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  • **MANILA- Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Tadao talks to the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines on the bank's priorities for 2019 and economic outlook for Asia. MANILA- Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Tadao talks to the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines on the bank's priorities for 2019 and...

  • MOSCOW, April 19- The Kremlin said on Friday that U.S. However, the report did not find evidence of a criminal conspiracy between Trump's election campaign and Russia. Speaking to reporters on a conference call, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow regretted the Mueller report was having an impact on its relations with Washington.

  • >Putin ally urges Ukraine deal with Moscow. >Ukraine tycoon cries victory after court win. >Ukraine tycoon sees possible central bank purge.

  • *President warns Ukraine risks default. PrivatBank was nationalized as part of a clean-up of the banking system backed by the International Monetary Fund, which supports Ukraine with a $3.9 billion loan program. Ukraine's dollar-denominated bonds fell more than 1 percent after the ruling by a Kiev court as President Petro Poroshenko said in a televised...

  • KIEV, April 18- Ukrainian tycoon Ihor Kolomoisky said on Thursday he expects some "odious individuals" at the central bank could be removed from office if presidential front-runner Volodymyr Zelenskiy wins Sunday's run-off election. Critics of Zelenskiy, a comedian with no political experience but who is leading President Petro Poroshenko according to...

  • KIEV, April 18- Ukraine risks returning to economic instability, higher inflation and currency volatility if it loses a legal case over the nationalization of PrivatBank, Central Bank Governor Yakiv Smoliy said on Thursday. A lower court in Kiev earlier ruled that the 2016 nationalization of PrivatBank, Ukraine's largest lender, was illegal.

  • *Venezuela sells oil invoices to Russia at discount Russia pays Venezuela, collects cash from buyers Arrangements keep money flowing despite U.S. sanctions Venezuelan dependence on Russia growing. The sales are the latest sign of the growing dependence of Venezuela's cash-strapped government on Russia as the United States tightens a financial noose...

  • *President warns Ukraine risks default. PrivatBank was nationalized as part of an clean-up of the banking system backed by the International Monetary Fund, which supports Ukraine with a $3.9 billion loan program. Ukraine's dollar-denominated Ukraine bonds fell more than 1 percent after the ruling by a Kiev court as President Petro Poroshenko said in a...

  • KIEV, April 18- A Kiev court ruled on Thursday that the government's decision in 2016 to nationalise the country's biggest lender, PrivatBank, violated the law. Kolomoisky is also a backer of Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian and frontrunner to become the country's next president at an election run-off on Sunday. "The court ruling has yet to come into effect and will...

  • KIEV, April 18- A Kiev court ruled on Thursday that the government's decision in 2016 to nationalize the country's biggest lender, PrivatBank, violated the law. Kolomoisky is also a backer of Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian and frontrunner to become the country's next president at an election run-off on Sunday. "The court ruling has yet to come into effect and will...

  • KIEV, April 18- A Kiev court has ruled that a decision taken in 2016 to nationalise PrivatBank, Ukraine's largest lender, violated the law, the central bank said in a statement on Thursday. The central bank, called the National Bank of Ukraine, said it would appeal the ruling and that it was impossible to reverse the nationalisation. "The court ruling has yet to come...

  • KIEV, April 18- A Kiev court has ruled that a decision taken in 2016 to nationalize PrivatBank, Ukraine's largest lender, violated the law, the central bank said in a statement on Thursday. The central bank, called the National Bank of Ukraine, said it would appeal the ruling and that it was impossible to reverse the nationalization. "The court ruling has yet to come...

  • German and Japanese PMIs ticked modestly higher from March, and from China to the United States, the hope is that spring will bring some green shoots on the economic front. Central banks in Japan, Canada and Sweden hold meetings in coming days so we may get some clues on what they are thinking. -Several ECB policymakers doubt projected growth rebound: sources- Best...

  • *Indonesia's rupiah, shares rise on election optimism. *Turkey's lira slips on FX reserves worry. Indonesia's rupiah and stocks bucked the gloom after early election results indicated incumbent leader Joko Widodo is set to be re-elected, giving him another five years to deliver on a reform agenda and revive economic growth.

  • MIAMI/ WASHINGTON, April 17- The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed new sanctions and other punitive measures on Cuba and Venezuela, seeking to ratchet up U.S. pressure on Havana to end its support for Venezuela's socialist president, Nicolas Maduro. President Donald Trump's decision, which the State Department said could unleash hundreds of...

  • **SEOUL- Bank of Korea's monetary policy board meets 0100 GMT. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank Deputy Governor Ferenc Gerhardt's six-year term in the nine-member Monetary Council expires. THURSDAY, APRIL 25 MANILA- Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Tadao talks to the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines on the bank's priorities...

  • MIAMI/ WASHINGTON, April 17- The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed new sanctions and other punitive measures on Cuba and Venezuela, seeking to ratchet up U.S. pressure on Havana to end its support for Venezuela's socialist president, Nicolas Maduro. President Donald Trump's decision, which the State Department said could unleash hundreds of...

  • *OPEC supply cuts, U.S. sanctions support oil prices. *China's 1st qtr GDP rises 6.4 percent year/year. "The rally overnight was predicated on a 3 million-barrel-per-day draw in crude that did not materialize," said Bob Yawger, director of energy futures at Mizuho in New York.

  • MIAMI/ WASHINGTON, April 17- The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed new sanctions and other punitive measures on Cuba and Venezuela, seeking to ratchet up U.S. pressure on Havana to end its support for Venezuela's socialist president, Nicolas Maduro. President Donald Trump's decision, which the State Department said could unleash hundreds of...

  • *OPEC supply cuts, U.S. sanctions support oil prices. *China's Q1 GDP rises 6.4 percent year/year. Brent crude futures were up 23 cents at $71.95 by 12:16 p.m. EDT, having hit an intraday peak of $72.27.