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  • WARSAW, Poland— Officials say that Poland has signed its first deal to purchase liquefied natural gas from a U.S. supplier, as the country seeks to cut its dependence on deliveries from Russia. Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said the deal helps Poland's efforts to cut its dependence on deliveries from Russia and is financially favorable to Poland.

  • *PZU upgrade, Lotos earnings reverse fall of Warsaw stock index. BUDAPEST, April 26- Polish equities climbed to their highest since mid-2015 on Wednesday as attention turned to local news in Central European markets and away from the risks related to France's elections. But Warsaw's main equities index reversed an early decline and rose 1.4 percent by 1257 GMT.

  • WARSAW/ LONDON, April 26- U.S. bank JPMorgan Chase is zooming in on Warsaw as a destination for its new back office operations centre which could eventually employ several thousand people supporting the bank's European and Asian business, sources said. As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, and banks and other financial firms look to shift jobs from...

  • WARSAW/ LONDON, April 26- U.S. bank JPMorgan Chase is zooming in on Warsaw as a destination for its new back office operations center which could eventually employ several thousand people supporting the bank's European and Asian business, sources said. As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, and banks and other financial firms look to shift jobs from...

  • *Warsaw's commitment to coal expansion lowers risk for investors. WARSAW/ LONDON, April 25- Many Western banks and finance institutions have pledged to divest from coal, but this has not stopped at least one Polish utility that is expanding its use of the fossil fuel from securing funding through banks and the European Investment Bank. Furthermore, the...

  • BUDAPEST, April 26- Budapest stocks led a retreat of Central European equities on Wednesday, driven lower by OTP shares, after the Hungarian central bank signaled that it intends to keep interest rates low, eroding banks' interest income. Hungary's main equities index fell 0.7 percent by 0855 GMT, driven by a 1.4 percent decline by OTP, the region's biggest...

  • BUDAPEST, April 25- Central European currencies mostly gained on Tuesday and government bonds tracked Bunds lower as relief over France's presidential election turned investors towards risky assets. Hungary's forint was an exception, slipping 0.1 percent to 311.75 by 0756 GMT. That round left centrist Emmanuel Macron poised to win the run-off on May 7 over...

  • *Warsaw, Prague lead stock rebound on France, up 1.3 pct. BUDAPEST, April 24- Central European assets, mainly stocks and currencies rose on Monday after centrist Emmanuel Macron won the first round of France's elections, taking a big step towards becoming president. Warsaw and Prague led a rebound of stocks, with their indices rising 1.3 percent by 1231 GMT,...

  • LONDON, April 24- Emerging assets shifted up a gear on Monday as markets cheered the French election results, pushing developing stocks to a near-three week high and sending most emerging currencies surging against the dollar and euro. MSCI's emerging market index extended gains into a third day and rose 0.5 percent as bourses across Asia, Europe and Africa...

  • *Warsaw leads stock rebound on French vote, up 1.3 pct. BUDAPEST, April 24- Central European stocks and currencies rose on Monday after centrist Emmanuel Macron won the first round of France's presidential elections, taking a big step towards becoming president. Warsaw led a rebound of stocks, with its blue-chip index rising 1.3 percent by 0740 GMT.

  • WARSAW, Poland— Poland's main opposition party on Friday called for the dismissal of Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz, saying his actions and choice of aides raised security questions. The opposition says he is harming Poland's army, a NATO member. The second one, Waclaw Berczynski, an emigre professor based in the U.S., was head of the ministry's special...

  • *Fear of radical win in France elections weighs on currencies. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, April 21- Central European currencies hovered near multi-week lows on Friday due to fears that an anti-EU candidate may win the first round of France's presidential election on Sunday. Opinion polls put centrist Emmanuel Macron in pole position, but a shooting of a French policeman...

  • BUCHAREST, April 20- NATO member Romania plans to buy Patriot missiles from U.S. company Raytheon to help protect its airspace, a senior Defence Ministry official said on Thursday. The defense budget in Romania- a NATO member since 2004 and one of Washington's staunchest allies in eastern Europe along with Poland- was 1.7 percent of gross domestic product in 2016...

  • BUCHAREST, April 20- NATO member Romania plans to buy Patriot missiles from U.S. company Raytheon to help protect its airspace, a senior Defence Ministry official said on Thursday. The defence budget in Romania- a NATO member since 2004 and one of Washington's staunchest allies in eastern Europe along with Poland- was 1.7 percent of gross domestic product in 2016...

  • NEW YORK- European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure at C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics in New York 1200 GMT. ANNANDALE- ON- HUDSON, New York- European Central Bank board member Peter Praet will give a speech at the " Levy Economics Institute's 26th annual Hyman P. Minsky conference" 1400 GMT. WASHINGTON- Bank of Canada Senior...

  • NEW YORK- European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure at C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics in New York 1200 GMT. ANNANDALE- ON- HUDSON, New York- European Central Bank board member Peter Praet will give a speech at the " Levy Economics Institute's 26th annual Hyman P. Minsky conference" 1400 GMT. WASHINGTON- Bank of Canada Senior...

  • WASHINGTON- World Bank President Jim Yong Kim participates in a discussion in Washington- 1830 GMT. ANNANDALE- ON- HUDSON, New York- Esther George, president of Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, speaks before the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College's 26th Annual Minsky Conference 1300 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia will release the minutes of April...

  • WASHINGTON- World Bank President Jim Yong Kim participates in a discussion in Washington- 1830 GMT. ANNANDALE- ON- HUDSON, New York- Esther George, president of Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, speaks before the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College's 26th Annual Minsky Conference 1300 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia will release the minutes of April...

  • **WASHINGTON- World Bank President Jim Yong Kim participates in a discussion in Washington- 1830 GMT. ANNANDALE- ON- HUDSON, New York- Esther George, president of Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, speaks before the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College 26th Annual Minsky Conference, in Annandale- on- Hudson, N.Y 1300 GMT. **NEW YORK- European Central Bank board...

  • **WASHINGTON- World Bank President Jim Yong Kim participates in a discussion in Washington- 1830 GMT. ANNANDALE- ON- HUDSON, New York- Esther George, president of Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, speaks before the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College 26th Annual Minsky Conference, in Annandale- on- Hudson, N.Y 1300 GMT. **NEW YORK- European Central Bank board...