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  • BRUSSELS, Sept 30- The European Union has accused Ireland of giving Apple Inc. illegal state aid through tax arrangements that had "no scientific basis" but which helped the iPhone maker shelter tens of billions of dollars in international revenues from tax.

  • EU questions Ireland's tax deal with Apple Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 4:36 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, Sept 30- European Union antitrust regulators have asked Ireland to provide details of its tax arrangements with Apple in 1990 and 2007, warning that they could amount to illegal state aid which may be recovered from the U.S. company.

  • By Barbara Lewis and Adrian Croft. BRUSSELS, Sept 29- European Union regulators will provide more details on Tuesday of their reasons for launching in-depth inquiries into tax arrangements reached by Ireland with Apple and by Luxembourg with a Fiat subsidiary.

  • Russia warns Ukraine, EU over free-trade pact Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 5:40 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Sept 29- Russia issued a new warning on Monday that it would retaliate if the European Union or Ukraine push ahead with moves to implement a free-trade agreement. Russia says its economy would be hurt by the free trade deal because it would allow Ukraine to export cheaper European goods to Russia, undercutting local products.

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept 26- Ghana President John Dramani Mahama said on Friday that a deal his country is hashing out with the International Monetary Fund could help it by improving its image with foreign investors. So we are looking at this IMF program, "Mahama told an audience at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

  • IMF OKs $130 million for Ebola stricken countries Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 3:09 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The International Monetary Fund has approved $130 million in emergency aid to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to help these West African countries respond to the Ebola outbreak.

  • DUBAI/ LONDON, Sept 26- Iran on Friday urged OPEC members to make joint efforts to keep oil prices from falling further, highlighting a split with other members such as Saudi Arabia who face lower budget pressures despite a slide in prices towards $95 a barrel.

  • EU-Canada trade deal has been finalized Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 2:34 PM ET

    OTTAWA, Ontario— A major trade agreement with Canada has the backing of all 28 EU countries after last minute opposition from Germany had threatened to scuttle the deal, European Union leaders said Friday.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 26- The European Union and Canada on Friday dismissed threats by a top German politician to block a free trade deal the two sides wrapped up in August after five years of often difficult negotiations.

  • *Raise concerns about European Commission structure. BRUSSELS, Sept 26- Anger among left-wing EU lawmakers at the choice of a Spanish conservative to run the bloc's climate change policies could disrupt the process of installing a new executive for the European Union in the next month.

  • LONDON/ BRUSSELS, Sept 25- A row over how strictly new rules on bankers pay are enforced in Britain and across Europe flared on Friday after the European Union banking regulator was reported to be preparing to clamp down on allowances being paid to staff.

  • EU proposes deal to ensure Ukraine gas supplies Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 2:43 AM ET

    BERLIN— Ukraine would repay $3.1 billion in debts to Russia in exchange for guaranteed gas deliveries through the harsh winter months under a proposal unveiled Friday after talks brokered by the European Union.

  • IMF: Loans to Mali could resume soon Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 6:42 PM ET

    BAMAKO, Mali— Auditors from the International Monetary Fund say they are satisfied Mali is taking steps to correct financial irregularities and loans to the country could resume soon.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 25- The World Bank on Thursday announced it would give another $170 million to help West African countries contain the spread of the Ebola virus, nearly doubling its total contributions to fight an epidemic that has killed nearly 3,000 people.

  • WORLD BANK ANNOUNCES PLAN FOR $170 MLN IN NEW FUNDING FOR EBOLA EPIDEMIC IN WEST AFRICA.

  • *IMF agreed $553 mln loan to Yemen based on reform pledges. DUBAI, Sept 25- Yemen will destabilise its economy if it delays reforms such as cuts to energy subsidies, the International Monetary Fund said in a report released after the government rolled back some fuel price rises in the face of political unrest.

  • *IMF agreed $553 mln loan to Yemen based on reform pledges. DUBAI, Sept 25- Yemen will destabilize its economy if it delays reforms such as cuts to energy subsidies, the International Monetary Fund said in a report released after the government rolled back some fuel price rises in the face of political unrest.

  • ADB cuts growth forecast for SE Asia; China steady Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:37 PM ET

    MANILA, Philippines— The Asian Development Bank trimmed its economic growth forecast for Southeast Asia this year and next due to slower domestic demand in some of its bigger economies. Gross domestic product growth is expected to slow in Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, but pick up in Malaysia where exports have rebounded.

  • ADB trims Southeast Asia 2014 growth forecast to 4.6 pct Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 9:30 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Sept 25- The Asian Development Bank has trimmed its growth forecast for Southeast Asia this year, citing factors such as political turmoil in Thailand earlier in the year and weaker commodity export prices in Indonesia.

  • *Big infrastructure projects pushing up spending. DUBAI, Sept 24- Saudi Arabia's state finances could fall into the red next year and the country could start running down its huge foreign reserves if it does not rein in the growth of government spending, the International Monetary Fund said.