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  • PARIS, Feb 20- Stephane Richard, the head of Orange, was offered a four-year contract extension on Tuesday by the board of France's largest telecoms operator. Richard faces charges over payments to businessman Bernard Tapie of about 400 million euros from public funds. The payments were made in 2008, when Richard was chief of staff to Christine Lagarde, then...

  • PARIS, Feb 20- The board of French telecoms group Orange on Tuesday voted in favor of renewing the mandate of company head Stephane Richard for another four years, it said in a statement. The board backed Richard's general strategy for the company, adding that the decision to renew his mandate would be put before the shareholders of Orange at the company's annual...

  • *Spain has had no representative at ECB since 2012. BRUSSELS, Feb 19- Euro zone finance ministers on Monday chose Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos to succeed European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio in May, a move likely to boost the chances of a German becoming head of the ECB next year. "The Eurogroup today gave its support to the candidacy of...

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 19- Euro zone finance ministers will choose Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos to succeed European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio in May, a move likely to boost the chances of a German becoming head of the ECB next year. Initially faced with two candidates-- de Guindos and Irish central bank governor Philip Lane-- the ministers had...

  • A worker places gold jewelery into a melting furnace at the Austrian Gold and Silver Separating Plant in Vienna, Austria.

    Gold prices edged higher on Friday, heading for their biggest weekly percentage gain in nearly two years.

  • *Spot gold was largely unchanged at $1,353.51 an ounce at 0125 GMT, after touching a three-week high of $1,357.08 the session before. The Labor Department said its producer price index for final demand rose 0.4 percent last month after being unchanged in December. *In a second report on Thursday, the Labor Department said initial claims for state unemployment...

  • President Donald Trump's tax reform will help boost U.S. growth in the short term but may have negative consequences such as on the deficit and debt in the medium term, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said. It will be in a way positive, especially in the short term, "Lagarde told France 2 television on Thursday. If that is the case, that would mean...

  • OSLO- Annual keynote speech by Norway central bank governor Oeystein Olsen 1700 GMT. AMSTERDAM- ECB board member Sabine Lautenschlager gives keynote speech at Dutch Banking Day 2018 organized by De Nederlandsche Bank in Amsterdam, Netherlands- 1200 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Riksbank executive board meeting 0800 GMT.

  • OSLO- Annual keynote speech by Norway central bank governor Oeystein Olsen 1700 GMT. AMSTERDAM- ECB board member Sabine Lautenschlager gives keynote speech at Dutch Banking Day 2018 organized by De Nederlandsche Bank in Amsterdam, Netherlands- 1200 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Riksbank executive board meeting 0800 GMT.

  • FRANKFURT- Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann and European Central Bank board member Yves Mersch take part in a symposium on the role of cash. FRANKFURT- Speech by ECB board member Yves Mersch on "Trends in cash transactions in the Eurosystem" at Cash Symposium 2018 organised by Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt 1020 GMT. FRANKFURT- Participation by ECB board...

  • FRANKFURT- Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann and European Central Bank board member Yves Mersch take part in a symposium on the role of cash. FRANKFURT- Speech by ECB board member Yves Mersch on "Trends in cash transactions in the Eurosystem" at Cash Symposium 2018 organized by Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt 1020 GMT. FRANKFURT- Participation by ECB board...

  • STOCKHOLM- Riksbank monetary policy meeting 0800 GMT. **FRANKFURT- Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann and European Central Bank board member Yves Mersch take part in a symposium on the role of cash. FRANKFURT- Speech by ECB board member Yves Mersch on "Trends in cash transactions in the Eurosystem" at Cash Symposium 2018 organized by Deutsche Bundesbank in...

  • STOCKHOLM- Riksbank monetary policy meeting 0800 GMT. **FRANKFURT- Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann and European Central Bank board member Yves Mersch take part in a symposium on the role of cash. FRANKFURT- Speech by ECB board member Yves Mersch on "Trends in cash transactions in the Eurosystem" at Cash Symposium 2018 organised by Deutsche Bundesbank in...

  • STOCKHOLM- Riksbank monetary policy meeting 0800 GMT. **FRANKFURT- Speech by ECB board member Yves Mersch on "Trends in cash transactions in the Eurosystem" at Cash Symposium 2018 organised by Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt 1020 GMT. **FRANKFURT- Participation by ECB board member Yves Mersch in panel "Panel discussion: Freedom of choice of the citizen when paying?"

  • STOCKHOLM- Riksbank monetary policy meeting 0800 GMT. **FRANKFURT- Speech by ECB board member Yves Mersch on "Trends in cash transactions in the Eurosystem" at Cash Symposium 2018 organized by Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt 1020 GMT. **FRANKFURT- Participation by ECB board member Yves Mersch in panel "Panel discussion: Freedom of choice of the citizen when paying?"

  • DUBAI, Feb 11- Sharp swings in global financial markets in the past few days are not worrying since economic growth is strong but reforms are still needed to avert future crises, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund said on Sunday. Christine Lagarde, speaking at a conference on global business and social trends in Dubai, said economies were...

  • DUBAI, Feb 11- Sharp fluctuations in global equity markets and other markets in the past few days are not worrying, as global economic growth is strong and available financing is ample, International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said on Sunday. But Lagarde, speaking at a Dubai conference on global business and social trends, also said...

  • STOCKHOLM- Riksbank monetary policy meeting 0800 GMT. **FRANKFURT- Speech by ECB board member Yves Mersch on "Trends in cash transactions in the Eurosystem" at Cash Symposium 2018 organised by Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt 1020 GMT. **FRANKFURT- Participation by ECB board member Yves Mersch in panel "Panel discussion: Freedom of choice of the citizen when paying?"

  • STOCKHOLM- Riksbank monetary policy meeting 0800 GMT. **FRANKFURT- Speech by ECB board member Yves Mersch on "Trends in cash transactions in the Eurosystem" at Cash Symposium 2018 organized by Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt 1020 GMT. **FRANKFURT- Participation by ECB board member Yves Mersch in panel "Panel discussion: Freedom of choice of the citizen when paying?"

  • STOCKHOLM- Riksbank general council meeting- 1200 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Riksbank monetary policy meeting 0800 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB board member Yves Mersch speaks in Frankfurt 1020 GMT.