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  • *Raiffeisen Bank tumbles after warning on Ukraine, Hungary. Austria's Raiffeisen Bank International, down 10 percent, led the declines on the FTSEurofirst 300 index. The bank said it might lose as much as 500 million euros this year because of problems in Ukraine and Hungary.

  • GENEVA, Sept 23- Global goods trade will grow less than hoped this year and next, and factors including regional conflicts and the Ebola outbreak are putting a quick return to stronger growth at risk, the World Trade Organization said on Tuesday.

  • World trade body cuts forecasts Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    BERLIN— The World Trade Organization has sharply reduced its forecast for global trade growth this year, pointing to uneven economic growth in countries including China and the U.S.

  • Disappointing economic data sends European shares lower Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    *Raiffeisen Bank tumbles after warning on Ukraine, Hungary. Shares in Austria's Raiffeisen Bank International, down 8.8 percent, were the biggest faller in the FTSEurofirst 300 index, after the lender said it could lose as much as 500 million euros this year because of problems in Ukraine and Hungary.

  • South Africa makes nuclear deal with Russia Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    JOHANNESBURG— South Africa has signed a deal with Russia to get up to eight nuclear reactors built with Russian technology. The deal was signed on Monday on the sidelines of a conference of the U.N. atomic agency in Vienna, South Africa's energy ministry said in a statement.

  • *Russia's Rosatom says signed $10 billion agreement. JOHANNESBURG, Sept 23- South Africa's nuclear cooperation deal signed this week with Russia is part of a tender process that will involve other competing countries and is not a contract to build power plants, government officials said on Tuesday.

  • Greek PM: no 3rd bailout, will set out reform plan Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

    BERLIN— Greece isn't seeking another financial rescue and will soon set out a new economic reform program to underpin the recovery, the country's prime minister said Tuesday as he visited key creditor Germany. Since 2010, Greece has relied on two bailout packages totaling 240 billion euros.

  • Goodgame Studios reveals revenue, coy on IPO plans Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 9:08 AM ET

    BERLIN— German online games company Goodgame Studios has for the first time revealed financial details of its business amid reports it is planning a stock market floatation.

  • KIEV, Sept 23- The European Commission will propose that Russia and Ukraine sign an interim gas agreement in Berlin as a step towards resolving their long-standing row over gas prices, Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Tuesday.

  • *138,000 Syrian Kurds crossed into Turkey in past week. GENEVA, Sept 23- The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday it was making contingency plans in case all 400,000 inhabitants of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani fled into Turkey to escape advancing Islamic State militants.

  • Deutsche Bank co-CEO, 4 others face charges Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— Prosecutors in Germany have charged Deutsche Bank co-CEO Juergen Fitschen and four other former top officials with lying to judges in a protracted legal battle between the bank and the now-defunct Kirch media group.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 23- South Africa's nuclear cooperation deal signed this week with Russia is part of a tender process that will involve other competing countries and is not a contract to build power plants, government officials said on Tuesday.

  • TOBRUK/ LONDON, Sept 23- Food prices have risen in Libya as payments problems, fighting and a breakdown in authority disrupt the usual import routes as the country spins out of control three years after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi.

  • *Restructuring charges of 50 million euros through 2016. AMSTERDAM, Sept 23- Philips, the Dutch conglomerate that started life making light bulbs 123 years ago, is splitting off its lighting business in a bold step to expand its higher-margin healthcare and consumer divisions.

  • KIEV, Sept 23- The European Commission will suggest that Russia and Ukraine sign an interim gas agreement in Berlin later this week, a way to start resolving a standoff over gas prices, Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Tuesday.

  • Poll: German anti-euro party support at 10 percent Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 6:29 AM ET

    BERLIN— A poll shows support hitting 10 percent for a new German party, which combines an anti-euro stance with a wider appeal to protest voters, following state election successes.

  • GENEVA, Sept 23- The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday it was making contingency plans for all 400,000 inhabitants of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani to flee into Turkey to escape advancing Islamic State militants.

  • Obama: No nation gets 'free pass' on climate Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 6:01 AM ET

    UNITED NATIONS— President Barack Obama is pledging new U.S. help for other nations struggling to address global warming, as heads of state from around the world converge for a major summit on climate change.

  • Germany pushes for solution to Ukraine gas spat Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 5:47 AM ET

    BERLIN— German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pressing for a solution to the long-running gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine ahead of a meeting of the two countries' energy ministers this week. Though Merkel noted "small successes" in the overall effort to calm the crisis in Ukraine, she said a long-lasting solution remained far off.

  • GENEVA, Sept 23- The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday that it was making contingency plans for all 400,000 inhabitants of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani to flee into Turkey to escape an advance of Islamist militants.