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  • SUNDAY, MAY 1 AMELIA ISLAND, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley speaks before the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Financial Markets Conference- 2315 GMT. MONDAY, MAY 2 AMELIA ISLAND, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart gives welcome remarks before the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta...

  • BRUSSELS, April 28- Greece and its international lenders are close to a deal on a package of bailout reforms and are working to agree further contingency steps by May 9 when an extraordinary meeting of euro zone finance ministers will be held in Brussels, EU officials said on Thursday. Talks between Greece and its lenders have almost reached a conclusion on...

  • ATHENS/ BRUSSELS, April 27- Greece accused the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday of undermining negotiations over the release of more bailout funds needed in the next few weeks to repay debt. At issue is what measures Athens would take if it fails to reach fiscal targets by 2018. Athens argues that its constitution precludes legislation on a...

  • LONDON/ MILAN, April 27 (Reuters)- European shares edged higher on Wednesday helped by gains among utilities and energy stocks, while Greek equities lost ground after euro zone officials delayed a meeting on the country's bailout. Greece's benchmark ATG equity index fell 2.8 percent, making it the worst-performing market in the region. Utilities were also...

  • BERLIN, April 27- More talks on experts level are needed on the Greek bailout programme before euro zone finance minister can meet again to discuss Athens' progress, a spokeswoman for German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Wednesday. "It seems as if there is the need for more talks," spokeswoman Friederike von Tiesenhausen said during a government...

  • BERLIN, April 27- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Wednesday that the Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers was in charge of reviewing the Greek bailout programme and Athens' progress in implementing agreed reforms. A Greek government source said on Tuesday that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras planned to contact European Council...

  • LONDON, April 27 (Reuters)- European shares were little changed on Wednesday amid a mixed set of corporate earnings, while the Greek market underperformed after euro zone officials delayed a meeting on the country's bailout. Greece's benchmark ATG equity index fell 3.7 percent, making it the worst-performing market in the region. The Athens market fell after...

  • LONDON, April 27- European stocks slipped on Wednesday, weighed down by some weak corporate earnings, while the Greek market underperformed after euro zone officials delayed a meeting on the country's bailout. Greece's benchmark ATG equity index fell 4 percent, making it the worst-performing market in the region. The Athens market fell following the...

  • BRUSSELS, April 26- Euro zone finance ministers will not meet on Thursday and need more time to discuss Greek reforms that would unlock new loans, signaling significant differences remain between Athens and its lenders on bailout targets. The meeting was a possibility because Athens and its EU/IMF lenders aimed to reach an agreement this week on reforms...

  • BRUSSELS, April 21- Greece had a primary surplus last year that beat the target set in its bailout programme, according to the European Commission, but euro zone officials said the number was already discounted in talks between Athens and lenders on reforms and debt relief. A Commission spokeswoman said Athens recorded a primary surplus- which excludes debt...

  • MILAN/ LONDON, April 21 (Reuters)- European stocks fell slightly on Thursday, with Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson and French drinks firm Pernod leading the fall after disappointing updates. Some investors said there was some profit taking before a European Central Bank (ECB) meeting later in the day which was widely expected to keep interest rates...

  • BRUSSELS, April 21- Greece had a primary budget surplus before debt service last year, beating the target set in its bailout programme, the European Commission said on Thursday after the EU statistics office released data on member states' budgets. A Commission spokeswoman said Athens recorded a primary surplus of 0.7 percent of Gross Domestic Product in 2015..

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 21 NEW YORK- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney to deliver remarks at the United Nations' How the financial system can support delivery of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals, including for employment and growth, investment, and climate action'- 1400 GMT. Speakers: Czech National Bank Governor Miroslav Singer, European Central...

  • *Spain sees 3.6 pct deficit in 2016 vs 2.8 pct previously. *Economy minister says Spain needs to preserve growth. MADRID, April 19- Spain's caretaker government on Tuesday said it aimed to cut the public deficit this year and next at a slower pace than originally agreed with Brussels, after a wide miss on 2015 targets left it scrambling to plug a budget gap.

  • MADRID, April 16- Spain's acting treasury minister met with the heads of the country's regional governments late on Friday, urging them to control their spending this year in order to rein in one of the European Union's largest public deficits. The task is a politically uncomfortable one for the caretaker government of the centre-right People's Party at a time...

  • WASHINGTON- African finance ministers press briefing- 1500 GMT. WASHINGTON- International Monetary and Financial Committee press conference at the IMF headquarters- 1700 GMT. WASHINGTON- World Bank holds discussion on "A New Vision for Financing Development".

  • *China economy grows 6.7 pct in Q1 as expected. *Oil dips ahead of Doha meet after 11 pct April jump. Speculation was also still circling about whether top oil producers led by Saudi Arabia and Russia will be able to hammer a deal in Doha, Qatar on Sunday to curb output which is currently churning out around 2 million barrels of excess oil a day.

  • *China Q1 GDP meets expectations at +6.7 pct. *China industrial output, new loans beat forecasts. China posted its slowest economic growth since 2009 but a surge of new debt appears to be fuelling a recovery in factory activity, investment and household spending in the world's second largest economy.

  • *China economy grows 6.7 pct in Q1 as expected. Data from China drew approval as it showed the country's giant economy grew at 6.7 percent in the first quarter year-on-year, bolstering the view its slowdown may be bottoming out. The major currencies seen as most dependent on China were the main gainers.

  • WASHINGTON- IMF discussion on "Private Sector Solutions in Challenging Markets"- 1300 GMT. WASHINGTON- Press briefing: European Department at IMF headquarters- 1315 GMT. WASHINGTON- World Bank holds discussion on "Forced Displacement: A Global Development Challenge".