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Economic Reports Economic Forecasting

  • *Shares hit a record high of $165. April 26- Factory automation systems maker Rockwell Automation Inc on Wednesday raised its revenue and profit forecasts for fiscal 2017, citing improving outlook for industrial production growth, sending shares to a record high of $165. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin- based company also raised its full-year adjusted profit...

  • SAO PAULO, April 26- Banco Santander Brasil SA's profit will likely rise further in coming quarters as Brazil's No. 4 listed bank sells more financial services, cuts loan-loss provisions, and crowds out rivals in key markets despite a slow economic recovery. The results show how Rial's strategy has born fruit despite Brazil's harshest economic recession on...

  • BERLIN, April 26- Germany is on a solid economic growth path despite global uncertainties, Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said on Wednesday, adding that she expects companies to start investing more as exports gradually grow. It has also particularly helped boost private consumption in Germany, which is one of three main growth drivers alongside...

  • BERLIN— The German government slightly raised its growth forecast this year for the country's economy, Europe's biggest, to 1.5 percent on Wednesday. Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said that "international risks are affecting the German economy relatively little" since domestic demand has strengthened over recent years, with Germans now somewhat more...

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Discussing the current state of the markets with Larry Glazer, Mayflower Advisors; Kenny Polcari, O’Neill Securities; and CNBC’s Mike Santoli and Rick Santelli

  • Supporters of French presidential election candidate Emmanuel Macron celebrate after the results of the first round of the presidential election, on April 23, 2017 at the Parc des Expositions in Paris.

    Discussing the current state of the markets with Luca Paolini, Pictet Asset Management; Steve Grasso, Stuart Frankel; and CNBC’s Rick Santelli.

  • *Canadian dollar at C $1.3456, or 74.32 U.S. cents. *Loonie hits strongest since April 19 at C $1.3410. That reduced the risk of another shock like' Brexit,' Britain's impending exit from the European Union, that could weigh on the global economic outlook.

  • BERLIN— A survey shows that business confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, has beaten economists' expectations to rise to a six-year high as companies take a brighter view of their current situation. The Ifo institute said Monday that its closely watched confidence index rose to 112.9 points for April from 112.4 in March. Monday's reading is the...

  • Closing Bell Exchange: Is the market too expensive?

    Discussing the current state of the markets with Kevin Nicholson, RiverFront Investment Group; Jonathan Corpina, Meridian Equity Partners; and CNBC’s Rick Santelli.

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- Germany's finance minister is optimistic about reaching a "non-confrontational solution" on trade with U.S. Yet, confirming early signs of a detente, German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said neither topic was discussed in Washington, where world leaders are gathering for the spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund.

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- China's economy may grow faster than the International Monetary Fund had expected for all of 2017 after a first-quarter performance that beat forecasts, the fund said, as it urged Beijing to address entrenched financial risks in the country. The better-than-anticipated data prompted the IMF this week to raise its 2017 and 2018 growth...

  • Could economic data be in danger?

    CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a look at the threat to the country's economic data reports from the Trump administration's proposed budget cuts.

  • LONDON, April 21- Global steel demand will grow more than previously forecast in 2017 due to a recovery in developed economies and accelerating growth in emerging and developing markets, especially Russia, Brazil and India, an industry body said on Friday. "We expect that Russia and Brazil will finally move out of their recessions. "However, China, which accounts...

  • SHANGHAI, April 21- Shanghai stocks post their worst week in 2017 as tighter regulatory scrutiny and concerns over the broader economic outlook dampened investors' risk appetite. The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.2 percent to 3,466.79, while the Shanghai Composite Index was flat at 3,173.15 points. Anxiety over tighter liquidity has deepened as Beijing...

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) shortly after the opening bell in New York, U.S., March 22, 2017.

    Discussing the current state of the markets with David Rosenberg, Gluskin Sheff; Steve Grasso, Stuart Frankel; and CNBC’s Rick Santelli.

  • CARACAS, April 20- Annual inflation in crisis-hit Venezuela last year reached 274 percent, according to data the central bank provided to the International Monetary Fund, although many economists believe the true figure is far more alarming. Venezuelan consultancy Ecoanalitica says inflation was 525 percent last year and New York- based investment bank...

  • President Donald Trump on Canada's system of dairy protections, saying every nation defended its agricultural industries. Trudeau told Bloomberg Television that the United States in fact ran a dairy surplus with Canada. The threat to get rid of or alter NAFTA has clouded the economic outlook for Canada, whose biggest trade partner is the United States.

  • President Donald Trump on Canada's system of dairy protections, saying every nation defended its agricultural industries. Trudeau told Bloomberg Television that the United States in fact ran a dairy surplus with Canada. The threat to get rid of or alter NAFTA has clouded the economic outlook for Canada, whose biggest trade partner is the United States.

  • CARACAS, April 20- Annual inflation in crisis-hit Venezuela last year reached 274 percent, according to data the central bank provided to the International Monetary Fund, although many economists believe the true figure is far more alarming. Venezuelan consultancy Ecoanalitica says inflation was 525 percent last year and New York- based investment bank...

  • TAIPEI, April 20- Taiwan's export orders for March, released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs on Thursday. The data is an indication of the strength of Asian exports and of global demand for technology products. Export orders +12.3 +10.0 +22.0 Export orders from China +19.9 +40.5 Export orders from U.S. +15.4 +21.1 Export orders from Europe +3.8 +12.9 Export...