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  • Speaker includes- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Parliament President Martin Schulz, Netherlands Finance Minister and Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem and other officials- 0800 GMT. PARIS- French Finance Minister Michel Sapin and Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan will speak about growth in Europe and the...

  • LONDON, Dec 8- Central banks investigating whether computer programs or an individual triggered October's sterling "flash crash," the latest to hit a major financial market, may consider computerized stabilization programs as a possible response. The Financial Times reported on Wednesday that officials were looking at flows through a Tokyo- based trader at...

  • *China trade beats forecasts, commodity imports jump. NEW YORK, Dec 8- Bond yields rose and the euro dipped on Thursday after the European Central Bank said it would slow its stimulus program from April, while Wall Street struggled to extend the previous session's records. However, initial market reaction was tempered after ECB President Mario Draghi said it was...

  • *Stock markets climb for fourth day, Wall Street at record. *China trade beats forecasts, commodity imports jump. LONDON, Dec 8- The euro dived following a brief surge and bond markets were left dazed on Thursday, after the European Central Bank said it would slow its stimulus program from April but also extend it until at least the end of next year.

  • *World share markets climb for 4th day, Wall Street at record. *China trade beats forecasts, commodity imports jump. LONDON, Dec 8- A signal from the European Central Bank that it would slow its stimulus program from April next year spooked bond and money markets on Thursday and triggered a short sharp surge in the euro.

  • *World share markets climb for 4th day, Wall Street at record. LONDON, Dec 8- World shares climbed to a three-month high on Thursday as encouraging Chinese data and a record-high Wall Street kept traders upbeat before an expected extension of the European Central Bank's already generous stimulus program. Asia shares had risen to one-month highs after Wall...

  • *World share markets climb for 4th day, Wall Street at record. *China trade beats forecasts, commodity imports jump. LONDON, Dec 8- World shares climbed to a near three-month high on Thursday as encouraging China data and a record high Wall Street kept traders upbeat ahead of an expected extension of the European Central Bank's already generous stimulus programme.

  • TOKYO— Japan's economy grew 1.3 percent in July to September from a year earlier, according to revised data reflecting weaker business investment and exports. It was the third-straight quarter of expansion, but well below forecasts by most economists of an upward revision. Japan has yet to attain the strong momentum Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been...

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  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, Dec 8- The euro edged up and traded near a three-week high against the dollar on Thursday ahead of a European Central Bank policy decision, as the greenback lost momentum from the recent pull-back in U.S. bond yields. The euro has been the main focus for traders this week after Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he would resign after a...

  • TOKYO, Dec 8- The Japanese government bond yield curve flattened a touch on Thursday on relief after an auction of 30- year debt managed to attract some demand after early indications had suggested a weaker outcome. The 800 billion yen 30- year auction results were not particularly strong, with the bid-to-cover ratio, a gauge of demand, slipping to 2.85 from 3.50...

  • TOKYO, Dec 8- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday, fueled by a further rise on Wall Street, but a stronger yen kept gains in check. On Wednesday, the Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 hit fresh records as equities continued their march upward after the last month's vote for Donald Trump as U.S. president-elect. "The fizz has waned," said Stefan...

  • Japan's economy grew at an annualized rate of 1.3 percent in the July-September quarter, revised down from a preliminary reading of 2.2 percent.

  • *Q3 GDP revised to annualized +1.3 pct vs prelim +2.2 pct. TOKYO, Dec 8- Japan's economy grew much slower than initially estimated in the third quarter, revised data showed, as capital expenditure dried up and companies ran down inventories- renewing concerns about Japan's growth prospects. "Capex and consumer spending are the twin engines of domestic demand, and...

  • TOKYO— Japan's economy grew at a slower pace than earlier estimated in the July to September quarter, expanding at an annual pace of 1.3 percent. Japan has yet to attain the strong momentum Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised with his economic platform, which has mostly relied on massive asset purchases by the central bank. The country remains far from the 2...

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 8- The euro held firm near a three-week high versus the dollar on Thursday, as investors turned their attention to the European Central Bank's policy meeting later in the day, and as the greenback was dragged down by a drop in U.S. bond yields. Emphasizing abundant risk, including from forthcoming elections in Europe, ECB President Mario Draghi is...

  • Animator Makoto Shinkai's "Your Name" is taking the box office by storm in China.

    The success of "Your Name," a fantasy body-swapping romance, in China is stoking expectations for the film ahead of its U.S. release.

  • Japan GDP not the most important for markets: Strategist

    Japan's GDP growth is not as important as higher company profit margins, says John Vail at Nikko AM Americas.

  • WELLINGTON- Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor Graeme Wheeler delivers speech on "Some thoughts on New Zealand's Economic Expansion" at the South Island town of Greymouth. QUEBEC, Canada- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, Canada Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and Minister of Status of Women Patty Hajdu to attend an event in Gatineau- 1400 GMT.

  • WELLINGTON- Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor Graeme Wheeler delivers speech on "Some thoughts on New Zealand's Economic Expansion" at the South Island town of Greymouth. QUEBEC, Canada- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, Canada Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and Minister of Status of Women Patty Hajdu to attend an event in Gatineau- 1400 GMT.