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  • *Yemen talks start as Saudi-led warplanes strike capital. NEW YORK, June 15- Oil prices fell in volatile trading on Monday as the Greek debt crisis raised concerns about demand for petroleum in Europe and as the U.N. started talks to try to bring peace to Yemen, where OPEC heavyweight Saudi Arabia is involved in a civil war. The weak July Brent expiration also...

  • *Yemen talks start as Saudi-led warplanes strike capital. NEW YORK, June 15- Crude oil fell in volatile trading on Monday as the Greek debt crisis raised concerns about demand for petroleum in Europe and as the U.N. started talks to try to bring peace to Yemen, where OPEC heavyweight Saudi Arabia is involved in a civil war. Brent has fallen from a high above $66 last...

  • US STOCKS-U.S. stocks lower amid Greek debt worries Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 12:59 PM ET

    *Cigna touches record high after Anthem takeover offer report. Talks between Greece and its creditors broke up after less than an hour on Sunday, raising the prospect of Athens being unable to repay $1.8 billion owed to the International Monetary Fund by the end of this month. "The market has had a long time to prepare for and has done what it can with what it sees on...

  • LONDON, June 15- Britain looks set to be exempt from a European Union law that aims to end "too big to fail" banks by reining in trading risks, diplomatic sources said on Monday. Britain is on course to get an exemption from the EU bank structural reform, according to documents seen by Reuters, because it is already requiring the retail arms of its lenders to hold extra...

  • UPDATE 1-EU states endorse data protection overhaul Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 11:40 AM ET

    *Final deal needs to be hammered out with EU lawmakers. LUXEMBOURG, June 15- European Union member states endorsed a sweeping overhaul of the 28- country bloc's data protection laws on Monday, bringing a web of national laws into a single set of rules with the potential for heavy fines. "Today we take a big step forward in making Europe fit for the digital age," said Vera...

  • China to join EU in pledge to get Paris climate deal Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 11:29 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, June 15- China, the world's biggest polluter, will sign a joint pledge with the European Union this month to seek a U.N. agreement to tackle climate change as one of "the greatest threats facing humanity," according to a draft statement seen by Reuters. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will endorse the statement at a June 29 summit in Brussels with EU leaders, who...

  • BODRUM, Turkey, June 15- The world's leading economies have narrowed down their commitments to boost global growth under a G20 plan and should be able to demonstrate progress by the end of Turkey's G20 presidency this year, a senior Turkish official said on Monday. "If we can achieve this goal in five years... we will be adding 2 trillion dollars to world economic...

  • EU states endorse overhaul of data protection rules Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 8:11 AM ET

    LUXEMBOURG, June 15- European Union member states endorsed a sweeping overhaul of the 28- country bloc's data protection laws on Monday, bringing a web of national laws into one set of rules that could see companies fined when they break them. "Today we take a big step forward in making Europe fit for the digital age," said Vera Jourova, Commissioner for Justice,...

  • LONDON, June 15- Ukraine's sovereign dollar bonds fell on Monday after the IMF pledged to lend to Kiev even in the absence of a debt swap deal and hinted a creditors' debt restructuring proposal was not acceptable. Bondholders had proposed a plan which they say could save Ukraine $15.8 billion over the four-year period of its IMF-led bailout without forcing them...

  • June 15- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Monday, tracking world markets, after talks on ending a deadlock between Greece and its international creditors failed on Sunday. *Talks between Greece and its creditors broke up after less than an hour, raising prospects of Athens being unable to repay $1.8 billion dollars owed to the International Monetary Fund by...

  • *Failure in Greece talks hits shares in Europe and Asia. After weeks of minor ebbs and flows on the stop-start negotiations, bond markets across the euro zone signaled alarm that a deal may not be reached by mid-year, when Athens must repay 1.6 billion euros to the International Monetary Fund. Shares in Europe and Asia fell, led lower by banks.

  • *Commerzbank sees Brent in range $60 to $65. LONDON, June 15- Oil prices fell on Monday as the Greek debt crisis helped boost the dollar, making fuel more expensive to holders of other currencies, and as United Nations talks offered a chance for peace in Yemen where crude exporter Saudi Arabia is involved in a civil war. Production has been increasing in top OPEC...

  • BRUSSELS, June 15- New European Union data protection rules expected to be agreed on Monday will allow citizens to sue companies that own data as well as those that process it on their behalf, for example cloud computing providers. The new system is opposed by companies such as Germany's SAP SE, International Business Machines Corp, Cisco Systems Inc and...

  • SHANGHAI, June 15- China's yuan held a soft tone on Monday, and could ease for the eighth trading session after the central bank set the daily guidance rate almost unchanged. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.1169 per dollar prior to market open, unchanged from the previous fix at 6.1167. A team from the International Monetary Fund is visiting...

  • BRUSSELS/ ATHENS, June 14- Talks on ending a deadlock between Greece and its international creditors broke up in failure on Sunday, with European leaders venting their frustration as Athens stumbled closer towards a debt default that threatens its future in the euro. European Union officials blamed the collapse on Athens, saying it had failed to offer anything...

  • GREECE'S VAROUFAKIS SAYS HE BELIEVES NO SENSIBLE EUROPEAN POLITICIAN WILL WANT TO SEE GREECE LEAVE THE EURO ZONE.

  • WASHINGTON, June 12- The International Monetary Fund's board on Friday decided to postpone by three months its decision on how to raise emerging countries' voting rights at the institution, as it seeks to get past U.S. foot-dragging on reforms. The IMF's member countries agreed in 2010 to give more voting power to countries like China and India, double the fund's...

  • *Euro rises after optimistic comments from Greece. *U.S. stocks fall on Greece, ahead of Fed meeting. The International Monetary Fund delegation left Greek debt negotiations on Friday because of "major differences" with Athens on the same day that EU officials held their first formal talks on the possibility of Greece defaulting.

  • WASHINGTON, June 12- The head of the International Monetary Fund said on Friday that the global lender could continue to lend to Ukraine even if talks over restructuring Kiev's debt fail and the nation determines it cannot meet its obligations. "In the event that a negotiated settlement with private creditors is not reached and the country determines that it...

  • WASHINGTON, June 12- A team from the International Monetary Fund is visiting China as part of the global lender's review over whether to include the Chinese yuan in its basket of currencies, an IMF official said on Friday. "As part of the review, an IMF team is visiting China to have technical discussions," the official said in an email. Beijing is pushing to get the yuan...