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  • LONDON, July 27- Gold touched its highest in six weeks on Thursday, lifted by short-covering and a weak dollar after investors bet U.S. interest rates could be kept low for longer. "Gold has been benefiting a lot recently from the weaker U.S. dollar plus some short-covering on the futures market, where you've had record short positions," said analyst Carsten Menke at...

  • CNBC's Carolin Roth reports from Basel, Switzerland, on pharmaceutical firm Roche's second quarter earnings with comment from CEO Severin Schwan.

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— Deutsche Bank's net profit rebounded to 466 million euros in the second quarter from a mere 20 million euros a year earlier as the bank presses on with a difficult long-term restructuring, the company said Thursday. CEO John Cryan said the bank was making progress in cutting costs and increasing profitability. The bank incurred lower costs...

  • TOKYO- Bank of Japan to release summary of opinions from board members at July 19-20 policy meeting 2350 GMT. OAKDALE, Minneapolis- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a moderated question-and-answer session before a Woodbury Area/ St. Paul Chamber of Commerce event- 1720 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting.

  • TOKYO- Bank of Japan to release summary of opinions from board members at July 19-20 policy meeting 2350 GMT. OAKDALE, Minneapolis- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a moderated question-and-answer session before a Woodbury Area/ St. Paul Chamber of Commerce event- 1720 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting.

  • GENEVA _ STMicroelectronics NV on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $151 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 18 cents per share. STMicroelectronics shares have climbed 47 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • PARIS, July 26- STMicroelectronics said on Wednesday it was "well-positioned" to achieve its second-half financial targets, after reporting a 13 percent jump of its quarterly net revenues from a year ago. The Geneva- based company, which has cut jobs and reorganized itself last year, is benefiting from growing demand for sensors for smartphones, cars, and the...

  • PARIS, July 26- STMicroelectronics said on Wednesday it was "well-positioned" to achieve its second-half financial targets, after reporting a 13 percent jump of its quarterly net revenues from a year ago. The Geneva- based company, which has cut jobs and reorganised itself last year, is benefiting from growing demand for sensors for smartphones, cars, and the...

  • *World on track to overshoot Paris temperature limits. *Harvard project researches ways to dim sunlight. Backers say the risky, often expensive projects are urgently needed to find ways of meeting the goals of the Paris climate deal to curb global warming that researchers blame for causing more heatwaves, downpours and rising sea levels.

  • TOKYO- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso speaks to business leaders in Hiroshima- 0130 GMT. **FRANKFURT- The European Central Bank releases monthly data on lending and money supply- 0800 GMT. OAKDALE, Minneapolis- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a moderated question-and-answer session before a Woodbury...

  • TOKYO- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso speaks to business leaders in Hiroshima- 0130 GMT. **FRANKFURT- The European Central Bank releases monthly data on lending and money supply- 0800 GMT. OAKDALE, Minneapolis- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a moderated question-and-answer session before a Woodbury...

  • ZURICH _ Chubb Corp. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $1.31 billion. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.49 per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $7.47 billion.

  • **LONDON- Andy Haldane, chief economist and the executive director of monetary analysis and statistics at the Bank of England, gives a speech at The Finance Foundation Annual Lecture- 1700 GMT. BERLIN- ECB's Executive Board Member Sabine Lautenschlager gives speech at book presentation "100 Years of Women's Vote" organized by Juristinnenbund and...

  • **LONDON- Andy Haldane, chief economist and the executive director of monetary analysis and statistics at the Bank of England, gives a speech at The Finance Foundation Annual Lecture- 1700 GMT. BERLIN- ECB's Executive Board Member Sabine Lautenschlager gives speech at book presentation "100 Years of Women's Vote" organised by Juristinnenbund and...

  • *Ex-Goldman banker Beatriz Sanchez named head of LatAm. ZURICH, July 24- Julius Baer reported its most successful six months of attracting new assets from wealthy clients since the financial crisis on Monday, helping its shares surge as much as 8 percent. Investors also welcomed rising revenues relative to costs and an improvement of a key capital ratio, making...

  • *Ex-Goldman Sachs banker Beatriz Sanchez appointed head of LatAm. ZURICH, July 24- Julius Bar had its most successful six months of attracting new assets from wealthy clients since the financial crisis, it said on Monday, boosted by a recent push to recruit more private bankers. It indicates assets gathered by the new bankers accelerated in May and June after...

  • MONDAY, JULY 24 TOKYO- Bank of Japan releases minutes of Monetary Policy Meeting held on June 15 and 16 2350 GMT. **BERLIN- ECB's Executive Board Member Sabine Lautenschlager gives speech at book presentation "100 Years of Women's Vote" organised by Juristinnenbund and Bundesministerium der Justiz in Berlin, Germany 1530 GMT. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor...

  • MONDAY, JULY 24 TOKYO- Bank of Japan releases minutes of Monetary Policy Meeting held on June 15 and 16 2350 GMT. **BERLIN- ECB's Executive Board Member Sabine Lautenschlager gives speech at book presentation "100 Years of Women's Vote" organized by Juristinnenbund and Bundesministerium der Justiz in Berlin, Germany 1530 GMT. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor...

  • MONDAY, JULY 24 TOKYO- Bank of Japan releases minutes of Monetary Policy Meeting held on June 15 and 16 2350 GMT. **BERLIN- ECB's Executive Board Member Sabine Lautenschlager gives speech at book presentation "100 Years of Women's Vote" organised by Juristinnenbund and Bundesministerium der Justiz in Berlin, Germany 1530 GMT. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor...

  • MONDAY, JULY 24 TOKYO- Bank of Japan releases minutes of Monetary Policy Meeting held on June 15 and 16 2350 GMT. **BERLIN- ECB's Executive Board Member Sabine Lautenschlager gives speech at book presentation "100 Years of Women's Vote" organized by Juristinnenbund and Bundesministerium der Justiz in Berlin, Germany 1530 GMT. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor...