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  • *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...

  • financial bubble NYSE

    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...

  • The impact of central bank policy

    Peter Michaelis, head of equities at Alliance Trust Investments, talks about central bank policy and whether the Federal Reserve will raise rates again in 2016.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Ken Moelis

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

  • 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.

  • 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.