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  • STOCKHOLM, Dec 8- The Swedish government on Thursday launched a campaign to become the new host of the London- based European drugs agency after Britain's vote to leave the European Union and compete with offers from other EU members including Spain, France and Poland. Italy, Denmark and Ireland have also put themselves forward as hosts. "With one of Europe's top...

  • WELLINGTON- Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor Graeme Wheeler delivers speech on "Some thoughts on New Zealand's Economic Expansion" at the South Island town of Greymouth. QUEBEC, Canada- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, Canada Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and Minister of Status of Women Patty Hajdu to attend an event in Gatineau- 1400 GMT.

  • WELLINGTON- Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor Graeme Wheeler delivers speech on "Some thoughts on New Zealand's Economic Expansion" at the South Island town of Greymouth. QUEBEC, Canada- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, Canada Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and Minister of Status of Women Patty Hajdu to attend an event in Gatineau- 1400 GMT.

  • *New CEO sought to deal with Silicon Valley threat. STOCKHOLM, Dec 7- The chief executive of Swedish investment firm Kinnevik is leaving with immediate effect to be replaced by a new leader who will have to fend off competition from technology giants such as Amazon. The decision was taken at a special board meeting in Stockholm when senior company figures were in...

  • STOCKHOLM— Nobel economics prize laureate Oliver Hart says he's not impressed by President-elect Donald Trump's plans for the U.S. economy. Hart, a Harvard professor, told reporters in Stockholm on Wednesday that he doesn't yet see "a coherent set of policies" from Trump, but said he's worried about Trump's campaign promises of "tearing up trade agreements,...

  • President-elect Donald Trump's plans to increase spending on infrastructure while cutting taxes would endanger public finances, Economics Nobel laureate Oliver Hart said on Wednesday. "But then also reducing taxes, I mean that is going to lead to all sorts of budgetary problems in the future," Hart told a news conference in Stockholm, along with the other...

  • LONDON- Cyprus Finance Minister Harris Georgiades and European Commission mission chief for Cyprus Daniel Daco to attend Economist conference in London. STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Per Jansson gives a speech about inflation targets- 0700 GMT. QUEBEC, Canada- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, Canada Minister of Finance Bill Morneau...

  • 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...

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Martin Floden will hold a speech on the effects of the negative repo rate but also on the associated risks such as household indebtedness- 0945 GMT. LONDON- Cyprus Finance Minister Harris Georgiades and European Commission mission chief for Cyprus Daniel Daco to attend Economist conference in London.

  • NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley speaks on the macroeconomic outlook and what it means for New York before the Association for a Better New York- 1330 GMT. PHOENIX- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives a presentation on the U.S. economy and monetary policy before the 53rd annual Economic Forecast...

  • YANGON/ WASHINGTON, Nov 29- From a remote corner of northeastern Myanmar, an insurgent army sells tin ore to suppliers of some of the world's largest consumer companies. More than 500 companies, including leading brands such as smartphone maker Apple, coffee giant Starbucks and luxury jeweller Tiffany& Co, list among their suppliers Chinese-controlled firms...

  • NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley participates in panel on "Financial Regulation Nine Years on from the GFC-- Where Do We Stand?" 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...

  • 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...

  • *Kaupthing seeks banks for Arion Bank listing- sources. This could value Arion Bank at about 1.5 billion euros, they said. A flotation could mark a tentative step towards Iceland's rehabilitation in the global financial system, almost a decade after its banking sector collapsed and it became the first western European country in more than three decades to be...

  • *Kaupthing seeks banks for Arion Bank listing- sources. This could value Arion Bank at about 1.5 billion euros, they said. A flotation could mark a tentative step towards Iceland's rehabilitation in the global financial system, almost a decade after its banking sector collapsed and it became the first western European country in more than three decades to be...

  • SAN ANTONIO- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan discusses the post-election outlook for the Federal Reserve and other issues on CNBC's Squawk Alley- 1600 GMT. Speakers include Asia Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao, University of Rochester Professor Narayana Kocherlakota, Deputy Governor of the Sveriges Riksbank Cecilia...

  • STOCKHOLM- Riksbank Deputy Governor Martin Floden talks about monetary policy and the economic situation- 0735 GMT. BERLIN- German Chancellor Angela Merkel, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann to attend Germany's G20 presidency. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas...

  • YANGON, Nov 29- More than 500 companies list among their suppliers Chinese-controlled firms that indirectly buy tin ore from a mine operated by an ethnic armed group in Myanmar, a Reuters examination of the supply chain found. The Man Maw mine is controlled by the United Wa State Army, which the United States placed under sanctions for alleged narcotics...

  • YANGON/ WASHINGTON, Nov 29- From a remote corner of northeastern Myanmar, an insurgent army sells tin ore to suppliers of some of the world's largest consumer companies. More than 500 companies, including leading brands such as smartphone maker Apple, coffee giant Starbucks and luxury jeweler Tiffany& Co, list among their suppliers Chinese-controlled firms...

  • JOHANNESBURG- South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will engage business leaders in a closed pre- World Economic Forum meet- 0800 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Riksbank Deputy Governor Martin Floden talks about monetary policy and the economic situation- 0735 GMT. BERLIN- German Chancellor Angela Merkel, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, German Finance...