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  • LONDON, Aug 21- Some reassuring data from Germany eased pressure on the struggling euro on Thursday after speculation of an earlier rate rise from the Federal Reserve had pushed the dollar to an 11- month high.

  • Euro zone business activity slips, missing forecasts Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:35 AM ET
    The assembly line at a factory of the French Fermob furniture company

    Business activity in the euro zone slipped in August, with growth in both the region's manufacturing and services sector slowing over the month.

  • LONDON, Aug 21- The euro recovered from a 11- month low against the dollar, helped by better-than-expected German private sector growth data, although gains were likely to be temporary given expectations of more monetary stimulus.

  • *Saudi Arabia pumps 10 million bpd in July. Libya has resumed exports from its largest port, helping push the country's oil output to its highest for months, while top exporter Saudi Arabia raised its output in July to 10 million barrels per day.

  • Euro zone economic growth ground to a halt in the second quarter, dragged down by a shrinking economy in Germany and a stagnant France, even before any impact from sanctions imposed on and by Russia over Ukraine.

  • Nobel winner Hansen on 'stunningly sluggish' recovery Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:06 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Following Robert Shiller's warning on markets, a fellow Nobel winner has said regulation is curbing already "stunningly sluggish" US growth.

  • Euro zone economic growth ground to a halt in the second quarter, dragged down by a shrinking economy in Germany and a stagnant France, even before any impact from sanctions imposed on and by Russia over Ukraine.

  • LONDON, Aug 21- Government leaders are expected to agree in November that the world's top banks must issue special bonds to increase the amount of capital which can be tapped in a crisis instead of calling on taxpayers to come to the rescue, industry and G20 officials said.

  • Markit's flash composite Purchasing Managers' Index, which tracks growth in the manufacturing and service sectors that make up more than two-thirds of the economy, fell to 54.9 in August from 55.7.

  • DUHOK, Iraq/ ANKARA, Aug 21- Crude oil flow on Iraqi Kurdistan's pipeline to Turkey has resumed after upgrade work was completed and is now running at an increased rate of 200,000 barrels per day, industry sources and Turkish officials told Reuters on Thursday.

  • European shares edge lower, miners weigh Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 3:18 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 21- European equities edged lower in early trading on Thursday, with miners slipping after a disappointing manufacturing survey from China, the world's biggest metals consumer.

  • Vegas offering all but marriage to LGBT tourists Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 2:36 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— While gay couples still can't get married in the marriage capital of the world, Las Vegas wants to let them know they— and their money— are more than welcome to the buffet of other activities Sin City has to offer.

  • Mongolia, China pledge $10 billion in annual trade Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 1:26 AM ET

    ULAN BATOR, Mongolia— China and Mongolia pledged Thursday to almost double their annual bilateral trade to $10 billion by 2020 as President Xi Jinping became the first Chinese head of state in more than a decade to visit this sprawling resource-rich nation sandwiched between China and Russia.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. regulators are sending some of the biggest global banks verbal warnings as they crack down on the firms' poor grasp of their own weaknesses, and push for rapid improvements in risk assessment, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to Sep 3 Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    Aug 21- For other related diaries, please. NEW DELHI- Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will attend a banking event in New Delhi. NEW DELHI- RBI Deputy Governor Rama Subramaniam Gandhi will participate in a panel discussion on G20- 0830 GMT.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 3 Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    GUELPH- Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver will speak to reporters before a business roundtable in Guelph, Ontario- 1800 GMT. WYOMING, United States- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to speak on "Reevaluating Labor Market Dynamics" in Jackson Hole, Wyoming- 1830 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Meeting of the General Council of the Riksbank.

  • Two Russian rocket engines arrive in U.S. as planned -ULA Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:56 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 20- Two Russian-built rocket engines arrived in the United States on Wednesday aboard a giant Antonov cargo plane despite fears that tensions between the United States and Russia could disrupt the supply of engines needed to launch U.S. satellites into space.

  • *Wall Street rebounds on Fed minutes, dollar rallies. NEW YORK, Aug 20- Global equity markets rose on Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve indicated there is no rush to bring forward plans to raise interest rates in the future, reversing earlier declines that were driven by hints from the Bank of England of an early rate hike.

  • An acceleration could leave Argentina facing claims of up to $30 billion, more than the government holds in foreign reserves.

  • Man sentenced over lead poisoning of 5 workers Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho— A South Dakota man has been fined $3,000 and ordered to attend a class on worker-safety standards after five employees he was supervising inhaled lead while working in Idaho, the U.S. attorney's office said.