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  • WASHINGTON, April 16- The International Monetary Fund's steering committee on Saturday urged member countries to boost "growth-friendly" spending and said the Fund should explore new lending tools to help countries deal with slowing global growth. "Downside risks to the global economic outlook have increased since October, raising the possibility of a more...

  • WASHINGTON, April 16- The International Monetary Fund's steering committee on Saturday urged member countries to boost "growth-friendly" spending and said the Fund should explore new lending tools to help countries deal with slowing global growth. "Downside risks to the global economic outlook have increased since October, raising the possibility of a more...

  • International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde.

    The IMF's steering committee on Saturday called on member countries to boost "growth-friendly" spending amid downside risks to growth.

  • WASHINGTON, April 16- The International Monetary Fund's steering committee on Saturday called on member countries to boost "growth-friendly" spending and said the Fund should explore new precautionary lending tools to help countries deal with slowing global economic growth. "Downside risks to the global economic outlook have increased since October,...

  • *Singapore surprise monetary policy easing knocks currency. Singapore's normally conservative central bank unexpectedly eased its exchange-rate based monetary policy, at a time when several hundred economists polled by Reuters said economic growth and inflation across the globe will lose further momentum this year despite years of ultra-easy...

  • TOKYO/ SHIMONOSEKI, Japan, April 13- Bank of Japan board member Yutaka Harada said it is' natural' to ease monetary policy immediately if there are big economic risks and did not rule out cutting interest rates further into negative territory. "If big risks materialize, it would be only natural to ease monetary policy right away," Harada said after meeting business...

  • SINGAPORE, April 11- The World Bank trimmed its 2016 and 2017 economic growth forecasts for developing East Asia and Pacific, and said the outlook was clouded by risks such as uncertainty over China's growth prospects, financial market volatility and further falls in commodity prices. The Washington- based lender now expects the developing East Asia and...

  • *Israel in deflation trend for past 18 months. JERUSALEM, March 28- Israel's central bank left its benchmark interest rate at 0.1 percent on Monday for a 13th straight month and said the eventual start of rate hikes would be delayed into 2017.. All 12 economists polled by Reuters had forecast no change by Bank of Israel policymakers as the economy shows signs of...

  • WASHINGTON, March 15- U.S. retail sales fell less than expected in February, but a sharp downward revision to January's sales could reignite concerns about the economy's growth prospects. Tuesday's weak report from the Commerce Department bucked the trend of recent labor market data that had suggested the economy remained on solid ground despite some...

  • LONDON, March 9- World markets may have recovered their poise from a torrid start to the year, but their outlook for global growth and inflation is now so bleak they are betting on developed world interest rates remaining near zero for up to another decade. Japan's main interest rate won't reach 0.5 percent for at least 30 years, they suggest, and even U.S. and UK rates...

  • TOKYO, March 8- Japan's economy contracted less than initially estimated in the final quarter of 2015 but private consumption remained weak, underscoring the challenges facing premier Shinzo Abe in restoring growth amid intensifying overseas headwinds. While many analysts expect growth to have rebounded modestly in the current quarter, the bleak outlook...

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    Deflationary tides are lapping the shores of countries across the world and financial bubbles are set to burst everywhere, Vikram Mansharamani, a lecturer at Yale University, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Interest rate hikes are unlikely: Vikram Mansharamani

    An interest rate rise by the Federal Reserve this year is an unlikely outcome, says Vikram Mansharamani, lecturer at Yale University.

  • LONDON, Feb 26- Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them. But the countries most able to comply- the United States, China and Germany- are reluctant. This week, Citi cut its global growth outlook, the IMF signalled it will soon follow suit, and SocGen said UK interest...

  • LONDON, Feb 19- A halt in this week's rally in oil prices held back European stocks and pushed German Bund yields below 0.20 percent on Friday as worries about the global economic outlook lingered on. Sterling held steady as talks for a changes in Britain's European Union membership dragged on through the night. A record buildup in U.S. crude stockpiles stoked...

  • MANILA, Feb 19- Japanese housewife Noriko Iwamoto is clear on the reasons that led her to retire in the tropical Philippines, leaving behind a stagnant economy, deflation and a rigid Japanese workforce: it's cheap, and you can work. "I was looking forward to living somewhere outside Japan," said Iwamoto, 62, a widow and one-time vet from the port city of Nagoya, who now...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- The Federal Reserve's carefully scripted decision to raise interest rates last December, and begin a return to "normal" policy, may now become a nightmare for the U.S. central bank if an economic downturn forces a return to unconventional methods. We previously studied them and decided they would not work well, "Yellen told the U.S. Senate Banking...

  • *China holiday subdues volumes, creates volatility. LONDON, Feb 11- Copper rose on Thursday as the dollar slipped, but fears for global growth sparked by worries about a potential financial crisis and uncertainty about demand in China curbed gains. "But there are a lot of uncertainties, from what's happening in China to the fact that everybody thinks the Fed made a...

  • LONDON, Feb 11- Gold climbed to its highest in almost nine months on Thursday as the dollar, U.S. The Fed is unlikely to reverse its plan to increase rates further this year, but tighter credit markets, volatile financial markets and uncertainty over Chinese economic growth will only allow gradual adjustments to monetary policy, Federal Reserve Chair Janet...

  • *China slowdown hits dairy prices, farmers pile up debt. WELLINGTON, Jan 28- The global curse of too-low inflation struck again on Thursday when the Reserve Bank of New Zealand kept its official cash rate on hold and reopened the door to rate cuts just a month after all but slamming it shut. Su-Lin Ong, a senior economist at RBC Capital Markets, expects cuts in both...