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  • YOKOHAMA, Japan Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao will speak at Global Think Tank Summit ahead of ADB's annual meeting in Yokohama. OSLO- Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen and Chief Executive Officer Yngve Slyngstad attend the hearing regarding the Government Pension Fund Global before the standing...

  • YOKOHAMA, Japan Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao will speak at Global Think Tank Summit ahead of ADB's annual meeting in Yokohama. OSLO- Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen and Chief Executive Officer Yngve Slyngstad attend the hearing regarding the Government Pension Fund Global before the standing...

  • CARACAS, Venezuela— Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hiked wages and handed out hundreds of free homes Sunday amid his efforts to counter a strengthening protest movement seeking his removal. It is small solace to workers who seen the buying power of their earnings eroded by a sinking currency and the world's highest inflation— forecast to accelerate to...

  • April 30- Eike Batista, the mining and oil magnate who was once Brazil's richest man, left prison Sunday for house arrest ahead of a trial on corruption charges. Brazilian Supreme Court justice Gilmar Mendes on Friday ordered Batista's release from jail, saying that the crimes the one-time tycoon faces did not involve violence or threats to others.

  • WASHINGTON— Connor Mitchell's university classes take place online, he doesn't have any exams and he studies in a different country every year. Is he looking into the future or taking a gamble? Minerva, an accredited four-year university named after the Greek goddess of wisdom, wants to reinvent elite four-year liberal arts education by teaching critical...

  • TOKYO- Bank of Japan will release the minutes of its March monetary policy meeting. YOKOHAMA, Japan Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao will speak at Global Think Tank Summit ahead of ADB's annual meeting in Yokohama. OSLO- Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen and Chief Executive Officer Yngve Slyngstad...

  • TOKYO- Bank of Japan will release the minutes of its March monetary policy meeting. YOKOHAMA, Japan Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao will speak at Global Think Tank Summit ahead of ADB's annual meeting in Yokohama. OSLO- Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen and Chief Executive Officer Yngve Slyngstad...

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, April 28- Brazilian protesters torched buses, clashed with police in several cities and marched on President Michel Temer's Sao Paulo residence on Friday amid the nation's first general strike in more than two decades. "It is important for us to send a message to the government that the country is watching what they are doing, taking away...

  • BRASILIA, April 28- Brazilian Supreme Court justice Gilmar Mendes ordered the release from jail of former mining and oil magnate Eike Batista, once the country's richest man, ahead of his trial on corruption charges, the court said on Friday. He is expected to stand trial along with an ex- Rio de Janeiro governor who allegedly took millions in bribes from the former...

  • MONTREAL/ NEW YORK April 28- Canada's Bombardier Inc hit back on Friday at rival U.S. planemaker Boeing Co's claim that it sold jets well below cost to win market share in the United States, the latest sign of increasing trade tensions between the two countries. The spat comes days after Washington imposed duties averaging 20 percent on imports of Canadian...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 28- Tesla Inc is recruiting engineers from Mexico to work on robotics and other automated equipment at its California factory, according to LinkedIn postings viewed by Reuters, part of a hiring push to ready the plant for mass production of the upcoming Model 3.. Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment on its Mexico hiring...

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, April 28- Brazilian unions on Friday led the nation's first general strike in over two decades to protest President Michel Temer's austerity measures, hitting public transport and closing schools, factories, banks and other businesses in every state. Even so, analysts and government officials said the strike would have little impact on...

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, April 28- Nationwide strikes led by Brazilian unions to protest President Michel Temer's austerity measures hobbled public transport in several major cities and closed schools, car factories, banks and other businesses across the country. But the government argues economic reforms are needed to pull Brazil out of its worst recession on...

  • MONTREAL/ NEW YORK April 28- Bombardier Inc shares fell as much as 5.45 percent on Friday after Boeing Co sought a U.S. anti-dumping probe against the company, adding to growing trade tensions between the United States and Canada. Boeing's actions came days after the Commerce Department imposed duties averaging 20 percent on imports of Canadian softwood...

  • MONTERREY, Mexico _ Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $174.8 million. On a per-share basis, the Monterrey, Mexico- based company said it had profit of 49 cents. The Coca-Cola bottler posted revenue of $5.42 billion in the period.

  • The strike was to protest major changes to labor law and the pension system being considered by Congress, but it was also a raw display of anger by many Brazilians fed up with corruption and worried about the future amid a deep recession and rising unemployment. In Sao Paulo, thousands marched toward the home of President Michel Temer, throwing rocks at police who...

  • SANTIAGO, Chile _ Banco Santander-Chile on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $163.1 million. Banco Santander-Chile shares have increased almost 8 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Banco Santander-Chile, Earnings Report.

  • *Mexico says conditions exist for a good outcome for all. WASHINGTON, April 27- President Donald Trump told Reuters on Thursday that he was "psyched" to terminate the NAFTA trade deal with Canada and Mexico, but changed his mind after their leaders asked for it to be renegotiated instead. His comments came at the end of a long 24 hours during which Ottawa and Mexico...

  • WASHINGTON- Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker will speak in Washington D.C- 1830 GMT. BERN- Swiss National Bank general meeting of shareholders. Speakers: Swiss National Bank President Jean-Paul Studer, Governing Board Chairman Thomas Jordan and head of the SNB General Assembly Jean-Michel Leuwe- 0800 GMT.

  • WASHINGTON- Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker will speak in Washington D.C- 1830 GMT. BERN- Swiss National Bank general meeting of shareholders. Speakers: Swiss National Bank President Jean-Paul Studer, Governing Board Chairman Thomas Jordan and head of the SNB General Assembly Jean-Michel Leuwe- 0800 GMT.