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  • *Brazil, Argentina buy as U.S. Gulf Coast recovers. LONDON, Sept 22- Europe is set to export a record volume of diesel in September as Latin American buyers struggle to recover from a drop in U.S. supplies in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, according to shipping data and traders. At least 600,000 tonnes of diesel and heating oil are expected to sail from Europe and the...

  • One of the issues May is expected to address in her afternoon speech in the Italian city of Florence is Britain's exit bill, which Brussels has demanded progress on before talks can progress. Britain has expressed frustration at the European Union's demands, with British ministers keen to start negotiating the terms of Britain's new relationship with the...

  • FLORENCE, Italy— Britain is prepared to abide by European Union rules and pay into the bloc's coffers for two years after leaving the EU in March 2019, Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday in a conciliatory speech intended to revive foundering exit talks. May traveled to Florence, Italy— birthplace of the Renaissance— in hopes of rebooting negotiations with the...

  • BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Sept 21- Hurricane Harvey's crippling impact on U.S. oil refinery operations this month and the challenge buyers faced in filling the gap in gasoline supplies has exposed a shortage of spare refining capacity around the globe. Global refining is considered to be running at its maximum when capacity utilization is 85.5 percent, the highest...

  • DUBLIN- ECB President Mario Draghi gives Keynote speech at Henry Grattan Lecture Invitation organized by Trinity College in Dublin- 0830 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio gives closing remarks at the ECB conference "Low inflation: Lessons from the past! FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio chairing panel "Macroprudential policy...

  • DUBLIN- ECB President Mario Draghi gives Keynote speech at Henry Grattan Lecture Invitation organized by Trinity College in Dublin- 0830 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio gives closing remarks at the ECB conference "Low inflation: Lessons from the past! FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio chairing panel "Macroprudential policy...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 21- Spain's EU partners fear a mounting crisis over Catalans' latest push for independence, and their public support for Mariano Rajoy belies some disquiet that the conservative prime minister's hardline tactics might backfire. Few foreign leaders will speak out on a domestic dispute in which government and courts in Madrid say the Catalan...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 21- Spain's EU partners fear a mounting crisis over Catalans' latest push for independence, and their public support for Mariano Rajoy belies some disquiet that the conservative prime minister's hardline tactics might backfire. Few foreign leaders will speak out on a domestic dispute in which government and courts in Madrid say the Catalan...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 21- Spain's EU partners fear a mounting crisis over Catalans' latest push for independence, and their public support for Mariano Rajoy belies some disquiet that the conservative prime minister's hardline tactics might backfire. Few foreign leaders will speak out on a domestic dispute in which government and courts in Madrid say the Catalan...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 21- Spain's EU partners fear a mounting crisis over Catalans' latest push for independence, and their public support for Mariano Rajoy belies some disquiet that the conservative prime minister's hardline tactics might backfire. Few foreign leaders will speak out on a domestic dispute in which government and courts in Madrid say the Catalan...

  • BUDAPEST/ PRAGUE, Sept 21- Hungarian government debt yields fell to new record lows and the forint led Central European currencies lower on Thursday after the Federal Reserve signalled balance-sheet tightening and one more rate hike in 2017. Tighter Fed policy would make risky assets in emerging markets, including the European Union's eastern members,...

  • BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Sept 21- Hurricane Harvey's crippling impact on U.S. oil refinery operations this month and the challenge buyers faced in filling the gap in gasoline supplies has exposed a shortage of spare refining capacity around the globe. Global refining is considered to be running at its maximum when capacity utilisation is 85.5 percent, the highest...

  • *Move may cause troubles with Washington, other rich nations. BRUSSELS, Sept 21- The European Commission said on Thursday it may seek to implement tax reform to raise more revenue from online giants without the backing of the United States and other rich nations, in a move that could spark a new transatlantic dispute. To prevent some smaller EU economies such as...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 21- Spain's EU partners fear a mounting crisis over Catalans' latest push for independence, and their public support for Mariano Rajoy belies some disquiet that the conservative prime minister's hardline tactics might backfire. Few foreign leaders will speak out on a domestic dispute in which government and courts in Madrid say the Catalan...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 21- Spain's EU partners fear a mounting crisis over Catalans' latest push for independence, and their public support for Mariano Rajoy belies some disquiet that the conservative prime minister's hardline tactics might backfire. Few foreign leaders will speak out on a domestic dispute in which government and courts in Madrid say the Catalan...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 21- Spain's EU partners fear a mounting crisis over Catalans' latest push for independence, and their public support for Mariano Rajoy belies some disquiet that the conservative prime minister's hardline tactics might backfire. Few foreign leaders will speak out on a domestic dispute in which government and courts in Madrid say the Catalan...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 21- Spain's EU partners fear a mounting crisis over Catalans' latest push for independence, and their public support for Mariano Rajoy belies some disquiet that the conservative prime minister's hardline tactics might backfire. Few foreign leaders will speak out on a domestic dispute in which government and courts in Madrid say the Catalan...

  • LONDON— Prime Minister Theresa May will try to kick-start faltering Brexit negotiations on Friday by proposing a new economic and security partnership between Britain and the European Union, plus a transition period after the U.K.' s formal departure in 2019, May's office said. EU leaders have been urging Britain to spell out what it wants from Brexit.

  • FRANKFURT- ECB President Mario Draghi gives welcome remarks at the 2nd ESRB annual conference in Frankfurt- 1315 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank minutes from monetary policy will be published- 0730 GMT. OSLO- Norway Central Bank holds a press conference after the announcing its interest rate decision and issuing its monetary policy report 0830 GMT.

  • FRANKFURT- ECB President Mario Draghi gives welcome remarks at the 2nd ESRB annual conference in Frankfurt- 1315 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank minutes from monetary policy will be published- 0730 GMT. OSLO- Norway Central Bank holds a press conference after the announcing its interest rate decision and issuing its monetary policy report 0830 GMT.