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  • OSAKA, Japan, Sept 28- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda dismissed concern an expected U.S. interest rate hike could jolt global markets, saying that emerging nations are now less concerned that tighter U.S. policy will trigger an exodus of funds from their economies. While maintaining his optimism on Japan's economic outlook, Kuroda reiterated his...

  • Watch out for a third wave of deflation: Fidelity Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | 10:20 PM ET
    Watch out for a third wave of deflation: Fidelity

    Dominic Rossi, Global CIO of Fidelity Worldwide Investment, says the global economy is bearing the burnt of a third wave of deflation centered around emerging markets.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 22- Crude oil prices fell on Tuesday as traders booked profits after a 3-4 percent rally in the previous session, with weak economic growth denting the demand outlook in an amply supplied market. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were at $46.07 per barrel at 0658 GMT, down 61 cents. Globally traded Brent futures were down 44 cents at $48.48 per...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 22- Crude oil prices fell on Tuesday as traders took profit following a 3-4 percent upward swing in the previous session, with weak economic growth denting the demand outlook amid plentiful supplies. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were trading at $46.04 per barrel at 0600 GMT, down 64 cents. Globally traded Brent futures were at $48.44 per...

  • Fed's low-rate policy is deflationary: Expert Sunday, 20 Sep 2015 | 6:08 PM ET
    Fed's low-rate policy is deflationary: Expert

    Nathan Bell, head of research at Peters MacGregor Capital Management, says the Fed's decision to keep interest rates near zero contradicts with its inflation target.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- After months of noting that inflation was very low, but voicing confidence it would eventually trend towards Federal Reserve's target, Chair Janet Yellen appears to be acknowledging that the central bank does have an inflation problem. Since August, when worries over China's economic health and a global slowdown roiled financial markets,...

  • BANGKOK, Sept 16- Thailand's central bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged for a third straight meeting on Wednesday, as widely expected, saying a weak baht and recently unveiled stimulus measures should be supportive to economic growth. The Bank of Thailand said monetary policy would continue to be accommodative to help the economy that is...

  • *China fixed-asset investment, factory output data below expectations. SHANGHAI, Sept 14- China's stocks fell on Monday after data suggesting economic growth was running below the 2015 target level of about 7 percent heightened concerns about the health of the economy. "China's economy faces relatively big downward pressure, so investor sentiment remains...

  • US non-farm payroll data out today Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | 5:50 AM ET
    US non-farm payroll data out today

    Alan Knuckman, chief options strategist at Bulls-Eye Options, says he is more concerned by the threat of deflation than inflation in the U.S., ahead of the latest job figures.

  • *Sees further threats from China, emerging markets. FRANKFURT, Sept 3- The European Central Bank cut its growth and inflation forecasts on Thursday, warning of possible further trouble from China and paving the way for an expansion of its already massive 1 trillion-euro plus asset-buying programme. The ECB, which left interest rates unchanged in a widely...

  • *Sees further downside risks from China, emerging markets. The ECB, which left interest rates unchanged in a widely predicted decision, said the chances of missing its medium-term inflation target had increased due to lower oil prices, weaker growth in China and other emerging markets and an appreciating euro. Mario Draghi, the ECB president, said the bank's 1...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 3- The European Central Bank is set to cut its inflation forecasts on Thursday but hold back from concrete policy action, promising only to beef up its bond-buying program if growth and inflation prospects weaken further. The bank, which left interest rates unchanged in a widely predicted decision, is expected to say the chances of missing its...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 3- The European Central Bank is set to cut its inflation forecasts on Thursday but hold back from concrete policy action, promising only to beef up its bond-buying program if prospects weaken further. The bank is expected to leave interest rates unchanged and argue that the chance of missing its medium-term inflation target has increased due to...

  • ECB to cut inflation forecast but keep powder dry Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 6:00 PM ET

    FRANKFURT, Sept 3- The European Central Bank is set to cut its inflation forecasts on Thursday because of falling oil prices and China's economic slowdown, and it will probably promise to beef up its bond- buying programme if prospects weaken further. It is also likely to say its $1 trillion euro plus asset buying programme is working, albeit slowly.

  • 'Good reason' to see higher US prices: Fischer Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | 5:33 PM ET
    Stanley Fischer

    U.S. inflation will likely rebound as pressure from the dollar fades, allowing the Fed to hike rates slowly, Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said.

  • *Fed, BoE sound confident notes in face of China fears. JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 29- U.S. inflation will likely rebound as pressure from the dollar fades, allowing the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates gradually, Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said on Saturday in a speech careful not to overreact to a possible Chinese slowdown. The cautious confidence from...

  • This is what Japan needs to exit its recession Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 7:33 PM ET
    This is what Japan needs to exit its recession

    Tokyo has yet to provide the Bank of Japan with fiscal support, which makes the battle to end deflation much harder, according to Paul Sheard, chief global economist at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services.

  • Kudlow: Fed is right Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 4:46 PM ET
    Kudlow: Fed is right

    CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow, discusses the right time for the Fed to tighten, Donald Trump's policy plans and the best way to get growth in the U.S. economy.

  • Deflation is big concern for Fed Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Deflation is big concern for Fed

    Patrick Spencer, vice-chairman of equities at Baird, says "deflation is the big concern" when it comes to raising rates, rather than Wednesday's CPI data.

  • QE isn't helping Japan: Freris Sunday, 16 Aug 2015 | 8:09 PM ET
    QE isn't helping Japan: Freris

    Two years of quantitative easing has done nothing to help Japan's economy, which contracted at an annualized pace of 1.6 percent in the second quarter, says Andrew Freris, CEO at Ecognosis Advisory.