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  • LONDON, Dec 20- Investment funds have raised $7 billion in Europe this year to spend on toxic debt and will look to cash in on Italian banks amid signs a broader clean-up of the country's struggling lenders is finally under way. "Clearly there is an acceleration of Italian bank clean-ups at the moment and that's why we have decided to start a second fund," Massimo...

  • *About 10 investors from Asia, Europe, U.S. bid for Imagina. MADRID, Dec 16- French media tycoon Vincent Bollore is bidding for a stake in Spain's largest sports broadcasting rights firm at the same time as facing off with former Italian president Silvio Berlusconi for control of Mediaset. They are from Asia, Europe and the U.S., "said one of the sources directly...

  • ROME- EU Commissioner Jyrki Katainen, Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan and the head of Italy's state fund Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Fabio Gallia to take part in an event at Italy's Treasury in Rome- 1000 GMT. SEOUL- Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer will meet South Korean Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Yoo Il-ho, South Korean Foreign...

  • CHARLOTTE, UNITED STATES- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker participates in a panel discussion at the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook conference- 1730 GMT. KONGSVINGER, NORWAY- Speech by Norway central bank Governor Oystein Olsen. STOCKHOLM- Riksbank general council meeting- 1200 GMT.

  • *Net profit up 9 pct at 2.2 bln euros in Feb-Oct period. *Shares down 1.9 pct by 1010 GMT on gross margin miss. MADRID, Dec 14- Inditex, the world's biggest clothing retailer and owner of Zara, used its "fast fashion" model to adapt to warmer than usual autumn weather, speeding up its sales growth in recent weeks and staying ahead of slower-moving rivals.

  • MIJAS, Spain, Dec 14- British pensioner Judy Swatridge's spine is held together by titanium pins and plates since breaking her back over 10 years ago. The 75- year-old is one of tens of thousands of British retirees in Spain worried that they might lose their free access to Spanish health care, currently assured by European Union law, as a result of Britain's exit...

  • LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney speaks at the launch of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures Phase II report- 1215 GMT. LONDON- Deputy Governor for Prudential Regulation Sam Woods, PRA board members David Thorburn and Norval Bryson will be present at the hearing of Treasury Select Committee- 1415 GMT. BRUSSELS- European...

  • LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney speaks at the launch of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures Phase II report- 1215 GMT. LONDON- Deputy Governor for Prudential Regulation Sam Woods, PRA board members David Thorburn and Norval Bryson will be present at the hearing of Treasury Select Committee- 1415 GMT. BRUSSELS- European...

  • BERLIN, Dec 13- A sixth new Airbus A400M military transporter plane is due to land in Germany on Wednesday, with another likely to follow before the year's end, but Airbus faces penalties for the late deliveries, the German defense ministry said on Tuesday. According to the original delivery plan, Germany should have received 11 A400Ms in 2016, and should have a...

  • BERLIN, Dec 13- A sixth new Airbus A400M military transporter plane is due to arrive in Germany on Wednesday, with another likely to follow before the year's end, but Airbus faces penalties for the late deliveries, the German defense ministry said on Tuesday. According to the original delivery plan, Germany should have received 11 A400Ms in 2016, and should have a...

  • NEW YORK- Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference- 1930 GMT. **HELSINKI- Bank of Finland Governor and European Central Bank council member Erkki Liikanen will speak at a news conference focused on the outlook of Finnish economy and the state of the country's public finances- 0900 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank governing council meeting.

  • SANTIAGO- Central Bank of Chile announces interest rate decision. TBILISI- National Bank of Georgia holds monetary policy committee meeting. JAKARTA- Indonesia Central Bank holds board of governors meeting.

  • FRANKFURT- European Central Bank governing council meeting. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference- 1930 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board holds open meeting to discuss a final rule establishing long-term debt and total loss-absorbing capacity requirements for global systemically important banking organizations- 1600...

  • KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Dec 9- State-run Bahrain Petroleum Company has received bids from international construction companies to expand its Sitra oil refinery, industry sources said. -Japan's JGC Corp and South Korea's GS. -CB&I, Petrofac and Japan's Mitsui and Co..

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 8- The European Union began legal action on Thursday against Germany, Britain and five other member states for failing to police emissions test cheating by carmakers after the Volkswagen diesel scandal. Germany, Britain, Spain and Luxembourg stand accused of failing to impose the kind of penalties Volkswagen has faced in the United States over...

  • WILMINGTON, Del./ CHICAGO, Dec 6- A U.S. subsidiary of Spanish renewable energy firm Abengoa SA pressed a judge on Tuesday to approve its plan to exit bankruptcy over objections from a holdout creditor, who said the plan violated U.S. law by favoring the company's foreign parent. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Carey in Wilmington, Delaware, said he wanted additional written...

  • OSLO, Dec 6- Norwegian media group Schibsted plans to add 200 people to its 1,800- strong technology team in the next year to further develop its online classified ads business and fend off competition from Facebook, its chief executive says. Schibsted holds market-leading positions in local classified advertising websites across Europe including Finn in...

  • WILMINGTON, Del./ CHICAGO, Dec 6- A leading U.S. subsidiary of Abengoa SA heads to court on Tuesday to seek approval for a bankruptcy exit plan that opponents argue violates the law by prioritizing the Spanish parent and its international backers ahead of U.S. creditors. Abeinsa Holding Inc is one of dozens of global Abengoa subsidiaries that filed for U.S.

  • PRAGUE- European socialist leaders including UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, Member of the European Parliament Sergei Stanishev, Slovakia Prime Minister Robert Fico and Czech Republic Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka hold a meeting in Prague- 1730 GMT. TOKYO- Asian Development Bank Institute holds a conference...

  • Now 47, Andres just received two Michelin stars for his Washington, D.C.- based restaurant minibar, and was recently honored by President Barack Obama with a National Humanities Medal. Andres has even made headlines for a restaurant he did not open, at President-elect Donald Trump's new hotel in Washington, D.C., for which he is still embroiled in a $10 million...