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Economic Reports GDP

  • ZAGREB, March 24- Croatia's government is drawing up a law to protect the economy if a major company runs into trouble, Deputy Prime Minister Martina Dalic said on Friday. Agrokor, the largest food producer and retailer in the Balkans with revenues equivalent to 15 percent of Croatia's gross domestic product, is under pressure from investors and the government...

  • ZAGREB, March 24- Croatia's government is drawing up a law to protect the economy if a major company runs into trouble, Deputy Prime Minister Martina Dalic said on Friday. Agrokor, the largest food producer and retailer in the Balkans with revenues equivalent to 15 percent of Croatia's gross domestic product, is under pressure from investors and the government...

  • MOSCOW, March 24- Russian economic indicators show signs of recovery, which may push gross domestic product higher by 0.4-0.7 percent on the year in the first quarter of 2017, the central bank said on Friday. After a prolonged period of contraction, capital investment, which is considered to be one of the key economic drivers, may increase by 1-3 percent in the...

  • *Greece estimates it at 3.5 pct, higher than 0.5 pct target. BRUSSELS, March 24- Euro zone lenders estimate Greece had a primary surplus between 2 and 3 percent of its gross domestic product last year, much higher than the target set under its bailout programme and more than previously forecast, an EU official told Reuters on Friday. Under Greece's 86 billion euro...

  • ZAGREB, March 24- Croatia's government has drafted a law to protect the economy from any problems arising at Agrokor, a major employer that is weighed down by heavy debts, a newspaper reported on Friday. Agrokor, the largest food producer and retailer in the Balkans with revenues equivalent to 15 percent of Croatia's gross domestic product, is under pressure from...

  • AMSTERDAM, March 24- The Netherlands' Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis said on Friday the country has entered a period of sustained, if modest, economic growth, helped by positive trends in trade and investment, falling unemployment, and increasing consumer confidence. The agency forecast gross domestic product would grow 2.1 percent in 2017, unchanged...

  • Contractors secure a wall section on a home under construction at the Toll Brothers Cantera at Gale Ranch housing development in San Ramon, Calif.

    The Fed is on a course of rising rates but there is one thing that could pump the brakes, says NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun.

  • Titanic sinking

    Money manager Michael Pento explains what could finally be the catalyst that sends this market over the edge.

  • JERUSALEM, March 22- Israel is likely to post a budget deficit of 2.5 percent of gross domestic product in 2017, below a government target of 2.9 percent, the Bank of Israel said on Wednesday. "The lower-than-targeted deficit is supported by the economy's current near full employment environment, and by the marked contribution of tax receipts from the volatile...

  • JOHANNESBURG, March 20- South Africa's rand rose to its strongest level in 19 months on Monday, extending gains to the fourth straight session as the U.S. A Reuters poll of 16 economists expects South Africa's fourth quarter current account deficit to narrow to 3.5 percent of gross domestic product compared with 4.1 percent the previous quarter.

  • General Motors employees assemble a GM vehicle at the GM Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant in Lansing, Michigan.

    President Trump's goals to reduce imports and boost manufacturing may run into snags in the web of trade flows.

  • Yellen: GDP is a pretty noisy indicator

    After the March FOMC meeting, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen answers questions about GDP forecasts and potential proposals for a "21st century Glass-Steagall."

  • NEW YORK, March 15- The U.S. economy is expanding at its weakest pace in two years, losing momentum following solid growth in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the Atlanta Federal Reserve's latest forecast released on Wednesday. U.S. gross domestic product was on track to grow at a 0.8 percent annualized pace in the first quarter following the latest jobs,...

  • "Almost every year I have heard a prediction of the Chinese economy having a hard landing," Li said at his annual news conference at the end of the annual meeting of China's parliament. China's gross domestic product grew 6.7 percent last year, supported by record bank loans, a speculative housing boom and billions in government investment. Looking ahead, the head...

  • Fed survey: GDP growth optimism up

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the latest results from CNBC's exclusive survey on the U.S. economy.

  • Iceland plans to lift all remaining capital controls that have been in place since the Nordic country's biggest banks collapsed in 2008.

  • Markets rally on jobs number

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman, discuss reaction to the nonfarm payroll number and how it will likely impact interest rates and the Fed's hike decision.

  • Ford factory in Michigan

    Neera Tanden, Center for American Progress and Jeffrey Miron, The Cato Institute, discuss whether the latest employment report is related to the "Trump bump" or a continuation what's been seen for the past several months.

  • February nonfarm payrolls up 235,000

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson breaks down the Labor Department's latest numbers on jobs in the U.S.

  • Fed has window to raise rates in March: Pro

    Brian Levitt, OppenheimerFunds, and Steven DeSanctis, Jefferies, discuss how Friday's jobs numbers will likely impact the Fed's decision on interest rates.