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  • *Greenpeace: Spent-fuel pools not safe against attacks. PARIS, Oct 10- The spent-fuel pools of French utility EDF's nuclear reactors are highly vulnerable to attacks, Greenpeace said in a report published on Tuesday. An attack leading to a loss of cooling water could spark a spent-fuel fire that could contaminate areas as far as 250 kilometres away, Greenpeace's...

  • *Others may join output pact, maybe at next OPEC meet- Barkindo. AMSTERDAM, Oct 9- Oil prices stabilised on Monday after one of the most bearish weeks in months, propped up by OPEC comments signalling the possibility of further action to restore market balance in the long term. Oil production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico started returning to service after...

  • *Others may join output pact, maybe at next OPEC meet- Barkindo. AMSTERDAM, Oct 9- Oil prices stabilised on Monday after one of the most bearish weeks in months, propped up by OPEC comments signalling the possibility of further action to restore market balance in the long term. Oil production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico started returning to service after...

  • *Others may join output pact, maybe at next OPEC meet- Barkindo. AMSTERDAM, Oct 9- Oil prices stabilised on Monday after one of the most bearish weeks in months, propped up by OPEC comments signalling the group and other producers may take further action to restore market balance in the long term. "There is a good chance that we will continue to trade a bit sideways in the...

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands— After 208 days of tough negotiations, the leaders of four Dutch parties agreed Monday on a draft program for a new center-right coalition government under Prime Minister Mark Rutte that will likely push policies further to the right. Rutte is expected to officially unveil the program on Tuesday along with the leaders of the Christian...

  • *Russia clarifies Putin recognizes possibility of deal extension. Russia on Friday clarified remarks made by President Vladimir Putin about the oil market earlier this week, saying he did not propose extending a global oil output cut deal but said he recognized it was a possibility. The prospect of extended oil production cuts by the Organization of the...

  • *Russia clarifies Putin recognizes possibility of deal extension. Russia on Friday clarified remarks on the oil market made by President Vladimir Putin earlier this week, saying he did not propose extending a global oil output cut deal but said he recognized it was a possibility. The prospect of extended oil production cuts by the Organization of the...

  • LONDON, Oct 6- Europe's drugs regulator has issued a 31.8 million-pound tender for temporary workers and warned it could face a major budget hit as it struggles with the fallout of Brexit, which will uproot it from London. Based in London's Canary Wharf since 1995, with a staff of around 890, the European Medicines Agency acts as a one-stop-shop for approving and...

  • LONDON, Oct 6- Europe's drugs regulator has issued a 31.8 million pounds tender for temporary workers as it struggles with the fallout of Brexit and a forced relocation from London. Based in London since 1995, with a staff of around 890, the EMA acts as a one-stop-shop for approving and monitoring the safety of drugs across Europe. It comes at a time of huge...

  • BERLIN, Oct 5- Labour bosses at Germany's Thyssenkrupp said workers' legal say in strategic decisions at the corporate level could be diluted in the planned holding structure for the new venture with India's Tata Steel. The venture would be based in Amsterdam. In a statement published late on Thursday, the German group's works council welcomed a pledge by chief...

  • *Government to make it easier for firms to move legal bases. *Board of Caixabank to meet on Friday to discuss moving base. MADRID, Oct 5- Spain's government will issue a decree on Friday making it easier for firms to transfer their legal base out of Catalonia, two sources said, in a move that could deal a serious blow to the region's finances as it considers declaring...

  • *Spain's third-largest bank, Caixabank, also considering move. MADRID, Oct 5- Two of Spain's biggest banks, Sabadell and Caixabank, are considering moving their headquarters out of Catalonia, a sign that the wealthy region's push for independence from Spain could scare away big business. The board of Banco Sabadell, Spain's fifth-largest bank, was holding an...

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Gasoline stocks held in independent storage facilities at the Amsterdam- Rotterdam- Antwerp refining hub fell 6 percent to 788,000 tonnes in the week to Thursday, according to data from Dutch consultancy PJK International. Weekly ARA stocks 05/10/2017 28/09/2017 06/10/2016. Middle-East, Pakistan and West Africa.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Gasoline stocks held in independent storage facilities at the Amsterdam- Rotterdam- Antwerp refining hub fell 6 percent to 788,000 tonnes in the week to Thursday, according to data from Dutch consultancy PJK International. Weekly ARA stocks 05/10/2017 28/09/2017 06/10/2016. Middle-East, Pakistan and West Africa.

  • BARCELONA/ MADRID, Oct 5- Spain's fifth-largest bank, Sabadell, will consider on Thursday whether to shift its headquarters away from Catalonia in the first major sign that the wealthy region's push for independence from Spain could scare away big business. The Sabadell board meeting comes as concerns show in financial markets that secession would rock the...

  • HOUSTON, Oct 3- Buckeye Partners has resumed operations at its marine oil terminal and storage tanks in Puerto Rico, which could help ease shortages of diesel and gasoline on the island two weeks after it closed the facility ahead of Hurricane Maria. Buckeye last week reopened a truck terminal at its Yabucoa terminal, but fuel imports to Puerto Rico had been...

  • AMSTERDAM/ LONDON, Oct 3- Dutch start-up messaging company MessageBird has landed $60 million in first-round funding, the largest ever early-stage venture capital investment into a European software company. The Amsterdam- based firm competes in the fast-growing cloud-based messaging market with more than a dozen firms, including Twilio, Blackberry, Nexmo...

  • LONDON, Oct 3- Access to new medicines and safety checks on existing treatments will be jeopardised if politicians pick a new home for Europe's London- based drugs regulator that is unacceptable to staff, its executive director told Reuters. Cancer drugs and therapies for rare diseases could be particularly affected by an exodus of key scientific and...

  • *Turkey calls Kurdistan referendum illegitimate. Global benchmark Brent crude was up 1 cent at $57.42 a barrel at 1122 GMT, notching up a third quarter gain of around 20 percent. "Oil prices remain firm with the backdrop of tensions between Iraq/ Turkey/ Iran and Kurdistan still threatening to halt up to 600,000 barrels per day of production from the...

  • LONDON, Sept 28- Total oil product stocks held in independent storage facilities at the Amsterdam- Rotterdam- Antwerp refining hub rose more than 6 percent to 5.72 million tonnes in the week to Thursday, according to data from Dutch consultancy PJK International. He added the arbitrage to Asia from northwest Europe was now looking more attractive and more...