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  • TOKYO, July 11- Japanese Economics Minister Akira Amari warned that it would be premature for the Bank of Japan to consider an exit strategy from its massive stimulus program, voicing hope instead for further monetary easing if achievement of its inflation goal falls behind schedule.

  • Top EU official warns of markets 'backlash' Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    LUXEMBOURG, June 19- Investor enthusiasm for euro zone debt could be abruptly reversed and governments should not bank on borrowing costs remaining super-low, one of the bloc's senior economic officials warned on Thursday.

  • SYDNEY, June 18- The dollar held firm with higher Treasury yields on Wednesday after a surprisingly high reading for U.S. inflation threatened to give a hawkish tilt to the Federal Reserve's policy outlook later in the session.

  • SYDNEY, June 18- The dollar held firm with higher Treasury yields on Wednesday after a surprisingly high reading for U.S. inflation threatened to give a hawkish tilt to the Federal Reserve's policy outlook later in the session.

  • SYDNEY, June 18- The dollar climbed in tan dem with rising Treasury yields on Wednesday as a surprisingly high reading for U.S. inflation threatened to give a hawkish tilt to the Federal Reserve's policy outlook later in the session.

  • Sweet spot for stocks: Pro     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 2:05 PM ET

    Core CPI is up 0.3 percent in the U.S. Discussing what the Fed's target of 2 percent inflation would mean for the stock market, with Michael Cuggino, Permanent Portfolio Funds, and Bob Doll, Nuveen Investments.

  • Inflation finally arrived?     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 2:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman looks at the persistence of inflation across a whole range of services in the U.S., and whether the data will change the Fed's actions.

  • Hit reset on these 3 things     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    Gary Kaminsky, Morgan Stanley vice chairman, explains why deflation is much more of a concern for central banks than inflation. Kaminsky also provides his mid-year economic outlook.

  • Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, says the European Central Bank is acting on its mandate of price stability.

  • FRANKFURT, June 10- The package of monetary policy measures agreed by the European Central bank last week are an indication of how little room it has to cut rates in order to deal with the inflation outlook, Governing Council member Jens Weidmann said.

  • Insana: The threat of deflation     Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    CNBC's Ron Insana wrote about what he says is a war on deflation, arguing this could be the single biggest threat to the global economy. Steve Liesman provides perspective.

  • ECB proves the war on deflation is raging: Insana Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    Here's what investors should remember: Deflation has yet to hold up the white flag and the Fed won't rest until the enemy surrenders, says Ron Insana.

  • We don't see deflation: Draghi     Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    ECB President, Mario Draghi, says the bank doesn't see any threat of deflation but is reacting to the risk of a too prolonged period of low inflation.

  • ECB staff lower 2016 inflation outlook to 1.4 pct Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 8:55 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, June 5- The European Central Bank lowered its forecast for euro zone inflation on Thursday, expecting it to reach 1.4 percent in 2016, further away from its target of below but close to 2 percent. The new medium-term ECB staff projections are lower than those published in March, when ECB staff had forecast 1.5 percent for 2016..

  • BERLIN/ BRUSSELS, June 5- Soaring euro zone retail sales and a rebound in German industrial orders on Thursday offered a sign that a fragile economic recovery which has yet to reach many European households may be gaining momentum. That suggests output in Europe's largest economy will pick up in the coming months.

  • European share rally stalls in wait for ECB Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 12:36 PM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.4 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.2 pct. PARIS, June 3- European shares slipped on Tuesday in thin volumes and some benchmark indexes retreated from multi-year highs as investors held back from chasing stocks higher before Thursday's European Central Bank meeting.

  • FOREX-Dollar perks up but still lacks conviction Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 6:57 PM ET

    SYDNEY, May 28- The U.S. dollar held near an eight-week peak against a basket of major currencies early on Wednesday, having edged up on the back of encouraging U.S. data and another record high on Wall Street. The euro last traded at $1.3635, having recovered from a three-month low of $1.3612 plumbed overnight.

  • TOKYO, May 21- The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady and raised its assessment on capital expenditure on Wednesday, reassured by growing evidence the economy can withstand the pain from a sales tax hike without additional monetary stimulus.

  • Charles Blankley, CIO at Gemmer Asset Management, says an aggressive move from the European Central Bank would counteract deflationary fears and push up risk assets.

  • NEW YORK, May 14- The International Monetary Fund sees a 25 percent chance of the the euro zone slipping into deflation by the end of next year, the fund's chief economist said on Wednesday. For now, the IMF is predicting low inflation in the euro zone, Olivier Blanchard told a forum in New York.