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  • It's been hard to reinvigorate the economy: HSBC Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 6:42 PM ET
    It's been hard to reinvigorate the economy: HSBC

    There are flavors around the world of a Japanese-like deflation story, says Stephen King, senior economic adviser at HSBC.

  • Is the Fed ignoring this market signal? Monday, 11 Jan 2016 | 12:17 PM ET
    Traders work in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange on Sept. 17, 2015.

    The economy appears to be growing, but the market is hinting at a different economic picture, says Ron Insana.

  • China faces increasing deflationary risks: HSBC Sunday, 10 Jan 2016 | 5:31 PM ET
    China faces increasing deflationary risks: HSBC

    Julia Wang, greater China economist at HSBC, says China's inflation has been soft, and that the PBOC should roll out more easing to support growth.

  • Will the Fed be mauled by China? Monday, 4 Jan 2016 | 10:54 AM ET
    Panda Bear

    China is a bear market. That means weak global demand, continued pressure on commodities and "one and done" for the Fed, says Ron Insana.

  • *Commodities rout threatens Japan's consumer price trend. TOKYO, Dec 22- Japan's economics minister said on Tuesday consumer prices do not have to rise by exactly 2 percent before the central bank can declare its inflation target a success or the government can officially call an end to deflation. If consumer prices were rising more than 1.5 percent then that...

  • *China economy still faces downward perssure- c.bank report. BEIJING, Dec 16- China's annual economic growth is likely to slow to 6.8 percent next year from an expected 6.9 percent this year, the People's Bank of China said in a working paper published on Wednesday. Recent appreciation in the yuan's real effective exchange rate has put pressure on China's exports,...

  • Why deflation trends are here to stay: Expert Thursday, 3 Dec 2015 | 6:45 PM ET
    Ken Moelis

    A lack of inflation and lower interest rates could remain longer than many market watchers expect, one expert said.

  • *BOJ maintains massive stimulus program. TOKYO, Nov 19- The Bank of Japan kept its monetary stimulus program unchanged on Thursday, with Governor Haruhiko Kuroda holding fast to his view that the corporate capital expenditure vital to economic growth will pick up- suggesting that no new monetary easing is imminent. "The BOJ places a lot of importance on inflation...

  • LONDON, Nov 18- Less than a quarter of British households expect the Bank of England to raise interest rates in the next six months, after the central bank offered no hint in its latest economic outlook that it was gearing up for an imminent rate hike. Data company Markit said on Wednesday that 23 percent of households polled for its monthly Household Finance Index...

  • TOKYO, Nov 5- The Bank of Japan's former top economist said it should modify its stimulus programme to suit a protracted battle against deflation because companies will take much longer than expected to substantially raise wages. It was initially a success, shocking markets with a huge blow of stimulus, "said Hayakawa, now a senior analyst at the Fujitsu Research...

  • TOKYO, Oct 30- The Bank of Japan held off on expanding its massive stimulus programme on Friday, despite pushing back the timing for hitting its inflation target by six months, blaming the delay mostly on energy price falls rather than any weakness in the economy. While BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda maintained his optimistic outlook, two board members dissented...

  • BEIJING, Oct 19- China's economic growth eased to 6.9 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, beating expectations but still the slowest since the global financial crisis, putting pressure on policymakers to roll out more support measures as fears of a sharper slowdown spook investors. Analysts polled by Reuters had predicted growth in gross...

  • Wal-Mart finds out just how tough it is in China Wednesday, 14 Oct 2015 | 9:10 PM ET
    Wal-Mart finds out just how tough it is in China

    U.S. firms entering China's competitive retail market are realizing how strong local players are, says Frederic Neumann, MD and co-head of Asian economics research at HSBC.

  • The US is closer to deflation than you think Wednesday, 14 Oct 2015 | 10:07 AM ET
    Gas station prices

    Deflation talk these days is mostly centered on the euro zone and parts of emerging markets, but the U.S. is dancing on the brink itself.

  • UPDATE 1-Consumers and refugees seen driving German growth Wednesday, 14 Oct 2015 | 10:03 AM ET

    *Berlin nudges 2015 GDP forecast lower, confirms 2016. BERLIN, Oct 14- The German government expects strong private consumption and increased state spending on refugees to drive growth in Europe's largest economy this year and next, offsetting weaker demand from China and other emerging markets. At the same time, record numbers of people, fleeing war in the...

  • Europe does not have same problems as Japan: UK govt adviser

    Ian Cheshire, former CEO of Kingfisher and Government Lead Non-Executive for the British government, says Japan's economic, structural and demographic problems are unique to itself.

  • 'China markets needs a Draghi-style commentator' Wednesday, 14 Oct 2015 | 12:05 AM ET
    'China markets needs a Draghi-style commentator'

    Beijing needs to make bolder and broader moves to boost market confidence, says Simon Grose-Hodge, head of investment advisory at LGT Bank Singapore.

  • *Gold seeing resistance at $1,140. LONDON, Oct 6- Gold continued to gain on Tuesday as the dollar eased in the wake of disappointing U.S. economic data that has raised doubts over a Federal Reserve rate rise this year. "The Fed is worried about the implications of continuing low inflation or even outright deflation because of low oil prices, but a December rate hike is...

  • BOJ will not ease further this year: Economist Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 11:51 PM ET
    BOJ will not ease further this year: Economist

    Takuji Okubo, principal and chief economist at Japan, says falling deflation means there are no compelling reasons for the Bank of Japan to ease further this year.

  • BOJ to ease monetary policy Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    BOJ to ease monetary policy

    Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Monday reiterated the central bank's readiness to expand monetary policy further if needed to achieve its 2 percent inflation target.