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  • *Recent yen gains may hurt Japan inflation-Kuroda. TOKYO, June 16- The Bank of Japan refrained from offering additional monetary stimulus on Thursday despite anaemic inflation and weak global growth, sending the yen spiking to a two-year high that clouds an already darkening outlook for the economy. He also said the BOJ is in close contact with other central...

  • *Decision on loans to Greece postponed. VIENNA/ FRANKFURT, June 2- The European Central Bank on Thursday nudged up its expectations for growth and inflation in the euro area this year, but kept its main interest rate unchanged in negative territory and said it would press on with its unprecedented stimulus effort. Speaking after a meeting of the Bank's governing...

  • VIENNA/ FRANKFURT, June 2- The European Central Bank kept its main interest rate unchanged deep in negative territory on Thursday and stuck to its extraordinary stimulus policies aimed at reviving inflation and kick-starting growth after nearly a decade of economic malaise. Buying assets to the tune of 1.74 trillion euros and keeping rates negative, the ECB...

  • VIENNA/ FRANKFURT, June 2- Keeping interest rates firmly on hold, the European Central Bank will likely raise growth and inflation forecasts on Thursday, a rare positive step even as it emphasizes persistent negative risks and a readiness to provide more stimulus. With oil prices almost doubling since early January, the ECB will nudge up its inflation...

  • FRANKFURT, June 2- Keeping interest rates firmly on hold, the European Central Bank will probably raise growth and inflation forecasts on Thursday, a rare positive step even as it emphasises persistent negative risks and a readiness to provide more stimulus. With oil prices almost doubling since early January, the ECB will nudge up its inflation projections,...

  • LONDON, May 31- Euro zone bond yields edged up on Tuesday as data showed deflation eased in May, paving the way for the European Central Bank to revise its consumer price growth forecasts upward this week for the first time in a year. The data sets the scene for the ECB to mark up its staff inflation forecasts at its policy meeting on Thursday for the first time since...

  • LJUBLJANA, May 31- Slovenia's economy expanded by 2.5 percent year-on-year in the first quarter, boosted by a growth of exports which were up by 5.3 percent, the statistics office said on Tuesday. "Export figures are better than expected and as indicators for Germany are also improving, I expect similar export growth in the coming quarters," Marko Rozman, head of...

  • *G7 criticises N Korea, Russia. ISE-SHIMA, Japan, May 27- The Group of Seven industrial powers pledged on Friday to seek strong global growth, while papering over differences on currencies and stimulus policies and expressing concern over North Korea, Russia and maritime disputes involving China. "Global growth remains moderate and below potential, while risks...

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  • China commodities, steel in China

    A new bubble is bursting in China and it could lead to a commodities meltdown that rocks global markets, Ron Insana.

  • TAIPEI, May 5- Taiwan stocks fell on Thursday, hurt by declines in overseas markets, as uncertainty weighed over likely weak economic data and ahead of the inauguration of the island's new president later this month. Meanwhile, ahead of the May 20 inauguration of Taiwan's new president Tsai Ing- wen, Beijing's top paper has warned its president-elect to recognise...

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    Worries about global deflation are moving the markets in Tuesday's trading session, and ETFs.

  • Deflation is a problem: Economist

    Shang-Jin Wei, chief economist at ADB, says central banks in several countries need to watch out for producer price deflation and discusses China.

  • 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...