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  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 BANGKOK, Thailand- Bank of Thailand Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob speaks at a two-day BOT symposium 2018: The future of money, finance, and central banking- 0200 GMT. BRATISLAVA- Slovakia Central Bank Governor Jozef Makuch holds a news conference 1100 GMT. PRAGUE- Czech National Bank holds monetary policy meeting.

  • *Bank of Israel Governor Karnit Flug set to step down in November. JERUSALEM, Aug 29- The Bank of Israel on Wednesday held its benchmark interest rate at 0.1 percent for the 36th straight time since early 2015, cautioning that a stronger shekel could keep inflation from settling into its 1 to 3 percent target. Bank of Israel Governor Karnit Flug has said that for...

  • JERUSALEM, Aug 29- Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday increased former tycoon Nochi Dankner's prison sentence to three years after rejecting his appeal against his conviction for securities fraud related to the IDB group he once controlled. Dankner, 63, was found guilty in 2016 of manipulating his company's shares ahead of a planned stock issue and was...

  • *Rates decision at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. JERUSALEM, Aug 28- The Bank of Israel is expected to leave short-term interest rates unchanged again this week, with markets seeking clues as to when rates will start to rise. All 10 economists in a Reuters poll said the central bank would keep its benchmark rate at 0.1 percent-- where it has stood since February 2015-- when the...

  • JERUSALEM, Aug 28- The Israeli military on Tuesday demolished the family home of a Palestinian teenager in the occupied West Bank who killed an Israeli in a Jewish settlement a month ago and was shot dead in the attack. Rights groups have called such demolitions collective punishment, while noting that Israel's Supreme Court has upheld the practice, which...

  • LONDON, Aug 27- The king spoke, and a $2 trillion dream went up in smoke. For the past two years, Saudi Arabia has prepared to place up to 5 percent of its national oil company on the stock market. The reason: the prince's father King Salman stepped in to shelve it, three sources with ties to government insiders told Reuters.

  • JERUSALEM/ LONDON, Aug 20- PepsiCo will buy carbonated drink-machine maker SodaStream for $3.2 billion as it battles Coca-Cola for an edge in the health-conscious beverage market. "With sugary carbonates and juices struggling and no turnaround in sight, mitigating the losses through newer and healthier products will be essential for PepsiCo," said...

  • JERUSALEM/ LONDON, Aug 20- PepsiCo will buy carbonated drink-machine maker SodaStream for $3.2 billion as it battles Coca-Cola for an edge in the health-conscious beverage market. The Israel- based company now markets itself as a sparkling water maker to appeal to younger and more health- and environmentally-conscious consumers, who do not drink much soda.

  • JERUSALEM, Aug 20- PepsiCo will buy household drink-machine maker SodaStream for $3.2 billion as it battles chief rival Coca-Cola for an edge in the health-conscious beverage market. Founded in the UK in 1903, SodaStream was a coveted device in British kitchens in the 1970 s and 80 s, allowing customers to create fizzy drinks by adding flavoured syrups to...

  • BUENOS AIRES- Central Bank of Argentina releases monetary policy statement WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds monetary policy council meeting. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank holds its rate-setting meeting- 1200 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia will release the minutes of August monetary policy meeting 0130 GMT.

  • **MANILA, Philippines- Philippines central bank Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. at an economic forum 0130 GMT. **JOHANNESBURG, South Africa- South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago addresses learners- 1030 GMT BOGOTA- Colombia's new president Ivan Duque, as well as members of his cabinet, central bank board members and business leaders will attend a...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 16- Leaders from both parties on a powerful Senate committee vowed on Thursday to push back if President Donald Trump moves ahead with plans to bypass Congress and roll back billions of dollars from the U.S. foreign aid budget, including funds for programs in Syria and the West Bank and Gaza. The rescission process cuts money that has been...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 16- Leaders from both parties on a powerful U.S. Senate committee pledged on Thursday to push back if President Donald Trump moves ahead with plans to bypass Congress and roll back billions of dollars from the foreign aid budget, including funds for Syria and the West Bank and Gaza. The recission process cuts money that has been appropriated by...

  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 JAKARTA- Indonesia Central Bank holds Board of Governors meeting. **SYDNEY- Appearance by Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe before the House of Representatives' Standing Committee on Economics- 2330 GMT. SYDNEY- Panel participation by Sarah Harris, deputy head of Payments Policy Department at Reserve Bank of Australia, at the Risk...

  • President Donald Trump spoke on Friday with French President Emmanuel Macron and they discussed trade, Iran and the Middle East, the White House said. The two leaders discussed "a broad range of trade and security issues, including the situation in Iran and the broader Middle East," the White House said in a statement. The Elysee Palace said in a brief statement the...

  • *Israeli minister says Israel not eager for new Gaza war. GAZA/ SDEROT, Israel, Aug 9- Israeli aircraft struck more than 150 targets in Gaza on Wednesday night and early Thursday, and Palestinian militants fired scores of rockets including a long-range missile deep into Israel, escalating fighting despite talks on a truce to avert an all-out conflict.

  • BELGRADE- National Bank of Serbia interest rate decision- 1000 GMT. FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 PRAGUE- Czech National Bank will release the minutes of its August 2018 monetary policy meeting- 0700 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia issues statement on Monetary Policy 0130 GMT.

  • The SY Freedom for Gaza was carrying mainly medical supplies and two of its passengers were journalists, said an organizer from a group named Ship to Gaza which organized the trip. Israel says its naval blockade of Gaza is intended to prevent weapons from reaching militant groups, including Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls the Palestinian enclave.

  • *Teva Q2 adjusted EPS $0.78 vs $0.64 forecast. *Company still sees FDA approval of migraine drug mid-September. TEL AVIV, Aug 2- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on Thursday raised its profit outlook for 2018 after reporting a smaller than expected drop in second-quarter net profit, but its shares tumbled eight percent on disappointment over its unchanged...