*Weidmann says Britain gets economic lift from EU membership. LONDON, July 23- The head of the Bundesbank appealed to Britain on Wednesday to stay in the European Union, saying membership of the bloc had given the country an economic lift and posed little threat to London.» Read More
*OPEC, EIA raise oil demand growth forecast for this year. Losses were limited as data showed record crude imports by China in January, and major forecasters U.S. Energy Information Administration and the OPEC raised their expectations for oil demand growth this year.
Losses were limited as data showed record crude imports by China in January, and major forecasters U.S. Energy Information Administration and the OPEC raised their expectations for oil demand growth this year.
WASHINGTON, Feb 12- The United States on Wednesday submitted to the United Nations its vision for a new international climate agreement that is "built to last," outlining what it thinks should be the main elements of a climate deal to be agreed upon in Paris in 2015..
WASHINGTON, Feb 12- The International Monetary Fund's board on Wednesday said Portugal was on track with the conditions of its bailout program, and gave the euro zone country about 910 million euros. Portugal has so far gotten about 25 billion euros of the 26.9 billion euros the Fund pledged over three years to help Lisbon deal with a debt crisis, the IMF said.
WASHINGTON, Feb 12- Egypt is ready to discuss deepening its trade agreement with the European Union to include services, the country's Trade and Industry Minister Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour said on Wednesday.
BRUSSELS, Feb 12- If Britain's opposition Labour party backs a referendum on membership of the European Union the chances of Britain leaving the EU will greatly increase, UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage said on Wednesday.
Feb 12- The world's financial leaders will focus on four ways to boost global economic growth when they meet next week in Sydney but the discussion may be overshadowed by emerging market concerns over U.S. monetary policy, a G20 official said.
*OPEC joins US in predicting stronger 2014 oil demand. LONDON, Feb 12- Brent crude rose above $109 a barrel on Wednesday, buoyed by expectations of strengthening global demand after OPEC raised its 2014 forecast and Chinese data showed oil imports hit a record high.
*Cites improving economies in Europe, United States. *OPEC pumps more crude in January on partial Libya recovery. LONDON, Feb 12- World oil demand will rise slightly more than expected in 2014, OPEC said on Wednesday, becoming the second major forecaster this week to predict higher fuel use as economic growth picks up in Europe and the United States.
LONDON, Feb 12- World oil demand will rise slightly more than expected in 2014, OPEC said on Wednesday, becoming the second major forecaster this week to predict higher fuel use as economic growth picks up in Europe and the United States.
WASHINGTON, Feb 11- French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday speed is of the essence for a European Union-U.S. trade deal. "As soon as principles have been set, as soon as mandates have been given, speed is not a problem, it's of the essence," Hollande told a joint news conference with President Barack Obamaat the White House.
VIENNA, Feb 11- Austria signalled on Tuesday flexibility on exchanging cross-border bank account data with fellow European Union members even absent a final EU accord with Switzerland.
DUBLIN, Feb 11- A planned British referendum on leaving the European Union is worrying its near neighbour Ireland because of their close trade ties and the possible impact it could have on the bloc. The prospect is unsettling for Ireland, a country of 4.6 million that won independence from London in 1922..
MUMBAI, Feb 11- India said on Tuesday it will respond to any U.S. trade action it, a day after Washington said it would take India to the World Trade Organisation in order to gain a bigger foothold for U.S. manufacturers in its fast-growing solar products market. "India will respond at the WTO adequately," Trade Minister Anand Sharma told reporters.
BRUSSELS, Feb 10- The European Union agreed on Monday to launch negotiations with Cuba to increase trade, investment and dialogue on human rights in its most significant diplomatic shift since Brussels lifted sanctions on the communist-ruled country in 2008..
BRUSSELS, Feb 10- The European Union agreed on Monday to launch negotiations with Cuba to increase trade, investment and dialogue on human rights in its most significant diplomatic shift since Brussels lifted sanctions on the communist island in 2008..
PARIS, Feb 10- The outlook for most advanced economies is improving, with recoveries in the United States and Japan leading the way, the OECD's latest monthly leading indicator showed on Monday.
LONDON, Feb 9- The euro zone and its constituent parts will report fourth quarter economic growth numbers at the end of the week, offering policy makers at the European Central Bank a needed snapshot of the bloc's underlying strength. There has been general improvement but a growing disparity between Germany and France, the currency union's largest economies.
PARIS, Feb 7- By referring a complaint against the European Central Bank's bond-buying policy to the European Court of Justice, Germany's constitutional court has sidestepped a crucial dispute over who has ultimate authority in the European Union.
BRUSSELS, Feb 6- The European Union will offer to lift tariffs on nearly all goods imported from the United States as part of negotiations towards the world's largest free-trade deal, people familiar with the proposal have told Reuters.