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  • Speakers: Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Parliament President Martin Schulz, European Council President Donald Tusk, National Bank of Belgium member Hans Geeroms and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde. FRANKFURT- German Bundesbank holds a bank...

  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Swedish officials say "a technical problem" is affecting air traffic control operations in Sweden— the second such issue in two weeks to hit the Scandinavian nation. Civil Aviation Administration spokesman Per Froberg told Swedish broadcaster SVT that his agency believes the error was in Sweden "but we are not sure." On May 19, an unidentified...

  • MONDAY, MAY 30 SEOUL, South Korea- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks before the Bank of Korea International Conference 2016- 0020 GMT. PARIS- French Finance Minister Michel Sapin and Bank of France Governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau hold a news conference on Paris as a financial center after an annual meeting with the Europlace...

  • WASHINGTON— Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for May, 10 a.m. Commerce Department releases construction spending for April, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m.. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Labor Department...

  • STOCKHOLM— Unruly protesters briefly interrupted a debate Tuesday in the Swedish Parliament on the future of state-owned utility Vattenfall's coal assets in Germany. Lawmakers were discussing the proposed sale of Vattenfall's coal mines and coal-fired power plants in Germany to Czech investment group EPH. Enterprise and Innovation Minister Mikael...

  • *Revenue 1.9 bln euros, operating loss 185 mln euros. *Spotify sees progress in Discover Weekly type features. However, the Stockholm- based company, which provides free on-demand music or ad-free tunes for paying customers, made an operating loss of 184.5 million euros in 2015, compared with 165.1 million in 2014..

  • Speakers: European Central Bank Chief Economist Peter Praet, banking supervision chief Daniele Nouy, Single Resolution Board chief Elke Konig and Governing Council members Francois Villeroy de Galhau, Luis Maria Linde and Klaas Knot. MADRID- European Central Bank banking supervision chief Daniele Nouy speaks at the 2016 IIF Spring Membership Meeting- 1230...

  • STOCKHOLM— Swedish media group Stampen says it's filing to restructure the company after struggling with debt. CEO Martin Alsander says the newspaper publisher is "moving in the right direction," but that debt remains excessive with insufficient cash flow so that it's unable to fulfill all "its financial obligations." Stampen publishes six dailies and eight...

  • BEIJING, China- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives Beijing City Lecture on the U.S. economy and monetary policy before the Official Monetary and Financial Institution Forum- 0930 GMT. PHILADELPHIA- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker speaks on the economic outlook at event, "An Evening with Federal...

  • STOCKHOLM— Russia's Embassy in Sweden is denying any involvement in the snapping of a TV tower, adding the allegation must have been "inspired by the James Bond movies." In a posting on its official Facebook page, the mission says it believes Swedes "will laugh when picturing Russian agents... unscrewing bolts" on the broadcast tower. The top portion of the 330- meter...

  • STOCKHOLM— "A technical issue" temporarily affected air traffic control operations in large parts of Sweden on Thursday, barring planes from taking off for 90 minutes, authorities said. The problem, which began at noon, also affected Landvetter airport in Sweden's second largest city, Goteborg. A spokesman for the government aviation agency, Per Froberg, said the...

  • LONDON, May 18- The Bank of England ordered UK banks to detail steps taken to secure computers connected to the SWIFT bank messaging network about two months after a still-unidentified group used the system to steal $81 million from Bank Bangladesh, according to three people familiar with the effort. The Bank of England, one of the G10 central banks that oversee...

  • STOCKHOLM— Swedish aircraft maker Saab has unveiled the latest version of its Gripen fighter jet. About 500 people, including Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist and Brazilian air force commander Nivaldo Luiz Rossato, watched the rollout of the new Gripen E on Wednesday in Linkoping, about 170 kilometers southeast of Stockholm. Earlier versions of the...

  • STOCKHOLM— Swedish authorities say a TV tower that snapped in half may have been the target of sabotage. The top portion of the 330- meter mast near Boras in southwestern Sweden broke off late Sunday and slammed into the surrounding pine forest. Tower operator Teracom said it was the first time a TV mast had snapped in Sweden since the 1980 s.

  • TROMSOE, Norway— Norway awarded on Wednesday 10 new licenses for offshore oil and gas exploration in the Barents Sea, including three in previously untouched waters near the Russian border. Thirteen companies were awarded 10 licenses consisting of 40 blocks in the Barents Sea, a portion of the Arctic Ocean just above Norway's northern coast.

  • The New York- bound Italian luxury liner sank after a collision on the foggy night of July 25, 1956, with the Swedish ship Stockholm, which was heading back to Europe. The Stockholm ripped a gash in the Andrea Doria's hull, causing it to list and making some of its lifeboats unusable. Five people on the Stockholm died, but 46 crew and passengers on the Italian ship...

  • FRANKFURT- The European Central Bank Governing Council meeting. STAVANGER, Norway- Norges Central Bank Governor Oystein Olsen will give a lecture on the topic "Monetary policy then and now"- 0715 GMT. STAVANGER, Norway- Norges Bank Investment Management Chief Executive Yngve Slyngstad will give a lecture on the topic "oil fund- savings for future generations"- 0715...

  • GOTHENBURG, Sweden, May 17- The Briton who smoothed out Volvo's boxy lines and put signature radiator grilles on Lincolns for Ford is aiming to give China's Geely range global appeal by ditching its utilitarian image. Peter Horbury is central to efforts by Geely- long seen as a cheap, no-frills brand in China and unknown in the western world- to push upmarket and go...

  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 LONDON- Bank of England's Financial Markets Infrastructure Supervision Director David Bailey speaks at the Futures and Options World Post Trade Event- 1300 GMT. LONDON- UK Finance Minister George Osborne discuss EU membership with the Parliament's Treasury Committee- 1300 GMT. LONDON- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development...

  • STOCKHOLM, May 9- Music streaming service Spotify has seen a faster pace of growth since the launch in June last year of rival Apple Music, a top executive said on Monday. Spotify, which was created in Stockholm 10 years ago, now boasts of having close to 100 million users in more than 59 markets, despite increasing competition and, so far, a lack of profits.