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  • NEW DELHI, Feb 8- India's economic growth slowed in the last quarter of 2015, adding to pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to expedite stalled reforms in the next session of parliament when it presents its annual budget. That rate of growth was faster than the 6.8 percent posted by China in the same quarter, although many economists say the...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 5- Itaú Unibanco Holding SA, Brazil's largest private-sector bank, has for years traded at a premium to rival Banco Bradesco SA but many investors are betting the gap will narrow amid sharply diverging outlooks from the lenders. With Brazil facing its longest recession in a century, the banks' share prices will depend on how they navigate a slew of...

  • BofA's Bartels: Where to put your money Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 12:11 PM ET
    BofA's Bartels: Where to put your money

    Discussing the best places for your money, with Mary Ann Bartels, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management head of portfolio strategy.

  • BofA: Levels to watch out for Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 12:08 PM ET
    BofA: Levels to watch out for

    Mary Ann Bartels, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management head of portfolio strategy, shares her long-term bullish view of the markets. Her firm believes the S&P 500 will get to 3,500 over the next 10 years.

  • *Dollar rebounds from recent losses. NEW YORK, Feb 5- Global stocks and bond prices fell after a key U.S. jobs report painted a mixed picture of the U.S. labor market and left investors with a muddled view on rate hike prospects. While U.S. non-farm payrolls increased by just 151,000 jobs last month, well below forecasts of 190,000, the unemployment rate fell to 4.9...

  • Santelli Exchange: Lazear on jobs Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 11:47 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: Lazear on jobs

    CNBC's Rick Santelli speaks to Ed Lazear, Hoover Institute senior fellow, about the most important data in the January jobs report. Nonfarm payrolls rose by just 151,000, far short of the expected 190,000.

  • OTTAWA, Feb 5- Canada lost 5,700 jobs in January and the unemployment rate edged up to a two-year high of 7.2 percent, in part because of further job losses in the. oil-producing province of Alberta, underlining the economy's. Statistics Canada said Friday that in the year to January, employment increased by an anemic 125,500 jobs, or 0.7 percent.

  • What the Fed should do Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 10:05 AM ET
    What the Fed should do

    Discussing how the markets are anticipating Federal Reserve policy, with Lindsey Piegza, Stifel fixed income chief economist, and Jim Paulsen, Wells Capital Management chief investment strategist.

  • OTTAWA, Feb 5- Canada lost 5,700 jobs in January and the unemployment rate edged up to a two-year high of 7.2 percent, in part because of further job losses in the. oil-producing province of Alberta, underlining the economy's. Statistics Canada said on Friday that in the year to January, employment increased by an anemic 125,500 jobs, or 0.7 percent.

  • Feb 5- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Friday as investors awaited the January employment report that could provide clues on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy outlook. The data is expected at 8:30 a.m. ET. *Stocks have had a rough start to 2016, hurt by tepid U.S. growth, falling oil prices and concern that the world faces a China- led slowdown.

  • MILAN, Feb 5- European shares were little changed in choppy trade on Friday with investors reluctant to take up big positions before a key U.S. jobs report that could provide clues on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy outlook. "With the focus on the jobs report in the U.S., we don't expect a very dynamic market today in Europe," Johannes Mayr, head of economic...

  • JAKARTA, Feb 5- Indonesia's economy picked up speed in the fourth quarter thanks to higher public spending, suggesting President Joko Widodo is finally starting to unclog much needed infrastructure investment and spur growth in the year ahead. Southeast Asia's largest economy grew 5.04 percent in October-December from a year earlier, supported by...

  • FOREX-Dollar nurses losses as payrolls report looms Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 7:09 PM ET

    TOKYO, Feb 5- The dollar steadied in Asian trading on Friday but remained on track for weekly losses, as investors braced for U.S. employment figures later in the session for the latest clues on the outlook for the Federal Reserve's monetary tightening path. "The charts suggest the short dollar/yen trade is still the advantageous trend trade, but with the non-farm...

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 4- Mexico's central bank held borrowing costs steady on Thursday, but said it would monitor increasing risks to inflation from a deep slump in the peso even as it noted the outlook for growth had worsened. The Banco de Mexico left its key rate at 3.25 percent, as expected by all 15 analysts surveyed by Reuters last week. The Banco de Mexico hiked its key...

  • Gold rally could soon face obstacles, charts suggest Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 11:57 AM ET

    *Resistance expects at $1,160 and $1,191. Spot gold broke above its 200- day moving average at $1,130 an ounce on Wednesday, benefiting from a slide in the dollar after New York Fed President William Dudley's warning that a weakening global economic outlook would have to be taken into account for upcoming rate decisions. "It really indicates moves probably only...

  • Asian stocks directionless ahead of US jobless report Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 10:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks posted modest gains Thursday as investors await Friday's closely watched jobs report, which could offer insight about the U.S. economy and help determine whether the Federal Reserve raises interest rates again next month. Many believe the likelihood of another rate increase in March has faded because of recent signs of weakness in the...

  • LONDON, Feb 4- The Bank of England cut growth forecasts on Thursday and the lone advocate of a rate hike reversed his position, suggesting rates were on hold for an extended period even as its governor said the next move was still likely to be up. Echoing downbeat comments from central banks around the globe, BoE chief Mark Carney warned that global growth was only...

  • LONDON, Feb 4- The Bank of England cut its economic growth forecasts on Thursday due to a darker global outlook, and the lone policymaker who had backed a rate rise in recent months unexpectedly abandoned this position. The central bank said its Monetary Policy Committee had voted 9-0 this week to keep rates on hold at a record-low 0.5 percent, where they have been...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- Financial conditions have tightened considerably in the weeks since the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates and monetary policy makers will have to take that into consideration should that phenomenon persist, a top Fed official said on Wednesday. In addition, the weakening outlook for the global economy and any further strengthening of...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- Financial conditions have tightened considerably in the weeks since the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates and monetary policy makers will have to take that into consideration should that phenomenon persist, a top Fed official said on Wednesday. In addition, the weakening outlook for the global economy and any further strengthening of...