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  • BUDAPEST, Aug 21- The forint eased on Monday, while most central European currencies were treading water, amid some expectations that the Hungarian central bank could try to weaken the currency in the statement it issues after a rate-setting meeting on Tuesday. The region's most dovish central bank is expected to keep its record-low interest rates on hold this...

  • Hong Kong shares gained 0.4 percent and mainland Chinese stocks rose 0.6 percent after Shanghai posted its strongest weekly gain in four months last week. Emerging Europe delivered a more modest performance, with Moscow and Polish shares up around 0.2-0.3 percent. Koon Chow, emerging macro and FX strategist at UBP, said riskier assets had been given a bit of a...

  • **LINDAU, Germany- Keynote speech by ECB President Mario Draghi at the opening ceremony of 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany 0700 GMT. **WYOMING, United States- Participation by ECB Board member Benoit Coeure at 41st Economic Symposium organised by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 2017 in Jackson Hole, U.S.A.. **WYOMING, United States-...

  • **LINDAU, Germany- Keynote speech by ECB President Mario Draghi at the opening ceremony of 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany 0700 GMT. **WYOMING, United States- Participation by ECB Board member Benoit Coeure at 41st Economic Symposium organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 2017 in Jackson Hole, U.S.A.. **WYOMING, United States-...

  • **LINDAU, Germany- Keynote speech by ECB President Mario Draghi at the opening ceremony of 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany 0700 GMT. **WYOMING, United States- Participation by ECB Board member Benoit Coeure at 41st Economic Symposium organised by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 2017 in Jackson Hole, U.S.A.. **WYOMING, United States-...

  • **LINDAU, Germany- Keynote speech by ECB President Mario Draghi at the opening ceremony of 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany 0700 GMT. **WYOMING, United States- Participation by ECB Board member Benoit Coeure at 41st Economic Symposium organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 2017 in Jackson Hole, U.S.A.. **WYOMING, United States-...

  • CARACAS, Aug 18- Venezuela's alliance with Russia is "perfect," the president of state oil company PDVSA said on Friday, blasting what he said was a U.S.-led attempt to sully the growing ties between the two nations. Reuters last week published a Special Report revealing that Venezuela's unraveling socialist government is increasingly turning to Russia for the...

  • *Record global issuance of $32.2 bln in Q2; China dominates. LONDON, Aug 18- Emerging economies are increasingly selling green bonds to Western investors hungry for environmentally-friendly investments, but there is a concern some of the new deals don't meet the standards required. South Africa's Cape Town, Argentina's La Rioja Province, Brazil's BNDES and the...

  • The losses were caused by doubts that President Donald Trump can deliver promised tax cuts and stimulus as rumours swirled that chief economic adviser Gary Cohn would resign and business leaders deserted the administration over Trump's handling of white supremacist violence. "Risk-off is also triggered by the rumour that Trump's main economic adviser...

  • BUDAPEST, Aug 18- Emerging European stocks fell on Friday over concern raised by attacks in Spain and U.S. economic policy while currencies trod water ahead of the release of Polish economic data. Spain mounted an anti-terrorism operation on Friday after a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds in Barcelona, killing 13 people, in what police...

  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 29 CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans gives opening remarks at the Large-Bank Directors Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 1500 GMT. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell speaks on "Key Areas of Focus of Supervisory Reform" at the Large-Bank Directors...

  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 29 CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans gives opening remarks at the Large-Bank Directors Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 1500 GMT. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell speaks on "Key Areas of Focus of Supervisory Reform" at the Large-Bank Directors...

  • KINSHASA, Aug 17- As Congo's government was soliciting urgent help from Western donors and the IMF last month to contain an economic crisis, the chairman of the state mining company brought an unusual guest to the prime minister's office. It was Raymond O'Leary, a vice president from Russia's second largest bank, state-owned VTB, to discuss a Eurobond aiming to...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— Spacewalking cosmonauts set free the world's first satellite made almost entirely with a 3- D printer on Thursday. In total, Russians Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergey Ryazanskiy ended up releasing five nanosatellites by hand. It also holds greetings to planet Earth in a variety of languages, courtesy of students at Siberia's Tomsk...

  • KINSHASA, Aug 17- As Congo's government was soliciting urgent help from Western donors and the IMF last month to contain an economic crisis, the chairman of the state mining company brought an unusual guest to the prime minister's office. It was Raymond O'Leary, a vice president from Russia's second largest bank, state-owned VTB, to discuss a Eurobond aiming to...

  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Aug 17- CEFC China Energy, which has grown from a niche oil trader to a sprawling energy conglomerate, is in talks to acquire a stake in Russian state oil giant Rosneft, three people with direct knowledge of the discussions said. Russia has overtaken Saudi Arabia as China's biggest oil supplier, and Rosneft is by far Russia's biggest and most...

  • *Romania, Hungary seen smoothly selling bonds at auctions. BUDAPEST, Aug 17- Central European assets firmed on Thursday, after robust second-quarter economic output figures in the region and ahead of bond auctions in Budapest and Bucharest. Hungary tenders 3-, 5- and 15- year bonds.

  • LUBBOCK, Texas- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in a moderated question-and-answer session at the "Dialogue with the Dallas Fed" event hosted by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce- 1700 GMT. FRIDAY, AUGUST 18 DALLAS, Texas- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in a moderated question-and-answer...

  • LUBBOCK, Texas- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in a moderated question-and-answer session at the "Dialog with the Dallas Fed" event hosted by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce- 1700 GMT. FRIDAY, AUGUST 18 DALLAS, Texas- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in a moderated question-and-answer...

  • SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Aug 16- Republican tax writers from the U.S. House of Representatives promoted their legislative goals at a special gathering in California on Wednesday, but offered few new details about provisions that may end up in their long-sought overhaul plan. Asked whether the plan would have specific provisions, Brady said: "We're working through...