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  • *Singapore oBike hopes to launch in Paris in coming weeks. Launched just last week, Hong Kong's Gobee.bike has already spread its bikes all over Paris and Chinese giants Ofo and Mobike, as well as Singapore startup oBike, see entering the French capital as a key step in their plans to conquer Europe's city centres. Paris deputy mayor for urban planning Jean-Louis...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • TOULOUSE, France, Oct 19- Airbus on Thursday staged the delayed maiden flight of its A330neo jetliner, an upgraded version of its profitable A330 series designed to buttress European sales against the latest model of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The wide-bodied, long-distance jet took off from the planemaker's Toulouse headquarters under overcast skies,...

  • TOULOUSE, France, Oct 19- Airbus planemaking chief Fabrice Bregier said the company still expects to deliver "around 200" A320neo aircraft in 2017, but added that reaching this existing target would be "tough" in the wake of delayed engine deliveries. Bregier said Pratt& Whitney, whose industrial problems have delayed deliveries of jets at Airbus plants, was...

  • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19 WARSAW- National Bank of Poland release the minutes of its monitory policy meeting. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Michele Bullock will give speech at the Australian Shareholders Association- 0110 GMT. SEOUL- Bank of Korea monetary policy meeting to announce interest rates.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Malaysia Airlines outgoing CEO Peter Bellew said Wednesday that he decided to return to Ryanair as a form of national service because the Irish budget airline needed his help. Bellew, who was previously Ryanair's director of flight operations, joined Malaysia Airlines in 2015 as its chief operating officer under a major revamp to help...

  • Malaysia Airlines CEO Peter Bellew is leaving after just over a year in charge to return to Ryanair as chief operations officer.

  • **PRAGUE- Czech Central Bank board member Oldrich Dedek to attend a discussion titled "the tradition of Czech monetary policy".- 1500 GMT. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19 WARSAW- National Bank of Poland release the minutes of its monitory policy meeting. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Michele Bullock will give speech at the Australian Shareholders...

  • SYDNEY- Panel participation by Luci Ellis, Assistant Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, at the 9th Annual Australian& New Zealand Investment Conference 0030 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia will release the minutes of October monetary policy meeting- 0030 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Michele Bullock will give speech...

  • CANBERRA, Australia— Passengers on an Indonesia AirAsia flight from Australia to the holiday island of Bali described a panicked flight crew announcing an emergency and oxygen masks dropping from the ceiling after their airliner lost cabin air pressure and rapidly descended. Flight QZ535 returned safely on Sunday to the airport at Perth city where many of...

  • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17 WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds Monetary Policy Council Meeting. SYDNEY- Panel participation by Luci Ellis, Assistant Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, at the 9th Annual Australian& New Zealand Investment Conference 0030 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia will release the minutes of October monetary policy meeting- 0030...

  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark— A former Estonia prime minister has said he will step down as deputy speaker of the Baltic country's parliament after a scandal involving sexual harassment by members of an Estonian trade delegation during a visit to Malaysia last month. The Baltic News Agency says Taavi Roivas has publicly apologized for improper conduct during a Sept....

  • *Malaysia once a key source of revenue for North Korea. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13- Malaysia, which until recently had been one of Pyongyang's closest friends, has halted all imports from North Korea, as part of global efforts to cut off funding over its nuclear and missile programmes. Malaysia did not buy any goods from North Korea in June and July, after buying 20.6 million...

  • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17 WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds Monetary Policy Council Meeting. SYDNEY- Panel participation by Luci Ellis, Assistant Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, at the 9th Annual Australian& New Zealand Investment Conference 0030 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia will release the minutes of October monetary policy meeting- 0030...

  • Oct 11- Software produced by Microsoft Corp has been acquired by entities in Russia and Crimea that are subject to sanctions barring companies based in the United States from doing business with them. The licenses were sold by Moscow- registered company Syssoft, which is mentioned among Microsoft partners on Microsoft's website. Dutch prosecutors say that a...

  • A bicycle from bike-sharing startup ofo in the Muslim Quarter of Xi’an, China.

    The World Bank raised its economic growth forecasts for developing East Asia and Pacific for this year and 2018

  • MUMBAI, Oct 2- Reliance Communications is reassessing debt repayment options after a deal to merge its wireless arm with smaller rival Aircel was scrapped, dealing a fresh blow to the embattled Indian telecoms company. Widely known as RCom and controlled by wealthy businessman Anil Ambani, the company is saddled with net debt of about $6.8 billion.

  • MUMBAI, Oct 2- Embattled Indian telecom company Reliance Communications Ltd faced another setback on Sunday after a deal to merge its wireless business with smaller rival Aircel was called off, raising fresh doubts about its debt-repayment plans. Controlled by billionaire Anil Ambani, RCom had net debt of 443.45 billion Indian rupees at the end of March.

  • Malaysia's Royal Police Chief Khalid Abu Bakar demonstrates to the media during a news conference regarding the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of the North Korean leader, at the Malaysian police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 22, 2017.

    Two women said they were duped into using using nerve gas agents to assassinate the brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un.