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Italy vote raises risk of euro contagion: Schaeuble

BERLIN - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Wednesday that Italy's inconclusive weekend election had raised the risk of market turmoil spreading to other euro countries and urged Italian politicians to form a stable government quickly.

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EU's Barnier: banker bonus curb good for Britain

BRUSSELS - Britain should welcome a cap on bankers' bonuses agreed by European Union lawmakers on Thursday as a fair response to taxpayers' anger over the huge cost of rescuing imprudent banks, Europe's top financial regulator said.

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Deepening social crisis threatens fabric of EU

BRUSSELS - The worst of Europe's sovereign debt crisis may be over in terms of financial turmoil but the region now faces a social crisis that has potential to tear the European Union and its single currency project apart.

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France must stick to deficit cutting course: Schaeuble

BERLIN - France has a special responsibility for ensuring stability in Europe and must continue on its deficit reduction course even after signaling that it will miss its target for this year, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said in an interview.

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China has till June for solar, telecoms trade deal: EU

BRUSSELS - China has until June 7 to negotiate a deal with the European Union on state subsidies for solar panels and mobile telephone networks or face possible punitive measures, the EU's trade chief said on Wednesday.

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Huge uncertainty over eurozone growth: new ZEW chief

FRANKFURT - There is "huge uncertainty" surrounding the European Central Bank's expectation for a gradual euro zone recovery later in 2013 due to fiscal tightening in the bloc, the incoming chief of Germany's ZEW economic institute said.

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EU trade chief hopes to clinch U.S. trade deal by late 2014

BRUSSELS - The United States and European Union cannot afford to let transatlantic trade talks fail after they are launched in June, the EU's trade chief said on Wednesday, warning that both sides' standing and prosperity in the world depended on their success.

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EU exit would hit UK influence like Suez: Clarke

LONDON - A British exit from the European Union would be a historic blunder that would dilute the country's clout in the same way as the Suez crisis did, the most pro-European Conservative minister in Britain's government says.

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No broad "bail-in" for Cyprus depositors, ECB says

FRANKFURT - Depositors in Cypriot banks should not be forced to take losses across the board as part of a euro zone rescue of Cyprus, ECB policymaker Benoit Coeure said, but he did not rule out making the biggest depositors share some of the burden.

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Bond-buying plan is there to be used: ECB's Coeure

FRANKFURT - The European Central Bank's bond-purchase program is "not a nuclear deterrent" and is available for use, ECB policymaker Benoit Coeure said, with Ireland and Portugal candidates to tap the plan when they gain more access to debt markets.

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EU's Barroso urges leaders to stick to austerity goals

BRUSSELS - European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso appealed to EU leaders not to give in to populism on Tuesday after Italian voters roundly rejected the austerity policies pursued by outgoing prime minister Mario Monti.

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Summit Date Category
Aerospace and Defence 2014 Sep 8 - 11 Aerospace/Defense
Russia Investment 2014 Sep 22 - 24 Financial Services/Exchanges
Eastern Europe Investment Summit 2014 Sep 29 - Oct 1 Financial Services/Exchanges
China 2014 Oct 27 - 29 Financial Services/Exchanges
Global Investment Outlook 2014 Nov 17 - 20 Financial Services/Exchanges