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Bank of England's Carney appears out of race for IMF top job

12:10pm BST

CHANTILLY, France The governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, is unlikely to succeed Christine Lagarde as the boss of the International Monetary Fund, European officials said on Friday, as the European Union was considering four other names for the job.

EU to call for help from G20 leaders in reforming WTO

27 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS European Union leaders will this week urge the G20 to help reform the World Trade Organization in order to preserve a rules-based system which is under threat from an escalating trade war between China and the United States.

Divided EU leaders set sorting out euro zone budget financing as priority

21 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS European Union leaders told their finance ministers on Friday to sort out the sources of financing for a future euro zone budget as a matter of priority, but remained vague on the idea of a European bank deposit insurance scheme.

EU aims to complete top jobs jigsaw puzzle on June 30

21 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS European Union leaders will meet again on June 30 to seek agreement on who should inherit the bloc's top jobs - including the head of its central bank - after failing to get a deal in talks dragging into the small hours on Friday.

Divided EU to urge return to talks on euro zone integration

20 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS, June 21 European Union leaders will urge finance ministers on Friday to keep working on deeper euro zone integration as flagship ideas such as a euro zone budget or a deposit guarantee scheme either lack key elements or have not progressed at all.

Poland's lowering of retirement age for judges breaks EU laws: EU court adviser

20 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS Poland's new rules that lower the retirement age for judges, introduced in 2017, break European Union law, an advocate general for the EU's top court said in an opinion on Thursday in a blow to Poland's euro-skeptic government.

EU issues 'green' investment guide to help combat climate change

18 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS The European Commission sought to boost the flow of private money to tackle climate change on Tuesday by publishing guidelines on what qualifies as environmentally friendly investment, in a move welcomed by the financial industry.

German-French rift likely to impede EU jobs deal this week

18 Jun 2019

LUXEMBOURG/BRUSSELS European Union leaders are unlikely to agree on names for the bloc's top jobs when they meet in Brussels this Thursday, diplomats and officials said, citing a rift between Germany and France as well as unresolved talks between political groupings.

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