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  • MUNICH, May 20- A hike in U.S. interest rates is not likely to be appropriate until early 2016, Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans said on Wednesday. "Inflation is too low," Evans told an audience in Munich. Evans argued for rates to start rising in early 2016 in a speech in Stockholm on Monday, though he also said the Fed could look at a hike in June if the...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 1 Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England releases updated policy statement on dormant bank accounts- 0900 GMT. MUNICH- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before the National Association for Business Economics International Symposium: "Economic Growth, Monetary Policy, and Structural Reform:...

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- The Federal Reserve's plan to raise interest rates this year, forged over months of strong jobs growth and a seemingly durable expansion, now faces an economy that no longer follows the script and may push the "liftoff" far into the future. "The Fed has been telling us for some time that they want to be data dependent, and the numbers are nothing to run...

  • BERLIN/ FRANKFURT, May 18- Within 40 minutes of Germanwings flight 4 U9525 crashing in the Alps in March French accident investigators from the BEA authority were on the phone to plane tracking website Flightradar24. "BEA called us and we of course passed the information over to them right away," the website operator's chief executive Fredrik Lindahl said.

  • STOCKHOLM, May 18- The world's first regulated security tracking the value of bitcoin started trading on Monday in Stockholm, rising slightly in comparatively high volumes. Bitcoin's value has been highly volatile, having peaked at over $1,200 in late 2013 before crashing in the wake of a $500 million hacking attack on the Tokyo- based bitcoin exchange Mt.

  • STOCKHOLM, May 18- Faced with U.S. inflation running too low for too long, the Federal Reserve should aim to boost inflation above the central bank's 2- percent target by keeping interest rates near zero until early next year, a top Fed policymaker said on Monday. "Policy should be sufficiently accommodative so that... the odds should favor modestly overshooting our...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 27 Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will give the Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture at the International Monetary Fund- 1400 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England member Don Kohn speaks to the Society of Business Economists- 1700 GMT. OTTAWA- Bank of Canada publishes its semi-annual review, with articles on Inflation Dynamics in the...

  • BRUSSELS, May 12- David Cameron is not the best liked European leader in Brussels, yet as he seeks changes in the EU to persuade Britons they should stay in, he will not lack offers of friendship. They will come from presidents and fellow prime ministers across the 28- nation European Union and its institutions, none of whom wants to lose the economic, geopolitical...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 25 Monday, 11 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- U.S. Treasury Department will host its annual State Small Business Credit Initiative conference. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on the economic outlook before the New York Association for Business Economics- 1645 GMT. WASHINGTON- Former Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan speaks before the 17th...

  • BRUSSELS, May 11- David Cameron is not the best liked European leader in Brussels, yet as he seeks changes in the EU to persuade Britons they should stay in, he will not lack offers of friendship. They will come from presidents and fellow prime ministers across the 28- nation European Union and its institutions, none of whom wants to lose the economic, geopolitical...

  • After Tory win, EU seeks to avert Brexit Saturday, 9 May 2015 | 6:18 AM ET
    David Cameron

    European leaders lost no time in offering David Cameron talks on EU reform, bidding to ease uncertainty about Britain's future in the bloc.

  • The Chicago- based carrier said in a statement it plans to halt service to Stockholm and Oslo from its Newark, New Jersey, hub between Sept. 5 and May 4, 2016. It also expects to suspend one of its two daily flights between Newark and Paris from Oct. 25 through March 26, 2016, but use a larger aircraft, the Boeing Co 777-200, than it currently does on the flight that remains.

  • BRUSSELS, May 8- European leaders lost no time on Friday in offering David Cameron talks on EU reform, bidding to ease uncertainty about Britain's future in the bloc ahead of the in-or-out referendum the prime minister will call now he has been re-elected. France's Socialist president Francois Hollande invited the triumphant Conservative to Paris once he has...

  • STOCKHOLM, May 8- Online music streaming service Spotify's revenues leapt 45 percent to top 1 billion euros last year, though its operating loss widened due to product development and expansion costs, its holding company said. Stockholm- based Spotify, which provides free on-demand music or ad-free tunes for paying customers, posted an operating loss of 165...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 22 Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England holds Monetary Policy Committee meeting. LONDON- European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio to deliver lecture on "Reinforcing financial stability in the euro area" at OMFIF Golden Speaker Series, organized by Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum- 1130 GMT. STAVANGER, Norway- Central bank of Norway Governor...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 18 Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde participate in " Finance and Society" conversation before the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Society hosted by the IMF- 1315 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 14 Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    BOSTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren gives welcome and opening remarks before the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act Outreach Meeting hosted by the bank- 1300 GMT. BOSTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo speaks at opening session before the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction...

  • Riksbank: Bond-buying has worked Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    Riksbank: Bond-buying has worked

    Sweden's central bank has left its rates unchanged. Stefan Ingves, governor of the Riksbank, explains the thought process behind not cutting rates further.

  • Sweden's Riksbank surprises by holding fire Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    Sweden's Riksbank surprises by holding fire

    Thomas Harr, global head of FICC research at Danske Bank, says the latest policy decision by Sweden's Riksbank is an "interesting move."

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 12 Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation Deputy Director Mark van der Weide testifies on insurance regulation before the House Financial Services subcommittee on housing and insurance- 1400 GMT. Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs Nathan Sheets speaks on "What to Expect from the Next U.S.- China...