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  • Asian stocks mostly down after Fed meeting Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The stock market got the reassurance it wanted from the Federal Reserve Wednesday. "The Fed is not going to take the punch bowl away," said Brad McMillan, chief investment officer for Commonwealth Financial. Major indexes drifted before the Fed released a statement at 2 p.m. Eastern time signaling little change in its interest rate policy.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sept 29 Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    STOCKHOLM- Sveriges Riksbank will release the minutes of September monetary policy meeting- 0730 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Sweden Central Bank Deputy Governor Martin Floden speaks on the topic "The economic situation and my views on monetary policy"- 0900 GMT.

  • Survey finds skepticism about trade's benefits Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 6:17 PM ET

    They doubt that global economic ties create jobs or raise wages, an international survey conducted by the Pew Research Center shows. But people China and other low- and middle-income countries are far more convinced that trade delivers jobs and higher wages, Pew said Tuesday in releasing the results of its survey of 48,643 people in 44 countries.

  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:59 PM ET

    Alibaba risk: China's rise leaves out investors. WASHINGTON— American investors are clamoring to buy a stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which is launching what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever. IPOs, according to research by Jay Ritter, a finance professor at the University of Florida.

  • DRUMMONDVILLE, Quebec, Sept 16- Recent Canadian economic data has been encouraging, particularly on exports, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said on Tuesday, but he pointed to a substantial amount of slack in the job market.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 16- The Russian central bank sees crude oil prices returning to above $100 per barrel in coming quarters and staying above that mark in 2016-2017, according to the bank's quarterly monetary policy document published on Tuesday.

  • LONDON, Sept 16- German 10- year yields fell back below 1 percent on Tuesday as data showed investor morale hit its lowest in nearly two years in September, suggesting tensions between Russia and the West had hit Europe's largest economy.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 16- Russia risks slipping into recession because the government is not investing enough in the economy to weather Western sanctions, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Tuesday, criticizing the strategy so far.

  • Dutch ease off austerity, will spend on military Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 6:47 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM— The Dutch government is presenting a budget for 2015 that for the first time in years will be focused less on financial austerity and more on security in light of international conflicts.

  • Ukraine, Scotland dent German investor optimism Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 6:18 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— A key measure of German investor optimism fell in September for the ninth month in a row, dragged down by worries over the crisis in Ukraine, economic stagnation in Europe and the upcoming independence referendum in Scotland. But the major factor appears to have been fear that the conflict between Russia and Ukraine could escalate.

  • Drops in food, gas prices push UK inflation down Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:21 AM ET

    LONDON— Official figures show that inflation in the U.K. eased further below the Bank of England's target in August following falls in food and fuel prices.

  • *ECB openly addresses economic benefits of weaker euro. FRANKFURT/ TOKYO/ WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Attempts by the European Central Bank to weaken the euro have the potential to spark a currency war but policymakers across the world are keeping silent, knowing the ECB has scant alternatives to keep its economy afloat.

  • French prime minister wins confidence vote Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 4:25 AM ET

    PARIS— French Prime Minister Manuel Valls won a vote of confidence on Tuesday in a tense ballot, allowing him to push through economic reforms that have divided his Socialist Party. The result denies the government its absolute majority, but still allows Valls to carry out reforms aimed at lifting France out of its economic crisis.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 16- Russia's economy could contract 3-4 percent if western nations tighten sanctions over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis to make them similar to those imposed on Iran, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Tuesday. Western sanctions already bar some of Russia's largest companies and banks from raising financing on western markets.

  • Stocks end higher as investors await news from Fed Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The stock market rose Tuesday as investors waited to find out when the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates. "The economy continues to improve in the U.S., and there's still an accommodative Fed," said Brad Sorensen, director of market and sector research at the Schwab Center for Financial Research.

  • OECD's euro zone downgrade is overdue: Pro     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:10 PM ET

    Joerg Kraemer, Chief Economist of Commerzbank, agrees with the OECD's move to cut growth forecasts for the euro zone and says the European Central Bank is being overly optimistic.

  • Scotland: Yes vs No campaign     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 9:17 PM ET

    Riad Younes, Co-founder of R Squared Capital Management, discusses his expectations for the referendum and highlights the sources of political instability that Europe could see moving forward.

  • NYMEX-U.S. oil retreats on softer economic data Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 8:29 PM ET

    It settled 65 cents a barrel higher at $92.92 on the previous session, recovering by more than $2 a barrel after falling earlier in the session towards 16- month lows. *November Brent gained 20 cents a barrel to $98.08 after it ended 8 cents lower at $97.88.

  • Business Highlights Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 5:46 PM ET

    'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach. NEW YORK— Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company. In addition, the founders of Mojang, the Swedish company behind "Minecraft," aren't staying with Microsoft.

  • *Fed meeting, Scotland independence vote major risks ahead. NEW YORK, Sept 15- The dollar rose against major currencies on Monday, bolstered by expectations the Federal Reserve this week will acknowledge anew improvements in the U.S. economy and provide fresh details about the U.S. central bank's looming tightening policy.

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