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  • 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.

  • Euro zone probably in deflation: Generali CEO     Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    The euro zone is probably already in deflation, says Mario Greco, CEO of Generali, adding that Europe needs more reforms to boost its labour market and competitiveness.

  • TOKYO, July 24- Japan's economic recovery appears more fragile after a recent tax increase but the central bank looks less likely to ease policy, a Reuters poll showed, underscoring the uncertainty surrounding the world's third-biggest economy.

  • *BOJ keeps policy steady, as widely expected. TOKYO, July 15- The Bank of Japan's governor voiced confidence on Tuesday that inflation would hold above 1 percent even when a boost from energy costs fades, attempting to convince sceptics the economy was recovering and there was no threat of a return to deflation.

  • European shares rise, helped by Shire bid Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 4:27 AM ET

    *Shire to recommend shareholders accept AbbVie offer. UK- listed pharmaceutical Shire rose 2.6 percent after it said it was ready to recommend a new 53.20 pound per share offer from US firm AbbVie. "AbbVie are coming in at a decent level," said Manoj Ladwa, head of trading at TJM Partners.

  • 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.