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  • *Concern that Germany and ECB will do too little too late. PARIS, Oct 16- After a two-year siesta, the euro zone is back in the financial markets' firing line due to stagnating growth, low inflation, budget problems in France and Italy and rising political risk in Greece, where the bloc's debt crisis began in 2009.. But four overlapping factors have rekindled anxiety...

  • *Faltering euro zone economy, slower growth in China pose biggest risks. Indeed, the biggest danger for the world economy in the coming year is deflation or another recession in the euro zone, followed closely by the risk of slower growth in China, according to polls conducted globally over the past week. "Especially, the recent weakening of growth in emerging...

  • *Ireland to lead peripheral economies. Oct 16- It is still unclear whether the European Central Bank's stimulus measures will have a material impact on inflation, according to economists in a Reuters poll, who said sovereign debt purchases could help boost the euro zone economy. The currency bloc is stuck in a quagmire of weak growth and falling inflation with...

  • *Concern that Germany and ECB will do too little too late. PARIS, Oct 16- After a two-year siesta, the euro zone is back in the financial markets' firing line due to stagnating growth, low inflation, budget problems in France and Italy and rising political risk in Greece, where the bloc's debt crisis began in 2009.. But four overlapping factors have rekindled anxiety...

  • *Greece ready to forego 12 bln euros remaining in IMF bailout. *Euro zone reluctant to remove IMF from supervising Greece. They also said Europeans were resisting a push by Athens to end borrowing from the IMF, which is unpopular in Greece and causing political problems.

  • Greek stocks slide     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the performance of the PIIGS. Greece saw its worst 1-day loss since the height of its financial crisis.

  • Bund yields hit new lows as euro zone outlook weakens Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 7:13 AM ET

    *Fitch places France's AA+ ratings on negative watch. LONDON, Oct 15- German Bund yields fell to a record low on Wednesday as worries over a deteriorating euro zone economic outlook, fed by another credit rating blow for France, and "free falling" inflation expectations dominated the market. Yields jumped in Greece, where investors are worrying about the risk of snap...

  • *Italy woos cash-rich China as recession bites. MILAN/ ROME, Oct 14- Italy and China signed business deals worth about 8 billion euros on Tuesday in sectors ranging from energy to engineering, deepening Beijing's commercial ties with the euro zone's No. 3 economy. "We must bring more China to Italy and take more Italy to China," he said.

  • *Italy to complete budget plans on Wednesday. ROME/ BRUSSELS, Oct 13- Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Monday promised sweeping tax and spending cuts to help boost growth and jobs next year, as the European Commission considers whether to reject his budget plan for reducing debt too slowly. The premier announced the cuts as the European Union weighs whether...

  • Euro zone seeks to soften German stance on stimulus Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 2:26 AM ET

    France and Italy will keep pressure on Germany this week to use government money to revive the euro zone.

  • *France and Italy seeking focus on public investment. LUXEMBOURG, Oct 13- France and Italy will keep pressure on Germany this week to use government money to revive the euro zone's stagnating economy but in a sign of inertia, a promised list of projects to create growth will not be ready until December. European finance ministers take the argument to Luxembourg on...

  • "I don't expect debt sustainability for Greece to become a problem," Dijsselbloem told the Atlantic Council in Washington. "Greece has done better than expected," he said referring to the terms of the last bailout for Greece agreed in November 2012. The euro zone bailout for Greece comes to a close at the end of the year, although assistance form the International...

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 23 Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser speaks on " Monetary Policy and Communications" before the Society of American Business Editors and Writers annual fall conference in New York- 1300 GMT. WASHINGTON- 2014 IIF Annual Membership Meeting. Treasury Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Sobel, Bank of Mexico Deputy Governor...

  • LONDON, Oct 8- European equities fell on Wednesday, with a benchmark index slipping to its lowest in nearly two months, as investors moved out of shares around the world in the face of discouraging signals about the global economy. Growing concern over the spread of Ebola outside Africa also hurt sentiment. In the latest evidence of economic malaise, China's...

  • LONDON, Oct 7- A second day of grim German data and expectations for a cut in the International Monetary Fund's growth forecasts spooked European assets on Tuesday, as the recent spell of global financial market volatility continued. "Industrial production is currently going through a weak phase," Germany's Economy Ministry said in a statement.

  • *Spain selling 5- year inflation-linked bond via syndication. LONDON, Oct 7- Spanish bond yields nudged up on Tuesday as Madrid launched an inflation-linked bond whose appeal to investors lay more in the potentially higher return than in the inflation-proofing. Orders were nearly 9 billion euros, a lead manager on the sale told IFR, a Thomson Reuters service.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 20 Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- World Business Forum in New York. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew talks about the global economy and the recent G20 finance ministers meeting in a discussion sponsored by the Peterson Institute- 1245 GMT. ALBUQUERQUE- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George speaks on the U.S. economy before an economic forum hosted by the Federal...

  • ATHENS, Oct 6- Greece's government unveiled its 2015 budget on Monday, promising a second year of growth and tax breaks aimed at easing austerity imposed after the country sank into its deepest post-war economic crisis. The budget largely confirmed targets for growth and a budget surplus before interest payments set under Greece's 240 billion euro EU/IMF...

  • NAPLES, Italy, Oct 2- The European Central Bank laid out plans on Thursday to buy rebundled packets of debt within weeks to shore up the flagging euro zone economy and its president said the bank would do more if needed. Just months after unveiling a multi-pronged attack to help the economy, with cheap bank loans, lower interest rates and a pledge to buy reparcelled...

  • NAPLES, Italy, Oct 2- The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged on Thursday, shifting focus to an asset-buying plan with which it hopes to revive the flagging euro zone economy and see off the specter of deflation. After cutting rates last month to what ECB President Mario Draghi said was "the lower bound," the ECB left its main refinancing rate at 0.05...