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  • Central banks inflating "elevated" asset prices -BIS Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    LONDON, Sept 14- Financial asset prices are at "elevated" levels and market volatility remains "exceptionally subdued" thanks to ultra-loose monetary policies being implemented by central banks around the world, the Bank for International Settlements said on Sunday.

  • MOSCOW/ KIEV, Sept 14- Russian mobile firms face being squeezed out of Ukraine after Kiev signalled it would favour European companies in future airwave auctions to curb Moscow's influence in the country.

  • 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.

  • UPDATE 2-Russia wins delay in EU-Ukraine trade pact Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 5:01 PM ET

    BRUSSELS, Sept 12- The European Union and Ukraine agreed on Friday to delay the implementation of their free-trade pact until the end of next year in a concession to Russia, which had complained its industry would be hurt by the deal.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 12- Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said on Friday Russia would appeal to the World Trade Organisation over Western sanctions, local news agencies reported. "The latest round of sanctions gives reason to appeal to the WTO. And we will appeal, "RIA news reported him as saying in Brussels.

  • DUSHANBE, Sept 12- President Vladimir Putin called on Friday for new efforts to strengthen cooperation with China and ex-Soviet republics in Central Asia after the European Union tightened sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 12- Russian stocks rebounded on Friday as investors concluded that the market had over-reacted to new European Union sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis, but the rouble hit a new record low against the dollar.

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Sept 24 Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Treasury Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin attends the Making Home Affordable Help for Homeowners event in Baltimore- 1700 GMT. Speakers:- Latvia Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria, Norway Defense Minister Eriksen Soreide, Georgia Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze and Poland Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak.

  • *Liberia, Sierra Leone GDP could fall sharply. WASHINGTON, Sept 11- Economic growth in Liberia and Sierra Leone could decline by almost 3.5 percentage points as the world's worst outbreak of Ebola has crippled mining, agriculture and services sectors in the two West African states, the IMF said on Thursday.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 11- European Union antitrust regulators approved on Thursday British broadcaster BSkyB's planned $9 billion takeover of Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV companies in Germany and Italy, which will make it the biggest pay-TV provider in Europe. The merged company will have operations in Britain, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 11- Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that the European Union had shown itself to be against the peace process in Ukraine by imposing a new set of sanctions against Moscow. "By taking this step, the European Union has de facto made its choice against a peaceful resolution of the inter-Ukrainian crisis," it said in a statement.

  • UPDATE 1-IMF says Ebola hits economic growth in W. Africa Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 11- Economic growth in Liberia and Sierra Leone could decline by as much as 3.5 percentage points as the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola has crippled the key mining, agriculture and services sectors in the two West African countries, the IMF said on Thursday.

  • IMF says markets could fall if Scotland votes to leave UK Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 11- A decision by Scotland to break away from the United Kingdom next week could prompt negative market reaction in the short-term due to uncertainty over the country's future economic policies, the IMF said on Thursday.

  • IMF says Ebola hitting economic growth in W. Africa Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 11- Growth in Liberia and Sierra Leone could decline by as much as 3.5 percentage points as the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola has crippled the key mining, agriculture and services sectors in the two West African countries, the IMF said on Thursday.

  • IMF SAYS A SCOTLAND VOTE RESULTING IN BREAK FROM UNITED KINGDOM COULD LEAD TO NEGATIVE MARKET REACTIONS IN SHORT TERM DUE TO UNCERTAINTY OVER FISCAL, MONETARY FRAMEWORKS.

  • Development banks pledge to step up climate action Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:35 AM ET

    *Statement comes before Ban summit in New York on Sept. 23. Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon in New York, the World Bank and other banks said they had delivered $75 billion in financing since they started joint tracking of funds in 2011..

  • *OPEC predicts 1 million bpd supply surplus in 2015. LONDON, Sept 11- Brent crude dropped to a two-year low below $97 a barrel on Thursday, falling for a sixth straight session as worries over mounting supply and weak demand outweighed concerns that conflicts in the Middle East could curb oil production.

  • *OPEC predicts 1 million bpd supply surplus in 2015. LONDON, Sept 11- Brent crude fell to a 17- month low below $98 a barrel on Thursday, down for the sixth straight session as worries over ample supply and weak demand outweighed concerns that conflict in the Middle East could curb oil production.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sept 23 Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WELLINGTON- Reserve Bank of New Zealand announces Monetary Policy Statement and Official Cash Rate. Speakers:- Latvia Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria, Norway Defense Minister Eriksen Soreide, Georgia Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze and Poland Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak.

  • *Russia's United Aircraft Corporation on the sanctions list. BRUSSELS/ BERLIN, Sept 10- European Union envoys failed on Wednesday to reach a decision on whether to implement new sanctions against Russia over military involvement in the war in Ukraine and will meet for talks on Thursday, EU diplomats said.