispute and to the extension of the provisions of last year's Geneva accord until July 1, 2015, state news agency IRNA reported on Monday. "The foreign ministers of Iran and P5 +1 have decided to continue their negotiations during the coming...

  • Unwanted donation: Museum rejects Nazi-looted art Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    A Swiss museum has agreed to accept artworks from a long-hidden collection worth more than $1 billion that was discovered in a recluse's apartment.

  • RUESCHLIKON, Switzerland, Nov 21- The Swiss National Bank's cap on the franc remains a key part of monetary policy and it will be maintained as long as required, a central bank board member said on Friday. "It's clear that the minimum exchange rate of 1.20 is absolutely central to prevent an unwanted tightening of monetary policy conditions," Fritz Zurbruegg said in...

  • *Washington conciliatory after secret talks angered Paris. *France risks losing out commercially if Iran deal struck. France, a U.N. Security Council veto-holder, has long held out for strict terms trading a loosening of international sanctions on Iran's oil-based economy in return for commitments by Tehran to show its nuclear work is as peaceful as it insists.

  • GENEVA, Nov 19- Anti-corporate activists declared moral victory over the annual Davos World Economic Forum of global business and political leaders on Wednesday and said they would no longer lobby there after the next meeting in January. To mark their "farewell to Davos", they said in a statement, they would use the Forum from January 21-24 to present a final "award...

  • Nov 18- A Swiss banker charged in the United States last year with helping wealthy Americans avoid taxes said in a court filing on Tuesday that he wanted to fight the charges and asked a federal judge to consider his application for bail before he traveled to the United States. Stefan Buck, who remains in Switzerland and was head of private banking at Zurich- based...

  • LONDON, Nov 17- Political rhetoric raising the possibility that Britain may leave the European Union could already be deterring foreign investment and harming London's financial services industry, a top UK investor said. Britain is due to hold a general election next year with the country's relationship with Europe a key issue. Nusseibeh highlighted the...

  • Plans for rare Paris skyscraper fall into legal limbo Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    PARIS, Nov 17- Paris city councilors voted against plans on Monday for French capital's first modern skyscraper in more than 40 years, leaving the Eiffel Tower to reign supreme over the Paris skyline for now. Though common in most other major capitals, skyscrapers have faced deep opposition in Paris ever since the 300- meter high Eiffel Tower was built for the...

  • ZURICH/ COPENHAGEN, Nov 17- The world's largest maker of hearing aids Sonova posted disappointing first-half profits and a share buyback half the size of what was expected, worrying investors about its strategy of boosting market share by making deep discounts. It also alienated independent shops that were Sonova's traditional outlets and angered its...