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  • At midnight a deadline expires for Ukraine to reduce the $2.2 billion debt it owes Moscow for natural gas deliveries. So far Ukraine has offered no payments, Moscow says, raising the risk of supply disruption, with possible knock-on effects for the European Union.

  • FACTBOX-Technical requirements to reverse gas flows Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 10:04 AM ET

    LONDON, April 7- Ukraine is in emergency talks with the European Union on importing natural gas from the West following a leap in the price it pays for Russian supplies and a crisis in relations between Kiev and Moscow. Most of Europe's gas pipelines were designed to only send gas in one direction, for instance from Russia westward through Ukraine and into the EU.

  • LONDON, April 7- The oil market has rarely been so quiet. Benchmark Brent has traded in a narrow range of $5 either side of $110 per barrel since the summer of 2012.. Oil prices have rarely been so stable for so long since the 1973 oil shock ended the long period of calm in the 1950 s and 1960 s and ushered in the era of OPEC dominance.

  • SINGAPORE, April 7- The World Bank trimmed its 2014 growth forecast for developing East Asia but said the region's economies were likely to see steady growth in the next couple of years, helped by a pick-up in global growth and trade.

  • SINGAPORE, April 7- The World Bank trimmed its 2014 growth forecast for developing East Asia but said the region's economies were likely to see steady growth in the next couple of years, helped by a pick-up in global growth and trade.

  • SEOUL, April 7- U.S. crude oil slipped on Monday to trade around $101 a barrel after Libyan rebels and the government agreed to end an eight-month oil port standoff, which has cost the OPEC producer billions in lost revenues. *U.S. crude for May lost 12 cents at $101.02 a barrel as of 0005 GMT, after it settled 85 cents higher at $101.14 a barrel in the previous session.

  • The International Monetary Fund has already called on Europe to do more ahead of the IMF April 11-13 Spring gathering, alongside which G20 finance ministers and central bankers will meet.

  • WASHINGTON, April 6- The head of the International Monetary Fund dismissed a European central banker's recent remark that the IMF weighs in at his agency more than others such as the U.S. "We do say what we have to say when we think that it's appropriate to say it," IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in an interview that aired on Fox News on Sunday.

  • Ukraine crisis means EU-US trade talks a priority Saturday, 22 Mar 2014 | 5:13 PM ET
    President Barack Obama gives a statement on the situation in the Ukraine in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on March 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    Russia's annexation of Crimea underlines the need for the United States and the European Union to deepen their economic ties via an ambitious trade deal.

  • G-20 mulls ambitious target for global growth Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 10:47 PM ET
    Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey

    The world's top 20 economies may agree to set an ambitious target for faster global growth at a weekend meeting in Sydney.

  • IMF upgrades world growth forecast to 3.7% in 2014 Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 11:19 AM ET
    Shipping containers are unloaded from an international freighter while another cargo ship (R) arrives at the international cargo terminal in Tokyo on October 21, 2013.

    The world economy will grow by more than previously expected this year, the International Monetary Fund forecast on Tuesday.

  • Parag Khanna, Senior Fellow at the non-profit, non-partisan think tank New America Foundation, says the improvements in trade facilitation will add up to 1 to 2 trillion to the global economy

  • Is a global trade agreement on the horizon?     Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 6:02 PM ET

    Trade ministers are in Bali, Indonesia for the World Trade Organization's ministerial meeting. CNBC's Lisa Oake tells you what to expect.

  • Is it 'Bali or bust' for the WTO?     Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 6:51 PM ET

    As the World Trade Organisation kicks off its meeting in Indonesia's resort island Bali later on Tuesday, CNBC's Lisa Oake looks at what's at stake at this key conference.

  • Say cheese: EU strikes trade deal with Canada Saturday, 19 Oct 2013 | 4:44 AM ET
    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L) and  European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (R)

    After settling lingering issues over beef and cheese quotas, the EU and Canada inked a trade deal integrating two of the world's biggest economies.

  • Wall Street pioneer leaves $100K to dog Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 2:14 PM ET
    This isn't Muriel Siebert's chihuahua, although it would probably like to be.

    Muriel Siebert, the first woman to hold a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, left $100,000 to her dog, the New York Post reported on Friday.

  • Google's love rectangle just got smaller: Report Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 9:27 AM ET
    Google co-founder Sergey Brin

    An employee at the center of a split between Google co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife has been removed from his orbit at the office, the New York Post reported.

  • Secret US spy budget: $52.6 billion and counting Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 2:02 PM ET
    General Keith B. Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Commander of U.S. Cyber Command (L); John O. Brennan, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) (C); and Robert S. Mueller III, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (R).

    U.S. national security agencies have built a vast and pricey web of intelligence-gathering tools since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, according to the Washington Post.

  • Banks cut 5,500 branches across Europe in 2012 Sunday, 11 Aug 2013 | 5:34 AM ET

    Banks cut 5,500 branches across the European Union last year, 2.5 percent of the total, leaving the region with 20,000 fewer outlets than it had when the financial industry was plunged into crisis in 2008.

  • Royal Bank of Scotland to appoint McEwan as CEO Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 3:45 AM ET

    Royal Bank of Scotland is looking to appoint its former head of retail banking, Ross McEwan, as the new chief executive to replace Stephen Hester.