Business events scheduled for Friday

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Posted: May 12, 2011 2:24 PM
Business events scheduled for Friday

Major business and economic events scheduled for Friday:

WASHINGTON _ Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for April, 8:30 a.m.

BRUSSELS _ European Commission releases biannual economic forecast.

BERLIN _ Federal Statistical Office releases first-quarter growth figures for the German economy, Europe's biggest.

HONG KONG _ Hong Kong releases first-quarter gross domestic product figures.

SEOUL, South Korea _ The Bank of Korea holds its monthly interest rate setting meeting. The central bank has raised its key borrowing cost four times in less than a year to fight inflation.