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  • *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.

  • 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.