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  • *Turkish central bank meet at 1100 GMT. The central bank has a new governor, Mural Uysal, who was named after President Tayyip Erdogan sacked his predecessor, Murat Cetinkaya. The rate decision will be announced at 1100 GMT.

  • BUCHAREST, July 25- Central European currencies held steady against the euro in early trade on Thursday ahead of a European Central Bank meeting expected to bring further signs of monetary easing. Bucharest's was 0.4% higher and Prague 0.1% while Warsaw and Budapest's were flat. Orange Polska shares jumped over 5% in early trade after it published better that...

  • MOSCOW, July 24- Russian oil pipeline monopoly Transneft on Wednesday set a cap of $15 per barrel on compensation for contamination in its network, drawing skepticism from transit country Belarus and criticism from some buyers that the offer was too low. The contamination, first discovered in April in Belarus, led to the stoppage of Russian oil exports via the 1...

  • LONDON, July 24- Emerging market borrowers are loading up with record amounts of euro-denominated debt in anticipation of even more deeply negative interest rates and protracted easy money from the European Central Bank. Data from Dealogic shows euro debt sales by developing nations and firms amounted to $58 billion year-to-date, quickly catching up with...

  • Skanska, the Nordic region's largest builder and one of the biggest in the United States, said its markets were positive overall but slightly lowered its outlook for the civil market in Sweden and the UK while sticking to previous guidance for other market segments. "In the UK the uncertainty related to Brexit is limiting investments in the non-residential...

  • July 23- Lockheed Martin Corp said on Tuesday it was working to establish alternate supply sources for F-35 parts in the United States after the Pentagon decided last week to remove Turkey from the fighter jet program. On a post-earnings call, Lockheed's chief executive officer said the company would be able to remove Turkey from its manufacturing supply...

  • July 23- Lockheed Martin Corp said on Tuesday it was working to establish alternate supply sources for F-35 parts in the United States after the Pentagon decided last week to remove Turkey from the fighter jet program. On a post-earnings call, Lockheed's chief executive officer said the company would be able to remove Turkey from its manufacturing supply...

  • *His lawyer says Russia has presented no proof. *Lithuania has history of refusing Russian extradition requests. VILNIUS, July 19- Roman Ruzhechko, a suspect in a Russian probe into a major oil pipeline contamination earlier this year, has asked for political asylum in Lithuania, a Vilnius district court spokesman told Reuters on Friday.

  • WARSAW, July 19- Tainted oil from the Mendeleev Prospect tanker was unloaded in Klaipeda, Lithuania and will be refined in the Mazeikiu refinery with no impact on the final product, a board member from Poland's biggest oil refiner PKN Orlen said on Friday. In the future, oil will be processed in our refinery in Lithuania it will not have an impact on the quality of the...

  • *Germany is ditching nuclear and coal in renewables switch. *Berlin says situation secure, power imports can give cushion. FRANKFURT, July 18- Germany, a poster child for responsible energy, is renouncing nuclear and coal.

  • 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...