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  • *Yahoo, Morgan Stanley rise after research notes. NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stock index futures edged up on Tuesday after earnings from Coca Cola and Johnson& Johnson and ahead of economic data including inflation and manufacturing.

  • Berlusconi given community service for tax fraud Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 6:44 AM ET

    His support is also crucial for a constitutional reform to abolish the Senate sought by Premier Matteo Renzi. He was, however, booted from the Senate and given a two-year ban on running for elected office.

  • German economic confidence slips on Ukraine worry Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 5:38 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— A key German measure of investor confidence in the economy slipped in April as the conflict in Ukraine created uncertainty about the future. It is the second month the index has fallen because of concern over Ukraine, where Russia has annexed the Crimean Peninsula and is now accused of stirring unrest in the eastern part of the country.

  • BRUSSELS, April 15- The euro zone's trade surplus widened in February from a year earlier on rising exports with imports unchanged, the European Union's statistics office Eurostat said on Tuesday.

  • Asia shares rise, shrug off slower China growth Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 2:54 AM ET

    TOKYO— World stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as Ukraine tensions continued to bubble and jitters about China's economy resurfaced. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was down 1.6 percent at 22,671.26 as a drop in China's money supply unnerved investors ahead of first quarter economic growth figures due Wednesday.

  • TOKYO, April 15- Nerves got the better of Asian share markets on Tuesday as they turned lower after an upbeat U.S. retail sales report was eclipsed by soft data from China, providing a stark reminder to investors of the headwinds facing the world's second-largest economy.

  • Portugal Fin Min 'glad' about ECB policy talk     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:33 AM ET

    Maria Luís Albuquerque, finance minister of Portugal, says deflation is a "serious concern" for the country but is glad that the European Central Bank is considering "unconventional" monetary policies.

  • 'Huge' long-term debt issue for Portugal: Pro     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    Antonio Roldan Mones, analyst at Eurasia Group, says Portugal has a "huge issue" with the long-term sustainability of its debt.

  • Maria Luís Albuquerque, finance minister of Portugal, says there is not a single solution to fight deflation for all of the countries that are part of the euro.

  • Why markets could become immune to Ukraine     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 12:07 AM ET

    As long as instability remains contained within the borders of Ukraine, Jonathan Pain, Author of the Pain report, says global financial markets will slowly become 'desensitized' to it.

  • Putin is re-enacting Crimea playbook: Pro     Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 7:17 PM ET

    Christian Whiton, Principal at DC International Advisory, says ongoing events in eastern Ukraine may see a repeat of Russia's actions in Crimea.

  • NEW YORK, April 14- Brent crude oil rose more than $1.50 on Monday as tensions escalated in Ukraine, while U.S. crude rose modestly after positive retail sales data signaled a rebound in the U.S. economy.

  • NEW YORK, April 14- Brent crude oil rose more $1.50 on Monday as Western powers considered tougher sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, while U.S. crude rose modestly after positive retail sales data signaled a rebound in the American economy.

  • MILAN, April 14- Italy won orders worth 6.72 billion euros for an inflation-linked bond on the first day of sale on Monday, confirming small investors' appetite for a security that often raises record amounts.

  • NEW YORK, April 14- Brent crude oil rose $1 on Monday as Western powers considered tougher sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, while U.S. crude rose modestly after positive retail sales data signaled a rebound in the American economy.

  • Bulk of euro crisis is over: French central banker Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 11:44 AM ET
    Christian Noyer, governor of the Bank of France

    Economic growth seems solid, but the ECB stands "ready to act" if the euro remains strong, Banque de France chief Christian Noyer said.

  • NEW YORK, April 14- The dollar rose against the euro on Monday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi signaled the bank would ease monetary policy further, while strong U.S. retail sales data also boosted the dollar against the yen.

  • The euro is a drag on our objective of price stability, says Christian Noyer, Banque de France governor, discussing his concerns over the euro and the potential European QE.

  • Spain eyes stronger economic ties with UAE visit Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 4:56 AM ET

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates— King Juan Carlos of Spain began a visit to the Persian Gulf region on Monday by telling United Arab Emirates officials that deepening ties with their oil-rich country was a top priority, highlighting the role wealthy Arab states could play in shoring up the battered Spanish economy.

  • French economy has 'massive leaks': Pro     Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg Bank, says the French economy is still trying to tackle "massive leaks".

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