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  • Fed's Evans sees dangers from premature rate hike Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 4:13 PM ET

    Charles Evans, the president of the Fed's Chicago regional bank, said that despite improvements in the job market, the economy still needs help from the prolonged period of low rates.

  • Obama tries Reagan touch on economy, but wages weigh Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 10:23 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to the U.S. Central Command at the MacDill Air Force Base on September 17, 2014 in Tampa, Florida.

    Despite invoking Ronald Reagan's rhetoric, the public isn't buying Obama's economic renewal.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 19- Australia's miners face tough times amid a meteoric fall in the price of their cash cow, iron ore, but there are plenty of reasons to believe the rest of the economy can weather the storm and perhaps even profit from it.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 17- An increase in rents and car-repair prices lifted euro zone inflation in August slightly higher than a first estimate, a small piece of good news for the European Central Bank but not one that radically changes the economic outlook.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 12- The United States is planning to push Europe towards new and more aggressive efforts to boost demand and economic growth given a renewed risk of deflation in the euro zone, a senior Treasury official said on Friday.

  • *Gazprom writes off 71.3 bln roubles over Ukraine debt. MOSCOW, Sept 11- Russia's Gazprom reported a 41 percent fall in first-quarter net profit after cutting prices for gas deliveries to Ukraine, and has lowered projections for exports and gas prices in Europe, its main source of revenue.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 11- Australian employment surged by the most on record in August and far beyond the most optimistic forecast, on the face of it a stunningly strong report that should calm recent concerns about the health of the economy.

  • Russia sees oil output edging down in 2015 Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 8:43 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Sept 8- Russian oil production, a major source of government revenue, may decline slightly next year, having risen steadily since 2009, the Energy Ministry said on Monday. With Russia's $2 trillion economy heavily dependent on crude exports and on the brink of recession, oil production and prices are closely monitored by the Kremlin.

  • BANGKOK, Aug 27- Thai exports unexpectedly slipped in July, showing that a key pillar of the country's economy remains weak at a time the military government is trying to rev up growth.

  • BANGKOK, Aug 27- Thai exports unexpectedly slipped in July, showing that a key pillar of the country's economy remains weak at a time the military government is trying to rev up growth.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 26- Russia's Economy Ministry has ramped up its inflation forecasts and halved its 2015 economic growth forecast, adding to signs that tit-for-tat sanctions over Ukraine are seriously harming its economy. It cited the impact of a ban on Western food imports that Russia introduced in retaliation for Western sanctions.

  • ROME, Aug 24- The euro zone's growing fears of deflation will be stirred again on Friday when preliminary consumer price data for August is issued, with signs the European Central Bank could be looking at bolder steps to help the region's stagnant economy.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 22- Gold prices edged up on Friday as U.S. equities slipped, but gains were limited by fears over deflation after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said U.S. labor markets remain hampered by the effects of the Great Recession. Gold prices continued to hover just above a two-month low reached on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 22- U.S. Treasury prices slid modestly on Friday with investors caught between the cautious message over labor markets from Fed Chair Janet Yellen and geopolitical risks from Ukraine crisis that is hampering euro zone economic growth.

  • WRAPUP 2-U.S. housing, jobs data bolster economic outlook Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 21- U.S. home resales rose to a 10- month high in July and the number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, signaling strength in the economy early in the third quarter.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 21- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly more than expected last week, pointing to a sustained improvement in labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 298,000 for the week ended Aug. 16, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • BERLIN, Aug 14- Germany's Chambers of Commerce cut its 2014 estimate for exports from Europe's biggest economy on Thursday due to the Ukraine crisis, but said even its lower forecast would not be achievable if the standoff between Russia and the West worsened.

  • *Germany surprises by slipping into contraction. BERLIN/ BRUSSELS, Aug 14- The euro zone economy ground to a halt in the second quarter of the year, drained of vigor by contraction in Germany and stagnancy in France.

  • *Germany surprises by slipping into contraction. BERLIN/ BRUSSELS, Aug 14- The euro zone economy ground to a halt in the second quarter of the year, drained of vigour by surprisingly shrinking growth in Germany and stagnancy in France.

  • *Outlook for Q3 bleak due to Russia- Ukraine tensions. BERLIN, Aug 14- Europe's largest economy Germany suffered a surprise contraction in the second quarter, raising doubts about whether it can prop up growth across a continent where tougher sanctions against Russia are already fueling business anxiety.