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  • In the euro zone, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has promised rock-bottom interest rates for the foreseeable future and pledged to see through the bank's monthly 60 billion euro asset purchases until September next year. In Asia, China's policymakers are struggling to contain stock market mayhem that could still undermine attempts to...

  • BOJ keeps policy steady, trims GDP forecast Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 11:23 PM ET

    TOKYO, July 15- The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady and largely maintained its upbeat inflation forecasts on Wednesday, even as soft exports and household spending forced it to trim its economic growth projection slightly. As widely expected, the BOJ reiterated its pledge to increase base money, or cash and deposits at the central bank, at an annual pace...

  • TOKYO, July 9- Japan's core machinery orders in May unexpectedly grew for a third straight month, with the total value reaching a 7- year high and adding to recent evidence of a steady pickup in business spending seen as vital for a durable economic recovery. The Cabinet office said the value of core orders reached its highest levels since June 2008.

  • Tom Brady (not that Tom Brady) explains deflation Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 7:38 AM ET
    Tom Brady (not that Tom Brady) explains deflation

    Deflation is all over the news, either from the Tom Brady 'deflate-gate' scandal or from the Fed trying to decide when to raise rates. Here's how to tell the latter from the former.

  • BANGKOK, June 19- Thailand's central bank cut its 2015 growth forecast and said exports would contract for a third straight year and that consumer prices will fall this year. The Bank of Thailand lowered its growth projection to 3.0 percent from 3.8 percent seen three months ago. "The economy will return to its normal trend next year," Assistant Governor Mathee...

  • *Q1 earnings/share $1.25 vs est $1.22. June 18- Kroger Co boosted its full-year forecast for identical-store sales and reported better-than-expected quarterly sales on the same basis as more customers bought groceries at its stores amid signs of strengthening U.S. economic growth. Kroger, which owns the Ralphs, Smith's and Food 4 Less grocery chains as well as...

  • Insana: Here's what the bond market is saying Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 12:07 PM ET
    A financial trader speaks on a fixed lined telephone as he monitors data on computer screens at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Frankfurt, Germany.

    Here's what the bond market appears to be telling us, says Ron Insana.

  • Wall Street declines, S&P falls through support level. *Oil prices slide ahead of OPEC meeting. The euro was last down 0.32 percent at $1.1238 after powering up to $1.1379, its highest since May 18.

  • FRANKFURT, June 3- Europe has lost some growth momentum and bond market volatility is here to stay, the European Central Bank said on Wednesday, pledging to see through its money printing scheme until its job of lifting the economy is done. In remarks after the bank left rates on hold at record lows, ECB president Mario Draghi also urged a deal with Greece, which is...

  • *ECB lifts 2015 inflation forecast. *Sees some loss of growth momentum. FRANKFURT, June 3- The European Central Bank raised its forecast for inflation this year but said on Wednesday there were some signs of economic recovery losing momentum across the euro zone.

  • ECB lifts inflation forecast, keeps GDP outlook steady Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 8:46 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, June 3- The European Central Bank raised its 2015 inflation forecast on Wednesday, arguing that its 60 billion euro per month asset-buying program is bearing fruit. It kept its economic growth projections steady. The ECB predicted that inflation would average 0.3 percent this year, above its March forecast for unchanged prices, reflecting a rebound...

  • *BOJ will consider action if price trend disrupted-Shirai. TSU, Japan, June 3- Bank of Japan board member Sayuri Shirai ruled out the chance of an imminent expansion of monetary stimulus, but warned of risks to the price outlook that may put pressure on the central bank as it seeks to hit an ambitious inflation target. It pushed back the timing for hitting its price...

  • TOKYO, May 22- The Bank of Japan maintained its massive stimulus programme and offered a slightly more upbeat view of the world's third-largest economy on Friday, citing a modest rebound in consumption and exports. That added to some signs of hope from Wednesday's data that showed Japan's economy expanded at the fastest pace in a year in January-March due to...

  • UK is in deflation, not 'negative inflation' Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    UK is in deflation, not 'negative inflation'

    David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, gives his reaction to the UK falling into deflation territory today.

  • UK inflation turns negative: Reaction Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    UK inflation turns negative: Reaction

    CPI data shows that the U.K. has slipped into deflation. Henry Dixon, fund manager at GLG, discusses what this means.

  • Will UK see deflation for the first time in 55 years? Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 12:45 AM ET
    Will UK see deflation for the first time in 55 years?

    Brendan Brown, head of Research at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International, outlines his expectations for the U.K.'s April consumer prices.

  • BEIJING, May 9- China's consumer inflation edged up to 1.5 percent in April, less than market expectations and adding to concerns about burgeoning deflationary pressures which are likely to lead to more policy easing. The producer price index remained in negative territory for the 37th consecutive month, falling 4.6 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics...

  • BEIJING, May 9- China's consumer inflation edged up to 1.5 percent in April compared with a year ago, missing market expectations and adding to concerns about burgeoning deflationary pressures which are likely to lead to more policy easing. The producer price index remained in negative territory for the 37th consecutive month, falling 4.6 percent, the...

  • *Metro, Morrisons slip; Beiersdorf gains. LONDON, May 7- European shares recouped most of their daily losses to trade modestly lower on Thursday, as a selloff in government bonds eased and the euro gave up its gains against the dollar, partly helped by some estimate-beating U.S. data. Germany's DAX index, which is heavily export-oriented and benefits from a weak euro,...

  • *Reflation putting end to deflation scare. SYDNEY/ LONDON, May 6- A rapid revival of commodity prices and a sudden sell-off in top-rated, low-yielding bonds have signalled the passing of this year's global deflation scare, forcing a rethink of both the consumer price outlook and investments worldwide. "There has been a profound easing in financial conditions...