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  • SINGAPORE, Sept 17- Business sentiment among Asia's top companies fell sharply in the third quarter, weighed down by worries about China's slowing economy, a possible end to the U.S. Federal Reserve's stimulus policy and a decline in the outlook for regional economic hubs like Singapore, a ThomsonReuters/INSEAD survey showed.

  • DRUMMONDVILLE, Quebec, Sept 16- Recent Canadian economic data has been encouraging, particularly on exports, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said on Tuesday, but he pointed to a substantial amount of slack in the job market.

  • LONDON, Sept 16- German 10- year yields fell back below 1 percent on Tuesday as data showed investor morale hit its lowest in nearly two years in September, suggesting tensions between Russia and the West had hit Europe's largest economy.

  • UPDATE 1-Brent holds below $98, capped by weak demand Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 2:13 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, Sept 16- Brent crude was little changed at just below $98 a barrel on Tuesday, holding gains after recovering from its lowest price in more than two years but capped by a soft global economic outlook.

  • Brent steady below $98, capped by weak demand Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:17 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Sept 16- Brent crude was little changed just below $98 a barrel on Tuesday, holding gains after recovering from its lowest price in more than two years but capped by a soft global economic outlook.

  • PARIS, Sept 15- The OECD slashed its growth forecasts for major developed economies on Monday, urging much more aggressive ECB stimulus to ward off the risk of deflation in a subdued euro zone.

  • Eurozone economic growth forecast cut Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 6:37 AM ET

    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a think tank dealing with the world's developed countries, cut its forecasts for the eurozone this year to 0.8 percent from 1.2 percent in its May assessment. Italy, one of the more troubled economies in Europe, was downgraded from 0.5 percent to minus 0.4 percent.

  • PARIS, Sept 15- The OECD slashed its growth forecasts for major developed economies on Monday, urging much more aggressive ECB stimulus to ward off the risk of deflation in a subdued euro zone.

  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Sept 15- Data showing that the Chinese economy quickly lost steam in August caused some economists on Monday to trim their 2014 growth forecasts for the country. Barclays Capital reduced its projection to 7.2 percent from 7.4.

  • 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.

  • Sept 12- BRP Inc, the maker of Ski-Doo snowmobiles and Sea-Doo watercrafts, warned that results for the rest of the year could be hurt by sanctions on Russia and a softer economy in South America. Shares of the Quebec- based company, which in March had said uncertainty in Russia would hurt demand, fell as much as 4 percent on Friday.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 12- State-owned Rostec said on Friday new European Union sanctions would have little impact on the Russian conglomerate's arms exports or on its chief executive, an ally of President Vladimir Putin.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 12- The Russian central bank expects Western sanctions already imposed on Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis to have a prolonged effect and hinder economic growth next year, according to a policy document published on Friday.

  • BEIJING, Sept 12- Chinese banks made 702.5 billion yuan of new loans in August, data showed on Friday, picking up from an abrupt drop in the previous month as the government keeps up modest policy support for the economy.

  • China Aug new loans 702.5 bln yuan, in line with forecast Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:12 PM ET

    BEIJING, Sept 12- Chinese banks made 702.5 billion yuan worth of new loans in August, quickening from the previous month and matching expectations, central bank data showed on Friday. Economists polled by Reuters had expected new loans totaling 700 billion yuan in August, up from 385.2 billion yuan in July but trailing June's 1.08 trillion yuan.

  • New labor market indicator     Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman introduces the new Federal Reserve metric on jobs data.

  • Best energy bets     Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    Discussing top picks in energy, with Lamar Villere, Villere & Co., and Darren Schuringa, Yorkville Capital Management.

  • What's dragging us down     Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu plots the recent pullbacks in the market, and which sector really dragging.

  • Q2 GDP revised upwards     Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 1:39 PM ET

    In Thursday's "Rapid Update," CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on the revised Q2 GDP estimates.

  • *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.