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  • BRUSSELS, Sept 19- European Union standards to define green investments are likely to face delays, because many of the bloc's governments want more time to assess them, EU officials said, a move that may undercut climate targets and limit sales of green assets. By setting clear standards on what is green, Brussels intends to widen the market in green bonds and...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 19- European Union standards to define which investment is green are likely to face delays as many of the bloc's governments want more time to assess them, EU officials said, a move that may undercut climate targets and limit sales of green assets. By setting clear standards on what is green, Brussels intends to widen the market in green bonds and...

  • BUCHAREST, Sept 19- Central European currencies edged higher against the euro in early trade on Thursday after the U.S. Monetary policy loosening by the world's largest central banks has so far eased pressure to act on policymakers in central Europe, where consumption-driven economic growth has mostly held up in the face of a euro zone slowdown and concerns...

  • PRAGUE, Sept 18- Hungary's forint on Wednesday pulled back from a record low hit in the previous session with central European currencies steadying, as markets waited on the outcome of U.S. Prague dealers said much of the expected Fed cut has been priced in already, so there would be little impact from the U.S. decision. Poland's 10- year paper was bid with a yield of...

  • STIP, North Macedonia, Sept 17- Slave Ivanovski was among North Macedonia's biggest exporters of tomatoes and peppers until two years ago he switched to growing cannabis for medical use. The country legalised the growth of cannabis for medicinal purposes in 2016, joining a growing number of countries to have done so or be about to do so, such as Britain, Greece,...

  • The iPhone maker is appealing to Europe's second highest court to overturn the European Commission's 2016 ruling that it pay the record sum to Ireland. Ireland, whose economy has benefited from investment by multinational companies attracted by low tax rates, is also challenging the Commission's decision. The EU executive dismissed the arguments, saying it...

  • LUXEMBOURG, Sept 16- Apple will launch a legal challenge on Tuesday to a European Commission order to pay 13 billion euros in Irish back taxes in a landmark case in the EU's crackdown on tax avoidance by multinational companies. The iPhone maker is expected to send a six-man delegation headed by Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri to the two-day court hearing...

  • BRUSSELS/ BERLIN, Sept 16- Germany wants to cap the European Union's next budget for 2021-27 at 1% of the continent's economy, a scenario that would still see Berlin contribute some 10 billion euros more every year, according to a document seen by Reuters. "We will conduct the MFF negotiations on the basis of 1% of the EU27 GNI," read the document, which Germany is...

  • PRAGUE, Sept 16- Central European currencies edged lower on Monday with markets cautious after global oil prices spiked following attacks on crude facilities in Saudi Arabia, although losses were limited with expectations the region's growth and rates can add support. Stock markets in the region were mixed, with Warsaw's blue-chip WIG20 down 0.4% while...

  • PRAGUE, Sept 13- Central European currencies steadied on Friday after rallying when the European Central Bank cut interest rates deeper into negative territory and promised more bond purchases, while the region's yields ticked back up. The ECB's launch of further stimulus to stoke a euro zone economic recovery, which has lagged solid growth in central Europe,...

  • PRAGUE, Sept 13- Central European currencies steadied on Friday after rallying when the European Central Bank cut interest rates deeper into negative territory and promised more bond purchases, while the region's yields ticked back up. The ECB's launch of further stimulus to stoke a euro zone economic recovery, which has lagged solid growth in central Europe,...

  • *China, S.Korea, Taiwan markets shut for holiday. Sept 13- Developing world currencies rose for the eighth straight session on Friday to a near six-week high on signs of a thaw in U.S.- China trade tensions and monetary easing in the euro zone and Turkey. China resumed purchased of U.S. farm products, a move seen as a goodwill gesture before trade talks next month.

  • *China stocks lag broader market, end lower. Mainland China stocks lagged, ending lower despite the scrapping of quota restrictions in two major inbound investment schemes on Tuesday, as conflicting signals over progress in U.S.- China trade negotiations kept investors on the sidelines. In a conciliatory gesture, China said it would exempt 16 types of U.S....

  • *China Aug factory deflation deepens. China's producer prices fell by the most in three years in August, reinforcing expectations Beijing will roll out more economic stimulus as its trade war with Washington intensifies. Asian indexes also racked up losses with Taiwan and the Philippines shedding 0.4% each, while mainland China stocks ended softer but off...

  • *Russia- Ukraine prisoner swap helps rouble. *C.bank meetings in Turkey and Poland eyed this week. "The latest move reflects the government's determination to use a combination of policy tools to stimulate the economy," said Huani Zhu, economist at Mizuho Bank.

  • WARSAW, Sept 6- Central European assets were little changed on Friday, with local economic data failing to move markets as investors' attention turned to a key U.S. jobs report later in the day. Markets got a boost in recent days after the United States and China scheduled trade talks and the ADP National Employment Report in the United States showed private...

  • While there has not been a well-crafted deepfake video with major political consequences in the United States, the potential for manipulated video to cause turmoil was recently demonstrated by a "cheapfake" clip of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, manually slowed down to make her speech seem slurred. In August, the Democratic National Committee demonstrated the...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 5- Bayer said a law firm it commissioned to investigate lists compiled by Monsanto of European journalists, politicians and researchers had found no evidence of illegal behaviour. French prosecutors in May opened an inquiry after newspaper Le Monde filed a complaint alleging Monsanto, which was bought by Bayer for $63 billion, had kept files of...

  • BUCHAREST, Sept 5- Central European stocks rose in tandem with other European shares on Thursday, bolstered by scheduled U.S.- China trade talks and Britain's parliamentary vote against a no-deal exit from the European Union. By 0930 GMT, Prague's blue-chip index led gains with a 0.5% advance on the day. China and the United States on Thursday agreed to hold...

  • WARSAW/ PRAGUE, Sept 5- Central Europe's main currencies will firm against the euro in the next 12 months, a Reuters poll found, but much depends on calmer conditions in global markets and delivery of expected monetary easing in the euro zone and the United States. The Czech crown, Polish zloty and Hungarian forint all softened in August, losing 0.9-2.0% of their...