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  • VIENNA— OPEC and key non- OPEC oil producers are near their target of taking 1.8 million barrels of crude a day off global markets less than two months after agreeing to do so in efforts to push up the price of crude, Russia's energy minister said Sunday. Alexander Novak's upbeat comments to reporters came at the end of the first meeting of a joint OPEC- non- OPEC...

  • *First meeting on oil deal compliance. VIENNA, Jan 22- OPEC and non- OPEC countries have made a strong start to lowering their oil output under the first such pact in more than a decade, energy ministers said on Sunday as producers look to reduce oversupply and support prices. All the countries are sticking to the deal... results are above expectations, "Russian Energy...

  • *Too early to talk of extending 6- month deal- Russia's Novak. VIENNA, Jan 22- Energy ministers from OPEC and non- OPEC countries meeting in Vienna on Sunday have struck a positive note regarding their agreement to cut oil output as a committee set to monitor compliance with the deal meets for the first time. The other members of the committee represent Algeria,...

  • LONDON— British Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday she plans to discuss free trade and the importance of the NATO military alliance when she becomes the first foreign leader to meet with U.S. The White House's invitation for May to meet with Trump on Friday was seen in Britain as affirmation that Trump values the vaunted "special relationship" between the...

  • VIENNA, Jan 22- A committee of OPEC and non- OPEC countries responsible for monitoring compliance with a global agreement to reduce oil output is set to meet for the first time in Vienna on Sunday. Kuwait chairs the five-member committee which also includes Algeria, Venezuela, Russia and Oman. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non- OPEC...

  • Women's march in Charlotte attended by an estimated 10,000 demonstrators as a sister march to the one in Washington DC, in USA on January 21, 2017.

    An estimated 3 million people have marched worldwide, including in London, Berlin and Tokyo, NBC News reports.

  • BRUSSELS- ECB Board Member Peter Praet delivers a speech at "European Pillar of Social Rights Conference", organised by European Commission in Brussels- 1315 GMT. COPENHAGEN- Norges Bank Deputy Governor Egil Matsen gives a speech at a "Seminar on active ownership in pension funds" arranged by Pension Research Centre and Copenhagen Economics- 1410 GMT.

  • BUDAPEST- Hungarian National Bank Governor Gyorgy Matolcsy, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Bank of China Ltd Chairman Guoli Tian are scheduled to attend 4th "Lamfalussy" memorial conference- 0800 GMT. LONDON- Czech Central Bank board member Vojtech Benda to attend "ING Client Breakfast" in London. WASHINGTON- Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray...

  • *Stocks recover some ground after paring gains on Trump speech. NEW YORK, Jan 20- The dollar ended down while U.S. stock indexes rose in the last day of a choppy trading week, as investors reacted to President Donald Trump's inaugural speech. "I think folks priced in the good stuff in that first month and now they're worried about inflation and what's the Fed going to do,...

  • *Producers to establish compliance mechanism at meeting- OPEC. Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and some other producing countries including Russia will meet in Vienna this weekend to establish a mechanism to verify compliance with a deal to cut 1.8 million barrels per day of output, OPEC's secretary general told Reuters.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 20- Gold prices turned up on Friday, as the dollar fell and U.S. "I think some of the populist issue themes that he's touched on are supportive of gold," said James Steel, chief metals analyst for HSBC Securities in New York. Spot gold was up 0.5 percent at $1,211.30 an ounce by 3:04 p.m. EST, while U.S. gold futures settled up 0.3 percent at $1,204.90 per...

  • *Producers to establish compliance mechanism at meeting- OPEC. Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and some other producing countries including Russia will meet in Vienna this weekend to establish a mechanism to verify compliance with a deal to cut 1.8 million barrels per day of output, OPEC's secretary general told Reuters.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 20- The dollar edged lower in choppy trading on Friday as investors found few reasons to make big bets on the U.S. currency following newly sworn-in President Donald Trump's inauguration speech. "There wasn't anything that appeared to elicit a strong market movement," said Richard Scalone, co-head of foreign exchange at TJM Brokerage in Chicago.

  • *Stocks, dollar lose ground on Trump speech. *S&P holds on to small gains, set for weekly dip. NEW YORK, Jan 20- The dollar was down but U.S. stock indexes pared their gains in the last day of a choppy trading week, after Donald Trump's inaugural speech as U.S.

  • LONDON/ FRANKFURT Jan 20- U.S. banks Morgan Stanley and Citigroup have identified many of the roles that will need to be moved from Britain following its exit from the European Union, sources involved in the processes told Reuters. Morgan Stanley, which bases the bulk of its European staff in Britain, will have to move up to 1,000 jobs in sales and trading, risk...

  • *Producers to establish compliance mechanism at meeting- OPEC. Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and some other producing countries including Russia, will meet in Vienna to establish a mechanism to verify compliance with a deal to cut output 1.8 million barrels per day, OPEC's secretary general told Reuters.

  • LONDON, Jan 20- Britain's pound emerged from one of its most turbulent weeks in decades with its strongest gain against the dollar since the start of December. Sterling had recovered from the early disappointment on Friday of the weakest UK retail sales figures in almost five years, to stand at $1.2329 by the time Donald Trump ended his first speech as U.S.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 20- Former British finance minister George Osborne, who lost his job after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, will join BlackRock Inc as an adviser next month, the world's largest asset manager said on Friday. Osborne will work as a part-time senior adviser to the BlackRock Investment Institute, an arm of the asset manager that serves...

  • Communist China is the world's champion of free trade and globalization. And Europe, spurned by Washington and London, is turning to Beijing to fill the void. Welcome to the World Economic Forum in Davos circa 2017.

  • LONDON— Former British Treasury chief George Osborne is to join investment management firm BlackRock as an adviser. A strong advocate of Britain remaining in the European Union, he was fired by Prime Minister Theresa May after the country's June decision to leave. He is not planning to resign from the House of Commons when he takes up the post Feb. 1.