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  • Closing Bell Exchange: Market will not be kind if earning expectations are not met

    Discussing the current state of the markets with Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter; Peter Costa, Empire Executions; and CNBC’s Rick Santelli.

  • WASHINGTON, April 18- The International Monetary Fund raised its 2017 global growth forecast on Tuesday due to manufacturing and trade gains in Europe, Japan and China, but warned that protectionist policies threaten to choke a broad-based recovery. The IMF, whose spring meetings with the World Bank get underway in Washington this week, forecast that the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 18- U.S. homebuilding fell in March after unseasonably mild weather buoyed activity in February and manufacturing output dropped for the first time in seven months, further indications that economic growth braked sharply in the first quarter. The clouds from the outlook skies may not lift until late this summer, "said Chris Rupkey, chief...

  • BEIJING, April 18- The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday raised forecasts for China's economic growth in 2017 and 2018, citing expectations of continued policy support, but warned of potential disruptions in the medium term unless the country reduces its reliance on rapid credit growth. The IMF upgraded its estimate for China's 2017 growth to 6.6...

  • WASHINGTON— A resilient China, rising commodity prices and sturdy financial markets are offering a sunnier outlook for the global economy and helping dispel the gloom that has lingered since the Great Recession ended. The IMF expects the U.S. economy to grow 2.3 percent, up from 1.6 percent in 2016; the 19- country eurozone to expand 1.7 percent, the same as last...

  • BEIJING, April 18- The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday raised forecasts for China's economic growth in 2017 and 2018, citing expectations of continued policy support, but warned of potential disruptions in the medium turn unless the country reduces its reliance on rapid credit growth. The IMF upgraded its estimate for China's 2017 growth to 6.6...

  • Closing Bell Exchange: Market a little overdone to the downside

    Discussing the current state of the markets with Michael Block, Rhino Trading Partners; Steve Grasso, Stuart Frankel; and CNBC’s Rick Santelli.

  • BRASILIA, April 17- Brazilian President Michel Temer said on Monday he expects some of his ministers to resign after they were implicated in a massive corruption investigation, but said this would not stop his government from approving landmark economic reforms. Eight of Temer's ministers were mentioned by executives of engineering group Odebrecht SA in...

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

    Discussing the current state of the markets with Cassandra Toroian, Bell Rock Capital; Jonathan Corpina, Meridian Equity Partners; and CNBC’s Rick Santelli.

  • LONDON, April 13- High yields and a benign global backdrop are keeping many investors engaged with Turkish bonds and stocks ahead of a crucial referendum, but the outlook is glum for this once favored emerging economy. But they are more concerned about Turkey's economic outlook, dimmed by stalled reforms and armed conflicts along its southern borders.

  • BEIJING, April 13- China's 2017 export outlook brightened considerably on Thursday as it reported forecast-beating trade growth in March and as U.S. Washington's improving ties with Beijing were underscored when Trump told the Wall Street Journal in an interview on Wednesday that he would not declare China a currency manipulator as he had pledged to do on...

  • *N.Korea risk eyed as Pyongyang tells of "big, important" event. *China spat seen knocking 0.2 pct pts off GDP in year ahead- BOK. SEOUL, April 13- South Korea's central bank raised its growth outlook for this year and kept interest rates unchanged at a record low for a 10th straight month on Thursday, while its governor shifted policy to a more hawkish stance.

  • REUTERS POLL-29 OF 37 ECONOMISTS PREDICT JAPAN- U.S.

  • *China Q1 trade surplus with U.S. nearly unchanged, still high. Washington's improving ties with Beijing were underscored when Trump told the Wall Street Journal in an interview on Wednesday that he would not declare China a currency manipulator as he had pledged to do on his first day in office. The comments were an about-face from Trump's campaign promises,...

  • *N.Korea risk eyed as Pyongyang tells reporters to prepare for "big, important" event. SEOUL, April 13- South Korea's central bank raised its growth outlook for this year and kept interest rates unchanged at a record low for a 10th straight month on Thursday, while its governor shifted policy to a more hawkish stance. The Bank of Korea's monetary policy committee...

  • SINGAPORE, April 13- Singapore's central bank held policy steady as expected on Thursday, saying a "neutral" stance will be needed for an extended period as it looked to support an economy that contracted in the first quarter amid lingering risks to the global outlook. "They remain in the large group of central banks including RBA, RBNZ, BOJ and BoC which see no need to...

  • SINGAPORE, April 13- Singapore's central bank held policy steady as expected on Thursday, saying a "neutral" stance will be needed for an extended period as it looked to support an economy that contracted in the first quarter amid lingering risks to the global outlook. "They remain in the large group of central banks including RBA, RBNZ, BOJ and BoC which see no need to...

  • BEIJING, April 13- China's March exports rose 16.4 percent from a year earlier, while imports increased 20.3 percent, both exceeding market expectations, official data showed on Thursday. China's first-quarter trade surplus was $65.61 billion. China's economic data in January and February can be highly skewed by the timing of the long Lunar New Year holidays,...

  • SINGAPORE, April 13- The World Bank kept its 2017 economic growth forecast for developing East Asia and the Pacific unchanged, but added the region is vulnerable to any sharp slowdown in global trade or tightening in financial conditions. Latest GDP growth projections, percent:. China 6.7 6.5 6.3 Indonesia 5.0 5.2 5.3 Malaysia 4.2 4.3 4.5 Philippines 6.8 6.9 6.9...

  • SINGAPORE, April 13- The World Bank kept its 2017 economic growth forecast for developing East Asia and the Pacific unchanged, but added the region is vulnerable to any sharp slowdown in global trade or tightening in financial conditions. The Washington- based lender expects the developing East Asia and Pacific region, which includes China, to grow 6.2 percent...