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  • Hurricane Maria is shown in the Atlantic Ocean in this NOAA's GOES East satellite image as it strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane just east of the Leeward Islands at 10:45 a.m. EDT (1445 UTC) on September 18, 2017.

    Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit used Facebook in the early hours of Tuesday to describe the "mind-boggling" real-time impact of Hurricane Maria.

  • PONCE, Puerto Rico, Sept 19- Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, crept toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after it ripped through the small island nation of Dominica, causing widespread devastation. Croix, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory. The storm plowed through Dominica, an island nation...

  • PONCE, Puerto Rico, Sept 18- Hurricane Maria, the second Category 5 storm to hit the Caribbean this month, plowed into the small island nation of Dominica on Monday with roof-ripping fury on a collision course with the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico later this week. Less than 90 minutes later, the center of the storm, described by the NHC as "potentially...

  • PONCE, Puerto Rico, Sept 18- The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year plowed into the small Caribbean island of Dominica on Monday as a rare, Category 5 storm and will likely bring its roof-ripping winds, torrential rain and pounding surf later in the week to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Less than 90 minutes later, the center of the storm, described by...

  • PONCE, Puerto Rico, Sept 18- The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year, Maria, strengthened into a rare Category 5 storm, as it churned through the eastern Caribbean, bearing down on the tiny island nation of Dominica while on a likely collision course with the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The center of the storm, described by the NHC as "potentially...

  • **BASEL, Switzerland Donald Kohn, external member financial policy committee, Bank of England gives speech at the Supervisory policy implementation in the current macro-financial environment conference, Basel 1145 GMT. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 STOCKHOLM- Swedish Deputy Central Bank Governor Martin Floden talks about monetary policy- 1200 GMT WASHINGTON-...

  • **BASEL, Switzerland Donald Kohn, external member financial policy committee, Bank of England gives speech at the Supervisory policy implementation in the current macro-financial environment conference, Basel 1145 GMT. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 STOCKHOLM- Swedish Deputy Central Bank Governor Martin Floden talks about monetary policy- 1200 GMT WASHINGTON-...

  • BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 18- The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year, Maria, gathered strength on Monday as it churned through the eastern Caribbean, bearing down on the tiny island nation of Dominica while on a likely collision course with the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. The center of the storm located about 45 miles east-southeast of Dominica as of 5...

  • BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 18- A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Maria barreled towards the eastern Caribbean islands with 125 mile-per-hour winds on Monday, threatening the region with its second major storm this month. Officials from French-controlled Martinique to the U.S. Virgin Islands warned residents to prepare for the storm, now ranked by U.S....

  • They also heard about a $20,000 private jet flight and an $875 limo ride paid for by the donor, Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen. Those allegations took a backseat Monday to a tour through the Dominican Republic's jet-set enclaves of Casa de Campo, where Melgen owns a villa, and Punta Cana, a Caribbean resort. Casa de Campo features a golf course named "Teeth...

  • Maria could strengthen into major hurricane

    A second powerful storm in as many weeks was bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands.

  • ROME- ECB Supervisor Ignazio Angeloni participates in a panel discussion at Italian Banking Conference 2017 in Rome, Italy- 0845 GMT. WASHINGTON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney gives a lecture at the International Monetary Fund, then has a public discussion with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde- 1500 GMT. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 STOCKHOLM- Swedish...

  • ROME- ECB Supervisor Ignazio Angeloni participates in a panel discussion at Italian Banking Conference 2017 in Rome, Italy- 0845 GMT. WASHINGTON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney gives a lecture at the International Monetary Fund, then has a public discussion with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde- 1500 GMT. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 STOCKHOLM- Swedish...

  • ROME- ECB Supervisor Ignazio Angeloni participates in a panel discussion at Italian Banking Conference 2017 in Rome, Italy- 0845 GMT. WASHINGTON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney gives a lecture at the International Monetary Fund, then has a public discussion with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde- 1500 GMT. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 STOCKHOLM- Swedish...

  • ROME- ECB Supervisor Ignazio Angeloni participates in a panel discussion at Italian Banking Conference 2017 in Rome, Italy- 0845 GMT. WASHINGTON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney gives a lecture at the International Monetary Fund, then has a public discussion with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde- 1500 GMT. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 STOCKHOLM- Swedish...

  • TOKYO, Sept 15- Bain Capital confirmed it brought in several strategic partners to bolster its bid for Toshiba Corp's memory chip business, after the Japanese company agreed to accelerate talks with a group led by the U.S. private equity firm. Bain, which has been working with SK Hynix on an offer for Toshiba's chip unit, said its latest proposal "brings in a broad...

  • TOKYO, Sept 15- Bain Capital confirmed it brought in several strategic partners to bolster its bid for Toshiba Corp's memory chip business, after the Japanese company agreed to accelerate talks with a group led by the U.S. private equity firm. Bain, which has been working with SK Hynix on an offer for Toshiba's chip unit, said its latest proposal "brings in a broad...

  • HELSINKI- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Daniele Nouy gives Marjolin Lecture at 33rd SUERF Colloquium& Bank of Finland Conference "Shadow Banking: Financial Intermediation beyond Banks" in Helsinki 0600 GMT. TALLINN- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and ECB board member Benoit Coeure participate in a Eurogroup meeting in Tallinn.

  • HELSINKI- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Daniele Nouy gives Marjolin Lecture at 33rd SUERF Colloquium& Bank of Finland Conference "Shadow Banking: Financial Intermediation beyond Banks" in Helsinki 0600 GMT. TALLINN- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and ECB board member Benoit Coeure participate in a Eurogroup meeting in Tallinn.

  • Sept 14- On Friday, a cruise ship carrying around 3,000 passengers will dock at St. John's harbour in the Caribbean island of Antigua. "But because the port is so damaged in Saint Martin, so damaged in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, we're getting some of those cancellations. Those cruise lines now are making ports of call into Antigua. "