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  • BRUSSELS, Aug 11- European Union regulators on Monday began analysing product-by-product the impact of a Russian ban on EU food imports announced in retaliation for Western sanctions over Moscow's actions in Ukraine.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Aug 23 Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Board Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, Bank for International Settlements Chief Economist Claudio Borio, Sveriges Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves and Deputy Governor Karolina Ekholm will attend.

  • SOFIA, Aug 8- Bulgaria's central bank has asked the International Monetary Fund to carry out an in-depth review of the Balkan country's financial sector following its worst banking crisis since the 1990 s, it said on Friday.

  • HELSINKI, Aug 8- The European Union could gradually ease its sanctions on Russia if Moscow works to de-escalate the Ukraine crisis, Finland's foreign minister said in an interview on Friday. He added that he saw little risk of Russia occupying more Ukrainian territory, pointing out that it could have already done so had it wanted to.

  • *Russia eyes meat, milk imports from Latin America. MOSCOW/ ISTANBUL, Aug 8- Turkey and Latin American countries such as Brazil look likely to emerge as key winners from Russia's decision to ban most European Union and U.S. food imports in retaliation for Western sanctions over Moscow's role in Ukraine.

  • LONDON, Aug 8- OPEC trimmed its 2014 global oil demand growth forecast for a second consecutive month and said the group managed to increase output in July despite violence in Iraq and Libya, pointing to more comfortable global supplies.

  • Poland to complain to WTO over Russian embargo Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 6:23 AM ET

    WARSAW, Aug 8- Poland will file a complaint to the World Trade Organisation over the Russian ban on Polish exports of fruit and vegetables, Polish Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki said.

  • KIEV, Aug 8- Ukraine expects that a decision on disbursement of a second $1.4 billion tranche of aid by the International Monetary Fund under a $17 billion loan programme will be adopted on Aug. 29, Central Bank chief Valeria Hontareva said on Friday.

  • UN: Ebola outbreak a public health emergency Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 2:56 AM ET

    LONDON— The World Health Organization urged nations worldwide to donate money and resources to stop the spread of Ebola as it declared the outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency. It emerged in Guinea in March and has since spread to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.

  • *Rare earth firms down after China loses appeal at WTO. HONG KONG, Aug 8- China shares eked out slim gains in choppy trade on Friday, buoyed by better-than-expected Chinese export growth that helped offset concern about the cooling housing market, while Hong Kong pared its early morning losses.

  • WTO upholds 'rare earth' ruling against China Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 12:50 AM ET

    BERLIN— The World Trade Organization has upheld a ruling that China violated trade rules with restrictions on the export of "rare earths," the minerals used in mobile phones, hybrid cars and other high-tech products. Its ruling followed complaints by the United States, the European Union and Japan.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Aug 7- The U.N. Security Council condemned on Thursday recent attacks by Islamic State militants in Iraq and called for international support for the country after the 15- member body held an emergency meeting on the situation.

  • BRASILIA, Aug 7- South America's Mercosur group is waiting for the European Union to take the next step toward a free trade agreement that has been in the works for nearly two decades, Brazilian Trade Minister Mauro Borges said on Thursday.

  • *NATO chief accuses Russia of "reckless" policy in Ukraine. KIEV, Aug 7- The head of NATO called on Russia to "step back from the brink" of war by pulling its troops back from the Ukrainian border and warned further intervention in Ukraine would bring it greater isolation in the world.

  • *NATO chief accuses Russia of "reckless" policy in Ukraine. KIEV, Aug 7- The head of NATO called on Russia to "step back from the brink" of war by pulling its troops back from the Ukrainian border and warned further intervention in Ukraine would bring it greater isolation in the world.

  • GENEVA, Aug 7- China lost an appeal at the World Trade Organization in a case brought by the United States, the European Union and Japan to challenge China's restrictions on exports of rare earths, according to a WTO Appellate Body ruling published on Thursday.

  • GENEVA, Aug 7- China lost an appeal at the World Trade Organization in a case brought by the United States, the European Union and Japan to challenge China's restrictions on exports of rare earths, according to a WTO Appellate Body ruling published on Thursday.

  • WTO upholds 'rare earth' ruling against China Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    BERLIN— The World Trade Organization on Thursday upheld a ruling that China violated international trade rules with restrictions on the export of "rare earths," the minerals used in mobile phones, hybrid cars, flat-screen TVs and other high-tech products. Its ruling followed complaints by the United States, the European Union and Japan.

  • China's appeal fails to overturn WTO rare earths ruling Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    GENEVA, Aug 7- China has lost its appeal at the World Trade Organization in a case brought by the United States, the European Union and Japan to challenge China's restrictions on rare earths exports, according to a WTO Appellate Body ruling published on Thursday.

  • *Kiev suspends ceasefire near MH17 crash site. KIEV, Aug 7- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk discussed possible Western alliance support for Ukraine's defensive strength on Thursday, while more of its troops were killed in fresh clashes with separatists.