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  • FRANKFURT, Sept 2- Expectations for further policy action at the European Central Bank's meeting on Thursday are running high after ECB President Mario Draghi pledged to use all available tools to keep prices in check.

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Sept 2- The dollar took advantage of thin conditions to overcome an options barrier and ascend to its highest level since January against the yen on Tuesday, while the languishing euro plumbed one-year lows against the greenback on expectations of easier euro zone policy ahead.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 2- The euro languished at one-year lows early on Tuesday, following an aimless session overnight with market activity severely hampered by a holiday in the United States. The common currency last traded at $1.3129, having drifted in a slim $1.3119/ 1. 3146 range for all of Monday.

  • Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— Europe's economic recovery is in danger. Europe's lack of growth is looming larger and larger, however, and the ECB says it can't save the economy alone. While unemployment in the United States has fallen to 6.2 percent from 10 percent at its peak in Oct. 2009, Europe's is at 11.5 percent— still near last summer' 12 percent.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 1- Former French finance minister Pierre Moscovici has a "good chance" of being named to the European Commission's top economic and monetary job, a French diplomatic source said on Monday, as attention turned to the line-up of the next EU executive.

  • PARIS, Sept 1- Former French finance minister Pierre Moscovici has a "good chance" of being named to the European Commission's top economic and monetary role, according to a French diplomatic source.

  • *Ukrainian leader warns of all-out war with Russia. BRUSSELS, Aug 30- European Union leaders on Saturday chose Poland Prime Minister Donald Tusk to chair their Council and named Italian Federica Mogherini to run the bloc's foreign relations, as the EU prepared to threaten Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine.

  • PARIS, Aug 30- Left-leaning European national government leaders meeting in Paris agreed more needed to be done to boost growth in the bloc but that EU rules limiting budget deficits should not be overhauled, German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said.

  • Ukrainian leader in Brussels seeking help against Russia. BRUSSELS, Aug 30- European Union leaders are likely to threaten Russia with new economic sanctions over its action in Ukraine on Saturday but officials and diplomats said the bloc was not yet ready to order additional penalties.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 29- The Ukraine conflict has evoked many memories of the Cold War, including a footloose attitude to the truth. But there are also some European powers, including Germany and France, who despite being on the opposite side of the crisis share Putin's desire not to paint it as an out-and-out war between Russia and Ukraine.

  • LONDON, Aug 29- The euro lifted off its lows and the region's shares sagged on Friday as a new five-year low in euro zone inflation was viewed as not extreme enough to force the European Central Bank back into its increasingly bare policy cupboard.

  • ANALYSIS-Draghi dials R for Reform. Line is busy Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 5:39 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Aug 29- Two years ago, euro zone government leaders hung on Mario Draghi's every word. Now the European Central Bank chief is struggling to get through to them. "The essential cohesion of the Union depends on it," Draghi said in July, repeating the plea on Aug. 7.

  • *Share markets weak as Russia- Ukraine tensions swirl. LONDON, Aug 29- The euro was near a year low and on course for a fourth week of falls on Friday ahead of what was expected to be another stodgy euro zone inflation reading, and as tensions with Russia over Ukraine kept the region on edge.

  • Business Highlights Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 5:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them.

  • Aug 28- New tensions in Ukraine, which has accused Russia of further incursions, may serve to light a fire under efforts to bring looser monetary and fiscal policies to the euro zone. While Russia has denied the allegations, NATO on Thursday said that well over 1,000 Russian troops were now inside Ukraine in what would represent a large increase.

  • *Decisions will help shape EU policy on economy, Ukraine. WARSAW/ BRUSSELS/ PARIS, Aug 28- Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk is seriously considering a proposal that he take the post of president of the European Council, a Warsaw government spokeswoman said on Thursday, linking his decision to the crisis in neighbouring Ukraine.

  • PARIS, Aug 28- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble backed French President Francois Hollande's calls for greater investment to boost growth in Europe on Thursday, hours after Hollande called for a euro zone summit to coordinate pro-growth measures.

  • PARIS, Aug 28- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Thursday backed French President Francois Hollande's calls for greater investment to boost growth in Europe, hours after Hollande called for a euro zone summit to coordinate pro-growth measures.

  • *EU leaders to hold jobs summit on Saturday in Brussels. BRUSSELS/ PARIS, Aug 28- Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has emerged as clear favorite for the key post of president of the European Council when EU leaders meet for a special summit on Saturday, several sources familiar with the selection process said.

  • BERLIN, Aug 28- After ramming austerity medicine down the throats of smaller euro zone countries for the past four years, Germany is showing clemency towards its closest ally, France.