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  • OSLO, Aug 12- Thanks, Norway's central bank is expected to keep interest rates on hold on Aug. 15 while signaling that a hike will likely follow later this year amid solid growth, above-target inflation and currency weakness, a Reuters poll of economists showed. Waging an increasingly lonely campaign, Norges Bank has raised rates three times since September and...

  • CHANTILLY, France/ WASHINGTON, July 18- U.S. and Chinese officials spoke by telephone on Thursday as the world's two largest economies seek to end a year-long trade war, with U.S. The United States and China have been embroiled in a tit-for-tat tariff battle since July 2018, as Washington presses Beijing to address what it sees as decades of unfair and illegal...

  • CHANTILLY, France/ WASHINGTON, July 18- U.S. and Chinese officials will speak on Thursday, potentially paving the way for in-person trade talks to resume, U.S. The United States and China have been embroiled in a tit-for-tat tariff battle since July 2018, as Washington presses Beijing to address what it sees as decades of unfair and illegal trading practices.

  • CHANTILLY, France/ WASHINGTON, July 18- U.S. and Chinese officials will speak on Thursday, potentially paving the way for in-person trade talks to resume, U.S. The United States and China have been embroiled in a tit-for-tat tariff battle since July 2018, as Washington presses Beijing to address what it sees as decades of unfair and illegal trading practices.

  • SANTA FE, Argentina, July 17- Leaders from countries in South America's Mercosur trade bloc met on Wednesday in Argentina, with plans as to how to push forward a recently struck free-trade deal with the European Union at the center of discussions. The presidents of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay appeared together in the city of Santa Fe, in Argentina's...

  • *Tesla is top-selling car brand in Norway this year. *Norway aims to end combustion engine sales by 2025. OSLO, July 1- Almost half of new cars sold in Norway in the first six months of 2019 were powered by fully electric engines, up from just over a quarter in the same period last year, ensuring the Nordic nation retains its top global ranking in electric vehicle sales.

  • LONDON, June 26- Iceland may soon reclaim a place on the investment stage through inclusion in global equity indexes, but with pricey stocks, a fading economy and reforms done and dusted, fund managers are not rushing back there. Iceland is already on course to join index provider FTSE Russell's Frontier Market benchmark in September and rival MSCI said late on...

  • The duty, however, has ended up failing to stop multiple smelter closures while actively undermining the downstream sector, according to the Federation of Aluminium Consumers in Europe. FACE, which has lobbied for many years against the duty, is renewing its efforts with a piece of research from the LUISS University of Rome, spelling out the negative impact on...

  • LE BOURGET, France, June 19- Wizz Air will use 20 new extended-range, narrow body Airbus jets primarily to connect existing destinations in its disparate network rather than to fly to new places, the budget airline's Chief Executive Jozsef Varadi said on Wednesday. Indigo Partners, the private equity firm of veteran low-cost airline investor Bill Franke, agreed...

  • Mar Gudmundsson, governor of the Central Bank of Iceland, responds to U.S. President Donald Trump's claims that the ECB is purposely lowering the euro to gain a competitive advantage.

  • Mar Gudmundsson, governor of the Central Bank of Iceland, discusses the Icelandic economy, the contraction of its tourism industry, and the possibility of a recession.

  • AMSTERDAM, May 20- Meat processing equipment maker Marel said it will pursue a listing on Euronext in Amsterdam to enhance the Iceland- based company's growth and acquisition strategy as global demand for protein rises. Marel, which is the largest publicly traded company in Iceland with a market capitalisation equivalent to around 2.8 billion euros, said on...

  • SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia issues statement on monetary policy- 0130 GMT. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds monetary policy council meeting. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank to publish the minutes of its April 2019 rate-setting meeting- 1200 GMT.

  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 BANGKOK- Bank of Thailand monetary policy committee meeting. ZAGREB- Croatia National Bank holds monetary policy meeting. MANILA- Philippines Central Bank holds monetary policy meeting.

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that Russia is behaving aggressively in the Arctic and China's actions there had to be watched closely as well, amid growing divisions in the polar region over global warming and access to minerals. Speaking as he arrived in northern Finland for a meeting of nations with territory in the Arctic, Pompeo said China...

  • STOCKHOLM, May 6- Top diplomats from the United States, Russia and other nations which border the Arctic meet in Finland on Monday to discuss policies governing the polar region, as tensions grow over how to deal with global warming and access to mineral wealth. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo- who will give a speech at the Arctic Council meeting in Rovaniemi,...

  • STOCKHOLM, May 6- Top diplomats from the United States, Russia and other nations which border the Arctic meet in Finland on Monday to discuss policies governing the polar region, as tensions grow over how to deal with global warming and access to mineral wealth. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo- who will give a speech at the Arctic Council meeting in Rovaniemi,...

  • ANKARA- Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey publishes its Inflation Report ANKARA- Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey publishes summary of its monetary policy committee meeting. BUDAPEST- Hungarian central bank holds its rate-setting meeting- 1200 GMT. WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 SYDNEY- Presentation by Melissa Hope, head of Note Issue Department at Reserve Bank of...

  • MONDAY, APRIL 29 MANILA- Philippines central bank Governor Benjamin Diokno delivers keynote address at a general members meeting of the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines- 0400 GMT. ANKARA- Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey publishes its Inflation Report ANKARA- Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey publishes summary of its monetary...

  • *UK business uncertainty' through the roof'- BoE chief. WASHINGTON, April 11- The six-month delay of Britain's exit from the European Union avoids the "terrible outcome" of a "no-deal" Brexit that would further pressure a slowing global economy but does nothing to lift uncertainty over the final outcome, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.