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  • Behind Nikkei's longest winning streak since 1988 Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 11:33 PM ET
    Behind Nikkei's longest winning streak since 1988

    Apart from improvements in the economy, a global appreciation of stock markets also supported the benchmark Nikkei 225, says Takuji Okubo, principal & chief economist at Japan Macro Advisors.

  • *Nationwide core CPI +0.3 pct vs f'cast +0.2 pct. TOKYO, May 29- Japan's core consumer prices barely rose and household spending unexpectedly fell in the year to April, casting doubt on the central bank's view of a steady economic recovery helping accelerate inflation toward its 2 percent target. Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda has stressed he will look...

  • Why Japan Inc needs to share its wealth Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:42 PM ET
    Why Japan Inc needs to share its wealth

    Kathy Matsui, MD & Chief Japan Strategist at Goldman Sachs Japan, says it is crucial for Japanese corporates to release excess cash into the real economy via capex or wage hikes.

  • Japan April nationwide core CPI rises 0.3 pct yr/yr Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:34 PM ET

    TOKYO, May 29- Japan's core consumer prices rose 0.3 percent in April from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday, keeping inflation distant from the central bank's 2 percent target. The rise in the core consumer price index, which includes oil products but excludes fresh food prices, compared with a median market forecast for a 0.2 percent increase.

  • LONDON, May 26- Gold fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday as the dollar extended gains following stronger U.S. inflation data and comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that reinforced the central bank's tightening bias on monetary policy. "The dollar is back in vogue, it's turned after last week's strong CPI data, Yellen comments, and there should be more...

  • LONDON, May 25- The dollar hit a one-month high against a basket of major currencies on Monday after stronger-than-expected underlying U.S. inflation bolstered the Federal Reserve's case for an interest rate hike later this year. Amid low volumes, with most of Europe as well as the United States shut for a holiday, the dollar index, which measures the greenback...

  • LONDON, May 25- The dollar was firm near a two-month high against the yen on Monday and held gains against the euro after stronger-than-expected underlying U.S. inflation supported the Federal Reserve's case for an interest rate hike later this year. Fed Chair Janet Yellen's comments that the central bank was poised to raise rates in 2015 also shored up...

  • TOKYO, May 25- The dollar hovered at a two-month high versus the yen and stood firm against other peers after surging on a higher-than-expected U.S. core consumer price index that supported the Federal Reserve's case for a rate hike later this year. It was the largest rise in the core CPI since January 2013 and followed a 0.2 percent gain in March.

  • Street wanted more from Yellen, got same old Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:49 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Board Chair Janet Yellen.

    Fed Chair Janet Yellen stuck to her script Friday, even though traders had hoped a jump in consumer prices would force her to give a nod to the improved inflation data.

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- Rising shelter and medical care costs boosted underlying U.S. inflation pressures in April, a welcome sign for the Federal Reserve as it contemplates raising interest rates this year. The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index, excluding food and energy, increased 0.3 percent last month. "It will give the Fed greater...

  • *Core inflation at highest since January 2013. May 22- U.S. stocks fell in late morning trading on Friday, retreating from recent record highs, as investors await Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's economic outlook for clues on the timing of a rate hike after new data showed a rise in inflation. "September is the most likely scenario and Yellen has been very keen on...

  • NEW YORK, May 22- The U.S. Fed Chair Janet Yellen, who on Friday will talk about the economy's prospects, is expected to acknowledge the recent sluggishness, including near stagnant performance in the first few months of the year. Though the Fed uses another measure for its 2 percent target, the CPI report on Friday showed prices increasing across a broad set of items,...

  • NEW YORK, May 22- Global equity markets dipped modestly Friday but remained near record highs, while the yield on U.S. government debt rose as a gain in core consumer prices in April should keep the Federal Reserve on course to raise interest rates later this year. Fed Chair Janet Yellen is expected to acknowledge recent sluggishness in the U.S. economy, including a...

  • *Core inflation at highest since January 2013. May 22- Wall Street was mixed in early trading on Friday as investors digested data that showed rising inflation pressure, casting fresh doubt on when the Federal Reserve would ultimately raise interest rates this year. "September is still the most likely lift-off date, but July is not out of the question,...

  • US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-WALL ST OPENS LOWER AFTER APRIL CPI DATA@. May 22- U.S. stocks opened lower on Friday after data showed a stronger-than-expected rise in core inflation in April, suggesting the Federal Reserve would remain on course to hike interest rates later this year. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 14.69 points, or 0.08 percent, to 18,271.05, the S&P...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- U.S. consumer prices moderated in April on weak gasoline prices, but rising shelter and medical care costs boosted underlying inflation pressures, which should keep the Federal Reserve on course to raise interest rates later this year. The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index gained 0.1 percent last month after...

  • *Core inflation at highest since January 2013. The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index rose 0.1 percent last month, while the so-called core CPI, which strips out food and energy costs, increased 0.3 percent, the largest gain since January 2013. "There is some conflicting information that is going on inside the marketplace that sort of belies what's...

  • April CPI up 0.1% Friday, 22 May 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    April CPI up 0.1%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on consumer prices and inflation. And CNBC's Steve Liesman, and Joel Naroff, Economic Advisors, provide perspective.

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- U.S. consumer prices moderated in April on weak gasoline prices, but rising shelter and medical care costs boosted underlying inflation pressures, which should keep the Federal Reserve on course to raise interest rates later this year. The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index slipped 0.1 percent last month after...

  • *CPI data due 2330 GMT, output due 2350 May 28. TOKYO, May 22- Japan's consumer inflation remained subdued in April on lower energy costs, adding pressure on the Bank of Japan after already two years of massive stimulus aimed at banishing deflation. "The actual condition of the economy lacks momentum," said Takumi Tsunoda, senior economist at Shinkin Central Bank...