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  • LONDON, July 10- The yen rose to a three-week high against the euro on Thursday as investors sought safety following weak Italian economic data and concerns about Portugal's largest listed bank that hit European shares. The euro dropped 0.5 percent to 137.84 yen, its lowest since June 16.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 18 Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    CHARLOTTE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker speaks on "Economic Outlook, July 2014" before a luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Charlotte in Charlotte- 1700 GMT.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 2100 GMT / 5:00 PM ET Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 4:58 PM ET

    AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France- Christine LaGarde, chief of the International Monetary Fund, indicates that the IMF may trim the Fund's growth forecasts, although she says that global economic activity should get stronger in the year's second half and accelerate in 2015..

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 14 Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives Michel Camdessus lecture at an event hosted by the International Monetary Fund in Washington- 1400 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank holds Monetary Policy meeting. LONDON- RBA Assistant Governor Guy Debelle gives a speech to the Financial Times Camp Alphaville Conference in London- 1105 GMT.

  • Greece promises tax cut to attract oil and gas majors Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    *Greece plans to cut tax for oil/gas firms to 25 pct from 40 pct. LONDON, July 1- Greece is planning to cut tax rates for oil and gas companies as it wants to attract them to help exploit its untapped offshore hydrocarbon resources, its energy minister said on Tuesday.

  • Private equity struggles to make Spanish bull case Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 7:58 AM ET

    *Leveraged buyouts in Spain last year half of 2007 level. LONDON, June 30- In Spain, an uncertain economic outlook and high levels of company debt mean a trickle of private equity deals are unlikely to turn into a flood just yet. "The current hype is huge- everyone wants to get a deal," said Alex Wagenberg, managing director of Carlyle Europe Partners in Spain.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to July 10 Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    ZURICH- Bank for International Settlements releases its annual report. IDAHO, United States- 2014 Montana and Utah Bankers Association meeting. PARIS- 6th International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean on Beyond the Golden Decade?

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 9 Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    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.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 7 Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    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.

  • UPDATE 1-Spain to cut taxes to boost nascent recovery Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    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.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to June 26 Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    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.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks slip from peaks, euro dips Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 4:52 AM ET

    *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.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to June 20 Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    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.

  • Drag in euro zone recovery supports call for ECB action Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 5:08 AM ET

    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.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to June 12 Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    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.