NEW DELHI, March 14- India's wholesale price-based inflation eased to a nine-month low in February as food and fuel prices moderated, raising expectations that the central bank would leave interest rates unchanged at its policy review next month.» Read More
STANFORD, United States- Federal Reserve vice-chair nominee Stanley Fischer speaks before a dinner at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Economic Summit 2014- 0145 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Sweden's central bank governor Stefan Ingves to give a speech on "Have we learned the lessons of earlier financial crises?"
ISLAMABAD, March 13- Saudi Arabia loaned $1.5 billion to Pakistan last month to help Islamabad shore up its foreign exchange reserves, meet debt-service obligations and undertake large energy and infrastructure projects, Pakistani officials have told Reuters.
Concerns around a slowdown in the world's second largest economy have resurfaced after China's Premier Li Keqiang hints at "flexibility" around the country's GDP, reports CNBC's Eunice Yoon.
*Li hints Beijing will tolerate economic slowdown. Li, speaking at a news conference on the final day of China's yearly parliament, hinted Beijing would tolerate slower economic expansion this year while it pushes through reforms aimed at providing longer-term and more sustainable growth.
BEIJING, March 13- China's economy slowed markedly in the first two months of the year, with growth in investment, retail sales and factory output all falling to multi-year lows, a surprisingly weak performance that raises the spectre of a sharper cooldown.
*Bank of Korea seen raising rates from late 2014. SEOUL, March 13- South Korea's central bank kept interest rates steady for a 10th straight month on Thursday, as expected, as it eyes offshore risks and a slow domestic economic recovery amid low inflationary pressures.
China's growth target of 7.5 percent suggests Beijing has opted for economic growth over reforms in the year ahead, says Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at Bank of Singapore.
CNBC's Deirdre Wang Morris tells us more about the raft of economic data due for release from China on Thursday and what they mean for financial markets.
*Chilean peso rebounds after near 5- year lows on China concerns. NEW YORK, March 12- Emerging market currencies rose moderately on Wednesday, rebounding from earlier losses as investors remained nervous over China's economy and Ukraine's future, supporting safe-haven demand for the yen and the Swiss franc.
*Chilean peso hits near five-year lows on China concerns. NEW YORK, March 12- Emerging market currencies fell on Wednesday as investor nervousness over China's economy and Ukraine's future intensified, rekindling safe-haven bids for the yen and the Swiss franc.
BANGKOK, March 12- Thailand's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points on Wednesday in a bid to spark growth in an sluggish economy hurt by months of political unrest. The Bank of Thailand's Monetary Policy Committee voted 4-3 to cut the one-day repurchase rate to 2.0 percent, a level last seen in late 2010..
BANGKOK, March 12- Thailand's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points on Wednesday in a bid to spark growth in an sluggish economy hurt by months of political unrest. The Bank of Thailand's Monetary Policy Committee voted 4-3 to cut the rate to 2.0 percent, a level last seen in late 2010..
*Risk appetite curbed by Wall Street's decline, China worries. SYDNEY, March 12- The yen held onto gains early on Wednesday while investors kept their distance from risk currencies such as the Australian dollar amid worries about China's economic health and following a late fall on Wall Street.
*PBOC may cut bank reserves if GDP growth below 7.5 pct- sources. BEIJING, March 12- China's central bank is prepared to take its strongest action since 2012 to loosen monetary policy if economic growth slows further, by cutting the amount of cash that banks must keep as reserves, sources involved in internal policy discussions say.
John Rutledge, SAFANAD chief investment strategist, provides perspective on China's economy and its likely impact on global markets.
*Unexpected fall in China's exports has increased worries on economy. SINGAPORE/ BEIJING, March 11- China's biggest-listed steel maker Baosteel said a slump in iron ore was' inevitable' and prices had further to fall, as traders said some buyers in the world's top consumer of the raw material were trying to delay shipments after panic selling.
BEIJING, March 11- China's central bank governor said on Tuesday that the country's deposit rates are likely to liberalised in one to two years- the most explicit timeframe to date for what would be the final step in freeing up banks to set their own interest rates.
*Decision due on Wednesday, March 12, at 0730 GMT. BANGKOK, March 11- Thai policymakers will cut the country's benchmark interest rate on Wednesday to help the economy cope with the damage from months of political unrest, according to a majority of economists polled by Reuters.
LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and Executive Director for Markets Paul Fisher will speak on the Inflation Report at Treasury Select Committee- 0930 GMT. Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy Mark Mazur will deliver remarks at the 2014 National Congress of American Indians Executive Council Winter Session.
Patrick Bennett, FX Strategist at CIBC, discusses the below-view Chinese exports data for the month of February, that was released last Saturday.