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  • 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.

  • *Focus on potential China stimulus. NEW YORK, March 26- Global equity markets advanced on Wednesday as investors left behind concerns about Ukraine to focus on the potential for fresh stimulus from China, while the dollar rose on strengthening U.S. economic data. Russia and the West drew a tentative line under the Ukraine crisis after U.S.

  • *Euro drops on QE comments from Bundesbank's Weidmann. LONDON, March 25- The euro fell broadly on Tuesday, after European Central Bank governing council member and Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann said negative interest rates were an option the bank could use to counter strong gains in the single currency.

  • *Keeps upbeat view on Japan economy, exports. KITA-KYUSHU, Japan, March 24- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Kikuo Iwata warned on Monday that inflation staying below 1 percent for a long period of time was "dangerous" as it heightened the risk of deflation.

  • *Weak export growth remains a worry for Japan's outlook. OTSU, Japan, March 19- Bank of Japan board member Takahide Kiuchi warned on Wednesday that exports could continue to disappoint and that consumer spending could weaken, robbing the economy of two important drivers of growth as poliymakers try to pull it out of deflation.

  • POLL-BOJ tipped to ease by July; GDP, inflation weak Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 10:00 PM ET

    TOKYO, March 19- The Bank of Japan will ease policy again by July as prospects for higher inflation remain remote and the outlook for the economy weakens, a Reuters poll found. The world's third-biggest economy posted the strongest growth among industrial powers in the first half of 2013, spurred by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's reflationary policies.

  • *Euro's rise towards $1.45 may push ECB to change stance. LONDON, March 10- The European Central Bank's decision to leave monetary policy unchanged, and its seemingly relaxed attitude to the impact of a strong euro on deflation, may have put the single currency on course to reach its highest levels in nearly three years.

  • Stimulus not an option for China: Beamish     Sunday, 9 Mar 2014 | 7:39 PM ET

    Freya Beamish, Economist at Lombard Street Research explains why stimulus is not an option for China despite concerns over PPI deflation.

  • Market participants in Asia remained focused on China, where a recent spate of soft data has raised concerns about the outlook for growth, in addition to lingering fears about the impact of the government's efforts to cool the property market.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 20- The dollar gained against the euro for a second straight day on Thursday after euro zone business surveys pointed to a sluggish recovery and a fragile outlook for the region, while the greenback also drew support from strong U.S. economic data.

  • FOREX-Dollar gains against euro after weak euro zone data Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 20- The dollar gained against the euro for a second straight day on Thursday after euro zone business surveys pointed to a sluggish recovery and a fragile outlook for the region, while the greenback also drew support from strong U.S. economic data.

  • LONDON, Feb 20- The euro fell for a second straight day against the dollar on Thursday, pulling away from 7- week highs, after euro zone business surveys pointed to a sluggish recovery and underlined a fragile outlook for the currency bloc.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 19- Stock markets around the world mostly dipped on Wednesday as investors held off from making big bets ahead of the release of minutes from the U.S. Gold prices were also near breakeven levels.

  • Deflation a 'real challenge & concern': Pro     Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 6:36 AM ET

    Discussing fears of deflation globally, with Michelle Meyer, BofA Merrill Lynch global research, and Dan Veru, Palisade Capital Management CIO.

  • *Maintains view Japan's economy recovering moderately. TOKYO, Feb 18- The Bank of Japan maintained its expansionary monetary policy on Tuesday and reiterated its upbeat view on the economy, unfazed by recent signs of slower growth and suggesting that any additional stimulus will be some time away.

  • *Weak spending raises questions about economic outlook. TOKYO, Feb 18- Japanese consumers ended last year with a whimper instead of the bang many had expected, reinforcing a nagging worry that the prime minister's aggressive policies are struggling to find support among those key to its success.

  • *Jan trade deficit f'cast record 2.5 trillion yen. TOKYO, Feb 14- Japan is expected to post a record trade deficit in January as a weak yen pushes up the cost of imports and as export demand slows in a cautionary note about the economic outlook, a Reuters poll showed.

  • Europe is like Japan in the mid-'90s: Pro     Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Jim McCormick, head of asset allocation at Barclays, says Europe is showing similarities to Japan of two decades ago, with deflation and tight fiscal policy.

  • *Japan Q4 GDP f'cast +0.7 pct vs +0.3 pct in Q3. TOKYO, Feb 12- Japan's economic growth is expected to have quickened at the end of last year as consumers ramped up spending ahead of a planned sales tax hike, but analysts say that Tokyo may have to inject fresh stimulus to brighten the outlook.

  • *EU Treaty change on Berlin's agenda despite pushback. BERLIN, Feb 11- Recent turmoil in emerging markets will hit export-oriented European economies but there are no signs the bloc that shares the single currency is headed towards deflation, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said.