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  • **FRANKFURT- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi gives speech on the occasion of the closing of the Cultural Days and the handover from Spain to Lithuania organised by the ECB in Frankfurt, Germany- 1900 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York co-hosts conference, "Transforming Communities: Driving and Assessing Investment"- 1400 GMT.

  • STOCKHOLM— Swedish music streaming service Spotify and Chinese internet company Tencent have struck a deal to take minority stakes in each other. The companies said Friday in a joint statement they will acquire new shares representing minority equity stakes in each other for cash— Tencent Music Entertainment will invest in Spotify, while the Swedish music...

  • *Ericsson may need goodwill impairment. STOCKHOLM, Dec 8- Ericsson said on Friday it may have to book a goodwill impairment in its struggling digital services and media businesses, potentially hitting the Swedish mobile network equipment maker's operating income but not its cashflow. "If it turns out that we make an impairment of goodwill, we want to stress that...

  • Fintech does not mean 'old fashioned banking' will go away: Riksbank governor

    Riksbank Governor and Chair of the Basel Commitee Stefan Ingves speaks about new regulation, the rise of fintech and cryptocurrencies.

  • FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 STOCKHOLM- Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves talks about the changes on the payments market at the seminar "the Riksbank in the cashless society" organized by Swedish House of Finance- 0700 GMT. **NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York co-hosts conference, "Transforming Communities: Driving and Assessing Investment"- 1400 GMT.

  • STOCKHOLM, Dec 7- Sweden's Intrum Justitia, Europe's biggest debt collector, lifted its shares on Thursday by confirming a preliminary profit growth target for the group formed by its acquisition of Norwegian peer Lindorff. "It feels good to be able to confirm that picture and its a clear increase in growth pace compared with old Intrum Justitias EPS target,"...

  • FRANKFURT- ECB President Mario Draghi participates in his capacity as Chair of the Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision in a press conference by the Bank for International Settlements, hosted at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany 1600 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB President Mario Draghi holds a news conference on Basel banking reforms 1500 GMT.

  • NEW YORK— The top editor for the National Enquirer, Us Weekly and other major gossip publications openly described his sexual partners in the newsroom, discussed female employees' sex lives and forced women to watch or listen to pornographic material, former employees told The Associated Press. The behavior by Dylan Howard, currently the chief content officer...

  • STOCKHOLM- Riksbank Deputy Governor Per Jansson is holding the speech "The ideological debate on monetary policy lessons from developments in Sweden"- 1100 GMT. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Board Member Takako Masai speaks to business leaders in Kobe, Western Japan- 0130 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting.

  • NEW YORK— The top editor for the National Enquirer, Us Weekly and other major gossip publications openly described his sexual partners in the newsroom, discussed female employees' sex lives and forced women to watch or listen to pornographic material, former employees told The Associated Press. The behavior by Dylan Howard, currently the chief content officer...

  • **WASHINGTON- Senate Banking Committee meets in executive session to vote on the nomination of Jerome Powell to be chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors- 1500 GMT BRUSSELS- ECB Vice-President Vitor Constancio participates in ECOFIN meeting in Brussels, Belgium. FRANKFURT- Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann and Singapore Deputy Prime Minister...

  • **BRUSSELS- ECB President Mario Draghi and ECB executive board member Benoit Coeure participate in Eurogroup meeting in Brussels, Belgium. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and European Central Bank board member Francois Villeroy de Galhau speaks at a seminar in Tokyo 0400 GMT. TOKYO- ECB board member and Bank of France Governor Francois Villeroy de...

  • **BRUSSELS- ECB President Mario Draghi and ECB executive board member Benoit Coeure participate in Eurogroup meeting in Brussels, Belgium. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and European Central Bank board member Francois Villeroy de Galhau speaks at a seminar in Tokyo 0400 GMT. TOKYO- ECB board member and Bank of France Governor Francois Villeroy de...

  • **BRUSSELS- ECB President Mario Draghi and ECB executive board member Benoit Coeure participate in Eurogroup meeting in Brussels, Belgium. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and European Central Bank board member Francois Villeroy de Galhau speaks at a seminar in Tokyo 0400 GMT. TOKYO- ECB board member and Bank of France Governor Francois Villeroy de...

  • **BRUSSELS- ECB President Mario Draghi and ECB executive board member Benoit Coeure participate in Eurogroup meeting in Brussels, Belgium. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and European Central Bank board member Francois Villeroy de Galhau speaks at a seminar in Tokyo 0400 GMT. TOKYO- ECB board member and Bank of France Governor Francois Villeroy de...

  • *Dollar softens as U.S. tax plan progress stalls. LONDON, Dec 1- The euro edged higher for a third consecutive day on Friday as investment flows propped up the single currency, although some weakness in stock markets prompted investors to take profits at higher levels. "The weakness in equities is causing a mild risk-off sentiment, though the overall mood seems to be...

  • LONDON, Dec 1- The euro climbed for a third consecutive day on Friday as investment flows propped up the single currency and the region's brightening growth prospects attracted investors despite falling bond yields. "Even in a week when the dollar has received some positive news from the progress of the U.S. tax plan, the euro seems to be supported by some strong...

  • WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen greets teams participating in the Federal Reserve Board 14th annual national College Fed Challenge Finals- 1330 GMT. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and European Central Bank board member Francois Villeroy de Galhau speaks at a seminar in Tokyo 0400 GMT. TOKYO- ECB board member and Bank of France...

  • WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen greets teams participating in the Federal Reserve Board 14th annual national College Fed Challenge Finals- 1330 GMT. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and European Central Bank board member Francois Villeroy de Galhau speaks at a seminar in Tokyo 0400 GMT. TOKYO- ECB board member and Bank of France...

  • FRANKFURT- Introductory remarks by ECB bank supervisory chief Daniele Nouy at the hearing on the draft addendum to the ECB Guidance to banks on non-performing loans- 1100 GMT. BRUSSELS- ECB chief economist Peter Praet delivers the Ludwig Erhard Lecture, organised by the Lisbon Council- 1000 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Vice Chair for Supervision...