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  • *Tibco Software gains before open; to review alternatives. *Ciena stumbles after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Sept 4- U.S. stocks were set to open higher on Thursday, after the European Central Bank cut interest rates to record lows and a flurry of economic data indicated the U.S. economy was steadily improving.

  • *Standard Life jumps on news of Canadian unit sale. LONDON/ PARIS, Sept 4- European shares marked time on Thursday after sharp gains in the previous session as investors waited to see whether the European Central Bank would unveil further measures to avoid deflation.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, euro dip ahead of ECB meeting Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 4:32 AM ET

    *MSCI ex-Japan Asia shares retreat from 7- year high. LONDON, Sept 4- A month-long march higher for European and Asian stock markets stalled on Thursday on concerns the European Central Bank will do nothing immediate at its meeting later in the day to address a deteriorating economic outlook.

  • Siegel not worried     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    Jeremy Siegel, Wharton School Professor of Finance, shares his view of the U.S. economy and market trends.

  • LONDON, Sept 2- The dollar hit its highest since January against the yen on Tuesday while a struggling euro sank to a one-year low against the greenback on expectations of a more aggressive easing programme in the euro zone.

  • LONDON, Aug 29- The beleaguered euro won temporary relief on Friday after euro zone inflation came in line with expectations and somewhat cooled speculation that the European Central Bank would ease monetary policy as early as next week.

  • LONDON, Aug 27- German Bund yields reached record lows on Wednesday, as further evidence of the region's faltering economy fed market expectations for more European Central Bank stimulus.

  • TOKYO, August 27- Japan's economic outlook has dimmed further and inflation is stalling but analysts in a Reuters poll were split on whether the central bank would ease policy this year or wait until 2015 to try and revive growth.

  • LONDON, Aug 26- The euro hit its lowest level in nearly a year against the dollar and euro zone government bond yields fell on Tuesday on growing expectations the European Central Bank could ease monetary policy as soon as next week.

  • ROME, Aug 24- The euro zone's growing fears of deflation will be stirred again on Friday when preliminary consumer price data for August is issued, with signs the European Central Bank could be looking at bolder steps to help the region's stagnant economy.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 22- Gold prices edged up on Friday as U.S. equities slipped, but gains were limited by fears over deflation after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said U.S. labor markets remain hampered by the effects of the Great Recession. Gold prices continued to hover just above a two-month low reached on Thursday.

  • *Germany surprises by slipping into contraction. BERLIN/ BRUSSELS, Aug 14- The euro zone economy ground to a halt in the second quarter of the year, drained of vigor by contraction in Germany and stagnancy in France.

  • *Germany surprises by slipping into contraction. BERLIN/ BRUSSELS, Aug 14- The euro zone economy ground to a halt in the second quarter of the year, drained of vigour by surprisingly shrinking growth in Germany and stagnancy in France.

  • By Paul Carrel and Eva Taylor. FRANKFURT, Aug 14- Euro zone inflation will be weaker than previously expected this year and next, an updated survey for the European Central Bank indicated on Thursday, darkening the euro zone's economic outlook.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 14- Euro zone inflation will be weaker than previously expected this year and next, an updated survey for the European Central Bank indicated on Thursday, darkening the euro zone's economic outlook.

  • PARIS, Aug 14- France slashed on Thursday its growth forecasts for both 2014 and 2015 and said it would miss its public deficit target this year, urging its European peers and their central bank to take steps to boost faltering growth and head off deflation.

  • *June core orders +8.8 pct m/m vs +15.3 pct forecast. TOKYO, Aug 14- Japan's core machinery orders tumbled in April-June at their fastest since the last global financial crisis and only a modest rebound is seen in the current quarter- further challenging policymakers contending with a fragile economy.

  • TOKYO, Aug 14- Japan's core machinery orders rose for the first time in three months in June after a record plunge in May, but weak exports and industrial production cloud the outlook for the capital spending needed to sustain economic growth.

  • Price deflation hits prostitutes: Report Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 12:06 PM ET

    Price deflation is rearing its head in the world's richest cities, and it's having an impact on an unlikely sector: commercial sex workers.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 7- The European Central Bank signalled on Thursday it stands ready to print money and buy bonds if the euro zone slides towards deflation and warned the conflict in Ukraine poses a serious risk to the bloc's economy.