Economic Reports Economic Forecasting

  • WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17 JOHANNESBURG- J.P Morgan conference call with SARB Deputy Governor Kuben Naidoo, who will share his views on South Africa's financial outlook with regard to recovery, interest rates and reforms- 1030 GMT. BEIJING- China's Commerce Ministry holds its regular briefing- 0200 GMT. SINGAPORE- International Monetary Fund and the Sim Kee Book...

  • ST. LOUIS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks on the U.S. economy and monetary policy before the Wealth and Asset Management Research Conference- 1700 GMT. THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 ANCHORAGE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on the economic outlook at a luncheon hosted by...

  • 30 Minutes to the Close: Dollar under pressure

    Mark Newton, Newton Advisors owner and technical analyst, talks about what to watch in the last half hour of trading.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 16- U.S. New York Fed President William Dudley and Atlanta Fed chief Dennis Lockhart's comments concurred with data that showed moderate economic growth with inflation still running below the Fed's 2 percent goal. "The Fed wants to telegraph that it is in the process of normalizing rates and the market is underpricing a rate hike for this year," said...

  • BERLIN— A closely watched survey shows German investors have partially recovered from "Brexit shock" but that concerns remain. But, he says, political risks in the EU and elsewhere, coupled with concerns about the EU banking sector, "continue to inhibit a more optimistic economic outlook for Germany. Investors' assessment of the current economic situation rose...

  • MELBOURNE, Aug 16- London copper was treading water on Tuesday, near its weakest in one month, in the grip of a seasonal demand lull and shaky prospects for China demand growth while a softer dollar lent support to prices. *China expects next month's summit of the G20 which it is hosting will focus on boosting economic growth and other financial issues rather than...

  • Anderson: Market has great momentum

    Tim Anderson, TJM Investments managing director, talks about what to watch in the last half hour of trading.

  • MELBOURNE, Aug 15- London copper was stuck near its weakest in a month on Monday as ebbing economic growth in China and the United States tainted its demand outlook, at a time of already slow northern hemisphere summer demand. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange traded flat at $4,760 a tonne by 0706 GMT, after a loss of 1.8 percent in the previous session...

  • BEIJING, Aug 15- China expects next month's summit of the G20 which it is hosting will focus on boosting economic growth and other financial issues rather than disputes like the South China Sea, senior officials said on Monday. The Sept 4-5 leaders' meeting comes as clouds continue to hover over global growth prospects and worries about China's own slowing...

  • MELBOURNE, Aug 15- London copper was stuck near its weakest in a month on Monday as ebbing economic growth in China and the United States tainted its demand outlook, at a time of already slow northern hemisphere summer demand. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange edged up by 0.3 percent to $4,773.50 a tonne by 0048 GMT, after 1.8 percent losses from the...

  • 30 Minutes to the Close: A quiet market

    Alan Valdes, SilverBear Capital senior partner, talks about what to watch in the last half hour of trading.

  • *CEO sees opportunities in UK, Europe from Brexit fallout. "Greater political instability in several parts of the world has added to the fundamental issues- economic rebalancing in China, lower corporate profits in the United States, insufficient reforms in Europe- and points to weak global growth for the years ahead," he said. On a conference call, he expressed...

  • SANTIAGO, Aug 12- LATAM Airlines, Latin America's largest carrier, said on Friday it had seen "timid" signs of a recovery in its key Brazilian market in recent weeks, although it underlined that it retained a cautious outlook. "With respect to international, we are still seeing weakness in Brazil, though in recent weeks the trend is starting to change," said Roberto Alvo,...

  • BEIJING, Aug 12- The International Monetary Fund on Friday said China's policymakers should shift away from economic growth targets for it to improve the quality of its stimulus. "The practice of setting annual growth targets has fostered an undesirable focus on short-term, low-quality stimulus measures," the IMF said in its annual review on China.

  • BEIJING, Aug 12- Chinese banks extended 463.6 billion yuan in new yuan loans in July, missing analyst forecasts and falling significantly from the previous month, amid wide debate over whether the central bank should cut interest rates this year. Economists polled by Reuters had expected new loans to be 800 billion yuan in July, after 1.38 trillion yuan in June.

  • BEIJING, Aug 12- Growth in China's property investment slowed over January to July, even as the government scrambled to balance an increasingly stratified sector, clouding the outlook for China's economic expansion in the second half of the year. Some analysts believe an oversupply problem still remains largely unresolved, especially in China's smaller...

  • *Dow, S&P, Nasdaq all hit record highs; MSCI World at 1- yr high. *China data misses expectations but shares up. SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, Aug 12- Asian stocks inched up on Friday, after a surge in oil prices helped propel Wall Street to record highs overnight, while Chinese economic indicators that missed expectations did not dent gains in mainland shares.

  • MELBOURNE, Aug 12- London copper edged higher on Friday and was targeting a modest weekly advance, awaiting a string of indicators out of China to reinforce fragile confidence in a revival of China demand. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper edged up 0.2 percent to 37,680 yuan a tonne. *The outlook for the euro zone economy remains stable but lacklustre, a Reuters...

  • SANTIAGO, Aug 11- LATAM Airlines, Latin America's largest airline, reported a wider-than-forecast net loss in the second quarter of $92 million, as it struggles to overcome tough economic conditions in its key markets. LATAM has racked up repeated losses since it was formed in the 2012 merger of Chile's LAN and Brazil's TAM, hamstrung by Brazil's economic...

  • Trader: Oil is either flat to down

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