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  • Trade data boosts Q2 GDP estimates

    CNBC's Steve Liesman gives a rapid update on second quarter GDP estimates.

  • Janet Yellen

    The Fed is seeking robust growth and low inflation. But the opposite is happening, setting the economy up for a fall, says Michael Pento.

  • VIETNAM PM SAYS MANAGING PUBLIC DEBT KEY PRIORITY, AIMS TO KEEP BELOW 65 PCT OF GDP.

  • Women sit on a wall using mobile phones at Raffles Place in the central business district area of Singapore.

    Singapore economy barely grew in the first quarter as services sector activity shrank, and the outlook for the city state remained weak.

  • 4 Fed banks requested to hike discount rate

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports that four Fed banks asked to increase the discount rate to 1.25% according to the April Federal Reserve meeting minutes.

  • BERLIN, May 24- Strong private consumption and higher construction investment drove a 0.7 percent rise in German gross domestic product in the first quarter, more than offsetting the effects of weaker foreign trade, data showed on Tuesday. The German government's increased spending on refugees and the European Central Bank's ultra-low interest rates were...

  • BERLIN, May 24- Strong private consumption and higher construction investment drove a 0.7 percent rise in German gross domestic product in the first quarter, more than offsetting weaker foreign trade in Europe's biggest economy, data showed on Tuesday. Confirming a preliminary reading for growth, the Federal Statistics Office said consumer spending and...

  • LAGOS, May 20- Nigeria's gross domestic product contracted by 0.36 percent in the first quarter of the year, the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday, as the worst crisis to grip Africa's biggest economy in decades continues to deepen. Africa's biggest oil exporter has been hit hard by low world prices for crude, sales of which account for around 70 percent...

  • MEXICO CITY— Mexico is lowering its economic growth forecast for 2016, citing what it calls "adverse" international conditions including sluggish industrial production in the United States. Deputy Treasury Secretary Fernando Aportela said Friday that Mexico's economy is also being hit hurt by volatility in financial markets and low prices for oil, a key...

  • *Weekly jobless claims drop 16,000. WASHINGTON, May 19- The number of Americans filing for unemployment aid fell from a 14- month high last week, the latest sign the economy was picking up speed in the second quarter and likely would be healthy enough for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in June. Minutes from the Fed's April 26-27 policy meeting,...

  • Spain's debt could be worth more than economy

    The Spanish public debt stockpile increased from the prior month, hitting $1.2 trillion in March.

  • Philippines Economy

    Standard Chartered's Jeff Ng gives a breakdown of Philippine's Q1 GDP figures, which he says are largely driven by domestic consumption.

  • Nomura's Euben Paracuelles says there has been a lot of momentum in government's infrastructure spending which will boost the Philippine's growth.

  • Philippines' economic growth halved in the first quarter from the previous three-month period, the statistics agency said on Thursday.

  • *Japan economy expands more than expected, dodges recession. TOKYO, May 18- The yen firmed against the dollar on Wednesday after data showed Japan's economy unexpectedly expanded at the fastest pace in a year in the first quarter, but later gave up most of its gains on views that more stimulus is needed to keep growth on track. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga...

  • College students arrive to attend the Mynavi Shushoku Mega Expo at the Tokyo Big Sight on March 8, 2015 in Tokyo.

    The world's third-largest economy reported its fastest pace of annualized quarterly growth in a year, helped by an extra day of consumption.

  • *Japan economy expands more than expected, dodges recession. TOKYO, May 18- The yen gained against the dollar and the euro on Wednesday, after data showed Japan's economy expanded at the fastest pace in a year in the first quarter and some investors pared bets on further stimulus. "The yen strengthened a bit because growth was stronger than many had expected," said...

  • Japan GDP

    Jonathan Brodsky of Cedar Street Asset Management says structural reforms and improvement on wage growth are needed before he can get constructive on Japanese financial markets.

  • TOKYO, May 18- Japan's economy dodged recession in the January-March quarter, expanding an annualized 1.7 percent thanks to firm exports and a boost from the extra day from the leap year, government data showed on Wednesday. The preliminary figure for gross domestic product compared with the median estimate of a 0.2 percent expansion in a Reuters poll of...

  • *Japan GDP eyed to potentially raise Japan stimulus expectations. "Japan risks slipping into a technical recession. In that case, expectations will increase for further fiscal stimulus, a delay in the consumption tax hike and more monetary easing, "said Masafumi Yamamoto, chief FX strategist at Mizuho Securities in Tokyo.