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  • NEW YORK, July 27- Private equity firm Carlyle Group L.P. posted higher-than-expected quarterly earnings on Wednesday as a rebound in oil prices and a firmer global financial market bolstered investment returns. The Washington D.C.- based firm, which manages $175.6 billion, is the latest U.S. buyout company to benefit from stabilising crude prices that have...

  • The GDP data due at 0830 GMT is forecast to show 2 percent year-on-year growth, but it will only incorporate one week of the period after Britain's vote to leave the EU. "They do give us an idea of how the economy was set up going into the referendum so they're not completely insignificant," said RBC Capital Markets currency strategist Adam Cole.

  • *LME lead risks long liquidation if breaks $1,800- Triland. Our economists think markets have become too complacent about the outlook for U.S. monetary policy, "said analyst Carsten Menke at Julius Baer in Zurich. Zinc, the best performing metal on the LME this year, ended down 0.9 percent at $2,229 a tonne, paring losses after touching $2,212, the lowest since July 18.

  • *LME lead risks long liquidation if breaks $1,800- Triland. LONDON, July 26- Copper, zinc and nickel touched one-week lows on Tuesday on market uncertainty ahead of the U.S. central bank meeting and as investors sold to book profits from a recent rally. Our economists think markets have become too complacent about the outlook for U.S. monetary policy, "said analyst...

  • WASHINGTON— The Conference Board releases its report on consumer confidence in July at 10 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday. BEFORE BREXIT: Last month's survey was conducted before Britain voted June 23 to leave the European Union— a surprise decision that rocked financial markets and added considerable uncertainty to the global economic outlook.

  • *LME lead risks long liquidation if breaks $1,800- Triland. Our economists think markets have become too complacent about the outlook for U.S. monetary policy, "said analyst Carsten Menke at Julius Baer in Zurich. Shanghai Futures Exchange copper fell 1 percent to 37,810 yuan a tonne.

  • LONDON, July 26- Bank of England policymaker Martin Weale said he saw the economic outlook differently after much weaker-than-expected British purchasing managers' data, a week after saying he needed firmer evidence before backing an interest rate cut. Weale, speaking to the Financial Times, did not state explicitly if he would back a rate cut when the central...

  • *GFMS lifts 2016 gold price forecast to $1,279/ oz. LONDON, July 26- A surge in Western gold investment helped offset sliding Asian demand in the second quarter, GFMS analysts at Thomson Reuters said on Tuesday, as they hiked their gold price forecast for the year in response to jitters over the economic outlook. In the Q2 update of its Gold Survey 2016, GFMS said it now...

  • LONDON, July 26- Bank of England policymaker Martin Weale said he saw the economic outlook differently after much weaker-than-expected British purchasing managers' data, a week after saying he needed firmer evidence before backing an interest rate cut. Weale, speaking to the Financial Times, did not state explicitly if he would back a rate cut when the central...

  • *Japan to miss FY2020 GDP target of 600 trln yen- govt forecast. *Weak economic growth, fiscal health problems for Japan. TOKYO, July 26- Japan will fail to meet its goal of achieving in fiscal 2020 nominal gross domestic product of 600 trillion yen even in fiscal 2024 if growth remains sluggish, the government's projections showed on Tuesday, adding pressure on...

  • TOKYO, July 26- Japan will fail to meet its goal of achieving in fiscal 2020 nominal gross domestic product of 600 trillion yen even in fiscal 2024 if growth remains sluggish, the government's projections showed on Tuesday. Japan now expects nominal GDP of 551 trillion yen in the fiscal year beginning in April 2020 assuming the current pace of growth, the Cabinet...

  • SEOUL, July 26- South Korea's economy grew 0.7 percent in April-June over the previous quarter, the central bank estimated on Tuesday, accelerating modestly from the previous three-month period as domestic consumption and capex improved. It follows 0.5 percent growth for the first quarter. The Bank of Korea estimates showed private consumption rose by a...

  • NEW YORK, July 25- Pimco has been reducing its exposure to junk bonds and investment-grade corporate debt following the latest credit rally, the firm's group chief investment officer, Dan Ivascyn, said on Monday. Britain's vote on June 23 to leave the European Union, known as Brexit, has compounded an uncertain global economic outlook. Last week, Newport Beach,...

  • HONG KONG, July 25- China's yuan edged higher on Monday but stayed within sight of last week's near-six year low against the dollar as investors worried that improved economic activity in the June quarter was a blip with weakness likely in coming months. "Our broad China macro views have not changed: we expect growth to decelerate in the second half as the credit...

  • S&P 500 on pace for record close

    Kenny Polcari, Director of O'Neil Securities, and CNBC's Courtney Reagan talk about what to watch in the last hour of trading.

  • WASHINGTON— Unemployment rates ticked up noticeably in six states in June, even as employers continued to add jobs and the hiring outlook improved. A similar trend played out in five other states: Nevada and Oregon each saw a 0.3 percent increase, while rates went up 0.2 points in California, Maine and South Dakota. South Dakota had the nation's lowest rate in June,...

  • SINGAPORE, July 22- China's conglomerate CITIC Ltd expects its net profit to roughly halve in the first half of the year due to lower property sales, a sluggish stock market and a depreciation of the yuan currency. In another sign of China's slowing economy, CITIC's net profit is expected to fall by about 40-50 percent in the six months ended June, it said in a filing...

  • BEIJING, July 22- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Friday Brexit meant the global growth forecast was revised down and that uncertainty from Britain's decision to leave the European Union should be removed as soon as possible.

  • PARIS, July 21- Dassault Aviation cut its delivery forecast for Falcon business jets by 17 percent after posting lower first-half operating income and revenue on Thursday, hit by a price battle in the economically sensitive business jet market. Chief Executive Eric Trappier said the first half had been marked by economic and geopolitical uncertainty,...

  • ASUNCION, July 21- Paraguay's central bank said on Thursday the country's economy would expand by 3.5 percent this year, up from a previous forecast of 3.0 percent, boosted by faster growth in livestock, meat and construction output. Paraguay is the world's fourth-biggest soybean exporter. The central bank said domestic consumption and public spending in the...