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  • GENEVA— The governing body of the International Labor Organization, which has taken millions of dollars in funding from Big Tobacco, has shelved a decision about whether to cut ties with the industry. The Geneva- based body is trying to calibrate its mandate to help ensure proper working conditions, particularly in an industry linked to child labor, amid a...

  • GENEVA— The U.N.' s intellectual property agency says China is showing "quite extraordinary" growth in international patent applications, putting Chinese applicants on track to outpace their U.S. counterparts within two to three years. Francis Gurry, director-general of the World Intellectual Property Organization, says China posted nearly 45- percent...

  • ZURICH, March 15- EFG International is gearing up for a battle with Brazil's Grupo BTG Pactual SA over the value of BSI Bank, with the Swiss private bank now expecting to cut the purchase price by more than a quarter. EFG's acquisition of Swiss rival BSI from BTG Pactual last year helped it almost double in size, making it one of Switzerland's 10 biggest private banks...

  • Changi Airport Terminal 3, Singapore.

    Research firm SkyTrax has named Singapore's Changi Airport the "World's Best Airport" for a fifth consecutive year.

  • FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Board Member Peter Praet will participate in panel of 9th Annual IIF G20 Conference "The G20 Agenda Under the German Presidency" organized by the Institute of International Finance in Frankfurt, Germany- 0930 GMT. FRANKFURT- Federal Banking Symposium "Banking Supervision in Dialogue"- 0800 GMT. FRANKFURT- Riksbank Governor...

  • FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Board Member Peter Praet will participate in panel of 9th Annual IIF G20 Conference "The G20 Agenda Under the German Presidency" organized by the Institute of International Finance in Frankfurt, Germany- 0930 GMT. FRANKFURT- Federal Banking Symposium "Banking Supervision in Dialogue"- 0800 GMT. FRANKFURT- Riksbank Governor...

  • *Wall Street opens lower as energy shares weigh. NEW YORK, March 14- Oil prices tumbled on Tuesday, weighing down energy shares in the wake of a report of rising crude stocks, while the U.S. dollar strengthened ahead of an expected Federal Reserve decision to raise interest rates. Oil prices slid to three-month lows after OPEC reported a rise in global crude stocks...

  • *Wall Street seen following U.S. shares lower. Wall Street looked set to follow Europe lower, index futures showed, having traded in a very tight range on Monday with eyes on the Fed. While the Fed meeting is the focus for markets this week, investors also have to assess the impact of central bank meetings in Britain and Japan, a gathering of G20 finance chiefs, U.S.

  • LONDON, March 14- The dollar inched up in calm markets on Tuesday, with investors largely shying away from putting on big new bets ahead of Wednesday's Dutch elections and expected interest rate rise from the U.S. The euro, which hit a five-week high on Monday above $1.07 on expectations the European Central Bank is moving towards winding back its stimulus...

  • *VW boss signals U-turn toward large mergers. WOLFSBURG, Germany, March 14- Volkswagen Chief Executive Matthias Mueller said he did not rule out he could hold merger talks with Fiat Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne, in a marked change of tone by the German carmaker toward its Italian-American peer. "We are not ready for talks about anything," he had told Reuters on the...

  • Signage for 1Malaysia Development Bhd. (1MDB) is displayed at the site of the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) project in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner received a 10-year ban from Singapore for links to the scandal-hit Malaysian state investment fund 1MDB.

  • STOCKHOLM- The Riksdag Committee on Finance will hold an open hearing on monetary policy with Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves and Riksbank Deputy Governor Henry Ohlsson- 0900 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaks at the conference on "Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Euro Area," initiated by ECB and MIT- 1430 GMT.

  • STOCKHOLM- The Riksdag Committee on Finance will hold an open hearing on monetary policy with Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves and Riksbank Deputy Governor Henry Ohlsson- 0900 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaks at the conference on "Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Euro Area", initiated by ECB and MIT- 1430 GMT.

  • FRANKFURT, March 13- Bosses of German companies including engineering group Siemens and carmaker BMW will travel with Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet U.S. Trains-to-turbines group Siemens employs more than 50,000 people in the United States, its single biggest market, where it makes 21 percent of its total revenue, while BMW's South Carolina plant is its...

  • FRANKFURT, March 13- Bosses of German companies including engineering group Siemens and carmaker BMW will travel with Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet U.S. Trains-to-turbines group Siemens employs more than 50,000 people in the United States, its single biggest market, where it makes 21 percent of its total revenue, while BMW's South Carolina plant is its...

  • FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Board Member Vitor Constancio is scheduled to attend an event on "The Future of Economic Growth With and Without TFP Growth" by the Vice President at joint conference "Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Euro Area" organized by the ECB and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Frankfurt, Germany- 1400 GMT.

  • FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Board Member Vitor Constancio is scheduled to attend an event on "The Future of Economic Growth With and Without TFP Growth" by the Vice President at joint conference "Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Euro Area" organized by the ECB and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Frankfurt, Germany- 1400 GMT.

  • FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Board Member Vitor Constancio is scheduled to attend an event on "The Future of Economic Growth With and Without TFP Growth" by the Vice President at joint conference "Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Euro Area" organized by the ECB and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Frankfurt, Germany- 1400 GMT.

  • FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Board Member Vitor Constancio is scheduled to attend an event on "The Future of Economic Growth With and Without TFP Growth" by the Vice President at joint conference "Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Euro Area" organized by the ECB and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Frankfurt, Germany- 1400 GMT.

  • GENEVA, March 10- Mitsubishi Motors and its new parent Nissan are studying joint production of pickup trucks in Southeast Asia as they look for savings within the broader Renault-Nissan alliance, a senior executive told Reuters. The Japanese groups may pool technical underpinnings and production of future replacements for the Thai-built Nissan Navara and...