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  • Business events scheduled for Friday Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for July, 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON— The University of Michigan issues its index of consumer sentiment for August, 10:30 a.m.. BRUSSELS— Eurostat releases Eurozone inflation data.

  • BERLIN, Aug 28- Annual inflation in Europe's largest economy held steady in August, data showed on Thursday, suggesting there is still a risk the euro zone rate will fall and increasing the dilemma for the European Central Bank over whether to take action. Marco Wagner, an economist at Commerzbank, said the German reading had done nothing to change that.

  • ECB weighing QE     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses what the latest housing and GDP data says about the U.S. economy and if the ECB will pursue QE.

  • *Ukraine president says Russian troops have crossed border. LONDON, Aug 28- German Bund yields hit a record low after Ukraine accused Russia of moving troops across the countries' border, while lower-rated euro zone bond yields rose after above-forecast inflation readings tempered expectations of imminent ECB easing.

  • French leader banks on free market to save economy Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 6:34 AM ET

    Several left-leaning critics were sent packing in a Cabinet shakeup that sent a message to international investors, European allies and millions of French: France is willing to embrace more free market policies and often unpopular reforms to tackle double-digit unemployment and zero economic growth.

  • LONDON, Aug 28- The euro clung to modest gains and a rally in Europe's share and bond markets cooled on Thursday as investors put bets on possible fresh ECB stimulus next week on hold ahead of German inflation data.

  • German unemployment ticks up slightly in August Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:51 AM ET

    BERLIN— Germany's Federal Labor Office says the country's jobless rate ticked up slightly to 6.7 percent in August as 30,000 more people joined the ranks of the unemployed. The office said Thursday there were 2.90 million people out of work in August overall, and as a result the unemployment rate inched 0.1 percentage point higher from July.

  • *German inflation figures due at 1200 GMT. *Italy sells up to 8 bln euros of five- and 10- year bonds. LONDON, Aug 28- Euro zone bond yields held at record lows on Thursday as a drop in Spanish inflation in August kept pressure on the European Central Bank to ease policy further.

  • Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 3:45 AM ET

    The escalating conflict in Ukraine, disappointing retail earnings and profit outlooks combined to weigh down the market, eclipsing some good news on the U.S. economy and labor market. "The key driver was largely the Ukraine news and the uncertainty of what that means," said Erik Davidson, deputy chief investment officer at Wells Fargo Private Bank.

  • ECB vs BOJ: Which central bank will ease first?     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:20 PM ET

    Don Hanna, Asia Managing Director of Hanna-Roubini Global Economics, explains why the Bank of Japan will introduce stimulus before the European Central Bank.

  • ECB can afford to be patient on easing: Barclays     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:46 PM ET

    Mitul Kotecha, Head of FX Strategy, Asia Pacific at Barclays, says European inflation data due this week won't be weak enough to prompt more stimulus.

  • Why it's time to look beyond US, Europe     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 9:18 PM ET

    Khiem Do, Head of Asian Multi-Asset at Baring Asset Management, explains why investors should take profits in the U.S. and Europe, and invest in Asia instead.

  • ECB action tied to Friday's inflation numbers Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 12:47 PM ET
    Janet Yellen speaks with Mario Draghi during the Jackson Hole economic symposium.

    European Central Bank is unlikely to take new action next week—unless inflation figures show a significant sinking towards deflation, sources said.

  • PARIS, Aug 27- The number of people without a job in France rose in July to yet another record in the latest setback to President Francois Hollande's efforts to get unemployment falling. The Labor Ministry said the jobless total in mainland France rose by 26,100 last month to 3,424,400, up 0.8 percent over one month and 4.3 percent over one year.

  • French jobless total rises again to new record in July Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    PARIS, Aug 27- The number of people without a job in France rose in July to yet another record in the latest setback to President Francois Hollande's efforts to get unemployment falling. The Labor Ministry said the jobless total in mainland France rose by 26,100 last month to 3,424,400, up 0.8 percent over one month and 4.3 percent over one year.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 27- The European Central Bank is unlikely to take new policy action next week unless August inflation figures, due on Friday, show the euro zone sinking significantly towards deflation, ECB sources said.

  • LONDON, Aug 27- German Bund yields reached record lows on Wednesday, as further evidence of the region's faltering economy fed market expectations for more European Central Bank stimulus.

  • ECB intervention to propel markets: Pro     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    Discussing market momentum and where the markets go from here, with Stephen Wood, Russell Investments chief market strategist, and Chad Morganlander, Stifel portfolio manager.

  • Medtronic spends $350M on another European deal Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:38 AM ET

    U.S. medical device maker Medtronic is building stronger ties to Europe, a couple months after announcing a $42.9 billion acquisition that involves moving its main executive offices across the Atlantic, where it can get a better tax deal.

  • *JP Morgan calls for ECB rate cut next week. LONDON, Aug 27- German Bund yields reached record lows on Wednesday, as further evidence of the region's faltering economy fed market expectations for more European Central Bank stimulus.

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