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  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Nov 12 Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives welcome remarks before the "National Summit on Diversity in the Economics Profession" conference hosted by the Federal Reserve- 1300 GMT. WASHINGTON- Exploring New Approaches to Trade, Investment and Jobs Conference. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast and Mexico Economy...

  • *Sweden enjoying good growth despite deflation risk. STOCKHOLM, Oct 29- Sweden's central bank believes it can avoid Japan's deflationary fate after cutting interest rates to zero; critics say it no longer has any safety margin should a shock hit the economy, and even compare its record with U.S. policy mistakes of the 1930 s. Defying conventional economics, Sweden...

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Nov 11 Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker participates in Washington Ideas Forum session hosted by the Atlantic and the Aspen Institute- 1300 GMT. BIRMINGHAM- Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane to speak at the Maxwell Fry Global Finance Lecture- 1715 GMT. TALLINN- Estonian Central Bank to present its Financial Stability Review- 0800 GMT.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 28- The dollar fell on Tuesday on disappointing U.S. durable goods and home price data ahead of a Federal Reserve policy meeting. The greenback, while weaker against most major currencies, fared better than the Swedish crown after Sweden's central bank surprised investors by cutting interest rates to a record low of zero. "The data definitely missed...

  • LONDON, Oct 28- The Swedish crown hit a four-year low against the dollar and a four-month trough against the euro on Tuesday after Sweden's central bank surprised investors by cutting interest rates to a record low of zero percent. Riksbank chief Stefan Ingves said the central bank is ready to take unconventional measures that analysts said could include...

  • LONDON, Oct 28- World stocks inched up and U.S. bond yields steadied after almost three weeks of gains on Tuesday with Federal Reserve policy setters expected to end six years of aggressive monetary stimulus. With the euro zone running into turbulence again and China's giant economy also struggling for pace, the prospect of a world without U.S. stimulus has...

  • Sweden's key interest rate cut to 0 Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 5:19 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM— The Swedish central bank on Tuesday cut its key interest rate to a record low 0 percent and said it is unlikely to rise again before the middle of 2016 as inflation is too low. The Riksbank's move to lower the key interest rate by 0.25 percentage points echoes efforts by other developed countries, particularly in Europe and Japan, to nudge inflation up at...

  • *Swedish crown hits four-year low versus dollar. LONDON, Oct 28- The Swedish crown slid to a four-year low against the dollar and a four-month trough against the euro on Tuesday after Sweden's central bank surprised investors by slashing interest rates to a record low of zero percent. The dollar rose to 7.3505 crowns, its highest since September 2010, and up 0.7...

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Nov 10 Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Treasury acting Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions Amias Gerety participates in panel discussion at the Third Annual Cyber Security Summit of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in Washington- 1405 GMT. PARIS- ECB governing council member and Bank of France Governor Christian Noyer speaks at the French Senate's finance commission- 1345 GMT.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 6 Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    FRANKFURT- Deutsche Bundesbank Board Member Andreas Dombret to give press conference at the Bundesbank in Frankfurt- 1200 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Vice-president Vitor Constancio and Supervisory Board Chair Daniele Nouy to hold a press conference on the results of the Comprehensive Assessment- 1030 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Minouche Shafik...

  • Truck maker Volvo profits rise amid mixed market Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:28 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM— Swedish truck maker AB Volvo says net profit in the third quarter rose slightly to 1.6 billion kronor in a mixed economic environment. Volvo, which also makes buses, engines and construction equipment, said sales grew slightly from last year to 67.2 million kronor. CEO Olof Persson said in a statement the heavy-duty trucks forecast for 2015 will be the...

  • Ericsson profit down 10 pct despite higher sales Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM— Wireless equipment maker Ericsson says its third-quarter earnings slumped 10 percent despite higher sales due to increased operating costs and negative effects from currency hedging. Ericsson said Friday net profit dropped to 2.65 billion kronor, from 2.92 billion kronor in the same period last year. Ericsson shares were down 1.5 percent at...

  • Rapid UK economic growth slows slightly in 3rd quarter. LONDON- Britain's rapid economic recovery eased as expected during the third quarter, as services output growth slowed and manufacturing expanded at the weakest pace in 18 months, official data shows. BRUSSELS- France and Italy make fresh commitments to reform to persuade Germany and the European...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 5 Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    MILAN, Italy- ECB Executive Board member Peter Praet speaks at the International Banking Conference "Structural changes in the banking sector" organized by Bocconi University- 0820 GMT. FRANKFURT- Deutsche Bundesbank Board Member Andreas Dombret to give press conference at the Bundesbank in Frankfurt- 1200 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor...

  • Swedish government ups taxes, spending Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:27 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM— Sweden's left-leaning government has proposed raising taxes and welfare benefits and boosting military spending in its first budget bill since taking office after last month's election. That would reverse many reforms by the previous center-right government, which had trimmed Sweden's famously high taxes. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven's...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 4 Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Treasury Under Secretary David Cohen speaks on "Disrupting ISIL's Money Trail" before the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington- 1400 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent gives a speech on monetary policy outlook to Society of Business Economists- 0805 GMT. OTTAWA- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Senior...

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1230 GMT / 8.30 AM ET Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    LONDON- European shares slip and the euro hit a one-week low as reports that at least 11 banks could fail a region-wide financial health check this weekend offset hopes of corporate bond buying by the ECB. MADRID/ VIENNA- The European Central Bank cautions against speculation over the outcome of its stress tests after a media report says at least 11 banks have...

  • *Russia agrees to supply Ukraine with 5 bcm gas to March 31. Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission moved towards an agreement in late September and made further progress at the weekend. Russia cut off gas supply to Ukraine in mid-June following more than two years of disagreement over the price and after relations between the two countries deteriorated...

  • Electrolux buoyed by US growth Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 4:47 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM— Growth in the U.S. and efficiency gains in Europe helped Swedish home-appliance maker Electrolux post a 42 percent jump in third-quarter profits. Electrolux CEO Keith McLoughlin told The Associated Press said he was "quite pleased with the result in what could be characterized as challenging macro conditions." Last month, Electrolux— ranked as the...

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1900 GMT / 3:00 PM ET Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 3:01 PM ET

    LONDON- A series of Reuters interviews with officials, bankers and others involved in the European Central Bank's financial inspection of the euro zone's biggest banks show that in the seven months since it began, the ECB has had to shoot down countless pleas from banks and national supervisors for special treatment. STOCKHOLM/ OSLO/ COPENHAGEN- When it comes to...