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  • *Turkey condemns move, says will review cooperation with EU. LUXEMBOURG, Oct 14- European Union agreed on Monday to limit arms exports to Turkey over its offensive in northern Syria, prompting condemnation from Ankara, even as they stopped short of a bloc-wide embargo against a NATO ally. Italy, the top arms exporter to Turkey last year, said it would join a ban on...

  • *EU sold 45 mln euros in arms, ammunition to Turkey in 2018. LUXEMBOURG, Oct 14- European Union governments agreed on Monday to limit arms exports to Turkey over its offensive in northern Syria, stopping short of a bloc-wide embargo on a NATO ally. Italy, the top arms exporter to Turkey last year, said it would join a ban on selling weapons and ammunition to Ankara after a...

  • *No mention of China or networks leader Huawei in report. BRUSSELS, Oct 9- The European Union warned on Wednesday of the risk of increased cyber attacks by state-backed entities but refrained from singling out China and its telecoms equipment market leader Huawei Technologies as threats. The authors chose to ignore calls by the United States to ban Huawei's...

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  • LONDON, Oct 9- Currencies linked with greater investor risk appetite, such as the Australian dollar, jumped on Wednesday after Bloomberg reported China remained open to signing a partial trade deal with the United States despite being put on the tech blacklist. The U.S. government has widened its trade blacklist to include some of China's top artificial...

  • LONDON, Oct 9- The euro rose as the dollar weakened and the Swedish crown plunged to a 10- year low against the euro as hopes waned for a breakthrough in U.S- China trade talks. Sweden's open economy makes the crown vulnerable to global growth dynamics and therefore to the trade dispute between the world's two biggest economies, which has hurt growth in the two...

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 9- Sweden's economy is slowing and the central bank will be forced to keep the benchmark interest rate at the current level of -0.25% for the next couple of years, the NIER think-tank said in a forecast on Wednesday. Sweden has enjoyed years of strong growth, but the effects of a trade spat between the United States and China and worries over Brexit are...

  • The blacklisting ratchets up Washington's scrutiny of Chinese companies after similar action on top telecommunications equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, intensifying tension with Beijing just as the two governments are locked in a trade war that is shaking the global economy. Hanwha Aerospace said there had been growing interest in its...

  • PARIS, Oct 7- France's Dassault Aviation and Europe's Airbus have stepped up pressure on France and Germany to agree the next stage of a planned fighter project, warning Europe's arms industry and long-term security could suffer from delays. The two companies are the leading industrial partners in a project to build a futuristic swarm of manned and unmanned...

  • LONDON, Oct 7- Kazakh financial group Kaspi.kz said on Monday it was postponing a London listing due to market conditions, reviving concerns about initial public offerings in Europe. The group, which controls Kaspi Bank, the third largest bank in Kazakhstan where it is a leader in payment systems and e-commerce, said in September it planned to sell existing...

  • SEOUL, Oct 6- North Korea said on Sunday there was no way the United States would bring alternative plans for their stalled nuclear talks to a meeting proposed by Stockholm in two weeks after weekend negotiations in Sweden broke down. North Korea said the ball was now in Washington's court, and warned Washington that it would wait only until the end of the year for...

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 5- Working-level nuclear talks between North Korea and the United States have broken off, North Korea's chief negotiator said on Saturday. "The negotiations have not fulfilled our expectation and finally broke off," the North's chief nuclear negotiator, Kim Myong Gil, told reporters through an interpreter outside the country's embassy in...

  • *North Korea to be represented by new envoy. SEOUL, Oct 4- As negotiators for the United States and North Korea resume talks over Pyongyang's nuclear program this weekend, analysts say that the leaders of both countries face increased incentives to strike a deal, but that it is far from clear they will find common ground after months of deadlock and increased...

  • *Shares up 56% so far this year but still half 2015 peak. *June to August pretax profit edges above forecasts. STOCKHOLM, Oct 3- H&M, the world's second-biggest fashion retailer, reported on Thursday its first quarterly rise in pretax profit in more than two years and said efforts to meet rapid changes in the market were on track.

  • Forever 21 Inc, the privately held company that helped popularize trendy and cheap clothing, has fallen out of favor with shoppers, in part due to other retailers like Sweden' H&M and Spain's Zara that churn out affordable styles similar to those recently seen on designer runways. On its website on Monday, Forever 21 sales included tops that started at $3 and...

  • Forever 21 Inc, the privately held company that helped popularize trendy and cheap clothing, has fallen out of favor with shoppers, in part due to other retailers like Sweden' H&M and Spain's Zara that churn out affordable styles similar to those recently seen on designer runways. On its website on Monday, Forever 21 sales included tops that started at $3 and...

  • DUBAI/ STOCKHOLM, Sept 28- A British-flagged tanker that was detained by Iran for 10 weeks, docked in Dubai on Saturday, after a standoff that has stoked tensions along a vital global shipping route for oil. Erik Hanell, the chief executive of Sweden's Stena Bulk, which owns the ship, told Reuters in Stockholm in a text message earlier in the day that the tanker was "...

  • DUBAI/ STOCKHOLM, Sept 28- A British-flagged tanker that was detained by Iran for 10 weeks was approaching docks in Dubai on Saturday, after a standoff that has stoked tensions along a vital global shipping route for oil. "Finally approaching berth in Dubai right now," Erik Hanell, the chief executive of Sweden's Stena Bulk, which owns the ship, told Reuters in...

  • DUBAI, Sept 27- The British-flagged Stena Impero tanker sailed out of Iranian waters on Friday, the owner said, after it was detained in July during a row with Britain that has stoked tensions in the Gulf. The Stena Impero left Iran's Bandar Abbas port on Friday morning bound for Dubai, where the crew would be repatriated, Sweden's Stena Bulk said, after being...

  • DUBAI, Sept 27- The British-flagged Stena Impero tanker left Iran's Bandar Abbas port on Friday and was heading for Dubai so the crew could be repatriated, the owner said, after the ship was detained in July by Iranian forces during a row with Britain. The Stena Impero was seized by Iran's Revolutionary Guards in the Strait of Hormuz waterway for alleged marine...