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  • *Q1 GDP +0.4 pct s/adj q/q. SEOUL, April 26- South Korea's economy grew 0.4 percent in January-March over the previous quarter, the central bank estimated on Tuesday, slightly below expectations and with growth almost halving from the fourth quarter of 2015.. This will prompt the Bank of Korea to save its bullets for later, "said Stephen Lee, economist at Samsung...

  • SEOUL, April 26- South Korea's economy grew 0.4 percent in January-March over the previous quarter, the central bank estimated on Tuesday, slightly lagging expectations while nearly halving from a 0.7 percent rise in the fourth quarter of 2015.. Domestic consumption fell by a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent in the first quarter after rising 1.4 percent in the...

  • SEOUL, April 26- Following are details of the advance estimates of South Korea's gross domestic product for the January-March period of 2016 by the Bank of Korea:. OVER PREVIOUS QUARTER, SEASONALLY ADJUSTED Q1 2016* Q4 2015. Private consumption 2.1 3.3 Government consumption 4.5 3.9 Facilities investment -3.0 3.9 Construction investment 8.7 7.5 Investment on...

  • What to expect from SKorea's economy

    South Korea's Q1 GDP likely dropped from 2.6 to 2.7 percent on-year and down 0.4 percent from the last quarter, largely due to China's economic slowdown.

  • TOKYO, April 25- Japan's government might issue spending vouchers and promote national discount-sales events similar to Black Friday in the United States to boost its lacklustre consumer spending and accelerate gross domestic product growth. However, some economists have said sluggish growth in real wages and Japan's shrinking workforce make it...

  • China debt load rises to record high

    Economists warn the country's debt load raises the risk of a financial crisis or a prolonged slowdown in growth.

  • Impact of BOJ meeting on yen

    UBS Wealth Management's Tan Teck Leng and Standard Chartered's David Mann discuss their expectations for U.S. economic growth in 2016.

  • Main St. vs. Wall St. on the economy

    CNBC Senior Contributor Larry Kudlow, and Brian Wesbury, Chief Economist at First Trust Advisors, debate whether strong data points have been masking a weaker economy.

  • Roller coaster risk tolerance

    Buckle up: The stock market is due for a drop of 25 percent or more, says Michael Pento. Here's why.

  • *Housing starts fall 8.8 percent in March. WASHINGTON, April 19- U.S. housing starts fell more than expected in March and permits for future home construction hit a one-year low, suggesting some cooling in the housing market in line with signs of a sharp slowdown in economic growth in the first quarter. Groundbreaking decreased 8.8 percent to a seasonally...

  • SEOUL, April 19- South Korea's central bank kept interest rates untouched on Tuesday for a 10th straight month, and its governor stressed that the current rate level supports economic growth, although a lowered growth forecast for this year kept expectations of a rate cut alive. The Bank of Korea committee held its base rate steady at 1.50 percent, as expected,...

  • Expect 2% economy in second half: Pro

    Seth Harris, AB Bernstein, and Maury Harris, UBS, share their outlook on the economy amid a lower U.S. dollar and falling oil prices.

  • BEIJING, April 18- China's economy expanded a seasonally-adjusted 1.1 percent in the first quarter of 2016 from the fourth quarter of last year, National Bureau of Statistics data showed, the lowest quarterly expansion on record since 2010.. "The 1.1 percent growth rate clearly illustrates that China's economy still faces downward pressures," Zhou Hao, senior...

  • *Industrial production falls 0.6 percent. *Manufacturing output drops 0.3 percent. WASHINGTON, April 15- U.S. industrial production fell more than expected in March as manufacturing and mining production decreased, the latest indication that economic growth braked sharply in the first quarter.

  • Crude was down more than 2 percent ahead of Sunday's meeting in Doha, led by top exporters Saudi Arabia and Russia. The nervousness about the outcome of the meeting overshadowed positive Chinese data, which showed the country's gross domestic product grew 6.7 percent in the first quarter in another sign that Asia's largest economy was on the mend.

  • Not just about GDP: Strategist

    Insight on whether there has really been improvement in U.S. economic data, with Dan Suzuki, Bank of America Merrill Lynch senior U.S. equity investment strategist.

  • China first-quarter GDP slows to 6.7 percent

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon provides perspective on China's slowest economic growth rate since 2009, yet in line with expectations. March industrial output surprised at 6.8 percent versus an estimate of 5.9 percent.

  • Where do global markets stand?

    China's economy expanded 6.7 percent on-year in the first quarter. Discussing China’s economic activity, with Paul Donovan, UBS global economist.

  • *Japan's Kuroda, Aso remark on yen's recent rapid moves. *Eyes on G20 meetings in Washington, ECB next week. The dollar, euro and yen were roughly flat ahead of a G20 meeting in Washington looked to for signs from financial leaders on the next stages of their efforts to drag most of the developed world out of a debilitating cycle of debt and very low inflation.

  • April 15- Hong Kong's benchmark index dipped on Friday, snapping a seven-day winning streak, after Chinese gross domestic product data met forecasts. Capital Economics said that recent data from China beat expectations across the board. "In particular, the sharp pick-up in industrial production and investment leaves us hopeful that growth has now bottomed...