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  • *OPEC oil output slips in June on Iraq, averages 29.93 mln bpd. *Iraq, Ukraine crises push up oil price forecasts.

  • *OPEC oil output slips in June on Iraq, averages 29.93 mln bpd. *Iraq, Ukraine crises push up oil price forecasts.

  • NEW YORK, June 30- Brent crude fell more than $1 on Monday, nearing $112 a barrel while U.S. crude slipped below $105 as investors grew less worried about potential supply disruptions from Iraq. Heavy fighting in the north of Iraq has had little impact on the southern refineries that produce around 90 percent of the OPEC member's oil shipments.

  • OPEC oil output slips in June on Iraq Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    *OPEC output back below supply target of 30 million bpd. The slight decline underlines how unrest and outages in the Middle East and Africa are taking their toll on OPEC supply, just as the International Energy Agency is highlighting a greater need for OPEC oil in the rest of the year. 1/ 8 D: nL5N0OU1KF 3/ 8.

  • IMF signs off on latest Cyprus bailout review Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 30- The International Monetary Fund's board on Monday confirmed Cyprus was on track with the conditions of its bailout program, enabling the immediate disbursement of 84 million euros.

  • *Russia says swine fever outbreak justifies halting imports. BRUSSELS, June 30- The European Union is taking Russia to the World Trade Organisation to try to overturn a ban on pork exports from the bloc, escalating a dispute that has been aggravated by the crisis in Ukraine.

  • LONDON, June 29- While banks are dumping risky assets as regulation bites, asset managers are plugging the funding gap and using their growing clout in ways that could harm markets, the Bank for International Settlements says.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to July 10 Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    ZURICH- Bank for International Settlements releases its annual report. IDAHO, United States- 2014 Montana and Utah Bankers Association meeting. PARIS- 6th International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean on Beyond the Golden Decade?

  • NEW YORK, June 27- Wall Street may kick off the second half of the year with an uptick in volatility, thanks to the June jobs report and plenty of other market-moving data in a short trading week. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is scheduled to speak on financial stability at an International Monetary Fund conference in Washington.

  • EU throws down gauntlet to U.S. over derivatives Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    *Transatlantic tug-of-war over derivatives continues. LONDON, June 27- The European Union said it will help build a seamless global market in financial derivatives by accepting rules used in five countries, adding the United States would get the green light too if it showed flexibility.

  • WEST AFRICA INCLUDING MALI, IVORY COAST, SENEGAL, SHOULD PREPARE FOR POSSIBLE ARRIVAL OF DEADLY EBOLA VIRUS WITH TRAVELLERS- WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION.

  • PARIS/ WASHINGTON, June 26- The European Union and the United States are not poised to slap fresh sanctions on Russia on Friday despite a U.S. warning that Moscow had only' hours "to act on disarming Ukraine separatists, Western diplomats said.

  • World Bank says trade protectionism starts to level off Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 26- Barriers to imports in major economies are starting to recede after a rash of protectionism during the global financial crisis, World Bank figures showed on Thursday.

  • *Google issues first responses to removal requests. BRUSSELS, June 26- Google has begun removing some search results to comply with a European Union ruling upholding citizens' right to have obsolete personal information about them hidden in search engines.

  • *Pressure on France to boost links to Spain. BRUSSELS/ PARIS, June 26- Russia's cut in gas supplies to Ukraine has driven European Union leaders to debate how to bridge the gaps in Europe's grid urgently, replacing decades of fragmentation with a single, united energy market.

  • YPRES, Belgium/ BRUSSELS, June 26- European Union leaders gathered in Belgium for a solemn ceremony on Thursday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War One, determined to display unity despite deep disagreement over who should head their most influential institution.

  • KORTRIJK, Belgium, June 26- European Union leaders will agree on Friday to apply EU fiscal rules as flexibly as possible to support economic growth, taking structural reforms into account when assessing budget discipline, draft summit conclusions showed. Without faster economic growth, Italy won't be able reduce its huge public debt.

  • EU leaders unite for WW1 memorial before Juncker battle Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 9:07 AM ET

    YPRES, Belgium/ BRUSSELS, June 26- European Union leaders gathered in Belgium for a solemn ceremony on Thursday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War One, determined to display unity despite deep disagreement over who should head their most important common institution.

  • EU leaders agree to use EU fiscal rules flexibly-draft Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 8:54 AM ET

    KORTRIJK, Belgium, June 26- European Union leaders will agree on Friday to make full use of the flexibility offered by EU fiscal rules to boost economic growth so that structural reforms are taken into account in the assessment of budget discipline, draft summit conclusions said.

  • Google removes first search results after EU ruling Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 7:26 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, June 26- Google has begun removing some search results to comply with a European Union ruling upholding citizens' right to have objectionable personal information about them hidden in search engines.