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  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Iran's economy remained in a state of distress due to sanctions over its nuclear programme and that the United States would not rush into making a bad deal to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Wednesday Iran's economy remained in a state of distress due to sanctions over its nuclear programme and that any temporary relief the country has been granted was outweighed by losses in oil sales.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 1 Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee announces decision on interest rates, followed by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's quarterly news conference- 1830 GMT. LONDON- UK Finance Minister George Osborne hosts First UK/China Financial Forum.

  • European start-ups 'on a roll': Pro     Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 3:20 AM ET

    Saul Klein, partner at Index Ventures, says that start-ups coming out of Europe and Israel are "on a high" after a few tough years.

  • *Follows US settlement with Credit Suisse. JERUSALEM, June 8- Bank Leumi, Israel's second largest bank, said on Sunday it was close to a deal to pay nearly 1 billion shekels to the U.S. Justice Department in relation to its investigation into possible tax evasion by the bank's American clients.

  • Sluggish recovery will fuel extremism: Roubini Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 9:49 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini, chairman and co-founder of Roubini Global Economics LLC.

    The slow recovery and wealth inequality are fueling political and religious extremism and, in some cases, outright terrorism, says Nouriel Roubini.

  • New maestro in town: Fischer takes seat at Fed Friday, 23 May 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Stanley Fischer speaking during a Senate Banking Committee nomination hearing in Washington, March 13, 2014.

    Stanley Fischer has been confirmed to join the board of governors, meaning he'll have a vote—and an important say—in monetary policy.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to June 4 Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    May 23- For other related diaries, please. SHANGHAI, China- ECB Executive Board member Yves Mersch speaks at a high-level roundtable " Asia's Growth Bottleneck: Who Can Find A Breakthrough?" at the Shanghai Forum 2014 "Asia Transforms: Identifying New Dynamics" organized by Fudan Development Institute in Shanghai- 0530 GMT.

  • Israel welcomes tech-hungry Chinese investors Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    *Chinese investments in Israel rocket over last 3 years. Overshadowed by its high profile move into Africa, China's role in Israel as been growing fast, despite concern among Israelis that strategic assets may slip from their grasp.

  • SHANGHAI/ TEL AVIV May 22- China's Bright Food Group Co Ltd has struck a deal to buy control of Israel's largest food company, gaining new products and technology as it chases rivals that have overtaken it in China's fast-growing cheese and dairy markets.

  • SHANGHAI/ TEL AVIV May 22- China's Bright Food Group Co Ltd has struck a deal to buy control of Israel's largest food company, gaining new products and technology as it chases rivals that have overtaken it in China's fast-growing cheese and dairy markets.

  • Reuters Business News Schedule at 1900 GMT/1500 ET Sunday, 18 May 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    Siemens seen making formal Alstom bid as early as this week. FRANKFURT/ BERLIN/ PARIS- Germany's Siemens is working on a formal asset-swap offer for Alstom's power business that could come as early as this week and see France take a stake in a resulting rail-focused French group, sources close to the talks tell Reuters.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 29 Friday, 16 May 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    May 17- For other related diaries, please. FRANKFURT- Frankfurt Finance Summit 2014. Speakers:- European Commissioner for Internal Market and Financial Services Michel Barnier, Czech National Bank board member Kamil Janacek, ECB executive board member Andreas Dombret, Bank of Spain Governor Luis Linde and former Germany Finance Minister Theodor Waigel.

  • *Baghdad has threatened to sue companies doing trade. LONDON, May 15- Israeli and U.S. oil refineries have joined the growing list of customers for crude from Iraqi Kurdistan, a region locked in a bitter struggle with the central government in Baghdad that says the sales are illegal. Baghdad refuses to sell oil to Israel, echoing other Arab states.

  • JERUSALEM/ WASHINGTON, May 14- Israel is poised to lose out on a deal valued at up to $13 billion to build a missile defence shield for Poland, an Israeli defence official said on Wednesday, citing lobbying by Washington on behalf of rival U.S. systems.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 26 Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    May 14- For other related diaries, please. WASHINGTON- World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton participate in an event for women's empowerment in Washington- 2115 GMT.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 22 Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    May 9- For other related diaries, please. SEOUL- Bank of Korea holds Monetary Policy Committee Meeting- 0100 GMT. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew visits China.

  • *Cuts 2014 rev range to $995 mln- $1.025 bln, EPS ex-items to $2.68- $2.80. *Sees Q2 revenue $230- $240 mln, EPS ex-items $0.55- $0.62. JERUSALEM, May 8- Israeli software provider Nice Systems trimmed its 2014 profit and revenue forecasts after first-quarter results fell short of expectations, driving its shares down more than 9 percent.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 20 Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    May 8- For other related diaries, please. for emerging market economic indicator release dates and forecasts. BERLIN- WDR Europa Forum 2014 on topic "What kind of Europe do we want?

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 16 Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    May 7- For other related diaries, please. ABUJA- World Economic Forum on Africa will be held in Abuja. RABAT- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde visits Morocco.