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  • Germany: A role model for Europe?   Friday, 22 May 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Germany: A role model for Europe?

    Christoph Schmidt, chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts, discusses Germany in relation to the ECB's monetary policy.

  • Euro heading to dollar parity?   Friday, 22 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Euro heading to dollar parity?

    Bill Blain, strategist at Mint Partners, explains why there's not much to worry about in terms of euro appreciation.

  • Europe is emerging ‘out of the woods’: OECD Friday, 22 May 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    Euro sculpture in front of European Central Bank headquarters

    ECB's Mario Draghi said that the euro zone's looked brighter than it had done for the last 7 years. And he's not the only one seeing some light.

  • NEW YORK, May 22- Global equity markets dipped modestly Friday but remained near record highs, while the yield on U.S. government debt rose as a gain in core consumer prices in April should keep the Federal Reserve on course to raise interest rates later this year. Fed Chair Janet Yellen is expected to acknowledge recent sluggishness in the U.S. economy, including a...

  • NEW YORK, May 22- The U.S. dollar turned higher on Friday, spurred off its early losses by a U.S. inflation report that indicated underlying pressures are building and thereby bolstering the case for the U.S. "Stronger inflation, along with stronger growth data, is something that the Fed certainly wants to see," said Brian Daingerfield, currency strategist at the...

  • LONDON, May 22- Sterling fell sharply against the dollar on Friday, after a stronger-than-expected rise in U.S. core consumer prices in April revived bets that inflation may reach the Federal Reserve's 2 percent target later this year. Sterling fell 0.9 percent against the dollar to $1.5520, well off a five-month high of $1.5815 struck on May 14.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, May 22- Brazil's government will disclose a major spending freeze on Friday aimed at convincing investors that President Dilma Rousseff is committed to saving the nation's investment-grade debt rating. A freeze of that size would be in line with market expectations and the biggest since Rousseff took office in 2011. Most analysts believe it...

  • *Gaza's economic output contracted 15 percent in 2014. JERUSALEM, May 22- Gaza's economy is in a worse state than any other in the world, with unemployment at a global high, output contracting sharply and the long-term prospects worrying, the World Bank said on Friday. "Blockades, war and poor governance have strangled Gaza's economy and the unemployment rate is now...

  • Cameron begins his battle for EU reforms Friday, 22 May 2015 | 6:25 AM ET
    David Cameron

    British Prime Minister began his campaign to persuade EU leaders to make changes to the European Union before he holds a referendum.

  • TAIPEI, May 22- Taiwan on Friday cut its 2015 full-year economic growth target and said exports will contract fall this year, citing weak demand for the island's products from China and other markets. Taiwan's worse-than-expected exports in recent months have provided further evidence that the recovery of global economies remains uncertain and demand for...

  • Greek default risk "pretty high": Kraemer   Friday, 22 May 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Greek default risk

    Moritz Kraemer, chief sovereign ratings officer at Standard & Poor's, explains why he thinks a risk of a Greek default is "pretty high."

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says governments that share the euro currency shouldn't wait for better times to push through reforms that would boost sluggish growth. The jobless rate is 11.3 percent for the 19 European Union member countries that use the euro, and 50 percent for young people in Spain and Greece.

  • *Vodafone shares gain, Richemont slips. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, along with other central bankers, will be addressing an ECB Forum in Portugal later in the day. Attention will also fall on Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who is due to speak on the U.S. economic outlook before the Greater Providence...

  • Wall Street's record high on Thursday lifted Asian stocks on Friday, a day that will be packed with key European and U.S. economic data as well as speeches from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. European shares struggled to match that, but the leading index of European shares was still poised for its biggest...

  • OECD: Looking forward to more good EU data   Friday, 22 May 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    OECD: Looking forward to more good EU data

    Catherine Mann, chief economist at OECD, explains why Europe is looking lot better economically, while discussing capital markets.

  • Europe is coming out of the woods: OECD   Friday, 22 May 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Europe is coming out of the woods: OECD

    Catherine Mann, chief economist at OECD, talks about the European Central Bank and the creative efforts they could do to further aid the economy.

  • FOREX -Dollar surge cools, eyes on Yellen, inflation Friday, 22 May 2015 | 3:50 AM ET

    LONDON, May 22- The dollar edged lower on Friday but remained on course for its first week of gains against the euro and a basket of major currencies since the start of April ahead of inflation numbers later in the day. Dealers said there might be little appetite for another big move ahead of UK and US public holidays on Monday. The yen was up around a quarter of a...

  • LONDON, May 22- Euro zone bond yields fell on Friday ahead of German business sentiment data and U.S. inflation numbers that were both expected to be soft, helping to stabilise a market shaken by weeks of violent price swings. European Central Bank policymakers helped halt that sell-off earlier in the week, with Executive Board member Benoit Coeure saying the...

  • Draghi: Growth is 'too low everywhere' in Europe Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:58 AM ET
    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaks at a news conference in Frankfurt, April 15, 2015.

    European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said that "growth is too low everywhere" in the 19-country euro zone despite a modest recovery.

  • HONG KONG— Chinese stocks hit a seven-year high as investors pinned their hopes on further economic stimulus while most other world markets were subdued Friday ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen. Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0.3 percent to 7,033.44. CHINA RALLY: Investors who weren't allocated shares in recent initial public offerings are...

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