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  • METALS-LME copper flat, global growth worries cap gains Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 3:31 AM ET

    *China demand eyed going into fourth quarter. *ShFE zinc hits 1- month high; low China stocks support. SYDNEY, Oct 8- London copper turned flat on Wednesday as worries about global growth clouded the outlook for metals and doused a short-covering rally triggered as China returned after a week-long break.

  • 'Deflation is very tricky': Wilbur Ross     Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Monetary policy alone can't deal with the threat of deflation, says Wilbur Ross, chairman and CEO at WL Ross & Co, arguing that ECB president, Mario Draghi, is right to call for structural reforms.

  • *IMF cuts forecasts for euro zone, Japan, Brazil. WASHINGTON, Oct 7- The International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year on Tuesday, warning of weaker growth in core euro zone countries, Japan and big emerging markets like Brazil. In its flagship World Economic Outlook report, the Washington- based lender cut its...

  • IMF cuts growth outlook, warns on euro zone, Japan Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 7- The International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year on Tuesday, warning of weaker growth in core euro zone countries, Japan and big emerging markets like Brazil. The Fund's gloomy projections will set the stage for the gathering of the world's top economic policymakers in Washington this week,...

  • TOKYO, Oct 7- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda stressed his resolve to maintain massive stimulus for a prolonged period but shrugged off the need to expand it soon, remaining upbeat on the outlook despite signs the economy may be in a mild recession. Kuroda also stuck to his view that a weak yen is positive for Japan's economy. As widely expected, the BOJ...

  • By Leika Kihara and Stanley White. TOKYO, Oct 7- The Bank of Japan on Tuesday maintained its massive asset buying programme but offered a bleaker view on factory output, following signs that the world's third-largest economy was hit harder than expected by a sales tax increase in April. BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda maintained that optimism earlier in the day,...

  • METALS-Copper falls, economic data in focus Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 8:37 AM ET

    *Coming up: U.S. durable goods orders at 1400 GMT. LONDON, Oct 2- Copper slipped on Thursday, with prices vulnerable to further pressure from the dollar's recent strength as investors awaited fresh data for further clues on the health of the U.S. economy and the outlook for interest rates. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange traded at $6,652 a tonne in...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 2- The European Central Bank will present details on Thursday of a new asset-buying plan with which it hopes to revive the flagging euro zone economy and see off the spectre of deflation. That prospect has already stirred controversy in Germany and elsewhere. But the weak economic outlook has convinced a majority of the ECB's 24 Governing Council...

  • European shares end lower on poor data, Sainsbury slips Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    *Sainsbury, Nexans drop after warning on sales outlook. LONDON, Oct 1- European shares finished lower on Wednesday weighed down by disappointing regional manufacturing data and concerns about European earnings after retailer Sainsbury and cable maker Nexans issued sales warnings.

  • Disappointing data hits European shares, Sainsbury slips Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    *Nexans, Sainsbury drop after warning on sales outlook. LONDON, Oct 1- European shares slipped on Wednesday following disappointing regional manufacturing data and on concerns about European earnings after retailer Sainsbury and cable maker Nexans issued sales warnings.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- The dollar pulled back from six-year highs against the yen to trade little changed on Wednesday, weighed down by a drop in U.S. Investors also booked profits on long U.S. dollar positions ahead of key event risks- the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting on Thursday and Friday's U.S. non-farm payrolls report.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- The dollar rose above 110 yen for the first time in six years and held near a two-year peak against the euro on Wednesday as investors added to bets that U.S. economic data will lead the Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy. The dollar was up 0.25 percent at 109.90, having risen past 110 yen during Asian trade.

  • *Hong Kong unrest saps risk appetite. LONDON, Oct 1- Stocks worldwide began the fourth quarter on a negative note on Wednesday, as lacklustre economic data and civil unrest in Hong Kong kept investors cautious before a European Central Bank meeting later this week. Federal Reserve on the one hand and the European Central Bank and Bank of Japan on the other.

  • *Hong Kong unrest saps risk appetite. LONDON, Oct 1- Stocks worldwide began the fourth quarter on a negative note on Wednesday, as lacklustre economic data and civil unrest in Hong Kong kept investors cautious before a European Central Bank meeting later this week. Federal Reserve on the one hand and the European Central Bank and Bank of Japan on the other.

  • Why the Fed is unlikely to tighten soon     Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    Brian Reynolds, chief market strategist at Rosenblatt Securities, discusses the threat of deflation and says that with U.S. inflation expectations "plunging", it's difficult to see how the Fed "can tighten".

  • LONDON, Sept 28- On one side of the Atlantic they're trying to refill the punchbowl. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew last week laid bare Washington's long-standing frustrations with the reluctance of European governments to increase public spending.

  • TOKYO, Sept 26- Japan's annual core consumer inflation eased in August in another sign that the Bank of Japan could eventually be forced to take additional easing steps to meet its 2 percent price goal sometime next fiscal year.

  • Don't get hysterical over deflation: Grant     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 4:41 PM ET

    Looking ahead to GDP data on Friday, with Jim Grant, founder and editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer. Grant outlines the risks to the U.S. economy.

  • *Euro breaks below $1.27, lowest for 22 months. LONDON, Sept 25- The euro fell on Thursday to an almost two-year low against a dollar that is on track for its longest winning streak since the early 1970 s, as investors anticipate that European and U.S. monetary policy will head in opposite directions.

  • TOKYO, Sept 19- Japan's economy is likely to rebound less than previously expected this quarter, while inflation will stay below the central bank's target well into the future, a Reuters poll showed, compounding worries about the sputtering recovery.