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  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Feb 10 Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 7:01 PM ET

    THURSDAY, JANUARY 28 HELSINKI- OECD to publish its economic survey of recession-hit Finland in a press conference with Finnish finance minister Alexander Stubb- 0830 GMT. BRATISLAVA- National Bank of Slovakia Governor Jozef Makuch participates in economic conference "Economic development of the Slovak economy expected in 2016", with presentation: The...

  • *ECB put Ireland under "undue pressure" to enter bailout. DUBLIN, Jan 27- Failures in banking, regulation and government policy directly caused Ireland's costly banking crisis and Europe's response made it worse, a parliamentary inquiry into the 2008 crash concluded on Wednesday. The banking crisis pushed Ireland into a three-year sovereign bailout in 2010...

  • LISBON, Portugal— Portugal's new Socialist government is facing its first strike, with one of the biggest public sector trade unions saying Wednesday its members will walk off the job to force a quicker rollback of austerity measures. The center-left minority government, backed by the Communist Party and radical Left Bloc, is restoring labor entitlements...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Feb 5 Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 7:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Treasury Select Committee Hearing- Financial Stability Report. Bank of England officials Alex Brazier, Mark Carney, Clara Furse and Martin Taylor to attend- 1000 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee member Kristin Forbes speaks Henry Jackson Society event- 1300 GMT.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Feb 3 Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 7:01 PM ET

    Greenland Finance Minister Vittus Qujaukitsoq, Norway Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Foreign Minister Borge Brende, and Finland Foreign Minister Timo Soini to attend. BRUSSELS- European Central Bank executive board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger to speak at Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs at the European Parliament- 1730 GMT.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Feb 2 Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 7:01 PM ET

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 22 DAVOS- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to participate in discussion with Financial Times Editor Lionel Barber at the World Economic Forum- 0745 GMT. DAVOS- European Central Bank member Benoit Coeure to participate in a panel discussion on "Rebuilding Europe's Financial Confidence" at the World Economic Forum- 1200 GMT.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Jan 30 Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 | 7:01 PM ET

    FRANKFURT- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to hold press conference- 1330 GMT. FRIDAY, JANUARY 22 DAVOS- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to participate in discussion with Financial Times Editor Lionel Barber at the World Economic Forum- 0745 GMT. DAVOS- European Central Bank member Benoit Coeure to participate in a panel discussion...

  • Brussels has on various occasions urged Portugal to come up with a draft as soon as possible after Lisbon missed a mid-October deadline due to an election. Portugal exited a bailout in 2014 after austerity and reform measures and the economic recovery that started then accelerated in 2015. Samuel da Rocha Lopes, professor at Nova University's business and...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Jan 29 Monday, 18 Jan 2016 | 8:10 PM ET

    TUESDAY, JANUARY 19 WASHINGTON- The International Monetary Fund will release its World Economic Outlook update and will hold a press conference hosted by the Bank of England- 1000 GMT. Speakers:- Austria Finance Minister Hans Jorg Schelling, Serbia Finance Minister Dusan Vujovic, Hungary National Economy Minister Mihaly Varga, National Bank of Austria...

  • BENGALURU, Jan 14- Economic growth is losing momentum across emerging and developed economies as is inflation, with trouble in China now the biggest worry for 2016, according to the overwhelming majority of hundreds of economists polled by Reuters around the world. Elwin de Groot, senior market economist at Rabobank, warned that the world could no longer rely...

  • BRUSSELS, Jan 14- Greece accepts that the International Monetary Fund has to take part in the bailout program under which Athens receives billions of euros in loans in exchange for economic reforms, the chairman of euro zone finance ministers said on Thursday. But the participation of the IMF is a key condition for Germany, which believes the European...

  • Jan 14- Very low inflation and modest growth will likely define the euro zone economy at least until the end of next year, a Reuters poll found, with only a slim chance the European Central Bank will increase its monthly bond purchases. While China's slowing economy and its currency devaluations are at the centre of the recent global financial market turmoil, the...

  • *Spain sells 4.3 billion euros at bond auction. *Portugal, Slovakia also in the market in busy supply week. LONDON, Jan 14- German Bund yields hit their lowest levels since the European Central Bank's December meeting on Thursday, after oil prices fell below $30, pinning long-term inflation expectations in the euro zone at 3-1/ 2 month lows.

  • BRUSSELS, Jan 13- Euro zone partners are impressed with Greece's progress in implementing its latest bailout but have misgivings about its proposal to partly fund a major pension reform by raising contributions, EU officials said on Wednesday. His six-stop tour culminated in Berlin on Wednesday, where he met hardline German Finance Minister Wolfgang...

  • *Irish economy outperforms euro zone peers, France lags. LONDON, Jan 13- Ireland's remarkable economic recovery following a 2010 bailout may soon push its borrowing costs below those of France but its less liquid debt means it is unlikely ever to become a "core" euro zone credit. Irish growth, budget deficit and borrowing figures all look better than those of France,...

  • *Reform is a condition for Greece to conclude bailout review. ATHENS, Jan 9- Greece's leftist government will be able to push through a crucial pension reform in parliament, part of measures the country has agreed to under its international bailout, the deputy prime minister said in a newspaper interview released on Saturday. Greece has drafted a proposal to...

  • ATHENS, Jan 9- Greece's leftist government will be able to push through a crucial pension reform in parliament, part of measures the country has agreed to under its international bailout, the deputy prime minister said in a newspaper interview released on Saturday. Hundreds of Greek pensioners and workers marched in central Athens on Friday to protest against...

  • *Aussie, kiwi sink more than 1 percent on China worries. NEW YORK, Jan 6- The dollar held steady on Wednesday near one-month highs against a basket of currencies on the view of more U.S. interest rate hikes, while the yuan fell to its lowest since the 2010 opening of its offshore market on worries about the Chinese economy. The yuan's depreciation "does look like it's...

  • *Chinese activity shrinks for 10th month in Dec. BENGALURU/ NEW YORK, Jan 4- The global economy finished last year on a fragile footing, with factory activity in China shrinking for the 10th month running in December, while euro zone manufacturing picked up but U.S. activity slowed. Coming on a day of volatility in Asian stock markets after China's central bank fixed...

  • BENGALURU/ SYDNEY, Jan 4- The global economy finished last year on a fragile footing, with factory activity in China shrinking for the 10th month running in December while a pick-up in the euro zone was tepid, suggesting more policy stimulus may be in the pipeline. Coming on a day of turmoil in Asian stock markets after China's central bank fixed the yuan at a 4-1/ 2...