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  • *Desktop browser with ad-blocker is prelude to mobile versions. FRANKFURT, March 10- Norwegian company Opera is introducing a new version of its desktop computer browser that promises to load web pages faster by incorporating ad-blocking, a move that makes reining in advertising a basic feature instead of an afterthought. The Norwegian company, which has...

  • RIGA, March 9- Latvia expressed sadness on Wednesday over the banning of the drug that has cast a pall over the career of tennis star Maria Sharapova, describing it as "one of the most significant accomplishments" of the tiny nation's scientists. Latvia, a Baltic nation of under 2 million people that won independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, is relatively...

  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 LONDON- Bank of England's Deputy Governor for Prudential Regulation and Chief Executive of the Prudential Regulation, Andrew Bailey, speaks at the Barclays European Financials Capital Summit 2016- 0900 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England's Executive Director for Resolution, Andrew Gracie, speaks at the Barclays European Financials Capital...

  • **NOTTINGHAM, England- Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee member Martin Weale to deliver speech at the University of Nottingham- 1700 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney speaks in parliament on Brexit. **LONDON- Treasury Select Committee Hearing- The economic and financial costs and benefits of UK's EU membership with Bank of England...

  • Norway taps oil fund for the first time

    The country withdrew money from its sovereign wealth fund in January.

  • *China imposes energy consumption cap. Front-month Brent crude futures traded as high as $39.50, the highest since early December, and were trading at $39.22 a barrel at 1433 GMT, up 50 cents from their last settlement. West Texas Intermediate futures fetched $36.42 a barrel, up 50 cents from the last close.

  • LONDON, March 7- Brent crude hit a three-month high on Monday, extending gains that have lifted crude benchmarks by more than a third from this year's lows on an improving global outlook and stronger sentiment for a market recovery. Front-month Brent crude futures traded as high as $39.50, the highest since early December, and were trading at $39.30 a barrel at...

  • MILAN/ LONDON, March 4- European shares rose on Friday after strong U.S jobs data eased concerns of a possible recession in the world's largest economy, with Gemalto lifted by solid results and miners boosted by firmer metal prices. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which had risen in five of the last six sessions, was up 0.6 percent by 1452 GMT.

  • FRIDAY, MARCH 4 TEXAS- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan speaks on economic conditions and monetary policy at the North Texas Commission Dallas Regional Chamber's and Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce's joint event at DFW Airport- 1800 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks before the Institute of...

  • NEW YORK- The Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, Richmond and St. Louis will release findings from the Small Business Credit Survey, a joint regional survey on small business credit conditions- 1900 GMT. LONDON- Germany Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble speaks at the London School of Economics- 1730 GMT.

  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 SAN RAMON- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on the economic outlook before the Bishop Ranch Forum- 1600 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe to appear before House of Lords committee on housing- 1400 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure speaks at the SZ Finance...

  • *China to free up $100 bln in lending. *OPEC production dips to 32.37 million bpd. Benchmark Brent crude futures were down 56 cents at $36.01 a barrel at 1451 GMT, erasing most gains made earlier in the session, when the contract reached a peak of $37.06.

  • OSLO, March 1- Global oil prices appear to have bottomed out and are expected to rise through this year as investment cuts help to reduce a supply glut, a senior analyst at the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday. Benchmark Brent crude futures were up 44 cents at $37.01 a barrel at 1304 GMT, the highest in eight weeks. The global oil market was expected to begin...

  • OSLO, March 1- Frontline, one of the world's largest independent tanker firms, says securing insurance for cargoes carrying oil from Iran is likely to take another two to three months, potentially limiting Iran's ability to quickly ramp up oil exports. Iran has been seeking to rapidly increase oil exports since international sanctions were lifted as part of its...

  • TUESDAY, MARCH 1 NEW YORK- European Central Bank executive board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger to speak at the GARP 17th Annual Risk Management Convention- 1405 GMT. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 SAN RAMON- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on the economic outlook before the Bishop Ranch Forum- 1600 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy...

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 29- EU regulators will say this week the European Union does not need to set a more ambitious greenhouse gas target until the next decade, a text seen by Reuters shows, even though the Paris climate deal stipulates a preliminary review of goals in 2018.. Such a decision would please member state Poland, whose economy relies on coal, but anger...

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 29- EU regulators will say this week the European Union does not need a more ambitious greenhouse gas target until the next decade, a text seen by Reuters shows, even though the Paris climate deal stipulates goals should be reviewed in 2018.. Such a decision would please member state Poland, whose economy relies heavily on coal, but it would anger...

  • Consultations on a preliminary deal between leading oil producers to freeze output should be concluded by March 1, Russia's energy minister told local television.

  • HONG KONG, Feb 19- Off the coast of a nearly deserted island below the southern tip of Hong Kong, at least 10 massive ships that normally carry hundreds of thousands of tons of coal or iron ore lie idle near one of the world's busiest sea routes. We have been hit by a perfect storm- huge order books, China slowdown, the end of quantitative easing, lurking European monetary...

  • OSLO, Feb 18- Norway's central bank can continue to cut interest rates and the government should use short-term fiscal spending to lift the economy as the boom of the last two decades grinds to a halt, the country's central bank chief said on Thursday. He also said more than $9 billion would be taken from Norway's sovereign wealth fund this year, the first net...