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  • 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.

  • Sept 17- Business sentiment among Asia's top companies fell sharply in the third quarter as last quarter's positive signs from China and Singapore slipped on an uncertain global economic outlook and rising costs, outweighing continued optimism in India, a ThomsonReuters/INSEAD survey showed.

  • LONDON, Sept 16- Ten-year Bund yields briefly fell back below 1 percent on Tuesday as data showed German investor morale hit its lowest in nearly two years in September, suggesting tensions between Russia and the West had hit Europe's largest economy. The latter may have ripple effects on separatist movements elsewhere in Europe, particularly in Spain.

  • LONDON, Sept 16- German 10- year yields fell back below 1 percent on Tuesday as data showed investor morale hit its lowest in nearly two years in September, suggesting tensions between Russia and the West had hit Europe's largest economy.

  • PARIS, Sept 15- The OECD slashed its growth forecasts for major developed economies on Monday, urging much more aggressive ECB stimulus to ward off the risk of deflation in a subdued euro zone.

  • PARIS, Sept 15- The OECD slashed its growth forecasts for major developed economies on Monday, urging much more aggressive ECB stimulus to ward off the risk of deflation in a subdued euro zone.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 12- The United States is planning to push Europe towards new and more aggressive efforts to boost demand and economic growth given a renewed risk of deflation in the euro zone, a senior Treasury official said on Friday.

  • *BP shares slump after court ruling. *Ciena stumbles after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Sept 4- U.S. stocks climbed on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut interest rates and announced a new plan to stimulate the euro zone economy, and as a flurry of data pointed to a steadily improving U.S. economy.