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Analysis - Still awash with cash, world economies take turn for the worse

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LONDON - China's economy is slowing. The euro zone's is a flat line. Japan's sank in the second quarter. Britain has wage deflation. The U.S. economy is ticking over at best.

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Analysis - ECB in policy limbo, boxed in by its own plans 19 Aug 2014

FRANKFURT - The European Central Bank is in a policy no man's land, bombarded by news of a stagnating euro zone economy but hesitant to move forward with new stimulus until measures it loaded in June have ignited.

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Euro zone trade surplus rises more than expected in June 18 Aug 2014

BRUSSELS - The euro zone's trade surplus grew more than expected in June from June a year ago, data showed on Monday, but the improved surplus does not yet reflect the full effect of sanctions and counter-sanctions imposed by the European Union and Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.

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Bundesbank says euro zone to grow slower than thought 18 Aug 2014

FRANKFURT - The euro zone economy is expected grow more slowly than initially expected during the rest of this year as conflicts in Ukraine and elsewhere weigh on business confidence, Germany's central bank said on Monday.

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French PM calls for European investment plan to boost growth 15 Aug 2014

PARIS - France's prime minister called on Friday for steps to be taken at EU level to boost economic growth through investment, a day after data showed that both France and the euro zone stagnated in the second quarter.

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ECB takes tough line on shipping loans in banks' health checks-sources 15 Aug 2014

FRANKFURT - The European Central Bank is taking a hard line on the controversial issue of how shipping loans should be valued in a wide-ranging review into the health of the euro zone's banks, several sources familiar with the matter said.

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Euro zone economy grinds to halt even before Russia sanctions bite 15 Aug 2014

BERLIN/BRUSSELS - Euro zone economic growth ground to a halt in the second quarter as Germany's economy shrank and France's stagnated. | Video

ECB survey points to weaker inflation this year and next 15 Aug 2014

FRANKFURT - Euro zone inflation will be weaker than previously expected this year and next, an updated survey for the European Central Bank indicated on Thursday, darkening the euro zone's economic outlook. | Video

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Stocks up on Putin comments, bond yields fall 14 Aug 2014

NEW YORK - Global equity markets edged higher on Thursday after President Vladimir Putin of Russia sounded a conciliatory note over the crisis in Ukraine, while bond yields in Europe fell to record lows as the euro zone's recovery stalled in the second quarter. | Video

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Euro zone economy grinds to halt even before Russia sanctions bite 14 Aug 2014

BERLIN/BRUSSELS - Euro zone economic growth ground to a halt in the second quarter as Germany's economy shrank and France's stagnated.

Germany, Italy say prepared to send weapons to Iraq's Kurds

BERLIN/ROME - Germany and Italy joined Britain and France on Wednesday in saying they would arm Iraqi Kurdish security forces fighting Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, in close coordination with the Baghdad central government.

France seeks international meeting to tackle Islamic State

PARIS - France said on Wednesday it wanted to bring together Arab states, Iran and the main world powers to coordinate a comprehensive response against Islamic State insurgents who control large parts of Syria and Iraq.

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Telecom Italia board to meet next week on GVT -source

MILAN - Telecom Italia will hold a board meeting next week to discuss an offer to acquire Vivendi SA's Brazilian broadband unit GVT SA, a source close to the matter said on Tuesday.

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