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  • LONDON- Global equities slip to a two-week low, with an escalating selloff on Wall Street led by technology and biotech shares on concerns of stretched valuations spreading to Asia and Europe. Co-op Bank confident of raising funds to secure future.

  • *Sharp sell-off on Wall Street hits global stocks. LONDON, April 11- Global equities slipped to a two-week low on Friday as a sell-off on Wall Street led by technology and biotech shares and triggered by concerns that valuations are over stretched spread to Asia and Europe.

  • Merkel, in Athens, praises Greek reform progress Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 4:19 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece won praise Friday from German Chancellor Angela Merkel— the lead advocate of eurozone austerity— for its painful economic turnaround and successful return to markets. "Greece has honored its pledges," Merkel said at a news conference with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in Athens.

  • PARIS/ BERLIN, April 11- Japanese casual wear chain Uniqlo opens its first store in Germany on Friday, as it accelerates expansion in Europe in a bid by its parent company Fast Retailing Co Ltd to become the world's top fashion retailer by 2020.. "We have big goals in Europe- we would like to have the same business in Europe as in the U.S."

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to April 23 Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    TORONTO- Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa speaks at the Intercontinental Hotel in Toronto- 1600 GMT. WASHINGTON- German Finance Minister Schaeuble speaks at Center on Foreign Relations in Washington- 1715 GMT. WASHINGTON- 2014 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.

  • *Putin says cut-off of gas to Ukraine possible. MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, April 10- President Vladimir Putin warned on Thursday that Russian gas supplies to Europe could be disrupted if Moscow cuts the flow to Ukraine over unpaid bills, drawing a U.S. accusation that it is using energy "as a tool of coercion".

  • *Putin says cut-off of gas to Ukraine possible. MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, April 10- President Vladimir Putin warned on Thursday that Russian gas supplies to Europe could be disrupted if Moscow cuts the flow to Ukraine over unpaid bills, drawing a U.S. accusation that it is using energy "as a tool of coercion".

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 1:57 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases retail sales data for March, 8:30 a.m. Eastern time; Commerce Department releases business inventories for February, 10 a.m..

  • BERLIN, April 10- A U.N. report about ways to fix global warming due on Sunday is likely to disappoint investors seeking clear-cut economic calculations about the benefits and costs of curbing rising greenhouse gas emissions.

  • BERLIN, April 10- A U.N. report about ways to fix global warming due on Sunday is likely to disappoint investors seeking clear-cut economic calculations about the benefits and costs of curbing rising greenhouse gas emissions.

  • European markets close: Europe QE less likely     Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the decision by the Bank of England to leave interest rates unchanged.

  • Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    Russia, in particular, has been pushing the panel to place more emphasis on such techniques in a key document for policymakers being finalized in Berlin this week.

  • HAMBURG, April 10- Ever fancied seeing your name in lights as you boarded a plane? Exhibitors at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg demonstrated these ideas and more as they sought to win airline customers with new seats, lighting and entertainment systems.

  • BERLIN, April 10- Russia may change its budget rules to reflect the addition of Crimea and its population of about 2 million people, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov was quoted as saying on Thursday. "State debt is very low in Russia, among the lowest in Europe.

  • Economists predict muted German minimum wage hit Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 5:08 AM ET

    BERLIN— The introduction of Germany's first-ever national minimum wage will only have a modest negative impact on growth, according to a group of four leading economic think tanks in the country. Next year will see the introduction of Germany's first mandatory national minimum wage, set at 8.50 euros per hour.

  • Greece returns to bond markets with a bang Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 4:01 AM ET

    The sale is a milestone for Greece. Greece has been relying on funds from international bailouts since May 2010— in return for which it has imposed a series of deeply unpopular spending cuts and tax hikes. The bond issue came a day before German Chancellor Angela Merkel was expected in Athens on a brief visit to meet with Samaras.

  • Oil slips on weak China trade data, US supply rise Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 2:05 AM ET

    By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for May delivery was down 24 cents to $103.36 in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Wednesday, the Nymex contract gained $1.04 to settle at $103.60 amid unrest in eastern Ukraine after adding more than $2 the day before.

  • Jens Weidmann, president of the Bundesbank, says inflation will gradually rise in the future and so far has been driven by factors out of the European Central Bank's control.

  • *Toyota gives no cost estimate for recall. Toyota, the world's biggest automaker said, it was not aware of any crashes or injuries caused by the glitches, which were found in 27 Toyota models including the RAV4 and Yaris subcompact.

  • PARIS, April 9- One is a balding, bespectacled safe-pair-of-hands known for his negotiating skills; the other a firebrand orator of the French left who made his name riling big business, Brussels and Berlin.

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