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23/02 Google Play apps and games store has started accepting payments in Kenya through Safaricom's mobile phone M-Pesa service to boost downloads in a market where many people do not have a credit card.  Full story
18h50 Latvia's ABLV Bank is failing or likely to fail and will be wound up as saving it is not in the public interest, the European Union's Single Resolution Board and the European Central Bank (ECB) said separately on Saturday.  Full story
18h00 Greek banks need to do more to reduce their very high stock of non-performing loans (NPLs), the European Central Bank's chief supervisor Daniele Nouy was reported as saying in an interview published by To Vima newspaper on Saturday.  Full story
17h43 Germany's government, which has steadfastly opposed barring heavily-polluting diesel cars from cities, is working on changes to allow driving bans on certain routes on an emergency basis, documents seen by Reuters showed.  Full story
15h25 France's Emmanuel Macron was booed by angry farmers on Saturday during his first visit as president to the country's main agricultural fair, amid rising discontent over producer prices, European Union trade talks and Chinese land. . .  Full story
14h00 China's insurance regulator said on Saturday it would force three major insurers to take steps to deal with overseas investments that had violated regulations, as Beijing intensifies its crackdown on risk in the insurance sector.. . .  Full story
03h12 Latvian lender ABLV Bank is failing or likely to fail and will be wound up by local authorities, the European Union's Single Resolution Board said in a statement on Saturday.. . .  Full story
01h03 Senior executives are leaving Swiss commodities trader AOT Energy amid a shrinking credit line and losses in some trading operations, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.. . .  Full story
23/02 European Union leaders staked out opening positions on Friday for a battle over EU budgets that many conceded they are unlikely to resolve before Britain leaves next year, blowing a hole in Brussels' finances.. . .  Full story
23/02 European Council President Donald Tusk on Friday dismissed as "pure illusion" the ideas floated by Britain so far on what sort of relationship it wants with the European Union after it leaves the bloc.. . .  Full story
23/02 World shares rose broadly on Friday, with technology stocks lifting Wall Street, while gold neared its biggest weekly loss this year as investors shrugged off concerns about interest rate hikes and the U.S. dollar. . .  Full story
23/02 Prime Minister Theresa May will outline her wishes for Britain's post-Brexit ties with the European Union next week after winning support from key ministers, although European Council President Donald Tusk on Friday called the ideas. . .  Full story
23/02 The European Central Bank has bought enough bonds so that it could retreat from further purchases without risking an unwarranted rise in longer-dated bond yields, ECB executive board member Benoit Coeure said on Friday.. . .  Full story
23/02 Gold eased on Friday, heading towards its biggest weekly decline in 2-1/2 months, as the U.S. dollar climbed from last week's three-year low on the back of higher U.S. Treasury yields.. . .  Full story
23/02 European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday he expected the 27 European Union leaders to adopt their joint stance on the bloc's post-Brexit ties with Britain in March, regardless of whether London provides input.. . .  Full story
23/02 German carmaker BMW said on Friday it would recall 11,700 cars to fix their engine management software after it discovered that the wrong programming had been installed on its luxury 5- and 7-Series models.. . .  Full story
23/02 Czech power utility CEZ signed a contract on Friday to sell its Bulgarian assets to Bulgarian company Inercom, hours after the Bulgarian energy minister resigned over her links to Inercom.. . .  Full story
23/02 The UK's top share index dipped on Friday after bank RBS and airline operator IAG tumbled following their results, sending the FTSE 100 to a slight weekly loss.. . .  Full story
23/02 Copper, zinc and other base metals prices fell on Friday as investors locked in profits and the dollar firmed amid uncertainty over demand in top metals consumer China.. . .  Full story
23/02 The French government will in the coming days flesh out reform of professional training and unemployment insurance, Labour Minister Muriel Penicaud said on Friday.. . .  Full story
23/02 Italy's 10-year government bond yield was poised on Friday for its biggest weekly rise of the year, reflecting some unease at the approach of a national election that is expected to result in a. . .  Full story
23/02 European shares ended the day in positive territory after a choppy session, posting a slim weekly gain as investors digested a flurry of company results that included disappointing updates from Royal Bank of Scotland and. . .  Full story
23/02 German energy group Innogy on Friday denied a media report saying that its supervisory board would discuss a possible sale to rivals Iberdrola or Enel at its next meeting in March.. . .  Full story
23/02 Romanian chemicals producer Chimcomplex plans to build on its acquisition of rival Oltchim to boost turnover to roughly 300 million euros ($369 million) by 2020, its board chairman Virgiliu Bancila said on Friday.. . .  Full story
23/02 Britain is backing a hedge fund that aims to raise $200 million to give developing countries access to climate risk insurance.. . .  Full story
23/02 Prices in Europe's biggest gas markets surged 50 percent this week ahead of a cold snap that will test the region's reduced supply options and make price spikes more likely as stocks run low.. . .  Full story
23/02 Finnish sauna heater maker Harvia has what it takes to become a listed company, its chief executive said on Friday, adding that sales grew and profitability improved last year.. . .  Full story
23/02 French banks have raised customer charges at a slower pace this year as new low-cost online lenders and rules led some to predict a price war which would weigh on margins.. . .  Full story
23/02 Two leading investors in British wholesaler Booker are backing a takeover by retail giant Tesco, despite a late push by an activist hedge fund and shareholder advisers to secure better terms.. . .  Full story
23/02 Standard Life Aberdeen revealed its chief executives took home bumper pay packets in 2017 after the duo engineered an 11 billion pound ($15 billion) merger of their rival Scottish firms.. . .  Full story
23/02 German authorities have turned down a bid to extradite four citizens to Britain to face charges of conspiracy to rig Euribor benchmark interest rates while at Deutsche Bank.. . .  Full story
23/02 NIBC Holding NV, the Hague-based bank, will announce as soon as Monday its intention to launch an initial public offering on Euronext in Amsterdam, banking sources said.. . .  Full story
23/02 SpringerNature, the publisher of science magazine Nature, has brought forward a listing which may value it at more than 7 billion euros ($8.6 billion) including debt, to reduce the risk from volatile stock markets, people. . .  Full story
23/02 Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, will generally shun investments in energy sources such as coal that are unlikely to be needed in a future low-carbon society, it said on Friday.. . .  Full story
23/02 Royal Bank of Scotland Group reported its first annual profit in a decade on Friday, but the milestone was bitter-sweet for the British bank which had wanted to resolve a multibillion-dollar misconduct case. . .  Full story
23/02 Romania's chief anti-corruption prosecutor, under fire from the justice minister who called for her dismissal for exceeding her authority, won support on Friday from President Klaus Iohannis who praised her work in fighting graft.. . .  Full story


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