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  • *Moody's may upgrade Hungary to investment grade on Friday. BUDAPEST, July 8- The forint led a firming of Central European currencies on Friday as markets increasingly bet Moody's would upgrade its rating on Hungary's sovereign debt after local markets close. Some analysts said Moody's may wait until November to gauge the effect of Britain's June 23...

  • *In Brexit's shadow, NATO summit is Obama's last Europe trip. President Barack Obama urged NATO leaders on Friday to stand firm against a resurgent Russia over its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine and said Britain's vote to leave the European Union should not weaken the Western defence alliance. The 28- member NATO alliance will formally agree to deploy four...

  • *In Brexit's shadow, NATO summit Obama's last Europe trip. President Barack Obama urged NATO leaders on Friday to stand firm against a resurgent Russia over its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine, saying Britain's vote to leave the European Union should not weaken the Western defence alliance. Host nation Poland set the tone of mistrust of Russia.

  • BUDAPEST, July 8- The forint gained and the shares of the largest Hungarian bank, OTP, rose half a percent in early trade on Friday as markets increasingly bet Moody's would upgrade its rating on Hungary's sovereign debt later in the day. Some analysts said Moody's may wait until November to gauge the effect of Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

  • *In shadow of Brexit, NATO summit is Obama's last trip to Europe. President Barack Obama urged NATO leaders on Friday to stand firm against a resurgent Russia over its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine, saying Britain's vote to leave the European Union should not weaken the western defence alliance. "In Warsaw, we must reaffirm our determination- our duty under...

  • *In shadow of Brexit, NATO summit is Obama's last trip to Europe. WARSAW, July 8- NATO leaders will display their resolve towards a resurgent Russia at a summit in Warsaw on Friday despite what many see as a weakening of the West due to Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland requested a permanent NATO presence amid fears that...

  • *In shadow of Brexit, NATO summit is Obama's last trip to Europe. WARSAW, July 8- NATO leaders will display their resolve towards a resurgent Russia at a summit in Warsaw on Friday despite what many see as a weakening of the West due to Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland requested a permanent NATO presence amid fears that...

  • *Hungary, Poland, Romania bond auctions draw strong demand. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, July 7- Central European currencies firmed up on Thursday after bond auctions in Budapest, Bucharest and Warsaw drew robust demand despite a surge in bond prices in recent weeks. Expectations for bond price gains in Hungary have also been fueled by expectations that Moody's may upgrade...

  • *Hungary, Poland, Romania auction bonds. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, July 7- Central European government bonds retreated slightly on Thursday due to positioning ahead of auctions in Budapest, Bucharest and Warsaw later in the day that could draw healthy demand. One Budapest fixed income trader said Hungary might even double its 47 billion forint bond offer at its auction...

  • BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, July 6- The zloty led most Central European currencies higher on Wednesday after Poland's central bank kept interest rates on hold and sent a moderately hawkish message at its first meeting under new governor Adam Glapinski. The belief that the region's main central banks will not ease policy further has been shaken by a plunge in debt yields...

  • *EBA and EMA agencies seen leaving London post Brexit. *Milan mayor visits London as EU cities promote themselves. MILAN/ LONDON, July 5- Milan's new mayor Giuseppe Sala will fly into London on Wednesday, stepping up a battle between European cities competing to wrest two prestigious European Union agencies from London in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the...

  • *Hungary announces Oct 2 referendum on EU migrant quotas. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, July 5- The zloty led a weakening of Central European currencies on Tuesday as Poland's pension reform plan fuels worries over state interference in the region's largest economy. Emboldened by Britain's shock vote to quit the European Union, Prime Minister Viktor Orban is also forging...

  • TUESDAY, JULY 5 WARSAW- National Bank of Poland monetary policy meeting. Speakers: ECB board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger and Peter Praet and President Mario Draghi, Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras and Turkey central bank former Deputy Governor Turalay Kenc. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland interest rate decision- 0900 GMT.

  • *Warsaw stocks fall on fears about pension reform. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, July 4- Poland led a decline in Central European stocks on Monday after the government announced a sweeping pension reform including the assets managed by private pension funds. "This issue should stop weighing on the market, because uncertainty had been the worst thing," said Marcin Mrowiec,...

  • Europe@ LONDON, July 4- Emerging market stocks hit a two-month high on Monday, extending last week's post-Brexit gains but Poland's latest pension overhaul proposal knocked its shares and weighed on currencies across the region. MSCI's emerging market benchmark rose 0.5 percent in it fifth straight day of gains, lifted by solid gains across Asia as well as in...

  • *Polish pension fund crucial to future of stock market. WARSAW, July 2- A growing number of Polish firms are preparing share buybacks because they fear the government plans to plunder stocks from privately run pension funds to plug holes in the state budget, company chiefs and fund managers say. "There's a proposal which regards the question about what is to be done...

  • NAANTALI, Finland, July 1- President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Russia will try to start a dialog on measures of trust and conflict prevention with NATO after the alliance's summit that is taking place in Warsaw next week.

  • FRIDAY, JULY 1 MAKATI CITY, Philippines- The Department of Finance holds turnover ceremony, with incoming Finance Minister Carlos Dominguez- 0100 GMT. Speakers: ECB board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger and Peter Praet and President Mario Draghi, Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras and Turkey central bank former Deputy Governor Turalay Kenc.

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 30 NEW DELHI- World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim holds a press conference to share his thoughts on and highlights of his India visit, including on meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. SEOUL- South Korean Finance Minister Yoo Il-ho to speak on the latest developments of the Korean economy and ways to...

  • LONDON, June 29- Emerging stocks and currencies rose for the second straight day on Wednesday, clawing back more of the recent Brexit-fuelled losses, though shares linked to Turkish tourism fell sharply after a deadly attack at Istanbul's main airport. World stocks have rebounded slightly after huge losses on Friday and Monday due to Britain's vote to leave...