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  • Germany's DAX fell 1.1 percent to 8,879.40 while France's CAC 40 slid 1.7 percent. He met in Paris on Tuesday with his German counterpart, Jens Weidmann, along with the finance ministers of France and Germany for an economic conference. We think that this volatility of the Asian markets has spread to Europe, the eurozone, and the whole world.

  • Forget China? India reports higher GDP Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 12:57 PM ET
    A porter transports metal pipes on a wooden handcart as people wait to cross a street in Mumbai, India, February 8, 2016. The Indian government on Monday forecast annual economic growth to accelerate to 7.6 percent in the fiscal year ending in March 2016 after Asia's third-largest economy grew 7.3 percent in the quarter to end-December.

    India, the world's third largest economy, said it expanded by 7.3 percent in the last quarter vs. 6.8 percent for China.

  • *Dollar falls to lowest vs yen since November 2014. NEW YORK, Feb 8- The dollar fell to a 15- month low against the yen on Monday as a renewed slide in oil prices and doubts about the effectiveness of the Bank of Japan's negative interest-rate policy drove investors back into the safe-haven currency. "A bit of it is positioning," said Charles St-Arnaud, senior...

  • King of Bahrain in Russia for talks with Putin Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 10:37 AM ET

    SOCHI, Russia— President Vladimir Putin has hosted the ruler of Bahrain for talks focused on the Syrian crisis and economic cooperation. Putin hailed Bahrain as Russia's "important partner in the Gulf and the entire Middle East" at the start of the talks Monday in the Russian president's residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Putin presented Bahraini King...

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 8- India's economic growth slowed in the last quarter of 2015, adding to pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to expedite stalled reforms in the next session of parliament when it presents its annual budget. That rate of growth was faster than the 6.8 percent posted by China in the same quarter, although many economists say the...

  • NEW DELHI— India says its economy grew 7.3 percent in the last three months of 2015, a rate of expansion that puts the South Asian nation ahead of China's 6.8 percent growth during the same period. The data released Monday by the Indian Central Statistics Office shows a slight downturn for India from the previous quarter, when the country registered growth of 7.4...

  • The impact of the weaker Chinese yuan Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 2:08 AM ET
    The impact of the weaker Chinese yuan

    Dan Veru, executive vice-president and chief investment officer at Palisade Capital, says China is using the weaker yuan to finance acquisitions abroad.

  • TOKYO— Asian stock markets crept higher Monday in thin holiday trading, with gains kept in check as investors fretted about a global economic slowdown after data showed U.S. employers added fewer jobs last month. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.1 percent to 17,004.30 while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was flat at 4,975.40. Markets were closed in...

  • Gorilla war or going ape: What's your strategy? Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 12:31 AM ET

    As the year of the fire monkey kicks off, in this week's Trader Poll, tell us which of the monkey's traits best match your approach.

  • TOKYO— Asian stock markets were little changed Monday in thin holiday trading as investors fretted about a global economic slowdown after data showed U.S. employers added fewer jobs last month. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.1 percent to 16,827.97 while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was flat at 4,975.00. Markets were closed in China, Hong Kong,...

  • TOKYO, Feb 8- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday he will publish the outcome of investigations the central bank is conducting into a media leak of its impending decision last month to deploy negative interest rates. The online edition of Japanese daily Nikkei ran a story saying the BOJ was discussing adopting a negative interest rate policy...

  • Double-whammy hammers Japan's trading houses Sunday, 7 Feb 2016 | 9:39 PM ET

    Japan's storied trading houses face billions of dollars in impairments from an emerging markets downturn and the commodities rout.

  • Asian markets to take a New Year breather Sunday, 7 Feb 2016 | 9:15 PM ET
    Asian markets closed for Lunar New Year, which heralds the Year of the Monkey.

    With several markets closed for the Lunar New Year and only a smattering of Asian data due, it may be a rare quiet week for investors.

  • China, a focus of much of the recent market concern, released foreign reserves data on Sunday which showed the central bank dumped dollars to defend the yuan and prevent an increase in capital outflows. The country's foreign reserves fell $99.5 billion to $3.23 trillion in January, the lowest level since May 2012, central bank data showed. Federal Reserve Chair...

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 8- India will release data on Monday showing it remains one of the fastest growing economies in the world, but economists are struggling to reconcile that rosy picture with ground realities like weak exports, investment, and flat corporate order books. "There are inconsistencies between the picture presented by new GDP series and many other tried...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 5- Gold rose to a three-month high in volatile trade on Friday, as a mixed U.S. jobs report prompted investors to reassess the outlook for U.S. interest rates this year, putting bullion on track for its strongest weekly performance in more than a year. "The futures curve is showing that the probability of a March hike has fallen to around 10 percent,...

  • China, a major commodities consumer and focus of much of the recent concern, releases trade data in the coming week that will be closely watched to gauge demand in the world's second-largest economy, while U.S. retail sales figures will give clues on the state of consumer confidence there. "While we don't think that the world's economy is set to fall off a cliff, the...

  • LONDON, Feb 5- The price of gold slipped after a mixed U.S. jobs report on Friday, but was still on track for its biggest weekly gain in a month on doubts about whether the Federal Reserve can keep raising interest rates. Spot gold initially rose after the jobs report to $1,161.31 an ounce, its highest since Oct. 29, but by 1401 GMT it was down 0.5 percent at $1,149.86 an...

  • Japanese volcano erupts near nuclear plant Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 6:05 AM ET
    An aerial view of Sakurajima taken in August 2015

    A Japanese volcano about 50 km (30 miles) from a nuclear plant erupted on Friday, Japan's Meteorological Agency said.

  • *Jan exports seen at -1.9 pct y/y vs Dec's -1.4 pct. BEIJING, Feb 5- China's January exports may have fallen for a seventh month with factories still battling falling prices, but an expected jump in bank lending may underscore the government's bid to put a floor under the slowing economy. That may produce a trade surplus of $58.85 billion for January, compared with a...

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