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  • LONDON— Lucy Harris thinks Britain's decision to leave the European Union is a dream come true. Harris, founder of the pro-Brexit group Leavers of London, says she is hopeful, rather than confident, that Britain will really cut its ties with the EU. After an election last month clipped the wings of Britain's Conservative government, remainers are gaining in...

  • BERLIN, July 22- A senior member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies rejected French President Emmanuel Macron's plans to reform the euro zone by installing a joint finance minister and creating a common budget, in an interview published on Saturday. Markus Soeder, Bavaria's finance minister and a senior member of the Christian Social Union-...

  • 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...

  • NEW YORK— The U.S. government said Friday it is seeking dismissal of criminal charges against two ex-traders at JPMorgan Chase& Co. in a scandal that caused over $6 billion in losses after a trader known as the "London Whale" became an unreliable witness. Both are former derivatives traders who were criminally charged in September 2013 with conspiring to falsify...

  • The industrial group said it now had credible evidence that all four gas turbines it delivered a year ago for a project in southern Russia had been illegally moved to Crimea, confirming a series of Reuters reports. The move is embarrassing for Russia, which stands accused of disregarding EU sanctions, flouting its original agreement with Siemens and going back...

  • Wheat futures were weaker, with a sell-off in MGEX spring pulling Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat and K.C. hard red winter wheat contracts into negative territory. "Corn was down all day long off of unexpected rains through the center of Iowa and a six-to-ten day model run that came in somewhat wetter and less hot than yesterday's," Charlie Sernatinger,...

  • FRANKFURT/ MONTREAL, July 21- Canada's Bombardier and Germany's Siemens are in the final stages of talks to combine their rail operations, several sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, in a deal that would give the two added heft to compete against Chinese rail giant CRRC. Rail consolidation has been a trend over the last few years, as global companies...

  • WASHINGTON— National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for June, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Standard& Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for May, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for July, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates. WASHINGTON— Commerce...

  • FRANKFURT/ MONTREAL, July 21- Canada's Bombardier and Germany's Siemens are in the final stages of talks to combine their rail operations, several sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, in a deal that would give the two added heft to compete against Chinese rail giant CRRC. Siemens' supervisory board will discuss the matter at its meeting on Aug. 2, while...

  • *Telecom Italia calls July 24 board meeting on CEO exit. MILAN, July 21- Telecom Italia's board will discuss on July 24 the departure of Chief Executive Flavio Cattaneo, the company said on Friday, confirming a Reuters story that Cattaneo would leave soon following clashes with top shareholder Vivendi. In a statement, Telecom Italia said its remuneration and...

  • LONDON— Bank of America has chosen Dublin as its European Union base once Britain leaves the bloc, its CEO said Friday. Bank of America has about 4,500 staff in London. So far, several major banks have opted for Dublin and Frankfurt, Germany, to be ready to service clients across Europe, no matter what outcome the Brexit talks yield.

  • MILAN, July 21- Telecom Italia Chief Executive Flavio Cattaneo is set to step down in the next few days after clashing with top shareholder Vivendi, six sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday. A top Vivendi executive, Amos Genish, is set to be appointed as TIM's managing director, effectively taking over from Cattaneo, the sources said, speaking on...

  • The industrial group said it now had credible evidence that all four gas turbines it delivered a year ago for a project in southern Russia had been illegally moved to Crimea, confirming a series of Reuters reports over the past weeks. The move is embarrassing for Russia which stands accused of disregarding EU sanctions and of flouting its original agreement...

  • LONDON/ DUBLIN, July 21- Bank of America on Friday became the first Wall Street lender to pick Dublin as its new base for its European Union operations as Britain prepares to leave the bloc. Frankfurt and Dublin are emerging as early winners for banks' post-Brexit operations. Wall Street's Citigroup Inc. and Morgan Stanley have both picked Frankfurt as bases for...

  • BERLIN, July 21- Car industry officials and politicians in Germany have agreed to update the engine software of around 9 million diesel cars as part of a plan to avoid bans on diesel vehicles in major cities, industry and government sources said on Friday. Carmakers are under pressure from international regulators and local politicians in Germany to clean up...

  • MADRID/ MILAN, July 21- Spanish builder ACS is in talks with various pension and infrastructure funds and private equity firms on a potential counter-bid for Abertis, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. ACS confirmed it was considering making an offer for Spain's Abertis after Italian infrastructure group Atlantia, controlled by the Benetton...

  • BERLIN— Germany's government is signaling to Turkey that its patience is running out and it can hit back against escalating provocations, but has sought to stop well short of burning its bridges with its NATO ally. More than a year of strains in the countries' relationship came to a head this week with Turkey's jailing of a German human rights activist, Peter...

  • BERLIN— The Latest on Germany's tougher stance on Turkey following the jailing of a human rights activist:. Germany's Economy Ministry says it's putting all applications for the export of defense equipment to Turkey under examination. Turkey's president has accused Germany's government of trying to scare off investments to Turkey with lies, after Germany...

  • SYDNEY/ PARIS, July 21- U.S. corn fell below $4 a bushel on Friday as traders took profits at the end of a week where corn was on track to gain around 2.5 pct in response to forecasts for continued adverse weather which added to fears of production losses. The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were down 1.3 percent to $3.99-1/ 2 a bushel after closing...