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  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Dec 11 Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1 EAST LANSING, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Economic Club Luncheon- 1745 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England announces the results of this year's bank stress tests and publishes Financial Stability...

  • *Dec. 4 OPEC meeting in focus for possible output cut. *OPEC officials question upbeat forecast. Brent crude fell by 30 cents to $45.16 per barrel by 1520 GMT, after settling down 71 cents at $45.46 in the previous session.

  • *Dec. 4 OPEC meeting in focus for possible output cut. LONDON, Nov 27- Crude oil futures fell on Friday, bringing losses this month to more than 8 percent, as disappointing Chinese data and worries over a supply glut overshadowed geopolitical concerns. Brent crude fell by 5 cents to $45.41 per barrel by 1311 GMT, after settling down 71 cents at $45.46 in the previous...

  • *Dec. 4 OPEC in focus for possible output cut. LONDON, Nov 27- Crude oil futures fell on Friday, bringing losses this month to close to 9 percent, as disappointing Chinese data and worries over a supply glut overshadowed geopolitical concerns. Brent crude fell by 60 cents to $44.86 per barrel by 1007 GMT, after settling down 71 cents at $45.46 in the previous session.

  • *OPEC determined to keep pumping vigorously. OPEC is determined to keep pumping oil to defend market share, alarming some of the group's weaker members who fear prices may slump towards $20. "OPEC has been extremely explicit that it will not cut production in the face of low prices, and with Iran coming back to the market, it will produce more than 32 million barrels...

  • STAVANGER/ OSLO, Norway, Nov 26- Private equity investors are buying up assets in Norway's crisis-hit oil sector, betting on a recovery in crude prices and cutting deals with energy firms whose focus is elsewhere and are happy to generate some cash. Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman and Sam Laidlaw, former chief executive of British utility Centrica, are among...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Dec 9 Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 | 6:48 AM ET

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27 RABAT- Bank of Spain Governor Luis Maria Linde to participate in the "Monetary Policy and Financial Stability in the Mediterranean Region" conference- 0600 GMT. NAGOYA, Japan- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks to business leaders in Nagoya- 0100 GMT. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1 EAST LANSING, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago...

  • UPDATE 4-Oil eases on glut, production outlook Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 | 4:44 AM ET

    *OPEC determined to keep pumping vigorously. LONDON, Nov 26- Oil fell on Thursday as fears of escalating violence causing supply disruption in the Middle East faded and focus returned to a persistent market glut and increased global output. West Texas Intermediate futures were down 21 cents at $42.83 per barrel after the U.S. crude rose to $43.30 earlier the...

  • UPDATE 3-UK aims to close coal-fired power plants by 2025 Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 9:13 AM ET

    *Coal provided a third of UK electricity in 2014. "It cannot be satisfactory for an advanced economy like the UK to be relying on polluting, carbon-intensive 50- year-old coal-fired power stations," she said at the Institution of Civil Engineers. British power producer Drax announced in September it would halt investment in the country's only coal power station...

  • *Coal provided a third of UK electricity in 2014. LONDON, Nov 17- Britain wants to close all of its coal-fired power plants by 2025 and lower their output from 2023, the government said on Wednesday, making it the first major economy to put a date on shutting down polluting coal plants to curb carbon emissions. Coal- fired power plants provided around a third of...

  • U.S. and Russian gas exporters square up over Europe Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 11:03 AM ET

    MILAN/ BRUSSELS, Nov 17- The first export of U.S. gas to Europe will head for Lithuania, two industry sources say, a gesture to the Baltic states, reliant on Russia for supply, and the likely first shot in a price war over market share in Moscow's backyard. The February delivery will be of U.S. liquefied natural gas transported by sea to custom built terminals,...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Nov 26 Sunday, 15 Nov 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16 MADRID- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is due to speak at the European Roundtable of Industrialists Plenary Session in Madrid- 1015 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank board member Vitor Constancio at Opening Conference of 18th Euro Finance Week in Frankfurt- 0930 GMT. PARIS- European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure...

  • PARIS, Nov 12- Any global climate change agreement reached in Paris next month will be legally binding and have a concrete impact, France's president and foreign minister said on Thursday, reacting to U.S. comments that questioned the status of the accord. Kerry's French counterpart, Laurent Fabius, said on Thursday that, unlike previous negotiations, the Paris...

  • Melting Arctic is like 'discovering a new Africa' Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 5:36 AM ET

    There are great benefits to developing the Arctic's amazing wealth of resources, if done carefully, according to Iceland's president.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Nov 25 Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 7:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks before the Cato Institute 33rd Annual Monetary Conference, "Rethinking Monetary Policy"- 1405 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker and Bank of Mexico Deputy Governor Manuel Sanchez participate in "Panel 1: What Monetary Policy Can and Can't Do"...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Nov 24 Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    Speakers:- Bank of England Mark Carney and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. WELLINGTON- Reserve Bank of New Zealand releases Financial Stability Report STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank executive board meets for non-rate setting meeting UTSUNONMIYA, Japan- Bank of Japan board member Yutaka Harada speaks at Utsunomiya- 0130 GMT.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Nov 21 Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks at Chicago Booth School's Initiative on Global Markets, "The $13 Trillion Question: Managing the U.S. Government's Debt"- 1930 GMT. BRUSSELS- European Parliament exchanges views with European Central Bank President Mario Draghi- 0830 GMT. BERLIN- European Central Bank Executive Board...

  • BEIJING, Nov 9- To get a sense of how hard it is to measure greenhouse gas emissions in China, it pays to visit the Deqingyuan poultry farm on the outskirts of Beijing, where streams of chicken manure are piped from wooden sheds to an industrial gas digester that rises above the ground like a tethered balloon. "I don't know how they calculate the figure but there were...

  • FRANKFURT/ LONDON, Nov 5- China National Bluestar, a subsidiary of ChemChina, has started preparing for a stock market listing in Norway of its silicon business Elkem as it seeks to free cash for domestic expansion, three sources familiar with the matter said. Bluestar has asked Morgan Stanley and DNB to organize an Oslo initial public offering, which could take...

  • EU finance ministers set for vague climate promises Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 | 10:37 AM ET

    *Climate finance could be deal-breaker in Paris talks. BRUSSELS, Nov 5- European finance ministers are likely to agree on Tuesday to provide more cash to help the world adapt to global warming, which campaigners say that will be too weak for a successful outcome to the Paris talks on a new climate deal. Their hope is the European Union's negotiators will have a plan B...