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WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks in New York on "Monetary policy and Income inequality" at the Charles Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics. LONDON- Bank of England publishes half-yearly Financial Stability Report and Governor Mark Carney holds news conference- 0930 GMT.
NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser speaks on the economic outlook and monetary policy before the Economic Club of New York- 1205 GMT.
BRUSSELS, June 23- There is a very low risk that Ireland will not pay back its bailout loans but Dublin must maintain budget discipline to reduce its large public debt, the European Commission said.
MADRID, June 20- Spain announced on Friday it would cut income tax and reduce corporate tax to 25 percent for large companies by 2016, aiming to speed up a nascent economic recovery.
WASHINGTON- International Monetary Fund releases its annual review of the U.S. economy- 1330 GMT. SANTANDER, Spain- Seminar on "The Europe left by the crisis". Speakers:- European Commission President Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos and Bank of Spain Deputy Governor Fernando Restoy.
*Nikkei gains ground following MSCI decision. PARIS, June 11- Stocks slipped from near recent highs on Wednesday while the euro retreated towards a four-month low in the wake of upbeat U.S. economic data and the European Central Bank's monetary easing.
ASTANA/ ALMATY/ KYZYLORDA- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development President Sir Suma Chakrabarti visits Kazakhstan. PALM BEACH, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks on the U.S. economy and monetary policy before the Tennessee Bankers Association annual meeting- 1310 GMT.
*FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.4 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.5 pct. PARIS, June 6- European stocks extended their rally on Friday, spurred by the European Central Bank's fresh measures to boost the region's recovery and as investors anticipated positive U.S. jobs data later in the session. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index was up 0.5 percent.
BRUSSELS, June 4- A slowdown in the euro zone's economic recovery in the first quarter was confirmed on Wednesday, likely reinforcing calls for bold action by the European Central Bank this week to fight low inflation and high unemployment.
*Too early for UK to raise rates but getting closer. *India central banks meets for first time since Modi election. LONDON, June 1- The European Central Bank will eclipse all else in economic terms this week, following heavy hints that monetary policy will be loosened in a variety of ways.
MADRID/ ROME, May 30- Annual consumer inflation slowed in Italy and Spain in May, heightening concerns about deflation risk in the euro zone as the bloc's central bank gears up for an expected growth-boosting shift in monetary policy next week.
MADRID- Bank of Spain Governor Luis Maria Linde to open economist conference in Madrid- 0800 GMT. CLEVELAND, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Sandra Pianalto speaks before the Inflation, Monetary Policy, and the Public conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland- 1230 GMT.
*Economic sentiment in Greece at highest in nearly 6 years. BRUSSELS, May 28- Euro zone economic sentiment improved more than expected in May and inflation expectations among consumers and companies rose for the first time since December, European Commission data showed on Wednesday.
ATHENS, May 26- Greece's ruling coalition will find it harder to push through unpopular reforms demanded under an EU/IMF bailout after a clear EU election victory by the radical leftist Syriza party.
LISBON, May 16- As Portugal's government toasts its exit from an international bailout that imposed years of austerity on its citizens, small business owner Alexandra Capelo is in no mood to join the celebrations.
Lisbon and Milan stock markets hit by weak economic data. LONDON, May 15- News that the Portuguese and Italian economies contracted in the first quarter hit shares in Lisbon and Milan on Thursday, knocking back European stock markets from multi-year highs.
*France flatlines, government forecasts threatened. BRUSSELS/ BERLIN May 15- The euro zone economy grew much less than expected at the start of the year and inflation remained locked in the' danger zone' below 1 percent, increasing pressure on the European Central Bank to ease monetary policy at its next meeting in June.
LONDON, May 14- Sterling and top-rated government bond yields fell on Wednesday after the Bank of England said it was in no rush to raise interest rates, cooling market expectations that the first rate hike by a major central bank could come later this year.
LONDON, May 14- European shares eased back from multi-year highs on Wednesday and the euro licked its wounds after slumping to a five-week low as the focus shifted to an economic outlook from the Bank of England for clues on when UK interest rates will rise.
LONDON, May 9- Lower-rated euro zone bond yields fell to fresh record lows and the common currency slid further on Friday as investors positioned for more monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank.