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  • WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve of New York releases its February survey of manufacturers, 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for January, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases housing starts for January, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for January, 9:15 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases...

  • WITHAM, England, Feb 12- Striding through a housing estate in the drizzle to hand out leaflets, 52- year-old builder Kevin Lovett throws up his arms in despair as he rails against the deceit he sees at the heart of the European Union. Pitching their dream of a proud Britain breaking free from a German-dominated bloc, the "Out" campaigners cast leading pro-Europeans...

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 11- When British Prime Minister David Cameron meets fellow EU leaders in Brussels in a week, they will argue over stubborn differences on a broadly agreed text on EU reform to help keep Britain in the bloc. One of only two EU states neither to use the euro nor be bound to adopt it in time, Britain stands alone in insisting there will never be just one...

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 2:48 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve of New York releases its February survey of manufacturers, 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for January, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases housing starts for January, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for January, 9:15 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases...

  • LONDON, Feb 11- Sterling fell to a 15- month low against a basket of currencies on Thursday, as investors fretted about slowing global growth prospects and their impact on the UK economy, with some pricing in risks of an interest rate cut in Britain. Interest rate markets are not pricing in a Bank of England rate hike until 2020. Sterling was down 0.5 percent against...

  • LONDON, Feb 11- Sterling fell to a 15- month low against a basket of currencies on Thursday, diving almost 3 percent against the safe-haven yen, as nervous investors fretted about global growth and were pricing in a chance of a interest rate cut in Britain. Interest rate markets are not pricing in a Bank of England rate hike until 2020. Sterling was down 0.9 percent...

  • Eurozone concerns building again after period of calm Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 11:47 AM ET

    After being out of investors' spotlight for months, the single currency zone is facing a range of new concerns— from questions over Greece to the stability of its financial system. That's evident from developments in recent days, such as the fall in Greece's stock market to 26- year lows and questions over the financial health of Deutsche Bank, Germany's largest...

  • EU and Britain have big differences over 'ever clo Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 9:22 AM ET

    LONDON— For Britain and the European Union, they are three little words that expose big philosophical differences: "Ever closer union." The phrase, baked into the EU's 1957 founding treaty and other key documents, remains a fault line between Britain and its European neighbors. On Tuesday, the EU's six original member nations- including Italy, Germany and France-...

  • LONDON, Feb 10- World-leading technology company ARM Holdings said a vote to leave the European Union by the British electorate, the so-called Brexit, would hinder its ability to employ the scientists and engineers it needs. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has promised voters an opportunity to decide whether the country should remain a member of the...

  • LONDON, Feb 9- A planned British law to give spies and the police wide-ranging new surveillance powers is rushed, does not do enough to protect people's privacy and requires major change, a powerful committee of lawmakers said on Tuesday. The bill was unveiled in November after police and intelligence agencies warned they had fallen behind those they were...

  • Prime Minister David Cameron could reach a deal over Britain's ties with the European Union at a summit later this month, paving the way for a public vote on membership of the bloc as soon as June. Transport Minister Patrick McLoughlin said he did not think a June referendum would derail the current timetable for deciding on expanding either Heathrow, Britain's...

  • *India, Philippines, Indonesia consider tax on sugary drinks. *British lawmakers debate issue, follows sugar tax in Mexico. Scandinavian countries have had such taxes, with varying degrees of success, for many years, and in 2012, France and Hungary joined the list, followed by Mexico in 2014..

  • LONDON, Feb 8- For all that some investors fear Britain leaving the European Union, holders of government debt have barely blinked, with prices near a three-year high last week and foreign investors making record purchases. By pushing a rise in Bank of England interest rates further into the distance,' Brexit' could be a short-term boost for holders of much of...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- U.S. and UK spy agencies and police may soon be allowed to directly ask media companies in each others' countries for email and online chat data for people being investigated, under a tentative bilateral deal, officials said on Friday. First reported by The Washington Post, the talks were focused on letting UK agencies, such as...

  • London's bid to win exemption from the European Union goal of "ever closer union," preserve its financial sector from regulation by the euro zone and curb access to in-work benefits for EU migrant workers won backing from Poland as the meeting of national negotiators- or sherpas- began in Brussels. The powerful leader of Warsaw's new ruling party, Jaroslaw...

  • *BoE to release quarterly forecast update at 1200 GMT. LONDON, Feb 4- The Bank of England is expected to show on Thursday that interest rates are back on hold while it waits for signs of turnarounds in the slowing global economy and fading British wage growth. But that was before financial markets went into their latest tailspin over China's slowing economy, oil...

  • *Euro zone final Jan composite PMI 53.6. *China services growth partially offsets factory weakness. LONDON, Feb 3- The private sector began 2016 on a slightly weak note around the world, and with scant signs of inflation picking up, pressure will remain on central banks to keep or even ease their already ultra-loose monetary policies, surveys showed on Wednesday.

  • LONDON, Feb 2- Sterling touched a three-week high on Tuesday after the outline of a proposed EU deal said Britain does not have to integrate further politically with the rest of the European Union if it wants to stay in. The pound rose to as high as $1.4447 after the draft proposals were published, up from $1.4380 immediately beforehand, and its strongest since Feb....

  • BRUSSELS— Will the EU's offer be enough to keep Britain in the European Union? The proposals contain no changes to the EU's governing treaties, but Britain does win some concessions, notably a green light to limit benefits for migrants. The plan provides for a special "emergency brake" that Britain could use exceptionally when too many workers are coming in— and the...

  • BERLIN— Germany is mulling taking away benefits from asylum-seekers if they refuse to try to learn the language and integrate; Denmark has just approved a measure to let police seize valuables from migrants to help cover their housing and food costs; and an Austrian province this week is expected to more than halve payments to many refugees.