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  • ANKARA- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and European Central Bank Governing Council member Jens Weidmann hold a press conference at G20 meeting- 0500 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia head of financial stability department Luci Ellis speaks at the University of New South Wales Real Estate Symposium 2015 on "Property Markets and Financial...

  • If Congress does not pass reforms by Sept. 15, the IMF board has said it will discuss an "interim solution" by month's end. Rakesh Mohan, the IMF's executive director for Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Sri Lanka, told Reuters: "There's more and more likelihood that something like that will happen." "This is a signal to the administration and to Congress that the world is...

  • WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt.

  • FRANKFURT/ VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Sept 4- Russia's Gazprom and its European partners signed a shareholders' agreement on the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project that will run beneath the Baltic Sea to Europe, bringing Europe closer into Moscow's energy orbit, a move criticized by the U.S. energy envoy. Russia provides for around a third of EU energy needs, but around...

  • LONDON, Sept 4- China's battered stock markets reopen on Monday after a two-day public holiday and before a monthly data dump that could reinforce fears of a hard landing, rattling the global economy. The International Monetary Fund warned Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers this week that China's slowdown and rising financial market...

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. hiring is hot in health care and hospitality. Health care and social assistance employers added more than 56,000 jobs in August, led by hospitals and health service providers. The social assistance category, which includes child and elderly care, gained nearly 16,000..

  • President Barack Obama at the White House on Friday to seek more support in countering Iran, as the Obama administration aims to use the visit to shore up relations after a period of tensions. The visit is the king's first to the United States since ascending to the throne in January 2015, and comes after the United States agreed to a nuclear deal with Iran in July,...

  • WASHINGTON— Young workers ended the summer with more jobs. The unemployment rate for people ages 20 to 24 fell to 8.9 percent, the lowest level since April 2008. The data for various demographic groups came from a survey of households that is part of the Labor Department's monthly jobs report.

  • GUATEMALA CITY, Sept 4- In a series of meetings that began early this year, the U.S. government pressured Guatemala's then-President Otto Perez to rid his administration of corrupt officials and to renew the mandate of a U.N. Commission charged with investigating corruption in Guatemala, according to officials with direct knowledge of the talks.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 4- Crude futures fell alongside stocks on Wall Street on Friday as the oil market awaited a weekly reading on the U.S. oil rig count, after jobs data from the world's No. 1 economy failed to provide much direction. "There's a sell off in both energy and equity futures," noted David Thompson, executive vice-president at Powerhouse, an energy-specialized...

  • Turkey is an American ally, a member of NATO and has been key partner in the U.S. counterterrorism efforts in the Middle East, according to the U.S. State Department. The nonprofit Nuclear Threat Initiative says Turkey is active in nuclear proliferation prevention efforts and is a member of all major treaties governing the acquisition and use of nuclear,...

  • WASHINGTON— US employers added 173,000 jobs in August; unemployment rate falls to 7- year low of 5.1 pct.

  • In a statement Thursday, USDA spokesman Sam Jones-Ellard said the department is looking into the documents and "does not condone any efforts to limit competing products in commerce. "But he didn't say if USDA would take any action, and it's unclear if the egg board's communications would violate legal requirements for research and promotion programs.

  • President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday to seek more support in countering Iran, as the Obama administration aims to use the visit to shore up relations after a period of tensions. The visit is the king's first to the United States since ascending to the throne in January, and comes after the United States agreed to a nuclear deal with Iran in July, raising...

  • WASHINGTON— The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve in deciding whether to raise interest rates from record lows later this month. It's the lowest unemployment rate since April 2008. But as the final report on the job market before the Fed meets Sept. 16-17,...

  • *NGK Insulators to pay $65.3 mln for price-fixing. *NGK Insulators pleads guilty to U.S. Justice Department charges. TOKYO/ WASHINGTON, Sept 4- Japan's NGK Insulators Ltd has agreed to pay $65.3 million for fixing the prices of parts supplied to car makers and plead guilty to criminal charges, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 16 Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    MISSOULA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks before a Town Hall open forum- 0100 GMT. LONDON- Swedish Riksbank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley speaks at Deutsche Bank's headquarter in London on the Swedish central bank's latest report- 0930 GMT. ANKARA- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and...

  • LONDON, Sept 3- The current slump in emerging market stocks and currencies has reached "crisis proportions" the Institute of International Finance warned on Thursday. The Washington- based finance industry body said China's woes had been a key catalyst in the fast-moving rout, which has seen MSCI's global emerging market stocks index slump 40 percent.

  • *Turkey keen to shake off perception G20 is "talking shop". ANKARA, Sept 3- When the Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers meet on Friday in Turkey, China's market turmoil is likely to be the biggest problem they do nothing about. Slower growth in China and rising market volatility have boosted the risks to the global economy, staff of the International...

  • Figures on government spending and debt Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 4:35 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt.