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  • MOSCOW, July 24- Russian gas company Gazprom said on Friday it had lodged a case against Turkmenistan's Turkmengaz at the international arbitration court in Stockholm over the price in a supply contract. The move came two weeks after Turkmenistan accused Gazprom of not paying for gas supplied from the Central Asian country this year. Gazprom, the world's top...

  • The Latest: NYC mayor denounces EU over immigration Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 5:19 AM ET

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has denounced the European Union for leaving Italy to deal with waves of immigrants coming from North Africa, saying the EU must come up with a Europe- wide immigration policy. De Blasio, whose grandparents emigrated from Italy to New York, said he was "deeply troubled by the lack of action by the European Union and the way that Italy...

  • World mayors at Vatican urge 'bold climate agreement' Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 3:05 AM ET

    VATICAN CITY— Mayors from around the world declared Tuesday that climate change is real, man-made and must be stopped as a matter of moral imperative, gathering at the Vatican to announce new measures to fight global warming and bask in Pope Francis' ecological star power. The Vatican invited the 60 mayors to a two-day conference to keep up pressure on world...

  • Dozens of environmentally friendly mayors from around the world are meeting at the Vatican Tuesday to bask in the star power of eco-Pope Francis and commit to reducing global warming and helping the urban poor deal with its effects. Already, the Vatican has engaged Nobel science laureates, global faith leaders, the U.N. leadership, eco-friendly businesses and...

  • *Q2 adjusted EBIT 6.0 bln SEK vs forecast 5.3 bln. STOCKHOLM, July 17- Truck maker Volvo said its efforts to reach its cost-cutting target were being hampered by a weak Swedish crown, and warned it expected little growth in its crucial North American market in coming years. Volvo, locked in fierce rivalry with Germany's Daimler and Volkswagen, is seeking to cut 10...

  • Autoliv tops Street 2Q forecasts Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 6:18 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM _ Autoliv Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter net income of $136.7 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.54 per share. Autoliv shares have risen slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • *Says network business in North America stabilises in Q2. STOCKHOLM/ FRANKFURT, July 17- Ericsson, the world's No.1 mobile network equipment maker, beat second-quarter sales and profit forecasts and said its mainstay North American business had stabilised after three quarters of declines, lifting its shares as much as 6 percent. The Swedish firm also reported...

  • Europe helps Electrolux return to profit in Q2 Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 5:56 AM ET

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Swedish home appliance maker Electrolux returned to profit in the second quarter of the year on a combination of strong demand in western Europe and cost savings. Electrolux, which sells appliances under the Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi and Frigidaire brands, announced last year it was buying the appliance business of General Electric for...

  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Sweden's AB Volvo has posted second-quarter net income of 5.2 billion kronor, up from 2.5 billion kronor a year earlier as the truck maker delivered more vehicles in Europe and North America and benefited from a decline in the Swedish currency. Revenue soared 17 percent to 84.8 billion kronor, mainly attributable to positive currency...

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 up 1.4 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 1.5 pct. *Alfa Laval and Atlas Copco rise over 10 pct. Greek banks and the Athens stock exchange have been shut for the last few weeks as part of capital control measures, but Greek banks were set to re-open next week as Europe moved to restart funding to the stricken Greek economy.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to July 28 Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 8:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivers semi-annual testimony on monetary policy before the House Financial Services Committee- 1400 GMT. KANSAS CITY, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George speaks on economic conditions and monetary policy before the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 2015...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to July 27 Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 8:00 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England's monetary policy member David Miles speaks at the Resolution Foundation on "Weathering the storm: The recent past, present and future of UK monetary policy"- 1700 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivers semi-annual testimony on monetary policy before the House Financial Services Committee- 1400 GMT.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to July 23 Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 8:00 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England's Paul Fisher speaks at the Culture and Conduct summit. CLEVELAND, United States- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks before the City Club of Cleveland- 1600 GMT. VICTOR, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks before the Annual Rocky Mountain Economic Summit hosted by the Global...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to July 22 Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 8:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on regulatory reform and implementation five years after the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act before the Bipartisan Policy Center Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative and Managed Funds Association- 1415 GMT. STILLWATER, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to July 21 Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | 8:00 PM ET

    SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia holds interest rate meeting- 0430 GMT. PARIS- Bank of France Governor Christian Noyer is due to speak about EU capital markets union at a financial sector conference- 0700 GMT. FRANKFURT- German's Bundesbank Board member Joachim Nagel to speak on "Asset Management of Public Pension Funds"- 1400 GMT.

  • *Sunday's referendum could be flashpoint for Greece. LONDON, July 2- The Swedish crown sank 1 percent on Thursday after the central bank in Stockholm surprised markets by cutting interest rates and saying it would pump more money into the economy, citing risks from Greece. Sweden's Riksbank said that uncertainty abroad had increased and it was difficult to...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to July 15 Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England's Andrew Gracie speaks at financial services cyber security conference- 0805 GMT. MILAN, Italy- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to give opening remarks at T2S launch celebration- 1510 GMT. MILAN, Italy- European Central Bank Executive Board member Yves Mersch to give closing remarks at T2S launch celebration- 1700 GMT.

  • July 1- U.S. Justice Department antitrust lawyers have opposed Electrolux AB's plan to buy General Electric Co's household appliance business, a source familiar with the investigation told Reuters. The deal would double Electrolux's U.S. sales, putting it on a par with larger rival Whirlpool Corp. "Electrolux and GE continue to work actively with the...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to July 13 Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England publishes financial stability report, followed by Governor Mark Carney's news conference- 0930 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Governing Council meeting. BERLIN- European Central Bank Governing Council member Jens Weidmann and Bundesbank Vice President Claudia Buch to participate in cabinet meeting of the federal...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to July 10 Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens speaks at an event hosted by Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum- 0840 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England's Paul Fisher speaks at the Financial Times Future of Insurance event- 0840 GMT. VIENNA- European Central Bank Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny to give a keynote speech at "Raiffeisen...