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  • TOKYO- Bank of Japan will release the minutes of its March monetary policy meeting. YOKOHAMA, Japan Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao will speak at Global Think Tank Summit ahead of ADB's annual meeting in Yokohama. OSLO- Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen and Chief Executive Officer Yngve Slyngstad...

  • TOKYO- Bank of Japan will release the minutes of its March monetary policy meeting. YOKOHAMA, Japan Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao will speak at Global Think Tank Summit ahead of ADB's annual meeting in Yokohama. OSLO- Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen and Chief Executive Officer Yngve Slyngstad...

  • MOSCOW, April 28- The hearing of a tax dispute between Russia and U.S. oil and gas major ExxonMobil at the Stockholm arbitration court has been delayed while the two sides continue talks to try to reach a settlement, Russia's finance ministry said on Friday. The court had been due to hear the case, in which Exxon says it overpaid profit taxes on the Sakhalin-1 oil and...

  • STOCKHOLM _ Autoliv Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter earnings of $143.9 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.52 per share. Autoliv shares have fallen almost 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • STOCKHOLM— Electrolux, the world's second-largest maker of household appliances, says profit for the three months ending March 31 rose to 1.08 billion kronor, up 24 percent from the same period a year earlier. The Swedish company says its sales in the first quarter increased slightly by 2.7 percent to 29 billion kronor as it saw an improvement across all of its...

  • STOCKHOLM, April 28- Geely-owned automaker Volvo Car Group reported a rise in first quarter operating profit on Friday as strong demand for its XC60 and 90 series cars gave it a boost, and stuck to a forecast of higher sales this year. Volvo, bought by China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. from Ford Motor Co. in 2010, said earnings rose to 3.5 billion Swedish...

  • WASHINGTON- Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker will speak in Washington D.C- 1830 GMT. BERN- Swiss National Bank general meeting of shareholders. Speakers: Swiss National Bank President Jean-Paul Studer, Governing Board Chairman Thomas Jordan and head of the SNB General Assembly Jean-Michel Leuwe- 0800 GMT.

  • WASHINGTON- Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker will speak in Washington D.C- 1830 GMT. BERN- Swiss National Bank general meeting of shareholders. Speakers: Swiss National Bank President Jean-Paul Studer, Governing Board Chairman Thomas Jordan and head of the SNB General Assembly Jean-Michel Leuwe- 0800 GMT.

  • A shower system devised by Sweden's Orbital Systems saves up to 90 percent water use and 80 percent energy use, explains CEO Mehrdad Mahdjoubi.

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank announces its interest rate decision. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank will hold a press conference following the governing council monetary policy meeting in Frankfurt 1330 GMT. EANSTON, Illinois- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on "Fintech" before the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern...

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank announces its interest rate decision. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank will hold a press conference following the governing council monetary policy meeting in Frankfurt 1330 GMT. EANSTON, Illinois- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on "Fintech" before the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern...

  • LUXEMBOURG, April 26- When Mohamed al-Khalaf escaped from Syria and won asylum in Luxembourg last year, his wife and children stayed behind in Raqqa, the hub of Islamic State's so-called Caliphate. But first, Luxembourg officials said, they must see the family's passports and a document, certified by President Bashar al-Assad's administration, to prove...

  • STOCKHOLM- Meeting of the executive board of the Riksbank- 0800 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank to publish executive board's interest rate decision along with the monetary policy report. STOCKHOLM- The Riksbank will hold a press conference on the interest rate decision.

  • FRANKFURT, Germany- "Frankfurt Finance Summit 2017." STOCKHOLM- Meeting of the executive board of the Riksbank- 0800 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank to publish executive board's interest rate decision along with the monetary policy report. STOCKHOLM- The Riksbank will hold a press conference on the interest rate decision.

  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark— A Swedish court on Tuesday sentenced three men aged 18-24 for participating in a gang rape that was streamed live on a closed Facebook group. The Uppsala District Court said one of the men was given a sentence of 27 months for rape and assistance to rape. During the four-day trial, the video was aired behind closed doors, according to court...

  • STOCKHOLM/ OSLO, April 25- The European Commission is investigating whether mobile network operators in Sweden have abused their market position or engaged in anti-competitive practices to block competitors from entering the market, it said on Tuesday. In the first half of 2016, the four collectively generated 96 percent of revenues in the Swedish mobile...

  • *Raises 2017 construction equipment outlook for China. Gothenburg- based Volvo also raised its forecast for construction equipment demand in China after a lengthy period of lackluster sales but left its outlook for truck markets on both sides of the North Atlantic unchanged. "These are fantastic numbers," Handelsbanken Capital Markets analyst Hampus...

  • The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 3 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.33 billion. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Mobile telecom equipment maker Ericsson also said industry trends in mobile broadband from 2016 were expected to prevail in 2017.

  • *Raises 2017 construction equipment outlook for China. STOCKHOLM, April 25- Sweden's Volvo posted a much bigger than expected rise in first-quarter core earnings on Tuesday as robust demand and years of cost trimming bolstered turnover and profitability at the truck maker. Gothenburg- based Volvo also raised its forecast for long-depressed demand for...