Economic Regions BRICS

  • BERLIN, Sept 21- German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel, heading to Moscow for talks about trade with President Vladimir Putin, said on Wednesday he favored a lifting of EU sanctions on Russia but that would require making progress on peace in Ukraine. Soon afterwards, conflict broke out in eastern Ukraine between government forces and separatists who the West...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- China and the United States will keep developing positive relations no matter who wins November's U.S. presidential election, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told an economic forum in New York on Tuesday. Both candidates have been critical of China's assertive pursuit of territory in the South China Sea, a potential flashpoint in Asia and a cause of...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- China and the United States will keep developing positive relations no matter who wins November's U.S. presidential election, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told an economic forum in New York on Tuesday. "No matter who gets elected in the U.S. presidential election, I believe that China-U.S. ties will continue to grow steadily and in a positive...

  • *Demand for 1- day and 7- day repurchase agreements slows down. *Follows central bank intervention in money markets. SHANGHAI, Sept 19- China's central bank can take some measure of success from its attempts to force small banks to reduce their reliance on risky short-term borrowing, but uncomfortable memories of a 2013 cash crunch that spooked global markets is...

  • *Demand for 1- day and 7- day repurchase agreements slows down. *Follows central bank intervention in money markets. SHANGHAI, Sept 19- China's central bank can take some measure of success from its attempts to force small banks to reduce their reliance on risky short-term borrowing, but uncomfortable memories of a 2013 cash crunch that spooked global markets is...

  • But the next president could have his or her hands full, dealing with Iran in general and the agreement in particular. For Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, it's basically a question of continuity versus change. She supports it, while taking a generally tougher tone on Iran than President Barack Obama.

  • MOSCOW— Russia's Central Bank has cut its key interest rate by half a percentage point to 10 percent as it aims to shore up the economy amid signs of a taming in inflationary pressures. The central bank said Friday that the reduction, the second in three months, was possible as the annual rate of inflation eased to 6.6 percent in September from 7.2 percent in July.

  • BERLIN— Germany's economy minister plans to travel to Russia next week with a business delegation, a trip that comes as Western sanctions and a weak Russian currency have weighed on trade between the two countries. The Economy Ministry said Friday that Sigmar Gabriel, who is also Germany's vice chancellor, will visit Moscow on Sept. 21 and 22.

  • BERLIN, Sept 16- German Vice Chancellor and Economic Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel will visit Russia next week to hold talks with Russian government officials about the state of bilateral trade relations, his ministry said in a statement on Friday. Russia is likely to be keen to discuss the impact that European Union sanctions imposed on Moscow over its role...

  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 LONDON- Kenya-UK Trade and Investment Forum featuring Central Bank of Kenya Governor Patrick Njoroge, Kenya Finance Minister Henry Rotich and Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed. LONDON- Bank of England interest rate decision- 1100 GMT. BERNE- Swiss National Bank monetary policy assessment- 0630 GMT.

  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 LONDON- Kenya-UK Trade and Investment Forum featuring Central Bank of Kenya Governor Patrick Njoroge, Kenya Finance Minister Henry Rotich and Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed. LONDON- Bank of England interest rate decision- 1100 GMT. BERNE- Swiss National Bank monetary policy assessment- 0630 GMT.

  • ECB governing council member Ewald Nowotny, Central Bank of Iceland Governor Mar Gudmundsson and De Nederlansche Bank President Klaas Knot to speak. LONDON- Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins speaks at OMFIF, with the focus expected to be on the long-term strategy for economic growth and its implications for financial stability- 1015 GMT.

  • BRASILIA, Sept 13- Brazil's new government on Tuesday launched a sweeping plan to auction off licenses to operate oil and gas, electricity and infrastructure projects in an attempt to boost investment and pull the economy out of the deepest recession in eight decades. The government will sell operating licenses by March for airports in the cities of Porto...

  • BEIJING, Sept 13- China's factory output and retail sales grew faster than expected in August as a strong housing market and a government infrastructure spending spree underpinned growth in the world's second-largest economy. "It is a good time for China to deliver on structural reform, especially on the SOE side, to restore confidence in the economy," he said,...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 13- China stocks were little changed on Tuesday, with investors shrugging off upbeat economic data that pointed to some success in Beijing's efforts to stimulate the world's second-largest economy. China's industrial output grew at the fastest pace in five months in August, while retail sales also beat expectations but investors and analysts...

  • BEIJING, Sept 13- China's industrial output grew the fastest in five months in August as demand for products from coal to cars rebounded thanks to higher government spending and a year-long credit and property boom. China's steel industry, in particular, has perked up in recent months as capacity cuts and production curbs have boosted prices and profits, while a...

  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 OSTRAVA, Czech Republic- Czech National Bank Governor Jiri Rusnok to give a lecture on "Monetary policy in the years 2017-2018: exit and developments beyond"- 0800 GMT. ECB governing council member Ewald Nowotny, Sveriges Riksbank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley, Argentina central bank Governor Federico Sturzenegger, People's Bank of...

  • *China is behind on 2016 targets for fixed asset investment, retail sales. BEIJING, Sept 12- Strong comments from China's top state planner that the economy needed more support was most likely aimed at persuading the central bank to take bolder policy action. The National Development and Reform Commission is one of China's most powerful government bodies, with...

  • *China is behind on 2016 targets for fixed asset investment, retail sales. BEIJING, Sept 12- Strong comments from China's top state planner that the economy needed more support was most likely aimed at persuading the central bank to take bolder policy action. It is responsible for making sure China meets its economic growth targets.

  • *Asia stocks ex- Japan in steepest fall since Brexit. SYDNEY, Sept 12- Asian shares suffered their sharpest setback since June on Monday as investors were rattled by rising bond yields and talk the Federal Reserve might be serious about lifting U.S. interest rates as early as next week. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 2.4 percent,...