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  • NEW YORK, Jan 22- The euro sank to a more than 11- year low against the dollar and a three-month low against the yen on Thursday after the European Central Bank launched a landmark bond-buying program that will pump hundreds of billions into a sagging euro zone economy. The ECB said it would buy government bonds from this March until the end of September 2016...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 22- The GAVI global vaccines alliance is seeking to raise $7.5 billion at a funding conference in Berlin next week, as its battle to prevent infectious diseases in millions of children reaches an expected peak. The economic benefits of that will be some $80 billion and $100 billion, underscoring the cost-effectiveness of vaccines as a...

  • DUBLIN/ FRANKFURT, Jan 22- Business leaders in Europe gave a mixed welcome to the European Central Bank's moves to bolster growth and inflation in the euro area on Thursday, with many- especially in Germany- concerned the programme could delay unpopular economic reforms. "This is a step in the right direction and we'll have to watch and see how it plays out," Swiss...

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 22- The European Central Bank took the ultimate policy leap on Thursday, launching a government bond-buying programme which will pump hundreds of billions in new money into a sagging euro zone economy. The ECB said it would purchase sovereign debt from this March until the end of September 2016, despite opposition from Germany's Bundesbank and...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— The European Central Bank on Thursday launched its most aggressive effort to date to revive the region's ailing economy— a program to buy 1.1 trillion euros in government and private bonds starting in March. The ECB said it would combine purchases of government bonds with an existing smaller program of private bond purchases, to total 60...

  • The ECB's new chapter  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the formal announcement of European quantitative easing.

  • BERLIN, Jan 22- The ECB's plan to pump cash into the euro zone met with dismay in Europe's biggest economy, with many Germans worried they will bankroll measures that remove incentives for struggling member states to carry out the reforms prescribed by Angela Merkel. The chancellor, paying lip service to the independence of the European Central Bank, reiterated...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 22- German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned fellow European leaders on Thursday not to ease off on economic reforms after the European Central Bank announced bold new moves to bolster growth in the euro area. Speaking to a large audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, just as ECB President Mario Draghi was unveiling a...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 22- U.S. The ECB said it would buy government bonds from this March until the end of September 2016 despite opposition from Germany's Bundesbank and concerns in Berlin that it could allow spendthrift countries to slacken economic reforms. "It's pretty aggressive, slightly more than the market was looking for," said Wilmer Stith, a fixed income...

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 22- The European Central Bank took the ultimate policy leap on Thursday, launching a government bond-buying programme which will pump hundreds of billions of new money into a sagging euro zone economy. The ECB said it would buy government bonds from this March until the end of September 2016 despite opposition from Germany's Bundesbank and...

  • By Paul Carrel and John O'Donnell. FRANKFURT, Jan 22- The European Central Bank kept the cost of borrowing unchanged on Thursday and remains poised to announce a plan to buy government bonds with new money, its last gambit for breathing life into a euro zone economy. Expectations are high for the ECB to unveil large-scale quantitative easing despite opposition...

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 22- The European Central Bank is poised to announce a plan on Thursday to buy government bonds, resorting to its last big policy option for breathing life into the flagging euro zone economy. Market expectations are sky-high for the ECB to unveil large-scale quantitative easing- printing money to buy government bonds- despite opposition from...

  • *ECB planned bond buys reported at 50 billion euros a month. *Euro steady near $1.16, bond yields nudge up. LONDON, Jan 22- European shares were at a seven-year high and the euro sat near an 11- year low on Thursday as the European Central Bank prepared to take the plunge into full-scale quantitative easing.

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 22- The European Central Bank is poised to announce a plan on Thursday to buy government bonds, resorting to its last big policy tool for breathing life into the flagging euro zone economy and fending off deflation. Market expectations are sky-high for the ECB to unveil a large-scale programme of quantitative easing- printing money to purchase...

  • The Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase ranked 300 major cities worldwide for economic performance last year.

  • ZURICH, Jan 22- The Swiss National Bank is keeping all options open after scrapping a cap on the franc against the euro which would have cost 100 billion francs to defend this month alone, one rate-setter told a Swiss paper. His comments come a source told Reuters on Wednesday that the European Central Bank is homing in on a programme that would enable it to buy 50...

  • Here are the world’s top-earning soccer teams Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:44 PM ET

    Real Madrid topped the soccer money-making league last season, with the U.K.’s Manchester United coming in second, says a new report from Deloitte.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 5 Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    EDINBURGH, Scotland- Bank of England monetary policy committee member David Miles gives a speech at University of Edinburgh on "What can monetary policy do?" LONDON- Bank of England regulator Paul Fisher speaks at the Westminster Business Forum Insurance event- 0925 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England regulator Andrew Gracie gives speech at cyber-security conference...

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 22- The European Central Bank is poised to announce a plan on Thursday to buy government bonds, resorting to its last big policy tool for breathing life into the flagging euro zone economy and fending off deflation. The broader, 25- member policymaking Governing Council will discuss the proposal on Thursday before ECB President Mario Draghi...

  • OTTAWA/ FRANKFURT, Jan 21- The Bank of Canada joined the list of "unpredictable" central banks on Wednesday with a shock quarter point rate cut as the European Central Bank prepared a 600 billion euro bond-buying program aimed at lifting Europe out of its economic doldrums. The global economy outside of the United States has turned distinctly gloomy, with Japan...