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  • BEIJING, Dec 18- China's economy was plagued by pervasive weakness in the fourth quarter, results from a private survey of Chinese firms showed, raising questions about the veracity of stronger than expected official activity data released this month. The quarterly survey of over 2100 businesses by China Beige Book International showed national sales...

  • KHUTSONG, South Africa, Dec 11- Residents of South Africa's Khutsong township remember David van Rooyen as a kindly mayor always willing to help out. Plucked from obscurity by President Jacob Zuma, Van Rooyen appears never to have governed anything bigger than a municipality, although he does have a master's degree in finance awarded by the University of London...

  • LONDON, Nov 26- Emerging markets face another wave of ratings downgrades next year, with Brazil at risk of a cut to junk and the Africa/ Middle East region potentially given a' negative outlook', Fitch Ratings' top sovereign analyst said in an interview. The agency has cut the ratings of 12 commodity exporting emerging economies already this year, and 14 countries,...

  • *Yen, Swiss franc up on Russia- Turkey fears. NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters)- The U.S. dollar edged down on Tuesday as investors piled into safe-haven currencies on concerns about rising tension between Russia and Turkey, shrugging off positive data on the U.S. economy. It's encouraging to see the improvement or the upgrade in growth, but it's still a stale piece of data, "said...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20- U.S. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a "mega-regional accord" covering four-tenths of global GDP, was so complex it would not have materialized if all interest groups were involved in the protracted talks, he said. "If you are negotiating with 12 countries and there's no space for everyone to agree on the deal... then it would never get done," Obama...

  • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19 BELGRADE- Presentation of the IMF European Department's Fall 2015 Regional Economic Issues Report on Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. PRETORIA- The South African Reserve Bank announce interest rate decision- 1300 GMT. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20 SEOUL- Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol will chair a regular meeting with the heads of...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 12- The U.S. In a report prepared for the upcoming Group of 20 meeting in Turkey, IMF staff said spare economic capacity and very low inflation justified keeping monetary policy loose in most major advanced economies. Increasing violence in the Middle East and Africa has driven waves of migrants into Europe, but neighboring countries such as...

  • 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.