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  • *Quiet trading week amid trade show in Barcelona. SINGAPORE, Sept 21- Asian spot liquefied natural gas prices weakened this week as demand slowed after a flurry of purchases in September and with many players attending a major trade conference in Barcelona. Rising crude prices and spot demand from Japan, South Korea and China ahead of peak winter demand for...

  • HOUSTON, Sept 20- Royal Dutch Shell Plc has won a long-term contract to provide liquefied natural gas to a Chinese company's 441 megawatt power plant under construction in Colon, Panama, advisors on the deal said. The deal with a Shell trading unit comes as a trade dispute between the United States and China has put global LNG exports in the spotlight.

  • BARCELONA, Spain, Sept 20- The global gas industry, boosted by a host of new projects to feed booming demand, is in better shape than at any point in the last five years but analysts warn it is getting ahead of itself, pointing to the rise of renewable energy as a threat. "The industry is confident," said Christian Brown, president for the oil and gas sector at...

  • *China was world's second-biggest LNG importer last year. LONDON, Sept 18- China set a tariff on U.S. liquefied natural gas, casting a shadow over U.S. plans for new export terminals that were expected to turn the United States into the world's second largest LNG seller. China will impose a 10 percent tariff on U.S.

  • Sept 18- China has set a 10 percent tariff on imports of U.S. liquefied natural gas just as trade of the super-chilled fuel between the two nations started to ramp up and exports from new terminals on the U.S. Gulf Coast are poised to begin. China became the world's second-largest importer of LNG last year, behind Japan and ahead of South Korea, driven by a push to...

  • MADRID— A Spanish court on Tuesday rejected a request to extradite a former HSBC employee to serve a five-year prison sentence in Switzerland, where he was convicted for leaking a massive trove of bank data that led to tax evasion probes worldwide. The ruling was the second time Spain's National Court refused to extradite Herve Falciani, a French-Italian...

  • CARACAS, Sept 14- Some Venezuelans on Friday began to receive their first salary payment since the government introduced a 60- fold minimum wage increase, though companies warned it was unaffordable and would add to the devastation of business in the country. Around a dozen firms and business associations Reuters spoke to in different parts of Venezuela said...

  • Sept 13- Jones Lang LaSalle Inc, a leading worldwide real estate firm, said on Thursday it has appointed a new chief executive officer for its Americas hotels group at a time investment in the industry is highly global and the investor base is changing. Gilda Perez-Alvarado was named CEO of the firm's hotels and hospitality division, responsible for asset sales,...

  • MADRID— A judge in Andorra has charged 28 people, including former officials in Venezuela, with money laundering offenses over a kickbacks-for-contracts scheme that plundered $2 billion from the Venezuelan state oil company between 2007 and 2012.. Among those accused are nine people from Andorra, five from Spain and 14 Venezuelans, including former deputy...

  • Sept 13- Jones Lang LaSalle Inc, a leading worldwide real estate firm, said on Thursday it has appointed a new chief executive officer for its Americas hotels group at a time when investment in the industry is highly global and the investor base is changing. Gilda Perez-Alvarado was named interim CEO of the firm's hotels and hospitality division, responsible for...

  • MADRID, Sept 13- Italy's Atlantia and Spain's ACS are committed to their joint purchase of Abertis, despite the fatal collapse in August of a motorway bridge in Genoa run by Autostrade. Atlantia, which owns Autostrade, and ACS agreed in March to jointly buy Spain's Abertis to create the world's biggest toll road operator, but the Italian bridge disaster raised...

  • MADRID— Spain will go ahead with a shipment of precision bombs to Saudi Arabia, officials said Thursday, reversing on a previous decision and angering activists who claim the weapons could harm civilians in Yemen. "This makes Spain potentially complicit in committing crimes of war with these weapons," said Alberto Estevez, who coordinates the campaign backed by...

  • Spain's High Court is considering Switzerland's second extradition request against Herve Falciani, a French citizen who worked for HSBC, over alleged industrial sabotage in 2008.. "I want to recognise the institutions with which I have been able to collaborate... and this is why this court has played a fundamental role in helping several European judicial...

  • Spain's High Court is considering the Swiss extradition request against Herve Falciani, a French citizen who worked for HSBC, over alleged industrial sabotage in 2008.. "I want to recognize the institutions with which I have been able to collaborate and this is why this court has played a fundamental role in helping several European judicial authorities,"...

  • LONDON- British Finance Minister Philip Hammond and his junior ministers take part in a regular question session in parliament- 1030 GMT. LONDON- Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves will discuss current monetary policy at an event arranged by Goldman Sachs 1245 GMT. LONDON Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves will participate in a half-day conference on Financial...

  • MADRID— Spain says it is holding talks with Saudi Arabia to resolve differences over a shipment of bombs that, according to Spanish defense authorities, could end up targeting civilians in Yemen. Shipbuilders in southern Spain have protested in recent days over fears that Saudi Arabia could scrap a separate $2.1 billion purchase of warships in retaliation.

  • LONDON- Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves will discuss current monetary policy at an event arranged by Goldman Sachs 1245 GMT. **LONDON- External Member of the Prudential Regulation Committee at Bank of England, Jill May, and London School of Economics Professor Julia Black: Treasury Select Committee external PRC pre-appointment hearing 1315 GMT.

  • BOSTON- Boston Federal Reserve Bank President Eric Rosengren discusses the paper he co-authored with Boston Fed colleagues Joe Peek and Geoffrey M.B. Tootell, "Some Unpleasant Stabilization Arithmetic," at the bank's 62nd Annual Economic Conference- 1445 GMT. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 ALBANY, Georgia- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic...

  • Spain fans fly the national flag as crowds of wait to celebrate with the players as they parade the UEFA EURO 2012 trophy on a double-decker bus on July 2, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.  

    The first top-division Spanish soccer game to be played in America will involve Barcelona against fellow Catalan side Girona, according to media reports. 

  • LONDON, Sept 4- Paul Pester, the chief executive of Britain's crisis-hit TSB Bank, is stepping down after months of pressure following a botched IT project that has cost more than 200 million euros. Pester ran the lender for seven years but was heavily criticised for his handling of the IT update in April that led to one of Britain's worst banking outages, affecting...