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  • TOKYO, March 30- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he wants to boost inbound tourism to 40 million visits by 2020, doubling the number from last year, in a bid to boost retail sales and revitalise regional economies.

  • PANAMA CITY, March 29- Panamanian economic growth accelerated in January compared with the previous month, data from the national statistics office showed on Tuesday. The Central American nation's economy has been cooling as $15 billion of infrastructure investment, mainly for the expansion of the Panama Canal, reaches its conclusion.

  • SANTIAGO, March 29- The world's two largest plane manufacturers forecast on Tuesday that Latin America's commercial fleet will at least double in the next two decades as economic growth accelerates in the region. "In the long term, the economies of Latin America will grow faster than those in the rest of the world," said Donna Hrinak, president of Boeing Latin...

  • *March flash euro zone composite PMI 53.7. *Composite PMI above all forecasts in Reuters poll. LONDON, March 22- Business activity in the euro zone and sentiment in powerhouse Germany ended the first quarter on a brighter note, surveys showed on Tuesday, suggesting the European Central Bank's extra stimulus may already be having a positive effect.

  • UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne speaks at a Conservative Party Conference.

    George Osborne, the U.K.'s finance minister, will announce this year's budget on Wednesday and is expected to cut public spending further, despite the slowing British economy.

  • Most important thing is agility: BNP Paribas CFO

    Lars Machenil, CFO of BNP Paribas, talks about whether or not the bank will boost the capital ratio above regulatory requirements like some of its rivals.

  • A rescue program agreed for Cyprus on Monday represents a new template for resolving euro zone banking problems, the head of the region's finance ministers said.

  • Grab Opportunities in the Current Market Pull Back .

    Michael McCarthy, Chief Market Strategist, CMC Markets says that the current market pull-back is an opportunity to buy stocks. But investors should practice caution.

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    China’s economic slowdown is not good for the U.S., as exports to China create jobs for Americans. And economists doubt that China will return to its previous growth rates, the Fiscal Times reports.

  • China's Economy Worse Than We Thought?

    Adrian Mowat, JPMorgan chief Asian equity strategist, provides perspective ahead of China's latest GDP figures and discusses whether the country's economy is headed for a hard landing.