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  • *BOJ to only trim FY2017 CPI f'cast to around 1.5 pct- sources. TOKYO, July 22- The Bank of Japan will likely cut next fiscal year's inflation forecast only slightly and largely maintain its upbeat view for 2018 at a policy review next week, sources said, an outlook which could allow it to argue there is no need for imminent monetary easing. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has...

  • *BOJ to only trim FY2017 CPI f'cast to around 1.5 pct- sources. TOKYO, July 22- The Bank of Japan will likely cut next fiscal year's inflation forecast only slightly and largely maintain its upbeat view for 2018 at a policy review next week, sources said, an outlook which could allow it to argue there is no need for imminent monetary easing. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has...

  • *Analysts see Japan would intervene if dlr/yen at 94- 90 yen. If that happens, it would come just a few weeks after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered a fresh round of fiscal stimulus following a sweeping election victory in the Upper House, and would underscore the deep malaise rooted in Japan's economy. Japan's core consumer price index, which includes oil...

  • *New Zealand dollar falls after soft CPI data. SINGAPORE, July 18- The Turkish lira rose against the dollar and the safe-haven yen fell broadly on Monday in the wake of a failed Turkish coup over the weekend, easing investor concerns about political uncertainty and geopolitical risks. The dollar rose 0.4 percent to 105.35 yen.

  • *New Zealand dollar falls after soft CPI data. SINGAPORE, July 18- The Turkish lira rose against the dollar and the safe-haven yen fell broadly on Monday after Turkish authorities thwarted a coup attempt over the weekend, easing investor concerns about political uncertainty and geopolitical risks. The dollar rose 0.5 percent to 105.49 yen, while the euro gained...

  • NEW YORK, July 15- U.S. The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index rose 0.2 percent last month after a similar gain in May. The Commerce Department also said that retail sales increased 0.6 percent last month after a downwardly revised 0.2 percent gain in May.

  • WASHINGTON, July 15- U.S. consumer prices increased for a fourth straight month in June as Americans paid more for housing, gasoline and healthcare, pointing to steadily rising inflation pressures. The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index rose 0.2 percent last month after a similar gain in May. In the 12 months through June, the CPI advanced 1.0...

  • TOKYO, July 13- Japan's government on Wednesday cut its forecasts for consumer prices and economic growth, a blow to the Bank of Japan's ambitious project to achieve 2 percent inflation with massive purchases of government debt. The government expects consumer prices to rise 0.4 percent in the current fiscal year ending in March 2017, down from a 1.2 percent...

  • China's food service industry is a key part of the mainland's service sector.

    Soft China inflation data has sparked speculation the economic giant may join the ranks of various central banks in cutting interest rates.

  • China Economy

    China has some room for another RRR cut, but not by much because inflation could pick up towards the year end, UBS WM's Kelvin Tay says.

  • China CPI

    China needs to ease further in order to hit its GDP targets and incentivize the private sector to invest more, says Commerzbank's Hao Zhou.

  • China Risk

    The major risks in China are in the restructuring of state-owned enterprises, says Societe Generale's Alain Bokobza.

  • China Inflation

    China June CPI rose less than expected because of the good weather meant lower food prices, explains Natixis Economist Iris Pang.

  • A customer holds a 100 Yuan note at a market in Beijing.

    China's June consumer inflation grew at its slowest since January, while producer prices extended falls, reinforcing expectations for more stimulus.

  • BEIJING, July 10- China's June consumer inflation grew at its slowest pace since January as increases in food prices eased, while producer prices extended their fall, reinforcing economists' views that more government stimulus steps will be needed to support the economy. The consumer price index rose 1.9 percent in June from a year earlier, compared with a 2.0...

  • BEIJING, July 10- China's June consumer inflation grew at its slowest pace since January as increases in food prices eased, while producer prices extended their fall, reinforcing economists' views that more government stimulus steps will be needed to support the economy. The consumer price index rose 1.9 percent in June from a year earlier, compared with a 2.0...

  • TAIPEI, July 5- Taiwan stocks fell on Tuesday, dragged down by a selloff in most other Asian indexes, and as investors awaited trade data later in the week. Taiwan's wholesale price index fell in June from a year ago, its 21st straight month of contraction, while a rise in the consumer price index, an inflation gauge, moderated in June, data showed early in the day.

  • RBA Decision-Making

    The Reserve Bank of Australia will probably stay neutral as it won't want to add any fuel to the political uncertainty, expects HSBC's Paul Bloxham.

  • *Japan firms expect 0.7 pct CPI growth a year ahead-BOJ. TOKYO, July 4- Japanese companies' inflation expectations fell slightly in June from three months ago, the Bank of Japan's tankan survey showed, adding to growing doubts over its argument that aggressive money printing will accelerate price growth to its 2 percent goal. "The BOJ will probably have to cut its...

  • *Japan firms expect 0.7 pct CPI growth a year ahead-BOJ. TOKYO, July 4- Japanese companies' inflation expectations fell slightly in June from three months ago, the Bank of Japan's tankan survey showed, adding to growing doubts over its argument that aggressive money printing will speed price growth to its 2 percent goal. The BOJ added negative interest rates in...