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  • MONDAY, MAY 2 FRANKFURT- Asian Development Bank holds its four-day annual meeting in Frankfurt. TUESDAY, MAY 3 PRETORIA- South African Reserve Bank releases its May 2016 financial stability review- 1600 GMT. BUCHAREST- Romania Central Bank interest rate decision- 0800 GMT.

  • SUNDAY, MAY 1 AMELIA ISLAND, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley speaks before the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Financial Markets Conference- 2315 GMT. MONDAY, MAY 2 AMELIA ISLAND, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart gives welcome remarks before the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta...

  • *Norway, Britain impose temporary flight ban. The 11 passengers and two crew on the flight from the Gullfaks B oil platform, operated by Norway's Statoil, were all Norwegian except for one British and one Italian national, according to the Rescue Coordination Centre for Southern Norway. Norway and Britain suspended commercial flights of the type of helicopter...

  • CHICAGO, April 29- Chicago Board of Trade corn, soybean and wheat futures all posted modest gains on Friday, supported by a mild round of end-of-month short-covering as well as technical buying when prices dipped into negative territory during the trading session. "The weather is wet across the corn belt through the weekend, but dries out next week to let the boys...

  • *OPEC output at near record high in April- Reuters survey. *Technicals show resistance if prices rise above $50. U.S. crude futures closed 11 cents lower at $45.92 a barrel, after hitting a year-to-date high at $46.78.

  • NEW YORK, April 29- The U.S. dollar was on track for its biggest weekly percentage decline against the yen since the 2008 financial crisis in the aftermath of the Bank of Japan's decision not to ease policy further, while strong euro zone growth data boosted the euro. The dollar was last down 1.27 percent against the yen at 106.71 yen on Friday, near an 18- month low of...

  • *Google likely to face first EU sanction in 2016- sources. BRUSSELS, April 29- Google is likely to face its first European Union antitrust sanction this year, with little prospect of it settling a test case with the bloc's regulator over its shopping service, people familiar with the matter said. Such a change of heart appears unlikely, with European Competition...

  • April 29- Deutsche Börse Ag. *CFO of Deutsche Börse Ag was asked to comment on regulatory consequences of "Brexit" for proposed merger with LSE Group Plc. *CEO was quoted saying "a merger between London and Frankfurt will create a highly profitable business".

  • *OPEC output at near record high in April- Reuters survey. With prices less than $5 away from $50 a barrel, investment bank Jefferies said the market "is coming into better balance" and would flip into undersupply in the second half of the year. But others warned that the rally was driven by investors holding large speculative positions, while oil stockpiles were...

  • CHICAGO, April 29- Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures weakened on Friday, weighed down by some end-of-month profit-taking as well as signs that supplies on the cash market remained ample, traders said. CME Group on Thursday evening reported 527 deliveries against the expiring CBOT May soybean contract. At 10:50 a.m. CDT, CBOT July soybeans were down 1-1/ 2...

  • LONDON— The eurozone economy has grown back to the size it was back in 2008, according to new figures. Here is a look at some other key indicators for the 19- country bloc, its best- and worst-off member states, and other major economies. Treasury, Japan's ministry of finance.

  • ANKARA, April 29- Turkey's central bank will promote the head of its markets division to deputy governor, officials told Reuters on Friday, elevating another banker with Islamic finance credentials to its policy-setting committee. Like his new boss, Kilimci is a 40- year-old graduate of the political science and international relations department of the...

  • NEW YORK, April 29- The U.S. dollar was on track for its biggest weekly percentage decline against the yen since the 2008 financial crisis in the aftermath of the Bank of Japan's decision not to ease policy further, while strong euro zone growth data boosted the euro. The dollar was last down 0.69 percent against the yen at 107.35 yen on Friday after hitting an 18-...

  • LONDON, April 29- More than 100 executives from Britain's financial services industry, including hedge fund managers Crispin Odey and Paul Marshall, have signed a letter backing Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, the main Brexit campaign group said on Friday. The investors said that while membership had been good for Britain and London since 1973,...

  • *Coming up: China official factory PMI on May 1 at 0100 GMT. LONDON, April 29- Aluminium hit a nine-month peak on Friday as speculators pushed prices higher thanks to a weaker dollar, but analysts were wary about a possible retreat. Copper and other industrial metals also clawed higher ahead of new economic data in China that investors hope will confirm that a...

  • NEW YORK, April 29- IBM on Friday announced new services to help companies design and develop blockchain technology in a secure environment in the cloud, a network of computers where users are increasingly storing their data and computing work. The interest in the blockchain surged last year when Wall Street's major players such as Goldman Sachs delved into...

  • *UK Brexit vote will also influence Fed June vote. LONDON, April 29- Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan said on Friday that he could back a rise in U.S. interest rates as soon as June or July, if U.S. economic data firms up as he expects. "We'll see how the second quarter unfolds but I think the market may well be underestimating how soon we might move next,"...

  • *OPEC supply rises by 170,000 bpd to 32.64 million bpd. *For a table of OPEC output, see. Top exporter Saudi Arabia, however, made no major change to output, the survey found, despite the kingdom hinting it could boost supply after OPEC and non-member nations failed to agree to freeze output at a meeting on April 17.

  • *Google likely to face first EU sanction in 2016- sources. BRUSSELS, April 29- Google is likely to face its first European Union antitrust sanction this year, with little prospect of it settling a test case with the bloc's regulator over its shopping service, people familiar with the matter said. Such a change of heart appears unlikely, with European Competition...

  • BASILDON ESSEX, Britain _ CNH Industrial NV on Friday reported a first-quarter loss of $512 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Basildon Essex, Britain- based company said it had a loss of 38 cents. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 6 cents per...