NEW YORK, Dec 9- U.S. stocks were little changed on Monday as investors waited for a number of top Federal Reserve officials to speak throughout the day for hints on the future of the central bank's stimulus plans. *Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker will speak at an economic outlook conference in Charlotte, North Carolina at 12:30 a.m. ET.» Read More
*Escalation in East China Sea situation could boost prices. SINGAPORE, Nov 25- Gold slid more than 1 percent on Monday as a rise in equities and a firmer U.S. dollar dented the metal's safe-haven appeal after an agreement was reached to curb Iran's nuclear programme, and as technical selling intensified.
Paul Donovan, Global Economist and Managing Director at UBS discusses comments by European Central Bank officials on disinflation and deflation.
SINGAPORE, Nov 25- Gold edged towards a four-month low on Monday on fears of an early end to U.S. stimulus measures and as holdings of the biggest bullion-backed exchange-traded fund fell the most in three weeks. Gold was also weighed down by gains in Asian shares and a drop in brent crude following a breakthrough nuclear deal between world powers and Iran.
Athanasios Orphanides, former Cypriot central bank governor, says it was important for the ECB to ease its monetary policy further, and discusses the coming stress tests for banks.
The Fed won't taper bond buying until the economy is ready and financial markets are prepared, Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart told CNBC.
FRANKFURT/ PARIS, Nov 22- The European Central Bank's chief economist said on Friday the euro zone faces deflationary pressures, and the bank's president stressed that interest rates must remain low "because the economy is weak".
As the Fed taper talk heats up around a possible December start, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC the "safety net" on risk assets like stocks is diminishing.
*Maintains view Japan's economy recovering moderately. TOKYO, Nov 21- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the U.S. and euro zone economies are gaining strength, seeking to dispel concerns among other policymakers that Japan's export engine and broader recovery were vulnerable to weakness overseas.
TOKYO, Nov 21- The Bank of Japan maintained its ultra-loose monetary policy on Thursday and reiterated the economy is recovering moderately, in a nod to signs of a pick-up in exports that is key to sustaining the momentum generated by premier Shinzo Abe's stimulus.
OTTAWA, Nov 20- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said on Wednesday the central bank's economic analysis differs from that of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, which recommended it start raising interest rates as soon as 2014..
TOKYO, Nov 21- Bank of Japan policymakers, feeling some relief from a pickup in exports and the sliding yen, are set to maintain their ultra-loose monetary policy and upbeat economic projections on Thursday.
*ECB considering negative deposit rates- Bloomberg. NEW YORK, Nov 20- The euro tumbled across the board on Wednesday after a report that the European Central Bank is considering negative deposit rates to boost inflation closer to its target.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.
Gyorgy Matolcsy, governor of the Central Bank of Hungary, highlights that the only policy anchor the central bank has is its inflation target, and that it does not intervene to help the currency.
WASHINGTON, Nov 20- A gauge of U.S. consumer spending rose more than expected in October as households bought a range of goods, suggesting upside momentum in the economy early in the fourth quarter.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and the dollar index.
MANNHEIM, Germany, Nov 19- German analyst and investor sentiment beat expectations and rose to its highest level in four years in November, helped by a slightly improved economic outlook for the euro zone as a whole, a survey showed on Tuesday. "Economic expectations for Germany have been hovering at a high level for months," said ZEW President Clemens Fuest.
*Gold flat after 1.2 percent drop on Monday. LONDON, Nov 19- Gold inched down on Tuesday, struggling to stabilise after sharp losses seen in the previous session, as investors gauged Federal Reserve officials' comments about the outlook for easy monetary policy and the strength of the U.S. economy.
*U.S. economy seen growing 2.9 percent next year. PARIS, Nov 19- Slowing emerging markets are dragging on the world's economic recovery and advanced countries are struggling to pick up the slack after years of debt crises, the OECD said on Tuesday, trimming its global growth forecasts.
BEIJING, Nov 19- China's annual economic growth is likely to accelerate to 8.2 percent in 2014 from an expected 7.7 percent this year, driven by stronger domestic demand, the OECD said on Tuesday.