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  • TOKYO, May 2- Japanese household spending soared at the fastest annual pace in four decades in March as consumers rushed to beat a sales tax hike, with early signs backing the central bank's conviction the economy will weather an expected fall in consumption over coming months.

  • TOKYO, May 2- Japanese household spending soared at the fastest annual pace in 39 years in March as consumers rushed to beat a sales tax hike that kicked off in April, setting the stage for a pull back in consumption that could hamper the economic recovery in coming months.

  • 'I'm not worried about deflation': Noyer     Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Christian Noyer, governor of the Bank of France, explains why he's not worried about deflation, and discusses the stress tests for European banks.

  • Can Ukraine add to deflationary pressures?     Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, discusses the impact an intensification of the situation in Ukraine would have on currencies - especially the euro.

  • Axel Weber, chairman of UBS, says it is "unlikely" the European Central Bank will provide more stimulus to the economy as there is no deflation risk.

  • *Poloz says watching deflation risk but encouraged by improving outlook. WASHINGTON, April 11- Policymakers are closely watching the risk of deflation in several advanced economies but they are encouraged by signs of a continuing improvements in the economic outlook, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said on Friday.

  • A 'deflationary scare' could be looming: Gundlach Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 3:40 PM ET
    Jeffrey Gundlach

    Jeffrey Gundlach of DoubleLine Capital said he believes there is more deflation in the world than most people appreciate.

  • TOKYO, April 10- Japan's economy took another knock as a gauge of business investment weakened, but the Bank of Japan remained unperturbed and is expected to release optimistic inflation projections as a swing voter on its board turned more confident about the growth outlook.

  • Bond market read     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    Discussing the great rotation, and the value in bonds right now, with Stephen Smith, Brandywine global fixed income head.

  • WASHINGTON, April 8- The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday predicted the global recovery would strengthen this year and next as output in richer nations picked up, but it warned of rising risks in emerging economies.

  • WASHINGTON, April 8- The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday predicted the global recovery would strengthen this year as output in richer nations picked up, but it warned of rising risks in emerging economies.

  • Gemma Godfrey, Brooks Macdonald Asset Management, shares her thoughts on investing in Europe amid a low yield environment.

  • TOKYO, April 8- The Bank of Japan stuck to its existing monetary stimulus on Tuesday, confident that it did not need further support measures to beat chronic deflation even as a sales tax hike clouds the outlook for the world's third-largest economy.

  • TOKYO, April 8- The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Tuesday and maintained its view the economy is likely to continue recovering moderately, signalling its confidence the country is making steady progress toward meeting the bank's price target.

  • TOKYO, April 8- Japan's current account balance shifted to a surplus in February for the first time in five months but economists warn of a return to deficits as exports to emerging markets remain weak.

  • *Board meets Apr 7-8, decision seen Apr 8 0330-0500 GMT. TOKYO, April 3- The Bank of Japan is expected to stand pat on monetary policy and maintain an upbeat view of the economy next week, unfazed by corporate-sector concerns a sales tax hike may dent growth and delay a sustainable exit from deflation.

  • Why the ECB will ignore the IMF's easing call     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 12:42 AM ET

    Tom Rogers, Senior Economic Adviser to the Ernst & Young Eurozone Forecast, explains why the European Central Bank is unlikely to ease policy at its meeting on Thursday.

  • Will Draghi admit Europe faces deflation risk?     Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 11:42 PM ET

    David Forrester, Senior Vice President of G10 FX Strategy, Macquarie, says European officials have refrained from talking up deflation risks for fear of a "self-fulfilling prophecy."

  • ECB considers negative rates: Pro     Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Mark Grant, Southwest Securities managing director, discuss energy, China and European markets ahead of next week's ECB meeting.

  • NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, led by renewed selling pressure in technology shares, while the dollar pared gains after an earlier rally on strong U.S. economic data. President Barack Obama and his allies agreed to hold off on more damaging economic sanctions unless Moscow goes beyond the seizure of Crimea.