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  • FRANKFURT- Federal Board member Wuermeling gives speech at the Aefma Annual General Meeting 2330 GMT. MADRID- Chicago Fed President Charles Evans and ECB Chief Economist Peter Praet speaks in Madrid- 1300 GMT. DALLAS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the...

  • FRANKFURT- Federal Board member Wuermeling gives speech at the Aefma Annual General Meeting 2330 GMT. MADRID- Chicago Fed President Charles Evans and ECB Chief Economist Peter Praet speaks in Madrid- 1300 GMT. DALLAS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the...

  • Trump's secretary says a robot crisis is far off

    Nearly 4 in 10 u.s. jobs are at risk from being taken over by robots according to a new report from consultancy firm PWC.

  • LONDON, March 24- The dollar steadied against the yen on Friday after its worst run of daily losses versus the safe-haven currency since 2010, but gains were capped by worries that U.S. Though the dollar was flat on the day at just under 111 yen on Friday, it has still fallen over 3 percent over the past fortnight-- its worst showing since early August 2016-- as the...

  • *Westinghouse to file for Chapter 11 on March 31. TOKYO, March 24- Japan's Toshiba Corp has informed its main lenders it is planning for U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co LLC to file for bankruptcy on March 31, people briefed on the matter said on Friday. Toshiba expects a Chapter 11 filing for Westinghouse would expand charges related to the U.S. unit in the...

  • LONDON, March 24- The dollar edged up against the yen on Friday, recovering from its worst run of daily losses versus the safe-haven currency since 2010, but gains were capped by worries that U.S. And though the dollar edged up 0.2 percent to 111.19 yen on Friday, it has still fallen over 3 percent over the past fortnight-- its worst showing since early August 2016-- as...

  • TOKYO, March 24- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said there is "no reason" to raise the bank's bond yield targets now with inflation so far from its 2 percent target, offering his strongest denial to date of the chance of withdrawing its massive stimulus any time soon. The former top Japanese currency diplomat also played down the risk that President Donald...

  • TOKYO, March 24- Japan's Nikkei share average gained on Friday as the yen took a breather from its recent strength, but the Nikkei still logged a weekly loss. The dollar rose 0.5 percent to 111.46 yen, moving away from the previous session's four-month lows, as signs a delayed vote on President Donald Trump's healthcare bill would go ahead later in the day.

  • TOKYO, March 24- Japan's Nikkei share average gained on Friday as the yen took a breather from its recent strength, but the Nikkei still logged a weekly loss. The dollar rose 0.5 percent to 111.46 yen, moving away from the previous session's four-month lows, as signs a delayed vote on President Donald Trump's healthcare bill would go ahead later in the day.

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a budget committee session of the House of Councilors at the Parliament in Tokyo on March 24, 2017.

    After a month of allegations that implicated PM Abe in a crony capitalism scandal, the worst appears to be over.

  • *Exports boosting Japan's economy but domestic demand weak. TOKYO, March 24- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday there is "no reason" to withdraw the bank's massive monetary stimulus now, or raise its bond yield targets, as inflation remains far from its 2 percent goal. But he added: "If inflation in Japan accelerates sharply, at some point the BOJ may...

  • TOKYO, March 24- The dollar edged up against the yen and euro on Friday, pulling away from recent lows, but gains were capped as investors focused on a showdown between U.S. Postponement of the vote from Thursday initially knocked the dollar and stock markets, but the dollar was given breathing space as Treasury yields turned higher after Wall Street shares...

  • TOKYO, March 24- Japan's Nikkei share average gained on Friday as the yen took a breather from its recent strength, but the Nikkei was still poised for a weekly loss. The dollar rose 0.4 percent to 111.39 yen, moving away from the previous session's four-month lows, as signs a delayed vote on President Donald Trump's healthcare bill would go ahead later in the day.

  • VIENNA- European Central Bank Board Member Sabine Lautenschlager will participate in strategy panel "CROs im Dialog mit Spitzenvertretern der Aufsicht, Notenbank und Politik" at 25. BRUSSELS- European Central Bank Board Member Daniele Nouy will deliver an introductory statement on the occasion of the presentation of the ECB Annual Report on supervisory...

  • VIENNA- European Central Bank Board Member Sabine Lautenschlager will participate in strategy panel "CROs im Dialog mit Spitzenvertretern der Aufsicht, Notenbank und Politik" at 25. BRUSSELS- European Central Bank Board Member Daniele Nouy will deliver an introductory statement on the occasion of the presentation of the ECB Annual Report on supervisory...

  • VIENNA- European Central Bank Board Member Sabine Lautenschlager will participate in strategy panel "CROs im Dialog mit Spitzenvertretern der Aufsicht, Notenbank und Politik" at 25. BRUSSELS- European Central Bank Board Member Daniele Nouy will deliver an introductory statement on the occasion of the presentation of the ECB Annual Report on supervisory...

  • WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Deputy Director for Division of Bank Supervision and Regulation Maryann Hunter will attend American Bankers Association's Government Relations Summit- 1145 GMT. FRANKFURT- French Central Bank Chief Francois Villeroy de Galhau and other top European finance officials speak in Frankfurt. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank...

  • SEOUL/ TOKYO/ MILAN, March 23- The world's biggest liquefied natural gas buyers, all in Asia, are clubbing together to secure more flexible supply contracts in a move which shifts power to importers from producers as oversupply grows. Korea Gas Corp said on Thursday it had signed a memorandum of understanding in mid-March with Japan's JERA and China National...

  • LONDON, March 23- Euro zone stocks and bonds rallied on Thursday as banks snapped up almost quarter of a trillion euros of interest-free European Central Bank cash in what the ECB hopes will be the last outing for one of its main crisis-fighting tools. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 rose 0.25 percent with Frankfurt, Paris and Milan up as much as 0.6 percent and...

  • The FTSEurofirst 300 barely budged as London, Frankfurt and Paris started flat and the pound fared better than most as the dollar began to muscle higher again in the currency markets. The history of these attacks, including those in France, Germany and Belgium last year as well those in London and Madrid more than 10 years ago, show little lasting impact on...