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  • STOCKHOLM— U.N. climate talks began anew Monday in Germany, three months before world governments are supposed to adopt a landmark deal to fight global warming. The climate pact envisioned for Paris in December will be a crucial test for the diplomatic process, which failed to deliver a strong deal six years ago in Copenhagen. U.N. officials note things look much...

  • PARIS— With more and more refugees appearing in Europe daily this summer, cities and towns are grappling with a basic but crucial problem: Where can they all sleep? Portable shipping containers are being converted into refugee apartments in Germany, which saw nearly half of Europe's overall 400,000 asylum applications in the first half of the year.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 12 Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    ZURICH- Swiss National Bank head Thomas Jordan addresses a business gathering- 1600 GMT. REYKJAVIK- Launch of Economic Survey of Iceland 2015. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks on the economic outlook before the Forecasters Club of New York- 1710 GMT. TOKYO- Japan Economics Minister Akira Amari speaks at a seminar at...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 10 Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    EDINBURGH, Scotland- Bank of England's Executive Director of Prudential Policy David Rule at the Credit Scoring and Credit Control XIV Conference, University of Edinburgh. REYKJAVIK- Launch of Economic Survey of Iceland 2015. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks on the economic outlook before the Forecasters Club of New...

  • German industrial group ThyssenKrupp, Dutch healthcare and consumer group Philips and British food ingredients group Tate& Lyle are among those adjusting for lower growth and a new intensity in price wars. "The message which we have given the team in China is the following: You need to move up your margin," ThyssenKrupp Chief Executive Heinrich Hiesinger told...

  • Mamma Mia! Piano played on ABBA's hits up for auction Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 6:12 AM ET

    LONDON— A grand piano that featured on many of ABBA's biggest hits is going up for auction in London. Sotheby's is offering the instrument, owned by the Stockholm recording studio where the Swedish pop group often recorded. The auction house said Thursday the piano by Swedish designer Georg Bolin— played on hits including "Waterloo,"'' Dancing Queen "and" Money, Money,...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 9 Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 PM ET

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development President Sir Suma Chakrabarti and prime ministers of Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia and Albania to attend. PARIS- European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure speaks at the...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 7 Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    MANNHEIM, Germany- European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio speaks at the ECB session "Effects of non-standard monetary policy measures: evidence and challenges" at the 30th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association- 1040 GMT. MANNHEIM, Germany- European Central Bank Chief Economist Peter Praet speaks at the session "The Euro crisis...

  • Aug 20- A new diabetes pill from Eli Lilly and Co and Boehringer Ingelheim cut risk of heart attack, stroke and death in a closely watched study, the first glucose-lowering drug to show such protective results in a large cardiovascular trial, the drugmakers said on Thursday. Besides burnishing the image of the year-old drug, Jardiance, the results could raise the...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 2 Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    JAKARTA, Indonesia- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco releases text of speech of President John Williams before the Bank Indonesia-BIS Research Conference in Jakarta- 0645 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Sweden's Riksbank holds Executive Board Meeting- 1100 GMT. BERKELEY, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on "Pensions and...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept. 1 Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    JAKARTA, Indonesia- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco releases text of speech of President John Williams before the Bank Indonesia-BIS Research Conference in Jakarta- 0645 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Sweden's Riksbank First Deputy Governor Kerstin af Jochnick will speak on Current Monetary Policy and the Economic Situation- 0700 GMT. BERKELEY, United States-...

  • Muslim scholars call for climate action Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 9:33 AM ET

    The move comes two months after Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change and other environmental issues and ahead of a key U.N. climate conference in Paris in December, where world leaders are supposed to adopt a landmark agreement to fight climate change. About 60 delegates adopted the declaration at the end of the seminar, including leading clerics from...

  • Aug 14- U.S. authorities are asking counterparts in Europe to seize about $1 billion in assets related to an investigation into three telecom companies and intermediaries close to the daughter of Uzbekistan's president, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Vimpelcom Ltd, Mobile TeleSystems and TeliaSonera AB are under scrutiny from the U.S....

  • STOCKHOLM, Aug 12- Swedish investment group Industrivarden picked its first female CEO and one of the youngest in its 71- year history, the latest appointment in a new guard at the top of one of the country's biggest business empires after a corporate spending scandal. The choice of private equity executive Helena Stjernholm, 45, announced on Wednesday, signals...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Aug 25 Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    PERTH- Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Philip Lowe speaks at the Shann Memorial Lecture hosted by the University of Western Australia Business School- 1030 GMT. ROCHESTER, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley speaks before the Rochester Business Alliance on the local economy and the benefits of workforce...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Aug 20 Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    ATLANTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta hosts the "Developing Qualified Workers: Pathways to Employability for High School Students and Graduates" forum and Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart gives welcome remarks- 1300 GMT. ATLANTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks before the Atlanta Press...

  • 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...

  • *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...

  • *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...

  • *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.