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  • BOGOTA, Aug 3- Colombia's central bank sees the economy growing between 2 and 4 percent next year, with the most probable expansion a little above 3 percent, bank chief Jose Dario Uribe said on Monday. Some directors called for a 25 basis-point increase in borrowing costs, Uribe said during his quarterly presentation in Bogota. A cut in Colombia's interest rate to...

  • Greek stock market bloodbath as exchange reopens Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 4:02 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece suffered its worst stock market bloodbath in decades on Monday, when it opened after a forced five-week closure, and new data showed a dismal outlook for the bailout-dependent country's shrinking economy. "There's a sense of panic," said Evangelos Sioutis, financial analyst and head of equities at Guardian Trust. Markets in the rest of the...

  • LONDON, Aug 3- The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Monday, weighed down by below-par wage growth data late last week that clouded the outlook over when U.S. interest rates are likely to rise. Some analysts said the dollar could draw strength from U.S. economic indicators this week, including the Institute for Supply Management's report on U.S. factory...

  • HONG KONG, Aug 3- An index of Asian shares outside Japan fell close to this year's lows thanks to a deepening selloff in commodities and concerns over slowing growth in China, while the dollar held its ground against a basket of currencies. "We believe the stock market panic in early July chilled economic activity, which is what the manufacturing PMIs picked up," ING...

  • TAIPEI, Aug 3- Taiwan stocks sank on Monday as semiconductor firms were knocked by a worsening outlook for the trade-reliant economy. On Friday, Taiwan reported its lowest quarterly economic growth in three years as a collapse in exports took a toll on tech manufacturers. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.073 to T $31.609 per U.S. dollar.

  • BEIJING, Aug 2- Downward pressure on China's economy will persist in the second half of the year as growth in infrastructure spending and exports is unlikely to pick up, a senior central bank official was quoted as saying. Chinese companies are not optimistic about business prospects according to the central bank's second-quarter survey, Sheng Songcheng, the...

  • SEOUL, Aug 1- South Korean exports extended their losing streak to a seventh straight month in July, pointing to little respite in sight for Asia's trade-reliant economies as Chinese demand cools and global commodity prices take a fresh tumble. Shipments to China and the European Union fell and growth tailed off in exports to the United States.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 1- Growth in China's vast manufacturing sector stalled in July, missing market expectations for slight growth, an official survey showed on Saturday. The official Purchasing Managers' Index stood at 50 in July, down from the previous month's 50.2. The 50- point mark separates growth from contraction on a monthly basis.

  • SEOUL, Aug 1- South Korean exports fell for a seventh straight month in July over a year earlier, further clouding the outlook for the struggling economy as demand from China, Europe and other major markets remains weak. South Korea is the first major exporting economy to report monthly trade data and home to global suppliers such as Samsung Electronics, Hyundai...

  • Nervous Nellies to sidelines, please Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 2:11 PM ET
    Nervous Nellies to sidelines, please

    Eric Ervin, Reality Shares CEO, shares his bear case for the market.

  • Bull trades for dog days Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 2:09 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    John Stoltzfus, Oppenheimer chief market strategist, expects 10 percent upside by year-end in the S&P 500.

  • Best & worst stocks for August Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 2:07 PM ET
    Best & worst stocks for August

    CNBC's Dominic Chu uses data from Kensho to find out the best and worst performers in the Dow during August historically.

  • MILAN— Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Thursday raised its revenue forecast after strong sales in North American and a recovery in the European market boosted second-quarter profits by 70 percent. The company said in a presentation to analysts Thursday that it didn't expect the Ram buyback offer to cost more than $20 million. Fiat Chrysler reported its net...

  • MOSCOW— The Russian ruble is falling under the pressure of cheaper oil, reviving concerns over the country's economic outlook, particularly the perniciously high inflation rate. The ruble was down 0.9 percent in Moscow trading on Thursday, at 59.2 rubles against the dollar. An "excessive" drop in the ruble would not be politically palatable, analysts from the...

  • *Corporate earnings lift U.S., European stocks. NEW YORK, July 29- Global equity markets rose on Wednesday, lifted by strong U.S. and European corporate earnings and a Federal Reserve statement that said the U.S. economy continues to strengthen, adding to expectations that an interest rate hike is getting closer. "The Fed is taking baby steps towards a rate hike," said...

  • SAO PAULO, July 29- Brazil's biggest retailer, GPA SA, reported progress renovating stores, bringing down rents and finding new real estate in the midst of a sharp economic downturn, as investors looked past its first quarterly loss in almost a decade. Since then the group that started with a supermarket has added electronics chains, convenience stores and an...

  • UBS out with bullish S&P 500 target Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 2:29 PM ET
    UBS out with bullish S&P 500 target

    Discussing his bullish year-end call on the S&P 500 of 2,225, with Julian Emanuel, UBS U.S. Equity & Derivatives Strategy.

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- The U.S. economy and job market continue to strengthen, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday, leaving the door open for a possible interest rate hike when central bank policymakers next meet in September. Following a two-day policy meeting, Fed officials said they felt the economy had overcome a first-quarter slowdown and was "expanding...

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- The U.S. economy and job market continue to strengthen, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday, leaving the door open for a possible interest rate hike when central bank policymakers next meet in September. Following a two-day policy meeting, Fed officials said they felt the economy had overcome a first-quarter slowdown and was "expanding...

  • UPDATE 1-UN sees Latin America barely growing in 2015 Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 10:46 AM ET

    SANTIAGO, July 29- Latin America is expected to register anemic 0.5 percent growth in 2015, down from a prior estimate of 1.0 percent, the United Nations' regional arm said on Wednesday, as China decelerates and investment falls. The economy of regional powerhouse Brazil will likely contract 1.5 percent, while Mexico is seen growing 2.4 percent, the Santiago-...