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  • BRUSSELS, Sept 30- European Union states agreed on Friday on a fast-track, joint ratification of the Paris accord to combat climate change, pushing the landmark global pact to the brink of entering into force. Friday's agreement by environment ministers from all EU 28 member states marks a rare political breakthrough for the bloc at a time of uncertainty over...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 30- European Union states agreed on Friday on a fast-track, joint ratification of the Paris accord to combat climate change, pushing the landmark global pact to the brink of entering into force. Friday's agreement by environment ministers from all EU 28 member states marks a rare political breakthrough for the bloc at a time of uncertainty over...

  • BUDAPEST, Sept 30- Central European assets declined on Friday due to concerns over Deutsche Bank and a weekend referendum in Hungary about the EU's migrant quotas. It fell 1.2 percent by 1311 GMT, partly driven by 4.3 percent fall of Moneta Bank. Moneta plunged after GE Capital completed a bookbuild offering to sell about a quarter of Moneta's share capital.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 30- European Union states agreed on Friday on a fast-track, joint ratification of the Paris accord to combat climate change, securing the deal enough backing to enter into force this year and guide a radical shift of the world economy away from fossil fuels. The agreement by environment ministers from all 28 member states is a rare political...

  • BUDAPEST, Sept 30- Central European assets declined on Friday due to concerns over Deutsche Bank, a fall of oil prices and a referendum in Hungary about the EU's migrant quotas due on Sunday. Prague's stock index led regional losses. It fell 1.5 percent by 0830 GMT, touching an 11- day low, driven by 5 percent fall of Moneta Bank and 2.1 percent decline of Erste Bank.

  • SOLTVADKERT, Hungary, Sept 30- At peak harvest time, Hungarian winemaker Sandor Font has enough work for 30 people at his vineyard south of Budapest- if only he could find enough grape-pickers. In the end, he had to make do with about 10, mostly guest workers from Romania. His struggles are a symptom of a wider problem for countries like Hungary, Poland and the Czech...

  • *Hungary doubles government bond sale. BUDAPEST/ PRAGUE, Sept 29- Warsaw's stock index eased on Thursday, bucking a rise in Central European equities driven by rising crude prices, after Poland's ruling party firmed its grip on economic policy with a government reshuffle announced late on Wednesday. The finance ministry will come under the supervision of...

  • BUDAPEST/ PRAGUE, Sept 29- Warsaw's stock index eased on Thursday, bucking a rise in Central European equities driven by rising crude prices, after Poland's ruling party firmed its grip on economic policy with a government reshuffle announced late on Wednesday. The finance ministry will come under the supervision of economy minister Mateusz Morawiecki, an...

  • *Poland replaces finance minister Szalamacha with Morawiecki. BUDAPEST/ BUCHAREST, Sept 28- The zloty led a weakening of Central European currencies on Wednesday as Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo dismissed Pawel Szalamacha as finance minister in a government reshuffle. His responsibilities will be taken over by Deputy Prime Minister and Economy...

  • WARSAW, Poland— Warsaw prosecutors have officially informed a Russian citizen that he is suspected of violating Polish aviation law by flying a drone over Polish government buildings in Warsaw. In Poland, this is the first step toward charges being possibly pressed against the man, identified only as Ivan K., in line with Poland's privacy regulations.

  • *Warsaw leads stocks decline again ahead of government reshuffle. BUDAPEST, Sept 27- Central European currencies steadied on Tuesday after a debate of U.S. presidential candidates seemed to strengthen the position of Democrat Hillary Clinton who is regarded as representative of the status quo in U.S. politics. Warsaw's and Bucharest's main index touched...

  • PARIS, Sept 27- AccorHotels is launching a youth hostel brand called Joe&Joe to tap the spending power of young adults, part of its response to the challenges posed by Airbnb and an entry into a high-growth sector. Europe's largest hotel group said on Tuesday it would open hostels in Paris and Bordeaux in 2018. More are planned in Warsaw, Budapest, Rio and Sao Paulo...

  • WARSAW, Sept 26- Poland's conservative Law and Justice government has set out to buy bank stakes back from foreign investors, a move some bankers and economists say will hamper lenders that prospered through the global financial crisis. Poles played a leading role in the 1980 s in ending communist rule in eastern Europe. "I'm not a supporter of turning...

  • *Warsaw stocks hit 12- day low ahead of government reshuffle. *Slovenia's 10- year bond yield at record low on Fitch upgrade. BUDAPEST, Sept 26- Poland led a fall in Central European stocks on Monday, extending losses posted since Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said on Friday that she would reshuffle her government.

  • WARSAW, Poland— Two miners have been killed and another seriously injured during a cave-in at a copper and silver mine in southwestern Poland, a spokeswoman for the partly state-owned KGHM copper mining corporation said Saturday. The accident raises to six the number of fatalities this year in KGHM's mines and copper mills in Poland. KGHM, known as the Polish...

  • *Warsaw bourse index underperforms region, falling over 1 pct. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Sept 23- Warsaw stocks led a retreat of Central European equities on Friday, after Poland's Prime Minister flagged a government reshuffle which may include the finance minister. The upcoming personnel changes add to risks after Thursday's plunge in the stocks of utilities...

  • BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Sept 22- Some Central European assets firmed on Thursday amid a cautious rise in risk appetite after the U.S. Central Europe's economic growth outpaces that of the euro zone, its government debt yields are higher and currencies are expected to appreciate or ease only mildly over the next year. The forint firmed by 0.4 percent to 307.20 by 1014 GMT,...

  • BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Sept 22- Most Central European assets firmed on Thursday amid a cautious rise in risk appetite after the U.S. Central Europe's economic growth outpaces that of the euro zone, its government debt yields are higher and currencies are expected to appreciate or ease only mildly over the next year. Both currencies firmed by 0.3 percent by 0857 GMT,...

  • *Equities mostly track rebound in Western Europe, Asia. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Sept 21- Equities in Central Europe rebounded on Wednesday, except in Poland where continuing concerns over a possible constitutional crisis weighed on the country's assets. On Tuesday the forint weakened because Hungary's central bank eased policy, capping the year-end level of funds...

  • WARSAW, Poland— Air China has started regular flights between Beijing and Warsaw, the first ever direct connection to Poland by any Asian airline. Poland's main airline, LOT, is already flying to Beijing and the number of passengers has been growing as business ties intensify. Warsaw's Chopin Airport wrote in a tweet Wednesday that Air China launched its service...