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  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 9 Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will participate in a moderated conversation at the London School of Economics and Political Science- 0945 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England's Sarah Breeden: CSFI Roundtable on Bank of England's Procyclicality Working Group SEOUL- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to attend a financial forum hosted by Dong-A Ilbo and...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 5 Monday, 25 May 2015 | 9:09 PM ET

    TAIPEI- Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke speaks on Asian economies- 0830 GMT. TEL AVIV, Israel- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on "The Federal Reserve and the Global Economy" before a conference in honor of Professor Haim Ben-Shahar- 1630 GMT. PARIS- ECB Governing Council Member Christian Noyer gives an annual press conference in...

  • STOCKHOLM, May 24- With the latest effort by Sweden to cool its housing market postponed by a court, concerns are escalating that political stagnation, a faulty institutional set-up and high household debt risks sending the triple A economy into a tailspin. A move to force homeowners to pay down the principal of their mortgages-- what many economists say is the...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 4 Friday, 22 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    SINTRA, Portugal- European Central Bank board member Vitor Constancio chairs session 2 on "Structural Perspectives on European Employment, Productivity, and Growth in a Global Context" at an ECB forum on Central Banking "Inflation and Unemployment in Europe"- 0800 GMT. SINTRA, Portugal- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer participates in a panel...

  • *Progressive Scandinavia encourages paternal leave. OSLO/ STOCKHOLM May 22- Nordic nations are the tops when it comes to gender equality, according to the World Economic Forum's global rankings which reviews the gaps between men and women in a range of areas, including the economy. "We are a feminist government and one of our goals is to increase labour market...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 3 Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    SINTRA, Portugal- European Central Bank forum on central banking. Speakers:- ECB President Mario Draghi and board member Peter Praet, IMF Economic Counsellor Olivier Blanchard, BoE Governor Mark Carney, Central Bank of Mexico Governor Agustin Carstens, Central Bank of Ireland Governor Patrick Honohan, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development...

  • UPDATE 1-Spotify to start offering videos Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 1:53 PM ET

    A new recommendation function, similar to what rival Pandora Media Inc offers, will let people pick channels based on lifestyle activities, like "songs to sing to in the shower," or "100 plus hits form the 1980 s," the Stockholm- based company said. In a splashy event in New York, Spotify founder and Chief Executive Daniel Ek highlighted the discovery nature of the...

  • Spotify to start offering videos, podcasts Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 12:09 PM ET

    May 20- Spotify, which provides free on-demand music or ad-free tunes for paying customers, said it will now also provide video content and podcasts. The video offering will include content from Vice Media and Viacom Inc's Comedy Central, the Stockholm- based company said in a press conference. The move will position the company to compete with Google Inc's...

  • Rate hike not right until early 2016: Fed's Evans Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 4:32 AM ET
    Charles Evans

    A hike in U.S. interest rates is not likely to be appropriate until early 2016, Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans said on Wednesday.

  • MUNICH, May 20- A hike in U.S. interest rates is not likely to be appropriate until early 2016, Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans said on Wednesday. "Inflation is too low," Evans told an audience in Munich. Evans argued for rates to start rising in early 2016 in a speech in Stockholm on Monday, though he also said the Fed could look at a hike in June if the...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 1 Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England releases updated policy statement on dormant bank accounts- 0900 GMT. MUNICH- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before the National Association for Business Economics International Symposium: "Economic Growth, Monetary Policy, and Structural Reform:...

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- The Federal Reserve's plan to raise interest rates this year, forged over months of strong jobs growth and a seemingly durable expansion, now faces an economy that no longer follows the script and may push the "liftoff" far into the future. "The Fed has been telling us for some time that they want to be data dependent, and the numbers are nothing to run...

  • STOCKHOLM— Sweden's financial watchdog agency has fined top banks Nordea and Handelsbanken after finding serious shortcomings in their efforts to prevent money laundering. Nordea on Tuesday received a warning and the maximum fine of 50 million kronor while Handelsbanken received a "remark" and a fine of 35 million kronor from the Swedish Financial...

  • BERLIN/ FRANKFURT, May 18- Within 40 minutes of Germanwings flight 4 U9525 crashing in the Alps in March French accident investigators from the BEA authority were on the phone to plane tracking website Flightradar24. "BEA called us and we of course passed the information over to them right away," the website operator's chief executive Fredrik Lindahl said.

  • STOCKHOLM, May 18- The world's first regulated security tracking the value of bitcoin started trading on Monday in Stockholm, rising slightly in comparatively high volumes. Bitcoin's value has been highly volatile, having peaked at over $1,200 in late 2013 before crashing in the wake of a $500 million hacking attack on the Tokyo- based bitcoin exchange Mt.

  • Trading in bitcoin made simpler through new exchange Monday, 18 May 2015 | 10:30 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM— Investors can for the first time bet on the value of bitcoins through an established stock exchange after Nasdaq launched an index based on the cybercurrency in Stockholm, Sweden. Monday's launch of a bitcoin-based security on the Stockholm Stock Exchange allows investors to speculate on bitcoin's value without actually owning the...

  • STOCKHOLM, May 18- Faced with U.S. inflation running too low for too long, the Federal Reserve should aim to boost inflation above the central bank's 2- percent target by keeping interest rates near zero until early next year, a top Fed policymaker said on Monday. "Policy should be sufficiently accommodative so that... the odds should favor modestly overshooting our...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 27 Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will give the Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture at the International Monetary Fund- 1400 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England member Don Kohn speaks to the Society of Business Economists- 1700 GMT. OTTAWA- Bank of Canada publishes its semi-annual review, with articles on Inflation Dynamics in the...

  • BRUSSELS, May 12- David Cameron is not the best liked European leader in Brussels, yet as he seeks changes in the EU to persuade Britons they should stay in, he will not lack offers of friendship. They will come from presidents and fellow prime ministers across the 28- nation European Union and its institutions, none of whom wants to lose the economic, geopolitical...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 25 Monday, 11 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- U.S. Treasury Department will host its annual State Small Business Credit Initiative conference. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on the economic outlook before the New York Association for Business Economics- 1645 GMT. WASHINGTON- Former Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan speaks before the 17th...