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  • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8 LOS ANGELES- Federal Deposit Insurance Corp Chair Martin Gruenberg speaks before the 2016 National Inter-agency Community Reinvestment Conference, "Pathways to Economic Opportunity," sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the...

  • HELSINKI— Swedish truck maker AB Volvo has posted a fourth quarter net profit of 2.59 billion kronor, compared with a 2.98 billion kronor loss last year, on the back of cost cuts and brisk sales in Europe. The previous year's earnings were hurt by big provisions relating to an EU antitrust case and credit losses in China. In Europe, demand for Volvo's trucks is...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Feb 17 Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 7:00 PM ET

    LONDON- European Central Bank's Supervisory Council member Daniele Nouy to participate in panel discussion at European Banking Authority 5th Anniversary Conference- 1130 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England's Deputy Governor for Prudential Regulation and Chief Executive Officer of the Prudential Regulation Authority Andrew Bailey to participate in panel...

  • Business events scheduled for Friday Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 1:14 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases employment data for January, 8:30 a.m. Eastern. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases international trade data for December, 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for December, 3 p.m..

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Feb 16 Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 7:01 PM ET

    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3 LONDON- Treasury Select Committee Hearing- The Economic and financial costs and benefits of UK's EU membership with Bank of England's Chief Executive Officer of the Prudential Regulation Authority Andrew Bailey- 1415 GMT. ROME- UK Finance Minister George Osborne and Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan take part in a debate...

  • Business events scheduled for the coming month Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 2:03 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for December, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for January, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for December, 10 a.m.. BERLIN— Germany's Federal Labor Agency releases January unemployment figures for Europe's biggest...

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 1:22 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for December, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for January, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for December, 10 a.m.. BERLIN— Germany's Federal Labor Agency releases January unemployment figures for Europe's biggest...

  • Autoliv beats Street 4Q forecasts Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 9:34 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM _ Autoliv Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $185.5 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.88 per share. Autoliv shares have declined 18 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Negative rates in Europe offer little hope for Japan Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 8:46 AM ET

    On Friday, Japan followed the European Central Bank in cutting a benchmark interest rate below zero, imposing a penalty charge on banks who park money with the institution. Economists, however, said this tactic had seen limited success in the euro zone, Sweden or Denmark, where similar charges have been imposed to encourage banks to lend in the hope of buoying the...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Feb 11 Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 7:01 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams participates in panel before the Commonwealth Club, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Walter E. Hoadley Annual Economic Forecast event- 2030 GMT. PRAGUE- European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, Slovak Finance Minister Peter Kazimir, Czech central bank Governor...

  • Despite mild weather, H&M sales rise globally Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 5:50 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM— Swedish fashion retailer Hennes& Mauritz AB says fourth quarter sales grew by 14 percent as the company expanded with new shops in India, South Africa, Peru and Taiwan. CEO Karl-Johan Persson says the sales, which rose to 48.7 billion kronor from 42.6 billion kronor a year earlier, could have been higher had it not been for "the unseasonably mild weather"...

  • Electrolux reports Q4 loss after failed bid for GE Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 5:12 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM— Swedish home appliance maker Electrolux says it fell to a 393 million kronor loss in the fourth quarter from a 970 million kronor profit a year earlier after it failed in its bid for General Electric Co.' s appliance business. Earlier this month, CEO Keith McLaughlin said he would retire Feb. 1, and would be replaced by Jonas Samuelson, current head of an...

  • *Sees demand growing in 2016 in Europe and N.America. STOCKHOLM, Jan 28- A failed attempt to buy General Electric's white goods business pushed Sweden's Electrolux into the red in the fourth quarter of 2015 and left the home appliances maker casting around for an alternative strategy. Electrolux will seek to regroup under new Chief Executive Jonas Samuelson,...

  • Ericsson Q4 profits, sales surge on growth in China Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 5:28 AM ET

    HELSINKI— Wireless equipment maker Ericsson said Wednesday that an improvement in business in China despite the market turmoil there helped its fourth-quarter profit jump nearly 70 percent. Sami Sarkamies, chief analyst at Nordea Bank in Helsinki, said the fall in the share price wasn't immediately clear after the "positive" report. Ericsson described...

  • Business events scheduled for Tuesday Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 1:53 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Standard& Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for November, 9 a.m. Eastern. WASHINGTON— The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for January, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.

  • KIEV, Jan 22- The head of Ukraine's competition authority said on Friday that the watchdog had decided to fine Russian gas company Gazprom 85 billion hryvnias for abusing its monopoly on the Ukrainian gas transit market. The decision by the Ukrainian regulator is the latest chapter in a long-standing gas conflict between the two countries, resulting in a sharp...

  • Don’t tie sexual harassment to migration: Sweden PM Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM ET
    Don’t tie sexual harassment to migration: Sweden PM

    Sweden’s Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven discusses the refugee crisis and the fear factor that’s risen in relation to the recent terror attacks.

  • The impact of the Chinese sell-off on Sweden Monday, 18 Jan 2016 | 1:00 AM ET
    The impact of the Chinese sell-off on Sweden

    Per Bolund, Deputy Minister for Finance for Sweden, discusses his country's economy and how it is affected by the market turmoil in China.

  • BENGALURU, Jan 14- Economic growth is losing momentum across emerging and developed economies as is inflation, with trouble in China now the biggest worry for 2016, according to the overwhelming majority of hundreds of economists polled by Reuters around the world. Elwin de Groot, senior market economist at Rabobank, warned that the world could no longer rely...

  • OSLO/ STOCKHOLM, Jan 14- The Swedish economy will grow more than twice as fast as that of neighboring Norway in 2016 and is also expected to comfortably outpace Denmark, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday. The 28 analysts polled saw Sweden's gross domestic product growing on average 2.9 percent in 2016, easily outstripping an unchanged forecast of 1.4 percent for...