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  • WASHINGTON, May 6- U.S. economic growth is set to rebound strongly in the second quarter as the scars of a brutally cold winter fade, but inflation pressures will remain tame through 2015, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

  • WASHINGTON/ SINGAPORE May 6- Singapore has reached a tax information-sharing agreement with the United States under a new law meant to combat offshore tax dodging by Americans, a U.S. Treasury Department spokeswoman said on Monday.

  • OTTAWA, May 5- NATO's top military commander in Europe said on Monday he no longer thought regular Russian troops would enter eastern Ukraine, predicting Moscow could achieve its goals through the unconventional forces stirring up trouble there.

  • OTTAWA, May 5- NATO's top military commander on Monday said he did not think regular Russian troops would enter eastern Ukraine, predicting that Moscow could achieve its goals through other means.

  • OTTAWA, May 5- NATO's top military commander on Monday said he did not think Russian troops would enter eastern Ukraine, predicting that Moscow could achieve its goals through other means. General Philip Breedlove also told an audience in Ottawa that it was too early to say whether Russian special forces were firing missiles at Ukrainian helicopters.

  • EU squares up to tough choices without Russian gas Monday, 5 May 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, May 5- European Union officials hunkered down behind closed doors on Monday to confront the hard choices to be made for the EU to wean itself off Russian gas, even considering more use of polluting coal.

  • BRUSSELS, May 5- The European Union will tell Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday that Brussels is broadly satisfied with Japan's progress in negotiations towards an ambitious free-trade deal, likely allowing talks to continue, according to EU documents.

  • PARIS, May 5- France has suspended a unilateral decision to ban imports of pigs and pork-based by-products from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Japan to protect against a virus pending the outcome of an European Union meeting on Tuesday, the farm ministry said.

  • ZAGREB, May 4- Ten months after Croatia achieved its dream of joining the European Union, its economy is still shrinking, sending a troubling reminder to its ex-Yugoslav neighbours that the bloc cannot promise prosperity.

  • May 2- The U.S. Treasury Department said on Friday that the Internal Revenue Service this year and next will take into account "good faith efforts" by foreign banks to comply with a new U.S. anti-tax evasion law set to take effect on July 1.

  • *Ukraine prepared to pay if Russia lowers its gas price. WARSAW, May 2- Russia on Friday threatened to cut natural gas supplies to Ukraine in June if it receives no prepayment in an escalating row between Moscow, Ukraine and the European Union over energy supplies.

  • OTTAWA, May 2- Canada is not considering a NAFTA challenge after the United States once again delayed its decision on approving TransCanada Corp's controversial Keystone XL pipeline, Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford told reporters on Friday. In recent weeks, some senior former officials in Canada have said that if U.S.

  • WARSAW, May 2- European Union member states should reject Moscow's "divide and rule" tactics on pricing its natural gas exports and forge closer gas and power ties with Ukraine and Georgia, EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Friday.

  • ASTANA, May 2- A worsening of the Ukraine crisis could harm the economic growth prospects of a large group of post-Soviet nations, given their dependence on exports to and worker remittances from Russia, the Asian Development Bank said on Friday.

  • *Oettinger says divide and rule game proposed by Moscow will not be accepted. WARSAW, May 2- European Union Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Friday that the EU wants a uniform price for Russian gas for all its member states, adding Europe's common gas infrastructure should include Ukraine, Georgia and the western Balkans.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 14 Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    May 2- For other related diaries, please. ASTANA- 47th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank. SEJONG CITY- South Korean Finance Minister Hyun Oh- seok will chair an external meeting at the government complex in Sejong for economic issues- 0100 GMT.

  • WASHINGTON, May 1- Israel has become the latest country to reach a tax information-sharing agreement with the United States under a new law meant to combat offshore tax dodging by Americans, a U.S. Treasury Department spokesperson said on Thursday.

  • KIEV, May 1- The International Monetary Fund's board has signed off on a $17 billion bailout for Ukraine to boost the former Soviet state's failing economy, weakened by months of upheaval and a stand-off with Moscow that has triggered the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.

  • KIEV, May 1- The International Monetary Fund's board has signed off on a $17 billion bailout for Ukraine to boost the former Soviet state's failing economy, weakened by months of upheaval and a stand-off with Moscow that has triggered the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.

  • The IMF aid will allow the immediate disbursement of $3.2 billion to Kiev and unlock further credits from other donors of about $15 billion, intended to help Ukraine stabilize its economy in the middle of its worst civil turmoil since independence in 1991..