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Japan not out of deflation yet: Minister

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 17:13

Japan hasn`t emerged from years of deflation quite yet, the country`s economy minister said Friday, after a sales tax hike sparked a sharp decline in second-quarter growth.

ECB expected to hold its fire despite low inflation

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 10:13

The European Central Bank is unlikely to take new policy action at its monthly meeting on Thursday, despite a lingering threat of eurozone deflation and geopolitical risks.

ECB holds key rate steady at 0.15%

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 18:18

The ECB is instead targeting loans to encourage banks to lend to households and non-financial corporations.

Spain's jobless numbers slide in June: official data

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 14:37

Spain`s overall unemployment rate rose to 25.93 percent in the first quarter of 2014 from 25.73 percent in the previous three months.

European stock markets kick off week on downbeat note

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 18:17

Deflation is such a threat that the European Central Bank has moved into negative interest rates to get cash flowing.

Eurozone inflation stays weak at 0.5% in June

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 15:29

Inflation has been far below the ECB`s target of just under 2.0 percent, threatening its statutory obligation to ensure price stability.

ECB monitors impact of anti-deflationary measures

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 20:24

The European Central Bank is unlikely to make new policy moves at its monthly meeting next week, focusing instead on monitoring the impact of last month`s unprecedented package of measures.

ECB sees no acute deflation risk: Board member

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 18:54

The European Central Bank sees no acute danger of deflation but expects inflation to stay low for some time, executive board member Yves Mersch said in an interview on Sunday.

Eurozone growth stalls, France lags, deflation threatens

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 09:11

France risks getting left behind in the eurozone economic recovery.

Investors look to China and US after ECB fights deflation risk

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 19:22

This week`s light calendar gives investors room to digest the European Central Bank`s radical moves to avert deflation and look beyond US data which, in more normal times, might imply higher interest rates.

S&P hits record, focus shifts to payrolls

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 08:34

Investors are now focused on Friday`s US payrolls report for May.

S&P hits record; focus shifts to payrolls

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 08:13

US stocks rose on Thursday, with the S&P 500 hitting a record for the seventh time in eight sessions, after the European Central Bank cut rates to record lows and pledged to do more if needed to fight off the risk of deflation.