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  • Boyfriend jeans a hit on the Milan runway Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    MILAN— Hey girlfriend, baggy boyfriend jeans are all the rage on the Milan runway this season. Prada, however, stuck to demure-length hemlines and dresses with no pants and no denim.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 18- The European Central Bank saw far less demand than expected on Thursday for its new four-year loans to banks, raising doubts about a stimulus package it hopes will stave off deflation and revive the euro zone economy.

  • *Scottish firms vs FTSE: http://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/2014/08/27/14062036f0. htm. LONDON, Sept 17- The big question about investor anxiety over Scotland's independence referendum is not whether it's warranted, but why it took so long to materialise and why it's still so marginal.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- Houston- based logistic firm Buckeye Partners has spent more than $3.5 billion buying assets since 2010, transforming itself from a quiet regional pipeline utility into an emerging energy powerhouse.

  • *Brussels will review any state capital injections. DUBLIN/ FRANKFURT, Sept 16- For the first time since its financial crisis struck in 2008, Europe is carrying out stress tests that could force change at banks with strong political connections.

  • PARIS, Sept 16- French Prime Minister Manuel Valls headed off a backbench revolt against his government on Tuesday, winning a confidence vote after promising to preserve France's social model while pushing pro-business reforms intended to boost economic growth.

  • PARIS, Sept 16- Prime Minister Manuel Valls vowed to preserve France's social model while pushing pro-business reforms ahead of a parliament confidence vote on Tuesday in which left-wingers have threatened to abstain in protest.

  • *Brussels will review any state capital injections. DUBLIN/ FRANKFURT, Sept 16- For the first time since its financial crisis struck in 2008, Europe is carrying out stress tests that could force change at banks with strong political connections.

  • The number of chronically undernourished people dropped by more than 100 million, equivalent to a country the size of the Philippines, according to a report by the United Nations food agency, International Fund for Agricultural Development and World Food Programme.

  • PARIS, Sept 16- Allies of French Prime Minister Manuel Valls tipped him to survive a confidence vote in parliament on Tuesday after the centre-left leader pursued a two-day charm offensive to cajole rebel backbenchers into the government camp. Socialist Party managers expect some 30 deputies to abstain in a vote whose result is due around 7:30 pm local time.

  • Air France strike amid Europe's low-cost shakeup Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 6:14 AM ET

    Air France-KLM, which is the national carrier for France and the Netherlands, said it can ensure just 48 percent of flights Monday, 40 percent on Tuesday and perhaps less later in the week as unions protest against its savings program. Like Lufthansa, Alitalia, SAS and other national airlines in Europe, Air France-KLM is focusing on cost cuts to remain competitive.

  • PREVIEW-Hardest yet to come for France's Hollande Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    PARIS, Sept 14- A bitter public attack by a jilted ex-partner, a cabinet melt-down and the admission of broken economic promises have meant an uncomfortable three weeks for Francois Hollande.

  • EU ministers seek to create investment climate Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 | 8:18 AM ET

    The ministers focused on a proposal by Jean-Claude Junkers, incoming president of the European Commission, for 300 billion euros in public and private investments to revive the economy, but few details emerged at the informal meeting.

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Sept 25 Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    MILAN- EU finance ministers and central bankers meet in Milan. ECB President Mario Draghi, Vice President Vitor Constancio and ECB Supervisory Board Chair Daniele Nouy to attend. PARIS- Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai to chair the second China-France High-Level Economic and Financial dialogue in France with French Finance Minister Michel Sapin.

  • *France had pledged to meet EU goals by 2015, set example. MILAN, Sept 12- France faced harsh criticism on Friday for failing to meet a deadline to put its finances in order, as frustrated euro zone ministers struggled to keep alive their post-crisis strategy for the bloc's stagnating economy.

  • CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a euro zone meeting in Italy and the "too close to call" Scottish referendum vote.

  • *France had pledged to meet EU goals by 2015, set example. MILAN, Sept 12- France faced harsh criticism on Friday for failing to meet a deadline to put its finances in order, as frustrated euro zone ministers struggled to keep alive their post-crisis strategy for the bloc's stagnating economy.

  • *22 euro- a-share Fosun bid 1 euro higher than Bonomi's. PARIS, Sept 12- Chinese conglomerate Fosun launched a last-minute counter offer for holiday group Club Mediterranee on Friday, outbidding Italian tycoon Andrea Bonomi hours before the deadline on a takeover saga that dates back to May last year.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- Would you give up alcohol to help balance the family budget? I posed that very question on social media recently. These were some of the answers I got:.

  • European states struggle with Draghi's challenge Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 4:18 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— European Central Bank head Mario Draghi made the first move in his grand plan to rescue the economic recovery. The finance officials meeting in Milan, Italy, now have a chance to show Europe's politicians are ready to help, too.