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  • Why we shouldn't fear falling prices: Pro     Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    Catherine Wood, Founder & CEO at ARK Investments, says that falling prices in oil is "very good news" for developed countries like China, and also comments on the technology sector when it comes to deflation.

  • French GDP figures a 'relief': Pro     Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    Steven Bell, director of global macro at F&C, says the 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter rise in French third quarter GDP is a "relief" but the country's government is "paralyzed" and unable to make the necessary structural reforms.

  • Weak euro 'wont' transform the world': Pro     Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    Steven Bell, director of global macro at F&C, says the impact of a weaker euro on the economy is minimal.

  • TOKYO, Nov 9- The Bank of Japan Governor not only surprised the markets with his latest splurge of monetary easing. To achieve maximum effect for the shock decision, Haruhiko Kuroda and right-hand man Masayoshi Amamiya kept only a handful of elite central bank bureaucrats in the loop as they laid the ground for the expansion of their quantitative and...

  • TOKYO, Nov 9- The Bank of Japan Governor not only surprised the markets with his latest splurge of monetary easing. To achieve maximum effect for the shock decision, Haruhiko Kuroda and right-hand man Masayoshi Amamiya kept only a handful of elite central bank bureaucrats in the loop as they laid the ground for the expansion of their quantitative and...

  • *Global central bank governors meet in Paris. PARIS, Nov 7- The European Central Bank should be ready in an emergency to buy government bonds to combat prolonged low inflation, a senior ECB policymaker said on Friday, just as the United States is ending such so-called quantitative easing. Speaking a day after the ECB ordered its staff to start preparing for bolder...

  • TOKYO, Nov 7- Japan's economy is forecast to grow enough in the third quarter to allow the government to hike the sales tax next year, but the decision remains a close call although the Bank of Japan's expanded stimulus should help to ease the hit on consumption. The government has agreed with opposition parties to raise the sales tax twice to pay for welfare...

  • The European Central Bank could take further monetary policy measures to tackle the threat of deflation, President Mario Draghi says.

  • European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, says the governing council has not discussed "specific instruments" to boost the balance sheet.

  • European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, says he does not rule out the participation of national central banks in the asset-backed security purchase program.

  • European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, says that disagreements in the governing council are "normal", in response to reports of a right amongst its members.

  • TOKYO, Nov 6- Asian shares and commodity currencies stumbled on Thursday as prices for a host of commodities retreated on lingering concerns over slower global growth, while Tokyo stocks stepped back after posting large gains in a Bank of Japan-inspired rally. European shares are seen falling, with spread-betters expecting Britain's FTSE to decline 0.3...

  • TOKYO, Nov 6- Asian shares and commodity currencies dropped on Thursday as investor concerns about a slowing Chinese economy eclipsed optimism over the U.S. outlook, while Tokyo stocks stepped back after posting large gains in a Bank of Japan-inspired rally. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.3 percent, led by declines in...

  • TOKYO, Nov 6- Asian shares eked out small gains and the dollar was riding high on Thursday after generally solid U.S. economic data and expectations of business-friendly policies following the Republican Party's election victory helped Wall Street shares to finish at a record high. The euro was holding near two-year lows although the common currency could...

  • *Japan struggling to balance growth with fiscal discipline. TOKYO, Nov 4- A prominent adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged the government on Tuesday to delay a sales tax hike scheduled for next year to prevent causing a fall in consumer spending that would derail the economy. Koichi Hamada, professor emeritus of economics at Yale University and a...

  • LONDON, Nov 3- Greek bond yields rose on Monday after a senior European Union official said Athens was "highly unlikely" to end its bailout programme without some new form of assistance that will require it to meet targets. Faced with the growing popularity of the anti-bailout Syriza party, Athens had voiced its intention to make an early exit from the strict...

  • Bill Gross's deflation alert     Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 10:59 AM ET

    Janus Capital's Bill Gross, the noted bond investor, issued a warning about the growing possibility of declining prices on Monday. The "Squawk on the Street" crew discusses the news.

  • LONDON, Oct 31- Copper fell on Friday due to a strong dollar buoyed by U.S. economic data, outweighing the positive impact of a surprise move by Japan to expand its stimulus programme. The dollar index hit the highest levels since June 2010, weighing on commodities priced in U.S. currency since it makes them more expensive for buyers outside of the United States.

  • TOKYO, Oct 29- Asian shares climbed to one-month highs on Wednesday, steered by a robust Wall Street on optimism over corporate earnings and prospects the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 1.1 percent, led by a 1.8 percent rise in South Korean shares. European shares are expected to follow suit, with spreadbetters looking to...

  • 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...