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  • Should the euro zone really fear demon deflation? Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 AM ET

    *Euro zone inflation negative in Dec for first time in 5 years. BRUSSELS, Jan 25- If the multi-billion dollar consumer electronics industry can function fine with constantly falling prices, why is deflation in the broader economy such a threat? European Central Bank policymakers have repeatedly warned of the risk of being drawn into a prolonged downward price...

  • Relax—it's all under control, officials tell Davos Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 11:11 AM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda

    Global policymakers and businessmen ended Davos optimistically, citing the effects of low oil prices and aggressive monetary policy in Europe.

  • *BlackRock chief points to more pessimistic mood in Davos. Two days after the European Central Bank launched a bold bond-buying drive to revive inflation in the euro zone, a top ECB official warned that Europe's common currency project could come unstuck if the bloc limped on with sluggish growth and mass unemployment. Reviewing the global economic outlook at...

  • Global economy hopes raised after European stimulus Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 8:51 AM ET

    DAVOS, Switzerland— The global economic outlook just got brighter after this week's big stimulus from the European Central Bank, leading policymakers from around the world said Saturday. In a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, they said a perkier Europe, coupled with a prolonged period of low oil prices, could help shore up the global economy following a...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland— Ukraine will focus on fixing its huge problem of corruption as it tries to convince its international rescue creditors to give it more loans, a government official said Saturday. The economy and public finances of Ukraine have been drained by uncertainty over the country's future amid a war in its eastern region. The country got bailout...

  • LISBON, Portugal— The fate of the European Central Bank's aggressive plan to stimulate the economy out of stagnation lies with the 340 million people in the 19- country euro alliance. The ECB plans to pump more than 1 trillion euros in new money into the region's economy. —Mario Polegato, billionaire chairman of Italian shoe company Geox SpA:.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 10 Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    DAVOS, Switzerland- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney to take part in panel discussion on "The Global Economic Outlook"- 1500 GMT. **DUSSELDORF, Germany- Deutsche Bundesbank board member Joachim Nagel speaks at the annual conference of the German-Chinese Economy, organized by Handelsblatt and HSBC- 1400 GMT. LUXEMBOURG- Central Bank of Luxembourg Governor and...

  • Trade School: 4 ways to play Europe rally  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 12:10 PM ET

    If you're interested in investing in Europe, the Fast Money traders provide their best ETf's to buy.

  • Best bang for your buck: U.S. or Europe?  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 12:05 PM ET

    Discussing benefits of the rising dollar versus the weak euro, and if Europe is a better bet than the U.S. , with Jeremy Schwartz, WisdomTree Asset Management, and Art Hogan, Wunderlich Securities.

  • US vs Europe: Best place for your cash  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    Place your bets. The Fast Money traders debate where the best place is to invest right now, Europe of the U.S.

  • 'We must stay in a reformed Europe'  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM ET

    At Davos, Sir Mike Rake, President of Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and chairman of BT Group says that the benefits of staying in the European Union outweigh the costs.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 23- U.S. home resales rebounded in December, but continued low participation by first-time buyers in the market suggested the housing recovery would remain gradual for now. The National Association of Realtors said on Friday existing home sales increased 2.4 percent to an annual rate of 5.04 million units last month. "The still-tight mortgage...

  • Europe ends sharply higher after ECB easing  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    European markets closed sharply higher on Friday, cheering the European Central Bank's (ECB) decision to launch a full-scale bond-buying program.

  • Bring liquidity back!  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:50 AM ET

    At Davos, André Esteves, CEO of BTG Pactual says that he'd like to see further changes that bring liquidity back.

  • Hollande to CEOs: Fight terror, climate change Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:18 AM ET
    French President Francois Hollande looks on during a conference in Milan, Oct. 8, 2014.

    French President François Hollande called on the business community to fight terrorism and climate change at Davos.

  • *Internet governance hot topic at World Economic Forum. The issue is a hot topic at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, and the forum is seeking to provide a platform for debate over ways to maintain an open, cross-border Web in the face of pressures for national regulation. A 2014 report by the Boston Consulting Group estimated the Internet economy will be...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland— Climate change and poverty took center stage Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where leaders began campaigning in earnest for twin global accords aimed at cooling the planet and easing the suffering of multitudes. French President Francois Hollande, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and U.N. The United Nations' first round of...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 23- Germany will use all the wiggle room it has in its budget to boost public investment, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday. Other euro zone countries like France and Italy, as well as the International Monetary Fund, have repeatedly urged Germany to use its fiscal space to boost spending on infrastructure.

  • U.S. Treasury's Lew reaffirms strong dollar policy Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 8:49 AM ET

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said a strong U.S. dollar was good for America and that the strength of the U.S. economy relative to other parts of the world was driving movements in currency markets. "The strong dollar, as all of my predecessors have joined me in saying, is a good thing. It's good for America, "Lew told U.S. network CNBC in an interview from Davos, Switzerland.

  • DAVOS, Switzerland— Germany has not modelled a potential Greek exit— the so-called "Grexit"— from the 19- nation eurozone, Germany's finance minister insisted Friday, two days ahead of a Greek election that may bring an anti-bailout party to power in Athens. While praising Greece's better-than-expected efforts to get its economy in order, Schaeuble warned that...

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