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  • TOKYO, April 10- Japan's economy took another knock as a gauge of business investment weakened, but the Bank of Japan remained unperturbed and is expected to release optimistic inflation projections as a swing voter on its board turned more confident about the growth outlook.

  • Bond market read     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    Discussing the great rotation, and the value in bonds right now, with Stephen Smith, Brandywine global fixed income head.

  • WASHINGTON, April 8- The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday predicted the global recovery would strengthen this year and next as output in richer nations picked up, but it warned of rising risks in emerging economies.

  • WASHINGTON, April 8- The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday predicted the global recovery would strengthen this year as output in richer nations picked up, but it warned of rising risks in emerging economies.

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  • TOKYO, April 8- The Bank of Japan stuck to its existing monetary stimulus on Tuesday, confident that it did not need further support measures to beat chronic deflation even as a sales tax hike clouds the outlook for the world's third-largest economy.

  • TOKYO, April 8- The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Tuesday and maintained its view the economy is likely to continue recovering moderately, signalling its confidence the country is making steady progress toward meeting the bank's price target.

  • TOKYO, April 8- Japan's current account balance shifted to a surplus in February for the first time in five months but economists warn of a return to deficits as exports to emerging markets remain weak.

  • *Board meets Apr 7-8, decision seen Apr 8 0330-0500 GMT. TOKYO, April 3- The Bank of Japan is expected to stand pat on monetary policy and maintain an upbeat view of the economy next week, unfazed by corporate-sector concerns a sales tax hike may dent growth and delay a sustainable exit from deflation.

  • Why the ECB will ignore the IMF's easing call     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 12:42 AM ET

    Tom Rogers, Senior Economic Adviser to the Ernst & Young Eurozone Forecast, explains why the European Central Bank is unlikely to ease policy at its meeting on Thursday.

  • Will Draghi admit Europe faces deflation risk?     Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 11:42 PM ET

    David Forrester, Senior Vice President of G10 FX Strategy, Macquarie, says European officials have refrained from talking up deflation risks for fear of a "self-fulfilling prophecy."

  • ECB considers negative rates: Pro     Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Mark Grant, Southwest Securities managing director, discuss energy, China and European markets ahead of next week's ECB meeting.

  • NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, led by renewed selling pressure in technology shares, while the dollar pared gains after an earlier rally on strong U.S. economic data. President Barack Obama and his allies agreed to hold off on more damaging economic sanctions unless Moscow goes beyond the seizure of Crimea.

  • *Focus on potential China stimulus. NEW YORK, March 26- Global equity markets advanced on Wednesday as investors left behind concerns about Ukraine to focus on the potential for fresh stimulus from China, while the dollar rose on strengthening U.S. economic data. Russia and the West drew a tentative line under the Ukraine crisis after U.S.

  • *Euro drops on QE comments from Bundesbank's Weidmann. LONDON, March 25- The euro fell broadly on Tuesday, after European Central Bank governing council member and Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann said negative interest rates were an option the bank could use to counter strong gains in the single currency.

  • *Keeps upbeat view on Japan economy, exports. KITA-KYUSHU, Japan, March 24- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Kikuo Iwata warned on Monday that inflation staying below 1 percent for a long period of time was "dangerous" as it heightened the risk of deflation.

  • *Weak export growth remains a worry for Japan's outlook. OTSU, Japan, March 19- Bank of Japan board member Takahide Kiuchi warned on Wednesday that exports could continue to disappoint and that consumer spending could weaken, robbing the economy of two important drivers of growth as poliymakers try to pull it out of deflation.

  • POLL-BOJ tipped to ease by July; GDP, inflation weak Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 10:00 PM ET

    TOKYO, March 19- The Bank of Japan will ease policy again by July as prospects for higher inflation remain remote and the outlook for the economy weakens, a Reuters poll found. The world's third-biggest economy posted the strongest growth among industrial powers in the first half of 2013, spurred by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's reflationary policies.

  • *Euro's rise towards $1.45 may push ECB to change stance. LONDON, March 10- The European Central Bank's decision to leave monetary policy unchanged, and its seemingly relaxed attitude to the impact of a strong euro on deflation, may have put the single currency on course to reach its highest levels in nearly three years.

  • Stimulus not an option for China: Beamish     Sunday, 9 Mar 2014 | 7:39 PM ET

    Freya Beamish, Economist at Lombard Street Research explains why stimulus is not an option for China despite concerns over PPI deflation.

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