Government

Gazprom

No Russia-Ukraine gas deal at EU talks; Moscow queries finances

Russia and Ukraine failed to reach an accord on gas supplies for the coming winter in EU-brokered talks on Tuesday but agreed to meet again in Brussels in a week in the hope of ironing out problems over Kiev's ability to pay.

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Bank of England

Banks to get instruction manual for submitting Libor quotes

Banks who submit quotes for compiling Libor interest rates will have to follow a manual of instructions to avoid a repeat of the rigging seen in the past, the benchmark's new administrator said on Monday.

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Suez canal near Ismailia port city

Egypt signs with six international firms to dredge new Suez Canal

Egypt signed contracts with six international firms on Saturday to carry out dredging of the new Suez Canal, the flagship project in President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's program to revive an economy battered by years of political turmoil.

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko

Ukraine says it agrees on interim gas price with Russia

Ukraine's and Russia's leaders have reached a preliminary agreement on a price for gas supplies this winter but Kiev may need international help to pay, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday.

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Europe-Asia summit

Russia and Ukraine reach tentative gas deal in tough Milan talks

Russia and Ukraine made progress on Friday towards resolving a dispute over gas supplies in time for winter, but European leaders said Moscow still had to do much more to prop up a fragile ceasefire and end fighting in eastern Ukraine.

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US Federal Reserve

Fed's Plosser sees risks in Europe, confident on U.S.

A top Federal Reserve official said on Thursday there are risks in Europe, which is having a "tough time" economically, but he downplayed the possible impact on the U.S. economy and U.S. exports.

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American Jobs Act

White House, companies look for ways to hire long-term unemployed

Vice President Joe Biden will meet with human resource officers from major U.S. companies at the White House on Wednesday to discuss changes to hiring practices aimed at improving employment prospects for people who have been out of work for a while.

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China

China to scrap mortgage fees for some home loans: state media

China will scrap some charges for homebuyers who borrow from a government housing fund, state media said on Monday, as Beijing makes another move to boost the weak property market by reducing costs.

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IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde

Trade engine shifts down just as global growth needs a boost

Policymakers scrambling to keep the world economy from settling into the "new mediocre" of sluggish growth can no longer rely on global trade to do the heavy lifting.

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Elbit Systems

Israel's Elbit Systems wins U.S. Army helmet contract

Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems said its U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, won a $12.7 million contract to provide Apache Aviator Integrated Helmets to the U.S. Army helicopter fleet.

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Valeria Hontareva

Ukraine, Russia central bankers quip, shake hands in Washington

Female central bankers from Ukraine and its bitter rival Russia took the stage together in Washington on Saturday and described differing fallout from the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

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France

South Africa signs nuclear agreement with France

South Africa has signed a nuclear power agreement with France, the government said on Friday, three weeks after it reached a similar deal with Russia as part of Pretoria's first tentative steps towards building up to 9,600 MW of nuclear power.

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Google

Ireland likely to phase out 'Double Irish' tax regime: sources

Ireland is set to announce legal changes next week to phase out the "Double Irish" tax arrangement that has let firms such as Google (GOOGL.O) save billions of dollars, two sources familiar with the matter said.

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Egypt's Central Bank Governor Hisham Ramez

Egypt has paid back $500 million to Qatar: central bank governor

Egypt has paid back $500 million to Qatar and will soon return the remainder of the money the Gulf state deposited into the Egyptian central bank after the 2011 revolution, the bank's governor said on Saturday.

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Douglas Elmendorf

U.S. fiscal 2014 budget deficit falls to $486 billion, CBO says

The U.S. budget deficit fell by nearly a third during fiscal 2014 to $486 billion as federal revenues grew far faster than spending, the Congressional Budget Office said on Wednesday.

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