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  • The company, which sells Coca-Cola drinks in 28 countries mostly in Europe, plans to launch Costa Coffee in at least 10 of those markets, including Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia and Switzerland.

  • The company, which sells Coca-Cola drinks in 28 countries mostly in Europe, plans to launch Costa Coffee in at least 10 of those markets, including Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia and Switzerland.

  • CHICAGO, July 17- Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures soared by the daily limit and approached a one-month high on Wednesday on renewed hopes that China will increase pork imports to compensate for pigs killed in a widespread outbreak of a fatal swine disease. However, a recent increase in Chinese pork prices is raising expectations that China may now...

  • LONDON, July 17- Global investors plan to ditch emerging-market bonds whose yields have been dragged into negative territory by the renewed commitment of the world's major central banks to continue monetary easing if necessary. "Very low or negative interest rates in European sovereign debt is spilling over into EM debt in the higher-graded space and...

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW, July 17- A small oil transport firm accused of pumping toxic chemicals into Russia's crude pipeline network that then polluted oil exports to Europe received daily documents from Russian state pipeline monopoly Transneft giving its oil deliveries a clean bill of health. Prosecutors identified them as Nefteperevalka General Director...

  • NAIROBI, July 17- Kenya has ordered the deportation of 17 foreign directors of betting firms operating in Kenya, the interior ministry said on Wednesday, almost a week after ordering telecoms firm Safaricom to stop processing payments for sports betting firms. Online sports betting companies such as SportPesa have grown rapidly in the East African nation in...

  • PRAGUE, July 17- Czech yields were mixed on Wednesday before the sale by auction of a new tranche of a euro-denominated government bond that has drawn strong investor demand this year, while a firming U.S. dollar put the brakes on central Europe's currencies. In Poland, bond yields slipped following pay data that showed corporate wages grew 5.3% in June, less than...

  • WARSAW, July 12- Central European currencies were little changed on Friday and regional stocks got a boost from overnight gains in Wall Street and Asia due to fresh optimism after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell left the door open to interest rate cuts. By 0830 GMT, Prague gained most on the day with 0.5%, followed by Budapest with about 0.4% and Warsaw's...

  • OSLO, July 12- Norwegian oil firm Aker BP has made an oil discovery off Norway which could strengthen its hand in negotiations with its sometimes partner Equinor on how to develop fields. The company said on Thursday it had made an oil discovery with partner LOTOS of Poland estimated to hold between 80 million and 200 million barrels of recoverable oil...

  • MOSCOW/ LONDON, July 11- U.S. crude exports are gaining traction in Europe as even Ukraine turns into a significant consumer of American barrels at the expense of Russian supplies amid heightened U.S. political pressure on Moscow and problems over contaminated Russian oil. Ukraine this month received its first ever barrels from the United States, according to...

  • PARIS, July 11- Strategie Grains cut its monthly forecast for this year's European Union soft wheat harvest by more than 2 million tonnes as it factored in a late-June heatwave in western Europe. "The heatwave that struck West Europe and Poland at the end of June has triggered concerns around yield potentials, particularly for crops on shallow soils," Strategie...

  • WARSAW, July 11- Central European currencies gained on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell set the stage for a U.S. interest rate cut this month, weakening the dollar. Before Powell's comments, central Europe's currencies had been under pressure since last Friday, when strong U.S. jobs data weakened the case for loosening policy in the world's...

  • *Fact-checking effect on fake news unknown. BRUSSELS, July 11- The European Union has called on Facebook and other platforms to invest more in fact-checking, but a new study shows those efforts may rarely reach the communities worst affected by fake news. Facebook has been under fire since Russia used it to influence the election that brought Donald Trump to...

  • *Tennessee, Kentucky among candidates for site of $1.7 bln plant-source. SEOUL/ DETROIT July 11- South Korean electric vehicle battery maker LG Chem is considering building a second U.S. factory, three people familiar with the matter said, accelerating a race to add capacity to meet growing global demand for green vehicles. Kentucky and Tennessee are among the...

  • *Bank is hiring relationship managers despite cuts elsewhere Seeing positive asset flows in Europe this year Could expand in eastern Europe. Hiring new client relationship managers and perhaps making acquisitions in a few years' time can help fuel growth, said Claudio de Sanctis, head of wealth management Europe and chief executive of Deutsche Bank Ltd..

  • PRAGUE, July 9- Hungary's forint fell to a more than five-week low against the euro on Tuesday after slower-than-expected inflation took some policy pressure off the central bank and a stronger dollar weighed on central Europe's currencies. Core inflation adjusted for the effects of tax changes slowed to 3.5% in June from 3.7% in May, the National Bank of...

  • GDANSK, Poland, July 9- Poland needs to make efforts to expand its pipeline infrastructure in light of Russia's dirty oil crisis, the chief executive of the country's pipeline operator PERN said on Tuesday.

  • WARSAW, July 5- Former Polish security official Piotr Durbajlo, who was arrested in January on allegations of spying for China, will be released upon paying bail, his defence lawyers told Reuters on Friday. Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei is under intense international scrutiny after U.S. allegations that its kit can be used for spying by Beijing, which...

  • BRATISLAVA/ PRAGUE, July 4- When David landed an assembly line job at Volkswagen's Bratislava factory, his colleagues congratulated him on securing a well-paid position he could ride to retirement. Two years later, he is among the 3,000 workers being laid off at the plant that produces the Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne in a round of job cuts that has sent...

  • MOSCOW, July 5- Megafon, Russia's second biggest mobile phone operator, is considering selling real estate and some other assets to reduce debt, the chief executive told Reuters. Megafon, controlled by USM Holdings which is majority owned by Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov, spent more than $1 billion to delist its shares from the London Stock Exchange in...