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  • *South China Sea dispute can't be resolved overnight- ambassador. BEIJING, May 14- China and the Philippines will start bilateral consultations on the disputed South China Sea this week, the Philippine ambassador to Beijing said, as Manila looks to ease tensions with Asia's top economic power. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is visiting Beijing this...

  • "The problem has become global," said Suzanne Hill, head of essential medicines at the World Health Organisation. Hill was speaking after a one-day forum on fair pricing sponsored by the U.N. health agency and the Dutch government in Amsterdam. WHO assistant director-general Marie-Paule Kieny said there was agreement that industry needed reasonable returns...

  • May 11- Netflix Inc said it would create 400 jobs in its new European customer service hub in Amsterdam, as the U.S. video streaming pioneer expands around the world. The company, whose original shows include "13 Reasons Why" and " House of Cards", said on Thursday that at least six new original European series would be announced by the end of 2017, including a German...

  • A sign is posted in front of the Netflix headquarters in California

    Streaming service Netflix says it will hire 400 staff for its new Amsterdam-based European customer service headquarters and plans to announce at least six new original European projects before the end of 2017.

  • ING Groep reported better than expected first-quarter underlying pretax profits on Wednesday, up 39 percent from a year ago.

  • **STOCKHOLM- Swedish central bank First Deputy Governor Kerstin af Jochnick gives a sppech in a conference about the current economic situation and monetary policy challenges- 0730 GMT SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren gives a luncheon speech in South Burlington- 1600 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank...

  • **STOCKHOLM- Swedish central bank First Deputy Governor Kerstin af Jochnick gives a sppech in a conference about the current economic situation and monetary policy challenges- 0730 GMT SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren gives a luncheon speech in South Burlington- 1600 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank...

  • LONDON, May 8- Copper stocks registered with the London Metal Exchange surged by almost 98,000 tonnes last week. This sudden manifestation of metal may not have been the only reason for copper's slide below $5,500 for the first time since the beginning of January. The whole industrial metals complex was on the back foot last week as fears of Chinese slowdown...

  • LONDON, May 8- Copper stocks registered with the London Metal Exchange surged by almost 98,000 tonnes last week. This sudden manifestation of metal may not have been the only reason for copper's slide below $5,500 for the first time since the beginning of January. The whole industrial metals complex was on the back foot last week as fears of Chinese slowdown...

  • A man stands in front of posters during the second round of the French presidential election in the town of Saint-Sulpice-des-Landes, western France on May 7, 2017.

    Rising far-right nationalism in Europe is still looking for another major victory, for now.

  • AMSTERDAM, May 4- Amsterdam plans to require homeowers who want to rent out accommodation via AirBnB or a similar service to register dates with city authorities ahead of time, the latest limit set by the largest city in the Netherlands on the "sharing economy." In 2014, Amsterdam struck a deal with AirBnB under which the San Francisco- based company collects...

  • Next week the debate on drug pricing- a particularly heated topic in the United States- will move to Amsterdam as the Dutch government hosts a forum for World Health Organization member states to promote "fair pricing". After Donald Trump earlier this year accused drugmakers of "getting away with murder", shortly before he was inaugurated as U.S. president, the May...

  • DUBAI, May 3- Iraqi fuel oil exports have soared since January despite a reduction in the country's crude production in line with OPEC supply cuts, industry sources said, in what could be a way to boost output of refined products and maintain oil revenues. Iraq on average exported between 80,000 and 160,000 tonnes of fuel oil per month in 2016, data collected by...

  • DUBAI, May 3- Iraqi fuel oil exports have soared since January despite a reduction in the country's crude production in line with OPEC supply cuts, industry sources said, in what could be a way to boost output of refined products and maintain oil revenues. Iraq on average exported between 80,000 and 160,000 tonnes of fuel oil per month in 2016, data collected by...

  • LONDON, May 2- Commodities trader Vitol has agreed to buy an 85,000 barrel per day condensate splitter in the Netherlands from Koch Supply and Trading, a subsidiary of U.S. conglomerate Koch Industries, Vitol said in a statement on Tuesday. Its acquisition will enhance our offering to our customers across the region, " Russell Hardy, Vitol CEO for Europe, Middle East...

  • An employee works on the assembly line installing parts on the Duratech 35 V6 engine at the Ford Motor Co. Engine Plant in Lima, Ohio.

    Companies shifting their profits overseas are making official statistics less reliable, according to a study.

  • LONDON, April 28- Oil prices rose on Friday after a slide to a one-month low the previous day prompted investors to buy at cheaper levels ahead of an OPEC meeting next month at which producers could prolong output curbs. Most analysts polled by Reuters expect the deal between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non- OPEC producers struck in...

  • *Saudi Arabia sees non- OPEC deal compliance at 85 percent. Optimism is rising about the prospect of a year-long production curb deal, with most analysts polled by Reuters expecting the accord between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non- OPEC producers, struck at the end of last year, to be extended to the end of the year.

  • *Saudi Arabia sees non- OPEC deal compliance at 85 percent. Gains were also helped by a weaker dollar and signs that non- OPEC member Russia was fully compliant with output limits agreed among major producers late last year. "After all, the main drivers- OPEC production cut versus U.S. production gains- are unchanged."

  • DUBAI, April 26- Malaysia Airlines has offered to lease Airbus A330 jets from Alitalia if the struggling Italian airline is wound up, the Asian carrier's chief executive said on Wednesday. Malaysia Airlines could take between six and eight Airbus A330s from Alitalia, CEO Peter Bellew told Reuters in Dubai. Malaysia Airlines is emerging from a turnaround after...