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  • DUBAI, Feb 21- Consumer price deflation hit Saudi Arabia in January for the first time in over a decade, official data showed on Tuesday, but plans for increased state revenues mean prices are unlikely to continue falling for more than a few months. Prices fell 0.4 percent from a year earlier last month, their first drop since the early 2000 s, and decreased 0.2...

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 26- The euro zone economy started the year on a solid footing and the European Central Bank should start plotting an exit from stimulus if the recent inflation rise proves lasting, ECB policymaker Jens Weidmann said on Thursday. Warning against keeping monetary policy too easy for too long, Weidmann, the influential head of Germany's Bundesbank,...

  • *BOJ, markets see inflation near 1 pct this year. *Mood inside BOJ far from cheery on wage outlook. TOKYO, Jan 26- Just when the Bank of Japan might have been expected to crow that price rises are finally heading towards its elusive target, insiders are fretting that it's not the kind of inflation they ordered.

  • *Japan Inc cautious about global outlook under Trump- analyst. TOKYO, Jan 23- Nearly two-thirds of Japanese companies do not plan to hike their workers' wages this year, a Reuters poll showed, a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's campaign for higher pay to spur a recovery and a way to end two decades of deflation. But Japan Inc has generally resisted Abe's plea.

  • *Japan economy to achieve sustainable growth- Kuroda. DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 20- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday the prospects of faster U.S. growth may push up the dollar, and he offered an upbeat view on the world economy, dismissing concerns that protectionism could spread and undermine global trade. He said Japan's economy was likely to...

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 19- The European Central Bank kept its super-easy monetary policy unchanged as expected on Thursday, maintaining extraordinary stimulus to aid a tepid recovery in growth after nearly a decade in the doldrums. "If the outlook becomes less favourable, or if financial conditions become inconsistent with further progress towards a sustained...

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    Joshua Crabb, Old Mutual Global Investors, talks about how concerns over deflation have waned.

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  • A worker assembles a Ford truck at the new Louisville Ford truck plant in Louisville, Kentucky, September 30, 2016.

    Job growth is shifting into a lower gear, but pay increases in December came at the best pace since 2009.

  • TOKYO, Dec 29- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said he expects Japan's economy to enjoy a steady recovery throughout next year as global headwinds die down, according to the Nikkei newspaper, reinforcing market expectations that the central bank will hold off on expanding stimulus in the foreseeable future. But he said brightening prospects for the...

  • *BOJ keeps yield curve targets steady. TOKYO, Dec 20- The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady and took a more upbeat view of the economy on Tuesday, reinforcing market expectations that its future policy direction could be an increase- not a cut- in interest rates. "Japan's economy continues to recover moderately as a trend," the BOJ said in a statement announcing...

  • *BOJ keeps yield curve targets steady. TOKYO, Dec 20- The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady and took a more upbeat view of the economy on Tuesday, reinforcing market expectations that its future policy direction could be an increase- not a cut- in interest rates. "Japan's economy continues to recover moderately as a trend," the BOJ said in a statement announcing...

  • TOKYO, Dec 19- While surging global bond yields are hampering the Bank of Japan's efforts to cap long-term interest rates, a broad U.S. dollar rally is helping the central bank's new framework achieve what matters most: a weakening yen. Yen falls help the central bank as it gives Japan's export-reliant economy a much-needed boost that can spur business...

  • TOKYO, Dec 16- While surging global bond yields are hampering the Bank of Japan's efforts to cap long-term interest rates, a broad U.S. dollar rally is helping the central bank's new framework achieve what matters most: a weakening yen. Yen falls help the central bank as it gives Japan's export-reliant economy a much-needed boost that can spur business...

  • TOKYO, Dec 9- Japan's millennials have grown up in an economy that never seems to grow. That carries grave portents for Japan's economic policymakers, hampering their ability to spur consumption and lift the world's third-largest economy from decades of tepid growth and deflation. The millennials will form a large part of Japan's consumer society for decades...

  • TOKYO, Dec 9- Japan's millennials have grown up in an economy that never seems to grow. That carries grave portends for Japan's economic policymakers, hampering their ability to spur consumption and lift the world's third-largest economy from decades of tepid growth and deflation. The millennials will form a large part of Japan's consumer society for decades...

  • End of an era for monetary policy?

    Richard Titherington, CIO of J.P. Morgan AM, talks about how markets are saying that Trump will shift away from monetary policy to fiscal policy.

  • *Tokyo has no plan for new, big fiscal package- officials. TOKYO, Nov 14- Japanese policymakers are starting to see fiscal stimulus as the most likely next step to spark economic growth given the central bank's dwindling monetary ammunition and uncertainty over the agenda of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump. "Fiscal reform is important, but it's true...

  • Japan Q3 GDP is looking up but is it sustainable?

    Japan Center for Economic Research' Jun Saito and J.P. Morgan AM's Tai Hui discuss Japan's lightly better-than-expected GDP reading.

  • BEIJING, Nov 9- China's producer prices jumped more than expected in October as prices of coal and other raw materials surge in the midst of a supply crunch and a pickup in the economy. Factory prices rose 1.2 percent on-year, the fastest pace since December 2011, after turning marginally positive in September for the first time in nearly five years, the National...