BRUSSELS, March 11- Russia's seizure of the Crimea region of Ukraine is spurring the European Union to renew efforts to end decades of dependence on Russian gas by developing its own energy supplies and pushing for greater access to abundant U.S. resources.» Read More
WASHINGTON, Nov 10- Argentina has made "positive progress" in reforming the quality of its economic data, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Sunday, adding that the IMF's board is set to review the country's moves in a few days.
NEW DELHI, Nov 9- Kuwait's oil minister said on Saturday he expected OPEC to keep its crude oil output target unchanged at its next meeting. Kuwait is a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, the producer group that pumps more than a third of the world's oil.
NEW DELHI, Nov 9- Kuwait's oil minister said on Saturday he expected OPEC to keep its crude oil output target unchanged at its next meeting. Kuwait is a member of OPEC, the producer group that pumps more than a third of the world's oil.
CARACAS, Nov 8- Spain's Repsol plans to invest $4 billion from now until 2022 in its various oil and gas projects in Venezuela, state-oil company PDVSA said on Friday. Repsol and PDVSA have a joint venture that runs mature oil fields in the east and west of the OPEC member nation that produce about 40,000 barrels per day.
KIEV, Nov 8- Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich on Friday rejected calls by the International Monetary Fund to make domestic consumers pay more for gas, resisting an unpopular step before a presidential election due early in 2015..
PARIS, Nov 8- The world economy is recovering but at a pace too slow to create jobs, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Friday.
ISLAMABAD, Nov 8- The International Monetary Fund said on Friday it was broadly satisfied with Pakistan's economic progress after stepping in to save the country from a possible default earlier this year.
*Host of U.N. talks Poland not among them. BRUSSELS, Nov 8- Once a clear environmental leader, the European Union is likely to set a more cautious tone for the global debate on a U.N. climate deal when it unveils a new chunk of green energy law early next year.
*Shale oil will contribute to lower demand for OPEC crude. LONDON/ VIENNA, Nov 7- OPEC could lose almost 8 percent of its oil market share in the next five years as the shale energy boom and other competing sources boost rival supply, offering the exporter group little benefit from rising world demand.
*Shale oil will contribute to lower demand for OPEC crude. LONDON, Nov 7- OPEC could lose almost 8 percent of its oil market share in the next five years as the shale energy boom and other competing sources boost rival supply, offering the exporter group little benefit from rising world demand.
DUBLIN, Nov 7- Three years after going cap in hand to international lenders for a bail out, Ireland is set to step out on its own again. The European Union and International Monetary Fund are due to sign off on the last part of a 85 billion euro bailout, leaving Ireland to exit the process by the end of the year, the first crisis-hit euro zone country to do so.
BRUSSELS, Nov 6- A number of finance firms, including Royal Bank of Scotland and Rabobank face billions of euros in fines next month from European Union regulators for colluding on global benchmark interest rates, reinforcing Brussels' hard line on the sector after the financial crisis.
YANGON, Nov 6- Myanmar's economy is set to grow an estimated 6.8 percent next year, placing it among Southeast Asia's fastest growing economies, although rising inflation threatens the poor, the World Bank said on Wednesday.
DUESSELDORF/ BERLIN, Nov 6- A leading Social Democrat warned on Wednesday that the European Union planned to investigate German renewable energy discounts for industry, a move that could end up hitting a raft of companies operating in Europe's biggest economy.
BRUSSELS, Nov 4- The United States and the European Union will next week hold a second round of negotiations towards the world's biggest free-trade deal and seek to catch up ground lost to last month's U.S. government shutdown.
BRUSSELS, Nov 4- The European Union is considering using an EU fund for non-euro zone states with balance of payments problems as a backstop for banks in those countries that fail regionwide financial health checks, EU officials said. Around 13 billion euros was disbursed to support Romania, Hungary and Latvia over the past three years.
Senior officials from the European Union told Reuters the EU was in advanced discussions with the International Monetary Fund on providing standby financing to Ukraine should the country come under economic pressure from Russia later this year.
LONDON, Nov 1- Brent crude oil fell below $108 a barrel on Friday as traders shrugged off concerns over a lingering oil crisis in Libya and cited technical pressures. Months of disruptions in OPEC member Libya have slashed oil exports and rekindled supply worries, pushing Brent to a high of $112 a barrel in October.
LONDON, Nov 1- Brent crude oil held around $109 a barrel on Friday after stronger-than-expected manufacturing data from China boosted the outlook for demand, while a lingering oil crisis in Libya supported supply worries. Brent oil is set to gain more than $1 this week as Libya struggles to ramp up exports and unrest in fellow OPEC member Iraq worsens.
SEOUL, Nov 1- South Korean exports to the United States and the European Union rose sharply in October in annual terms, government data showed on Friday, underpinning the firm trade performance for Asia's fourth-largest economy.