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  • BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank rate-setting meeting. WINDHOEK, Namibia- Central Bank of Namibia monetary policy meeting. CHISINAU- National Bank of Moldova interest rate decision.

  • PRAGUE— The Czech Statistics Office says the web sites it used to publish results from a parliamentary election were hacked. The office made the announcement on Sunday, a day after two sites the office used to post returns of the election for the lower house of Parliament were unavailable for some period of time. The centrist ANO movement led by euroskeptic...

  • *Kirkuk flows to Ceyhan still at around 200,000 bpd. *Russia's Rosneft takes control of Kurdish oil pipeline. NEW YORK, Oct 20- Oil prices were up slightly on Friday in see-saw trade, ending the week up on support from a sharp decline in Iraqi crude exports due to tensions in the Kurdistan region after contending with weak demand data.

  • *Kirkuk flows to Ceyhan still at around 200,000 bpd. NEW YORK, Oct 20- Oil prices were flat on Friday in see-saw trade, under pressure from weak U.S. demand but drawing support from a sharp decline in Iraqi crude exports due to tensions in the Kurdistan region. Oil exports from Iraq's Kurdistan via the Turkish port of Ceyhan were flowing at average rates of 216,000...

  • HOUSTON, Oct 20- Venezuela's state-run petroleum firm PDVSA has been barred from using a NuStar Energy oil storage terminal in the Caribbean over $26 million in unpaid bills, according to documents reviewed by Reuters, halting delivery of a cargo to an oil trader. Shipping delays and quality concerns also are jeopardizing the OPEC- member country's crude sales,...

  • *Kirkuk flows to Ceyhan still at around 200,000 bpd. Oil exports from Iraq's Kurdistan via the Turkish port of Ceyhan were flowing at average rates on Friday of 216,000 barrels per day, down from the usual flows of around 600,000 bpd, a shipping source said. Iraqi troops regained control of two major oilfields northwest of Kirkuk from Kurdish Peshmerga forces...

  • *Kirkuk flows to Ceyhan still at around 200,000 bpd. Oil exports from Iraq's Kurdistan via the Turkish port of Ceyhan were flowing at average rates on Friday of 216,000 barrels per day down from the usual flows of around 600,000 bpd, a shipping source said. Iraqi troops regained control of two major oilfields northwest of Kirkuk from Kurdish Peshmerga forces...

  • The privately-held firm has quietly become one of the biggest non-bank consumer lending companies in China. It finances more than tenth of all iPhone sales in China, the U.S. tech giant's second-biggest market. The Czech company has 225,000 sales points in retailers across China, and said the number could rise to up to 500,000 in the coming years.

  • *Kirkuk flows to Ceyhan still at around 200,000 bpd. Oil exports from Iraq's Kurdistan towards the Turkish port of Ceyhan were flowing at average rates on Friday of 216,000 barrels per day versus the usual flows of 600,000 bpd, a shipping source said. Iraqi troops regained control of two major oilfields northwest of Kirkuk from Kurdish Peshmerga forces this...

  • *Kurdistan oil exports struggle amid tensions with Baghdad. LONDON/ MOSCOW, Oct 20- Russia's biggest oil company, Rosneft, has agreed to take control of Iraqi Kurdistan's main oil pipeline, boosting its investment in the autonomous region to $3.5 billion despite Baghdad's military action sparked by a Kurdish vote for independence. Rosneft's investment comes...

  • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24 BRASILIA- Central Bank of Brazil holds Monetary Policy Committee Meeting. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank rate-setting meeting. WINDHOEK, Namibia- Central Bank of Namibia monetary policy meeting.

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW, Oct 20- Russian energy major Rosneft has agreed to take control of the main oil pipeline in Iraq's Kurdistan, further boosting its role as the main international investor in the semi-autonomous region. It came amid the crisis in Kurdistan's relations with the central government in Baghdad, which erupted after the region held an independence...

  • Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner and Republican John McCain introduced the "Honest Ads Act," one of the strongest efforts in Congress yet to address allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. Companion legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives by Republican Representative Mike Coffman and...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 19- The European Commission on Thursday said that despite a lack of unanimity among member states over Russia's plans for a new gas pipeline to Germany, it would press ahead to seek support for talks with Russia on its objections. Brussels, backed by some EU member states, is concerned the Nord Stream 2 pipeline across the Baltic Sea will increase the...

  • Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner and Republican John McCain introduced the "Honest Ads Act," which would amend existing election law covering television and radio outlets to impose those rules to paid internet and digital advertisements on platforms like Facebook, Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google. Companion legislation was...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc will send their general counsels to testify on Nov. 1 before two Congressional panels investigating possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, the companies said on Thursday. In the U.S. Senate, Republican John McCain and Democrats Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner planned to introduce legislation on...

  • Asked if Russia is annoyed with Trump's unpredictability, Putin said Thursday that it's linked to a "strong resistance inside the country." Russia has rejoiced at Trump's victory in the U.S. election, but its hopes for rebuilding ties with Washington have been shattered by congressional and FBI investigations into Trump campaign ties with Russia.

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands— An international team investigating the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine appealed Thursday for information about a photograph which prosecutors believe features the Buk rocket that blew the passenger jet out of the sky, killing all 298 on board. The Boeing 777 was shot down July 17, 2014, over conflict-torn...

  • LONDON, Oct 19- Crude oil flows through the Iraqi Kurdish pipeline to the Turkish port of Ceyhan were fluctuating close to 200,000 barrels per day on Thursday afternoon, a local shipping source said. The level is slightly lower than the overnight and morning rate. The source said the hourly rate was between 8,000 and 9,000 barrels.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- Facebook Inc's general counsel will testify on Nov. 1 before a U.S. House of Representatives panel investigating possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, the company said on Thursday. In the U.S. Senate, Republican John McCain and Democrats Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner planned to introduce legislation on Thursday that would...