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  • ECB staff lower 2016 inflation outlook to 1.4 pct Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 8:55 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, June 5- The European Central Bank lowered its forecast for euro zone inflation on Thursday, expecting it to reach 1.4 percent in 2016, further away from its target of below but close to 2 percent. The new medium-term ECB staff projections are lower than those published in March, when ECB staff had forecast 1.5 percent for 2016..

  • BERLIN/ BRUSSELS, June 5- Soaring euro zone retail sales and a rebound in German industrial orders on Thursday offered a sign that a fragile economic recovery which has yet to reach many European households may be gaining momentum. That suggests output in Europe's largest economy will pick up in the coming months.

  • European share rally stalls in wait for ECB Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 12:36 PM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.4 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.2 pct. PARIS, June 3- European shares slipped on Tuesday in thin volumes and some benchmark indexes retreated from multi-year highs as investors held back from chasing stocks higher before Thursday's European Central Bank meeting.

  • FOREX-Dollar perks up but still lacks conviction Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 6:57 PM ET

    SYDNEY, May 28- The U.S. dollar held near an eight-week peak against a basket of major currencies early on Wednesday, having edged up on the back of encouraging U.S. data and another record high on Wall Street. The euro last traded at $1.3635, having recovered from a three-month low of $1.3612 plumbed overnight.

  • TOKYO, May 21- The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady and raised its assessment on capital expenditure on Wednesday, reassured by growing evidence the economy can withstand the pain from a sales tax hike without additional monetary stimulus.

  • Charles Blankley, CIO at Gemmer Asset Management, says an aggressive move from the European Central Bank would counteract deflationary fears and push up risk assets.

  • NEW YORK, May 14- The International Monetary Fund sees a 25 percent chance of the the euro zone slipping into deflation by the end of next year, the fund's chief economist said on Wednesday. For now, the IMF is predicting low inflation in the euro zone, Olivier Blanchard told a forum in New York.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to May 26 Monday, 12 May 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on the economic outlook before the American Business Group of Riyadh- 0430 GMT.

  • China to ease monetary policy soon?     Friday, 9 May 2014 | 4:05 AM ET

    Li-Gang Liu, chief economist for Greater China at ANZ, says that deflation risk in China has risen and that it¿s time for authorities to contemplate easing monetary policy soon.

  • 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.