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  • Watch THIS to trust next rally Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 2:56 PM ET
    Watch THIS to trust next rally

    The .VIX seems to indicate that now is a good time to get into the market, with Larry McDonald, Societe Generale.

  • Surprise snap back still in the cards: Pro Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 2:51 PM ET
    Surprise snap back still in the cards: Pro

    Discussing the biggest financial stresses for investors, with Jerry Castellini, Castleark Management CIO.

  • Crystal ball: Stocks, gold & bonds Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 2:43 PM ET
    Crystal ball: Stocks, gold & bonds

    Dan Fitzpatrick, StockMarketMentor.com, talks stocks; JJ Kinahan, TD Ameritrade, has the trade on gold; and John Brynjolfsson, Armored Wolf, weighs in on Fed tightening and bonds.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- The dollar tumbled more than 1 percent against the euro and the yen on Friday as strikingly weak Chinese factory data fanned global growth worries and cooled betting that the Federal Reserve will raise U.S. interest rates next month. One indicator of Fed policy expectations, interest rates on overnight indexed swaps, suggested traders now see a...

  • LONDON, Aug 21- European shares fell to a seven-month low on Friday, as growing concerns over China's economy hit world stock markets and many investors remained cautious over the near-term outlook. The Caixin/ Markit manufacturing index showed activity in China's factory sector shrank at its fastest pace in almost 6-1/ 2 years in August, heightening fears of a...

  • *China flash PMI shrinks at fastest pace in near 6-1/ 2 years. MELBOURNE, Aug 21- London copper fell on Friday and was facing its seventh weekly loss, as poor factory growth in China compounded fears that its economy was worsening, eroding the demand outlook for metals. Activity in China's factory sector shrank at its fastest pace in almost 6-1/ 2 years in August as...

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 20- Itaú Unibanco Holding SA, Brazil's No. 1 bank by market value, is having a difficult time predicting trends in corporate loan delinquencies amid an uncertain outlook for some industries and policies to shore up the economy, Chief Executive Officer Roberto Setubal said on Thursday. Executives expect delinquencies to rise through year-end, a...

  • MELBOURNE, Aug 21- London copper fell on Friday and was facing its seventh weekly loss, as spluttering Chinese economic growth deepened a summer lull in factory activity, eroding the demand outlook for the metal. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper jumped by 1.3 percent to 39050 yuan a tonne in the overnight session. *A mini debt crisis in northern China is exposing...

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 20- Itaú Unibanco Holding SA, Brazil's No. 1 bank by market value, is having a difficult time predicting prospects for corporate loan delinquencies amid an uncertainty outlook for some industries and policies to shore up the economy, the bank's CEO said on Thursday. Executives expect delinquencies to rise through year-end, a sign that fallout from...

  • MEXICO CITY— The Mexican Treasury Department on Thursday lowered its economic growth forecast for 2015 to between 2 percent and 2.8 percent. Treasury Deputy Secretary Fernando Aportela said the economy was limited in the second quarter by disappointing industrial activity in the United States, which accounts for 80 percent of Mexico's international...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 20- U.S. home resales rose to a near 8-1/ 2- year high in July and factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region picked up this month, fresh signs of steady economic growth that likely keeps the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates this year. "We continue to expect both economic growth and labor market activity to continue shifting higher,...

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 20- Mexico's finance ministry cut its 2015 economic growth forecast to a range of 2 to 2.8 percent, Deputy Finance Minister Fernando Aportela said on Thursday.

  • European shares drop on global slowdown fears Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 6:23 AM ET

    *Earnings expectations for Europe "too high". LONDON, Aug 20- European stock markets extended their losing streak on Thursday, with benchmark indexes in Frankfurt and London hitting seven-month lows as fears of a global economic slowdown took hold. "The current earnings expectations for Europe given the global growth outlook are probably too high and it may...

  • *Energy shares lead decline as oil futures tank. Aug 19- U.S. stocks fell in choppy trading on Wednesday as minutes from the July Federal Reserve meeting confounded traders' expectations of an interest rate hike. "The Fed seemed to express concerns that international developments would weigh more on the inflation outlook than the economic outlook," said Brian...

  • European stocks extend drop after U.S. inflation data Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 10:48 AM ET

    *Glencore also down after earnings drop. LONDON, Aug 19- European stock markets fell on Wednesday, extending a recent losing streak after U.S. inflation data supported expectations of a rate rise, while brewer Carlsberg slumped after cutting its outlook. News that German lawmakers had voted to back a third bailout for Greece had little positive effect, with the...

  • Long-dated JGB yields bounce back from 3-1/2-month lows Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 2:50 AM ET

    TOKYO, Aug 19- The yields on long-dated Japanese government bonds bounced back on Wednesday after their fall to 3-1/ 2- month lows triggered profit-taking in volatile trade. JGB yields initially fell on rising concerns on the global economic outlook and sell-off in Chinese shares, with the 30- year JGB yield falling to 1.380 percent, its lowest since May 1.

  • But bond investors were relieved that consumer prices in Britain ticked up 0.1 percent in July year-on-year after slipping back to zero in June. The concerns over the weakening inflation outlook have ratcheted up expectations of further central bank stimulus in the euro zone, while they could also scupper plans for Britain and the United States to raise...

  • MOSCOW, Aug 18- Russian bank VTB reported a return to profit in the second quarter because of lower loan-loss provisions and a recovery in margins, but remained cautious on the outlook for the rest of the year as the economic downturn weighs. VTB, the country's second-largest lender by assets, is along with Russia's other state-cntrolled banks a target of the...

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 17- German growth will remain strong in the second half of the year on rising consumption and growing exports but the global outlook is clouded by the increasing risk of a big economic slowdown in China, the Bundesbank said on Monday. The upbeat outlook comes after Germany, Europe's biggest economy, reported solid but unspectacular growth figures...

  • *Citi lowers oil price outlook. LONDON, Aug 17- Oil prices fell towards six-year lows on Monday after data showed Japan's economy contracted and producers in the United States added drilling rigs for a fourth straight week despite a recent rout in prices. Japan's economy, the world's third biggest oil consumer, shrank in the second quarter from a year earlier,...