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  • LONDON, Sept 19- Sterling rose against a weaker dollar on Monday, although gains are still likely to be held in check by concerns about the uncertainty generated by Britain's vote to leave the European Union and expectations of more interest rate cuts in coming months. Traders said sterling's weakness accelerated late last week on a media report that UK...

  • LIMA, Sept 16- Peru's central bank on Friday trimmed its economic growth outlook for 2017 to 4.5 percent from 4.6 in June, citing uncertainty over new government policies and the risk of Republican nominee Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidential election in November. Central Bank President Julio Velarde said he was unsure of the economic impacts of reforms...

  • Polcari: Market pairs off where it's supposed to pair off

    Kenny Polcari, O'Neil Securities director, discusses what he is watching in the last half hour of trading.

  • Sept 16- Credit rating agency Standard and Poor's raised Hungary's rating to' BBB-/A-3' from' BB+/ B', citing improving fiscal, external, and growth expectations while maintaining its outlook on the country's debt as "stable." "Hungary's fiscal, external, and GDP outcomes have improved markedly since 2008, when Hungarian authorities applied to the European Union and...

  • *Earnings forecasts to be revised down if dollar below 100 yen. TOKYO, Sept 16- Few Japanese companies see the central bank's aggressive monetary stimulus as achieving its stated goal of spurring inflation, a Reuters poll found, with firms citing negative fallout from the programme more than positive effects. Asked in a monthly Reuters Corporate Survey to...

  • WASHINGTON— Donald Trump's prediction that 25 million jobs would be created by his economic plan in a decade isn't nearly as bold as it might sound. Jobs have already been growing at that rate and Trump's goal is actually a bit less ambitious than what happened under President Barack Obama in the last few years. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office...

  • ASTANA, Sept 15- Kazakhstan's economy ministry has based its medium-term economic outlook on a Brent crude price of $35 per barrel, it said on Thursday, implying reduced earnings from oil and gas exports and putting pressure on the tenge exchange rate. The tenge would average 360 per dollar in 2017-2019 under such a scenario, the ministry said in a presentation,...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Sept 14- Argentine bank loans should double over the next three or four years as interest rates fall in line with lower inflation expectations, the head of the local affiliate of Spain's Santander Group said in an interview on Wednesday. The country is gearing up for a potential lending boom, bolstered by reforms undertaken by President Mauricio...

  • 30 Minutes to the Close: Have Treasury yields bottomed?

    Mark Newton, Newton Advisors, discusses what to watch in the last half hour of trading.

  • LONDON, Sept 14- The U.S. economy looks set to accelerate over the rest of the year, a senior Bank of Canada official said on Wednesday, a potentially encouraging sign for Canada just a week after the central bank warned of risks to domestic growth. Stronger U.S. growth is seen as key to reviving the export sector in Canada, whose biggest trading partner is its neighbor...

  • MELBOURNE, Sept 14- London copper hovered close to three-week highs on Wednesday after brighter economic gauges in the United States and Chinese economies offered more evidence of a global recovery, though expectations of growing supply kept a lid on prices. *London Metal Exchange copper inched up by 0.2 percent to $4,660 a tonne by 0053 GMT, after closing...

  • Grasso: IEA put nail in coffin for bulls

    "Fast Money" trader Steve Grasso discusses what to watch in the last half hour of trading.

  • Energy companies are falling with the price of oil after the International Energy Agency said it expects slower growth in demand for oil this year. OIL: Crude prices fell Tuesday after the International Energy Agency said global demand for oil won't grow as much as it originally expected, partly because of a more pronounced economic slowdown during the third...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 13- U.S. bank Citi is seeing business pick up in Russia as the country's economic crisis abates and is staying as engaged as it can given Western sanctions, its Russia head said. Marc Luet, who is also Citi's head for Ukraine and Kazakhstan, said his bank has become busier with Russian mergers and acquisitions and that there is growing interest in...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— A closely watched survey of investment analysts suggests that the outlook for the German economy has not changed in September, a development that fell short of market forecasts. ZEW head Achim Wambach said Tuesday that conflicting trends made forecasting difficult but that the data still suggest that the German economy "will remain...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stocks led global shares higher on Monday after Federal Reserve policymakers sounded cautious notes on near-term interest rate increases, while the U.S. currency slipped. But U.S. stocks began to recover on Monday morning after Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank president Dennis Lockhart said economic conditions warrant a "serious...

  • 30 Minutes to the Close: Market susceptible to macro headlines

    Gordon Charlop, Rosenblatt Securities managing director, talks about what to watch in the last half hour of trading.

  • LONDON, Sept 12- Ratings agency Standard& Poor's said on Monday that signs of a post-Brexit vote recovery in Britain's economy may prove to be a "mirage" as uncertainty about the country's relationship with the European Union weighs on business investment. "While the news is encouraging, we believe it has no bearing on the cloudy longer-term outlook for the UK...

  • Neel Kashkari

    The best route to faster U.S. economic growth is through non-monetary policy approaches such as immigration and tax reform, a top Fed official argued.

  • BEIJING, Sept 12- China's state oil refiners are readying to export more diesel and gasoline in coming months as a bleak outlook for what is typically the nation's period of greatest consumption sends shivers through an already saturated global market. Slackening demand this year and surging output from China's small independent refiners have swollen...