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  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Discussing the current state of the markets with Kim Forrest, Fort Pitt Capital Group; Stephen Guilfoyle, TheStreet.com; and CNBC’s Rick Santelli.

  • *April core orders -3.1 pct m/m vs forecast -1.3 pct. *Core orders +2.7 pct yr/yr in April vs forecast +6.3 pct. TOKYO, June 12- Japan's core machinery orders fell more than expected in April, casting doubt on the strength of companies' capital spending and adding to concerns about the country's fragile economic recovery.

  • economic fragility@ April core orders -3.1 pct m/m vs forecast -1.3 pct. *Core orders +2.7 pct yr/yr in April vs forecast +6.3 pct. TOKYO, June 12- Japan's core machinery orders fell more than expected in April, casting doubt on the strength of companies' capital spending and potentially dragging on economic growth in the current quarter.

  • BERLIN, June 11- Germany's DIHK Chambers of Industry and Commerce expects 500,000 new jobs to be created in the German economy this year, the Rheinische Post newspaper reported in Monday editions. The number emerged from a survey of DIHK members, with the health care service sector alone set to to create 130,000 jobs, largely due to the ageing population and...

  • JOHANNESBURG, June 9- Ratings agency Moody's downgraded South Africa's credit rating on Friday but kept it at investment grade with a negative outlook, citing a recent abrupt cabinet reshuffle and reduced growth prospects for an economy mired in recession. South Africa's National Treasury said after the announcement that "reigniting" investor confidence...

  • JOHANNESBURG, June 9- Ratings agency Moody's downgraded South Africa's credit rating on Friday but kept it at investment grade with a negative outlook, citing a recent abrupt cabinet reshuffle and reduced growth prospects for an economy mired in recession. Moody's is the only major ratings agency to retain South Africa's investment grade status after Fitch...

  • Closing Bell Exchange: Market is amazingly thematic

    Discussing the current state of the markets with David Waddell, Waddell & Assoc.; Peter Costa, Empire Executions; and CNBC’s Rick Santelli.

  • LONDON, June 9- The agencies responsible for Britain's credit rating said on Friday the inconclusive elections could impact Brexit negotiations, lead to another snap poll and change the future path of economic policy. The three biggest firms- Fitch, Moody's and S&P Global- all have a negative outlook on their respective ratings for Britain.

  • PARIS, June 9- The French economy is set to expand slightly more than expected through 2019 thanks to stronger international trade, but is at risk of breaking its public deficit commitments, the central bank forecast on Friday. Though the economy- like the broader euro zone economy- was picking up faster than expected, Bank of France governor Francois Villeroy de...

  • PARIS, June 9- The French economy is set to grow slightly more than expected through 2019 thanks to stronger international trade, but is at risk of breaking its public deficit commitments, the central bank forecast on Friday. Growth should pick up from an estimated 1.4 percent this year to 1.6 percent in both 2018 and 2019, the Bank of France said in its biannual...

  • Closing Bell Exchange: Market becoming callous to risks

    Discussing the current state of the markets with Mark Luschini, Janney Montgomery Scott; Fred Kempe, Atlantic Council; Steve Grasso, Stuart Frankel; and CNBC’s Rick Santelli.

  • TALLINN, June 8- The European Central Bank closed the door on more interest rate cuts on Thursday, judging the euro zone economy to be rebounding, but said inflation looks to remain weak for years so it still needs to pump out the cash. Yet rate setters did not even discuss winding down the ECB's 2.3 trillion euro asset purchase scheme, kept rates below zero, and...

  • TALLINN/ FRANKFURT, June 8- The European Central Bank signalled on Thursday it planned no further interest rate cuts as euro zone prospects improved, but said subdued inflation meant it would continue to pump more stimulus into the region's economy. "The Governing Council expects the key ECB interest rates to remain at their present levels for an extended...

  • TALLINN/ FRANKFURT, June 8- The European Central Bank signaled on Thursday it planned no further interest rate cuts as euro zone prospects improved, but said subdued inflation meant it would continue to pump more stimulus into the region's economy. "The Governing Council expects the key ECB interest rates to remain at their present levels for an extended period...

  • TALLINN, June 8- The European Central Bank on Thursday lowered its inflation outlook to reflect a drop in oil prices but lifted economic growth projections across its forecast horizon through 2019. The mixed outlook is likely to strengthen the case made by the ECB's more dovish rate-setters, who argue that price pressures in the euro zone are still too weak for...

  • TALLINN, June 8- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi dropped a long-standing reference to "downside risks" to the euro zone's economic outlook from his policy message on Thursday, saying instead that risks are now "broadly balanced". He added that inflation remaines subdued. The widely expected change in the wording reflects an acceleration of the...

  • LONDON, June 8- Copper rose on Thursday, continuing this week's recovery from its lowest level in nearly three weeks as better than expected Chinese economic data allayed some concerns about oversupply. China reported stronger than expected exports and imports for May despite falling commodity prices, suggesting that the economy is holding up better than...

  • FRANKFURT, June 8- The European Central Bank is likely to keep the money taps fully open at its meeting on Thursday as inflation remains below its target despite stronger economic growth in the euro zone. The currency bloc's economy has been on its best run for a decade but ECB President Mario Draghi is yet to be convinced that the recent rebound in inflation is...

  • *China May trade data stronger than forecast. *May trade surplus $40.81 bln. BEIJING, June 8- China reported stronger-than-anticipated exports and imports for May despite falling commodity prices, suggesting the economy is holding up better than expected despite rising lending rates and a cooling property market.

  • FRANKFURT, June 8- The European Central Bank is likely to keep the money taps fully open at its meeting on Thursday as inflation remains below its target despite stronger economic growth in the euro zone. The currency bloc's economy has been on its best run for a decade but ECB President Mario Draghi is yet to be convinced that the recent rebound in inflation is...